Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed by a jihadist on Parliament Hill on October 22, 2014. Shortly after, Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau sent a message of support to Muslim organizations that have transferred money to Hamas fund collector in the past. The same day, a terrorist praised by Hamas rammed his car into a crowd of commuters in Jerusalem, killing a three-month old infant and injuring seven others.
Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau more worried about fictitious “backlash” against Muslim community than by promotion and funding of jihad coming from the Islamic organizations with which he is “building bridges”
On October 22, 2014, shortly after Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed by a jihadist on Parliament Hill, Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau sent a message to Muslim leaders in the city to reassure them and invite them to contact the Ottawa Police Service if they fear “backlash.”
Sikander Hashmi, the Imam of the Kanata Muslim Association, acknowledged receiving the message from the Ottawa Police Chief and reproduced it on Twitter (also Archive.Today).
JihadWatcharchived Hashmi’s Twitter message and added the following comments:
“The politically correct Ottawa Police Chief seems to have imbibed the lesson well: after every jihad attack, Muslims are the victims, and need special reassurances. Of course, there should be no “backlash” against any innocent people and almost certainly won’t be, but this endless pandering is grotesque. Who is reassuring non-Muslims about keeping them safe from jihad attacks? Who is calling upon Muslim leaders in Canada or anywhere else to back up their condemnations of jihad terror with real action against it, including programs to teach young Muslims to reject that understanding of Islam? ”
Islam is not an idea. It is a tribe. Talking about reforming the words of Islam is an abstraction. Islam did not begin with a book. It began with clan and sword. Even in the modern skyscraper cities of the West, it remains a religion of the clan and the sword.
The left has misread Islamic terrorism as a response to oppression when it is actually a power base. It is not the poor and downtrodden who are most attracted to the Jihad. Instead it is the upper classes. Bin Laden wasn’t a pauper and neither are the Saudis or Qataris. Islamic terrorism isn’t a game for the poor. It becomes the thing to do when you’re rich enough to envy the neighbors. It’s a tribal war.
To reform Islam, we can’t just look at what is wrong with the Koran or the Hadiths. We have to ask why these tribal calls for violence and genocide, for oppression and enslavement, appealed to Muslims then and why they continue to appeal to Muslims today.
Even more skewed than its invocation in the terrorism context is the use of “lone wolf” to explain how Muslims become “radicalized” — and, more specifically, its use to peddle the trendy nonsense that because he has acted alone, the Muslim in question must have “self-radicalized.”
No one self-radicalizes. Terrorists are radicalized by a scripturally based doctrine. They terrorize because the doctrine instructs them to do so. In sura 8:12, for example, Allah instructs Muslims that he will use them to “instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” by having them “smite ye above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them.”
When one thinks of mass murder, Hitler comes to mind. If not Hitler, then Tojo, Stalin, or Mao. Credit is given to the 20th-century totalitarians as the worst species of tyranny to have ever arisen. However, the alarming truth is that Islam has killed more than any of these, and may surpass all of them combined in numbers and cruelty.
The enormity of the slaughters of the “religion of peace” are so far beyond comprehension that even honest historians overlook the scale. When one looks beyond our myopic focus, Islam is the greatest killing machine in the history of mankind, bar none. The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. – Will Durant, as quoted on Daniel Pipes site.
One religion today regularly motivates large numbers of its followers to murder, behead, rape, and enslave people across the globe. That religion is Islam. Not Christianity. Not Judaism. Not Buddhism. Islam. Only Islam. You know this. I know this. Everyone paying attention knows this.
Why do so many people pretend not to know what they know about Islam and its unique role in the world today? Why do so many smear those who speak the truth about this horrendous religion and its devout followers? Why do so many ignore the fact that although other religions involve barbaric commandments, none motivates large numbers of its followers to commit atrocities the way Islam does today?
Islam is evil because (among other reasons) it commands or condones murder, slavery, rape, and the like; Muslims who take Islam seriously and thus seek to engage in such barbarism are evil for doing so; and those who whitewash these evils are evil for their part in advancing this god-awful nightmare. We who know this should say so. Keeping silent on the matter effectively whitewashes the whitewashers.
The evolution in heroism from Jalbert to Vickers parallels the evolution in terrorism itself. During the Cold War, terrorists often survived their attacks. The FLQ, certainly, never staged suicide operations. Many airplane hijackers of the era lived out their lives in Cuba. Three of the Palestinian terrorists who staged the Munich Massacre also lived on. It wasn’t until 9/11, and the massively raised stakes that came with it, that terrorism came to be seen — by both terrorists security alike — as a life or death, kill-or-be-killed affair.
Our altruistic concern for the future and well being of the Muslim world has come at the expense of American lives and treasure. We’ve placed the well being of “The Muslim World” above our own self-defense. We’ve placed today’s Big Lie, “Islam means peace”, above the truth we need to act on. We’ve placed the lives of Muslim civilians above the lives of our soldiers, placing them in absolutely unnecessary danger in order to protect innocent (or even guilty) civilians.
So who cares about Islam? Muslims, Jihadists, Islamophiles, Leftists who naturally side with anti-American ideologies, guilt-ridden fellow travelers who think America is usually in the wrong, and religionists who believe any religion is better than none. But since Leftists and Islamophiles usually know very little about Islam, who truly cares about Islam? Those who are at war with us. In the end, I care about Islam and the Muslim world as much as the Muslim world cares about America and the West. This is war. We can’t be on both sides. I’m not rooting for Islam or the Muslim world.
“The Call for Global Islamic Resistance”, written by al-Qaeda’s leading jihad theorist and strategic thinker Abu Musab al-Suri, an associate of Osama bin Laden, warns new jihadists not to make the same mistakes as before. Al-Suri, an expert in chemical warfare who was implicated in the 2004 Madrid and 2006 London bombings, advocates commitment to the Islamic ideology as opposed to any Islamic group.
Al Suri urges recruits to stay under the radar and decentralize by establishing “small, completely separate non-central cells so that they will not be linked” as they were before. These recruits must perform “Individual Terrorism Jihad” from wherever they are, including from western soil, in order to “awaken the spirit of jihad and resistance in Muslims”.
The tremendous influence wielded by al-Suri’s jihadi teachings becomes quite apparent in the recent rants of Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani. He orders his followers to kill unbelievers “in any manner or way, however it might be… smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him or poison him.”