The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Friday, April 28, 2006

Take the Pepsi Challenge

There is no longer any such thing as a slow news day, as the jihad claims innocents in stomach-turning attacks, somewhere in the world, at least once daily. Of course, you'd never know it if your only source of information is the dead-tree media. But out here in the post-MSM world, perpetual low-intensity conflict is a given. The steady drumbeat of beheadings, car bombs, genocide, and murders moves one not to shock, which is long gone, but to a slow, angry boil. That so little is being done to resist any of it. That so few are moved to fight back. That so many are rooting for the wrong side.

To reorient our moral compasses, I strongly recommend this outstanding post at the Transatlantic Intelligencer. Compiled during the height of the Cartoon Wars, it presents the 12 Danish cartoons -- each in juxtaposition with one cartoon from Der Stuermer, and one recently published in Le Monde. You know, the same French paper that proclaimed "We are All Americans" on 9/12.

Then, compare ("Islam will be a peaceful religion when Muslims stop preaching hate, stop killing in the name of Allah, and stop remaining apathetic to the violence") with ("the purpose of Islam is to save humankind from the anguish of this world and the world to come. Therefore the Prophet's mission was to establish justice and peace on earth and to offer guidance for salvation in the Hereafter.")

Study them closely, and ask yourself where this is all going.

Then ask yourself what you're going to do about it.


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