The Forever War Against Radical Islam

By Pat Buchanan

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The Forever War Against Radical Islam
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  On May 22 2017, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.

Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed “suicide-by-cop,” using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then slashing and stabbing patrons of pubs and diners in the nearby Borough Market.

By all accounts, the killers bore no special grudge against those they murdered. They appear not even to have known their victims.

Why, then, did they kill these strangers, and themselves?

A BBC eyewitness suggests a motive: “They shouted, ‘This is for Allah', as they stabbed indiscriminately.”

The murderers were Muslims. The rationale for their crimes lies in the belief that their bloody deeds would inscribe them in a book of martyrs, and Allah would reward them with instant ascension into the paradise that awaits all good Muslims.

Ideas have consequences. And where might these crazed killers have gotten an idea like that?

Is there a strain of Islam, the basis of which can be found in the Quran, that would justify what the murderers did at London Bridge?

On Palm Sunday, an explosion in Tanta, 56 miles north of Cairo, killed 29 and injured 71 Copts as they prayed at the Mar Girgis church. A second blast at a church in Alexandria killed 18 and wounded 35.

On May 26, masked gunmen stopped two buses carrying Coptic Christians to Saint Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Egypt, and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 25.

“I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism,” said Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar, Egypt's 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning.

Yet, years of such atrocities have effected a near-complete cleansing of Christianity from its cradle provinces in the Holy Land.

If these persecutors and killers of Christians are apostates to Islam, headed to hell for their savageries, why have not all the imams of the world, Shiite and Sunni, risen together to condemn them as heretics?

Clearly, from the suicide bombings and shootings of civilians in the Middle East, now across the West, there is a belief among some Muslims that what the killers are doing is moral and meritorious — taking the martyr's path to salvation.

When have the imams of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and West ever stood as one to condemn all such acts as against the tenets of Islam?

In condemning the London Bridge attack, Prime Minister Theresa May said that recent atrocities across England were “bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism.”

Correct. There is an extremist school of Islam that needs to be purged from the West, even as this school of fanatics is seeking to purge Christianity from the East.

  • We are at war. And the imams of Islam need to answer the question: “Whose side are you on?”
  • Are honor killings of girls and women caught in adultery justified? Are lashings and executions of Christian converts justified?
  • Do people who hold such beliefs really belong in the United States or in the West during this long war with Islamist extremism?

Other questions need answering as well.

Is our commitment to diversity broad enough to embrace people with Islamist beliefs? Is our First Amendment freedom of speech and of religion extensive enough to cover the sermons of imams who use mosques to preach in favor of expelling Christians from the Middle East and an eventual takeover of the West for an Islam where Sharia replaces constitutional law?

Are such Islamist beliefs not intolerable and perilous for our republic?

Clearly, the West is in a civilizational struggle, with the outcome in some doubt.

Four years after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese empire had ceased to exist. Japan was smoldering ruins, its navy at the bottom of the Pacific. An American proconsul, Douglas MacArthur, was dictating to the Japanese from the Dai-Ichi building.

Today we are in the 16th year of a war begun on 9/11. We are mired down in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Our victory in Afghanistan is being reversed by the Taliban.

While the ISIS caliphate is being eradicated in Raqqa and Mosul, its elements are in two dozen countries of the Mideast. Muslim migrants and refugees, ISIS and al-Qaida among them, are moving into Europe.

Terrorist attacks in the West grow in number and lethality every year. The new normal. Now, second-generation Muslims within Europe seem to be converting to a violent version of Islam.

To fight them, we are being forced to circumscribe our sovereignty and empower police and intelligence agencies of which free men were once taught to be wary.

Wars, it is said, are the death of republics. And we now seem to be caught up in an endless war.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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    James Bailey
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    James Bailey

    There is no such thing as extremist Muslims: Islam itself is Extreme by its very doctrinal nature.

