In last week's column we reviewed the origin of the Muslim-Islamic religion and its rapid growth. We saw the goal of world domination by its radical elements and the radicals' objective of "Death to America".
We looked at the ideology and some quotations of its leaders. We mentioned the problems existing in London, Paris, Australia and also in this country. This column will touch on the disaster of 9/11, Islamic growth in America, the radical element's seven steps to world domination, how we might be able to protect ourselves and finally, what are our chances of accomplishing that. Again, it won't be pretty.
As we all remember, to our horror, 19 devout radical Muslims commandeered four commercial aircraft full of passengers and highly flammable fuel against America. Two flew into the Twin Towers in New York City, a third severely damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 innocent, defenseless citizens were killed. In 1993, radical Muslims bombed the World Trade Building in NYC and in 1983, the U.S. Embassy Building in Lebanon. There have been other atrocities as well, but it's clear that Muslims are not all the peaceful, friendly, loving bunch that the liberals in this country would like us to believe.
It is estimated that there are over 6,000 mosques in America. According to the Council on America - Islamic Relations, in about 70% of these mosques a violent form of Islam, namely, Wahhabism, is taught. Wahhabism means that the Koran should be taken literally. For example, in Koran 4:89 it says "Seize them (the infidels) and slay them wherever you find them." This is the brainchild of Saudi Arabia. No wonder that 16 of the 19 came from that country.
There are over six million Muslims living in America. One community in upstate New York is a training center for violence. It is based on about 80 acres near the town of Hancock in the Catskill Mountains. If you travel along Muslim Road, you come to the gates of Islamberg. But you can't enter. No one is welcome. Armed guards prevent visiting. Gunfire is heard regularly. Neither New York State nor federal authorities have done anything about it. That's because they haven't broken any laws ..... Yet.
According to the writings of Al-Qaeda, there are seven steps to achieve world domination by 2020. The first is known as "The Awakening". This took place on 9/11. The second is called "Opening the Eyes". This one stresses that this is a religious struggle not only against infidels, but also against governments as well.
They believe this was accomplished by 2006. The third is "The Arising and Standing Up". This one aims to convert placid, secular Muslims into violent ones. The fourth is to topple the moderate regimes by 2013. The fifth is to establish a Caliph, i.e., a successor to Muhammad by 2016 to carry on the hard work. The sixth is to have a confrontation with the West completed by 2020. Finally, the seventh is "Decisive Victory" by the same year. How are they going to do all this? By bombings and striking fear in the hearts of Americans.
So, what can we do to prevent all this from happening? Well, so far we've done a pretty good job of preventing another major catastrophe. During the Bush administration we intercepted messages that kept us pretty safe. During President Obama's reign, to be fair, we killed Bin Laden and used drones to knock off other terrorists. Our military has done an excellent job of defeating the enemy on the ground in spite of counter-productive rules of engagement they were forced to endure.
But we have to do more. First identify the enemy. Then stop Saudi Arabia from funding mosques and Muslim organizations in America. Disband those terrorist training camps in America. Deport radical Muslims who preach violence. The First Amendment shouldn't apply to enemies of our country. The FBI and the CIA can come up with more, and perhaps even better, ways to stop terrorists fast.
Now that we know more about the radical Muslim movement and some ways to curb it, how are the chances of accomplishing that? Answer... slim to none..... Why? Take a good look at our president. Way before the November election, his college roommate at Columbia University, Wayne Allyn Root, told us that Obama is ... get this... "a devout Muslim". (Where did we hear that expression before ?) In one of his books, "The Audacity of Hope", Obama wrote "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction".
In a speech in Cairo, Egypt to a roomful of Muslims, and to all the Muslims in the world via satellite, Obama said "I am one of you." He declared that "America is no longer a Christian country." He later declined to conduct a Christian prayer service at the White House, but prayed with the Muslims on White House grounds. And remember all the times we saw him refuse to put his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance? Thousands, perhaps millions, of Americans saw and heard him admit that he and Michelle attended "many flag-burning ceremonies." I was one.
No, I don't think we're going to make a big effort to defend ourselves... not early-on anyway. Especially now that the president is insisting to cut defense spending instead of stimulus pork. But time will tell.... God save us.