Deep down, we all know that more Muslims around the world privately applaud the slaughter of the Charlie Hedbo editorial-artist staff than are actually abhorred by it.
H/T: Doris Wise Montrose
The ideology behind al Qaeda’s bloody attack today is the same, and it is shared by Boko Haram, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, the Mullahs of Iran, the Taliban, and all Palestinian terrorist groups. All proudly yell: “Allahu Akbar,” when murdering innocent civilians.
And I would add, and their log term goals shared by overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims. The only difference between them is in tactics.
The Paris Attack
By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Thursday, January 8th, 2015 @ 5:51AM
President Obama is wrong. Free expression and a free press are clearly not “universal values,” as he asserted in his condemnation of the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris. The terrorist attack today was merely an enforcement of decades-long Islamist intimidation and terrorism campaigns against the West.
The leading Islamist terrorist group, the PLO, has pioneered the use of libel suit as threats against me and the Wall Street Journal and the National Review who published my documentation of the terrorist nature of the Hamas affiliated Holy-land Foundation in the late 1980s, and in the early 1990s, they threaten to sue me and the Wall Street Journal for publishing a detailed expose of Yassar Arrafat’s corruption. But they could scare us.
Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attacks on America, marked the increase of Islamist intimidation of free expression. At first, it was in the form of economic warfare, by filing expensive libel suits against those who exposed the funders of al Qaeda. London became the “libel Capital” of the world and the British Bar was paid well to abandon its pride.
The riots following the Mohammed cartoons in 2005 marked the escalation into physical attacks and submission to financial restitution for imagined insults to the prophet or the religion of Islam. That strategy was defeated in the United States by the SPEECH Act, in 2010, that protects American writers, cartoonists and film makers from the enforcement of foreign libel judgment. However, decades of financial and physical intimidation worked and political correction took hold in the West.
The Obama administration’s aversion to identifying Islamist terrorism took this further by choosing phrases such as “violent extremism” committed by “militants”.
This despite the fact that the United States was first officially informed about the Islamist ideology in the March 28, 1786, report by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They reported from London that the motive behind the Ottoman corsairs’ piracy was in the Koran:
“It was written in the Koran, that all Nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon whoever they could find and to make Slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.” (The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of America, page 605, Volume 1. Curiously, Google books‘ listing the State Department book does not mention this specific correspondence).