Radical Muslims mock Western and American corona weakness
A little historical context, first.
On May 28, 1998, Osama bin Laden gave an interview to an American journalist and called America a "paper tiger." In mid-November 2001, shortly after 9/11, he said that when people see a strong and weak horse, they prefer the strong one. American Thinker has the original transcript:
[W]hen people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse. This is only one goal; those who want people to worship the lord of the people, without following that doctrine, will be following the doctrine of Muhammad, peace be upon him.
In other words, Islam is the strong horse, while America and the West are the weak one. So when Islamic terrorists brought down the Twin Towers and slammed a jet into the Pentagon and took down a jet in Pennsylvania, people would flock to Islam and leave Christianity. For them, the cultural West equals Christianity. They fail to recognize that many Christians denounce Western excesses and don't equate Christianity with the West.
By now, everyone knows that Islam is the religion of the sword because the Quran, traditions, and classical law promote it. It is built on conquest. When they win, Allah wins. When they lose, Islam loses because Allah is up to something, like teaching Muslims a lesson about abandoning true, original Islam. It is imperative that Islam win, by any means possible, even by the ultimate methods of jihad and qital. To us this is simplistic thinking, but they really believe it, and it is dangerous
In the current American pandemic, radical Muslims are beginning to take notice that America appears weak. The worst public display of American weakness took place when CNN's Brian Stelter "crawled in bed and cried" over the coronavirus, saying "it's OK to not be OK right now." Is America again looking like a paper tiger and a weak horse?
Here is one example of many leaders in the Islamic world who mock the American and Western public and cultural weakness. Houthi Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi, in a Friday, April 3, 2020 sermon in Sanaa, Yemen that aired on Al-Eman TV (Houthis — Yemen), points out the European and American weakness. MEMRI has the relevant excerpt:
Take a look at France, Britain, Italy, and Europe in general. Take a look at the West, the United States, and China. Take a look at the countries of east Asia, and at other countries. ... They are all hiding behind these masks, terrifie[d] of the disease. This is all because they have become arrogant and forgotten Allah. Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Cursed be the Jews! Victory to Islam! Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Cursed be the Jews! Victory to Islam! Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Cursed be the Jews! Victory to Islam!
We have not stamped out Islamic fanatics by persuasion or by our own recent military action, in response to ISIS attacking the West. They are still out there. All it takes is more trucks mowing down crowds in the streets or one jet plane loaded with fuel or fanatics with assault rifles.
Where are the men with chests (per C.S. Lewis, who fought in the trenches in WWI)? Where is the spirit of Teddy's rough riders? Where is the outlook today of the men and women who survived the Great Depression? Where is the courage of the WWII generation? Yes, where is the attitude of the Korean and Vietnam veterans who justly fought evil communism? We have few like them today. Today, many (not all) of us are wimps.
Thankfully, Trump appears to be the strong horse as he (unjustly) has to wrestle with the hostile media and the disease, both moral and viral. And yes, he will still easily win re-election, and the GOP will take back the House. His performance over the past three-plus years, including during the pandemic, has been magnificent.
Western Europe especially appears to be the weak horse. However, America is also sleepy right now with regard to Islamic terror. Despite the inner fortitude of the few, America and the West are vulnerable. It is time for us to be warned and therefore vigilant. Attacks are coming. Prepare mentally.
James Malcolm Arlandson's website has recently posted or updated these articles: Thirty Sharia Laws, Why Tithing Does Not Apply to New Covenant Believers, Do I Really Know Jesus? Thirty Truths about His Life, Ten Big Differences between Christianity and Other Religions, and Jesus and Muhammad: Fifteen Major Differences.