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Illusions About Why Muslim Brothers Kill
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2013 | Bruce Thornton

Posted on 04/22/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT by SJackson

Despite the fervent wishes of the progressive media and the buffoonish David Sirota, who hoped the culprit was “a white guy,” the terrorists who bombed the Boston Marathon have turned out to be not white, Tea Party, tax-hating bitter clingers, but Chechen Muslims. Quelle surprise, as the French say. Now we’ll start hearing all the rationalizing interpretations for their act, few of which will state the obvious: they murdered people because Islam gives them the theological sanction to use violence against infidels whose existence threatens the Islamic hegemony sanctioned by Allah.

Of course, for the secular materialists and pundits of the left, whose minds are furnished with tired received wisdom and banal clichés, such as statement is Islamophobic hate speech. Only Christianity and Judaism lead to violence, from the Crusades to Zionism. Islam is the tolerant “religion of peace” that created the Renaissance and treated Jews and Christians kindly. If Muslims act violently––over 20,000 violent attacks since 9/11––then they must have been provoked by Western bad behavior: colonialism, imperialism, greed for oil, support for Israel, disrespect of Islam and Mohammed, the War on Terror that has demonized Muslims. Or the terrorists are created by the inequities and costs of global capitalism, which give young Muslim men few educational or economic opportunities, creating frustration and despair that make them turn to a distorting heresy of Islam for relief. Or they are the products of oppressive political regimes that limit their freedom, violate their human rights, and stifle their aspirations.

We’ve heard all these explanations for over a decade now from both the left and the right. What we haven’t seen is very much evidence that they are remotely true. History provides no evidence that America’s alleged foreign policy sins outweigh the demonstrable concrete benefits to Muslims of our actions. America never had colonies in Muslim lands, and indeed after World War II resisted French and British attempts to reassert their authority over their one-time colonies, most obviously in the Suez Crisis of 1956. Since then, the U.S. armed the Afghans and helped them drive out the Soviets, rescued Kuwait and Saudi Arabia from the psychopathic sadist Saddam Hussein, bombed Christian Serbs to rescue Muslim Kosovars and Bosnians, liberated Shiite Iraqis from Hussein, liberated Afghans from the brutal Taliban, poured billions of dollars of aid to terrorist Palestinian regimes, used our jets to help the Muslims in Libya free themselves from the psychotic Gaddafi, and supported in word and coin the jihadist, America-hating, anti-Semitic Muslim Brothers in Egypt so that Muslims can enjoy “freedom and democracy.”

And that’s not all. We have incessantly protested our respect for the wonderful Islamic faith, censored our official communications and training programs to remove any references to jihadism or the Islamic theology that justifies holy war, euphemized jihadist attacks like the Fort Hood murders as “workplace violence,” invited sketchy imams to pray in the White House, filled our schools with curricula praising Islam and its contributions to civilization, scolded and prosecuted writers or cartoonists who exercise their First Amendment right to criticize Islam, abandoned “profiling” as a technique for identifying possible terrorists trying to board a plane or enter the country, hired as advisors to the FBI, the Pentagon, and the CIA Muslim apologists who recycle blatant lies and distortions––we have done all this liberating of Muslims and flattering of them and their faith, and they still don’t like us, and they still want to kill us.

This disconnect between our alleged bad behavior and the motives of the jihadists is starkly obvious in the case of the Boston terrorists. If Chechen Muslims have a beef with anyone, it’s the Russians. When jihadist terrorism became a problem in Chechnya, there were no “hearts and minds” campaigns, no solicitous outreach, no infusions of foreign aid, no apologies for past sins, no careful adherence to the laws of war, the Geneva conventions, or human rights, no courting of imams to provide insights into the wonderfulness of Islam. The Russians employed torture, assassination, group reprisals, and in the end ringed Grozny with artillery and left it in ruins. In the two Chechen wars the Russians killed around 150,000 people. In fact, Russia has been killing Muslims since the 18th century, and occupied Muslims lands in Central Asia for 80 years under the Soviet Union. So tell me, Senator Rand Paul or Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, if our foreign policy misbehavior explains jihadist hatred, how is that two centuries of Russian violence against Muslims is ignored, and all our blood and treasure spent to liberate and help Muslims count for nothing?

