Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Where Will It End?

From an interview at cnn.com with Atta's father
Speaking to CNN producer Ayman Mohyeldin Tuesday in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, Mohamed el-Amir said he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus that killed 52 people, plus the four bombers.

Displayed prominently in the apartment were pictures of el-Amir's son, Mohamed Atta, the man who is believed to have piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center as part of the attacks on the United States.

El-Amir said the attacks in the United States and the July 7 attacks in London were the beginning of what would be a 50-year religious war, in which there would be many more fighters like his son.

and then there's this

An al-Qaeda-linked group that claimed responsibility for the London bombings has threatened to launch “a bloody war” on the capitals of European countries that do not remove their troops from Iraq within a month.

“This is the last message we send to the European countries. We are giving you one month for your soldiers to leave the Land of the Two Rivers,” the group called Abu Hafs al Masri Brigades said in a statement.

“Then there will be no other messages, but actions, and the words will be engraved in the heart of Europe.”

The “two rivers” in the statement refer to Iraq’s Euphrates and Tigris rivers. ...

“It is time for you to understand that the Mujahideen (holy warriors) will not leave their nation suffering under the stigma of humiliation and the killings by American fire which you allied with,” the statement said.

It vowed to launch “a bloody war, God willing”, against Denmark, Holland, Britain, Italy and other countries “whose soldiers are roving and having fun in Iraq.”


We assure to you that we are men who adore death as much as you love life,” the statement said. “Jihad (holy war) for God’s sake will go on until the end of days, to defeat the infidels, the dictators, and their followers everywhere.”

and so on and so on and so on.

Since the West is so much stronger than the radical Islamist element, and the Muslim world in general, if the bullshit doesn't end on the Muslim side, I can't see this ending anywhere but here

It certainly isn't my desired outcome, and I would not be the one to do it, but this sort of action, perpetuated ad nauseam, is the sort of thing that can turn ordinary folks into ruthless bastards who will end the bullshit. I hope it doesn't come to this.

Well, I don't think it can happen here. Europe will probably be pushed over the edge someday, but not here. No matter how bad things get, there will always be Americans with rifles who will defend those who are innocent. People must be judged on an individual basis, and that's all there is to the story. There will always be Muslims who do not tow the Islamist line, and who are peaceful. I, for one, and many like me will always stand up to evil on any side. As long as we still have our rifles, there will be no Holocaust in the United States.


Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

People must be judged on an individual basis...

Like Papa Fudge points out, "the tolerance of the majority depends on the loyalty of the minority." If "moderate" Muslims do not actively help put an end to the holy war against infidels, then ultimately all Muslims will have to be held accountable for the extremist B.S. the same way all Germans were for the Nazis.

7/19/2005 8:07 PM  

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