Sunday, November 07, 2004

We Know, We Know

When UBL released his latest video he tried to convince Americans that Sweden has been spared attack because, unlike the US, Sweden does not share in the "oppression of Arabs," which we can only assume means denying them the opportunity to kill at leisure. However, Al Quaeda faction members/sympathizers in the Netherlands seemed to have missed that memo.

I touched on this story a few days ago noting the irony that Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh killed for daring to suggest Islam promotes violence. The "religion of peace" demanded its followers shoot, stab, slit the throat and pin a 5-page declaration to the body of the great grandson son of Vincent. In this declaration, which can only be described as a third-rate, hackneyed poem of death we read and are expected to dread:
Death, Ms. Hirsi Ali, is the common theme of all that exists. You and the rest of the cosmos cannot escape this truth...There will come a day when one soul cannot help another soul. A day that goes paired with terrible tortures, ... when the unjust will press horrible screams from their lungs. Screams, Ms. Hirsi Ali, that will cause chills to run down a person's back, and make the hairs on their heads stand straight up. People will be drunk with fear, while they are not drunken. Fear will fill the air on the Great Day. I know definitely that you, Oh America, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Europe, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Netherlands, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Hirsi Ali, will go down.

Ms. Hirsi Ali is an ex-Muslim who scripted Mr. van Gogh's film Submission, which chronicles the brutalities and indignities Islam heaps upon the fairer sex. The fact that she is an ex-Muslim is an automatic death sentence according to the Koran.

The Dutch body count is much reduced, thus far constrained to Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, and for this we are grateful. As with America on 9/11 and Russia following the Beslan school massacre the Dutch may be gaining a dawning realization that while not all Muslims are terrorists all terrorists seem to be Muslims. There is something within Islam that makes it inherently nihilistic and savage. The Dutch are realizing that it cannot allow Muslims to enter their nation unassimilated because failure to do so means that it will be the Dutch who are assimilated and the Muslims won't be nearly as gracious as hosts.

This senseless murder of a lone filmmaker has netted the world a new ally in the War on Terror. We now hear such pained admissions as:
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, issued a statement that called Mr. van Gogh's slaying tantamount to a declaration of war. "The jihad has come to the Netherlands and a small group of jihadist terrorists is attacking the principles of our country," he said. "I hope the Netherlands will now move beyond denial and do what is fitting in a democracy — take action. "These
people don't want to change our society, they want to destroy it," he said.

It is a painful thing to have to acknowledge that your best intentions have allowed thugs an opportunity to destroy and enslave all you hold dear; but the Dutch should take consolation in the fact that they are on the right side of history and they need never feel alone in this difficult struggle...America is here to be a friend. We are sad that it has come to this, we grieve with the Dutch people, but we also stand beside you.

Bin Laden implies that if we sit passive and idle we shall go unmolested. First, I think he lies. Second, he wants us to abandon Israel, a thing we must never do. Third, it his diseased religion that creates people like him and while he himself may elect to leave us in peace there are many other individuals carrying that same disease. This is a clash of civilizations, akin to the struggle between Rome and Carthage. One of these civilizations must die are be so radically altered as to unrecognizable. It is a shame it has come to this, but this is what the jihadists have wanted since the days Mohammed reneged on his peace treaty with the people of Koreish.

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