Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Consistently Blind

"Jihad is the way, sharia is the goal" is Islam's central and recurring theme. The 9/11 jihadis believed it. Major Dr. Hasan, the Fort Hood mass murderer believes it. The Christmas Butt Bomber believes it. Member of the Peshawar jihad wolf pack/failed Times Square Car Bomber believes it. Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the dude who is thought to have inspired three of the aforementioned, believes it. And yet Obama's attorney general, shifty Eric Holder, is convinced that that is simply not so. Opined the see-no-jihad Holder (as cited in a Washington Times editorial):
...Mr. al-Awlaki "has a version of Islam that is not consistent with the teachings of [the faith]." Mr. Holder did not go into details to back up his assertion that Mr. al-Awlaki, an Islamic scholar, is somehow at odds with his own faith, nor did he pinpoint exactly what Muslim teachings he was referring to.
Well, how could he pinpoint them, when that would mean acknowledging that jihad is the bleeping way and sharia is the bleeping goal?

That some, er, "radicals" choose to go the terror route is hardly "inconsistent" with the example of Islam's perfect founder since he, too, thought "terror" was an effective way to spread Allah's law. In the words of the perfect, uncreated sourcebook: "Strike terror into the hearts of...your enemies" (Qur'an 8:60).

That's "terror"--spelled t-e-r-r-o-r. Not "love 'n' stuff"--spelled, well, I don't have to spell it out for you.

Which, like it or not, would make Mr. al-Awlaki's thinking fully "consistent" with the faith, and both Mr. Holder and his boss bumbling, placatory fools.

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