Monday, March 12, 2007


An old post by Armed Liberal, found serendipitously by clicking through this Instapundit link. Ellipses are mine.

The most important weapons of al-Qaeda and the rest of the Islamist terror network are the suicide bomber and the suicide thinker. The suicide bomber is typically a Muslim fanatic whose mission it is to spread terror; the suicide thinker is typically a Western academic or journalist or politician whose mission it is to destroy the West’s will to resist not just terrorism but any ideological challenge at all. [...]

I think it’s important to understand that, although suicidalism builds on some pre-existing pathologies of Western culture, it is not a native or natural development. It is an infection that evildoers and their dupes created and then spread as part of [the Cold War] against the West; their goal was totalitarian control, and part of their method was to talk the West into slitting its own throat.

Al-Qaeda’s goal is the restoration of the Caliphate and the imposition of shari’a law on the West so that the Dar al-Harb is abolished and absorbed into the Dar al-Islam. In other words, totalitarian theocracy. Western suicidalists have transferred their allegience from Communism to Islamofascism without a hitch. They’re doing their best to see that we lose — and their best is rather more effective than any bombing campaign.

Thus, to defeat al-Qaeda, stopping the suicide bombers is not sufficient. We must recognize, condemn, and reject the suicide thinkers as well.


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  2. I read an interesting story recently called The Myth Of The Palestinian Suicide Bomber on the possibility that suicide bombers might not be quite what they appear to be on the surface. How are we to know that we are getting the full and complete story in the media?

  3. Joey, I read the article. I'd never thought about that before. I guess it makes sense, but it's pretty disturbing to think that that kind of thing happens!

    But after thinking about it, it really explains all those car bombs in Iraq that are immediately blamed on suicide bombers. If it's in a car, how do they know that?!

  4. Passersby should note that my allowing vileness to remain in my comments does not constitute endorsement of said vileness. Go read Paul Berman's Terror And Liberalism, to see how proggs wound up cheering murderers and denouncing their victims.

  5. Although I don't consider my comment vile (of course) I do respect your opinion and appreciate you being open-minded enough to leave it on your blog. Cheers!


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