War is a horrific business. I don't like it; neither do I wish to have it forced upon us. Nevertheless, the US is fighting a war in Afghanistan, and Israel prepares for the next round with Hamas, Hezbollah and their puppet master—Iran. The Islamic enemy, in both cases, is playing by their own barbaric rules—unrecognized by the Geneva Convention or by any civilized society, but advocated in the Qur'an. They care about human life in so far as we fret about the next mosquito's; they behead their POWs, enslave their women, terrorize their own people, their own children, abuse them, use them as body armor. All because both US and Israel made it clear—human shields are the most effective defense for safeguarding the Shahid and the Mujahidin.
The US and Israeli l rules of engagement in the Afghan theatre and in Israel's next battlefield respectively were aimed at preventing civilian casualties by prohibiting troops from firing unless they're shot at—or from launching artillery attacks or airstrikes when civilians are deemed near the target. Israel went a step further. The IDF has decided to integrate a Humanitarian Affairs Officer into each combat unit in response to the Goldstone report.
A recent example from Kandahar, reported by CBS news (July 7, 2010), tells the story of U.S. soldiers being pounded with a barrage of mortar rounds. The Americans requested permission to launch retaliatory mortar shells or summon an airstrike against the enemy. HQ officers denied their request because the insurgents were too close to a cluster of mud-brick houses, potentially with civilians inside.
I am troubled by these rules, which not only have effectively forced the good guys to fight with hands tied behind their backs, but also encourage the enemy to employ tactics designed to make use of human shield since it has become highly effective. It has been evidenced lately that the brave Shahids have increased their inclination to shooting or launching rockets from inside homes, schools, mosques or other civilian type structures, knowing that they are protected by the insane rules imposed on the other side.
These rules accomplish the exact opposite of what they have been intended to pull off. They are increasing the likelihood that either more civilians would be hurt in the crossfire or more American or Israeli troops would be killed as a result. What's more, they lower our troops' morale, and limit their ability to defend themselves, thus reducing their will to take risk and be effective on the battlefield. If we sacrifice our soldiers' lives in order to protect civilians on the other side, we will not win the war. We'd be better off quitting early, leaving the scene, saving our boys.
War is not a humanitarian affair. If we fight a war, we must make it clear that we fight to win. Collateral damage is unavoidable if winning is our objective. Protecting the lives of our soldiers must be our highest priority, higher than any fine humanitarian goal designed to make our conduct seem principled and honorable in our minds, but sick, weak and stupid in our enemy's eyes.
If being fair and honorable is in conflict with staying alive and being victorious, let's not be fair, let's not be stupid. Let us come back in one piece. Let us win.
Slowly but surely Islam has been gaining ground in America. New York City is caving in to Muslims' demands for building a Grand Mosque next to Ground Zero—The Cordoba House. Building mosques on sacred grounds is what Islam has always done by asserting its supremacy. Throughout history and starting with Muhammad, Muslims converted other defeated religions’ places of worship into mosques. They transformed that particular practice into a tradition by letting their defeated enemies digest the fact that Islam had supplanted their former religion and their former culture. This practice began with the pagan pantheon of the Ka'aba, in Mecca, then continued with thousands of churches and synagogues. One of the earliest and most famous examples was in Damascus, where in the year 705, Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik took the church of St. John from the Christians and had it rebuilt as a mosque, which is now known as Umayyad Mosque. In 1453, they converted the famous Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople into a mosque, immediately after capturing the city and changing its name to Istanbul. To make the buildings fit for a mosque, the Turks destroyed the icons, plundering their precious plating in the process, and defaced the frescoes.
Perhaps one of the most outrageous acts of hubris took place in Jerusalem where Caliph Umar laid the foundation for two mosques—Al-Aqsa and Dome of the Rock—on the Temple Mount, the most sacred site in Judaism. This particular location is the place of the ancient Jewish temple, a place falsely claimed by the Muslims as their pre-historic capital (although it has never been mentioned in the Qur'an).
And now, the City Council issued a resolution calling for the school system to observe two Muslim holidays. The excuse—the council, in its resolution, cited statistics from a Muslim source claiming that there are about 12 percent Muslim students in the New York City public schools.
Aside from the fact that a non-Muslim body should verify this statistics, this new development is alarming, yet not unforeseen. Islam has not abandoned its call for Jihad. It only expanded the approach. Instead of resorting to a single strategy, made evident by the prophet Muhammad and practiced by Bin Laden, Islam has adopted a stealth form of Jihad to go side by side with the violent adaptation.
It is no secret that Muslims count on stealth Jihad to accomplish what they are unable to realize by way of violence. Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's ruler once clarified it. He said, "There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam without swords, without guns, without conquest. What he referred to was the alarming statistics showing that Europe will grow to be an Islamic land by 2050 if current trends of Muslim immigration and Muslim birthrate persist. It's a fact that in today's Europe (depending on the particular country or region) 30% to 50% of newborns are Muslims. In Canada, Islam is the fastest growing religion, and in the US, projections confirm that by 2050 there will be 50 million Muslims—all American citizens.
Islam is a bigger threat than Nazism. Both are supremacists, totalitarian, endorse violence. Islam makes no secret of its desire to Islamize and dominate the world, impose Sharia Law, exterminate the Jews. But unlike Nazism, Islam is wrapped in cotton wool—the guise of religion. Without the shield of religion to hide behind, Islam would be banned in the civilized world since it is a political ideology of hate, just like Nazism. But Islamo-Nazis have recruited the political left in Western countries to their Jihad. They employ these useful idiots to advocate freedom of religion, freedom of speech and diversity as an excuse for Islamization. Islam rejects America's values, including freedom and diversity; it despises America, while at the same time it makes use of the American constitution and its democratic institutions in an effort to advance its stealth Jihad. This is what Hitler pulled off in Germany. He exploited Democracy in his push to capture command of the government, and once in charge, he abolished Democracy, freedom, individual security, while installing his dictatorship and sick ideology. Islam is no different.
Warning signs have been surrounding us from every corner. This latest attempt by Muslims in New York to add Islamic holidays to the school calendar is a merely stealth, sneaky move designed to make Islam a major American religion on its way to dominance.
I must come clean here by pointing out that Mayor Bloomberg came out against this idea. His rationale bordered on political correctness. He did not attack Islam by claiming that it is a political ideology of hate, but rather explained that the school year is already too short, and if every religion demands that all New Yorkers celebrate every religious holiday of every religious group, the school year will turn out even shorter. The mayor may not have the final word, though. All of us, freedom loving Americans must be aware of the Islamic threat to take over the world. We must support the mayor. This new wave of Islamization in America must be stopped.