Most Americans do not understand what our country and the world is truly facing. It's time we became fanatics about terrorism. Terrorists are here there and everywher
Most Americans do not understand what our country and the world is truly facing. It's time we became fanatics about terrorism. Terrorists are here there and everywhere.
Who are the terrorists? Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah are just two names that are familiar to most people. There are many other terrorists’ organizations and groups that are at war against people in many countries. Terrorists are the embodiment of hate. Their goals are to conquer and destroy.
Radical Islam wreaks havoc by murdering and instituting their tyrannical rule wherever they dwell. Contrary to the appeasers and naysayers around the world, America and Israel had nothing to do with the birth of this depravity.
There comes a time when those in this country--and abroad--who believe that talking to terrorists and hoping that they will contain themselves must simply face the truth: Islamofacism; terrorism; radical Islam; whatever you choose to call it, must be defeated to the point of complete annihilation.
Terrorists are not “freedom fighters;” Nor are they soldiers. Soldiers do not strap bombs on their bodies and blow themselves up while murdering others. Islamic terrorists have wanted death for all non-Islamists from the very beginnings of their concept of faith. Terrorists kill Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists and all others who are not of their belief. Terrorists have no interest in peace.
Fundamentalist Islamic beliefs go back all the way to Taqi al-Din ibn Taymiyya, born in 1269 AD. A jihad (holy war) is waged against transgressors of the word of Allah as conveyed by the Prophet Mohammed.
The fascist’s Islamic cry is for a jihad which supports the “five pillars” of Islamic prayer. "No God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet" is the pillar of Muslim belief. For Islamic terrorists that have no concept of another’s religious beliefs, it becomes nearly impossible to even consider negotiating a peace; for how can there ever be a real peace when terrorists have no interest in tolerance of other faiths? Israel is a glaring example of this fact.
Israel has been fighting these terrorists for decades. Israel's plight is an open window that shows what the entire world is facing today. Peace talks do not work with radicals seeking to overthrow the social order of the entire world. More than fifty years of peace talks have resulted in the full scale war that Israel is now fighting.
The following is an editorial from The Washington Times:
Hezbollah and Main Street
A thought-provoking sideshow to Israel's war on Hezbollah -- and what a precious gift Israel would bestow on the Free World by destroying the Hezbollah mini-state -- is the effort to extract "foreign nationals" from Lebanon, some of whom have had their summer vacations in Hezbollah strongholds interrupted by war.
Who are these people now clamoring by the thousands for international rescue? Press reports label many of them 'dual nationals.' Some, despite their British, Swiss, American or French passports, make Lebanon their home. I was quite startled to hear, in an online audio report posted by the Daily Telegraph, that British passport-holders evacuated to Cyprus were undergoing 'Home Office screening' to determine whether they 'might constitute a threat.' The report reasoned that this made sense 'because obviously we're talking about a large number of people who have lived in the Middle East most of their lives.'
This presents a bizarre spectacle: Britain's navy re-patriating what you might call extreme expatriates who potentially pose a 'threat' to Britain as a partner in the so-called war on terror. This makes the following headline from the Guardian all the more inapt: 'Britain's biggest sea evacuation since Dunkirk.' As I recall, none of the 300,000 Dunkirk evacuees required a security screening before returning home.
In this wide-open question of loyalties we may see the expanding emptiness of the modern nation-state, where basic identification with the nation itself is no longer at the core of citizenship. And that includes the United States, where, for example, a good stretch of Main Street follows the Israeli war on Hezbollah via Al Jazeera -- at least Main Street in Dearborn, Mich., which writer Debbie Schlussel has described as 'the heart of Islamic America, and especially Shia Islam America.'
As the New York Times reported from Dearborn, 'For miles along West Warren -- in hair salons, restaurants and meat markets -- shopkeepers and their relatively few customers stared at televisions tuned in to Al Jazeera.' Incidentally, there were 'relatively few' customers out and about only because, as one baker knew, 'most of his regular customers were home watching [Al Jazeera], just as they had all day, every day,' since Israel's offensive began.
Why does this matter? Al Jazeera, of course, is the relentlessly anti-American, anti-Israeli, jihad-boosting "news" network. To find TVs in the heartland tuned in to this station today is roughly akin to coming across an American town, circa 1942, tuned in to Axis propagandists Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw Haw.
But this isn't, as they say, your father's heartland. Hezbollah itself is popular in Dearborn, which can fill a banquet hall to celebrate 'Lebanon Liberation Day' -- the day Hezbollah claims as victory when Israeli forces withdrew in 2000. Osama Siblani, the publisher of Dearborn's Arab American News, considers members of Hezbollah -- along with Hamas and other jihadist groups -- freedom fighters. And, as Mr. Siblani tells it to the Detroit News, he's not alone: 'If morally supporting Hezbollah or associating with [Hezbollah spiritual leader Muhammad Hussein] Fadlallah is a crime, 'there is not going to be enough buses to haul the people out and take them to jail.'
Mr. Siblani was speaking before the Israeli offensive began. But not before the 1983 Hezbollah bombings in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 241 U.S. servicemen, 63 U.S. Embassy personnel and 58 French paratroopers. And not before the 1984 Hezbollah torture-murder of CIA station Chief William Buckley in Lebanon. And not before the 1985 Hezbollah hijacking of TWA Flight 847 and the torture-murder of Navy diver Robert Stethem. And not before the 1988 Hezbollah torture-murder of Lt. Col. William Higgins. And not before the Hezbollah bombings of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992, killing 29; the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires in 1994, killing 96; or the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996, killing 19 U.S. servicemen.
American sympathy for Hezbollah profanes the American dead. In our wide-open society, however, such allegiance isn't considered beyond the pale. But it should be. And it could be. I have long argued that the 'war on terror' is an amorphous term -- sacrificing clarity for fuzzy political correctness. What if we, as a nation, belatedly declared war on specific jihadist groups -- al Qaeda and Hezbollah and other organizations dedicated to our destruction? This would have the tonic effect of clarifying not only our enemies' identity, but our own.
We can't fight if we don't know who we're fighting. We can't win if we don't know who we are.
America and the rest of the civilized world need to face up to the job that must be taken on and completed. We are fighting a global war on terror that began long ago, and it is a war of pure evil. The only way to fight evil is with determined force coupled with a certainty of purpose and belief that crushes evil--in this case, terrorism--out of existence.
Since 9/11, President Bush has understood the war on terror. He has put America on a war footing so we do not only become the victims of terrorism again, but hunt down terrorism wherever it thrives.
As Bush has stated time and again, this is a fight that will exceed his term(s) in office, and possibly, span generations.
In the meantime, the world has to deal with terrorism. And the sooner it comes to grips with that fact, the better off all will be. Terrorism knows no boundaries, law, or moral authority save that of Islamofascism.
Until the world eradicates terrorism as it did the black plague, terrorism will be here, there and everywhere.
In addition to having written for WEBCommentary, Marie's writings have appeared on many sites, including The New Media Journal, ChronWatch, and Commonconservative, to name a few. Marie is no longer writing online commentary.
Marie's refreshing and spirited point of view is reflected in her writings, genuine and spiritual opinions regarding God and his teachings. Marie is a practicing Christian, a nurse, a student of the Bible, and a patriot. Many of Marie's articles are a reflection of her great admiration for those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is an advocate for the troops, as well as the Blue and Gold Star Mothers of America, and their families. Marie has appeared as a guest with political talk show host Bruce Elliott on WBAL-1090 AM.