by Christopher W. Holton
There is a narrative in the West, promoted particularly by Muslim Brotherhood operatives and their allies, that violent Jihad is primarily the result of things that Westerners have done.
Among the excuses that apologists for Islamic atrocities give are:
• Islamophobia in the West and the USA in particular.
• US support for “oppressive” regimes in the Islamic world.
• US support for Israel.
• The presence of US troops in “Muslim lands.”
Linked below are news articles about two recent events that debunk the myth that Jihad is merely something that is performed in response to things we do or say.
The first is a report from India that there is a threat of terrorist attack at New Year’s from the Jihadist organization Lashkar e Taiba. Readers may recall that Lashkar e Taiba carried out a savage attack on Mumbai, India back in 2008, killing hundreds of innocent civilians.
Lashkar jihadists planning terror attacks on New Year, PM Modi, Parliament on hit list; alert issued
Next we have two reports about the annual attack on Christians in Nigeria carried out by Boko Haram (which is now part of the Islamic State).
Christmas Day Massacre: Boko Haram Kills 16, Including Children
Boko Haram kills more than 50 people in north-eastern Nigeria in two-day wave of attacks
…Boko Haram countered with a series of devastating attacks on towns in the country’s north-east, claiming dozens of fatalities in a bloody killing spree that began on Christmas Day.
There is simply no way to blame the threat of Jihad in India or savage Christmas day terrorist attacks on Christians in Nigeria on mythical “Islamophobia” or US foreign policy or even Israel.
The fact is, Jihad is based in Islamic doctrine–doctrine that is 1300 years old. Jihadists base their actions on Islamic scripture and not on videos produced in the West or speeches given by US presidential candidates.
It’s about time we learned this lesson in America.