Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Silence on Islam Kills, from Hassan to Honor Killings

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke

As the story of Nidal Hassan unfolds, it becomes painfully clear that the Jihadi Shrink who opened fire on US troops at Fort Hood did everything but spray paint, "I Am Going To Kill You All" on the wall, before he actually carried out his attack. Not only did Hassan put a Jihadist abbreviation on his business cards, he delivered repeated lectures justifying Jihad, accused the soldiers he was supposed to treat of War Crimes and was already being investigated for contacts with Al Queda and for defending suicide bombing online.

At a time when snow globes are banned at airports and detectors are positioned in every Federal building, in the heart of the United States Army, a Jihadist like Nidal Hassan could openly and freely express his sympathies and affinity for terrorism. But the thing that Nidal Hassan had going for him, that the snow globes and baby bottles filled with breast milk didn't, is that Hassan was a Muslim, and ever since 9/11, Americans have been repeatedly warned against criticizing Islam. Told over and over again that Islam is the Religion of Peace, and that just because all our foreign terrorists happen to be Muslims acting in the name of Islam does not actually matter. Just as all those Japanese planes flying toward Pearl Harbor and the German factories producing tanks meant nothing in the 1930's.

Hassan's superiors were well aware of what he was, but none of them wanted to risk a charge of Islamophobia. And so they remained silent and soldiers died. That is not a chant you will hear from anti-war activists at the gates of the White House, but that is exactly what happened. And Hassan's case is far from unique. There is no telling how many terrorists have flown under the radar because officials were afraid to be accused of profiling or charged with racism. We may never know what reports were never paid attention to because it has become more acceptable to lose American lives, than detain a Muslim.

In the face of Islamic terror, there are endless desks staffed by good men who do nothing and say nothing. Because they have been told that it is more important to be silent, than to take action, when it comes to the Islamic Jihad against all non-Muslims. It is more important to search everyone, than to profile Muslim terrorists. It is better to have lax security, than to have good security that may make some of our friends from Saudi Arabia or Pakistan feel upset. That is how we did it before 9/11. And that is how we are doing it today, as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed gets his lawyers and the media does the hard work of manufacturing Nidal Hassan's PTSD by Proxy defense for him out of thin air, and the radical Imams whom Nidal Hassan came into contact with are whitewashed with the usual thin paste of the Religion of Peace.

But silence on Islam kills. It kills when we remain silent about the Nidal Hassans in our midst. It kills when people look away as honor killings among Muslim families continues to grow. It kills as Muslim gangs like the Muslim Boys in the UK form and it kills as Muslim riots claim the lives of innocent people, as they repeatedly do in Europe. But when it comes to Muslims, there is a code of silence that falls over even the most committed officials. A directive that warns them to look away, to make excuses and to blame anything and everything but Islam. To deny the truth and cover up the crime.

While Hassan is one example of the cost of silence, honor killings are another. The willingness of American and European social workers to ignore abuse in Muslim families as "part of their culture" or worse yet to recruit Muslim police officers who often take the victim right back to the abuser, is part of the same Culture of Silence on Islam.

As Nidal Hassan spun his web of hate right in the faces of the men and women who were supposed to stop his kind, Honor Killings develop right in front of the faces of those who are supposed to prevent them. And both Hassan and Honor Killings share a common premise, the belief by Muslims that in the absence of Sharia, or Islamic Law, they have the right to apply Sharia and take the law into their own hands.

While it is easy to try and dismiss Islamic crimes as emotional or disturbed. To assume that a man who opens fire on soldiers or a father who kills his own daughter is crazy, that is an American interpretation of events. One that treats behavior deviating from social conventions as demonstrating psychological or emotional instability. But that presumption ignores the fact that while their behavior may deviate from American social conventions, they accord with the social conventions of many Muslim nations.

