Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Fighting Militant Islam

I have been reading the works of Daniel Pipes for a long time and I think that he is one sharp cookie. He has a perspective that is accurate and unbiased. His arguments are cogent and proffered with measured analysis. It is hard to refute his conclusions based on step by step linking of irrefutable evidence.
In November of 2001 Daniel said, much to the consternation of those apologists for Islam as the religion of peace:

"Apologists would tell us that Islamism is a distortion of Islam, or even that it has nothing to do with Islam, but that is not true; it emerges out of the religion, while taking features of it to a conclusion so extreme, so radical, and so megalomaniacal as to constitute something new. It adapts an age-old faith to the political requirements of our day, sharing some key premises of the earlier totalitarianisms, fascism and Marxism-Leninism. It is an Islamic-flavored version of radical utopianism. Individual Islamists may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and as such, all must be considered potential killers."

Read the whole piece here. Pipes has been vilified in many publications and on numerous radio and TV programs since he wrote those words

Now we find his analysis is spot on and has given everyone who has an IQ higher than their waist measurement, pause for sober reflection. The case of Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar at the University of North Carolina has vindicated what Daniel said almost five years ago.

Read this:

"Until his would-be murderous rampage, Taheri-azar, a philosophy and psychology major, had an apparently normal existence and promising future. In high school, he had been student council president and a member of the National Honor Society. A number of UNC students told the Los Angeles Times that he “was a serious student, shy but friendly.” One fellow student, Brian Copeland, “was impressed with his knowledge of classical Western thought, adding “He was kind and gentle, rather than aggressive and violent.” The university chancellor, James Moeser, called him a good student, if “totally a loner, introverted and into himself.”

Pipes complete analysis of " Sudden Jihad Syndrome" makes compelling reading.

It's not cartoons folks, it's your ass that's on the line so take your diversity and shove it up the ass that fits.

I nods to Michelle.


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