Monday, September 10, 2007

6 years ago: Reflections on 9/11

It has been 6 years since the US was attacked on September 11th and yet manny Americans (and Canadians and Europeans) continue to be ignorant about our attackers, about their motives and about the proper course of action. Are we at war with 'terrorism'? Were the 9/11 hijackers upset about social injustices or were they part of a fringe minority of religious extremists? 6 years after the attack, our leadership is still painfully lacking a plan to combat our enemy, whoever they may be. After 6 years, WWII was won, Nazism defeated, the German and Japanese war machines crushed and totalitarianism beaten. However, in the same amount of time after 9/11, the West is only beginning to wake up and fight back. In order to defend ourselves, we must know our enemies, why they fight, concoct a defense plan and muster the courage to carry it out.

President George W. Bush declared an international 'War on Terror' after the atrocities of the 11th of September. Does the term 'War on Terror' really encapsulate the current conflict? Is the US at war with violent Quebecois separatists or militant environmental activists? Is 'Terror' even an enemy? No, friends, terror is a tactic wielded in by our enemies Islamic jihadists. Whether Islamic jihadists wage war by unconventional terrorist means or conventional fighting with the armies of Islamic countries, they are our enemies nonetheless. What drives these people is not concern over poverty, al-Qaeda's founder being a Saudi millionaire and many terrorists coming from wealthy middle-class backgrounds, nor are they upset over US foreign policy. Israel's 'occupation' of 'Palestine' is not why they fight us. These Islamofascists wage jihad because their faith, Islam, commands them to. They have not hijacked any holy texts and their actions are in perfect correspondence with the traditional Islamic interpretations of the Qur'an by prominent Muslim jurists. The Islamic manifesto, the Qur'an, commands that believers 'fight against them (Infidels) until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme' (Q 2:193). That is their goal, to make 'Allah's religion supreme'; not to liberate 'Palestine', not to help the poor, not to protest against the immoralities of Western culture but to rule, subdue and subjugate us Infidels. Islam means 'submission' and non-Muslims must either convert or be humiliated and debased before Muslims. The world is divided under traditional Muslim jurists into Dar al-Harb (the Hose of War) and the Dar al-Islam (House of Islam). In their view, there are no good Infidels or bad Infidels, only Infidels to be crushed for Allah. No amount of concessions or compromises will appease them, nothing short of the complete establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate ruled by sharia law will please them. Whenever we Infidels concede to them, whether by allowing Muslim women to vote veiled as Canada has or allowing them to call for the heads, literally, of those who draw cartoons of their prophet, we willingly submit to dhimmitude, second-class status under the Religion of Peace. By allowing them to flount our laws, mock our culture, criticize our values and form parallel societies under Islamic sovereignty in our own countries, we further promote the notion that our culture is not worth respect and aid our enemies in establishing their Islamic 1000-year Reich.

Clearly, the Islamic world must be confronted and defeated. However, the current ideas of our leaders are worthless. Bush's Wilsonian quest to spread freedom and democracy across the Dar al-Islam are doomed. Our freedoms and human rights stem from our Judeo-Christian values, the belief that all humans have inherent value in being creatures of a loving and merciful G-d. These concepts have no place in Islam, where people are merely slaves to the will of Allah. We believe that G-d gave us free choice and commands us to grow, improve and develop His world; they believe that innovation is a sin and that 7th century Arabia was the ideal society. No, no Jefersonian democracy will take rout there; the Iraqi and Afghan constitutions enshrine sharia! Victory in the war against Islamofascism should be considered anything that weakens the Abode of Islam rather than the growth of democracy. Democracy will develop once Islam is gone. Now, however, we must work on getting rid of it, or at least Islam in its current political form. In that vein, the US has no obligations in Iraq now and since the Iraqis have clearly shown that they are not ready to build a free society or even show that the disaparate religious and ethnic gorups that live there even want to be a country, the US has no more reason to be there. Staying in Iraq drains American resources and moral and does nothing to stop the demographic and religious spread of Islam in Europe. Fighting in Iraq will not prevent the almost inevitable Eurabian civil war. There are parallel Islamic societies on European soil, being almost majorities in Malmo, Rotenburg, Marseilles or Paris and that is what the US should be focusing on, not whether or not Muslims in Iraq want democracy, which they most certainly do not understand or want. 'But there will be a Sunni-Shiah civil war!', you may protest. But what is wrong with that? Once the Kurds have been given a state, a symbol that shows the casting off of Arab imperialism and one that oculd ignite further nationalist aspirations throughout the Islamic world, why would a Sunni-Shia war be bad? Let every Islamic nation be torn apart by this violence! Let the Saudis and the rest of the Sunnis back the Sunnis of Iraq and let Iran support the Shias. Imagine each Islamic country pumping tons of money and resources into their side in Iraq, as the violence grows and destroys them as well.

