This was previously posted in the Leavenworth Times Community Blog.
It is a sad truth that the average, garden-variety Muslim is not a terrorist, and in fact is a peaceful citizen who obeys the law and harms no one. Yet, within their ranks, usually hiding their identities and pretending to be good citizens, there are those who would kill, kidnap, steal, and destroy their own people or, preferably, kill non-believers in order to follow a perverted version of Islamic teaching. There are many more of Muslims who might not engage in acts of terror themselves, but who condone acts of violence against the West or against other Sects of their religion. They donate money and support the terrorists. For them, killing infidels is OK. The day after 9/11, many in Muslim countries danced in the streets and celebrated.
Muslims who follow the Koran, peaceful or not, want a world in which everyone will be a believer, and all will be subject to Sharia law. The Sunni Sect is particularly aggressive in pushing toward this goal. The majority of terrorist activities come from within their ranks, including Al Qaeda and ISIS. This is a terrifying theology, considering that to achieve it, all non-believers have to be eliminated.
The Koran, like the Holy Bible, is a large, ambiguous work that can be interpreted in many different ways. However, according to terrorismanalsys.com, it is interpreted selectively by Jihadists to justify violence against non-believers. According to thereligionofpeace.com, there are at least 109 verses in the Koran that directly justify the murder of non-believers.
There is a war, waged and plotted by Islamic Jihadists, against the West. As part of this, since it is difficult to come to America and the European countries themselves, they try to find converts within Western countries. They persuade these people to kill in the name of Islam. They have had success in this, as the Paris and Belgian attacks in the past few days prove. In Ohio, a man has been arrested this week and charged with plotting to launch a terrorist attack. He wanted the U.S. Capital Building with an automatic weapon, his sole desire to kill.
The Obama administration condemns terrorism in general but refuses to call it by its true name, Islamic Jihadism, the only significant threat. It is said, and denied and argued back and forth, that Obama as a child was educated in the Muslim religion, and perhaps that’s the reason why they soft pedal the Islamic threat. We in the West need to fight a war against Islamic Jihadists, and wipe them from the Earth. We can’t fight effectively if we haven’t named and identified our enemy.
What steps could be taken in a war against Islamic Jihad? Let me suggest a few. In the United States, pass laws to make it illegal to advocate terrorism in a Muslim mosque, as inciting to riot; make travel to the United States from any Muslim country require a VISA which is closely checked; require an exit VISA for any American traveling to a Muslim country; make it a major felony to travel to a foreign country and participate in terrorist training; close the borders with Mexico and Canada; modify Internet servers and switches to block internet traffic to and from Islamic sites known to sponsor terrorism; monitor all Muslim services in mosques; cut off trade and funding and apply sanctions to any Muslim country suspected of tolerating Jihadist organizations (including Palestine); stop oil exports from any country tolerating terrorists; round up and expel all Muslim non-citizens. Overseas, we should relentlessly attack ISIS, persuade Muslim countries to participate, and persuade them to preach against the Radical Islamist interpretations of the Koran, as the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has recently advocated.
Winston Churchill did not regard Muslims highly. In his wonderful way with words, he wrote this in his two-volume The River War in 1899:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
Note: I own the abridged, one volume version of this book, and it does not contain this quote. I copied the above excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the book The River War.
In my view, his words are mostly still true, but Muslim terrorists have caught up with modern Europe in many aspects of science, in that they have cell phones, internet, pickup trucks, rockets, machine guns, and many other items. They also have plenty of oil money to finance their insanity.
France and several other European countries made a major blunder in allowing large numbers of Muslim immigrants. In France, there are reportedly now some 750 areas which no non-Muslim goes into, because the Muslims who live there are so dangerous. In recent years, they have rioted, burned cars and other property, and supply a fertile breeding ground for fostering new terrorists. We must not let this happen here.