This article is a repost from 2 years ago. I have edited and updated it slightly. It is as much, if not more relevant today. -DTN
Media Trilobites and government officials continue to bump into each other, feeding on nonsensical buzz words that become trendy for a few weeks and are eventually absorbed into the pop culture lexicon. These phrases or terms may lie dormant for ages until suddenly they’re on every television commentator’s lips. If we can’t find a word in the English language to spin up to instant glory, we’ll borrow one from another language. Al Gore did just that when he described himself as having “gravitas” during his run for the White House. Nearly instantaneously, every talking head in the country was using the heavy Latin word, until finally Chris Mathews commented that Barack Obama’s gravitas caused a tingle to run up his leg. It kinda lost its punch after that.
But the real point here is the incessant blathering about “self radicalized” terrorists, specifically the brothers Tsarnaev, better known as the Boston Bombers, who were responsible for nearly 270 maimed, wounded, or dead, and now the “San Bernadino Terrorists”who have now been proven to be fundamentalist Muslims and are celebrated as “Shahid” (martyrs) around the globe. They were not “violent extremists”. They were Mujahideen, “soldiers of Allah”, on jihad.
Disregarding the obvious elephant in the room, both the government and the media, began hunting for fleas and swatting at gnats. “Whatever could be the reason for this horrendous tragedy?” In the Boston Bombing case the story line continued for hours into days that this had to be the work of some “right wing extremists”, and even the President floated a hint or two about April 15th being “tax day”, of course insinuating it was a right-wing tax protest, obviously connected to the Tea Party.
Even before the victims at San Bernadino were removed from the horrific scene of the attack, commentators, reporters and officials were forming a narrative of “3 White Males dressed in military fatigues and body armor“. Many of the reporters were hoping they were White Supremist’s, not even holding out the possibility of a terrorist attack. In fact, there seemed to be a refusal to even consider the possibility of the shooters having any ties to Islam, continuing, like CNN’s Harry Houck and law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes, to speculate “right-wingers” were most likely the culprit; Fuentes surmising it to be “an anti-government domestic militia group”. [H/T Newsbusters]
After all, there have been so many “right wing” attacks – Like the first bombing of the World Trade Center back in ’93; no wait, that was Islamic jihad. Oh, like the 911 attacks when Tea Party members flew passenger airliners into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and were headed for the White House; oh…sorry, those were Islamic jihadist hijackers. Well, like the DC Snipers who terrorized the city for 3 weeks in 2002; no wait, they were Islamic also. Well then there was the White Supremacist, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed one soldier and wounded another in front of the recruiting office in Arkansas in 2009; sorry, again Islamic jihad.
Well…there are so many events that are known to have connections to “conservative right wing Christian radicals” such as: The Fort Hood Massacre when that Christian shooter yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he gunned down 40 people, killing 13. The 2009 Riverdale New York bomb plot planned by 4 radical Tea Party grandma’s, the Times Square Bomber who had his SUV full of propane tanks and fireworks (surely some redneck like Larry the Cable Guy), the “Fort Dix Six”, the “Underwear Bomber”, the “Shoe Bomber”, etcetera ad nauseam.
My, my, what could it be? What ever could it be that is initiating all these attacks and plots?
[According to this Congressional report, there have been well over 60 successful, attempted, or plotted Islamic Jihad Terrorist attacks on US soil between 9-11-2001 and Jan of 2013.]
Of course, most of these were played off as “Lone Wolf” scenarios where the terrorist was “self-radicalized”.
Listening to all the ‘crack investigative reporters and hard-hitting journalists’, one could come to the conclusion that these guys just must wake up one morning and “self-radicalize” deciding today is a good day to kill some people’.
This term is a copout for lazy journalists and downright deceiving when used by anyone. A person cannot “self-radicalize” any more than “self-socialize”. There must be a cause, a mentor, or an ideology that brings a person to the point that he is willing to, no, compelled to kill random people that he doesn’t even know.
That mentor, in many cases, is a spiritual leader. That cause, or ideology, which is that rather enormous and obnoxious “elephant in the room” that none of the trilobites are willing to discuss? Islam.
Forget Islam as a Religion
The sooner Americans refuse to continue accepting Islam as a viable and peaceful “religion” and begin to view it as the sociopolitical ideology that it truly is, the greater the possibility the America will survive its onslaught.
The root problem for America is not that Islam has come to colonize her, which it has, but the fact that we have allowed “multi-culturalism” (immigration without assimilation) and “pluralism” (all cultures, ideologies, realities are equal) to progress unchecked resulting in a “balkanized” or “tribal” society wherein competing ideologies are viewed as co-equal. Not all ideologies are conducive to civilized society, nor are they consistent with the basic premise of freedom, as established in America’s founding documents.
If I were to try to convince you that Germany’s National Socialism (Nazism) is a peaceful ideology that was hijacked by a few “self radicalized” individuals, resulting in the holocaust, you’d laugh in my face. Well, that’s a pretty good comparison: You have a ‘prophet’ by the name of Hitler who sought to consolidate power under a banner of a unified ideology by clearing the field of competing ideologies, and went to war in order to stoke the economy and gain control of more land area. Had Muhammad access to German weapons of mass destruction he would certainly not have hesitated to use them. Hitler’s Holocaust resulted in an estimated 11 Million deaths, many of which were communist (because Karl Marx was Jewish), mentally or physically handicapped, Jehovah’s Witness, homosexual, or Christian leaders such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer who refused to place their names upon the “Aryan Clause” and become “Reich Churches” to do the bidding of the “almighty Fuhrer”. But his “Final Solution” for 6 million Jews had already been proven and prescribed by Islam’s prophet Muhammad in the Arabian Peninsula 1400 years prior in places with such names as Banu Quaraysa and Khaybar, where Muhammad slaughtered unarmed male prisoners and enslaved the girls, and women, finally appropriating all Jewish property to Muslims.
