Skip to comments.We Are at War with Terrorism, not Islam
Posted on 09/29/2001 4:26:06 PM PDT by AgThornEdited on 04/22/2004 12:31:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
In an historic meeting with Muslim and Arab Americans at the White House Wednesday, President Bush said he wanted the word "Islamic" dropped as an adjective to the word "terrorism."
This move is of course welcomed by the Islamic community but should as well be welcomed by people of all faiths, because terrorism has no faith, and terrorists should not gain any satisfaction or false validation from an association with any religion.
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However the author left out some key points:
1 - Catholics and Protestants and Jews don't have countries bankrolling them in thier terrorism.
2 - non-Islam terrorists don't have thousands of cheerleaders hitting the street on the news right after. 3 - Timothy McVeigh was not "bankrolled" by Islamic countries (the money trail is still being traced on th 9/11 terrorist act but all traces are leading to countries, and/or individuals or both in the Arabian world.
4 - Timothy McVeigh or Jonathan Pollard never did what they did in the name of their God or faith or religion. These fanatics did.
5 - The Quran has plenty of so called "scriptures" that encourage terrorism, dying for Allah, etc. The Bible does not. Yes, the Old Testament tells the history of many bloody battles but does not preach that this it way to heaven, 72 virgins, etc. as the Quran does.
re: "Peace" demonstrators:
"Pro-Terrorist Camel Butts Demand America's Surrender to Terrorists."
Chapter 2 verse 190 from the Koran....and I quote..."Kill them wherever you find them"...(The "them" is all non muslims)..
....the "Day of Blood" according to the old calender in the Orthodox Church....the Beheading of St. John the Baptist....
WILL THEY EVER UNDERSTAND??????
The islamics jihadists, WANT YOUR COLLECTIVE HEADS, westerners!!!
I agree, but folks Islam is at War with us....
(July 1, 1999) The American Jewish Congress, noting "the bizarre spectacle of an America gearing up to fight terrorism by relying on the counsel of those who condone the very terrorist acts we seek to prevent," today expressed its "considerable disappointment" with the naming by House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) of Salam al-Marayati to the National Commission on Terrorism.
Marayati has defended Islamic terrorist organizations, including Hamas, and their acts. The Commission to which he was appointed is charged with developing policies to prevent terrorist acts against the United States.
In a letter to Gephardt, his close friend, AJCongress President Jack Rosen expressed his admiration for the Minority Leader's "judgment and intuitive sense of what is right and appropriate," as well as Gephardt's support for the American Muslim and Jewish communities.
Rosen noted, however, that as Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Los Angeles, and in his other affiliations, al- Marayati "is aligned with and defends groups who are vocal and unambiguous in their support of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations with American as well as Israeli blood on their hands."
Al-Marayati has endorsed all of these positions, Rosen told Gephardt. "It is anomalous and an enormous source of disappointment to me that given these affiliations and positions, he has been appointed to a panel charged with combating terrorism," wrote Rosen. He expressed his belief that Gephardt would have no difficulty finding "other prominent American Muslims who are not stained by affiliation with groups that justify terrorism and who therefore would be worthy members of the Commission."
"To put it bluntly," Rosen wrote, "with this decision the fox has been appointed to guard the hen house."
The Islamists such as who wrote this piece are well schooled in playing to the vulnerabilities in the best of western culture..a desire to give the benefit of the doubt, a desire for fair play, and most of all the desire to live peacably with equally peaceful neighbors.
These cynical propagandists soothe the westerner into denial by whispering the words of peace in his ear, even as they are planning their next outrage against humanity. And the peace-seeking westerner is only too happy to believe.
Hopefully these "appointments" are not still going on .. I don't know if it would be wise at this point to complain to the whitehouse about something that the past administration did 2 years ago.
Concur 1,000%. Their silence is thunderous. It says way too much. Where are the vocal Muslims against these atrocities? Sure, you can see what looks like a government arranged support gathering in Pakistan, and you can hear supportive Muslims at Mosque's when President Bush is visiting them and queing them with nice words ... but WHERE are the "outraged" Arabs, Islams, Muslims, Arab non-Muslims, etc. that should be in the streets, on the TV, in the press and more protesting these actions.
If this author is the best that we can do, then the Islamic faith has basically admitted that their faith is the cause of such fanaticalism.
Well stated, and worth quoting and repeating!
The classical Islamic tradition, in fact, states that non-Muslims in a Muslim community must be offered protection because their human dignity was offered to them by God and must be defended by Muslim.
Does this include the "protection" given to my ancestors who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands in Turkey a century ago? There have been more Christians murdered in the twentieth century in the name of Islam (albeit falsely in the name of Islam, we are assured) than in all previous centuries combined. The Muslims in the upper and middle classes may be peaceful and tolerant, but (to use a cliche) actions speak louder than words. So far, we have only words from the moderate and peaceful Muslims; and actions from the Islamist firebrands.
We hope or we wish?
However, the terrorists who have attacked us so horribly, and put us intro a state of war as surely as the Japanese did with Pearl Harbor, are muslim supremacist terrorists. The aim of their terrorist attacks--together with other methods of war and subversion--is the creation of an islamic world empire!!!
Although the great majority of muslims are not terrorists, and many muslims have no world domination goals, the islamic supremacist (or islamist) movement is a continuation of the conquests that created an aggressively expansionist islamic empire twice--once under the Umayyads and then under the Ottoman Turks. And there are quite a few states and powerful movements that are islamic supremacist, and sponsor terrorism and subversion.
Our war is not with "terrorism" as a technique--such a "war" would be meaningless in the extreme!!! Our war is with the islamic supremacists who conduct terrorist operations against America and other Western countries!!!
To refuse to name the ememy, and above all to cavort with and take the advice of the FIFTH COLUMNIST Salam Al Marayati (see my earlier post above) in fighting that war, is to doom ourselves to lose the war before we even begin!!!!
Islam is a brutal religion at war with both Christianity and Judaism.
Poor Americans, they can't distinguish between a true religion and a fanatical cult? You bet they can! even though some have tried to squelch talk of any religion and prayer on the air, in school or really any public place, until the 11th of September that is. Any agnostic, atheist or believer can tell you what a HERETIC is especially those using the now infamous 'holy war' to shield their terrorist activities.
I truly object to the author's analogy of "we v. them", anyone with a gram of brain would understand this is not an American election or game of some sort.
To the writer of this piece, please don't pander to me or other Americans with this sort of pap and pat on the head, we're way ahead of you and this sort of condescending bilge!
As Mama Alberta used to say in St. Boniface Parish:
"Honey, you are what you is."
There is no God but God, and Jesus Christ is God's only-begotten Son.
Worth repeating (and repeating, and repeating, and repeating ...)
Jesus is Lord! Compare His words to those in the Quran and YOU be the judge.
RE: atrocities, I recall the words of a WWII vet who hopped islands across the Pacific and saw some mindboggling Japanese obscenities. he said "We were just kids--we had never given a thought to doing things like that--but we learned--we learned real fast."
As the President said (paraphrase) "You are with us or you are with the terrorists."