What the West does not understand about Islamism is that Jihad is very systematic. It has stages. If Muslims have the upper hand, then Jihad is waged by force. If Muslims do not have the upper hand, then Jihad is waged through financial and political means. Since Muslims do not have the upper hand in America or Europe, they talk about peace in front of you while supporting Hamas and Hezbollah in the back room. The whole idea of Islam being a peaceful religion emanates from that silent stage of Jihad.
I am still processing all the reports coming in from the media about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. As of now, ISIS has claimed responsibility, but it was obvious from the moment they began that this was Islamic in nature. I have to wonder when large scale attacks like this will come to the shores of the USA. If France was attacked for air strikes against ISIS, the USA will certainly be targeted as well. America has fared well since 9/11, but I know that tranquility can end at anytime.
Over the last couple of years, I have learned much about Islam. Anyone who makes a distinction between good Muslims and bad Muslims doesn't know what they are talking about. We never make distinctions between good Scientologists and bad Scientologists. We never make distinctions between good neo-Nazis and bad neo-Nazis. We never make distinctions between good KKK members and bad KKK members. Yet, we do this with Islam. Why?
The first reason we give a pass to Islam is because we actually know and see Muslims who don't engage in murder, rape, and mayhem. But on this basis, should we not give a pass to neo-Nazis and KKK members who also refrain from murder, rape, and mayhem? Conversely, there have been many Christians and Jews who have done nefarious deeds, yet we do not hold those belief systems accountable for those misdeeds. This leads to the second reason, and the most conclusive reason we give a pass to Islam.
The second reason we give a pass to Islam is because we are ignorant of its teachings and its history. Yet, to know Islam is to acknowledge that it is an inherently evil religion. It was always so and always will be. The one thing I can say about the Islamic State today is that it is the fullest embodiment and purest expression of all that Mohammed taught. And the reason virtually no moderate Islamic voices speak out against ISIS is because the moderates know this.
Islam basically has two modes but one purpose. In the peace mode, this is Islam in the state of non-violence. This is simply a period of gathering strength for the second mode which is war. So, Muslims will remain at peace when their numbers are small, or they will make peace treaties when they can't win. But when their numbers have grown and their strength is restored, they will show no mercy to those who were merciful to them. This is jihad. It is really all jihad. The aim of jihad is simple. The entire world will bow before Allah and declare that Mohammed is his prophet. Those who do not submit will be slain. Their children will be slain as well or turned into slaves. Their wives will be turned into sex slaves. All crimes are permitted against those who do not embrace the faith of Islam. This would be Christians, Jews, atheists, or anyone not sufficiently Muslim. Here is the Quran on the subject:
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.
There is no mercy for the infidel. If you are not a Muslim, then you are an infidel. It is simple as that. And when jihad comes to you, your once peaceful Muslim neighbors will be the ones taking off the heads of you and your family members. You don't have to imagine this. You only have to look to Iraq and Syria where this is taking place now.
The danger today is the bifurcated thinking the West has about good Muslims and bad Muslims. But this is not a war between people or nations but a religious war. It is no less than the war against the Nazis or the communists that previous generations fought. Israel knows what the West faces. Now, Russia knows. Europe just learned yesterday. You figured the USA would have learned since 9/11, but it hasn't. Islam is the religion of death. How do I know this? By this:
The internet and social media is replete with images and videos much more disturbing than this. It hurts my insides to look at this stuff, so I turn my eyes away from it. I don't need to see atrocities to know they happen. But I have to wonder about those who can watch such evil and not feel anything. Has the West succumbed entirely to nihilism? Can it not feel or care anymore for suffering humanity? Perhaps ISIS is God's judgment on the atheism of the West.
As for President Obama, the man is an imbecile. I won't join with those who say that Obama is a closet Muslim because I see nothing to indicate that he is. But I can see where they get the idea because Obama has bent over backwards to not offend Muslims while walking all over Catholic sensibilities on things like abortion and contraception. The one thing I can say in defense of George W. Bush is that he would not have sat back and let things get to this point though he had a hand in the chaos that birthed ISIS in the first place.
The one world leader that seems to get it is Vladimir Putin. He has had to deal with Muslims for decades in the former USSR, so he knows what they are about. And his strategy is simple. Support legitimate governments against terrorists. That's it. They don't have to be good or anything. They just have to preserve and promote order. George W. Bush did the opposite when he brought down Iraq, and we are now paying for his stupidity. A true conservative knows that freedom comes from order not chaos. Always pursue order.
France is now getting it. If they had any reservations about the fight they face, they were extinguished yesterday. Europe now faces the prospect of being devoured from the outside and from the inside. Jihad is here. It is not something that will happen tomorrow. It is happening now. Other countries like Sweden, Austria, and Germany see it as well. Citizens are arming themselves. Political leaders still afflicted with the same disease of imbecility as Obama are seeing their support evaporating. This would be Angela Merkel.
The only way out is to acknowledge the fundamental evil of Islam. Then, once acknowledged, it must be destroyed. The Muslim religion didn't become bad. It was always bad from the beginning. I urge all my readers to educate themselves about this threat. Here are some great websites I recommend:
I also recommend reading the Quran, the Hadith, and a good history of Islam. Know thy enemy.
I also recommend not ever voting for a Democrat ever again. For my entire lifetime, Democrats have shown to me that they are complete fools on foreign policy, domestic crime, and national defense. I must also admit that I have returned to my conservative hawkish viewpoints late in the game after a decade of being a virtual pacifist. But pacifism is the luxury of those protected by the warriors. I am totally down with people who don't want to fight. I get it. But don't get in the way of those who fight for you to keep you safe from the evil in this world.
I pray for France, the rest of Europe, and the United States of America. I pray that we all wake up and face this threat with conviction and courage. As for Muslims, I must also ask a question. How can you belong to a religion that is so evil? How can you worship a god who promotes murder and rape? How can you be religious with a conscience blunted to such atrocities? How is your religion anything but an abomination on humanity? Or, is your only response to kill all those who point out that Islam is a religion of murder? God help you in your ignorance.