Rx for Viral Terror Attack: Lawyers or Antibodies (Military)?
Some LAWYER-Senators want Islamist terrorists treated as criminals (creating more jobs for lawyers). Muslims shed greater light on reality. Here are 3 pithy comments by muslims. LAWYER-Senators, please take note! (Emphasis added):
1- Claimed collateral damage is not always so: "Once the Americans bombed a bus crossing to Syria. We made a big fuss and said it was full of merchants," Abu Ibrahim said. "But actually, they were fighters." source: see # (7)
2- Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - The Pentagon has approved the release of a group of Uighur Muslims who are among the terror suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay, but the U.S. is trying to find a third country willing to take them, because of fears they will face persecution or death if they return to China.
3- The Radical Islamic Threat – An American Primer (Dec. 2004) - by Haneef Al-Humacao
Current U.S. Attitude: Complacent Civilians / Vigilant Military
In August 2004, neither the threat of radical Muslim terrorists nor a tenet of the entire Muslim faith requiring violence is acknowledged by politically correct U.S. citizenry or mainstream clergy. A prominent political party characterizes the Islamic jihadist threat as an overblown quest for power by isolated thugs from Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Muslim clerics do not condemn the thugs, however.
The risk of instant harm at the hands terrorists pales in comparison to highway mortality. This analogy is very wrongheaded, however. Terrorist violence is more of a plague –it can potentially wipe out society. Although plague contagion appears to lie dormant, vectors suddenly spread it to many victims. Likewise, Al Qaeda terror cells colonize and patiently plot, aided by sympathetic hosts.
Global Reach: Cells, Recruiting and Financial Support
According to Britannica Yearbook,1997, nearly one in five people claims the faith of Islam. There are 69 countries throughout the world whose Muslim populations comprise at least 10% of their total. There is at least one radical, Muslim leader in each of these countries capable of recruiting thousands of followers and diverting “charity” funds.
China’s Muslims, barely 3% of its total population, number almost 29 million, or twice the number of Southern Baptists in the U.S. The combined Muslim populations of just three small countries: Pakistan, Nigeria and Ethiopia exceeds the entire U.S. population. (CIA fact book statistics).
Less than 15% of Muslims are Arab. Most are Asian. Morrocan terrorists may have carried out Spain’s recent train bombings, but an almost “shoe bomber” was distinctly British. Al Qaeda supported cells have also been reported in the Philippines, Indonesia, France, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Italy, South America, the Chechen Republic, New York, Detroit, Florida, and Arizona. Muslim political influence has been growing steadily in France and there is currently one U.S. congressional candidate receiving Muslim support.
Historical Precedent: The “Scourge of God”
Islamic radical terrorism is nothing new. Global sovereignty of Islam has been their stated aim. Before bin Laden was Tamourlane (Timur the Lenk, 1336-1405). Calling himself “the Scourge of God,” Tamourlane unleashed his militant bands to vanquish Afghanistan, exterminate 80,000 souls in Delhi, and behead thousands of Christians who were in his way.
Terrorist Strategy: Incite Muslim Fervor to Violence, Exploit Our Weaknesses
Imbedded feminism, gay rights, and religious pluralism are not symbols of societal strengths to Wahhabi Muslims, but are symbols of Satanic power and infidel willingness to tolerate corruption. Only the U.S. lead coalition stands in the way of Tamourlane’s latest surrogates, who must pounce again and again to disrupt our economy. Beheading women and slaying children on U.S. soil, however, may ultimately prove less costly and more ghastly than monumental maneuvers to date. Given the chance, terrorists will gravitate to simpler tactics with greater frequency. Muslim candidates will seek political office to hasten destruction of our government and install war lords to invoke martial rule.
U.S. Counter: Deny Office, Promote Unity, Expect Clerical Condemnation
The would-be “war lord” of your region has already consorted with known criminals, lied to juries, aspired to, and more than likely been elected to political office. He/she has shown is spineless enough to convert to the Muslim faith in the two minutes required. We must shun such candidates; deny them office; promote national unity against terrorism; and expect their true leaders (i.e. Muslim clerics) to condemn acts of terror quickly, loudly and clearly.