Polls show about 20% of Americans favor the Palestinians in their war against Israel, while about half the US population now expresses an unease with Muslims in general. Meanwhile a large minority of Muslims, according to polls, condones terrorist attacks on civilians, while a vast majority is vehemently anti-American. Their prejudice apparently is chalked up to our omnipresence—like saving Kuwait, feeding Somalia, stopping Muslims dying en masse in the Balkans, ridding Afghanistan of the Soviets, paying astronomical prices for their oil, and giving nearly $100 billion over the years to the Egyptians, Jordanians, and Palestinians.
It is probably useless for the U.S. to expect even the tiniest bit of gratitude from a part of the world that is so steeped in paranoia and delusion and so much in denial about its own failures, but Hanson can't also help pointing out the obvious:
Our prejudice surely could not be due to 19 Muslims slaughtering— to the delight of millions—3,000 Americans, nor to the news almost every hour of Christian-Muslim violence, Hindu-Muslim violence, Buddhist-Muslim violence, or secular-Muslim violence. And now the much circulated quote from Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“You will be victorious” on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet. Yes, [the Koran says that] “you will be victorious,” but only “if you are believers.” Allah willing, “you will be victorious,” while America and Israel will be annihilated. I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah. That is why America’s nose was rubbed in the mud in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, and everywhere… Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book, the mover of the clouds, who defeated the enemies of the Prophet defeat the Jews and the Americans, and bring us victory over them.”
And wait till these people get the bomb. So much for the war against Islamism being “over.”
Yes, this is the reality, whether the left, the Democrats, the deep-thinking celebrities, the pundits, the bloggers etc. etc. like it or not. This time around we are not deality with a simple megalomaniac like a Hitler or a Saddam; we are dealing with a megalomaniacal religion, whose members march in goose(allah?)-step to thousands of petty little punks like Sheik Ahmad Bahr.
What is it about Islam that it has produced such an incredible bumper crop of sociopaths bent on bringing about world domination? Nevermind, that was a rhetorical question. Whatever the answer, those sociopaths, in the name of Allah the Magnificent and Merciful, i.e. Skeletor. are working diligently on their plans for planetary conquest. And, don't blame me for this He-man analogy, the Islamists are the ones who have turned their god into a creature of pure evil-- all so that they can become the new masters of the universe.
I wonder how the left will feel under the boot of an ideology even more oppressive than their own?