Op-Ed: There Will be Blood
Amil ImaniThe writer is an Iranian-American writer, poet, satirist, novelist, essayist,...
From Northern Iraq to Northeastern Syria, from Nairobi, Kenya to Benghazi, Libya, from Lahore, Pakistan to the rugged mountains of Mali and Afghanistan, militant Muslims have executed tens of thousands of their fellow Muslims and are on a killing rampage against Christians. The world is shocked and distressed.
As for democracy, the rule of the people, Muslims have no use for it at all.
The Islamic killing campaign did not end with the defeat of the Muslim armies at the gates of Vienna. Their eviction from Spain was a temporary forced retreat. But now Muslim extremists have, in huge numbers, penetrated the gates of every city and town in Europe and North America without even having to use their swords.
Distressed by the Islamists’ trouble-making and killing sprees, civilized nations are bending over backwards in the hope of placating them and helping them join the family of humanity by admitting hordes of immigrants and offering them all manner of hospitality and assistance. All these gestures remain in vain and to no avail. Many of the new arrivals, deeply infected by the Islamic ethos, find it impossible to assimilate in the host countries. Instead, they strive to impose their defunct order which is the cause of their own backwardness and inhumanity on the host nations.
The non-Muslim world is at its wits’ end. No accommodation or kindness seems to stem the tide of Islamist violence. Countless numbers of proposals have been advanced in dealing with this systemic Islamic disorder. Some feel that, in general, Muslims are law-abiding citizens of their adopted countries and it is only a minority that is responsible for the violence and mayhem. Thinking along these lines has prompted people to say that the solution to Islamic violence rests with Islamic leaders. That is, Islamic leaders should speak up and condemn jihad and jihadists.
Western armchair theorizers and wishful thinkers need to take time and study the Islamic system in order to avoid making demands on Muslim leaders–demands that will never be met because they are completely unrealistic.
Islam presently has its stranglehold over on a billion humans, posing an existential threat to all non-Muslims. When this billion and a half adhere to the pathological belief of Islam and use it as their marching orders of life, the rest of humanity ignores this threat at its peril.
Islam, yet again, has risen from the ashes and is on a campaign of conquest throughout the world. Hordes of fanatical Islamic foot soldiers are striving to kill and get killed. What they all want is the opportunity to discharge their homicidal-suicidal impulses, on their way to Allah’s promised glorious paradise. And in the background, granting the foot soldiers’ wishes, are their handlers, the puppeteers, who pull the strings and detonate these human bombs.
Those who cherish life must recognize these emissaries of death — what makes them, what motivates them, and how best to defend against them.
America, with a long tradition of protecting religious freedom, still clings to the “hands off” practice of leaving alone any doctrine or practice billed as religion. A thorny problem is in deciding what constitutes a religion and who is to make that call.
There is a glimmer of hope that the American people are finally waking up to the deceit and the menace of the creed called Islam. Their opposition to the building of the mosque at Ground Zero showed that the creeping Islamization of America is indeed something to stand against and prevent before it is too late.
As more and more radical Muslims arrive in America, as they reproduce with great fecundity, as they convert the disenchanted and minorities, and as petrodollar-flush Islamist treasuries supply generous funds, they gather more power to undermine a serious challenge to the American system of governance—representative democracy.
As for democracy, the rule of the people, Muslim fundamentalists have no use for it at all. The fundamentalists believe that Allah’s rule must govern the world in the form of a Caliphate—a theocracy. Making a mockery of democracy, subverting its workings, and ignoring its provisions is an Islamist's way of falsifying what he already believes to be a sinful and false system of governance invented by infidels.
I have been sounding the alarm for decades about the ever-increasing menace Islam is posing to America and our way of life. Apathy, political correctness, and massive Islamic lobbying have successfully prevented the public from truly grasping the all-pervasive assault of political Islam.
Time and again we are told by the politically correct “experts” not to worry about Islam posing a threat to our way of life. We’re also told, not to worry about the horrific things that are happening on the other side of the world! If Muslims act heinously toward non-Muslims, it is just the way things are in those countries and it is hardly any of our business.
This is the same attitude that set the Islamization of Europe on a seemingly irreversible track. One European country after another is rapidly buckling under the weight of Islamism.
With heavy assurances like this, coming from so many know-it-all authoritative figures, we can sleep soundly without the aid of sleeping pills. Yet, the Islam problem is very real and deadly. Neither the pronouncements of the experts, nor the tranquilizing pills of the mind can make it go away.
Islam will continue its bloody conquest.
Islam is a belief of blood. It lives and thrives on blood. It can be animal blood, enemy blood or even its own blood. Unless we see the handwriting on the wall and deal with them accordingly, before very long, America will have to turn its deed over to the new Islamist invaders or rebel and fight block by block, city by city. That’s when there will Be Blood.
The writer is an Iranian-American writer, poet, satirist, novelist, essayist, literary translator, public speaker and political analyst who has been writing and speaking out about the danger of radical Islam internationally for years. He blogs at Freedom Initiative.