And what about the clean-cut, wholesome appearance of the Bombay killers, so different from that of Muhammad Atta’s inbred-looking crew? It is the clearest demonstration of the eternal power of Islam over its followers. Even Muslims who seem entirely normal and “mainstream” might be terrorists. But we already knew that, didn’t we? Remember the photo of one of the July 2005 London bombers that was taken when he was on boating vacation a couple of weeks before the attack? A smiling, happy-looking, athletic young man. Yet he was a mujahadeen prepared to mass murder non-Muslims and die in the act. Such is the power of the jihadist mandate over the souls of Muslims. It has nothing to do with poverty, grievance, mistreatment, inequality. Their readiness and desire to kill are purely a function of the Koranic commands themselves, efficacious throughout the centuries:
So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. (Koran 9:5)This is the song that the Koran has sung to the souls of Muslims for 1,400 years and sings to them still. This call is for them the most sacred, the most holy, the most beautiful. So it doesn’t matter if they seem assimilated into the modern world—it doesn’t matter if they are clean-cut, well-educated, athletic, and with charming personalities. As long as they are Muslims, their souls are liable to thrill to that song.
And that is why the only way the non-Muslim countries can make themselves safe from jihadism is by excluding Muslims and quarantining them in their own lands. If non-Muslim humanity is to be safe and free, Muslim humanity must be permanently separated from the rest of mankind and be deprived of any means of having any effect on the rest of us. There is no other way.
GO GO FOR IT—DON’T LET THIS MESSAGE BE REMOVED FROM OUR SIGHTJames Pillman writes:
Great article. Some form of permanent separation from Muslims and the Muslim world is indeed the only way to protect ourselves. Did you see this article, where the only captured terrorist admitted that his instructions were to “target whites, preferably Americans and British”? I’d like to see this angle explored more, the specifically anti-white bias of Islamic terrorism. The Bali bombers code name for their prospective victims was “white meat” and Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for non-whites to rise up against whites in America. This is as much of a one-sided race war as it is a conventional jihad.Lisa writes:
I totally agree. However, I would add one more thing after your last statement:Taffy writes:
Not that this doesn’t make sense, but it’s not as though we can suddenly begin erecting fences or expelling heretofore law-abiding citizens. That’s what makes it all the more frightening. Remember the British-Muslim doctors?LA replies:
First, it cannot take place as long as non-discrimination is our ruling ideology. Once we reject the non-discrimination ideology, which in itself would be a radical change, then we could begin to be able to act rationally to defend ourselves.Transatlantic Conservative writes:
I wholeheartedly agree with you on every word of your short article. These Quran suras are all over the place in blogs and conversations. Very many people know of them meanwhile. The difficulty seems to be that a majority of Westerners see Quran suras the same way they see their own book, the Bible: a book of fairy tales, that has nothing to do with their real world. It’s voluntary blindness towards Islam and although every day brings a new Muslim terror attack somewhere in the world, they still WANT to believe Islam to be harmless. Therefore I do not see any change in perception by the Western public until the advent of a REALLY CATASTROPHIC Muslim attack on the US or Western Europe. If the Muslims are smart, they stop their terror attacks and just continue their demographic jihad. In Western Europe it is working already! And it will in the US, with the support of a foolishly permissive Democrat or Republican government. There’s no difference between the two.LA replies:
You lay out a scenario, in which Muslims consciously cease any behavior on their part that may provoke our reaction against them, and then you ask me for my practical thoughts on how to remove people who are deliberately refraining from doing anything provocative!Transatlantic Conservative (who immigrated to the U.S. from Europe some years ago) replies:
In Europe it is evident that (and I was in my homeland in September and listened) the “boiled frog” effect takes place. As long as the VAST majority cares solely about keeping their hedonistic little way of life, Europe is doomed. Besides a huge attack, only a significant economic depression (the real McCoy, with hunger and cold and all!) will save the frog.Vivek writes:
A fundamental question that we need to address is: are we obliged to be reasonable with those peoples who are determined to be unreasonable with us, and who will exploit our reasonableness only as additional weapons against us?Joel LeFevre writes:
Here’s something a friend of mine ends his e-mails with:
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