Civilization vs. Coalition of the Wicked

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    Civilization vs. Coalition of The Wicked
    By DEROY MURDOCK
    Scripps Howard News Service
    02-DEC-04

    NEW YORK -- As the War on Terror continues, it is vital to remind ourselves how truly horrific an enemy civilization confronts. In militant Islam, America and its allies face a breathtakingly evil foe. In recent weeks, this Coalition of the Wicked has reconfirmed its barbarism.

    _ In Fallujah, for instance, U.S. soldiers discovered up to 20 blood-stained homes in which innocent hostages were detained and killed, often on videotape. Terror master Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's headquarters included computer and audio-visual gear to disseminate al-Qaeda's hateful missives and real-life snuff films.

    _ Roughly half of Fallujah's mosques doubled as military outposts. American GIs found machine guns and anti-tank mines at the Saad Bin Waqas Mosque. A military spokesman told the Associated Press that the Sunni shrine held "documents that detailed insurgent interrogations of recent kidnap victims."

    _ Dublin-born Margaret Hassan, 59, married an Iraqi, converted to Islam, and spent 30 years bringing Iraqis medicine, clean water and other relief. She denounced the Iraq war. Impossible-to-please Islamic extremists kidnapped her in October. A mid-November videotape showed an unidentified terrorist fatally shooting a blindfolded captive believed to be Hassan.

    _ James Mollen, 48, cheerfully spent 16 months improving Iraq's beleaguered schools and linking some to the Internet. Nonetheless, a Zarqawi-tied assassin fatally shot Mollen as he drove through Baghdad Nov. 24.

    _ A Sunni communique promised, as NBC News' intrepid Richard Engel reported Nov. 18, "to kill all organizers of coming elections here, and anyone who votes." Not since the Ku Klux Klan have hooded villains threatened lethally to disenfranchise people for casting and counting ballots.

    _ When Iran's theocrats are not enriching uranium, they kill teenagers. A local Islamic judge sentenced a 14-year-old boy for breaking the Ramadan fast. Last month, he endured 85 lashes, then died. Earlier, officials publicly hanged a 16-year-old girl for having pre-marital sex.

    _ British authorities on Nov. 22 outlined an al Qaeda cell's thwarted plans to blast the London Underground, crash planes into London's Heathrow Airport and bomb three skyscrapers, including 50-story One Canada Square.

    _ German politicians have proposed requiring imams to lead services in German to prevent hate sermons in Arabic or Turkish. Interior Minister Otto Schily has suggested padlocking radical mosques.

    _ Belgium recently announced plans to restrain anti-Semitic and anti-Western Arabic-language Web sites and radio stations. An Islamic convert allegedly warned he would "ritually slaughter" one Belgian lawmaker who criticized Muslim attitudes on women.

    _ In Holland, both mosques and churches have burned since filmmaker Theo Van Gogh's Nov. 2 murder, allegedly at the hands of Dutch-Moroccan Mohammed Bouyeri, 26. Van Gogh, 47, a grand nephew of the 19th century impressionist painter, produced a controversial movie about Islam's treatment of women. Police say Bouyeri, inflamed by the film, shot Van Gogh in Amsterdam, tried to sever his head, "as if he were slicing bread," one eyewitness recalled, then stuck a five-page letter into Van Gogh's chest with a knife.

    Addressed to Somali-born Dutch legislator Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who worked on Van Gogh's movie, the letter spewed death threats against Ali, plus Koranic passages and anti-Semitic rants. "Hair-raising screams will be squeezed from the lungs of the non-believers," warned the Dutch- and Arabic-language letter.

    Bouyeri grew more fervent after leaving a relatively tame Islamic center for a more radical one. Amsterdam's Al-Tawheed mosque sold books that advised dropping gay people head first from tall buildings. Any who survived were to be stoned to death.

    Dutch police first noticed Bouyeri while investigating Samir Azzouz, 18, another Dutch-Moroccan. After searching Azzouz's apartment, Dutch cops found detailed maps of Holland's parliament, Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and the Borssele atomic power plant.

    As Andrew Higgins chillingly related in the Nov. 22 Wall Street Journal, two days after Van Gogh's death, Islamists aimed their knives at Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, a critic of open immigration. They posted his picture online beside this message: "The punishment is beheading, and the reward for doing it is paradise."

    Moderation against such fanaticism is inconceivable. Fundamentalist Islam must be transcended from within while militant Islam must be vanquished from without. Victory cannot come too soon.

    Until then, Geert Wilders grasps the stakes. "Bush was totally correct," he phoned Higgins while dashing between safe houses on the advice of police. "This is war, a world-wide war."

    (New York commentator Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a senior fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Fairfax, Va.)
     
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    "Until then, Geert Wilders grasps the stakes. "Bush was totally correct," he phoned Higgins while dashing between safe houses on the advice of police. "This is war, a world-wide war."



    Isn't it amazing how their viewpoint changes when THEIR asses are on the line?
     
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    Yep. I think Europe is beginning to get the wake-up call. Hopefully, before it is too late.
     

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