It's the War Theology, Stupid!
For many centuries, “shouting fire in a crowded theater” set the limits of free speech under English Common Law.
The reason wasn’t a rash of practical jokers shouting “fire!” in London theaters. It was endless, murderous religious preachers like Oliver Cromwell, a Calvinist war leader who ended up killing lots of Catholics and Royalists in England and Ireland between 1642 and 1651.
He did so with the best intentions, of course.
The English civil wars led to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and much improved religious tolerance in England. Before 1776, the American Founders read their Bibles and their John Locke, but they also loved Blackstone on The Laws of England. Blackstone put a lot of thought into free speech and its legal limits, as we can see in our First Amendment, which is based on that legal tradition.
Today, most Americans are sunk in shameful ignorance about their own culture, so they can’t figure out what all the fuss is about with those nice Muslims next door. Aren’t they always telling us how peaceful they are? Liberals can’t be expected to understand the word “jihad” – any more than they ever bothered to read Karl Marx on “revolutionary terror.”
But it’s still the war theology, stupid.
Violent jihad is commanded in the Koran. What confuses liberals is that the Koran also has peaceful verses, so they invariably fall for the sucker bait.
As Obama said, the trouble has to be with those white folks in the Midwest, with their God and their guns.
Obama also blames the Crusades – which raged from 1095 to 1291.
As for jihad warfare – against Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Jains, Chinese, Russian Orthodox, Coptic Christians, and all the rest – it has never stopped. It goes on today in India and China, in Chechnya and Malaysia.
And no, the real problem isn’t those Palestinian refugees from 1949, whose great-great-grandchildren are still being brainwashed to hate Israel.
Liberals are indeed unbelievable idiots, as Lenin almost said. But just as Lenin openly called for hanging Russian mouzhiks if they owned a couple of cows, the Koran calls for killing infidels if they won’t surrender to the nearest warmongering priest. “Islam” means “surrender.” “Muslim” means “one who surrenders.” The word “surrender” means “grovel on the ground so they won’t kill your children”...if you’re lucky.
A thousand years ago, Muslim Ghurids killed all the Buddhist monks they could find in India, because the monks preferred to be slaughtered rather than surrender or defend themselves. According to Muslim historians, it was a glorious victory.
Today there are not many Buddhists left in India. Plenty in Japan, but not in India. In India, they didn’t defend themselves. In Japan, they did.
Every single time a young man named Mahmoud commits another bloody atrocity, the liberal wailing goes up, asking, Why? Why? Why?
It’s always the war theology, stupid. But they will never take the truth for an answer.
Video-gaming teenagers understand about war-priests in Dungeons and Dragons, but liberals don’t get how powerful Muslim war theology is for their followers. They think theology is something made up by Dead White Males, like those crazy radio preachers in the South.
Liberals are desperately anxious to stay in denial, and the sly ayatollahs of Iran play to their fathomless ignorance. Obama knows about real jihad war, too, because they had a big series of massacres in Jakarta before he went to school there, but Obama can sucker liberals 24 hours a day. So it’s okay for the president of the United States to sign a completely deceptive “executive peace agreement” with the war-loving ayatollahs, because he knows the liberals will never find out. This Congress knows the truth, but it will stay out of the Big Scam of Obama’s life, hoping that he will get the blame if Americans ever figure it out.
News flash: historian Michael Ledeen just reported that Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has proclaimed a fatwa to his generals, commanding them to kill the House of Saud – the rulers of Saudi Arabia.
And be quick about it, dammit.
Gotta love those spiritual leaders.
Liberals are in denial because they can’t handle fear about real enemies. Today, the aggressor is not the Soviet Empire, but violent Islam. Liberals were always blind to the fact that Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Che, Mao, and Pol Pot were murderous aggressors, because the truth was much too scary. They will keep believing in peaceful ayatollahs until somebody holds a knife to their throats, when it will be too late.
But – there really are Muslims who oppose violent jihad.
The most important one today is Egypt’s President El-Sisi, who has said this to Egypt’s imams:
It is inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire Islamic world to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible that this … is antagonizing the entire world. It's antagonizing the entire world! Does this mean that 1.6 billion people (Muslims) should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible!
Those words should be carved in marble and hung in the Oval Office, as soon as a better president is elected.
President Sisi is our natural ally in the Muslim world. He couldn’t explain it more clearly than he already has, and by fighting the violent Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, he is showing us it’s not just nice words.
(Obama adores the Muslim Brotherhood and keeps trying to undermine President El Sisi. Draw your own conclusions.)
As soon as we get a true leader in the White House, we can follow the examples of Canada and Australia and forge a common alliance with Muslims who do not want to wage jihad against the world. As soon as the Saudis are forced to shut down their warmongering imams in London and New York City, as soon as the next ayatollah is forced to do the same, jihadist violence will fade. Why do we have the U.S. Navy if we can’t stop the two big sources of religious violence in the world?
In Islam, it all depends on the authority figures – the priesthood.
Stop the war preachers, and their followers will stop, too. Turkey is an example of a modernizing country that has now been taken over by “neo-Ottoman” fascists. For seven decades after World War I, the Turks wanted peace and prosperity, but today the fascists are in charge again, whipping up hatred.
In Islam, it all comes down to the war preachers.
(See MEMRI.org for daily updates on Muslim warmongers and peacemakers. They both exist.)