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American Betrayal

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-- Vladimir Bukovsky, author of To Build a Castle and co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.

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Feb 27

Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:43 AM 

Andrew C. McCarthy, who successfully prosecuted Abdel Rahman, the "blind sheikh" who masterminded the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, poignantly reflects on how it is that two decades of jihad have failed to prod the West into acknowledging and confronting the specifically Islamic brand of war, part-violence, part-subversion, that is leading to our demise as a civilization through the strangulating imposition, both de facto and de jure, of Islamic law in the West.

Andy draws a line between that long-ago demonic attempt to kill thousands in the heart of New York City on February 26, 1993 -- insistently, deceptively and self-deceptively protrayed as "wanton" violence devoid of doctrine -- with the near-assassation of Lars Hedegaard, a Danish newspaper editor, on a quiet street in Copenhagen three weeks ago. This recent event -- a strike at a man whose career as a writer and free-speaker stands in defiance of Islamic law -- is another bead on the string linking Pim Fortyn (assassinated 2002), Theo van Gogh (assassinated 2004), Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, Kurt Westergaard, Lars Vilks, and many others "marked for death" by Islam for failing to fall silent about Islam's threat to our liberty, as Islamic law (sharia) demands. To our great detriment -- and to our greater shame -- the United States government has effectively bowed to these demands by joining with the Islamic bloc (OIC) to help criminalize criticism of Islam.

The Islamic doctrine behind these barbaric if Islamically correct death sentences is as wished-away today as it was 20 years ago, when the Blind Sheikh brought jihad to Manhattan. People actually seem to believe that if they ignore it, it may not go away exactly, but it won't hurt them. The fact is, however, it already has hurt them, warping them, robbing them, transforming them into denizens of a post-liberty society, where a Hedegaard, a Wilders, is an outlier, a voice of one crying in a wilderness of smart sets, polite people, and other degraded dhimmi. It is this mass of Westerners whose willful blindness, as Andy would say, has become a coerced silence. 

It reads like science fiction, but that is the reality a frank assessment of the past two decades shows us. Andy writes:

Despite serial atrocities, thousands of deaths, and a decade of war, we are today more willfully blind to the reason we were attacked than we were back in 1993 — back when our ignorance might have been excused by our homeland’s seeming invulnerability to the scourge of jihadist terror. Regardless of our reluctance to see it, mainstream Islam — the dynamic Islam of the Middle East, unadulterated by incentives to moderate, at least for a time, while settling in non-Muslim lands — is aggressively hegemonic. As proclaimed by another iconic supremacist, Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated.”

And to dominate for a very specific reason. Supremacists are not the irrational savages we have been so desperate for two decades to portray them as. Whether the jihad terrorizes by explosives, suffocates by the systematic subjugation of women and persecution of religious minorities in Islamic countries, or infiltrates by stealthily using liberty to undermine liberty in the West, the mission is always coherent and always the same: the imposition of sharia.

To date, the sharia mission has been stupendously successful. It took two attempts, but the WTC is no more. Free speech about Islam in America is no longer anything defineable as "free." Europe is a vast colony in thrall to sharia under the threatening press of Islamic populations. Hedegaard, Wilders and the rest, in the land of their fathers, must live the rest of their lives protected by state security.

The barbarians are not at the gate anymore.

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