Below is the latest guest-essay from the ever-popular Takuan Seiyo.
You say Mumbai, I say Bombay
by Takuan Seiyo
Be afraid; be very afraid. Not of the rabid jihadis, whether towelhead or the latest, clean-cut version. Those can be dealt with easily — in a healthy Western society, though far less so in India.
Be afraid of our ruling elite. The weasels in the legislature, the do-gooder one-worldists in the executive, the imperial imposers of their own justice in the judiciary, and the eunuch sophisticates who interpret it all for the rest of us plebs.
Take Dr. Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme and Carrington Chair in International Security, Chatham House. Take him, please.
Chatham House is “the home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs for over eight decades.” Dr. Cornish’s resume is no less impressive:
|2002-2005||Director, Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London|
|1998-2002||Lecturer, University of Cambridge|
|1997-1998||Lecturer, Joint Staff College|
|1996-1997||Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge|
|1993-1996||Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House|
|1991-1993||Arms Control Analyst, UK Foreign Office|
|1989-1991||PhD research, University of Cambridge|
|1983-1989||British Army Officer, Royal Tank Regiment|
Now read how Dr. / Officer Cornish interprets the Mumbai massacre: The age of ‘celebrity terrorism’
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The words Islam, Muslim, jihad don’t appear even once in Dr. Cornish’s analysis. For him, jihad is a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Cornish mentions two school massacres in America, but not the much worse one committed in Beslan, by jihadis. He omits the commando-level military training these Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists received for a year, the expert planning, and the considerable resources. These were no teenagers who had played Grand Theft Auto too many times.
Luckily, less august media than the BBC still exist, with Cambridge PhD international security “experts” still not on staff. And so the alert reader still had a chance to get a glimpse of the truth without high-level dhimmi varnish: “Face of evil: Azam Amir Kasab, the only terrorist to be captured alive, has confessed to being a member of Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.”
In the West, it’s relatively easy to guard against the jihadis. All it takes is common sense, starting from recognizing Muslim immigrants’ fundamental incompatibility with the West, and the evil wrought to them and to us by bringing them to the West. But who will guard us from our guardians?
From intellectual eunuchs counseling purposefully blind politicians, to blunt-in-the-head “security experts” providing the cutting edge, Robert Spencer’s new book, Stealth Jihad, might as well be subtitled : How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Muslims’ Help, though the way it was issued it reads “Guns or Bombs” instead of “Muslims’ Help.”
The grand fool prize belongs, probably, to Great Britain’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith (beware of bearers of exotically-spelled names). After coordinated jihadi attacks on public targets in Glasgow (consummated) and London (foiled) in June 2007, Madam Home Secretary referred neither to the nationality nor the motivating religious creed, but called the perpetrators: “criminals, whose victims come from all walks of life, communities and religions.”
The arrested terrorists were Dr. Bilal Abdulla, Dr. Kafeel Ahmed, Dr. Mohammed Asha, Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, Dr. Mohamed Haneef, the wife of Dr. Asha, and two unnamed, and later released Saudi medical students at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Scotland. This does look like an eclectic group of multinational criminals with no discernible motive, religion or occupation, does it not? Particularly as a suicide note was found in the Abdulla / Ahmed flaming-missile car, and Abdulla was shouting ‘Allah’ as he was being arrested.
The see-no-evil syndrome is by no means a British specialty. Naveed Afzal Haq, the Pakistani-American who shot up the Jewish Federation of Seattle in July 2006, murdering two and wounding four while screaming “I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel” was not tried as a terrorist but as a murderer with “bipolar disorder.” The Left-Coast jury in Seattle could not make up its mind even about that.
Then there was Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, the Egyptian-American who in July 2002 murdered two people and wounded four others at Los Angeles International Airport El-Al Israeli Airlines terminal. In Terror & Denial, Daniel Pipes complained about the FBI’s refusal to classify this as terrorism, a mistake rectified nine months too late.
Pipes also iterates (ibid) the case of Rashid Baz, a Lebanese cab driver who drove around New York in March 1994, looking for Jews to kill. He fired at a van full of Hassidic boys, and killed one of them. The FBI classified this as “road rage.”
Ali Hasan Abu Kamal, Pipes continues, a Palestinian with radical Muslim affiliations, shot seven people on top of the Empire State building in February 1997, killing one. His suicide note accused the United States of using Israel as its “instrument” against the Palestinians, but city officials ignored this evidence and classified Abu Kamal as “one deranged individual working on his own.”
Can’t omit the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002. For weeks, John Allen Muhammad, a Black Muslim, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, were driving around Maryland and Virginia, shooting up whitey, with a brown immigrant for target practice now and then, resulting in ten kills and three critical injuries. For weeks, the authorities were looking for white supremacist killers, while the targeted murders of kuffar were going on.
Malvo would eventually admit that it was exactly what it had looked like: a color-coded jihad with the idea being to hit six whites a day for 30 days. But at Muhammad’s trial, the underlying motive for the killings was not “directly addressed.” Instead, some cockamamie theory was floated by the prosecution that Muhammad really intended to kill his ex-wife and that political ideology was implausible as a motive.
Wake up. When it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s not an unidentifiable fowl with bipolar disorder.