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Latest Islamist Attacks and U.S. Appeasement

U.S. policies of appeasing and even subsidizing Islamists, and promoting democratic processes to empower the same, have predictably produced a resurgence of Islamist assaults on “infidels.”

Consider a few recent news stories:

  • In Pakistan, members of the Taliban boarded a school bus and shot a 14-year-old girl in the head for advocating women’s rights.
  • In Iraq, the Associated Press reports, “Al-Qaida is rebuilding . . . and has set up training camps for insurgents.”
  • In Libya, new evidence confirms what everyone with common sense already knew: The murderous assault on the U.S. embassy last month on September 11 was a planned attack, not a “spontaneous” reaction to a YouTube video.

To defend ourselves from murderous Islamists, Americans must realize that Islamists are motivated by a totalitarian theocratic ideology, which they seek to impose worldwide, and our attempts to appease or bribe them only demonstrate that America is a paper tiger, which, in turn, strengthens the Islamists’ resolve to destroy us.

Thankfully, more Americans are coming to grips with reality. Lara Logan, the CBS reporter who was brutally assaulted last year while covering the Egyptian “revolution,” recently spoke publicly on the dangers of totalitarian Islam. She openly and appropriately mocked the “Taliban apologists” of the West, those who pretend today’s Islamists “are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban.” Logan aptly summarized the policy of appeasement as “nonsense!”

Hopefully America’s leaders will achieve some semblance of common sense and come to see that nonsense is nonsense in time to stop the next slaughter of Americans.

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Comments are welcome so long as they are civil.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002257961812 Robert Birdwell

    No rational human being can allow Muslims to propagate or colonize the United States.

    All Muslims, and their apologists/supporters, must be rounded up and deported to Saudi Arabia no matter their country of origin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=name&id=100000501085308 Martin Lundqvist

    Really, deporting X number of muslims will not solve any threats against the USA.
    However, ending states that sponsor terrorism (Iran et al) will do, so advocate that instead.