Islamic Humiliation and the West

The dust has begun to clear and new light has been shed on the horrific events of two weeks ago. Citing the American presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and exposure to extremist websites, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two conspirators, has given us some inkling of the motive behind this most recent act of theocratically-inspired carnage. The continued speculation about how and why this happened reveals the extent to which history has been quick to recede from our collective memory. Only two years ago, an avowal of an equally mangled and ill-formed conscience came from Faizal Shahzad, another American and self-radicalized Muslim soldier ("Mujahid") who in May of 2010 attempted to blow up Times Square using a car full of explosives. "One has to understand where I'm coming from," he said in his guilty plea. "The US and NATO forces, along with 40, 50 other countries attacked Muslim lands." The confession of America's most recent assailant also seems to echo and vibrate in the...(Read Full Article)