Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Enough Already

Every once in a while I hear or read something that makes me realize it isn't only a small handful of us who realize how serious all this is. Bad as this past year has been, the consciousness level of radical Islam is going up. Today, for example, columnist Ben Shapiro seriously throws down on radical Islam in fitting response to the Mumbai massacres.

Enough of Radical Islam

Ben Shapiro
Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Enough with the pseudonyms. Western civilization isn’t at war with terrorism any more than it is at war with grenades. Western civilization is at war with militant Islam, which dominates Muslim communities all over the world. Militant Islam isn’t a tiny minority of otherwise goodhearted Muslims. Its a dominant strain of evil that runs rampant in a population of well over 1 billion.

Enough with the psychoanalysis. They don’t hate us because of Israel. They don’t hate us because of Kashmir. They don’t hate us because we have troops in Saudi Arabia or because we deposed Saddam Hussein. They don’t hate us because of Britney Spears. They hate us because we are infidels, and because we don’t plan on surrendering or providing them material aid in their war of aggressive expansion.

Enough with the niceties. We don’t lose our souls when we treat our enemies as enemies. We don’t undermine our principles when we post more police officers in vulnerable areas, or when we send Marines to kill bad guys, or when we torture terrorists for information. And we don’t redeem ourselves when we close Guantanamo Bay or try terrorists in civilian courts or censor anti-Islam comics. When it comes to war, extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Enough with the words. Talking with Iran without wielding the threat of force, either economic or military, won’t help. Appealing to the United Nations, run by thugs and dictators ranging from Putin to Chavez to Ahmadinejad, is an exercise in pathetic futility. Evil countries don’t suddenly decide to abandon their evil goals -- they are forced to do so by pressure and circumstance.

Enough with the faux allies. We don’t gain anything by pretending that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are true allies. They aren’t. At best, they are playing both sides of the table. We ought to be drilling now in order to break OPEC. Building windmills isn’t going to cut it. We should also be backing India to the hilt in its current conflict with Pakistan -- unless Pakistan can destroy its terrorist element, India should be given full leeway to do what it needs to do. Russia and China, meanwhile, are facilitating anti-Western terrorism. Treating them as friends in this global war is simply begging for a backstabbing.

Enough with the myths. Not everyone on earth is crying out for freedom. There are plenty of people who are happy in their misery, believing that their suffering is part and parcel of a correct religious system. Those people direct their anger outward, targeting unbelievers. We cannot simply knock off dictators and expect indoctrinated populations to rise to the liberal democratic challenge. The election of Hamas in the Gaza Strip is more a rule than an exception in the Islamic world.

Enough with the lies. Stop telling us that Islam is a religion of peace. If it is, prove it through action. Stop telling us that President-elect Barack Obama will fix our broken relationship with the Muslim world. They hate Obama just as much as they hated President George W. Bush, although they think Obama is more of a patsy than Bush was. Stop telling us that we shouldn’t worry about the Islamic infiltration of our economy. If the Saudis own a large chunk of our banking institutions and control the oil market, they can certainly leverage their influence in dangerous ways.

Enough. After the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the plane downed in Pennsylvania, the endless suicide bombings, shootings and rocket attacks in Israel, the Bali bombings, the synagogue bombing in Tunisia, the LAX shootings, the Kenyan hotel bombing, the Casablanca attacks, the Turkey synagogue attacks, the Madrid bombings, the London bombings, and the repeated attacks in India culminating in the Mumbai massacres -- among literally thousands of others -- its about time that the West got the point: we're in a war. Our enemies are determined. They will not quit just because we offer them Big Macs, Christina Aguilera CDs, or even the freedom to vote. They will not quit just because we ensure that they have Korans in their Guantanamo cells, or because we offer to ban The Satanic Verses (as India did). They will only quit when they are dead. It is our job to make them so, and to eliminate every obstacle to their destruction.

So enough. No more empty talk. No more idle promises. No more happy ignorance, half measures, or appeasement-minded platitudes. The time for hard-nosed, uncompromising action hasn’t merely come -- its been overdue by seven years. The voice of our brothers' blood cries out from the ground.


Anonymous said...

Yes, it is enough of these heathen followers of the word of a pedophile.

It is also enough of the $150 billion of our tax dollars going to AIG just to fund, accommodate and enrich Islamic jihad with Shariah finance that will have a negative, nefarious influence on our markets. It is enough of these mohammedamian bastards.

When the gloves came off in 1095 they should have never went back on. Although I suspect this could happen again too and maybe if anything was learned from history it will be done right at that time.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you Mr. Shapiro and thank-you Mr. Clancy for printing this refreshingly erudite piece on Islam.
There is something satanic about the way it has managed to disguise its true nature.

Anonymous said...

No, you all have it wrong. We just need to show the terrorists some love. "Master" Charles Cannon, a meditation expert, led a group of US citizens to Mumbai. Two of them, a father and daughter, were killed. The wife and mother of victims had this to say:
"We must send them our love, forgiveness and compassion," Kia Scherr told reporters Tuesday of the Mumbai attackers, nine of whom were killed by Indian forces. "As Jesus Christ said long ago, they know not what they do.

"They are in ignorance, and they are completely shrouded and clouded by fear, and we must show that love is possible and love overpowers fear. So that's my choice."

Whew, the power of meditation, or is it medication?

Anonymous said...

You need to send this article to police in Columbus, Ohio. The 9/11 co-conspirators, CAIR, were allowed to brainwash them with pure lies.

Anonymous said...

The brainwashing in Columbus is part of the jihad. They want to do everything they can to distract us, while thy slowly and deliberately disassemble the U.S.

Anonymous said...

The Dearborn Police received their induction to the stealth jihad early after 9/11. It works like a vaccine. They require booster shots every now and then but, will eventually be completely immune to any truth about Islam.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on now! It is not as if Dearborn has some pandering Mick Mayor that lost his subscription to Jenny Craig hiring an Arab for police chief for reelection votes in '09.

Err, uh, never mind.