By Klaus Rohrich
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
When George W. Bush declared the 9/11 attack on New York City and Washington DC "an act of war”, he encapsulated the significance of that event in the simplest terminology. Rather than obsessing about what the West had done to make them hate us so much, Bush, unlike most, understood that this action was an escalation of hostilities that started long before Bush, or Clinton for that matter, assumed the Presidency.
In a newly released documentary entitled "Obsession: The Threat of Radical Islam”, Director Wayne Kopping takes the viewer into the dark world of Jihad and brings the Islamofascist threat into sharp focus. "Obsession” consists entirely of footage shot inside the confines of radical Islam, much of it shown on television outlets like al Jazeera and contains countless threats against the U.S., Israel and the West.
Last Sunday Fox News Network ran a special, hosted by E. D. Hill, about Kopping's documentary. When questioned about how the documentary was funded or if Kopping was beholden to any political group, Kopping denied having an axe to grind and explained that all the footage shown in his documentary was generally publicly available and that the sheer volume of material was overwhelming. Kopping indicated that what he showed was the mere "tip of the iceberg”.
The Fox special included a number of commentators that talked candidly about world Jihad, many of whom had been or still were Muslims. There was Nonie Darwish, the fifty-something daughter of a martyred Egyptian Islamist fanatic who warned that this call to Jihad was not going to go away any time soon, as the Islamofascists were inculcating the basic precepts of Jihad into very young Islamic children. Proof was offered in the form of a 3-1/2 year old girl who when asked if she knew about the Jews, she replied yes, that they were derived from pigs and monkeys and that she hated them.
Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian terrorist who has come to see the light compared the jihadists with the Nazis, explaining that radical Islam indoctrinates its young with hatred much in the same way the Hitlerjugend indoctrinated German youth in the orthodoxy of fascism. Shoebat went further to explain that the word Jihad's most basic meaning was ”inner struggle”. But wryly went on to explain that "Mein Kampf” is German for "my struggle”. The program showed footage of Nazi storm troopers thrusting out their arms in the Nazi salute followed by footage of Hezbollah fighters offering the same gesture.
Most chilling of all was the film footage of Jihadists chanting "Death to america”, "Death to Israel” and "Down with democracy”. One Islamic cleric, Bakr al Samarai, was talking about the difference between Muslims and infidels (he called them Kaffirs, much in the same way that white racist South africans used to call blacks Kaffirs). He said Kaffirs are like cows; they can be caught sold or simply killed. They were of no consequences. Other Muslim clerics called for the beheading of all Jews and the slaughter of all infidels "for the glory of allah”.
Dr. Daniel Pipes, founder and director of Middle East Forum was interviewed briefly and was asked what percentage of Muslims were radical fundamentalists. Pipes said he couldn't say definitely what the number was, but claimed that of the over 1.3 billion Muslims on the planet he estimated that as few as 15% to as many as 50% fit into that category. Translating that into numbers would indicate that somewhere between 195,000,000 to 650,000,000 Muslims are radical fundamentalist devoted to our destruction.
The recurring theme in the program was that
The program made it fairly clear that those who still believe that we can "negotiate” with the Islamofascists are delusional. How can one negotiate with those whose opening position is that they want us all dead? It also debunked the idea that Jihad is born of poverty and the material inequality between the West and Islam.
Finally it clearly illustrated that multiculturalism was the rope with which we would be hanged. as Caroline Glick of the Centre for Security policy stated, the highjackers who pulled off 9/11 did so by training for that mission in our own midst, using our own institutions against us.
Perhaps most frightening of all was the wisdom offered by alan Dershowitz, the famed Harvard professor and Constitutional scholar: Dershowitz said that "what we can't do is stereotype [Muslims], but we can worry about terrorism”. If that's all we can do, then the end is nearer than we thought.