Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Danger of Not Seeing Danger

The stories of militant Islamic fascism are easy to find, even in MSM.

An Iraqi man and his wife are beheaded, in front of their children, by jihadis. Why? For not praying and for wearing western-style trousers.

A teenager in Afghanistan is executed by the Taliban for teaching English to students.

A rape victim--victim--is sentenced to 90 lashes. But, because she speaks to the media about her case, her sentence is increased to 200 lashes and six months in jail.

We don't hear much media outcry about these atrocities. They are reported in the "5 W's" of old-fashioned journalistic terms: who, what, when, where, why. There is not much editorializing on the content of these stories by MSM. For a change, we get "just the facts"--what a concept! It seems that, as long as our enemies are committing the heinous crimes, discretion is the better part of journalism.

Where is the outrage from the pea-brained celebrities who see George W. Bush as a "war criminal"? (I'll let you find your own links to that nonsense). Where are the Code Pink and ACLU representatives when it might actually be worthwhile to hear from them?

There is a real danger in not recognizing the evil of our enemy. The peril comes not from our government, as the deranged among us would have us believe; it comes from a fanatical and deadly foe who would, given the chance, revel in an endless stream of American beheadings.

Most of us in the U.S. are guilty of wearing western-style trousers, speaking English, and traveling in a car with an unrelated member of the opposite sex. These are crimes worthy of a horrific punishment, according to Islamo-fascist law. It's dangerous for any of us not to understand that.