Friday, July 28, 2006

The 'M' Word

I borrowed this list from Ann Coulter's column yesterday. I wanted to piggy-back a little from Wight Wing Wadical's blog about a Muslim t-shirt that received so much attention. Just in case the left has forgot why we are fighting the war on terror; and who 'those' people are........

*November 1979: Muslim extremists (Iranian variety) seized the U.S. embassy in Iran and held 52 American hostages for 444 days, following Democrat Jimmy Carter's masterful foreign policy granting Islamic fanaticism its first real foothold in the Middle East.

*1982: Muslim extremists (mostly Hezbollah) began a nearly decade-long habit of taking Americans and Europeans hostage in Lebanon, killing William Buckley and holding Terry Anderson for 6 1/2 years.

*April 1983: Muslim extremists (Islamic Jihad or possibly Hezbollah) bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 16 Americans.

*October 1983: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) blew up the U.S. Marine barracks at the Beirut airport, killing 241 Marines.

*December 1983: Muslim extremists (al-Dawa) blew up the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing five and injuring 80.

*September 1984: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) exploded a truck bomb at the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people, including two U.S. servicemen.

*December 1984: Muslim extremists (probably Hezbollah) hijacked a Kuwait Airways airplane, landed in Iran and demanded the release of the 17 members of al-Dawa who had been arrested for the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing two Americans before the siege was over.

*June 14, 1985: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) hijacked TWA Flight 847 out of Athens, diverting it to Beirut, taking the passengers hostage in return for the release of the Kuwait 17 as well as another 700 prisoners held by Israel. When their demands were not met, the Muslims shot U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem and dumped his body on the tarmac.

*October 1985: Muslim extremists (Palestine Liberation Front backed by Libya) seized an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, killing 69-year-old American Leon Klinghoffer by shooting him and then tossing his body overboard.

*December 1985: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed airports in Rome and Vienna, killing 20 people, including five Americans.

*April 1986: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed a discotheque frequented by U.S. servicemen in West Berlin, injuring hundreds and killing two, including a U.S. soldier.

*December 1988: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

(Then came an amazing, historic pause in Muslim extremists' relentless war on America after Ronald Reagan won the Cold War by doing the opposite of everything recommended by Democrats, depriving Islamic terrorists of their Soviet sponsors. This confuses liberals because they don't understand the concept of terror sponsors, whether it's the Soviet Union or Iraq.)

*February 1993: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, possibly with involvement of friendly rival al-Qaida) set off a bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center, killing six and wounding more than 1,000.

*Spring 1993: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the Sudanese Islamic Front and at least one member of Hamas) plot to blow up the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the U.N. complex, and the FBI's lower Manhattan headquarters.

*November 1995: Muslim extremists (possibly Iranian "Party of God") explode a car bomb at U.S. military headquarters in Saudi Arabia, killing five U.S. military servicemen.

*June 1996: Muslim extremists (13 Saudis and a Lebanese member of Hezbollah, probably with involvement of al-Qaida) explode a truck bomb outside the Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds.

*August 1998: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) explode truck bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 and injuring thousands.

*October 2000: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) blow up the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 U.S. sailors.

*Sept. 11, 2001: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) hijack commercial aircraft and fly planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 Americans.

Thanks Ann for keeping the spotlight where it belongs.

13 comments:

mistyforeverlost said...

Wadicals was re: ALL muslims. Your posting seems to be about EXTREMISTS.


The conservative-as-far-right-as-one-can-be President Bush has said it best a few times over. I quote him directly (all were found by typing President Bush Tolerance Muslims into the Yahoo search engine.

“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about,” President Bush said. “Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war.”

"I first want to make it very clear to people around the world that ours is a nation that believes in tolerance and understanding," the president said. "In America we welcome people of all faiths.

"One of the great attributes of our country is that you're free to worship however you choose in the United States of America," the president said."

speach given by him during the Iftaar Dinner he hosted:

"America is fortunate to count such good-hearted men and women among our fellow citizens. We have great respect for the commitment that all Muslims make to faith, family, and education. And Americans of many backgrounds seek to learn more about the rich tradition of Islam. To promote greater understanding between our cultures, I have encouraged American families to travel abroad, to visit with Muslim families. And I have encouraged American families to host exchange students from the Muslim world. I have asked young Americans to study the language and customs of the broader Middle East. And for the first time in our nation's history, we have added a Koran to the White House Library."

