March 16, 2011 7:22 AM
Muslims celebrate Israeli family murder (photo link)
The Muslim murder of the Israeli family sleeping in their Samaria home on the night of March 13 was so much worse than we could have imagined. The 12-year-old daughter returned from a youth event to find her family slaughtered. The Fogel family has taken the unusual step or releasing the crime scene photos so the world can see the barbarity of the radical Muslim enemy (warning: extremely graphic and disturbing). Have you heard that the murders were celebrated by Muslims dancing and passing out candy?
I keep saying: American political correctness and the silence of so-called moderate Muslims is keeping us from dealing with the elephant in the living room. Islam is not a religion of peace. Period. End of story. I can only assume that there are Muslim moderates because they are more cultural than true to their scriptures. Some people call them Episcopalians in turbans -most people will get the meaning.
Their silence is deafening. And their attempts to portray themselves as victims of prejudice - as they did during Representative King's hearings on domestic Muslim terrorist recruiting - is absurd. Truly, we are becoming a very stupid society to support this ridiculous and dangerous situation.
Why They Celebrate Murdering Children
Andrew C. McCarthy
March 16, 2011 4:00 A.M.
Islam is as Islam does.
Do you think the State Department noticed that no one in Arizona, Mexico, or even Mars took to the streets to celebrate the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords? No one seemed to think it was a "natural" act -- the Islamic term du jour to rationalize the throat-slitting massacre of a sleeping Jewish family: 36-year-old Udi Fogel, his 35-year-old wife, Ruth, and, yes, their three children: 11-year-old Yoav, 4-year-old Elad, and Hadas, their 3-month-old baby.
There had been about a week between this most hideous Muslim barbarity and . . . well, the last hideous Muslim barbarity. On that one, the Obama administration could not bring itself to label as "terrorism" a Kosovar jihadist's gory attack on American airmen in Germany.
Arid Uka had opened fire in a sneak attack at the Frankfurt airport, killing two and seriously wounding two others while screaming the obligatory "Allahu Akbar!" Wasn't that a terrorist attack? Gee whiz, you know, the State Department's chief spokesman just couldn't say. After all, in P. J. Crowley's mindless yet seemingly inevitable comparison, "was the shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords a terrorist attack?"
Muslims are frequently found carrying out the Koranic directive to "strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers." Actually, make that the Koranic theme, so often is it reiterated in the scriptures devout Muslims take to be the verbatim commands of Allah. (See, e.g., Suras 3:151, 8:12-13, 8:60, 9:5, 33:25-27, 59:2-4, 59:13.) And that is beside the hadith, scriptures in which Mohammed, taken to be the perfect Muslim role model, boasts, "I have been made victorious with terror." (Bukhari 4.52.220 -- just scroll down from here, through the glories promised to Muslims who wage jihad against the infidels.)
Muslims, in fact, are more often exhorted by their scriptures to brutalize non-Muslims than Christians are urged by the gospels to love their enemies and turn the other cheek. Yet, though we assume the latter are meant to take the message to heart, we are somehow sure Islam doesn't really mean what it says -- that when Muslims strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, it must be Israel's fault, or America's, or something, anything, other than Islam, the only common denominator in these attacks.
For U.S. officials, it is a bridge too far to acknowledge the welter of doctrinal grounding that supports these atrocities. Sort the deranged likes of Jared Loughner from the ideologically driven adherents of Islam? Observe the chasm between mentally disturbed killers and mentally conditioned killers? No way.
So here's a suggestion: Maybe our paralyzed policy makers could see their way clear to noticing how Muslims respond to Muslim jihadists: Like the Muslims across the globe who cheered the 9/11 attacks; like those who littered Arid Uka's Facebook with such commentary as, "Way to go, you old killer!" and "That is part of this beautiful religion. One is allowed to fight the unbelievers when attacked."
Maybe then the American government could be as revolted as the American people are by the celebrations in Gaza over last Friday's murder of the Fogel family (or nearly the whole family -- three of the children managed to survive). Gaza, of course, is controlled by Hamas, the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. You may know the Brothers as the "largely secular" "moderates" the Obama administration and the European Union see as part of the solution to the strife currently rippling through one Islamic country after another -- a studiously underreported staple of which is Jew-hatred, with mob promises to conquer Jerusalem and depictions of dictators like Mubarak and Qaddafi as Israeli spies.
Read it all at National Review Online
Those muslims make me sick. The brutality. The hatred. 2012 can't come soon enough. Our President fiddles while Rome burns.
Posted by: Sue from Buffalo | March 16, 2011 8:51 AM
The conflict between Jews and Muslims in Israel is not just about land, it is also a war of two totally different cultures and religions. I canâ€™t even imagine that Israel would be willing to make peace with the people for whom the killing of a young family is a reason to celebrate.
Posted by: Lorne Marr | March 16, 2011 2:54 PM
I am a Muslim. I am a mother of a two-year-old girl who will be educated Montessori schools. I am an American, born and raised. I'm not second-generation. I come from Irish and Scottish roots, and therefore, I'm not a "cultural" Muslim. I believe what scripture says. My husband and I have a loving relationship. I have an education and a career. I am not silent. I say this because I feel, after seeing previous comments, I feel I should introduce myself. We Muslims who abhor these acts are not silent, but are often drowned out.
There are no words to express my complete disgust and horror. Although I have not seen pictures or video where I could hear the words of people celebrating the death of this family for myself - it doesn't matter. People, children have died. Murder is murder and it is condemned by God. It is not to be taken lightly by either side, and certainly not to be celebrated.
I'm not going to argue the Palestinian/Israeli conflict because it's such a long discussion, and that's not why I came to comment. I simply want to say the hatred between these two groups has got to stop. It HAS to stop. The bloodshed has to end. Neither side is innocent, neither side is right, but there are innocent people just trying to live their lives on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides. They should be protected. When we stoop so low as humans to bomb children in their homes (from the Israeli side) and murder children in their beds (from the apparent Palestinian side) there is a sickening stalemate that does no one any good.
Seeing the comments that came before me, I can see I, and my religion, are not welcome. Everyone is allowed their opinions. But I am here anyway telling you I do not stand for this, Islam does not stand for this, God does not stand for this. Murder is wrong, no matter the religion or ethnicity the person, no matter who they are, no matter any crime they have committed against you, there is no justification - it is wrong. I hope the people who have committed this murder will face justice on this earth and in the hereafter.
Posted by: Amie Bashir | March 20, 2011 11:00 AM