Was treated to the “usual” chorus of garbage last night concerning the war crimes that occurred in Paris yesterday. Didn’t even have to hunt for the idiocy to find it; it was on many channels and all over the web blogs. By garbage, I mean the verbal spew by people of various religions and affiliations trying to make arguments of moral equivalencies with the practice of Islam displayed yesterday in Paris. While a majority of people were arguing back and forth over what to do about “radical” Islam, there were many posters commenting on how evil the west is; how Christians have hands just as bloody, how the Bible is filled with the same exhortations to kill the non-believers as is the Koran. Believe it or not, many were repeating the same lines (paid on-line posers?) about how Timothy McVeigh and James Holmes, the Colorado Theater gunman, were Christian extremists, no worse than the three suspected French radicalized gunmen in Paris. I kid you not. Then of course, I stumbled upon good old Howard Dean, extolling the virtues of Islam, insisting that the three gunmen involved can’t be considered Muslim, their cries of “Allahu Akbar” notwithstanding. Of course, on all things Islamic, I always refer to Mr. Dean.

practicing the faith...

practicing the faith…

Sorry Howard, but I’d rather take my cues from someone who doesn’t have his head firmly encased in his lower colon. Like Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Maybe many of you have never heard of him; as chief of the Egyptian military, he played a key role in overthrowing Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt. Maybe it’s because our own administration, in the same physical contortion as Howard Dean, so fully supported Morsi and the Brotherhood that you might not have heard his speech on New Year’s Day. Speaking before the ministry, Sisi was very clear on what is causing the radicalization of Islam. You really need to read his speech. Howard, please take note:

I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.”

Placing the blame squarely where it lies may be a new concept to many people today. So Sisi may be a man ahead or behind his time; you decide. But he’s calling out the clerics who inspire this type of radicalization all over the world. And while we debate how many people James Holmes killed in the name of Christianity (none), Sisi makes it clear that Islam cannot surely believe that the 1.6 billion Muslims of the world want or need to kill the other seven billion inhabitants of the planet just so they can survive. In fact, in 2013, twelve people in the west died from terrorist attacks; however, twenty-two thousand people in non-western countries died from Muslim terror. Did any of these die because of a cheesy satirical cartoon or obscure internet video? Islam is far more dangerous to its adherents than it is to the rest of us.

The greatest export from any of these Muslim countries is the immigrant, much touted and revered under the scheme of diversity and tolerance. And they bring not only their Muslim faith with them; they bring their radical Imams as well. Sorry to paint with the broad brush, as many of you who follow me know I hate to do; but what turns a moderate Muslim radical? Is it the largess of the host country? The freedoms they come to experience? Or is it the constant droning by these Imams five times a day of how evil the west is, how they need to bring the infidels to their knees, subjugate their women and impose their version of Sharia on the new host country? If they fully succeed in bringing the new Caliphate they so desire, do they realize it is they who would then be the infidels, dying in greater numbers at the hands of other Muslims at the behest of these same Imams?

And what of the west and western civilization as we know it? Are we too weak in the knees and in our convictions of what civilization and humanity look like to defend it? For some strange reason, Europe has already ceded large swaths of their sovereignty to this twisted ideology. Why should there be sections of Paris that even the local police fear to go, blocks allowed to be ruled separately by Muslim authority? Probably the same rainbows-and-unicorns-everything-is-equal type of thinking that allows radical Imam Anjem Choudary of London to remind us all that the good folks of Charlie Hebdo knew what the consequence would be for their freedom of expression. Howard, you may want to pay attention to this guy too;

“Muslims consider the honor of the Prophet Muhammad to be dearer to them than that of their parents or even themselves. To defend it is considered to be an obligation upon them. The strict punishment if found guilty of this crime under sharia (Islamic law) is capital punishment implementable by an Islamic State. This is because the Messenger Muhammad said, “Whoever insults a Prophet kill him.”

In a nutshell, here’s a leader of the cult of Islam telling the free world that Muslims, yes, even those wonderful moderate Muslims we hear about so much, have the divine right to kill anyone they feel demeans their prophet, whether the offender is a Muslim or not, whether the act occurs in a Muslim theocratic state or a western country. Nice that. And in most of Europe and in parts of the United States, this opinion is considered valid. We must be tolerant of others’ beliefs that they have a divine right to kill us anytime we piss them off. Because all religions are equal you know. (Except in certain parts of Dearborn and Paris.)

Not sure why this is so hard to understand; when someone punches you in the face, you’re in a fight. Whether you like it or not. And when someone declares war on you, you don’t get to say “nu-uh.” Islam has declared war on the west. In fact, it has declared war on civilization. You can deny it; you can wish it away. You can continue to appease, welcoming the enemy into your homes under the inspired liberal doctrines of diversity and multiculturalism, even going so far as to cordon off whole sections off your house you’re no longer able to inhabit unless you submit. But the religion of peace will always be a totalitarian theocratic political system bent on world-wide subjugation and implementation of a seventh century belief system that’s utterly incompatible with modern civilization. Once you figure that out, losing your right to publish a sarcastic, spiteful, silly cartoon in a mediocre publication should be the least of your concerns.