Thanks to Obama the return of the caliphate stretching across North Africa, from the Atlantic, across the Middle East through the Indian Ocean to Indonesia in the Pacific & from below the equator, north to Kazakhstan, is on its way.
Within this caliphate will be sharia, the obscenely pre-Enlightenment, pre-modern form of governmental and societal brutality straight out of the 7th Century, to which islamists demand – on pain of death – a global return: Girls and young women will be killed by their male relatives. Women will be imprisoned in their own homes. Women and girls will be denied an education and literacy. Girls will be sexually mutilated. Girls will be married-off to men at the age of 9. Gays will be murdered. Adulterers will be stoned. Rape victims will be whipped to death. Illiteracy will continue to climb. Poverty will become endemic. Because Islam has proven unable to adapt even their agriculture to the modern world, it also will mean that millions will starve to death. Or we will spend our money feeding our civilizational enemy.
This is not hyperbole. This is what has been happening across the Muslim world since Jimmy Carter (D) enabled the return to Iran of Khomeini. In Libya the islamists Obama helped to empower immediately began killing all blacks. Honor killings have spread across the West, from europe to Canada to America. It has been accelerating under Obama. Democrats excuse this – basically the murder of their base (women, gays, minorities) – with the obscene ignorance of “multiculturalism.”
Many see Obama as Carter-2, as perhaps finally displacing Carter as our worst-ever president. Nope. Carter was incompetent and incredibly stupid, but Carter, alone, enabled the rise of Khomeini out of sheer, but stupendous, ignorance and hubris. This one act may indeed have existential consequences for the entire West – Israel is at the verge right now.
Obama only could enable the turnover of Egypt and Libya, of Iraq and Iran, and soon, evidently, of Afghanistan and Syria, to the islamists BECAUSE Carter enabled their rise. People keep listening to Carter, keep praising him as a good man, though perhaps (sotto voice) not ready for the job.
Carter was – and continues to be – the basis for the release on the civilized world of the most evil strain of despotism… perhaps ever. Stalin killed 30M of his own in the 1930s. Hitler murdered 12M in the Holocaust (6M Jews and 6M “politically incorrect”), and started a war that consumed another 50M lives. Mao killed 80M of his own in the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution.
What Carter enabled and Khomeini started now has hundreds of millions of human beings entrapped in brutal, pre-modern Shariah – and more, hundreds of millions more – on their way if the islamists are not stopped.
And Obama, the next far-Left president we had the idiocy to elect after Carter, is increasing Carter’s damage to freedom and civilization by orders of magnitude.
Basically, where Islam comes into contact with modernity, there is war, initiated by muslims against non-muslims. Muslims cannot tolerate any view of the world that differs from theirs, and are told by their holy book that any who don’t believe in their cult are to be killed, period. At ANY time and in ANY place, when a plurality of muslims occurs, their non-muslim neighbors are attacked and killed. This has been their pattern of behavior since the 7th Century. And so they are doing so in tens of wars across the world right now.
And we are letting them.
And Democrats support the pre-modern killers: islamists. And their enabler: Obama.
If you support Western liberal values, rights, liberties, freedom and equal rights for all – yet vote for the enablers of shariah: Democrats, then you are a fool. And you condemn tens of millions of women & children to lives as slaves treated worse than dogs and imprisoned within their own countries, cultures, homes and burkas, and killed at the whim of nearly any male for any reason – or no reason at all.
Will the West ultimately succumb to Islam? Some see this as a seriously dumb question. Look at how much power we have. They, too, are fools. Look at how much of our power we refuse to use, at the Rules of Engagement when we fight these existential enemies. If you don’t fight, you can’t win. What we are now doing with limited warfare is not fighting seriously, as though our lives and civilization depend on our doing so… and they do. It is sacrificing our best and brightest – and the children they never will have – to pre-modern peoples we are unwilling to destroy, but who are doing all in their power, including blowing-up their own children, to destroy us.
People yammer about “asymmetric warfare.” What they don’t realize is that in warfare those who have the strongest will to win are those who emerge victorius, not those with the best weaponry. Ask the North Vietnamese. The asymmetry in America v. Islamists is all on the side of the islamists.
Over 1/5th of the world’s population is muslim. We in the West can pretend that they are joining the modern world, that they are learning and accepting and embracing Western liberal values. Not only is there absolutely no evidence of this, evidence to the contrary keeps growing: native born jihadists in America, Britain, Spain, etc. These are people who were RAISED with Western liberal values – and have turned their backs on them and even committed crimes in the name of islam and shariah AGAINST those values. Muslims raised in the West are voluntarily turning to barbarism – not helping their co- religionists to turn to modernity. (And I use “religion” advisedly, as islam is many things, but it is NOT a “religion” in any sense of the Western word.) Obama wrote in one of his own autobiographies that if things got bad between the West and islam – that he’d “stand with the muslims.” Muslims polled in the US as to their allegiance not only state it is to islam over America, but that they will fight to destroy America to protect islam. These are people who have grown-up under Western liberal democratic values… yet put islamist brutality and lack of freedom and human rights ABOVE those values.
I have posted before that islamism is worse than NAZIism, and by ANY measure this is true. The world came together to destroy the NAZIs. But the cost was enormous. No one willingly will pay that cost again – send tens of millions of our young men into infantry battles – ever. What does that mean?
It means this: It means that the longer the “leaders” in the West continue to allow the spread of islamism and shariah, the longer this cancer grows and is not pushed back, “contained” or retarded, when we finally do decide that the freedoms and liberties for which they West has fought and killed and died for over a thousand years are worth fighting for – that fight will, again, cost tens of millions of lives. And, because it seems we will wait so long that the only way to deal with the enormity of the problem when we finally do, the only serious solution to what finally will be acknowledged as a deadly serious – and existential – problem, will be with nuclear weapons, meaning the aftermath will be even worse than WW2.
In my novel China Rising, I put these words in the mouth of the Chinese Premier, speaking to the President of the United States:
“When a stranger breaks in to your home with a knife and tells you he has come to behead your children, Mr. President, you don’t show him how nice you can be. You kill him. Islam is breaking in to your civilization to kill it and all its children, and America is asking it to sit down to a hot dinner and talk. This is suicide.”
It is time to stop the expansion of islamism, of shariah, of the threat they pose to our culture and freedoms, to civilization and modernity itself.
From here on it will only get harder, bloodier and costlier to do so.
And there is no alternative that includes freedom and liberty and basic human rights.