Friday, September 29, 2006

The danger of being blind to the realities of the American Street...

From The Dark View of Islam and the American Street by Thomas Lifson:

America is generally slow to awaken to danger, but
once roused it is a fierce fighter. A few voices are warning our potential foes. But they are not listening.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The venom of anti-Semitism.

The renewed hatred of Jews in the Middle East - and the indifference to it in the West - is a sort of "post anti-Semitism." Islamic zealots supply the old venomous hatred, while affluent and timid Westerners provide the new necessary indifference - if punctuated by the occasional off-the-cuff Amen in the manner of a Louis Farrakhan or Mel Gibson outburst.

The dangers of this post anti-Semitism is not just that Jews are shot in Europe and the United States - or that a drunken celebrity or demagogue mouths off. Instead, ever so insidiously, radical Islam's hatred of Jews is becoming normalized.

The result is that the world's politicians and media are talking seriously with those who not merely want back the West Bank, but rather want an end to Israel altogether and everyone inside it.

Read more of Victor Davis Hanson's moral clarity here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fascism is here and it is Islamic.

The common denominators are extremist views of the Koran (thus the term Islamic), and the goal of seeing authoritarianism imposed at the state level by force (thus the notion of fascism). The pairing of the two words conveys a precise message: the old fascism is back, but now driven by a radical fundamentalist creed of Islam.

As always, Victor Davis Hanson brings clarity to the table.

To say one civilization or culture is better than another is one of the Great Taboos nowadays, at least if you subscribe to the postmodern shibboleths

Mr. Sibley poses the question as to "why are so many unwilling to acknowledge the threat Islamism poses to western civilization? More to the point, perhaps, why are so many so quick to blame the West itself, particularly the United States, for the attacks, as though the 3,000 who perished in the collapse of those 110-storey towers, including many Canadians, deserved their fate?".

Read it all here.

This is one of the best summaries of what the West's problems are. Cultural self-hate appears to be rampant throughout the western world.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Arab and Iranian perspectives on 9/11.

Thanks to The Middle East Media Research Institute, we have a clear view of what the Arabs and Iranians think of 9/11. View the shocking movie here.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Profiling cadavers?

It is pretty unbelievable to think that a body being transported for burial, either on a plane or train, could be rigged with explosives or WMDs. But, in today’s world, anything is possible. Read it here.

We are in a pause, a lull in a great storm that broke upon us five years ago on September 11.

"...we witness “al-Qaedism” — fanatics shooting Jews in Seattle, murder at the Los Angeles airport, an SUV running over innocent pedestrians in San Francisco or driving over students in North Carolina,sniping in Maryland. And we shrug them all off. Surely such incidents can be explained, are not connected, occur at random — anything other than the truth that the constant harangues of the Islamic fascists really do filter down, even if randomly and spontaneously, to a number of angry and alienated young Muslim males in the West.

...The truth is that we are in a pause, a lull in a great storm that broke upon us five years ago on September 11. We are waiting to see when and where and how — not really if — the Iranians test their envisioned bomb. “Another 9/11” is now part of the lexicon, suggesting that most Americans accept that an amorphous enemy that tries to knock down the Sears Tower, to blow up the Holland tunnel, to explode airliners over the Atlantic, and to slaughter commuters from London to Madrid to the Rhine may finally get lucky once — and that once could be a death warrant for thousands of Westerners."

Excerpts from Victor Davis Hanson: The Waiting Game. Do we really need further convincing of the threat we face? - NRO