Pardon me for being just a little obsessive about the current global jihadi war on our civilization. For the longest time I was so preoccupied with my irrational fear of the communist hordes of Russia and then the Red masses of China that I failed to see the coming of this war. It wasn't until 9/11/2001 did the reality of it sink in for me and for thousands of other Americans. It's too bad that there are millions of Americans who still don't believe this is a "real" war. For them it is something George W. Bush and his neo-con cronies just dreamt up on Sept. 12th. Well won't they be surprised when one by one the Western nations fall to the Islamic jihad. One day it will be here, pounding down our doors. It will be because millions of good hearted Americans won't recognize it for the scourge that it really is until it's too late.
We could ask Bridgitte Gabriel, a Christian Arab who lived through the sacking of Lebanon by the Islamic jihad. Did I say lived? I'm not sure she would have called it living...
Bridgitte Gabriel offers a first hand warning of what is to come, and a plea for the West - particularly America - to stand up and resist the enemy before its too late. In these startling paragraphs from her article at FrontPageMagazine.com she lays it all out:
I had a crash course in survival. Not in the Girl Scouts, but in a bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the age of 13 I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night, waiting to be slaughtered. By the age of 20, I had buried most of my friends--killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in New York, or Britons in London. We were Arab Christians living in Lebanon.
As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans waking up on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves "Why do they hate us?" The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim World. But if America and the West were paying attention to the Middle East they would not have had to ask the question. Simply put, they hate us because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word: "infidels."
It is time to stop kicking ourselves and practicing this fools game of self-hatred. We have to recognize that we in the West possess a superior culture and we have to want to save it more than the Islamic militants want to destroy it. Sure, you can go about your daily life worrying about who is going to win the Oscar or which bimbo is having which dumbo's baby as you stand in the checkout line at the drug store to pay for the latest super diet formula, but rest assured the enemy is only thinking of ways to kill you and your children. You can think that I am being overly dramatic and paranoid, go ahead and think that, but you'd be wrong. Where were you when France was burning last summer? Where were you going when the subways and trains were exploding in London and Madrid? How about when the night club in Bali or the hotel in Morrocco was crumbling down. What were you doing when the Twin Towers fell?
Not a real war, huh?
The following are reader reactions to Bridgitte's article and a few other cogent quotes found on the News Forum website Lucianne.com. Some of the comments advocate rash actions that would make us no better than the enemy, yet in a time of war the nuance of fair play is a distinction that could get one killed. I would never subscribe to the total annihilation of Islam, but the ideology - intolerance of, and violence upon - all non-believers must be dealt a fatal blow. It has to be done as it was done before. We had to end the scourge that was Nazism. This time its Islamic extremisim that has to be stopped - before it's too late.
Reply 5 - Posted by: buckeye1, 2/20/2006 9:15:49 AM
So, how does a religion like this ever reform? How can it co-exist in a world that rubs against each other? 1000 years ago what happened in the Middle East vould be contained in the Middle East. Today, the Islamo-facists have the ability to move transnationally and provoke international terror.
It seems the only recourse is to use modern day weapons to fight this enemy and to defeat it. How else do you relate to people who kill and rampage over ink?
Reply 6 - Posted by: IslandMan, 2/20/2006 9:17:43 AM
It is far past the time for a serious thinning of the turkey herd.
We must kill muslims by the millions...extremists, moderates and even regular non-compus-poopus followers. They must be made to fear being muslims.
I want the muslims in my neighborhood to walk in shame and fear, with their eyes cast to the ground.
I want them to beg for forgiveness.
On a worldwide basis, they must be reduced to a negligible, rag-tag minority.
Enough pompous PC behavior, protect ourselves!
Rid ourselves of this pestilence NOW before they demographically gain legal legitimacy.
Reply 9 - Posted by: pizzaman, 2/20/2006 9:36:47 AM
We must kill muslims by the millions...extremists, moderates and even regular non-compus-poopus followers. They must be made to fear being muslims.Wrong! We won't beat them by becoming them. The difference between our society and muslim extremism is that we attempt to seperate the good from the bad, and protect the innocent. Indiscriminate killing would make us just like the terrorists.
Reply 22 - Posted by: PrimalScreamer, 2/20/2006 1:57:34 PM
"We won't beat them by becoming them." We put ladies' panties on their heads while they saw off heads and kill women for going on dates, for crying out loud. Their hate for us is a byproduct of their hatred for the meaninglessness of their lives. We'd be doing them a favor by putting them out of their collective and continuing misery.
"[T]here is no atrocity, no barbarity, no act of evil that the human race cannot imagine fanatical Muslims committing."
~~ Dennis Prager
"Let them hate so long as they fear."
~~ Lucius Accius
"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want."
- General William T. Sherman
"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."
~~ General George S. Patton, Jr.
"The proper response of the civilized world to terror must be immediate, savage, remorseless, and tireless -- or we condemn our children to slaughter, and to fighting our fight for us."