Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. — Voltaire
Islamic extremists have sworn to murder and pillage in the name of Allah and his prophet Mohammad. To millions of Muslims, infidels should be expunged. They interpret that the Quran demands a Holy War where murder and mutilation are essential to constructing a Caliphate.
Surrounding this evil core of several million coldblooded terrorists are hundreds of millions of Muslims that want Sharia law instituted worldwide. They believe Jews and Christians should suffer the punishments laid out by the Quran.
Black lives don’t matter. White lives don’t matter. Hundreds of millions believe only Muslim lives matter. But even Muslim lives are expendable if lost in the butchering of nonbelievers.
There are more than 1 billion Muslims in the world. If we assign a ridiculously low number of 0.5 percent Muslims worldwide that are willing to use violence, we have 8 million jihadists bent on murder.
In 2013, Pew Research released a comprehensive study based on their estimate of 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. Pew took a snapshot of how the Muslim world felt during a four-year-study that included 38,000 face-to-face interviews in 39 countries.
The good news according to Pew is that the majority of Muslims, 78 percent, do not openly support murdering infidels for Allah.
The bad news is that more than 20 percent of the 1.3 to 1.5 billion Muslims in the world support violent jihad. This translates to more than 300 million Muslims who support the murder of apostate, blasphemers, gay people, cartoonists that depict Mohammad and women of questionable moral fiber. One group that studied the Pew report concluded that the Muslim world is radicalizing at breakneck speed.
It is an even more startling situation in the United States where one in five of the 2.6 million Muslims living in America support jihad. For them, every day a Jew or Christian is murdered is a good day.
For this reason alone, Democrats are wrong in obstructing President Donald Trump’s go-slow immigration policies for Middle Easterners. If the United States allows 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, they will allow for the arrival of at least 1,000 supporters of violent jihadists. How many from that group will happily strap a bomb to themselves is anybody’s guess, but if just one in 10,000 refugees is successful, the blood will be on the hands of Democrats.
Progressives eager to absolve Islam
If Islamic extremists don’t value our lives why should we value theirs? Yet progressives insist that such attitudes are held by white racists. This is of course impossible because Muslims are not one race any more than Catholics are one race. Eastern European Muslims are as racially disparate from Aryans in Iran, Arabs in the Middle East and Arabs in North Africa.
To the progressives, the evil rests with white men who in their fearful ignorance kill Muslims. Their poster boy is President Trump, whose immigration policies are believed to be driven by his Islamophobia.
To these progressives, 911 is the phone number you call if your neighbor insults you. The memories of the terror attacks on 9/11 seem long forgotten by liberal Democrats. They think it is a travesty that the Trump administration wants to slow the immigration of thousands of refugees from Muslim nations. The consensus of progressives is that there is rampant discrimination because of a few terrorists who just happen to be Muslims.
Given the uninterrupted attacks and mounting death toll at the hands of Islamic extremists over the past 16 years, their argument is ludicrous. Death and destruction are the calling cards of millions of Muslims.
In his 2015 book, The Past, Present, and Future of Islamic Militancy — The New Threat, Jason Borne writes:
We should be aware, though, that the number of those in the West to have died in international acts of terrorism, including the nearly 3,000 killed in the 9/11 attacks, is only a fraction of the total of those who have died in the Islamic world from violence related to extremism. From 2001 to 2011 around 250,000 people were killed in what, in my last book, I called the, “9/11 wars”, that series of interlinked conflict exacerbated, catalyzed or provoked by the strike on New York and Washington.
When referring to hundreds of thousands dead, you are not talking about a few bad apples who happened to be terrorists.
The downplaying of Islam’s evil intent by the mainstream media was contradicted in a headline published by Mail Online dated March 23: Welcome to London: We can say we’re not afraid, light candles and make hearts of our hand but the truth is that we can’t go on like this.
The gist of the article is that Britain has become Sweden, where the ruling liberal elite have become submissive to Islam.
The same is happening in the United States. American liberalism has a romanticized attitude towards radical Islam largely at the insistence of former President Barack Obama and his pro-Islam confederates and dozens of Democrats in Congress. They have attacked Trump for his straight forward approach in protecting Americans from Islamists. They have ignored, denied and excused atrocities done in the name of Islam while eagerly pointing out the statistically insignificant attacks of skinheads on the radical right.
Hillary Clinton called for people to stop saying the term “radical Islam” because it is offensive to Muslims.
On November 19, 2015, during a campaign speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Clinton railed against Republicans who often claim “radical Islamic terrorism” is America’s biggest threat. Clinton said:
The bottom line is that we are in a contest of ideas against an ideology of hate, and we have to win. Let’s be clear, though. Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. The obsession in some quarters with a clash of civilization or repeating the specific words, radical Islamic terrorism isn’t just a distraction.
Islam is a peaceful religion? It seems Hillary hasn’t been reading the Quran. Consider these examples:
- Quran (2:191-193) — And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.
- Quran (2:244) — Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.
- Quran (2:216) — Fighting is prescribed for you.
- Quran (3:151) — Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.
- Quran (4:76) — Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah.
- Quran (8:12) — I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
I have not read the Quran in full, but I feel it is safe to say you won’t find Holy Scripture similar to Matthew 5:9 — “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”
Not just America but Western democracies are in a struggle for their existence. There will not be an Islamic army that charges the beaches of America, Britain or Canada. Muslims are entering as immigrants.
Unlike previous past waves of immigrants, Muslim’s do not want to assimilate into American society. Through immigration and sky high birth rates Islam has its sights set on dominating the world. Progressives and Democrats who believe they are buying themselves favor with Muslims are sorely mistaken and some will only be struck with this realization when they see a steel scimitar being drawn to their neck.
Yours in good times and bad,
— John Myers