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Islam Poses an Existential Threat

The phrase “Islamic terrorism” is actually one word too long since almost all modern-day terrorism is Islamic and the adjective is entirely superfluous. Why Islam specializes in this form of warfare is not hard to understand — because violence and aggression is ultimately the only weapon left to those who don’t have any other means of engaging with others. This engagement has become so tiresomely commonplace that we have come to accept it as a normal feature of modern life. It is hard to imagine but there was a time when you didn’t have to surrender your bottle of water or take off your shoes before boarding a flight. Now you have to surrender not just liquids but also your dignity under the intrusion of full-body scanners as we go about such mundane and innocuous activities as taking a flight.

I am afraid that things are going to get much worse before they get any better. Just the other day, only a day before the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a friend and I were wondering when will the world fully recognize what Islam is about. No, Islamic terrorism is not a threat. That horse has bolted. A threat is something that is threatened but has not yet materialized. Islam is terrorizing, not threatening to terrorize. If that was not bad enough, the movers and shakers — the so-called leaders of the so-called free world — are getting away with not facing this reality. One simple reason is that they themselves are well-protected and are unlikely to suffer the fate that ordinary folks — like the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo — face. Anyone who stands up to Islam’s aggression is likely to be mowed down by its Kalashnikov-wielding faithful.

MWSnap140 “It might sound a bit pompous to say so but I’d rather die standing up than live on my knees.” That’s what Stéphane Charbonnier of Charlie Hebdo had said on record at an interview in 2012. He died standing in front of his cold-blooded Islamic murderers. He paid with his life for his principles. The leaders don’t appear to have much by way of principles and therefore I suppose they will not have to pay any price, however little. They get to free-ride on the blood of the courageous few who have the spine to stand up to Islamic bullying.

Unfortunately the leaders of the non-Islamic world appear to be in agreement with the leaders of the Islamic world that non-Muslims must live on their knees in front of their Islamic overlords. This attitude is regrettably across the board: from the leaders of powerful nations like the US, Germany, UK, France, etc., to the leaders of poor nations like Pakistan, India, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc.

What will it take to wake up those people? It appears to me that Islam is safe from any serious criticism — leave alone military confrontation — as long as it confines its killing to a few dozens in the Western world, and a few tens of thousands in the rest of the world. Perhaps the day is not far when the terrorists, emboldened by their successes and encouraged by their Leftist apologists, will up the ante and go for murdering a few hundred thousand in a Western country. A dirty bomb would fit the bill quite nicely. Perhaps that will wake up the world and perhaps then will it get serious about wiping that ideology off the face of the earth. I suppose only when Westerners die by the hundreds of thousands will the people revolt against their leaders and only then will the civilized world destroy that evil ideology just like it did to Nazism.

The people of the world — non-Muslims and Muslims alike — have suffered for centuries from Islam. I think enough is enough. It is time to stop that suffering.

Atanu Dey on India's Development

Atanu Dey
Chapters
PJ O’Rourke: Every government is a parliament of whores
The Amazing Power of Technology
Swami Vivekanand: To the 4th of July
No True Islamic State
Herbert Simon — Information consumes attention
Yoga has no Religion
Hayek on “The Mirage of Social Justice”
An Open Letter to PM Shri Modi
Prefer a Functioning Economy
Political Discrimination is Socially Harmful
Markets & Competition
Ministry of Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy
John Stuart Mill on the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
Reading Ronald Coase
Universal Literacy
Man versus the State
What Comes Before
An ad from 1947: “The Uphill Task Ahead”
Pohela Boishakh, Vishu, and Puthandu Greetings
Rich People Spend More
Goodbye, Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Friday the 13th, Pi Day the 14th & Beware the Ides of March
Money is the root of all Evil
Warren Buffet’s Letter to the Shareholders
The Man Lee Kuan Yew Admires the Most
An Informed Citizenry is the Bulwark of a Democracy
Problems and Solutions
People I Admire – Part Doh
Nelson Mandela on Education
Criticizing Modern Indian Holy Cows Considered Dangerous
Richard Dawkins on the Monotheistic God
List of Pages on Teresa the Merciless
People I Admire
Lee Kuan Yew is under Intensive Care
On Monkeys, Cats & the Generality Principle
The Great Indian Bamboozle has to Stop
2400 hours of electricity for Delhi — every year?
Make India first to “Make in India”
Republic Day Thoughts on Reading the Constitution
A Day of Shame and National Mourning for India
The most dangerous man to any government
Socialism, Competition and Politicians
Open Thread: Ask me anything
Aakash, the “iPad Killer”, Vaporware has Evaporated
The Dreamer and the Dream
Circular Firing Squad of Flying Attack Monkeys Target Rajiv Malhotra
We need more Anandamide, not Jihadamide
Constitutions Matter in our Daily Lives
The Only Home We’ve Ever Known
Adam Smith on the Division of Labor
The Passing of Former President Mr APJ Abdul Kalam
Socialism Works its Wonders in Venezuela - also in West Bengal
Why the terrorists killed the satirists of Charlie Hebdo
Islam Poses an Existential Threat
The Wisdom of the Crowd
On Knowing Enough to Know that You Don’t Know
NITI — New Initiatives for Transforming India
Will India Recover?
The Unbearable Stupidity of Controlling Prices
Nov 14th as the “Day of Shame and Lamentations for India.”
The Indian Constitution — Part 2
Hayek on Valuing Individuals
Mr Modi goes to Washington