Hezbollah Leader Dies, “Moderates” Praise Him
The man who ordered the killing of infidels and the torture of US marines finally died. That’s the good news. But the death of a single terrorist leader of Hezbollah does not guarantee peace. Debbie Schlussel has the scoop:
On the State Department terrorist list, Fadlallah was one of the top terrorists in the world, behind the murders of hundreds of Americans, Jews, and Israelis, in cooperation with his benefactors in Iran, Syria, and his native South Lebanon….Fadlallah is the man who issued the fatwas okaying the 1983 bombing mass murder of the U.S. Marine barracks and U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing more than 300 U.S. Marines and officials. He permitted the torture murders of Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem, Col. Rich Higgins, and CIA attache William Buckley. Fadlallah’s the one who gave the “go” for the bombing of the Jewish Community Center and Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the 1990s. And he’s behind a number of murderous, anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic actions taken by Hezbollah, including the group’s participation in several Al-Qaeda bombings and terrorist attacks against Americans.
Good riddance. Sadly, he’ll soon be replaced. The Iranians have a list of candidates ready to be enacted. I believe that Fadlallah’s sons, Sayyed Ali and Jaafar, are believed to be among the top choices. It will be interesting to see which world leaders and other figures attend Fadlallah’s funeral, set for Tuesday. Will Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri attend? Or will they send condolences, which is just as bad. The so-called “moderate” Hariri has already praised this mass murderer as a “voice of moderation”:
Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, mourned the loss of “a voice of moderation and an advocate of unity among the Lebanese and Muslims in general”.
Disgusting. Also, it will be interesting to see if three of Fadlallah’s best American friends–Arab American News publisher and Hezbollah agent Osama Siblani, Imam Hassan Qazwini, and Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi (the latter two head the two largest mosques in North America)–will attend. All three have hung out with the man and were huge supporters of his. And all three were constantly feted by Bush and Obama administration officials.
The problem is there are no such ‘moderates’ in the Muslim world. In fact the Prime Minister of Turkey, an Islamic nation, insisted there is no ‘moderate Islam.’
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted attempts to call his country the representative of moderate Islam. “It is unacceptable for us to agree with such a definition. Turkey has never been a country to represent such a concept. Moreover, Islam cannot be classified as moderate or not.”
So this simply means that Islam is Islam and such a term as “moderate Islam” was concocted by the politically correct politicians and liberals in the West in order not to offend the Islamists.
Islam is a political religion; the idea of a separation of Mosque and state is unheard of in the Muslim world. Islam has a doctrine of warfare, Jihad, which is fought in order to establish Islamic (“Sharia”) Law, which is, by nature, totalitarian. Sharia Law calls for, among other things: the dehumanization of women; the flogging/stoning/killing of adulterers; and the killing of homosexuals, apostates and critics of Islam. All of this is part of orthodox Islam, not some “extremist” form of it. If jihadists were actually “perverting a great religion”, Muslims would have been able to discredit them on Islamic grounds and they would have done so by now. The reason they can’t is because jihadists are acting according to the words of Allah, the Muslim God. From the Koran:
“Slay the idolators wherever you find them…” Chapter 9, verse 5
“When you encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads until you have made a great slaughter among them….” Ch. 47:4
… Islam is the enemy’s ideology and evading that fact only helps its agents get away with more murder than they would otherwise. Western politicians have sold us out, so it’s up to the rest of us to defend our way of life by understanding Islam and telling the truth about it in whatever way we can. If we can’t even call Islam by its name, how the hell are we going to defend ourselves against its true believers? One could argue that we’d be better off if the West would just choose one of the many terms currently used for the enemy’s ideology. For my part, I call the enemy what they are, “Jihadists”, and our response, “The War on Jihad.” But behind it all, it’s Islam that makes the enemy tick.
So let’s stop this ‘moderate’ lunacy!