Living as we do now afloat the incoming and outgoing tides of media,
perhaps the aborted London and Glasgow car bombings of a fortnight ago are worth another thought before these attempted mass murders drift away on the sea of bad memories. What about those doctors? The apparent complicity of U.K.-resident Muslim physicians in the attempted murder of innocent British civilians had many in the West asking why.
The short answer is that these trained M.D.s somehow convinced
themselves that these British people didn't deserve to live--that it would be
morally good to kill them. That's insane. Why would they think that?
The best answer I have seen in a long time is found in a new study of
Islamic media propaganda by a research team from Radio Free Europe/Radio
Liberty. "Iraqi Insurgent Media: The War of Images and
Ideas" by Daniel Kimmage and Kathleen Ridolfo (with Radio Free Iraq
correspondents, two of whom were abducted and murdered this year) is an
astounding compilation of the high-tech methods being used by the insurgency in
Iraq to propagate the ideology of the Islamic jihadist movement.
This is the blogosphere for killers. There is no more unchallenged
verity in our times than that the World Wide Web, the Internet, is a boon to
mankind. But as with nuclear or biological warfare, the Web is a dual-use
technology. Technically adept Muslims, using out-of-the-box PC software and
hardware, are outputting an electronic torrent of slick Web sites, discussion
forums, videos, e-magazines and long-form movies, all with one purpose--to
incite Muslims to join the jihad against the enemies of Islam in Baghdad,
London, Glasgow or New York. Forget those Iraqi attack videos on YouTube; this is a sophisticated, globally distributed propaganda operation.
I would recommend reading the whole thing, but I do want to note that the final paragraph is particularly important:
If you are a young Muslim male, even a doctor, with a PC in Egypt, the Gulf
states, Somalia, Morocco or Glasgow, as always with the Web you are marinating your mind in its content, and the content here is homicide on a mass scale. The
answer--technical or political--is not obvious to me. But the one unacceptable
answer is doing nothing.
Last night I interviewed the lovely Pamela on the IBA Radio Show and she made a comment to the effect that doing nothing in the face of evil is the equivalent of crime.
Let's put that into an equation:
Silence In Face Of Evil = Crime
I don't know how long it is going to take Western Civilization to wake up, but the longer it takes the more ugly the results are going to be. The things we will have to do to win this war will sicken us beyond belief.
I am confident we will win, but I am saddened by the impending disaster.
And, I believe the blood is on the hands of the appeasers even more than it is on the slaves of Allah.