There is so much that is happening in the world today that the news cycles about every 12 hours. Already the Mumbai massacres have faded from front page news and was barely mentioned yesterday on several television news casts. I have found out that many of the victims who were slaughtered by the terrorists, were tortured beyond recognition, according to doctors who examined the bodies. In fact the Jews at the Chabad center were tortured in ways, in which the doctor, who was being interviewed, did not want to describe, as they were so horrific he didn’t want to bring them to mind again.
I have also received emails saying that the terrorists were in fact part of a US plot to start a nuclear war between India, and Pakistan. Of course there is not a scintilla of evidence that supports this, only someone blogging somewhere and trying to tie Mumbai, into the conspiracy stuff of 911.
Terrorism is real. All one has to do is go to Tehran every Friday and hear the thousands of Iranians, assembled there, chant, “Death to America! Death to Israel!” Of course somebody will wright me and inform me that I’m misinformed. That these rallies of hate, don’t really happen there. That Jihad is only a personal struggle and not the call to slaughter innocents, that occurred in Mumbai, and Bali, and the Kohbar Towers, and the underground in Britain and on and on and on.
The tenants of Islam seem to breed this kind of unmitigated hate. It is interesting that the Jews at the Chabad Center, in Mumbai, were especially targeted. At all cost, kill the Jews. One of the woman who was killed was five months pregnant….
The president of Iran has gone on the record numerous times saying that Israel should be wiped off the map. With ranting like his, what are we to think? Hitler ranted in a similar way in Mein Kamph – which by the way translates as, My Struggle, which many believe is what Jihad, means. The last time we heard this rhetoric 50 million people perished in WWII.
One of the master minds of the 911 attacks, according to the book, 1000 Years for Revenge, devised a plot that was named Bojinka. It was called this because this was the sound that a bomb made just before it went off. The terrorists had planned to hi-jack a dozen planes and explode them over the Atlantic.
One dynamic is for sure. Jihad is alive and well and the hate that radical Islam seems to foster, has once again reared its ugly head. When will those of us in the west learn and understand that those who hold to radical Islam do not want to co-exist. Islam, as many of its own followers have claimed, needs a reformation. The problem is this, how can a religion that was founded, on the sword somehow, reform itself to be what it has been erroneously called, a religion of peace? Where are the moderates? Why are their voices silent?