The best course of action to take against the House of Islam would be to isolate and strangle it. Islamic history has shown that whenever Islamic societies have taxed and opressed non-Islamic communities out of existence (what happened to the Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians of the Middle-East?) or have no more Infidel societies to steal ideas from, Islamic societies become economically, scientifically and politically moribund. Islam is like a cancer that makes society stagnate and die. In the decades that the Arab world has lived off of oil, they have never invested in building self-supporting economies or helping their own citizens. Therefore, it is necessary for Western governements to sponsor a full-scale Manhattan project to find an alternative energy source and to watch the Islamic countries slowly die of suffocation. Let Europe stop taking in the Islamic overpopulation and let their countries become crowded and resource scarce. Muslims need to resolve their own problems instead of shirking off their responsibilites and blaming the 'other', whether it is the 'Zionists', 'Crusaders' or 'Western imperialism'. Let Muslims sleep in their own beds and exist in their Islamic dystopia of illiteracy, porverty, overpopulation, madness and tyranny. By then, Muslims will either realize that Islam is the problem and reject or reform it or they will destroy themselves. Either way, it is none of the West's concern.

Cross-posted to Goat's Barnyard


Judah HaKohain said...

Link is added to HaMikdash!

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Bar...thanks for sharing..I shared my personal experiences too my chaver.:)

Goat said...

Bar, lets run with this one, I have a few discussion points, great post. We the Christians and Jews need to proselityze with the true word of God, though we interpret differently, the Jews are our teachers and forefathers as I see it. The koran is a bastardization of Moseanic law and corrupted by a desert pirate to suit his wims. We are brethren in the Lord so lets spread the Word and praise the Lord!

Ottavio (Otto) Marasco said...

Insightful commentary, it may not be everyone’s 'cup of tea', but your ideas make for worthy debate. In essence, to allow the ‘house of Islam’ to implode … interesting.

Michael said...

Bar Kochba:
A most interesting post. There are practical considerations, however:
First, how to get the Western world's leadership to understand the basic facts of Islamist Fascism?

Second, how to break down the power of big oil companies, to allow pursuit of alternate energy?

Third, how to isolate and ostracise such a large chunk of the world's land and population as the Islamists already rule?

Finally, what to do about muslims already in the West? Can we keep our democratic values and personal liberties if we deprive them of a significant minority? (Abraham Lincoln said, "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.")

Just food for thought, to continue an excellent post.

Avi said...

Michael: Therein lies the problem. My biggest problem is how to get the US out of Iraq from a postion of strength rather than having it be perceived as a retreat. Muslims today enjoy the benefits of two worlds- they have a medieval mindset yet the West keeps on propping them up with modern goods. Either let them adopt the modern mentality, meaning freedom, democracy, peace, human rights, or let them continue to travel by camel and magic carpet.
The Muslims minority, as long as it doesn't subvert the state, has nothing to fear. Immigration reform is certainly needed but all children should be instilled with a sense of pride in their country and its culture, contrary to how the Left portrays Western culture as evil and oppressive.
Goat: Interesting though I don't know if that would work. Practically, apostasy and missionizing is forbidden under Islam so it could be very difficult to spread the Torah. I see it, that in the future, with the coming of Moshiach, Isaac and Ishmael (Esau too) will be reconciled, just like they were at the death of Abraham at the Cave of Machpela. Even though you acknowledged it, Jews and Christians differ greatly in their interpretations of the Law and an Orthodox Jewish interpretation leaves no place for Christianity. I don't see how Christians could allow that.
Anyways, Shanah Tovah to everyone!

nanc said...

i have linked to your tribute.

pray we do not become dhimmified soon...

our left is not leaving much room for anything else.

G-d be with all the victims' families and the families of all the military personnel across the world.

Joe Gringo said...

Great work.

It's getting to the point where I'm thinking about supporting a military draft so we can put a half million boots in Iraq/Iran enabling us to crush the enemy.

Brooke said...

Thanks for your excellent post.

falcon_01 said...

Excellent post...

Michael, there's a difference between freedom and allowing terrorists (whose goal is to take away freedom) in the name of freedom. We have nothing to worry about in crushing islam- in fact, it is the only route that will preserve freedom in the long run.

Christians believe the prophesies of Old Testament/Torah were fulfilled by Jesus, and we believe he is the savior... and Jews do not... the two belief systems ARE exclusive, but we able to live at peace for sharing the fundamentals of and as a whole are based on peace and love. Thus we are more inclined to discussion and debate without trying to run around and cut eachothers' heads off. ;-)

Jacob said...

People in the American government blew up the WTC.

Terrorism exists on so many planes.