Thursday, August 24, 2006

Found Via Drudge
A rare find indeed as he seems oblivious to the problem and he rarely links to OP Eds
Iran scores in world war
By Arnaud de BorchgraveAugust 24, 2006
BERN, Switzerland. -- Those who gazed into their crystal balls at the end of the 20th century to get a glimpse of coming attractions missed the main event.
Islam, whether in the form of young jihadis who live to die killing those who live to live in freedom, or conservative oil sheiks and emirs clinging to divine-right-of-kings privileges by heaping praise on Hezbollah guerrillas, dominates our fear of what the future may bring.

Perception is reality in most parts of the world but nowhere as much as in the Arab world and in the Muslim world beyond. Hezbollah ("Party of God"), listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S., is now seen as the clear victor over Israel, the Middle East's only democracy. For Israel to lose 116 soldiers is comparable to the U.S. losing 5,800 in 34 days of warfare (multiply by 50 to get the equivalent population ratio). So far, the U.S. has lost 2,600 in 3-1/2 years in Iraq).

To compound the strategic setback for Israel, the Olmert government failed to achieve any of its objectives. Hezbollah was not flushed out of the territory between Israel's northern border and the Litani River. It still has an Iran-supplied arsenal of some 10,000 hidden rockets after firing 150 a day into Israeli towns, villages and kibbutzim. And Hezbollah chief Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, 46, has achieved iconic status throughout the Middle East, bridging the Shi'ite-Sunni divide. Flushed with this victory, Iran has told the United States to take a hike and mind its own business about the mullahocracy's nuclear plans.

Israel also lost its trademark of military invincibility. Mobilized reservists complained to the media about faulty planning, poor equipment and haphazard resupply in food and water. Some parched Israeli soldiers took the water canteens from dead Hezbollah guerrillas. Worst of all, substandard intelligence failed to show the extent of Hezbollah's underground infrastructure just beyond the Israeli border. Reservists staged a protest in Jerusalem to demand the resignations of the prime minister, defense minister and chief of staff.

American neoconservatives, led by chief theoretician Richard Perle, now believe the Tony Blair government in Britain and the Bush administration are chickening out of the world war that militant Islam has declared on Judeo-Christian civilization. "It is global in scope," Mr. Perle wrote in the British Sunday Telegraph, "from madrassas in Pakistan, to mosques in London, to 'charities' in America, to banks and boardrooms in the Middle East." In this perspective, Hezbollah's victory against the mighty Israeli Defense Force was a battle lost in the new world war.

For Mr. Perle and the neo-cons, it is a war with a cultural and ideological component "lavishly financed by easy oil money from states like Saudi Arabia that we have long (and foolishly) regarded as 'moderates' and 'friends.' The warriors in this jihad are identified, indoctrinated and recruited by men who manipulate the power of faith to induce a fanaticism whose ultimate expression is the martyrdom of suicide missions. Among them are clerics who have rewarded their welcome into our liberal, open societies by preaching our destruction."

So far Mr. Perle is right with one major error. Saudi Arabia has taken drastic measures to rein in clerical fanatics. Almost 1,000 imams were read the riot act by the royals and warned transgressions would turf them out of their mosques. Pakistan, however, remains a major problem. Flat-Earth clerics continue spewing anti-Western venom and some 12,000 madrassas continue churning out male teenagers who can recite the Koran verbatim, but still liberally sprinkled with hate-filled ideas about the U.S., Israel and India.

Mr. Perle also says in both the United Kingdom and the United States "we have been reluctant -- dangerously so -- to restrict, and in many cases even to monitor, what is said in mosques and social centers of Islamist extremists." That was once the case, but no longer. The only impediment for the FBI and Britain's MI5 has been a shortage of Arabic-speaking undercover agents.

It was the painstaking work of MI5 agents who tracked two dozen British Muslims, almost all of Pakistani origin, which foiled the plot to down 10 U.S. airliners on the same day while flying from London to U.S. cities -- a terrorist tsunami that would have changed the world beyond recognition.

