Fjordman: Islamic Terrorism and Western Betrayal

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Islamic Terrorism and Western Betrayal
by Fjordman

On July 1, 2016, a group of seven militant Muslims attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in the Gulshan diplomatic area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The attackers shouted “Allahu Akbar!” Bangladesh has been rocked by a wave of deadly attacks on secular writers and against the few Christians, Hindus and Buddhists who remain in the country.

According to witnesses, Islamic radicals stormed the cafe armed with assault weapons, pistols and “sharp objects” before taking more than 30 people hostage. The terrorists then hacked 20 people to death, sparing only those who could recite the Koran. The cafe was eventually stormed by Bangladeshi commandos who killed the attackers. Among those killed were nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian and one American citizen. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared two days of mourning for the victims. She added: “Anyone who believes in religion cannot do such act. They do not have any religion, their only religion is terrorism.”[1]

Muslim-dominated Bangladesh is estimated to house around 172 million people. That number keeps growing by a couple of million annually. In a poor and already densely populated country, such a rapid population growth is unsustainable.

In the year 2000, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was asked by the Los Angeles Times how the country was going to feed, house and employ the expected doubling of its population by 2050. She replied: “We’ll send them to America. Globalisation will take that problem away, as you free up all factors of production, also labour. There’ll be free movement, country to country. Globalisation in its purest form should not have any boundaries, so small countries with big populations should be able to send population to countries with big boundaries and small populations.”[2]

Hasina is essentially arguing that her nation needs more Lebensraum, and that other countries should meekly accept this. Several Muslim nations seem to attempt a similar policy of population dumping through mass migration.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack in Dhaka, launched on the final Friday of Ramadan. Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan refuted claims that the Islamic State was behind the attack. According to him, the terrorists “are from rich families, they have good educational background.”[3]

The claim that Islamic terrorism is caused by poverty has been disproved many times. Studies indicate that many Islamic terrorists have at least average education and income. Al-Qaida’s leader Osama bin Laden grew up in wealthy Saudi Arabia as the son of a billionaire. Saudi Arabia was never under European colonial rule. It is the origin of one of the world’s most brutal imperialist traditions, the Arab cultural imperialism of Islam, as the author V. S. Naipaul reminds us.

The U.S. State Department confirmed that a U.S. citizen was among those “senselessly murdered” by Islamic terrorists in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[4] This mass murder was far from “senseless.” Eyewitnesses clearly state that those who were Muslims were spared by the attackers. Those who were not Muslims were systematically tortured and murdered. This was a Jihadist attack. The pattern was similar to a previous terror attack in East Africa.

On September 21, 2013, a group of gunmen attacked hundreds of unarmed civilians at the upmarket Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack and siege lasted for several days and resulted in the deaths of 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers and 4 attackers. Several hundred people were wounded. Al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group with ties to the Islamic terror network al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for this attack.

The specifically Islamic nature of the mall attack in Nairobi was very clear. Even mainstream reporters from the broadcaster CNN stated that the terrorists “took turns to pray, removing shoes to perform the ritual washing in a room stacked with boxes. They bowed down in Islamic prayer, taking a break from incessant gunfire.”[5] In video footage from the shopping mall, the gunmen are seen shooting members of the public and taking breaks for prayers in between their massacre.

An eyewitness said that the attackers had told Muslims to leave and that only non-Muslims would be targeted. Others were asked to name the mother of Mohammad or given other Islam-related questions. Numerous survivors in Nairobi described how the attackers shot people who failed to provide the correct answers. In an email exchange with The Associated Press, Shabaab made its intentions clear: “The Mujahideen [Islamic Holy Warriors] carried out a meticulous vetting process at the mall and have taken every possible precaution to separate the Muslims from the Kuffar [infidels] before carrying out their attack.”[6]

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, an American citizen from an Afghan Muslim family, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others inside a Gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in the USA since September 11, 2001. Omar Mateen stated an Islamic motivation for his attack and pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

As the writer Daniel Greenfield noted, the mass shooting in Orlando happened because of Muslim privilege. Omar could have been stopped by the authorities before. However, fear of being “Islamophobic” prevented this. False claims of Muslim victimhood protect Muslim terrorists such as Omar Mateen:

