2009: US military confiscates and burns Bibles in Afghanistan, 2010: U.S. Military tells pastor not to burn Qur’ans in America. One would almost think there’s a Muslim running the country.
CNN Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday. The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.
“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims. Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said. (So I guess Bibles are considered trash now?)
The burning of Qur’ans is likely to set off the Taliban. So? Since when does pissing off our enemies worry us? (Maybe since Obama made it next to impossible to shoot the enemy unless shot at first?)
SCRAGGED When Churchill said that the Nazi leader was bent on bringing about a new Dark Age, one can only suppose that ol’ Adolf didn’t feel flattered. No doubt this disrespect inspired him to new heights of frothing fury, and his soldiers to new depths of depravity.
Should Churchill instead have held his tongue? Of course not! Hitler was evil; the Nazis did need to be stopped, and mincing words would only show fear.
In our world today, Western governments and cultural leaders have shown nothing but fear of Islam since modern terrorism began. Instead of sending murderers to meet their Maker, we are told, we have to instead understand their deprived background, or the evil Israeli occupation of Muslim lands, or the lack of respect for Muslim culture, or…
Hogwash! Murder is murder. Evil is evil – and as much as the New York Times refuses to admit it, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, the 9-11 terrorists, indeed the whole lot of them, are inspired and motivated by the Koran. Countless polls have shown that overwhelming numbers of Muslims, while too wimpy to personally blow themselves up, agree with the goals and methods of terrorism. Sad to say, terrorists are not an insignificant minority of Islam; they are solidly in the mainstream, no matter how the media tries the spin the numbers. For goodness’ sake, a quarter of young American Muslims support suicide bombing!
Yet far from confront our true enemy, instead we defend barbaric Muslim practices with our blood and treasure. Our own soldiers are forbidden from distributing Bibles, and now the otherwise-admirable Gen. Petraeus seems to want to enforce Koran-respect within the United States that we won’t even extend to the Book our Founders quoted more than any other. Is it any wonder that bin Laden thinks he’ll win in the long term?
We’ve been down this road before. Even while WWII raged in Europe, the New York Times and Franklin Roosevelt at first refused to believe, and then refused to widely publicize, the depravity of the Holocaust. Only as Eisenhower’s troops encountered the stark and starving evidence were the full horrors revealed to an appalled American public.
If you sit down and read Mein Kampf, the only rational response upon closing the back cover is to throw it into the fire and wash your hands. The same is true of the Koran, with its oppression of women, its harsh and inhuman sharia law, its taqiyya doctrine of lying to non-Muslims, and most of all, its doctrine that jihadi holy war is to continue until the entire world bows the knee to Allah.
Where is a general who will speak the truth, and inspire our troops with a clear and accurate vision of the evil they are fighting against? Gen. Patton had a far healthier view: The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Let’s get back to fundamentals here, before we’re again slaughtered by Muslim fundamentalists.