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Boston, Islam and Terrorism

Apr 20, 2013

In my earlier piece on the Boston bombings I mentioned that it was too early to apportion blame. Well, it no longer seems to be, with two Chechen brothers now clearly linked to the attacks. Brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 are now history: the former is in police custody while the latter was killed in a gun battle with the police.

We know they are Muslims who come from a region near the republic of Chechnya in Russia, which has been a hotspot of Islamic insurgency. They have been in the US for a decade, and have posted jihadist and anti-Western material on the Web.

And there may even be an Australian connection: “Two videos from controversial Sydney Sheik Feiz Mohammed, one condemning Harry Potter, appear on a YouTube channel under the name of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.”

So it seems once again we have another example of the religion of peace in action. In fact, since 9/11, just 12 years ago, there have been over 20,000 Islamic terrorist attacks – 20,730 to be exact. Consider the month of March just passed: there were 189 jihad attacks in 21 countries resulting in 988 deaths and 2093 injuries.

Yet once again the secular leftists, the mainstream media, and Western dhimmies are telling us these are just isolated incidents, and not representative of Islam. President Obama has been peddling this line for years, and we will hear much more of it in the days to come.

These apologists for Islam are quite wrong however. The good Muslim, the faithful Muslim, as the Koran, hadith and sira make quite clear, are the ones who fully follow the example of the ideal man, the perfect example, the prophet Muhammad.

All true Muslims are to pattern their lives after what Muhammad has done. Thus if he had many wives, so too the devout Muslim. If he married young girls, so too can Muslims. If he killed for the faith, led raiding parties, and killed his enemies, then so too the true Muslim today.

Indeed they are commanded to do such killing in the authoritative Islamic documents. Slaying the infidel for Allah is not only enjoined upon the faithful, but if one dies in the attempt, it is the only sure guarantee of making it into paradise. So there is an extra added incentive for Muslims to follow in the footsteps of their prophet here.

But we will keep hearing the usual claptrap that these jihadists are not real Muslims, or are only the “extremists,” or are just a radical minority. So the lamestream media and the other Western dhimmies will play down if not ignore altogether the Islamic connection with these Boston bombers.

Mark Steyn spoke about this recently with Rush Limbaugh and his words are worth citing here. As one write-up puts it: “Steyn reminded his listeners of the media reactions to other terrorist attacks tied to Islam, including U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was accused in the November 2009 shooting of 13 people and wounding of 29 others; the so-called ‘underwear bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear on Christmas in 2009; and the Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, who was a Pakistani-American citizen arrested for an attempted May 1, 2010 car bombing.

“‘None of these guys, none of these lone wolves, none of these lone wolves stretching as far back as the eye can see, are ever typical of anything,’ Steyn said. ‘We don’t know that any of these lone wolves belong to the United Amalgamated of Lone Wolves and Isolated Extremists. They’re all just one-offs — all jihad is local.’ Steyn compared that to the treatment of conservatives when anything else has happened, even if there isn’t necessarily a direct link to conservatives.

“‘[I]f some guy shoots up a grade school, even if he has nothing to do with the NRA and he has nothing to do with the tea party and he’s not the father of Sarah Palin’s youngest child, he is nevertheless, those people are nevertheless responsible for the entire conservative movement. Sarah Palin, NRA, tea party is always responsible and that is why we need to gut the Second Amendment’.”

Yes that is exactly how the MSM operates. Indeed, they are all so greatly disappointed that these bombers did not turn out to be white Christian conservatives. Plenty of these media lefties had said just that. Here are a few quotes:
-“Domestic terrorists … tend to be on the far right.” Chris Matthews, NBC
-The Tea Party was behind the bombings. Michael Moore
-“Let’s hope the Boston marathon bomber was a white American.” David Sirota, Salon com
-Rightwing extremists are likely responsible. Peter Bergen, CNN

On and on it goes. It must be the work of Christian conservatives – the religious right is obviously behind it all. But now we know who the real culprits are. So do we hear any apologies from the left and the MSM? I have not heard any so far. And what you are also unlikely to hear is any reference to the religion of peace as these brothers are further discussed in the media in the days ahead.

So we should not be surprised that the Boston bombings have turned out to be yet another Islamic terror attack. And we should not be surprised that it is basically left to the alternative media to get the truth on these matters out there into the wider public.

