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Islamic Terror Attacks: What is to Blame?
FamilySecurityMatters.org ^ | May 1, 2012 | DR. LAINA FARHAT-HOLZMAN

Posted on 05/01/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT by forty_years

There are two ways to analyze the violent eruption of global terrorist attacks that have marked the past three decades: analyze the nature of the threat and the culture supporting it, or blame it all on the evils of Western colonialism and American militarism. The latter analysis is the choice of the "politically correct," who say that terrorism is as rampant in the West as it is in the Muslim world. A truth check, however, will tell us that for every Western terrorist (such as Timothy McVeigh), there are hundreds almost exclusively from the Muslim world.

If colonialism is the villain of this piece, why do ideologues only talk about Western colonialism? Why ignore that Arab Muslims (and European Christians) suffered under 500 years of Ottoman Turkish colonialism well before Western colonization? And how about the Muslim world in Central Asia that suffered under both Russian Tsarist and Communist colonialism?

Arabs themselves were dreadful imperialists (700-1,000 A.D.) and every land they conquered is still dysfunctional today, according to Harvard economics professor, Eric Chaney: "Democratic Change in the Arab World, Past and Present," in the April 7 Economist and Fareed Zakaria in Time, April 7. Wherever Arabs conquered, good governance and economic development were smothered, as they are today. This is even true for countries temporarily conquered but not converted to Islam by the Arabs (Spain, Portugal, Southern Italy).

Islamist terrorism is not just aimed at the West (revenge for colonization), but also at Thailand (Buddhist); Muslim Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia; and Nigeria, where jihadis murdered Christian church goers on Easter Sunday. Black slavery was an Arab business long before it was European.

American deniers and apologists for Islamist terrorism have a colleague in Canada: Mira Blinkers, president of "Canadians-are-Under-No-Threat," who has passionately denounced the treatment of "captive insurgents" (her term for terrorists) and thinks that they should not only be treated better, but should be integrated into Canadian society. The current object of her attention is Afghan jihadi, Ahmed Allah-Akbar.

The satirical website, British Freedom, has offered an imaginary letter from Canada's Department of Defence, providing Ms. Blinker with a new "Adopt-a-Jihadist" program designed specifically for her. (See britishfreedom.org/canada's-new-adopt-a-jihadist-program/)

"In accordance with the guidelines of this new pilot program, we have decided to release one terrorist and place him in your custody. I am pleased to inform you that your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard from Pearson International to your residence in Toronto next Thursday.

Ahmed Allah-Akbar (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. In other words, the standards which you and most people of your ideological persuasion demand of civilized democracies like Israel, but not of Islamic dictatorships.

We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home-schooling. Be warned. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your yoga class or while you are piloting your Cessna aircraft. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless you think that this might offend him. [Canada permits ruinous lawsuits against those who "offend" Islamists.]

You will appreciate that Ahmed, as an Islamic fundamentalist, views females as a subhuman property without rights, including the right to refuse his sexual demands. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will "recommend" as more appropriate attire. I'm sure that, over time, you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka. Just remember that it is all part of 'respecting his culture and religious beliefs' as described in your letter."

The letter was signed by "General I. M. Perturbed." A man after my own heart.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: apologists; blame; colonialism; western

1 posted on 05/01/2012 5:39:19 PM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

I thought George Bush was to blame. Why do you ask?


2 posted on 05/01/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: forty_years

This explains a lot of it:

http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=25196


3 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: forty_years
Not to sound totally dense - do you suppose it might be Islamic Terrorists?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 05/01/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: PGR88
No, no... George Bush is to blame for everything and so are all people with civilized values. (/EXTREME SARCASM)
5 posted on 05/01/2012 5:47:00 PM PDT by forty_years ('Nuff Talk, More Action!)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

6 posted on 05/01/2012 5:54:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks forty_years.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: forty_years
The founder of Islam was a murdering, pillaging, raping, thieving pedophile. How
can any Muslim condemn any of that behavior without committing blasphemy?
8 posted on 05/01/2012 6:12:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: forty_years

Uhhh? Islam


9 posted on 05/01/2012 6:44:12 PM PDT by Figment
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To: forty_years
"Islamic Terror Attacks: What is to Blame?"

Uh, Islam?!?

Just guessin'....

10 posted on 05/01/2012 6:45:35 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: forty_years

Feel sorrow for them, BUT.... Islamics are born into hell. Their governments don’t work, do oppress the people, and push women and children down to give men some pitiful semblance of importance. They grow up as they must, caring only for themselves (and as you say, seeing everyone else as “masters” or objects). Each new sociopath worsens what passes for “society,” dysfunctional at best, more often malfunctional. There, suicide makes sense. So, sorrow for them, but if they get too close, move fast and hard.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: forty_years

what is to blame? Answer: Islam.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:34:19 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: forty_years
Arabs themselves were dreadful imperialists (700-1,000 A.D.) and every land they conquered is still dysfunctional today,

Well, in the sense of permanence, they were very good imperialists, the peoples of these lands now think of themselves as Arabs (while in reality Egyptians, Syrians, North Africans are NOT arab -- only the peninsular tribes conquered by the Saudis and forced into "Saudi Arabia" by the Al Saud family really are..)

13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: forty_years

There’s a reason that the so called Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and his muslim hoardes got on so well with Hitler. They both likely planned to exterminate each other once their mutual usefulness expired. Too bad that when the nazis were eventually wiped out, islamism was yet left standing.

Talk about a scourge on humanity.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:56:25 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: forty_years

Oh.... And McVeigh was an islamist facilitator.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:58:58 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: forty_years

Question:
“Islamic Terror Attacks: What is to Blame?”

Answer:
Islam.

Next question?


16 posted on 05/01/2012 9:01:49 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: forty_years

Islam.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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