The wealth and freedom and individualism of the west is an affront to all those who are poor and unfree, argue the jihadists. Rather than yearning to breath free themselves however, they would prefer the death of those who do. Here's an example, quoted by 'The Times,' of what one death-worshipping maggot argued in an essay posted to an Al Qaeda affiliated site:
Yes. Ask yourself. And arm yourself. And wake the fuck up. That "legendary and miraculous act" was the death of nearly 3000 people, and the destruction of what was two of civilisation's greatest symbols. The people who sent those 19 young men out on that mission of suicide and death want more of these "glorious days," and make no mistake those 19 dead young men have many more willing 10 and 11 and 18 and 20 year-olds eager to step into their shoes to deliver them "glorious days" again in the future, and a lot more than 19 million more who will cheer them on and fund them and supply them to do it.
What a beautiful morning it is today, an amazing morning when we witnessed this great power flailing in every direction as if it were a slaughtered headless animal....
Some believe that if Bush were to leave then the situation would improve and become stable. But the eternal truth is that there is no difference between Bush and the one who preceded him, or the one who will succeed him, and for a very simple reason: cloning is an inherent property of the American presidential personality. Every new president is a perfect copy of the previous one...
Three children, 10 or 11 years old, who watched the recently released film “United 93” at the theater zealously and gleefully cheered when the plane hit the tower, as if they were watching a goal being scored in a soccer match against an opposing team. What is it that makes these children so happy about this crash that they stand up and strongly applaud? Ask yourselves, oh Americans, what is it that made those 19 young men engage in such a legendary and miraculous act...?
These murderers are willing to destroy themselves to carry out "such legendary and miraculous acts." They mean it. They beg for it.
Read on and reflect: reflect that the jihadists do mean every word of it. And have a look at this this video from MEMRI for a vivid reminder of how genuinely evil the Islamists are. "A documentary film about the Arab and Iranian reaction to 9-11 incorporates footage from various TV and satellite stations in the Middle East. It was made with Interface Media Group and narrated by acclaimed actor Ron Silver." [Hat tip Objective Standard]
As Leonard Peikoff's colleagues at the Ayn Rand Institute observe:
Read on and find out why the Islamic totalitarians remain resolutely un-demoralised, and what can be done in defence of our own freedom, if the will existed to do so.
Five years into our "war on terror," the Iraqi insurgency is raging, with no apparent end to the new recruits eager to wage jihad against the West. Support for offensive action has faded among a disheartened American public, while the terrorists are growing in number and in boldness.
Where have our leaders gone wrong? What kind of leadership failure can demoralize a whole nation of honest, productive citizens, while leaving suicide murderers stirred to righteous action?
LINKS: The apocalypse will be blogged - New York Times - requires free one-time registration [Hat tip Noodle Food]
The Arab and Iranian reaction to 9/11: Five years later - MEMRI [43 minute streaming film]
A video from MEMRI on the Arab and Iranian reaction to 9/11 - brief summary of the film by Principles in Practice, the blog of The Objective Standard
Why we are losing hearts and minds - Keith Lockitch, Ayn Rand Institute
Tunnel vision - Cox and Forkum
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