Ayatollah Khomeini wrote, “Any nonreligious [i.e., non-Islamic] power, whatever form or shape, is necessarily an atheistic power, the tool of Satan; it is part of our duty to stand in its path and to struggle against its effects. Such Satanic power can engender nothing but corruption on earth, the supreme evil which must be pitilessly fought and rooted out. To achieve that end, we have no recourse other than to overthrow all governments that do not rest on pure Islamic principles, and are thus corrupt and corrupting, and to tear down the traitorous, rotten, unjust, and tyrannical administrative systems that serve them. . . . If Islamic civilization had governed the West, we would no longer have to put up with these barbaric goings-on unworthy even of wild animals. . . . [Western governments are] using inhuman laws and inhuman political methods. . . . Misdeeds must be punished by the law of retaliation: cut off the hands of the thief; kill the murderer instead of putting him in prison; flog the adulterous woman or man. Your concerns, your ‘humanitarian’ scruples, are more childish than reasonable.”
Khomeini had a prescription for such problems: “All of humanity must strike these troublemakers [the governments of the West] with an iron hand. . . . Islam has obliterated many tribes because they were sources of corruption [i.e., sources of non-Islamic influence].” Judging from the ayatollah’s rhetoric, the next tribes he would have liked to see obliterated were those in Europe and America.
There are currently roughly 100 million Islamic fundamentalists (rechristened “Islamic revivalists” by some scholars). Activists among them, employing the slogan “Africa for Islam,” are making diligent—and often violent—efforts to seize power in numerous sub-Saharan states. They have gained sufficient favor with South Africa’s ANC that Nelson Mandela, in a 1992 visit to Teheran, told the Iranians that Africa must be reshaped along the lines of the Iranian revolution. (Ironically, when South African leader Bishop Desmond Tutu gave a speech to a Palestinian crowd in 1989 lauding Palestinian interests, he failed to realize that the Arabic banners carried by his listeners read, “On Saturday We Will Kill the Jews, on Sunday We Will Kill the Christians!”)
Islamic fundamentalists have poured money into America’s black communities in an effort that has brought more than a million African Americans over to the one true faith. While most of these converts remain peaceful, Al-Fuqra, a predominantly African-American Islamic group under the leadership of the Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Ali Jilani Hashemi, has declared a jihad in North America and, according to law enforcement agencies, has been involved in bombings, murders, and other forms of bloodshed in Colorado, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Canada. It has been reported that Al-Fuqra also had a hand in the 1993 effort to blow up New York’s United Nations building, the city’s FBI headquarters, and its Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.
The U.S. African-American community is only a beachhead. Islamic forces have been attempting to gain control of U.S. media outlets in the hope of using them as propaganda tools for the Moslem point of view. The Saudis and America’s Christian fundamentalists battled in the early 1990s for the right to purchase America’s second largest wire service, UPI. Ultimately, the Arabs won. In addition, Amal Adam, the former head of Saudi Arabia’s equivalent of the CIA, was the primary backer of a British-based firm called Capcom, whose chief officers were the heads of TCI (Telecommunications Incorporated), America’s largest player in the cable television game. In 1993, TCI made headlines when it came within a hair’s breadth of merging with Bell/Atlantic. Had the effort succeeded, it would have formed what financial analysts universally heralded as one of the giants of the coming interactive media revolution, giving the Saudis additional leverage for American media manipulation.
There are a billion Muslems—as many as Jews and Christians combined—and that number is increasing daily. According to Cairo University’s Professor Ali Dessouki, fifty countries are now Islamic. What’s more, there are massive Mohammedan populations everywhere from Nigeria to Mongolia, the former Soviet Central Asian republics, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines. The countries with the world’s largest Islamic bodies of citizenry are not even parts of the Arab world—they are Indonesia and China. To top it off, Islamic public opinion, if the Arabs, Iranians, and Pakistanis are an accurate barometer, is virulently anti-American.
The extent and duration of Muslim imperialism and religious/state control of vast territories of the Middle East, Africa and Europe dwarfs that of the Western/European powers occupation and control of Islamic States–by a very wide margin. The crap we are fed about how it was the “Western”, Christian, Crusader hordes that the Islamic states are rebelling against is total progressive, Marxist sociological bullshit.
For six hundred years after the fall of the Crusader states, Islamic forces returned to the attack, capturing Greece and chunks of Eastern Europe, raiding towns in Sicily and the Italian coasts for goods and slaves, preying on Mediterranean shipping, chaining Europeans like Miguel Cervantes to the oars of their galleys, and until 1826 forcing the Christian citizens of Yugoslavia and Albania to give up their children to Moslem overlords (who brought up the males on the Koran, then turned them into soldiers known as Janissaries). It wasn’t until 1798 that Napoléon began to shift the balance between East and West again when he briefly invaded Egypt, from which he was ignominiously expelled by the British and the Turks.
