Holy murder 4

John Brennan, who is Deputy National Security Adviser – Obama’s chief adviser on counter-terrorism[!] –  instructs the  nation that the terrorist enemy should not be described as jihadist because, he says,  jihad” does not mean “holy war” but only “a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community”, and “there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children.” He  insists that “those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in ‘religious terms’.”

Even if, like the Fort Hood jihadist for instance, they shout “Allahu Akbar” as they commit their mass murders?  (Enter Fort Hood massacre in our search slot for several posts on this Islamic atrocity.]

Is Brennan an idiot, or does he think everyone else is?

Here is today’s list of murderous terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam. It comes from that excellent, reliable, informative site The Religion of Peace, which publishes such a list every day:

2010.05.28 (Lahore, Pakistan) – Orthodox Sunni terrorists stage a bloody grenade and firearms assault on two mosques belonging to a minority sect. Over eighty worshippers are murdered.

2010.05.28 (Mogadishu, Somalia) – Two children are among three civilians blown to bits by Islamic militia bombers.

2010.05.27 (Mosul, Iraq) – Mujahideen gun down a civilian and mortar a factory, wounding eleven people.

2010.05.27 (Bajur, Pakistan) – A married couple and their son are brutally gunned down in their home by Islamic fundamentalists.

2010.05.26 (Mogadishu, Somalia) – Six people are counted dead following an al-Shabaab militia attack around a city square.

2010.05.26 (Mosul, Iraq) – Three policemen are murdered by Mujahideen.

These are all actions of Muslims pursuing jihad, a duty their religion lays on them.

We wonder what Brennan thinks the Taliban, with whom tens of thousand of American soldiers are engaged in battle, are all about?

Or – expert as he claims to be on counter-terrorism – what he thinks the motive was of the Muslims who carried out the attacks on 9/11?

Much as Brennan and Obama may hate the fact, that was a deeply religious act.

  • NoCountryForYoungMen

    All religions usually have tenets that make leaving the indoctrination extremely difficult. I am most aware of the requirements in the bible – in the 3 large monotheistic religions with their three different 'one and only' gods' society was never to be pluralistic, and the death penalty was often prescribed for apostates. Some times they were more lenient and only amputated various body parts or if you were lucky, you would go into exile (usually a just an extended death sentence).

    So all these people who hold these horrible and archaic beliefs but do not act on them (the so called moderate majority) are actually condemned by their different religions – they are hypocrites and hypocrites are always despised. Religion is inherently radical (as in a radical departure from reality) plain and simple. The extremists are to be expected if one actually walks the talk.

  • Frank

    To quote Sam Harris from one of his YouTube videos:
    “The mainstream doctrine of Islam contains this notion of martyrdom and jihad. It contains this imperative to convert, subjugate or kill infidels. Anyone who says it doesn't has not read the Quran has not read the hadiths or is lying about them.”

  • Kelly

    No religion is nice, but Islam is the only one with virtually no redeeming qualities. It is aggressive, militant, racist, and misogynistic,and it wants to rule the world. It's all there in the Koran for anyone who cares to read. The “moderate Muslims” (an oxymoron if there ever was one) can argue for jihad-as-internal-struggle all they want, but they can't change what Muhammad wrote. Brennan is an idiot. We will never win the war on terrorism until we stop pretending that Islam is on a par with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. It is not, and it does not want to be: It wants to eliminate all other faiths and creeds.

  • Ralph

    Obama and his boys are beginning to terrify me. I think they would sacrifice security for political correctness.