So the question remains...are we fighting Muslims or are we fighting terrorists cells who choose to use the word Muslim as a way to further their own personal agenda. If we were fighting Muslims as a whole, why are we in Iraq protecting so many of them from themselves?

The war in Iraq was not on the Muslim community, it was to remove Saddam Hussain. The war on terrorists continues in Afghanistan and against AQ, The Taliban and Bin Laden. To forget that is to forget the people who died on 9-11 and who killed them.

one more patriot said...

misty

Although all Muslims are not bad, all Islam is. I have read on your blog how you research various religions. I would challenge you to do honest research on Islam. You will find that true Islam leaves little room for those that don't believe. I have visited one of the largest Muslim nations in the world. The Islamic system literally traps you in it. You cannot get out without being willing to sacrifice everything, possibly even your life.

Don't be fooled. Although all Muslims are not extremist, their religion is. If they get serious about their religion and do what it says, any non-Muslim around them is in trouble.

Always seperate the individual from the religion, but the "religion" is what produced the list that Dawg provided.

Auntie D said...

Okay, misty, once again you have me confused me because girl, you flip flop so much...I think I understand you and by cracky, just wait, you come up with something else......GO BACK AND REREAD ALL THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY YOU ON CHRISTIANITY PLEASEEEEEEE. I know you are going to deny it, and you will twist it around but I'm telling you, you are now making the same argument that Wadical and I tried to make you understand about Christianity and you refused but NOW it goes for Muslims. UNREAL. I'm actually speechless. I'm sure you will have a good come back and go for it but I'm just "stating the facts" which can so easily be retraced. I do NOT wish to spar with you again and want peace and harmony but things like that drive me crazy. I guess Wadical and I really are kin.....LOL. And how come nobody else ever catches that.....the way she flip flops I mean? Sorry misty. Could not let that go.

Auntie D said...

I work with a Muslim physician. My first up close encounter with a Muslim. He has always been very nice and sweet and very respectful to me. You can imagine my surprise when after some time I began discovering that he was not so to other female employees. I have had them in my office crying because he had been so demeaning to them. Patients (he takes only the Medicaid patients and I thought well how caring and sweet) until I began getting calls from those brave enough to make the calls. He doesn't care if he treats them or not and if they complain, he tells them too bad. What he does is enough and they have to live with it. But I NEVER see that side of him. I can not catch him. I do not believe all my employees are lying. I don't. But I just can't catch him. He will not mix and mingle. The one time I came close was when he had went into his office and there were patients waiting and the nurses had called him and called him and he was nasty to them and ignored them so I went and knocked on his door and he thought it was the nurse and said something like go away....I opened the door and told him he had patients waiting. He got up immediately and went to work coming back to me later telling me the girls had lied to me about him. My long winded point is that my only one on one experience has been one of he is not what he protrays himself to be to me.....the one in authority. My other thought is one already stated many times, if the Muslims are soooooo different and so kind and so good, then why don't they fight against the terrorist and side with the US and other countries who want to put an end to it????? Why is it that every Muslim country talks from both sides of their mouths???? That is a view coming from a very simple American woman who hasn't done research in Muslim and admits it up front but just forming her opinion on what she is seeing and hearing. As for what President Bush said......politics pure and simple. What did you expect him to say.........MUSLIMS NEED TO LEAVE OUR COUNTRY NOW!!!!!!! I wish he had the nerve to do so. Any and all hate groups, I wish they all would leave so we can just be grandmothers, mothers and fathers and uncles and grandfathers, etc. But I've read the end of the BOOK and know that will not be so....at least not in this lifetime. So forgive this simple minded statement from a Mam-maw and carry on with your more intellectal conversations. I'll sit and read quietly....LOL......well, maybe.

Wadical said...

"The conservative-as-far-right-as-one-can-be President Bush"

(sigh)...as far right on the political spectrum as one can be is an Anarchist. Bush is the President of the United States. He works for and supports government...therefore he cannot be an anarchist and "as far right as one can be."

