Saturday, July 16, 2005

An Australian Ally

The following is a portion of a television programme transcript from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
MAXINE McKEW: Prime Minister, if as you say you can't rule out that possibility that we could have potential bombers right here in Australia, what if today's announcement, this redeployment to Afghanistan and our continued presence in Iraq is all the provocation they need?

JOHN HOWARD: Maxine, these people are opposed to what we believe in and what we stand for, far more than what we do. If you imagine that you can buy immunity from fanatics by curling yourself in a ball, apologizing for the world - to the world - for who you are and what you stand for and what you believe in, not only is that morally bankrupt, but it's also ineffective. Because fanatics despise a lot of things and the things they despise most is weakness and timidity. There has been plenty of evidence through history that fanatics attack weakness and retreating people even more savagely than they do defiant people.
Despite all of the rancorous debate about the War on Terror, one thing is certain: Muslim mental cases are hell-bent on the destruction of Western Culture, and indeed the death of those of us that reject their wildly misguided ideology. Just to reiterate in plain language: THEY WANT TO KILL US!

The notion that catering to their demands and essentially appeasing them is delusional at best. Perhaps full and unequivocal conversion to Islam would suffice, but I doubt it. And as though it weren’t obvious, authoritarian medieval religion is not my forte.

Other than the stated ‘excuses’—US support of Israel, Operation Desert Storm, US troops in Saudi Arabia, Israel—offered up by those mystical psychopaths, it ought to be obvious that the real reason for bin Ladin’s fatwah is the fact that Christians, Jews and all other non-Muslims are, well, not Muslim. You see, it’s all perfectly logical…if you buy into the ultra-violent Wahabi strain of Islam.

With all due respect to Maxine McKew, “all the provocation they need” is found in an incredibly irrational religious construct (doubtless, one of many). This is compounded exponentially by their suicidal tendencies (not the punk band). So, it seems to me that killing the fanatical Islamist evangelicals, those that recruit more zealous human bombs, is the only reasonable response to their aggression. Acquiescence to those murderous thugs would simply encourage them, rather than assuage their blood lust.

hat tip: Stephen Pollard

Update: as I was saying…