British authorities believe as many as 3,000 veterans of al Qaeda's training camps over the years were born or raised in Britain. U.K. polling data showed almost 200,000 British Muslims approved the July 7, 2005, subway and bus terrorist attacks. A quarter of Britain's 1.8 million Muslims -- or some 450,000 people -- are sympathetic to violent jihad (holy war). A third, or 600,000, said they would rather live under Shariah, or Islamic law, than British law. And an overwhelming majority is convinced the war on terror is a war on Islam.

Disillusioned Muslim youngsters are increasingly attached to the global Muslim community via the Internet -- and are angry at what they consider the anti-Muslim policies of the local government where they live. The estimated 5,000 pro-al Qaeda Web sites include recipes for mixing nail polish remover and hair bleach and detonating the explosive cocktail with the flash unit from a throwaway camera. The world of on-line jihadism is not something imaginary, theoretical or conceptual -- it is real and it is here. The virtual caliphate's many visionaries, participants and supporters toil toward the day when the removal of secular leaders in North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, transforms the electronic caliphate into political reality.

Richard Perle, a former chief executive of Conrad Black's Hollinger Digital company, should know this is where a world war is under way. And the Bush administration should know democracy in Arab countries hastens the advent of what it wishes to avoid. Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon are exhibits A and B.

Arnaud de Borchgrave is editor at large of The Washington Times and of United Press International.
I have virtually no dissenting voice to add to this interview,

The apologist will say "are you going to judge Islam by the actions of a few?"I say What do the actions of a billion people have to do with what is in the Koran and the Hadiths?Do all Buddhists reach nirvana as is taught by their faith?Do all Christians become saints?The shaheed (martyr) is the highest of high in Islam in the eyes of Allah. Just because not all Muslims are mujahedeen does not change the fact that jihad is an intrinsic part of the religion.. "Ronin's' Rebuttle"

The America that valued truth is all but dead. The Ambulance has been abandon on the side of the road up on blocks and the engine has been striped of parts the gas tank drained .
The America that I’m talking about is the America that had the courage to face facts and make rational judgments.
That America might have only existed in my mind An America that trusted the governed with the facts, a media that was unbiased and thirsted for the truth reported them and let the chips fall where they may.
100 years ago it was common knowledge that Islam was a genocidal political ideology Now it is portrayed as more benevolent than any form of Christianity including Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.
The opinion makers and high and mighty rulers now say they refuse to believe” Islam is a malevolent religion” and they are right. Islam is an ideology were ends justify the means and the murder of 5 billion non muslims people would not raise a single eyebrow in any muslim household. If fact they all support it once they understand allahs will in the Quran.
No where in the “Islamic world” is their any discussion on what to do with the people of the book and other infidels. They must be oppressed then killed. .That fact is to hard for our “leaders “to look at let alone disseminate to a populace they have been lying to for half a decade.
Some countries are currently weighing the question whether telling the truth about Islamic teaching,” vilifies” Islam and there for a crime .As in, the truth is not an excuse nor an exemption, it is a law designed to protect Islam from prying eyes and voices whom object to being murdered because of jihad.
Until those laws are passed in America anyone who tries to bring up the topic of scriptural Islam is immediately attacked as a hatemonger and an islamophobe .
If things don’t change soon your grandchildren will be muslims.
Not because they want to be but because people today are to afraid to kill those who want them dead we would rather try to make a deal with people who want to destroy them . We are hamstrung with a distaste for the enemies children being killed we abhor the death of an innocent , our enemy knows this and trots out their dead for all the cameras to see. They are not hindered with the idea of killing the innocent only muslims are innocent . Everyone else is an infidel to be enslaved oppressed and killed when the time is right.
In any negotiation between those who are sworn to destroy you appeasement is a victory for the destroyers, and the movement to genocide continues unabated./
In and argument between good and evil, any consolation by good only benefits evil.

Subject: Fwd: ...a fascinating and a terrifying experience.

15, MSNBC's "Connected" program discussed the July 7thLondon attacks.One of the guests was Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker who hasfilmed six documentaries on the intifada by going undercover in the Palestinian areas.

