Well, Tancredo is finally legit with this one. As Robert Spencer put it. "The list just keeps growing. No word yet, however, on any demonstrations planned to wish "dath" on Osama bin Laden or any of the others who have, as we're endlessly told, "hijacked" Islam."
And what about the recent words of Barack Obama who suggested that if he were president and he had "actionable" intelligence, he'd send US troops into Pakistan without Musharraf's permission to route out the terrorists? There there were some protests, but mostly from around this country. with Bush and the State Department jumping into the fray. However, it seems also, that some in Muslim circles actually consider Obama a Muslim, despite his own protestations and evidence that he is a church-going Christian. A lapse Muslim. Why no fatwa against him? Could it be they secretly wish him elected to the presidency?
It's odd. The FBI vigorously films, studies, and deconstructs every "peaceful" demonstration in the US, and of course, all the fine folks on the Left scream bloody murder about invasion of privacy. But while the mainstream media conveniently ignores these rather frequent protests calling for DATH TO AMERICA at every turn, the numbers game heats up as the ideological war churns onward. The common responses of a "hijacked religion" and "merely a handful of radicalized terrorists" seems determined to avoid considering the effects of daily recruitment to the religion of death, except to place blame on American gall and the Bushies in particular. Handicapped by an enigmatic adminstration of appeasement seemingly purchased by Saudi interests, these top cops can seem only to turn the screws on its own people. But this last observation is an illusion. The US is not a police state, not yet. Yet every one of these countries the patronizing Left (along with the Bush adminstration) like to appease, are.
Iy friend in the State Department says it's better to talk than bomb. Sure. Of course I agree, most of the time. His speciality is research and global terrorism, and spends most of his year out of the country in all parts of the planet talking tough to foreign counterparts, yet he has never heard of Robert Spencer or Jihad Watch, Daniel Pipes, or others I've mentioned to him over dinner a few months ago. Makes me suspect the fight is barely begin at the governmental level. That's why folks like Tancredo are immediately marginalized.
None other than the now deceased Ayatollah Khomeini, I think it was, bragged that Muslims love death more than the West loves life. Or was it Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah who revealed in an interview after the recent prisoner swap between Israel and his group: "We have discovered how to hit the Jews where they are the most vulnerable. The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win, because they love life and we love death."
Abdallah Al-Naggar, a religious columnist for the Egyptian government daily Al-Gumhuriya, has written about the differences between a "Muslim believer's" approach to death and that of his non-Muslim enemies: "The believers in Allah rightly do not dread their enemies and do not fear [waging a] jihad, because they see jihad as a profitable bargain, selling their lives to Allah [to get paradise in return]. Their enemies protect their [own] lives, as criminals do. [Allah] has already said about them: 'You will find that they are the people who protect their [own] life more than anyone else.'... The believers do not fear the enemy [during] the struggle and do not protect their lives. Allah has promised them one of two good things: [either] victory or martyrdom.... Yet their enemies protect [their] lives like a miser protects his money. They do not give [their lives] easily; they do not enter into battles seeking martyrdom; they do not act in order [to attain] martyrdom. This is the secret of the believers' victory over their enemiesthough the believers are few and the polytheists many, with advanced weaponry and equipment."
Liberal Egyptian playwright Ali Salem mocked articles such as those by Al-Naggar in the Arab media. In a satiric column published in the London daily Al-Hayat, Salem sarcastically suggested opening a kindergarten to teach terrorist values: "You will easily notice that they love life, and that is the weak point that we will exploit. We, in contrast, love death and protect it. Do not believe that Allah created life for us to live, build, and enjoy. [No,] Allah created us to test our ability to rebel against life, to despise it, and to get rid of it at the earliest opportunity. Each and every one of you must seek out your first chance to diebut you must not die for free...You must know, dear children, that our martyrs gain entry to Paradise, while their dead are [sentenced] to the fires of Hell. These idiots do not believe in Paradise, in the fires of Hell, or in the Day of Judgment." Tunisian intellectual Al-Afif Al-Akhdar asked in an article for the liberal Arabic-language website www.elaph.com: "Why do expressions of tolerance, moderation, rationalism, compromise, and negotiation horrify us [Muslims], but [when we hear] fervent cries for vengeance, we all dance the war dance?... Why do other people love life, while we love death and violence, slaughter and suicide, and [even] call it heroism and martyrdom?"
No doubt the above paragraphs are frightening, and we must extrapolate that Islam is in the sick throes of demonic death worship. But for all you Sunday school Christians out there, simply recall the words of Paul and Jesus. Paul wished for death so that he could return join his Master. Jesus often suggested a pact of non-aggressive love of others, even one's enemies. Do not confuse non-aggressive behavior with the passive aggressive methods of many evangelical types in this country. And the history of the church is littered with violence.
Now perhaps we can better understand the depth of the issue here. I know it's tough on those of you with an agenda to increase your numbers and please some wild wicked version of your God or State, but the point is this: Everybody must calm down, exercise humility, and observe ther very earth itself. And the Muslims are no exception. In fact, that crowd is in dire need of an immediate awakening. Until that day arrives or I succumb, I, Gabriel Thy, stand in the watchtower, watching, warning, loving thine and mine enemies.