By Tom Quiner
And the beat goes on:
• On January 11th, a couple of female suicide bombers walk into a popular market in Nigeria and blow themselves up along with six other innocent victims.
Islam in action.
• The day before, over in Egypt, a couple of Muslims behead two folks.
Islam in action.
• The same day, but over in Lebanon, a couple of caliphate suicide bombers waltz into a Shiite cafe and blow eight patrons to kingdom come.
Islam in action.
• For the week of January 3rd through the 9th, the world has experienced 61 Jihad attacks; 15 suicide bombing attacks; 745 casualties; and 337 critically injured.
Is it fair for me to use the phrase “Islam in action”? To non-violent Muslims, I’m sure many would take me to task. I understand their position. When the Westboro Baptist church staged their hateful rallies, Christians in this country were united in proclaiming that they do not represent true Christianity.
Christians were vocal in their outrage.
Moderate Muslims aren’t so vocal in their outrage against the murderous thugs killing innocent people every single day in every corner of the globe in the name of Mohammad. They’re probably afraid of retaliation.
A person with a unique perspective on what it’s like to live amongst Muslims in the Mid East is Brigitte Gabriel, who speaks in the video clip above. She grew up in Lebanon, a Christian, where Muslims targeted Christians in 1978.
Her mother was seriously wounded in an attack and received medical attention from the Israelis, who entered Lebanon in response to a massacre against Jews by Muslim terrorists.
Immersed in an Arab/Muslim culture as she was, Ms. Gabriel had been subjected to the usual propaganda that Jews were evil, from the time she was a child. She was stunned by the treatment her mother received from the Israeli medics and caregivers:
“I was amazed that the Israelis were providing medical treatment to Palestinian and Muslim gunmen…
These Palestinians and Muslims were sworn, mortal enemies, dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of Jews. Yet, Israeli doctors and nurses worked feverishly to save their lives.
Each patient was treated solely according to the nature of his or her injury. The doctor treated my mother before he treated an Israeli soldier lying next to her because her injury was more severe than his. The Israelis did not see religion, political affiliation, or nationality. They saw only people in need, and they helped.”
Ms. Gabriel eventually fled to the U.S. and founded the “American Congress for Truth” (ACT) which promotes “national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of Radical Islam.”
She warns against letting political correctness get in the way of our fight against Islamic terrorism.
You can understand her position in light of President Obama’s decision not to join the international community in Paris in standing up to Islamic terrorism.
You can understand her position when Josh Earnest, the president’s press secretary, clarified that next month’s Terrorism Summit will explore ALL types of extremism, not just Islamic.
The term Islamic and terrorism is not used in the same sentence with the politically-correct crowd.
You can understand her position when the press secretary makes it clear that our president suggests that free speech needs to be moderated in appeasing Muslims:
“The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks.”
Ms. Gabriel said the first step in fighting Islamic terrorism is to honestly name the problem: Islamic terrorism.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal today, former Democratic Senator, Joseph Lieberman agreed. He had the courage to identify the problem:
“In rapid order, the three attacks in France last week showed more clearly than ever that the international movement of violent Islamist extremism has declared war on Western civilization’s foundational values, which are embraced by so many people throughout the world.
The murders of police officers, cartoonists and Jews were attacks against the West’s most central values and aspirations—the rule of law, freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Radical Islam will continue to threaten what we hold dear unless it is fought and eventually defeated.”
Will Paris be a wake up call? Not as long as an American president bows at the altar of political correctness.