First published at GOV:
Islamic Terrorism and Western Betrayal
On July 1, 2016, a group of seven militant Muslims attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in the Gulshan diplomatic area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The attackers shouted “Allahu Akbar!” Bangladesh has been rocked by a wave of deadly attacks on secular writers and against the few Christians, Hindus and Buddhists who remain in the country.
According to witnesses, Islamic radicals stormed the cafe armed with assault weapons, pistols and “sharp objects” before taking more than 30 people hostage. The terrorists then hacked 20 people to death, sparing only those who could recite the Koran. The cafe was eventually stormed by Bangladeshi commandos who killed the attackers. Among those killed were nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian and one American citizen. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared two days of mourning for the victims. She added: “Anyone who believes in religion cannot do such act. They do not have any religion, their only religion is terrorism.”
Muslim-dominated Bangladesh is estimated to house around 172 million people. That number keeps growing by a couple of million annually. In a poor and already densely populated country, such a rapid population growth is unsustainable.
In the year 2000, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was asked by the Los Angeles Times how the country was going to feed, house and employ the expected doubling of its population by 2050. She replied: “We’ll send them to America. Globalisation will take that problem away, as you free up all factors of production, also labour. There’ll be free movement, country to country. Globalisation in its purest form should not have any boundaries, so small countries with big populations should be able to send population to countries with big boundaries and small populations.”
Hasina is essentially arguing that her nation needs more Lebensraum, and that other countries should meekly accept this. Several Muslim nations seem to attempt a similar policy of population dumping through mass migration.
The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack in Dhaka, launched on the final Friday of Ramadan. Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan refuted claims that the Islamic State was behind the attack. According to him, the terrorists “are from rich families, they have good educational background.”
The claim that Islamic terrorism is caused by poverty has been disproved many times. Studies indicate that many Islamic terrorists have at least average education and income. Al-Qaida’s leader Osama bin Laden grew up in wealthy Saudi Arabia as the son of a billionaire. Saudi Arabia was never under European colonial rule. It is the origin of one of the world’s most brutal imperialist traditions, the Arab cultural imperialism of Islam, as the author V. S. Naipaul reminds us.
The U.S. State Department confirmed that a U.S. citizen was among those “senselesslymurdered” by Islamic terrorists in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This mass murder was far from “senseless.” Eyewitnesses clearly state that those who were Muslims were spared by the attackers. Those who were not Muslims were systematically tortured and murdered. This was a Jihadist attack. The pattern was similar to a previous terror attack in East Africa.
On September 21, 2013, a group of gunmen attacked hundreds of unarmed civilians at the upmarket Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack and siege lasted for several days and resulted in the deaths of 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers and 4 attackers. Several hundred people were wounded. Al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group with ties to the Islamic terror network al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for this attack.
The specifically Islamic nature of the mall attack in Nairobi was very clear. Even mainstream reporters from the broadcaster CNN stated that the terrorists “took turns to pray, removing shoes to perform the ritual washing in a room stacked with boxes. They bowed down in Islamic prayer, taking a break from incessant gunfire.” In video footage from the shopping mall, the gunmen are seen shooting members of the public and taking breaks for prayers in between their massacre.