Wadical said...

Patriot's right, Misty. You really need to truly educate yourself on Islam...and not through the media.

Bush called Islam "peaceful" because that's what is the politically correct thing to say. It doesn't make it any more true than calling Christianity violent. Really....your facts are grossly out of whack.

"are we fighting Muslims or are we fighting terrorists cells who choose to use the word Muslim as a way to further their own personal agenda."

As Auntie was saying, it's a little confusing that you can acknowledge that could happen with Islam but if someone does so with Christianity, they must really be Christian. Bit of a double standard you're sportin' there.

I know you don't want to debate me on this issue, I really don't want you to debate me on it. But, alas, we keep running into each other, don't we?

mistyforeverlost said...

I didn't say they were NOT muslim, I said that they were terrorists using the Muslim name to further their own agenda. Just like Hitler claimed to be Christian and used that to further his own agenda.

I have not decided whether they are or are not Muslim, Christian or Cacklin Roses.

So no, I am not flopping. There are extremists on all sides of the coin, no matter what belief. Whether they are are "true" or not, I have no clue...not my place to decide. What I do know is that the extremists use whatever particular religion they are and the God they worship to further their own agenda.

(I am assuming the two of you are speaking of the time when you tried to get me to judge whether or not someone was a true follower of thier beliefs? If it is something else, please let me know so I can further clarify. And yes, I will read up on Islamic beliefs and the many break-offs within the beliefs. I have before, but your right..it's been awhile and maybe I am missing something)

mistyforeverlost said...

Just a quick thought though AuntieD...there are muslims siding with the US...the newly established Iraq Police.

Auntie D said...

I will not EVEN try to pretend I have any real knowledge about Muslims or any other kind of slims....(and I'm tired of bantering with you misty on the same ole subject which is my own fault this time but you did EXACTLY what I said you would do....no surprise) BUT I do know I heard this past week that there ARE concerns (by some of our military leaders) about what may happen in Iraq because many fear they will end up siding with the other American hating countries. That evidentally Iran or one of the other "an" countries will convince them (the new Iraq government)they can all join together in the name of their god and destroy the Great Enemy (guess who that is?)There is that undercurrent of concern now that you don't hear a lot about because it could make things really sticky. They had the big boy in Iraq deny it but I'm afraid it will happen. Suddenly I, myself, am questioning if we shouldn't get the heck out of there and go over to Isreal....but I'm just a Mam-maw. I'm just afraid the tide is about to turn and once again, the very people we are trying to save will turn on us. I'm really afraid things will soon get more ugly than we have ever imagined. And misty, when it happens, I want to hear all about those "good" muslims you talk about. As an non-Christian, you should be safe for a time being. Yikes.......just had this mental picture of misty in the audience and me in the arena and they are awaiting for the audience for thumbs up or down.....and misty's thumb turnssssssssssssss..........(I'm playing a bit now misty, honest because I do not see you in that manner AT ALL. If I did, I wouldn't tease you about it.)

Wadical said...

The Iraqi Police, the new Iraqi Army, the new Iraqi Navy....they all side with us because we just kicked their tails and took their president. We're there and we're making them do it. I assure you they have no loyalty to the United States and just like any predominantly Muslim country, they'd stab us right between the shoulder blades if it were popular or profitable to do so. They are undeserving of our trust.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer -Sun-tzu, 400 BC

Ernest Oliver said...

Ahh...good ole Ann! The free flowing fountain of the venomous right.

And you guy's on the right thought James Carville was insane.

Peace

Wadical said...

What, Hillary spouts no venom? Murtha? Biden? Kennedy? (and the list goes on....and on and on and on) You guys got more venom spoutin' crybabies than rattlesnake preschool. "It's Bush's fault! It's Bush's fault! And while your at it.....It's Bush's fault!" At least Ann is original. You call it venom.....I call it....dispensing with political correctness. I call it mmmmm....Assertive. Yeah...ASSERTIVE, that's the ticket!

Wadical said...

By the way....the "Ragin' Cajun" IS insane. (just for the record)