Thursday, June 24, 2004

We Can't We All Just Get Along?

Little Green Footballs has a link to an Islamofascist web forum in Sweden on which you can find a charming video of Muslim children reenacting the beheading of Nick Berg.

You can find it here.

Perhaps even more disturbing than the film itself is the unfolding of events leading up to it. These children must have seen the gruesome original. They appear not to be disturbed by it. And some adult supervision must have been involved.

What sort of adults would devote time to this sort of after school activity? Adjectives such as primitive, hate-filled, ignorant, brutal, and unthinking come to mind.

Sure, they’ll always be some people who instinctively grasp for equivalents. “There are teenagers in Texas acting out an Abu Gharib prison fantasy right now,” they’ll reason.

This is a comforting thought only to those who have too much invested in the moral equivalence of cultures. Western notions of superiority are merely arrogance and conceit because, well, that’s what we learned in college.

Yet, I never saw a man beheaded in college nor, until today, had I ever seen children gleefully re-enact the most vivid and disturbing act of violence imaginable.

There is new information coming in and some people unwilling to accept it.

We are under attack from an inferior culture . . . one that has little to offer the world but backwardness and brutality.

Moreover, this culture employs asymmetrical savagery in order to shock us and advance its political agenda. That agenda includes the subjugation of women, the genocide of Jews, religious intolerance, and coercive violence.

That was the agenda on September 11, 2001. It was also the agenda on February 26, 1993 when the World Trade Center was bombed by Muslim extremists aided by the Iraqi government.

The agenda is not a closely held secret. It is public. It has been public for years. And it’s been ignored for years.

Those in Europe and the United States who have tried to raise the issue to the level of public discourse have been fired from their jobs, like Robert Kilroy-Silk or shot dead like Pim Fortuyn.

Yet, the conflict is engaged no matter how much people want to hope that it’s an illusion . . . that it’s some sort of misunderstanding, that with compromise and good will from all sides we can all find a way to live in peace.

Take a look at one culture’s image of a peaceful future.

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