Friday, July 17, 2015

"The battle will go on for the rest of our lives"

Pat Oliphant published the above drawing after the Boston Marathon bombing, but it now applies to Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez:

The future murderers will generally not be from refugee camps or slums (though they are being indoctrinated every day in our prisons); they will frequently be from educated backgrounds, and they will often not be from overseas at all. 

They are already in our suburbs and even in our military. We can expect to take casualties. The battle will go on for the rest of our lives. Those who plan our destruction know what they want, and they are prepared to kill and die for it (Christopher Hitchens, 2009).

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At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are we supposed to do with this information?

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

For openers file it away for future reference. No need for limiting Muslim immigration or go on some kind of pogrom against American Muslims. By the way, there has been very little backlash in the US against Muslims, in spite of some attacks/foiled attacks against us here.

Next time the folks in City Hall make asses of themselves when Pamela Geller puts an anti-jihad ad on our Muni buses, you'll have a better understanding of the issue---and you won't make an ass of yourself by getting in a dither.

A better understanding of this issue will arm your personal Shit Detector when people say that Islam is "a religion of peace," like our normally intelligent president and a US attorney the other day in Boston:

"She also responded to a question about Tsarnaev’s references to Allah, Mohammed, and the Koran, with 'That is a skewed view of the religion of Islam. That is not what Islam is all about, and so when individuals utilize that, it is a radicalized view, that ideology. It’s a radical ideology, which really isn’t at the heart of what is truly a peaceful and loving religion.'"

In reality of the major superstitions Islam is the easiest to weaponize, since the homicidal/suicidal jihadists find plenty of doctrinal ammunition in the Koran and other Moslem holy books. There's really nothing comparable in Judaism or Christianity.

Yes, the link is to the right-wing Breitbart site, which leads to this question: Why do American conservatives have a more realistic sense of the threat that Islamic extremism poses than the country's liberal/left? Maybe it's because of this country's Christian community, which is an important part of the American right's political base.

Like Christopher Hitchens I think these fanatics are going to keep coming at us. The least we can do is cut through the delusional crap about what we're dealing with.

At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Rob. I liked the comment about City Hall making asses of themselves...I am assuming that list includes the most uber progressives on the Board of Supervisors. Honestly it is beyond me how they continue their silent witness to the violence that is the US jihad.

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

I guess they're waiting for a bombing or a suicide attack here in San Francisco. That may prompt them to re-evaluate their goofy version of multiculturalsim. See an earlier account of how they all made asses of themselves a few years ago.


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