Pierre's upcoming film, "Suicide Killers," is based on interviewsthat he conducted with the families of suicide bombers and would-bebombers in an attempt to find out why they do it. Pierre agreed to a request for a Q&A interview here about his work on the new film.

Q - What inspired you to produce "Suicide Killers," your seventhfilm?

A - I started working with victims of suicide attacks to make a film on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) when I became fascinatedwith the personalities of those who had committed those crimes, asthey were described again and again by their victims. Especially the fact that suicide bombers are all smiling one second before they blow themselves up.

Q - Why is this film especially important?

A - People don't understand the devastating culture behind thisunbelievable phenomenon. My film is not politically correct because itaddresses the real problem, showing the real face of Islam. It pointsthe finger against a culture of hatred in which the uneducated arebrainwashed to a level where their only solution in life becomes tokill themselves and kill others in the name of a God whose word,as transmitted by other men, has become their only certitude.

Q - What insights did you gain from making this film? What do youknow that other experts do not know?

A - I came to the conclusion that we are facing a neurosis at thelevel of an entire civilization. Most neuroses have in common a dramatic event,Generally linked to an unacceptable sexual behaviour. In this case, we aretalking of kids living all their lives in pure frustration, with no opportunity toexperience sex, love, tenderness or even understanding from the opposite sex.The separation between men and women in Islam is absolute. So is contempttoward women, who are totally dominated by men. This leads to a situation ofpure anxiety, in which normal behaviour is not possible. It is no coincidencethat suicide killers are mostly young men dominated subconsciously by anoverwhelming libido that they not only cannot satisfy but are afraid of,as if it is the work of the devil.Since Islam describes heaven as a place where everything on Earthwill finally be allowed, and promises 72 virgins to those frustrated kids,killing others and killing themselves to reach this redemption becomestheir only solution.

Q - What was it like to interview would-be suicide bombers, their
families and survivors of suicide bombings?

A - It was a fascinating and a terrifying experience. You are dealingwith seemingly normal people with very nice manners who have their ownlogic, which to a certain extent can make sense since they are soconvinced that what they say is true. It is like dealing with purecraziness, like interviewing people in an asylum, since what they say,is for them, the absolute truth. I hear a mother saying "Thank God,my son is dead." Her son had became a shaheed, a martyr, which forher was a greater source of pride than if he had became an engineer, adoctor or a winner of the Nobel Prize.This system of values works completely backwards since their interpretationof Islam worships death much more than life. You are facing people whoseonly dream, only achievement goal is to fulfill what they believe to betheir destiny, namely to be a Shaheed or the family of a shaheed.They don't see the innocent being killed, they only see the impurethat they have to destroy.

Q - You say suicide bombers experience a moment of absolute power,beyond punishment. Is death the ultimate power?

A - Not death as an end, but death as a door opener to the after life.They are seeking the reward that God has promised them. They work for God,the ultimate authority, above all human laws. They therefore experience thissingle delusional second of absolute power, where nothing bad can everhappen to them, since they become God's sword.

Q - Is there a suicide bomber personality profile? Describe thepsychopathology.

A - Generally kids between 15 and 25 bearing a lot of complexes,generally inferiority complexes. They must have been fed with religion.They usually have a lack of developed personality. Usually they are impressionable idealists. In the western world they would easily have become drug addicts, but not criminals.Interestingly, they are not criminals since they don't see good andevil the same way that we do. If they had been raised in an Occidentalculture, they would have hated violence. But they constantly battleagainst their own death anxiety. The only solution to this deep-seatedpathology is to be willing to die and be rewarded in the afterlife in Paradise.

Q - Are suicide bombers principally motivated by religious conviction?

A - Yes, it is their only conviction. They don't act to gain aterritory or to find freedom or even dignity. They only follow Allah,the supreme judge, and what He tells them to do

.Q - Do all Muslims interpret jihad and martyrdom in the same way?

