While I and many others have been fighting a futile battle with the refusal of The President and his regime to call this murder by the name “Islamic Terror” a simpler truth has gone unidentified by us all. While the avoidance of the name “Islamic” is stupefying in its absurdity, the term “terror” is, in its way, just as delusional.
According to the FBI’s web site one of the three characteristics of terrorism is the appearance that it is…
“…intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping…”
If it is not apparent to you by now that the main aim of the murders, bombings, hijackings, beheadings burnings and other attacks has less to do with coercion, intimidation and influence than it does with destruction and annihilation lets look at what the leaders of the movement actually say about it
Osama bin Laden:
“America is a great power possessed of tremendous military might and a wide-ranging economy, but all this is built on an unstable foundation which can be targeted, with special attention to its obvious weak spots. If America is hit in one hundredth of these weak spots, God willing, it will stumble, wither away and relinquish world leadership.”
Note, he did not say anything about having an influence on American policy. Nor is there anything in here about making Americans so fearful as to be compliant with his Islamic beliefs. He is interested in the destruction of America.
Abu Musab al Zarqawi:
“The killing of infidels by any method including martyrdom (suicide) operations has been sanctified by many scholars even if it means killing innocent Muslims“¦The shedding of Muslim blood”¦is allowed in order to avoid the greater evil of disrupting jihad.”
Note: Killing infidels is an exalted goal not the mere terrorizing of them - slaughter of non muslims is considered so important that even the incidental deaths of “innocent” believers can be allowed!
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi:
"Soon, by Allah's permission, a day will come when the Muslim will walk everywhere as a master, having honor, being revered, with his head raised high and his dignity preserved. Anyone who dares to offend him will be disciplined, and any hand that reaches out to harm him will be cut off.
"So let the world know that we are living today in a new era. Whoever was heedless must now be alert. Whoever was sleeping must now awaken. Whoever was shocked and amazed must comprehend. The Muslims today have a loud, thundering statement, and possess heavy boots. They have a statement that will cause the world to hear and understand the meaning of terrorism, and boots that will trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy, and uncover its deviant nature.
"So listen, O ummah of Islam. Listen and comprehend. Stand up and rise. For the time has come for you to free yourself from the shackles of weakness, and stand in the face of tyranny, against the treacherous rulers – the agents of the crusaders and the atheists, and the guards of the Jews.
Note: The above is an excerpt of from Al-Baghdadi’s speech at the beginning of Ramadan in 2014. It is terrifyingly ironic that a year ago he laid it out for us so clearly. He said it very plainly, “The Muslims today have a loud, thundering statement, and possess heavy boots. They have a statement that will cause the world to hear and understand the meaning of terrorism, and boots that will trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy, and uncover its deviant nature.” To him, Terrorism is nothing less than the conquest of the the world and the annihilation of infidels in the name of Islam.
So you see, YOU are not safe- and it is not because the violence is random and not because Jihadis are only trying scare us into altering our behavior- They really want to kill YOU they want to kill all of us. They are not just aiming to create a fearful response. What they are doing is a slow process of conquest. If you are still alive, it is because they have not gotten to you yet. We are all the target, including you, yes, you.
And don’t bother to remind me that there are more peaceful and moderate Muslims than there are Annihilationists. Thats nice and I agree. I also agree that it is horrible that millions of them have been murdered by Jihadis and the slaughter goes on still. I just don’t see any alternative but to insist that they get control of their fellow Muslims and stop them. We should help them but before we can help them or ourselves, we have to have leaders who will look at reality and call it by its proper name.
That is why from now, I will refer to these attacks as Islamic Annihilations and I will use the term Islamic World Conquest as a synonym for Jihad.