But the heavy-handed fertile crescent “imperialism” so resented by the Arabs didn’t begin until after the First World War, and it lasted less than forty years. Southern Spain remained under the Moslem yoke for 781 years and Greece for 381, and pieces of longtime Christian terrain like Saint Augustine’s North African homeland and the religious and secular capital that eventually eclipsed Rome in power and splendor—Byzantium—are still in Moslem hands today. Syria, on the other hand, was only under Western control for 21 years, Egypt for 67, and Iraq a mere 15. If one accepts Esposito’s reasoning, Westerners—who were bludgeoned by “an expansive imperial” Islam for well over a millennium—have more right to fear an Islamic revival than Moslems have to hate the West.
Some readers will be outraged by my presumption. How dare I regard any group as barbaric. What appalling ethnocentrism! There are no barbarians. There are simply cultures we haven’t taken the time to understand. Cultures to whom we haven’t given sufficient aid. Cultures in need of development. Beneath the skin, all men and women are the same. They have the same needs, the same emotions, and the same ideals. If you simply took those folks you speak of so contemptuously out for a cup of coffee, you would discover that they are just like you and me. But there are barbarians—people whose cultures glorify the act of murder and elevate violence to a holy deed. These cultures portray the extinction of other human beings as a validation of manliness, a heroic gesture in the name of truth, or simply a good way to get ahead in the world.
===The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History (Bloom, Howard)
Typical progressive, liberal marxist interpretation of the reasons why a group, a tribe a whole civilization turns its fury on the west and all of the wonderful consumer goods and lifestyle choices that the gainfully employed or totally subsidized would enjoy, if they could just be taken care of. The stupidity of this woman is beyond the pale, but she is a poster child for the progressive minds inability to see any other reality than through the lenses of the socioeconomic, geopolitical Marxist-Socialist perspective. On top of which is a layered a healthy scoop of American obnoxious, know-it-all arrogance.
Obnoxious, arrogant narcissistically and ideologically blinded Marie Barf is the perfect representative and mouthpiece of Obamaism
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf may have to have that foot surgically removed from her mouth.
After telling Chris Matthews Monday, “We cannot kill our way out of this war,” and implying that all the crazed killers of ISIS really need are some good job opportunities, Harf continued her free fall Tuesday when she appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room” to explain her comments.
“I’m not the first person to say something like this,” she told host Wolf Blitzer. “Military commanders that we’ve had throughout many years here fighting this war on terrorism have said the exact same thing: That in the short term, when there’s a threat like ISIL, we’ll take direct military action against these terrorists. We have done that. We are doing that in Iraq and Syria. But longer term, we have to look at how we combat the conditions that can lead people to turn to extremism.”
Blitzer gave her a chance to explain her previous comments and if she really thought getting these men jobs would prevent them from becoming terrorists. Harf just dug the hole deeper.
“We cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try,” she said. “How do you get at the root causes of this? It might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I’ve seen over the last 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it’s really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, our partners in the Arab, world think we need to combat it.”
Well, Marie, maybe everyone else who thinks we ought to try to kill every terrorist we can find is just so far beneath you they cannot understand how getting ISIS gunmen jobs at Chick-Fil-A would prevent terrorism.
Or it could be that the insufferable “we-know-better-than-everyone-else” attitudes you and your bosses have are what’s keeping us from winning this war so far.
And maybe you just ought to stop talking.
When It Comes To ISIS, Obama Is Utterly Clueless (or so we are led to believe)
The most savage group of Islamic terrorists that any of us have ever seen has taken over large portions of Iraq, Syria and Libya. As they go along, they are gleefully beheading, crucifying and torching innocent civilians. They believe that they are living in the end times, and that they are part of a great Islamic army that will defeat “the forces of Rome” and bring about a glorious new age during which Islam rules the entire planet. But Barack Obama and his minions absolutely refuse to use the words “Islam” or “Muslim” when discussing ISIS. Instead, as you will see below, the Obama administration insists that the reason that ISIS exists is because of a lack of “job opportunities” in that area of the world. If we could just find enough good jobs for the terrorists, apparently the entire problem of Islamic terror would just fade away according to them. This kind of twisted politically correct thinking is going to be one of the things that leads to the downfall of this country. Tens of thousands of crazed maniacs are not setting people on fire and beheading innocent civilians because they can’t find gainful employment. Rather, the truth is that these radicals are obsessed with an apocalyptic version of Islam which dominates every moment of their lives. If we deny why they are doing what they are doing because it does not fit with our view of how the world is supposed to work, then we are never going to have any hope of defeating this evil. And without a doubt, ISIS is evil.
On Monday night, State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf appeared on the Chris Matthews Show. What she had to say about the current situation in the Middle East during that television appearance shows how completely and utterly clueless the Obama administration is when it comes to ISIS…
“We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them,” Harf said. “So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs… We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance. We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”