Dhimmitude and creeping sharia are alive and well in the US and the West. And so is the rising body count.

www.thereligionofpeace.com/
theweek.com/article/index/243024/the-tsarnaev-brothers-what-we-know-about-the-boston-bombing-suspects
www.smh.com.au/world/aussie-sheik-on-boston-suspects-playlist-20130420-2i6i0.html
dailycaller.com/2013/04/19/steyn-media-will-downplay-boston-bomber-muslim-link-same-as-ft-hood-underwear-bomber/

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11 Responses to Boston, Islam and Terrorism

  • Already the apologists have come out, talking about “Chechen independence” while ignoring the reality that the “independence” for Chechnya is almost entirely concerned with a push by large Muslim minorities or majorities to extend the umma and govern themselves (jihad), just like they do everywhere else they can, including in the west.

    So even the diversion from the fact that they are Muslims waging jihad (Chechen freedom fighters, not Muslims) sends us headlong into the fact that they are Muslims waging jihad (Chechen freedom fighters, therefore Muslim freedom fighters, ie jihadists!).

    And never mind that Boston is not Russia, nor anywhere near it, nor a useful target for furthering the cause, though I did read one article trying to suggest that it was about informing the world of the Chechen plight. Yeah right!

    I’ve been hard pressed to find an article that mentions the word Muslim or Islam in the MSM too. Funny that.

    Simon Fox

  • Yeah cause it was done on tax day it HAD to be linked to the tea party. Never mind that the target made no sense, it wasn’t like it was an IRS building or any such thing.
    Damien Spillane

  • Hello Bill,

    Bill Warner (www.politicalislam.com) points out in some of his talks that no one kills in the name of Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, etc., anymore but after 1400 years people are still being murdered in the name of Muhammed. A conservative estimate of the toll is 270 million people, and is still growing every day,

    It is interesting to note that one of the Boston bombers was named after Tamerlane (Timur the Lame), who is reputed to be one of the most murderous characters in history.

    A couple of days ago I took delivery of three of Bill Warner’s books ( An Abridged Koran, The Political Traditions of Mohammed (Hadith), and Mohammed and the Unbelievers (The Sira )), to further my knowledge and understanding of “the religion-of-peace”.

    Donald Battaglini

  • We are fighting a war, today, where we can no longer identify the enemy. They no longer wear uniforms… To call this war by anything other name is naive. We must remain aware of our surroundings; stop being so “politically correct” and tolerant to the point of stupidity, but continue to walk without fear. (Psalm 56:11; Psalm 118:6).

    This war against an “invisible” enemy brings even more meaning to Ephesians 6:11-13, today:
    “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

    God, give us the power of discernment to “see” the enemy at our gate, in Jesus name. Amen.

    Monica Craver

  • Thanks for the great article Bill. Spot on. Western self-loathing is being taught in most university campuses, today, resulting in the intellectual denial of the truth….that it is Islam that really is the problem.
    Darrell Furgason, Canada

  • The Chechen struggle against Russian imperialism began long before the Bolshevik Revolution, during the Tsarist regime, as I learned when reading Leo Tolstoy’s Hadji Murad.

    Tolstoy’s story of a clash between two cultures – between two monotheistic faith traditions – made me think: What use is a proud, hypocritical, nominal adherence to the faith of Christ? The tragedy of Tolstoy’s story is that it shows a religion amongst the upper echelons of Tsarist Russia whose alleged piety made no real impact on the lechery of men towards women and the immodest deportment of women of rank.

    Yes, Tamerlan is named after a famous military conqueror.

    John Wigg

  • With the sort of figures you have mentioned here Bill one would be excused for thinking there is a war going on. One might also be excused for thinking that only one side is fighting; that is not true. As Oscar Romero said: “The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love.” We need more faith, more prayer, more love and then we can stand back and witness the victory over hatred.
    B T Walters

  • One of the strongest impressions I had reading Scott Anderson’s ‘The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life & Mysterious Disappearance of Fred Cuny’ was that Chechnya is a place devoid of morality. Having directly experienced the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, I thought it couldn’t get much worse than that, but Chechnya gives a new meaning to the words barbaric and heartless. And that is what these two Moslem terrorists have in common with so many in the politically-correct West: a culture of death.
    Mishka Gora

  • Yes quite right Mishka

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • I’m fairly sure that Putin and many of his compatriots are thinking “Told you so”. And the next time Russian tanks roll through Grozny (which means ‘terrible’ in Russian), the care factor in the West will probably approximate zero.

    Lucy Zubova

  • Looks like the The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair has been reading Culturewatch… (29 April p13)
    Nice to see some common sense in a daily paper…
    “Left running in circles to avoid naming elephant in the room”
    or the online version entitled “Patterns Emerge”
    blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/patterns_emerge/#commentsmore

    Tim Lovett

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