RAMADAN 2003: TERRORISM OR A NEW WORLD WAR?
By Alan Caruba
Tell me, please, what kind of Islamic discipline, self-restraint, and generosity was being exercised on October 4 in a Haifa restaurant famed for its joint ownership by both Mus- lims and Jews? Yet another “martyr” blew herself up and took nineteen lives while wounding sixty people, among the dead, four infants.
The Haifa killings occurred on the eve of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. In 1973, Yom Kippur was the date selected by Egyptian and Syrian forces to launch a sur- prise attack on Israel. The utter contempt of Judaism and Jews is central to Islam and it is extended to people of all other faiths.
Louis Rene Breses, a Purdue University Professor of Political Science, notes that “Is- raelis have endured nearly one terror attack every hour of every day for thirty-one con- secutive months. These attacks, with knives, guns, hatchets, acid bottles and bombs filled with razor blades dipped in rat poison, have had absolutely nothing to do with Pal- estinian "self-determination." Rather, they have expressed barbarism as an end in it- self…”
This is the legacy of a religion that demands the same respect as Judaism and Christi- anity. What kind of “religion” authorizes suicide for the purpose of killing anyone? Islam’s holy book says, “Do not consider those who are slain in the cause of Allah as dead. They are living by their Lord.”
Amazingly, despite the endless attacks by Muslims against non-Muslims, the awareness that Islam is engaged in a global war, not merely “terrorism,” has not yet achieved a point that evokes more than momentary outrage of the latest incident somewhere. An epilogue by Eliot Cohen to Dr. Daniel Pipe’s book, Militant Islam Reaches America, states that “Militant Islam distinguishes itself from any other contemporary political movement in the magnitude of its ambitions, seeking not just to influence the adherents of one religion or control of one region. Rather it aspires to unlimited and universal power. Only Islamists have the temerity to challenge the liberal [international-legal] world order in a cosmic battle over the future course of the human experience. This translates into a worldwide battlefield.”
By way of illustration, permit me to remind you about last year’s Ramadan. In Septem- ber, 2002, Christians were murdered in a church as they worshipped in Karachi, Paki- stan. Later that month, as Hindu worshippers gathered in a temple in western India, Muslim gunmen killed at least thirty of them, wounding another forty-five. In Russia, Chechen Islamic warriors took over a theater full of people, threatening to blow it up. Their rescue resulted in a hundred and fifty dead. In October, 2002, a bus in northern Israel was bombed, killing fourteen people. This carnage occurred in the weeks leading up to and including Ramadan.
“This year, Ramadan will not only be a time of spiritual reflection and renewal, but also a time to reach out to people of other faiths to educate them about Islam and the American Muslim community,” says CAIR. Meanwhile, in September, one of its former officials pled guilty to terrorist-related crimes in federal court.
Americans are being “educated” about Islam, but the lessons are written in the blood of those who died on September 11, 2001, and the craven murders of our brave soldiers putting their lives on the line to liberate Iraqis and help rebuild that plundered Muslim nation. American blood has been spent to protect Muslims in Afghanistan, in Kuwait, in Bosnia, in Serbia, and in Somalia.
Even as this is written, Muslim members of the U.S. military have been detained on sus- picion of spying and one faces the prospect of a firing squad for having killed his superior officers during the Iraq invasion. In the prisons of America, Muslim imams are hard at work converting the criminal population to do Islam's bloody work.
As to the American Muslim community, I have no doubt that many are utterly appalled by what their fellow Muslims have done and are planning to do to harm America in the name of Allah. Nor do I also have any doubt that its mosques, its schools, and socalled charities are places where the darkest plots are being hatched.
Every CAIR news release begins “In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merci- ful.” I cannot find any evidence of Islamic compassion or mercy. What I see are Muslims who, in the name of Islam, kill innocent people--large numbers of innocent people. I see Muslims who kill other Muslims, Muslims who kill Christians, Muslims who kill Jews, and Muslims who kill Hindus.
No thanks. I don’t want to be educated about a “religion” that sanctions murder, con- trary to every other faith on Earth. What I need to know is how to defend myself against it.
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