Both economies required perpetual war. (The fundamental Islamic world view is “Dar al-Islam” or Dar al-Harb: The world is divided and you either dwell in the “House of Islam”, where Islam rules, or you dwell in the “House of War” and are subject to Jihad.)
Both ideologies have religious overtones (Hitler was worshipped and given a godlike status). Both ‘prophets’ were consumed with power. Both cultures fostered distrust and suspicion (Gestapo was everywhere and anyone who challenged the Prophet was dealt with harshly.) Both Nazism and Islam are fundamentally racist. Neither can compete philosophically with opposing values, absent of an oppressive legal system or war.
Consider the following argument:
“Well, you know those “Brown Shirts” are really not as bad as the SS or Gestapo. Now those SS are some evil dudes. SS are the real “radical” Nazi’s. The Brownshirts might beat you up but those SS will kill you! We really need to reach out to those individuals and find out why they hate us so much. But most of the Nazi’s are moderate. They aren’t violent at all. Sure, they go to the rallies where Hitler is speaking, but they’re just normal folks like you and me! They want the same for their families as we all want. Yeah, Nazism is actually a very patriotic and peaceful ideology, it’s just been hijacked by some radicals who seek to politicize it, and destroy property and kill people and take their property in the name of this peaceful movement.”
Well, as you can see this defense of Nazism just doesn’t fly! Ironically, this is the exact apologetic defense that Islam gets from not only the American mainstream media, but from our government as well!
This term makes about as much sense as “Obamacare”. An individual who is willing to commit a violent act of mass murder and mayhem in the name of his god, or any other cause, is soaked in an ideology which is taught or programmed into a person’s psyche. That ideology doesn’t simply spawn in the mind of the perpetrator. It comes from someone else, whether through print or other media; from a teacher, guide or mentor. But the term “self radicalize” is specifically designed to deflect attention from that aforementioned ‘elephant’ sitting in the middle of the room.
Islam is that ideology and it can be taught by other people or the documents themselves, the Koran, Hadith, and countless commentaries and books of Islamic scholars (such asSeyyid Qutb) may be read and studied by the individual, even to the point of the student acting upon those teachings. Tamerlan Tsarnaev did not “self-radicalize” anymore than Nidal Hasan or Osama bin Ladin. He was taught. He was taught the purest form of Islam, the Fundamentals of Islam. He believed it, he consumed it, and finally it consumed him. His actions were based on his faith in his Scriptures (Koran), his prophet (Muhammad), and his god (Allah).
“We Love Death more than You Love Life”
The first victim of Islam is the Muslim. Islam is, as I have pointed out before, a Great Black Beast. It will consume everyone in its path if left unchecked, until finally there is no competing religion or ideology permitted. There is a creed that surfaces occasionally when studying the Islamic culture which is so shaped by the obligatory act of jihad: “We love death more than you love life.” It has been a part of Islam since its earliest doctrines were formulated during that period immediately following Muhammad’s death in 632 (AD). This is that age of Islamic conquest the four “Rightly Guided Caliphs”, It is used by Hamas in their propaganda media. It was recently used in a letter to the British government by six terrorists who pleaded guilty of planning an attack on the EDL last year. It was repeated by the Madrid terrorists and actually earned a slide in a power point presentation by Nidal Hassan prior to his jihad attack which resulted in 13 dead and 32 wounded at Fort Hood, Texas. Islam is the largest death cult in the world. Those countries and regions where Islam rules unchecked are anything but bastions of freedom.
CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) came up with a new word in order to try to embarrass and defeat anyone who opposes Islam. They have been quite successful in defining the Islamic narrative in the United States. That word is “Islamophobia”. The goal is to paint opposition to Islam as bigoted, racist, and xenophobic. It doesn’t stick. Sorry CAIR, I am not afraid of Islam, I am not a racist, nor am I a bigot. But I will tell you what true “Islamophobia” is. Just as the word says, “Fear of Islam”. But CAIR has misplaced the word.
Islamophobia is when a free press self-censors for fear of offending Muslims and consequential retribution from Islam.
Islamophobic is a government which refuses to name the enemy in a war which has been declared on the United States of America by the collective ideology called Islam, for fear of political influence of CAIR, ISNA, ICNA among Islamic organizations, and fear the Saudi’s will pull out of Wall Street and crash our economy.
Islamophobic is a White House which is more interested in “winning the hearts and minds” of a sworn enemy than defeating him, while Islamic groups like CAIR and the OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference) filter every training manual and terrorism report issued by the Pentagon.
Islamophobia is when a military acquiesces to the demands of that same sworn enemy to deny Christian or Jewish religious ministry to its own soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen on sovereign soil of our military bases in Afghanistan, but allows an Imam to pray over our dead SEAL’s at Baghram AFB, damning their souls in the name of Allah.
Islamophobic is a President who is more interested in punishing the producer of a two-bit video “slandering the prophet” than he is about punishing those who murdered 4Americans in Benghazi, Libya in a jihad attack, for fear that he will lose the upcoming election if he offends Muslims.
Islamophobia is an Attorney General who vows to prosecute those who say anything critical of Islam. THAT, my friends is “Islamophobia”.
In the words of Billy Vaughn, father of Aaron Vaughn, one of 26 Navy Seals killed in the “Extorsion 17” helo crash in Wardok Province in 2012, “When you hide the truth, you become part of the lie.”
Americans must face the truth. We have allowed our government and our media to hide the truth. We have hidden our own faces from the truth. The ideology that is Islam is fundamentally, and diametrically opposed to America and all that she stands for.