It’s about time. Paris Archbishop, a French cardinal, calls the Muslim Allah a “god of death.” Compares him to Moloch, an ancient Middle Eastern god who demanded the sacrifices of infants to satisfy his lust for human blood.
Some think it’s just a matter of time before the French mount a new crusade to kick some Radical Muslim ass in retaliation for the mass murders they have suffered under the definitive Muslim war cry of Allahu Akbar.
The battleship Texas with San Jacinto monument on the right. And my guys.
When you hear some unthinking person wish everyone a “Happy Memorial Day,” what’s really being said is “Happy Dead Soldier Day.” T’ain’t kosher, is it Mrs Pursel?
Much as I dislike His Earness for other reasons, I have to say that his Hiroshima speech, transcribed here by the NYTimes, isn’t bad at all—assuming the transcription is accurate. He preached against war in general and nukes in particular. Who could argue with that?
“Some day,” he said, “the voices of the hibakusha [bomb survivors] will no longer be with us to bear witness. But the memory of the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, must never fade. That memory allows us to fight complacency. It fuels our moral imagination. It allows us to change.”
The usual crazies have portrayed the speech as pandering to Japan’s old warlords and glossing over their attack on Pearl Harbor. I don’t see it. Nor the Daily Wire’s “one of the most repulsive speeches in American history.” It’s hardly that.
The Wall Street Journal had it right (so to speak): “In solemn comments, Mr. Obama neither apologized for nor justified the U.S. atomic bombs dropped both here and in Nagasaki that killed more than 200,000 people, and instead focused on a nonnuclear future, seeking to avoid inflaming passions on either side of the Pacific.”
It’s ludicrous, even harmful, for a politician’s opponents to misrepresent his benign actions when there are malignant ones worthy of whacking.
ISIS has torn down some of your handiwork, oh ancient one, in a fit of Islamic fundamentalism.
“The Gate of Mashki was built during the era of the Assyrian King Sennacherib in 705-681 B.C. It was located east of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, which was taken over by Islamic State forces in June 2014.
“Photographs distributed by Islamic State on Sunday show militants using at least one bulldozer to knock down the ancient ruin, although it was unclear when the action took place. National Geographic said in April that it had obtained images revealing the destruction of the Mashki Gate and the nearby Adad Gate, built around 700 B.C., by Islamic State.”
Via Weasel Zippers.
Joe Bol, friend, OCS classmate, rare reader and occasional commenter here, passed on to the next world Wednesday, from complications of multiple medical problems. Adios, Joe, see you again on the turnaround and may our next incarnations not include a thankless political travesty like the Vietnam War.
Via his adopted son Joseph Bol.
UPDATE: Obit for Joe with updated photo. Pity for the misspellings and the usual military ignorance of our non-serving, self-centered fellow citizens. Thus he is credited with a Bronze Medal for Vietnam, as if he had been competing in the Olympics. It’s Bronze Star Medal, of course. Nothing at all about where he went to school or his occupation after the war. I don’t know the former but, IIRC, he was an accountant for the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, which promotes professional athletics, horse racing, etc.
Islam is not a religion of peace, far from it. And jihad is more than bombs.
“No, jihad is an eternal, all-encompassing unholy war against the unbeliever. It is waged in the mind of the believer, to fortify his or her own courage and faith. It is waged online and in the pages of books and magazines, to simultaneously cultivate the hatred and contempt of the committed for the kafir — the unbeliever — while also currying favor, appeasement, and advantage from the gullible West. Jihad is the teaching in the mosque. It is the prayer in the morning, the social-media post in the afternoon, and the donation to an Islamic “charity” in the evening.
“There is jihad in predatory, coordinated sexual assault, there is jihad when Western camera crews are chased from Muslim neighborhoods, and there is jihad when Muslim apologists invariably crawl from the sewers of Western intelligentsia, blaming Europeans for the imperfections in their life-saving hospitality. So don’t make the mistake of believing that Europe or America only ‘periodically’ or ‘rarely’ deal with jihad. We confront it every day, just as the world has confronted it — to greater or lesser degrees — ever since Muslim armies first emerged from the Arabian peninsula. While not all Muslims are jihadists, jihad is so deeply imprinted in the DNA of Islam that the world will confront it as long as Islam lives.”
Maybe Trump’s idea of limiting Muslim immigration is a good idea. And Ted’s idea of policing existing Muslim neighborhoods isn’t so bad after all. If it can be implemented without succumbing to the inevitable lawsuits and PC babble.
Otherwise, Islam must die.
Via NRO and Instapundit.
UPDATE: Richard Fernandez at PJMedia: “The global jihad’s response to ponderous, pre-announced offensive against ISIS in Syria was long anticipated: they would counterattack.” Paris, San Bernadino, Brussels. Next?
Another gun-free zone, so to speak, the Brussels airport. Especially the American Airlines part of the terminal. So busy being PC the European Union didn’t have time to secure their own.
Excellant example, as it happens, for Trump’s allegedly racist plan to reduce Muslim immigration. Sure will help him in the vote department.
UPDATE: Our Ted, previously clearly getting desperate, is now getting obnoxious. Cool your jets, Teddy.