One of the many questions coming out of the Boston bombing has me perplexed, and at the same time somewhat thankful that it is being asked. Where on Earth did these seemingly normal happy little boys get themselves turned into vile evil Jihadists, seeking to target and kill as many innocent lives as they possibly could?
The question perplexes me because the answer is so obviously self evident, knowledge of it can only be avoided by a purposeful denial of the reality that we all live in, or as the product of the techniques in critical thinking taught at one of our nation’s institutes of higher learning. I am thankful for the question’s asking because it means that this time, we have another chance that some more Americans will finally accept reality and stop with the purposeful denial of the obvious.
The answer of course is that they were radicalized here in America, in one of the many mosques and or Madrassa schools that pock our fruited plains. In fact, they attended one that quite deservingly, has achieved a reputation of ill repute. As it happens, this particular Mosque, and in general the Islamic Society of Boston have run afoul of the law previously. Here’s a short list, contained in the IBD article:
• Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president, who in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism as al-Qaida’s top fundraiser in America.
• Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT scientist-turned-al-Qaida agent, who in 2010 was sentenced to 86 years in prison for planning a New York chemical attack.
• Tarek Mehanna, who in 2012 was sentenced to 17 years for plotting to use automatic weapons to murder shoppers in a suburban Boston mall.
• Ahmad Abousamra, an ex-mosque official’s son, who fled the country after the FBI charged him with conspiring with Mehanna to kill Americans.
• Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a mosque trustee and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader banned from the U.S. after issuing a fatwa that OK’d killing U.S. soldiers.
• Jamal Badawi, a former ISB trustee who in 2007 was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a plan to funnel $12 million to Palestinian suicide bombers.
In justifying mall attacks, the FBI said Abousamra stated “civilians were not innocent because they paid taxes to support the government and because they were kaffir (non-Muslims).”
The Tsarnaev brothers, who killed three and injured some 200 spectators, appeared to share that rationale.
In 2009, ISB invited Yasir Qadhi to speak, even though the Saudi radical advocates turning the U.S. into an Islamic state and calls Christians “filthy” polytheists whose “life holds no value in the state of jihad.”
Yes, contained in the First Amendment, our Founding Fathers enumerated freedom of religion as one of five specific natural born rights we all share as a consequence of having been born. Toleration of Religious Freedom is as important a part of our national make up as anything else, but religious freedom does not mean allow ourselves to be butchered wholesale in order to avoid the appearance of being politically incorrect.
Your right to swing your arms freely ends squarely at my nose, and vice versa. I’m sorry, if your religious tenants state that you must kill and/or enslave all those who do not agree to join you, that particular piece of your religion will be exempt forthwith from any First Amendment protections. We have in this country for quite some time, turned a blind eye to this particular cancer growing out of control in our nation’s penal system, Mosques, Madrassa Schools, CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MSA, and any other group of, “peaceful moderate Muslims,” operating within our shores.
By the way, this is a bipartisan screwing of America that has transpired here. Opening up our fast track for immigration to Muslim Nations and fast tracking these groups for citizenship has been a long standing practice of both Democrats and Republicans. Both Bushes, and Ronald Reagan along with Carter, Clinton, and Obama have pushed this upon us. If we ever do get to immigration reform, taking a good hard look at where our immigrants come from should be a part of that.
Those who grew up or live south of our border wish to come here to be a part of our nation, and we don’t seem to want them. Those from the Middle East seek to destroy us and kill as many of us as they can, and we have been waiving them in as if we like the Jihad that they bring with them. It seems a little suicidal to me, or at least backwards.
Of all of the decisions made by the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Defense over the past 5 years, officially removing all language and subsequently all thought that equates Islam with acts of terror and the war being waged against us my be the dumbest. This decision certainly ranks as near the top in terms of damage done, and the potential for future damage to be done. While George W. Bush did idiotically appear on National Television posing with the White House copy of the Q’ran, (more on this later,) claiming that Islam is a religion of peace immediately after September 11th, and further went on to state the obvious canard that it is only a few bad apples who are attempting to hijack an otherwise great religion, he also managed to allow the aforementioned departments to conduct themselves as needed in order to prosecute this war as was best for our nation. He knew enough, for the most part, to stay out of the way of the professionals. Barack Obama, not so much.
Every time one of these things happens, our current President is all over T.V. admonishing his fellow citizens to ignore the obvious connections of Islam and Terrorism, and directs those aforementioned assets to comb the Tea Parties and other advocates for smaller government for that attack that the political left has been praying to have happen for decades.
Special Note On That White House Q’ran:
That White House Q’ran has an interesting history. Even before our Constitution was ratified, Thomas Jefferson and John Jay traveled to England in order to meet with representatives of the Barbary Coast. It seems as though the practice of kidnapping ships and demanding a ransom was considered an approved practice in their religion of exacting a Jizya, or non Muslim tax from anyone they were able to catch. The nations of Europe had been paying the ransom for centuries. When Jefferson asked the Barbary Coast’s Diplomat what gave him authority to commit these acts of terror, he was informed that the Q’ran gave the Muslims this authority to do this to all non Muslims, anywhere in the world. Jefferson bought a Q’ran to read on his voyage home. Both Jefferson and Jay read the book, and Jay actually wrote a forward in it for future national leaders to read. The forward basically says to treat Muslims as the greatest threat our young nation would ever face, and to never allow their venom entrance into our country. Jefferson’s answer was to make his first act as President an invasion of the Barbary Coast, which ended the practice of Islamic Terror against us for about a century. The William Pedecaris assassination of 1900 was the next such event. It should be noted for those idiots who claim the whole Jihad thing is caused due the fictional occupation of that fictional place called Palestine, that in 1801, and indeed in 1900, there were no Palestinians, and there was no talk of occupied Palestine.