    Isis, Al Qaeda, the so-called hate preachers (imams), they are the ones preaching true doctrinal Islam!

    Wake up people, we are faced with a choice: either we understand that Islam is at war with us, which means that 70%-80% of the 1.7 billion Muslims on the planet are our enemies.

    Denying that fact, is utterly suicidal.

    2nd Amender
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    2nd Amender

    LDavis,
    and what makes your statement different than demanding our liberal politicians and academics wake up to todays’ attacks on conservative thinking and those of us who will not be a victim?

    LDavis
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    LDavis

    The most troubling factor for me in all of this is that the leaders of the Islamic faith and the leaders of predominantly Islamic countries essentially have remain mute on the subject. There has been no condemnation of these acts from Saudi Arabia, for example; by omission, then, that nation – presumably the most influential in the Islamic world – is condoning these attacks, even when perpetrated upon other Muslims. It seems that violence and destruction of established societies are acceptable to this “religion of peace.” It does no good for Western civilization to condemn radical Islamism if the religion… Read more »

    Chuckbone56
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    Chuckbone56

    @LDavis, Do not be fooled. Islam encourages some of the believers to attack and kill infidels while others condemn the violence. It is a tactic used to confuse their enemies. The koran is filled with tactics meant to be used weaken any resistance to Islam. America needs to remove them from our shores and right soon or become like Europe. Islam brings misery and suffering wherever it goes. Can anyone deny this?

    curt
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    curt

    there is no such thing as a good muslim un less its dead.

    Wzrd
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    Wzrd

    You saying “it’s” made me laugh

    William M Butler, MSG USA ret
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    William M Butler, MSG USA ret

    During the Desert Storm times, I was given a copy of the Quoran, by a man, in Hafr-al-Batin. It had an english translation on each page. If you want the straight scoop on this religion, I suggest you get one and read it, also. “Cal” is not to far off in his opinions, from what I have read. As Julius Caeser said, ” Hold your friends close and your enemies even closer!”

    Stay alert, stay resolute and stay strong, in these troubled times.

    Cal
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    Cal

    Islam has waged a war against all other non-believers since the 8th century. We have been fighting the assaults of Muslims since our country’s founding (check out the Marine hymn). The problem is Islam, not those who are attacked by this vile and centuries old political movement. By their own dogma and widely deseminated writings, we have two choices: we die or they die. It is up to them to change, not the rest of humanity. To cease fighting an enemy that is working to destroy you is suicide!

    Chuckbone56
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    Chuckbone56

    Well said Cal! As for all you Islam apoligists try to wake up before they cut off your head.

    Gil
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    Gil

    And Christianity has warred with non-believers over the centuries yet no one’s calling for the extinction of Christians.

    Chuckbone56
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    Chuckbone56

    Who gives a damn about whats happened over the centuries. Rub the liberal crap out of your eyes and see what is happening now. Nothing can be done about the past. Islam is commiting murder now. Where are Christians commiting murder mow?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Chuckb, GFYG’s comment is a conclusion based upon twisted facts and faulty history. Christianity was not spread by war. Christianity was spread by Apostles and missionaries.
    People like GFYG, better pray every day that Islam does not take over the U.S. because Islam will not tolerate their speech, their behavior, or their life style.

    Gil
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    Gil

    It was most certainly was. You like to pretend those who did the hard work to force the masses to Christianity were a rogue bunch. Never mind they were the reason 1/3 of the world is Christian today.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Chuckbone, GOD talked to me while I was out on the tractor doing some ditch mowing. GOD said that he wanted me to start a new religion dedicated to the proposition that “the TRUTH is the opposite of the truth.” The high spokesman for this religion would be someone named GFYG, who would present himself, in writing, as if by magic. The symbol for this new religion would be the perfect circle.

    Gil
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    Gil

    I see . . .

