Islamic terrorism is Islamic terrorism. No mater who is responsible – Chechen Islamists, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah or any member of any other group — it is still Islamic terrorism. The world has a problem. It is time to recognize it and do something about it.
Police officials are saying we have closure. We do not. What we have is the end of an incident and relief for a city and our country, but we do not have closure.
American news anchors are focusing on
Robert Spencer, a long-time and vocal expert on Islamic terrorism, said it best when he wrote, “characteristically for the mainstream media, they’re missing the point (probably willfully): the Boston Marathon jihad bombings were not a strike of the “Chechen insurgency,” which has never hit America before, but of the global Islamic jihad, which has struck in America before.”
The marathon bombings might have been the act of two individual men, but it was also the result of anti-American Islamist groups, directly or indirectly. Initial information suggests that even if the two suspects acted alone, they acted after Islamist indoctrination.
As they always do, Muslim apologists will come out of the woodwork to remind us that Islam is a religion of peace and the bombers do not represent the larger Islamic community.
We already know that. It is a given. It does not alter the fact that the preponderance of global terrorism is the result of Islamic terrorism.
The world has a cancer that must be contained if it cannot be eradicated. Ignoring it will not make it go away.
Just because the rest of the body is healthy when a human being contracts cancer in a specific location does not eliminate the disease and, unless removed, there is no way to stop if from spreading. Islamic terrorism is no different.
The Associated Press no longer uses the term “Islamist.” That approach is a step in the wrong direction.
The problem of radical Islam has grown too large. It is too vast to eradicate on a global basis. But it can be minimized. It can be contained. Not recognizing its existence is not the answer.
Foreign policy usually takes a back seat to the endless bickering and polarization of domestic politics. Then when something so heinous as the
Rather than attempting to find solutions, we console ourselves with candlelight vigils, pontifical expressions to make ourselves feel better or turn inwardly with reflections of anger and guilt. Such moments are necessary. They help us heal. They provide comfort to the actual victims and to the American people, who are also victims by virtue of our national identity.
But they are NOT solutions.
Some respond to incidents like the attack in
Islamic hatred is instilled in jihadists at a young age. Sometimes indoctrination begins before children can even walk. Many young minds are poisoned before they have any comprehension of what they supposedly believe.
Indeed, many peaceful Muslims recite Koranic verses on a daily basis during their daily prayers with no idea of what they are saying because they are spoken in Arabic.
Now that the tension and fear has abated and
If it is not, similar attacks will happen again and again.
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