Written by John James Kirkwood
"We are not afraid of death. The Americans love Pepsi Cola, we love death!" - Maulana Inyadullah, Afghanistan Jihadist
“The Muslim loves death and [strives for] martyrdom." - Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri, Palestinian Authority
“We have discovered how to hit the Jews where they are the most vulnerable. The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win, because they love life and we love death." - Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General – Hezbollah
“All those that hate me love death.” – God, Proverbs 8:36
“What unifies is certainly not our theologies but it certainly is our ethic,” said Rabbi Lapin turning to Penn Jillette, “But when we say religion can make good people do bad things – I think we’ve got to not lump all religions together. Here’s a really blunt question:
Would the world be a better or worse place if a billion Muslims became evangelical Christians tomorrow?”
Penn, visibly uncomfortable and butt-shifting and seemingly reaching for a witty escape that would evade him, answered with excruciating reluctance, “All other things being equal? Then I think, yes.”
Such was the conversation on last week’s Glenn Beck show: A Mormon, a Jew and an atheist sit down to find common ground and surprisingly uncovered the fundamental truth in regards to Islam and the Western world - the mix is combustible. When an orthodox Rabbi and an unorthodox atheist agree that there is no moral equivalence between a fundamentalist Christian and the fundamentals of Islam, you have that watershed moment that thoroughly exposes the politically correct blinders that have been forced on us.
All religions are not the same. We don’t worship the same god and there are consequences to the worldview that we do embrace.
Penn is no fan of evangelical Christianity, yet his answer reveals at least in implication that if all religion is delusional and therefore evil, Islam is more delusional and more evil than Christianity. In this kernel of truth is found the root of Islamic rage against the West, which ultimately translates to a hatred of Israel and America. There is a reason that Imams refer to Israel as “Satan” and to America as the “great Satan.” Freedom cannot COEXIST with slavery any more than a chick can with a rat-snake.
While nominal Muslims can live peaceably and even appreciate the American way of life, Islamists are perfectly logical in their hatred of America and Israel. If one truly embraces the fundamentals of the Islamic faith then the obvious reaction to the “people of the book” will be repulsion. If they desire world conquest then they will detest the only men on the block who stand in their way. If they yearn for Sharia law, then hostility toward natural law or what our founders called the “laws of nature and nature’s God” will be their default setting. All paths do not lead to peace, liberty and prosperity.
One path leads to freedom and responsibility, the other to submission and subjection. One path honors life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the other - death, bondage and the pursuit of martyrdom. One path prizes women and elevates them to a level that is unseen in the rest of the world, even in the rest of history; the other reduces the role of women to baby-makers, and house-slaves - to be unseen, unheard and beaten if they disagree.
One path leads to prosperity, research and development - advancement in the arts and sciences; the other lives off the fumes of “transfer wealth” plundered from other civilizations, a worldview stuck in a medieval stupor that barely translates “other” literature into its own tongue. One path uses screws and ball-bearings as hardware to build a civilization; the other, as shrapnel to destroy one.
What is the root of Islamic rage? Is it America’s foreign policy or our unfair bias toward “the Jews?” Not hardly. These are but convenient alibis for the true reason that is, metaphorically speaking - penis envy. Islam is the backwash of a moon-god cult, the bloody, sweat-dream of a psychopath who conquered by the sword and whose ghost governs from the grave with fear and loathing.
The Islamists hate the West because they hate what has propelled the West to splendor - the God of the Bible. Freedom, prosperity and opportunity are the results of the people of the Book taking the principles of the Book seriously. And now you know why Palestinians march with abortionists and homosexuals, why the liberal and the jihadist share common ground - they have a mutual enemy: the one true God.
At Annapolis, answering a cadet’s question about “just warfare” [like Iraq], Ravi Zacharias answered, “The intensity is so great. If you go into Pakistan today there are nearly 80,000 Madras’ [schools] where 8, 9, and 10 year olds are studying their scriptures everyday … tens of thousands are being indoctrinated with hate. That calls for a just war and a just resistance.”
What is the Western response in preparation for Jihads-R-Us? More foreign aid, more student visas, and bowing both literally and figuratively in front of the representatives of the countries that burn our flag, assault our embassies and drag our Ambassador’s tortured, dead torso through the streets. Their children are groomed to be terrorists with hearts filled with hate while ours are indoctrinated to ignore conflict and surrender with hearts filled with self-esteem.
"On a tape claiming responsibility for the atrocities in Madrid, a man is heard to say, 'We choose death, while you choose life.'... It is a mindset that rejoices in suicide, incites murder, and celebrates every death we mourn. And we who stand on the other side of the line must be equally clear and certain of our convictions. We do love life.... We believe in the values that uphold the dignity of life, tolerance, and freedom, and the right of conscience. And we know that this way of life is worth defending. There is no neutral ground — no neutral ground — in the fight between civilization and terror, because there is no neutral ground between good and evil, freedom and slavery, and life and death." - President Bush In speech of March 19, 2004
Our time, like the time of Antiochus and that of the Caliphs, calls for a hammer yet we’ve conjured a pin-cushion. Our time cries for a Charles Martel or a Judas Maccabeus but has settled for a Barack Obama.
As for myself, I do love life (but you can hold the Pepsi!) The proper response to Islamic hegemony is to realize that we are at war, know our enemy and then meet them on the battlefield to give them exactly what they “love” – death, and lots of it. Pass out virgin destinies to Jihadists like Nick’s cash register from IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE passed out angel’s wings. Cut off aid to those that teach hatred in their schools and stop handing out permission slips for their radicalized children to “study” in our Universities. And put the Muslim world on notice that the next terrorist action against any American city, institution or even group of citizens will trigger a Tomahawk chop to that little black stone of theirs in Mecca.
If you’re not willing to do at least that, then get used to body parts and body bags, candle light vigils capitulation. And you might want to order the Arabic version of Rosetta Stone.
John Kirkwood pastors Grace-Gospel Fellowship, Bensenville - where 'We the People' seek to honor 'In God We Trust.' He is a columnist for ClashDaily.com, and a co-host of the webs most popular steamroller @ uncommonshow.com. Follow him on facebook at /johnjkirkwood.
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