    Jim
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    Jim

    That’s a load of horse crap! The Muslims want to do away with all Christians, or as they call us (Infidels). In their worldview there is no room for any other religion than their own. The rest of us Dhimmi’s must either pay a tax to exist in their world or die if we don’t want to convert. Christianity doesn’t preach slavery moron, nor does it preach death. It does however say that non-believer’s do condemn themselves to everlasting damnation. So you’ll probably have a nice long stay, best pack some tanning lotion for the warm climes of Hell.

    Gil
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    Gil

    Gee Muslim and Christianity sound about the same.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Jim, Apparently, GFYG does not know, or will not admit, that moslems hate dogs…or he agrees with them.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB wonder if mas-in-gil is allowed to eat pork , or maybe dogs? I know better than to ask about goats, hear they save those for other functions.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @OV, That was funny. You had me going: )

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB if mas-in-gil were to eat a ham, wonder if he ever figured out what that ham was cured of. that may be over his head you may have to explain that to him.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Do you suppose mas-in-gil lives in the getto???. oops I mean the new Democrat Plantation !!!

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Apparently mas-in-gil can’t hear the muslims calling for the extermination of all the infidels !!!!

    Firebrand
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    Firebrand

    Well the same could be said for the Jews who while in the US expounded that they should be killing Arabs / Mulims in what is now Isreal. It’s not as simple as Pat would make it, but I do agree half measures will not suffice. We can not back out of countries that we have “taken”, we can not back down from the threat. I believe that our country is great for having a broad view of life, but in the end we must have a mainly North European view otherwise the culture is lost as are the freedoms… Read more »

    tankbuster
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    tankbuster

    Trump met with over 60 Muslim country Leaders and basically told them to get their ducks in a row on Radical Islamist or lose US support.With in days they put Qatar on notice.

    Larry Brickey
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    Larry Brickey

    And those Muslims who’ve been here for generations? Hindus? Baha’is? How about the Native religions? Hardly Northern European. E pluribis Unum?

    Chuckbone56
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    Chuckbone56

    Which of these other religions are commiting murder? None. Just Islam. Get it now?

    Mickt
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    Mickt

    I’m confused, how is “expounding” a call for action against a group hostile to your existence congruent with the action of killing those who don’t believe a radical doctrine? Your entire post jumps the fence so many times I got tennis neck reading it! When was satanism outlawed? Part of the problem we have is due to wishy washy points of view that never resolve themselves! While President Trump’s political edges are rough he calls it like he sees it and he’s correct.Grow some nads dude. Take a real stand! Oh, and bone up on your history of the Zionist… Read more »

    Gil
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    Gil

    Do cite how a religion has allegedly been banned in spite of the 1A.

    explainist
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    explainist

    what you have to understand is, this is not radical Islam. This is true Islam. Those moslems who do not kill random infidels are less than committed. These murderous moslems are the standard issue normal moslems.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @explainist, Yep, it is just Islam. Lying to us to get control is allowed. Killing us to get control is allowed. moslems that do not actually participate give aid and encouragement.

    Gil
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    Gil

    Christianity is the One True Religion. All others are idolatry.

    Gil
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    Gil

    A simple search will bring up Muslim condemning the terror attacks but Pat & co. would assume it’s just a ruse.

    John
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    John

    Yes we saw how CNN staged it immediately after the incident

    Charlie Smith
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    Charlie Smith

    Dear VPC Gil
    You can’t really be that stupid, right? BTW, that’s a rhetorical question.

    DrSique
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    DrSique

    Gil’s not stupid but he is extremely ignorant. The latter can be cured with factual information but I highly doubt that will happen. When one is so wedded to their ideology that they will spend hours a day trolling websites with an opposing view, they are more than likely a lost cause. Certainly, Gil is one of those leftists who would crucify a Christian for not wanting to bake a “gay wedding cake” while simultaneously acting as an apologist for Muslims who would blow up little girls at a pop concert. Some mental illness is likely involved.

    Gil
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    Gil

    Gee you have firm grip on reality /sarcasm.