Nidal Hassan's behavior might seem deranged to Americans, but is considered normal and praiseworthy back in the mosques of Gaza or the West Bank. While to his classmates, Hassan might have seemed deranged, he was in fact a perfectly normal Palestinian Arab Muslim. The problem was that he happened to be a Palestinian Arab Muslim living and working among Americans. Yet liberals who routinely boil everything down to cultural differences can't seem to grasp that the difference between homicidal mania and religious martyrdom is in this case a religious and cultural difference as well.

Nidal Hassan did not just snap one day. Nor did he act out of anger. Instead he studied the issue. He read the Koran many times. He even tried to distinguish which soldiers were specifically guilty of death and should be killed. Hassan is a mass murderer, but he is an Islamic mass murderer, following codes similar to those used by Al Queda, Hamas and the Taliban. The codes spun off from the same Islamist teachings that have helped create generations of willing suicide bombers and willing terrorists.

The actions of Jordanian, Iraqi and Pakistani men who murder their daughters or sisters may be abnormal by Western standards, but are behaving in a way that is considered acceptable and even praiseworthy in their own cultures, where a family's honor is tied to the chastity of its women, and where individual rights are subsumed within the family and the tribe. Their behavior is wrong by objective human standards, but approved of by their culture and beliefs. And it is unrealistic to imagine that immigration is the same thing as moral transformation.

Liberals who condemn such talk as bigoted, are ignoring the fact that it is about ideology, not about race. Last week the London Times carried an interview with a British former altar boy who had gone to fight with the Taliban and was eager to kill fellow British troops. Adam Gadahn, the Al Queda spokesman, is a grandson of a member of the Board of Directors of the ADL and an editor for The Chronicle Christian. Jose Padilla started out as a member of a Latin street gang. The only thing they had in common was not race, but ideology. The ideology of Islam.

Muslims may be from any race or ethnicity, but what they have in common is a religion of death that is dedicated to imposing Islam by stealth, by deceit and by force across the world. That same ideology has infused the culture of the Muslim world, its music, its heroes, its literature and its politics. A Muslim immigrant to the West carries it along with him, and if he does not, he is likely to become a member of a Wahhabi Mosque that does.

To ignore this and to remain silent about it, is to allow for the triumph of evil. There is no telling how many men and women remained silent as Nidal Hassan moved his way up through the ranks. There is no telling how many more Nidal Hassans there are in the military, in our schools and neighborhoods and all around the country. And the curtain of silence that surrounds them gives them ample room to plot and finally to act.

Silence on Islam kills. It kills because it turns every Muslim atrocity into a surprise attack that is quickly stifled, because Islam is the Cult of Death whose name we dare not speak. And as long as we dare not speak it, evil will triumph.


Anonymous said...

Thank you George W. Bush 43.

Religion of peace, my ar#e!

Maybe the moonbats were right; maybe you really are an idiot, George.

Read some history, George.

Sing the Marine hymn, George.

Ever heard of the "shores of Tripoli", in the Marine's Hymn, George?

Why not go out to fort Hood and offer comfort to all those grief stricken patriots again, George 43?

To hell with your "religion of peace", Islam, George 43!
To hell with Islam.


Miriam said...

Wow. Muslim terrorists are without borders! In the country, now in the minds of American soldiers. *sigh*

There is a great Caroline Glick youtube on this topic at her website.

Anonymous said...

Like the Anonimous said, it all comes from the White House after 9/11. Sweeping under the rug quickly, fighting an enemy "there" not in our midst coupled with a culture of fantasy and PC makes the regular American vulnerable to be "moderate" and "understading". This is the biggest cover up ever, not "Rosewell", under your noses too, there is no such a thing as danger from Islam, they are peaceful people, all the attackers have been called "crazy", "deranged", which takes away their will because they can't help it if they are sick.

Anonymous said...

G-d bless you. How right you are.

susan h said...

