Monday, December 7, 2015

A Man Who Understands Both Islam And Preparedness

     You may have heard of him and the institution he administers. It’s Jerry Falwell Jr., President of Liberty University:

     At a time when most college campuses prohibit guns, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. thinks the opposite should be the case — urging his school’s students to be armed, especially in light of this week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California.

     “I always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill,” he said.

     Those comments from Falwell — a son of the late evangelist, conservative political activist and Liberty University founder — spurred vigorous applause from thousands of students gathered Friday night for Liberty’s weekly convocation. In a phone interview Saturday with CNN, Falwell said he wasn’t talking about all Muslims, just those who perpetrate attacks.

     The disclaimer at the end should be taken with a grain of salt, for jihad is a religious obligation of all Muslims. A Muslim with the means and opportunity to strike a blow at “the infidel” is commanded to take it, whether it involves actual violence, political agitation, the fomenting of unrest, the support or concealment of active jihadists, or merely the funding of Islamic mouthpiece groups. Explicit calls to violence are shot throughout the creed:

     Qur'an, Sura 8:12: "I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them."

     Qur'an, Sura 9:5: "But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem..."

     Qur'an, Sura 9:29: "Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, of the people of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued."

     Qur'an, Sura 9:73: "O Prophet! Struggle against the unbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh with them."

     "Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors! These are hundreds of other psalms and Hadiths urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim." – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

     "The minarets are our bayonets; the domes are our helmets. Mosques are our barracks, the believers are soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty Our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom." – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

     I propose that we take Islam at its word.

     He who studies the history of mass violence without prejudice or preconceptions soon concludes that today’s greatest threats are:

  • Governments,
  • Terrorism.

     For the moment, there’s little we can do about governments. Terrorism, as I wrote just a little earlier, constitutes a diffuse, decentralized threat, to which only a diffuse, decentralized defense – an armed citizenry – can respond effectively...and terrorism is almost exclusively an Islamic phenomenon.

     As I stated above, Islam advocates the subjugation of the entire world, by force. It aims for the complete elimination of every religion except Islam. Muslims, especially Muslims who live in non-Muslim-majority nations, are commanded to participate in that program to whatever extent is possible. That is what the creed dictates; there’s no denying it, though Muslims pressed to do so will talk around the matter rather than give a candid answer.

     Armed societies – granted, there aren’t many to study just now – suffer far fewer mass shootings than disarmed societies. Indeed, they suffer far less crime of all sorts, for the general public is equipped to respond with force. To be armed is to be prepared for violence; to be unarmed is to be prepared for victimization.

     Israel, the country most threatened by Islam-powered terrorism, doesn’t suffer mass shootings. Its people are armed and ready. The “Palestinian” who wants to kill a large number Israelis will prefer explosives. Muslim murderers virtually anywhere else can gun down dozens before “the authorities” can respond. San Bernardino is only the most recent example.

     Jerry Falwell Jr. understands these things. More, he’s willing to say so. Compare his clarity and forthrightness to the following statements from two of his detractors:

     “My administration is committed to making Virginia an open and welcoming Commonwealth, while also ensuring the safety of all of our citizens. Mr. Falwell’s rash and repugnant comments detract from both of those crucial goals.” – Terry McAuliffe, governor of Virginia and rabid anti-gun activist

     “This is the kind of deplorable not only hateful response to a legitimate security issue. But it is giving aid and comfort to ISIS and other radical jihadists.” – Hillary Clinton, Democrat presidential candidate and multiply cuckolded wife of William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton

     Which of the persons I’ve quoted today makes the most sense to you?

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