Monday, June 5, 2017

Centuries of Muslim Aggression

Centuries of Muslim Aggression



by TOM MCLAUGHLIN June 1, 2017

"Why did they build their villages way up there on those steep slopes instead of down here?" I asked our guide, Dora. We were touring Greece with my wife's family and driving the coastal road on the north side of the Gulf of Corinth toward Delphi, site of the famous Oracle.

"To protect themselves from pirate raids," said Dora.

"What pirates?"

"Muslims," she said. "Moors, Saracens, Turks. It was easier to fight them off if they had to climb up." Greeks were Christians and fair game for Muslims to pillage, slaughter, and enslave, which they did for centuries. We had just come from the village of my wife's grandfather in the Pelopponesus, which had been occupied by Muslim Turks until the mid-1800s.

America's first war was against Muslim pirates on the Barbary Coast. When John Adams and Thomas Jefferson met in London with the Tripoli ambassador in 1786, Jefferson reported:

It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet [Muhammed] were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful [Muslims] to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman [Muslim] who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise.

Plunder, kill, and enslave is exactly what Muslims did for 1300 years until the Turks were defeated in World War I. All that has resumed, however, over the last forty years - but American and European leaders seem to have forgotten this history if they ever learned it. Leftists like former President Obama refer to the Crusades as an excuse for today's Radical Muslim terrorism, but Muslims initiated 548 offensive battles against Christians in Asia, Africa, and Europe over 1300 years, while Christians initiated only 13 battles over 160 years against Muslims during the Crusades. Most Europeans and Americans are ignorant of this, but the Greeks aren't. It's still fresh in their memory.

Today's terrorist attacks in Europe are not perpetrated by Muslim armies or navies, but by Muslim "refugees," migrants, and their offspring. After last week's Manchester bombing, The Times of London reported that: "Intelligence officers have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain as potential terrorist attackers..." Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was one of hundreds allowed back into the UK after fighting for ISIS. Sweden offers them housing, welfare benefits, and "reintegration training," as if they ever integrated in the first place. Other European countries do the same. Former FBI Director James Comey said ISIS fighters are entitled to come back to America. He knows of about a dozen. Breitbart.com reports many more.

Isn't treason still a crime? ISIS is the enemy. These former ISIS soldiers are not in uniform and they're infiltrating western countries. The Geneva Convention doesn't protect them. Shouldn't they be lined up and shot?

"Europeans are getting used to attacks like this [Manchester], Mika, said Katty Kay of the BBC on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "We have to, because we are never going to be able to totally wipe this out.

As ISIS gets squeezed in Syria and Iraq, we are going to see more of these attacks taking place in Europe and Europeans are starting to get used to that." Sadiq Khan, the recently-elected Muslim mayor of London, agrees.

The Prime Minister of Poland, Beata Szydlo, vehemently disagrees: "Rise from your knees and from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day." Szydlo refuses to allow Muslim "refugees" into Poland despite pressure to do so from the European Union. "Do we want politicians who say we have to ‘get used to' terrorist attacks?" she asks. Slovakia and Hungary also refuse to allow Muslim "refugees" into their countries, and guess what? They have no terrorist attacks.

American media seemed more concerned about the Manchester bombing causing "Islamophobia" than about the dead girls or the potential for more attacks. The late, leftist writer Christopher Hitchens had it right when he described Islamophobia as: "a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons."

I thought of Hitchens when I learned that Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi himself had reported his high school teacher at Burnage Academy for Boys in South Manchester for Islamophobia because the teacher condemned suicide bombers.

The UK Guardian reports: "Fawzi Haffar, trustee of the Manchester Islamic Centre in Didsbury, where Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena bomber, is understood to have prayed, said: ‘We are concerned about reports we are receiving about anti-Muslim acts. These are terrible anti-Muslim acts ranging from verbal abuse to acts of criminal damage to mosques in the area and outside the area. We do encourage any incidents to be reported as a hate crime.'"

British media - which advise us that we have to get used to Radical Muslim terrorism - were all keen to report Fawzi Haffar's statement. They fawned all over him while flowers and Teddy Bears piled up at the bombing site.

As William Faulkner said: "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."


FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Tom McLaughlin is a (now retired) history teacher and a regular weekly columnist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire. He writes about political and social issues, history, family, education and Radical Islam.  Email him at tomthemick@gmail.com


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