“We’re not at war against Islam”

By Tom Quiner

Thus said the President:

“We are not at war against Islam. We are at war against terrorist organizations that have distorted Islam or falsely used the banner of Islam. If we’re going to deal with the problems Ed Henry was talking about – reducing the terrorist threat – we need all the allies we can get.”

Are we really at war against terrorism when the President sent the following directive to speech writers soon after his arrival at the White House:

“this administration prefers to avoid using the term Long War or Global War On Terror (Gwot) … please pass this on to your speechwriters”

The President prefers to call these efforts “overseas contingency operations.”

Contrast this rhetoric with that of former President Bush:

the war on terror “will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated”.

So, while the President manages our contingency operations overseas, it is fair to ask then, who exactly IS the enemy?  While we ponder that question, I will present some politically incorrect recent news, news that usually won’t see the light of day in the mainstream media (MSM):

Yesterday, in Yala, Thailand: Muslim separatists shoot a 52-year-old Buddhist in the head then kick his body under a bridge.

Yesterday, in Vladikavkaz, Russia:  A Shahid drives an explosives-laden vehicle into a market, blasting seventeen shoppers to bits.

Yesterday, in Mogadishu, Somalia:  Five Fedayeen suicide bombers storm an airport and kill nine others, including two women.

Yesterday, in Kurram, Pakistan: Militants murder ten bus passengers with an explosive device.

Yesterday, in Diyala, Iraq: A woman is beheaded in her own home by suspected al-Qaeda ‘insurgents’.

Yesterday, in Muqdadiya, India:  A cleric is beheaded and set on fire by “Freedom Fighters.”

The common link with yesterday’s mass murders:  they were committed in the name of the Islamic faith.

Carnage in the name of Allah is a daily occurrence around the world.

Could you imagine the outcry if this daily carnage was taking place in the name of Christ?

The political Left in this country and around the world hold the belief that somehow the Western world has brought on all of this carnage by our actions towards Muslims around the world.  Three experts refute the Left’s thesis.

These experts include the prophet Muhammad;  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini; and Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden expressed their shared vision this way:

“I was ordered to fight the people until they say ‘there is no god but Allah, and his prophet Muhammad.’ “

He didn’t limit the scope of the fight to Iraq or Afghanistan or Israel.  The Left implies that the root cause of terrorism is Western imperialism.  Bin Laden makes it clear through his rhetoric and Islamic violence throughout the world that this premise is false.  In fact, the exact opposite is true.  Muslim imperialism has led to attacks and deaths in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Somalia, Kenya, Russia, and Iraq  yesterday alone.   It is important to recognize that most Muslims reject Muslim imperialism.  It is equally important for the rest of the world to understand that Muslim imperialists want us to convert … or die.

Another leading voice of Islam was the Ayatolla Khomeini.  Here are his views on Israel:

“This regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.”

“If one permits an infidel to continue in his role as a corrupter of the earth, his moral suffering will be all the worse. If one kills the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him.”

Peace and coexistence are impossible with imperialist Muslims according to the Khomeini’s and Bin Laden’s of the world.  Mohammed himself said in the Koran 9:5:

“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

What is the common thread with worldwide terrorism?  Islam.

The President says we’re not at war against Islam.  That may be true.  But then it’s fair to ask: is Islam at war with us?  Ask the families of the victims of 9/11.