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Sunday, April 12, 2009

How Muslim Attackers Once Again Become the Victims

Even before the rescue of Captain Phillips, the press was already hard at work doing what they always do, spinning the Muslim perpetrators of the attack into its victims. The current story that is beginning to rise through the bowels of the mainstream media is that the pirates are actually volunteer fisherman who have banded together to stop toxic dumping and fishing by foreign vessels.

That's right the Somali pirates are actually misunderstood environmentalists. And once again Westerners are to blame for causing the poor Muslims to attack them.

Al Jazeera seems to have taken the lead in pushing the "environmentalist pirates" angle, naturally it then percolated through the usual "hate America" channels such as Prison Planet and Democratic Underground, and is slowly bubbling through into mainstream news stories on Somali piracy.

This of course is typical of how Muslim attackers become the victims. The first step is to portray the Muslim attackers as responding or retaliating to crimes committed against them by "colonial" powers. If that direct approach fails, Plan B involves blaming the whole thing on poverty, and "solving the problem" with aid and some "peace talks" with the more violent factions, who will then naturally play key roles in the new government.

Nowhere in the mainstream press however will you find stories on how the pirates see themselves as following Muslim law-- the precedent having been set by Mohammed's banditry, leading his gang of Muslims\Thugs on raids against caravans and local tribes. Rare is the mention that the pirates are even Muslims. It wouldn't do to tarnish the otherwise sterling image of the Religion of Peace.

But the overall thrust of the Somali piracy story has always been to argue how wrong the Bush Administration was in backing the overthrow of the ICU, the Islamic Courts Union, an Al Queda linked local version of the Taliban.

The ICU had formed as a stealth network of Sharia courts that took advantage of the local political chaos to seize power, with backing from Eritrea. The result was a brutal Islamist state that beheaded men for watching soccer tournaments and treated women much as you would expect. They shut down schools and recruited thousands of child soldiers into their armies. And the media applauded them for bringing "stability" to Somalia.

Not satisfied with turning Somalia into an Islamist tyranny, the ICU also announced plans to seize parts of Kenya and Ethiopia inhabited by Muslim minorities in order to create a supra-Islamist state.

Ethiopia naturally saw the writing on the wall and realized that if it didn't fight the ICU in Somalia, they would be fighting them at home and intervened. The ICU's terrorists and child soldiers scattered like rats, some of them already equipped with weapons and ties to the local Sharia courts, went into the piracy business.

The media's response to Ethiopia's invasion ranged anywhere from skeptical to outright hostile... particularly since the Bush Administration backed the move and carried out targeted strikes against some ICU leaders who were also members of Al Queda. Ever since then the media has repeatedly bemoaned the loss of "stability" brought to Somalia by the ICU.

The ICU has lost direct military control over Somalia, but its former leader has won Somalia's Presidential election and its government is packed with former ICU leaders. Meanwhile the Arab League has brokered a move to legitimize Hizbul Islam led by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, with close ties to Al Queda. Slowly behind the scenes, the Islamist's goal for Somalia and all of Africa is back on track.

Iran and Eritrea backed and trained ICU terrorists and insurgents as part of the larger goal of an Islamic Africa. Yet the media has repeatedly hailed the ICU for bringing stability to Somalia, while repeatedly attacking Ethiopia's government for suppressing dissent. The difference? Ethiopia is Christian and Somalia and Eritrea are Muslim. So we're now seeing a push to force Ethiopia into making territorial concessions to Eritrea, despite Eritrea's longstanding support and training for Islamist terrorists.

And when it comes to the pirate gangs, many of whom are former or current ICU fighters, the new "cycle of violence" narrative is already taking root in the press. Clearly of course America has begun a cycle of violence by shooting the non-violent environmentalist pirates. And the Islamist criminals are once again the real victims.

It's only a matter of time until the peace negotiations begin.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When will people understand that you do not deal with furious radicals?

Did you see where the peace's negociations with Iran ended up?

See this article:

Slogans of “Death to Obama” in demonstrations around Tehran Friday 10, 2009
http://www.iranpressnews.com/english/source/057295.html

(French Canadian)

Lemon said...

Mohammedans were always pirates since that was the Arab way for thousands of years. Thats how they got that along with selling and trafficing in slaves, robbery, hijacking and etc.

Anonymous said...

Yep! The Islamic terrorists are alright. In Obama's sick mind, the real terrorists are right wing Americans.

SHOCKING NEW REPORT! OBAMA'S REAL TERRORISTS: TARGETING PATRIOTS AND THE RIGHT
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/04/obamas-real-terrorists-targeting-patriots-and-the-right.html

Have you seen this? It is the fascist blueprint to create a police state and legalize gulags. This is not a spoof. This is Obama's "civilian army's" MOB. (hat tip the Rockman)

(French Canadian)

marcel said...

The decadent west has gone out of their way to pay ransom to these Islamic priste lawbreakers while they continue to target Israel for building homes on their land and defending themselves.
I'd say the world is in worse shape than it was before WWII exploded on the scene.
It's sad that Israel still bows to the failed,phony peace agenda of it's dubious friend and refuses to get off it's knees and stand on it's own two feet.
Eventually Israel will have to cut loose the yoke that binds her neck.

Keli Ata said...

B'H Captain Richard Phillips has been freed from the environmental pirates armed with pistols and AK-47s.

Phillips saved his crewmen; the US Navy Seals saved Phillips. What I'm curious about is whether there's any validity to complaints that Obama waited five days before giving the Seals permission to take the pirates down by violence if necessary.

Islamic terrorists taking to the open sea...very alarming indeed. After Sept. 11 everyone worried about hijacked planes and airport security. Then the terrorista took to the planes in Spain. Then underground in London. Then weddings at hotels in Jordan...everywhere and anywhere in Israel...

Now international waters.

When is the US and all nations fighting terrorism going to get beyond the silliness of banning liquids on planes and realize that the threats are everywhere?

It's not particularly PC but we really need to admit that this is a war on Islam and we're going to have to target Islamic countries?

Lemon said...

"decadent west" Oh give it a rest.

Sultan Knish said...

We'll admit it about the time we get a real American leader in the white house

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