Muslims are not part of the coalition of the oppressed, but of the oppressors. The sooner we recognize that, the sooner we can deal stop Islamic terrorism and protect the victims of Muslim terrorists. Muslim privilege killed 49 people in Orlando. How many people will it kill next week or next month? How many will it kill in the next decade or the next century? The Muslim genocide of non-Muslims is already happening in Syria and Iraq. Islam has a long genocidal history. And if we continue to confuse the oppressors and the oppressed, the next genocide we fail to stop may be our own.”[7]

Muslim mass murder attacks against Westerners have already claimed many lives in recent years. They seem to escalate in frequency as the number of Muslims in the Western world keeps growing due to mass immigration.

On November 13, 2015, a series of carefully coordinated Jihad attacks were carried out by militant Muslims in the Paris region. The Islamic terrorists massacred 130 people in the bloodiest attacks in France since the Second World War. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the mass murder.

As usual, senior Western politicians immediately claimed that the Jihadist terror attacks in Paris had nothing to do with Islam. Muslim immigration continues. Meanwhile, militant Muslims are plotting ever more inventive ways to murder us and our families. American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated in November 2015: “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”[8]

The failure to protect Western citizens from Islamic Jihadist violence is one of the greatest betrayals in history. Senior political leaders such as Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, François Hollande and Angela Merkel personify this betrayal. Eight years of President Obama has made lasting damage to the USA.

For all his flaws, the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at last seems to understand that Muslim immigration constitutes a serious security threat. In a previous age, Trump’s suggestion to halt Muslim immigration and strengthen national border controls would have been deemed common sense.

Sadly, we do not live in a rational age. We live in an age of madness, where common sense is being branded as extremism, and betraying your nation is hailed as a great moral achievement.


1. Three American students among 20 people hacked to death in Bangladesh by ISIS terrorists — who only spared those who could recite the Koran — before armored troops moved in. 2 July 2016.
2. The folly of mass immigration. Anthony Browne, 1 May 2003.
3. Bangladesh prime minister says cafe attackers part of domestic group, not ISIS. July 03, 2016.
4. American among the 22 dead in Bangladesh terrorist hostage crisis. July 02, 2016.
5. Kenya mall attackers prayed, talked on cell phone between shootings. October 17, 2013.
6. Terror trivia: Al Qaeda’s new tactic to spare Muslims in attacks. September 29, 2013.
7. Muslim Privilege Killed 49 People in Orlando. June 16, 2016, by Daniel Greenfield.
8. “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” Hillary Clinton on her Twitter account, 19 Nov 2015.


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14 thoughts on “Fjordman: Islamic Terrorism and Western Betrayal

  1. You do realize that refugee resettlement is a BILLION DOLLAR enterprise in the US?
    Just like the universities in this country, they don’t want to stop the gravy train.
    Much like the EU only worse, tens of thousands of people owe their jobs to the infiltration of those that share no common cultural traits with us.
    Hence, their constant harping on those whose communities are forever changed as bigots or whatever. They don’t live there and they don’t need to educate their children next to “asylum seekers” (Please see the recent report at the rebel of Syrian refugees in their local school district)
    I have several times told of our escape from an Hispanic take over of the education system in Southern California. That pales in comparison to what is happening today all over the nation.

    • Babs, make that *at least* five billion. And that’s only what the govt doles out to those ORR NGOs…no one knows the real cost in courts, ruined lives, prisons filling up, dead citizens, etc.

      As Ann Corcoran has pointed out, it’s about the *money* that Big Food can make/save using these slaves until they wear out.

  2. “We can’t see radical Islam” is dhimmi for “we already submitted out of cowardice, we just didn’t tell you yet. That’s part of our deal with the jihadists.”

    I will have more to say about this, and Jeh Johnson will be one of the poster boys. If he doesn’t know what the unsayable words mean, or if they were or were not purged from the FBI / DHS lexicon under his watch, then I guess he won’t mind being called either a dhimmi who is spending our lives and freedom as his jizya, or a taqiyya jihadist. One or the other.