No more convincing are the other rationalizations for Muslim violence. Lack of education and economic opportunity exist all over the world, but African Christians and animists, or Indian Hindus and Buddhists don’t commit acts of terrorism with anywhere near the same frequency as Muslims. Plenty of people across the globe live under oppressive dictators who routinely violate human rights, and they don’t turn to terrorism against distant strangers in response. Tibetans aren’t donning suicide vests or bombing marathons. Millions and millions of impoverished everywhere don’t kill innocent people in random attacks in countries far from their homes. Every excuse for Muslim violence collapses beneath the weight of such facts. Meanwhile, the one factor all these killers––rich or poor, educated or not, politically oppressed or otherwise––have in common, Islam, is preemptively rejected as the explanation for the violence.

This “willful blindness,” as Andy McCarthy calls, has become dangerous. It reflects the arrogance of secular materialism, which has discounted religion as a mere life-style choice, usually benign––unless you’re talking about gun-toting, racist, misogynist, homophobic evangelical Christians, or racist, land-grabbing Zionist Jews. No, it’s about psychological trauma caused by globalization, or Islamophobia, or insensitive insults to Mohammed, or Israel’s oppression of Palestinians, or anything and everything other than the numerous passages in the Koran, hadiths, and 14 centuries of Islamic jurisprudence and theology, which clearly and consistently set out the doctrine of violent jihad against infidels.

So expect in the coming weeks the same old commentary about foreign-policy blowback, or two-bit psychological analyses of personal trauma, or Israel’s sins and Bush’s wars, or American intolerance and xenophobia, or our need to “reach out” and “engage” and “respect” and “understand” the fanatics who don’t want our outreach, tolerance, or respect, but our deaths. In short, expect more public reasons for the jihadists to believe we are weak and corrupt and thus deserving to die.


TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihadinamerica

1 posted on 04/22/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Illusions About Why Muslim Brothers Kill

Frankly I couldn't care less about the why. I care about the who (are there any others) and the how (did the older brother go to a terrorist training camp while he was supposedly in Russia), but I'm tired of hearing about them. You see nothing of the political views of their victims in the media. You don't see endless showing of the victims faces. Occasionally you hear a very brief mention, but Reese Witherspoon's arrest for mouthing off to a cop here in Atlanta last week got more attention than the victims.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 5:17:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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3 posted on 04/22/2013 5:18:17 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Politically correct posturing is deceptive and dangerous. Islamic culture is fundamentally incompatible with Western thought and values. Massive Muslim immigration into the West has been a catastrophe. The will be more 9/11, Hassan, and Boston type atrocities.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 5:18:51 AM PDT by allendale
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To: SJackson
they murdered people because Islam gives them the theological sanction to use violence against infidels whose existence threatens the Islamic hegemony sanctioned by Allah

Well yes, there's that.

Or we could conserve a ton of syllables and simply say : murderous barbaric scum


(bonus for method B : handier for use in haiku, too ;-)

5 posted on 04/22/2013 5:21:24 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

Nuke Makkah NOW!


6 posted on 04/22/2013 5:36:06 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SJackson

We can forget about them being Muslims, can’t we?

After all, both of the ‘alleged’ bomber guys are sorta-white, and one of them was even an American citizen! Maybe one of them liked tea, and surely one or both of them had been to a party at some point their lives. Close enough!!!!

Sooner or later, the ‘Please-let-the-killer-be-a-Tea-Partier’ will get their wish, even if they have to stage the event themselves.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 5:52:20 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: SJackson

8 posted on 04/22/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SJackson

These losers were Caucasian, literally. Muslims. But also white Caucasians.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
In America today,

Minority = African-American
White = Euro-American

Just as affirmative action does not typically focus on Japanese-Americans (hey, they aren't minorities ...) the Chechnyan Muslims would not be considered quite as white as, say, an Irish-American.

10 posted on 04/22/2013 7:00:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: SJackson
Why do Muslims behave the way they do?

It is based on the Muslims view of sin, and how they deal with it. Th Muslim does not have the ability to receive forgiveness through repentance. A Muslim must die in Jihad in order to make up for their sin.

As a comparison, a christian "extremist" will become an abolitionist, spread the gospel, build a hospital or commit some other kind of good work. A Muslim extremist becomes a martyr and blows himself in commission of Jihad.

11 posted on 04/22/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sure, eastern Europeans have certainly encountered their share of recism from northern Europeans over the years, but these guys are LITERALLY Caucasians.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 8:50:17 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: SJackson

Well, maybe the left can console themselves that the perps were, in fact, Caucasian.

(^_^)


13 posted on 04/22/2013 9:03:34 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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these chechens are not really “white”. Asians are light but that does not make them “white”. it’s all about their features.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 9:46:22 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: SJackson

Whatever one consenting Muslim decides to do to a room full of Non-Muslims is his own business./s


15 posted on 04/22/2013 3:21:24 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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