And now we have a muslim sympathizer enabler SITTING in the Oval Office, who by his own admission, sides with muslims. I understand that the military commission was in place and KSM had pleaded guilty and had accepted the death penalty, and Obama stepped in and stopped the entire process. Obama stated publicly today that KSM will be found guilty and executed, which will make the American people exceedingly happy. Obama is beyond reprehensible, there are no words, no words to describe his sick twisted hatred for Americans.

EB said...

Great article! What I wanted to mention was an excellent book I just finished. It called "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West." by Christopher Caldwell.

I can't begin telling you how good this book is. It opens your eyes to the situation in Europe as it's unfolding. Not only are we looking at an Arab outpost as Bernard Lewis put it, but we are looking at potentially the greatest power Islam has ever held in history.

Everyone get this book. It's not a book about America, but it shows Americans what they will be dealing with in the next 20-30 years: an Islamic Europe.

Lemon said...

The west has gone soft in too many ways.

Keli Ata said...

It seems the west is becoming more like the Europe (Britian)it once wanted freedom from.

Great article Sultan. It blows my mind that people don't consider the attack on Fort Hood a terrorist attack.

Miriam said...

Sultan, I understand that you are very busy.

So if anyone can help: I know that Muslim Terrorists are all over the world and are a serious threat. They have no (zero) compassion for life -not even their own. I have my own ideas of how they ought to be dealt with.

But alot of the belief in Islam is somewhat shared more or less in other religions, because of that, Its hard for me to figure why Islam is to blame. I'm open and want to understand this.

As an example: in Torah there are 613 commandments; each corresponding to the various parts of the body. From what I learned the commandment against idolatry is located in the back area of the neck.

Muslims go around beheading folks if they are "non believers".

How did they go from this violent way of dealing with non-believers and how come in Judaism, even though we have this teaching of 613 and where each mitzvah corresponds to in the body, we don't attempt to hurt someone because of it? We don't become judge and executioner.

What sends the Muslims on the deep end? And, am I wrong in how I presented it? Thanks for your patience. I am learning so much from your blog. As I learn and internalize things so I also spread the message.


Miriam said...

Okay, my husband gave me a clue. He says that for Muslims, their "mitzvot" is violent.

Sultan Knish said...

The ideas in Islam correspond to those of other religions, because they were borrowed from other religions.

But the essential structure is totalitarian, rather than religious. Muslims don't really believe in a God who will resolve things, they believe in their own power structures. It's like the way the Catholic Church became during the middle ages.

So where members of other religions might see someone who doesn't believe as they do or someone who does them wrong, and turn to G-d to redress the situation-- Muslims will always try to redress it themselves.

To Muslims, Allah is virtually identical with their sense of honor and identity. So their practical concept of God is someone whose honor they have to defend because it's their honor, rather than a being who defends them.

Sultan Knish said...

So their first and final resort is always violence, since their idea of Allah is really expressed through rule and power

Anonymous said...

Loved you last answers. Where does Ishmael come into the equation?

Sultan Knish said...

Arabs are not really Ishmael, except for some of the Gulf Arabs, who fulfill both the dependency and the preying on others.

Arabs are a mixed bag, including large numbers of people whom they either forced to convert or enslaved at one point. So think more Amalek who mixed Esav with Ishmael.

Miriam said...

Thanks so much for your help. Shavua tov.

A Jew With A View said...


The world has gone mad, and it's terrifying. I can't see how it'll get any better with the great big Dhimmi in the White House.

And yes, one of the main problems is that so many people equate speaking honestly about Islam, with 'racism'.

They don't understand that:

Stating 'all muslims' are terrorists = RACISM

Stating 'Islam is an inherently dangerous ideology' IS NOT 'racism'.

All religions are ideologies and as such all are open to critique. It only BECOMES racism if followers of said faith are then discriminated against purely BECAUSE they follow the faith.

The liberals of this world have a lot to answer for. Without them, Islamic terrorists wouldn't be finding their goal of a global caliphate quite so easy to move towards.

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