The next time someone asks what makes us Americans think our way is so much
better than the Islamist ideology we're fighting, you may want to mention
the following items from the Associated Press Dec. 28:
From Moscow, Maria Danilova reported the Russian commission investigating
the Beslan school siege last year said local law enforcement officials
negligently ignored instructions to strengthen school security before
Islamists seized 1,128 pupils, teachers and parents, provoking a three-day
standoff ending the deaths of 331 people, 186 of them children.
This incident is just one among way too many illustrating something is
seriously wrong with an ideology in which the concept of intentionally
attacking children is justifiable.
But it's apparently a highly recommended tactic in the Islamo-fascist
handbook, since it's been used frequently by these guys' compatriots in
"Palestine," where they also have other problems.
Having systematically poisoned their population with violent hatred for
generations, Palestinian leaders attempting to rein in the violence in
advance of first-time statehood are finding that like Dr. Frankenstein
losing control of his creation, they are fighting Arafat's Monster.
This day, Sarah El Deeb reported dozens of masked Palestinian gunmen shot
their way into Gaza Strip election offices demanding spaces on a
parliamentary election candidate's list and jobs in the Palestinian security
That same day three British citizens were kidnapped at the Rafah crossing
from Egypt into Gaza in what was described as another blow to efforts by
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to restore order to the chaotic territory
since Israel's summer pullout.
And following increased post-pullout rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, the
Israelis that day began enforcing a "no-go zone," where any Palestinian
coming near the border will be shot.
The day also saw a Lebanon-based Palestinian terror group firing rockets
into the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona, to which Israeli jets later
And lest you think the trouble with the Islamists' lifestyle only manifests
in its fights against non-Muslims, Dec. 28 saw Pakistani Muslim Nazir Ahmed
unrepentant the day after slitting the throats of his three young daughters
and their 25-year-old stepsister to "salvage his family's honor," as
reported by Khalid Tanveer.
The report says hundreds of girls and women are murdered by male relatives
annually in that conservative Islamic nation, and few of the perpetrators
are seriously punished.
Ahmed's killing spree – the latest of more than 260 such killings documented
in 2005 – was witnessed by his wife as she held their 3 month-old son.
Ahmed put his hand over his stepdaughter's mouth and cut her throat with a
machete, then killed the three girls, ages 8, 7, and 4. He reportedly
said he believed the older girl had committed adultery and that the children
had to die to prevent their growing up to do the same.
The report said reforms of outdated Islamized laws have been slow in coming,
making it difficult to get convictions in rape, acid attacks and other cases
of violence against women. Police are often reportedly reluctant to
prosecute such crimes, regarding them as family disputes.
And when they're not attacking schools, buses and malls, or murdering women
and girls, some Islamists keep themselves busy kidnapping tourists, as
reported by Ahmed Al-Haj from Yemen. There, also Dec. 28, armed men
kidnapped a German family to press the government for the release of jailed
fellow tribe members.
Two Austrians were kidnapped there a week before and two Swiss tourists were
kidnapped in the same area a month earlier.
So, the next time someone tells me we have no right to impose our way of
thinking on these nations whose citizens are happy with their own systems, I
plan to suggest they ask Ahmed's daughters how they feel about it.
that's right, they can't.
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