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Posted: 10/2/2001 3:23:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2001 3:20:11 PM EDT by EricTheHun]
Once again the great conservative Dean of the American Right, William F. Buckley, Jr., puts all things in proper perspective. From his commentary at NationalReviewOnline.com, we receive our lesson for the day: "Whatever is or is not authentic transcription of Islamic dogma, we do know that the people who ran the airliners into the World Trade Center believed that a Koranic voice was telling them to do what they did. We have the four-page document that told them not only what to do, but what to think. 'Kill them, as God said; No Prophet can have prisoners of war.' "They would not cavil, their clerical dispatcher knew, but even so there was a reiteration of the sacradeness of their mission. 'Recognize...what God has prepared for believers in endless happiness for martyrs.... Be steadfast and remember [that in] God you will be triumphant.' "Here is a strategic suggestion from the Western high command. Declare in full voice that Islam is widely profaned and mistaught. That if it isn't — if the Koranic high exegetes are paralyzed with doubt whether such as the Ladenites are true to their faith — then the faith being practiced must be disavowed by the legitimists. Say as much and say also that the Western world is prepared to denominate the imposters as such and to call for a restoration of a Muslim religion consistent with civilized conduct. * * * "We read of the mobs in Karachi who denounce the United States and flaunt signs that call out to 'CRUSH AMERICA.' In a pinch, we have to gamble. Perhaps human nature isn't reliably self-interested enough to prefer liberal democracy to protracted tyrannical misery. But we have to hope that the raw instinct is there to welcome relief. There were Kuwaitis who prostrated themselves with gratitude to liberating GIs, even as there are millions of Afghans who flee the wretched world of their Muslim oppressors where they have been kept alive by American food shipments to Afghanistan and bank now on American food shipped to Pakistan, where they will reasonably hope that before America is entirely CRUSHED we will have stored enough food for them and their children. * * * "We demand to know: Who taught Mustafa Kamal Uddin to reason in that way, and the crowds in Karachi to support such thinking? Pending an answer to the question, and the unmistakable assumption by reputable Muslims of the responsibility to extirpate such misteaching, renounce modern Islam. Either restore the proper Allah — or get ready for a holy war." Full commentary to be found at: [url]http://www.nationalreview.com/buckley/buckley.shtml[/url] Eric The('FiringLine'Fanatic)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/2/2001 6:25:19 PM EDT
God...I love Buckley, even if I do have to read his literary offering more than once to get the point.
Link Posted: 10/2/2001 6:41:39 PM EDT
Buckley has great idea;however, I doubt Dubya will do it. Heaven forbid we`re seen to be insensitive or offensive to Islam.
Link Posted: 10/2/2001 8:59:11 PM EDT
Though I partially agree...fix the SOURCE of the problem.... This would amount to a Holy War, and that's [u]definitely[/u] not what we want.
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