    “Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity?” More like Fumbling Bumbling Idiots, to willingly go alone with an ordered mind-scrub that resulted directly in Fort Hood, Boston, San Bernardino, and Orlando. The FBI has forever disgraced itself. Is there anybody who works for the bureau with a shred of honor?

    Every FLEA is tainted by the slime of Obama’s and Jeh Johnson’s voluntary mind-scrub. That’s what Soviet apparatchiks and Stasis do. Not Americans who took an oath to defend the Constitution above every foreign law, including Sharia law.

    Cowards. Cowards without honor.
    Get it back, guys and gals, before the next 9-11.
    After, we won’t take “I was just following orders” (to ignore Islamic jihad) for an excuse. No way.

    • Great comment. This type of double speak and “mind scrub” as you aptly put it is exactly what totalitarian regimes do.Betrayal is the word.

  3. How much longer do we have to put up with this ‘muslims can do no wrong” bull[]!!
    Islam declared war on us over a 1000 years ago, nothing has changed!! Meanwhile we keep importing our killers.. Where I live in NZ I see more and more muslims. (I’m in the South Island). The NZ public wasn’t asked if we wanted these particular ‘refugees’ who stop becoming refugees the minute they pay a people smuggler – then they become migrants and are not entitled to refugee status – its an international law that is being disregarded. Stop this insanity! Send the buggers back home!!

    • You should be worried about how many kiwis are converting to Islam, and how many Whahibi controlled mosques, and Islamic institutions there are.
      There seems to be a maori following to Islam, even Sonny Bill converted, if an all black (including other all blacks who have quietly converted), then this lays a precedent for young New Zealanders to follow their footsteps.

  4. .
    Muslim Dr Faisal has replaced the scalpel to the effective Daash slaughter knife.

    – – – – –

    Is he not a sweetie?

    Anytime you might meet a syrian colleege of his at your own hospital, for example as in my case, at the University Clinic of Lund in the Humanitarian Superpower of Sweden.

    For us kuffars multicultural life is thrilling but could become unnecessarily short.

    • Very good picture. Thank you.

      Is it my imagination, or does Faisal as a doctor have the usual glassy-eyed Muslim expression you see when religious Muslims are trying to fit into Western culture?

      He looks far more engaged and expressive as a jihadi, with the beheading knife ready in his hand. He is now in his natural environment.

      The good aspect is that if you are one of the beheading subjects, the good doctor probably knows the best anatomical method of beheading you.

      • uh, no, because a “good” muslim’s goal is to inflict maximum pain on the kuffar, and the good doctor would have known how best to do that.

  5. “For all his flaws, the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at last seems to understand that Muslim immigration constitutes a serious security threat. ”

    Even Fjordman seems to find it necessary to repeat the ritual: “Well, Trump is flawed, but …”

    What makes Trump more flawed than the other candidates? Trump is a narcissist, a very strong-minded person who sometimes runs over people to get his deal, a strong salesman and persuader who sometimes oversells a product, and a very smart individual who has played all sides of the fence to stay ahead.

    These are traits you might not want in an individual friend, but are they traits you don’t want representing you against the sharks of the world.

    Is Trump more dishonest than Rubio, than the Bushes?

    Of course Trump has flaws, especially flaws associated with high-accomplishment, narcissist personalities. Is it necessary to dwell on them every time you declare support for something Trump does? I think it’s a conscious strategy of the Democrats and donarist Republicans to portray Trump as excessively flawed or unstable, when the truth is, Trump is not worse by far than many of the candidates, and several recent Presidents.

  6. I’ve never been to this site. Found it quite by accident. Interesting articles, mostly all in agreement on one thing. Muslims are dangerous and seek to over run us. I agree. I’ve thought this for a long time, but for some reason I don’t understand, the “people” in charge are bending over backward so as not to criticize them. Finally I hear some sane voices. They are sneaking in our back doors, and we are all going to be beheaded if people don’t wake up and see their madness. Thank you for driving me a smattering of peace to know that I’m other alone in my fear of them, and their overrunning of our country.

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