By Gary Fouse
Al-Qaida has released a video in which a senior commander issues threats believed to be principally directed toward Denmark over the Danish cartoons issue.In the video, the speaker, Mustafa Abu-al Yazid, who was rumored to have been killed in an air strike in July, says the following: "We have warned previously - and we warn once more - the crusader states which insult, mock and defame our Prophet and Quran in their media and occupy our lands, steal our treasure and kill our brothers that we will exact revenge at the appropriate time and place," This should serve as a reminder to those of us in the West that we must stand with the Danes. It would seem to me that the US, NATO and the EU should make an unequivocal public statement that our countries will never stop freedom of expression, that we will never succumb to threats, and we specifically stand with the people of Denmark against the threats of a bunch of 7th century barbarians who want to impose their religion on the rest of the world.
Now everybody hold your breath......Unfortunately, it is up to a handful of people (like us) to speak up against the hate, the terror and the intimidation. Very few of our leaders will do it. The media won't do it. Hollywood won't do it. Our universities act like prostitutes in the face of radical Muslim Student Unions. Hopefully, if enough of our citizens get fed up with this Islamic intimidation, they will demand that our leaders get some backbone. Europe is, whether they want to face it or not, at a crossroads in its history. If they continue to submit to Islamic radicals, they will find themselves a majority Islamic society in a couple of generations if demographic trends continue. So proud of their secularism now, they will not be secular if that day arrives. If it can happen in Europe, America could follow within a few decades.But back to the immediate issue in this posting. We must stand with those Danes and other Europeans who are speaking out against Islamic radicalism-under threat of death in their own countries and sometimes under threat of prosecution by cowardly authorities, eager to stay on the "good side" of Muslims.Who came up with the idea that submitting to Islamic radicals was a sign of respect towards decent, peaceful Muslims? This latest threat should spur us all to re-commit ourselves to stand up for the Danes and against those that threaten them.
A note from Radarsite: Great article Gary. Not only do we have a right to condemn Islam, we have a moral obligation to expose this cult of death. I have no time to debate these issues anymore. Islam is the sworn enemy of freedom and tolerance and is therefore the sworn enemy of all Western democracies. To deny these self-evident truths is either disingenuous or outright lying. Islam is the enemy. Not some radical part of Islam. Not some small sect of Islamic fanatics, but the bloodthirsty religion itself. This is who is trying to kill us. These are our enemies. Everything else is nothing but propaganda. Keep up the good work.- rg
Gary Fouse is a regular contributor to Radarsite with his explosive and popular Fouse Report.