A - All Muslim believers believe that, ultimately, Islam will prevailon earth.They believe this is the only true religion and there is no room, intheir mind, for interpretation. The main difference between moderateMuslims and extremists is that moderate Muslims don't think theywill see the absolute victory of Islam during their lifetime, thereforethey respect other beliefs. The extremists believe that the fulfillmentof the Prophecy of Islam and ruling the entire world as described inthe Koran, is for today. Each victory of Bin Laden convinces 20 millionmoderate Muslims to become extremists.

Q - Describe the culture that manufactures suicide bombers.

A - Oppression, lack of freedom, brain washing, organized poverty,placing God in charge of daily life, total separation between men and women,forbidding sex, giving women no power whatsoever, and placing men incharge of family honour, which is mainly connected to their women's behaviour.

Q - What socio-economic forces support the perpetuation of suicide bombings?

A - Muslim charity is usually a cover for supporting terrorist organizations.But one has also to look at countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia andIran, which are also supporting the same organizations through differentnetworks. The ironic thing in the case of Palestinian suicide bombers isthat most of the money comes through financial support from the Westernworld, donated to a culture that utterly hates and rejects the West (mainlysymbolized by Israel).

Q - Is there a financial support network for the families of thesuicide bombers? If so, who is paying them and how does that affect thedecision?

A - There used to be a financial incentive in the days of Saddam Hussein($25,000 per family) and Yasser Arafat (smaller amounts), but thesedays are gone. It is a mistake to believe that these families wouldSacrifice their children for money. Although, the children themselveswho are very attached to their families, might find in this financialsupport another reason to become suicide bombers. It is like buyinga life insurance policy and then committing suicide.

Q - Why are so many suicide bombers young men?

A - As discussed above, libido is paramount. Also ego, because thisis a sure way to become a hero. The shaheed are the cowboys or thefiremen of Islam. Shaheed is a positively reinforced value in thisculture. And what kid has never dreamed of becoming a cowboyor a fireman?

Q - What role does the U.N. play in the terrorist equation?

A - The U.N. is in the hands of Arab countries and third world orex-communist countries. Their hands are tied. The U.N. has condemned Israel morethan any other country in the world, including the regime of Castro, Idi Aminor Kaddahfi. By behaving this way, the U.N. leaves a door open by notopenly condemning terrorist organizations. In addition, through UNRWA, theU.N. is directly tied to terror organizations such as Hamas, representing 65 percent of their apparatus in the so-called Palestinian refugee camps.As a support to Arab countries, the U.N. has maintained Palestinians in campswith the hope to "return" into Israel for more than 50 years, therefore making itimpossible to settle those populations, which still live in deplorable conditions.Four hundred million dollars are spent every year, mainly financed by U.S.taxes, to support 23,000 employees of UNRWA, many of whom belong to terroristorganizations (see Congressman Eric Cantor on this subject, and in myfilm "Hostages of Hatred").

Q - You say that a suicide bomber is a 'stupid bomb and a smart bomb'simultaneously. Explain what you mean.

A - Unlike an electronic device, a suicide killer has until the lastsecond the capacity to change his mind. In reality, he is nothingbut a platform representing interests which are not his, but he doesn't know it.

Q - How can we put an end to the madness of suicide bombings andterrorism in general?

A - Stop being politically correct and stop believing that thisculture is a victim of ours. Radical Islamism today is nothing but anew form of Nazism.Nobody was trying to justify or excuse Hitler in the 1930s. We had todefeat him in order to make peace one day with the German people.

Q - Are these men travelling outside their native areas in large numbers?Based on your research, would you predict that we are beginning to see anew wave of suicide bombings outside the Middle East?

A - Every successful terror attack is considered a victory by theradical Islamists. Everywhere Islam expands there is regional conflict.Right now, there are thousands of candidates for martyrdom lining upin training camps in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Inside Europe, hundreds of illegal mosques are preparing the next step of brain washingto lost young men who cannot find a satisfying identity in the Occidentalworld. Israel is much more prepared for this than the rest of the worldwill ever be. Yes, there will be more suicide killings in Europe and the U.S. Sadly, this is only the beginning.