Holy War, Inc.
In progressive documentation, Bergen exposes the susceptibilities of so-called civilized countries, which tolerate known iconoclasts to other than Islamic belief and which abide a movement whose fourteen hundred year evangelic and bloodthirsty fervor has grown to almost unmanageable proportions. Countless mosques and Muslim charities serve as clandestine recruitment fields and money laundering devices: devices used to encourage and sustain jihad activists in full view of an accommodative and sycophantic liberality. Always reactionary, freedom proponents, opportunistic ‘rights’ activists, and U.S. bureaucracy, submit to humanitarian naiveté and give foreign guests carte blanche freedoms, reluctant to disturb the status quo; thereby such bureaucracy endangers itself and other ‘infidels’ not alert to Islamic cause. Here, suicidal religionists find unwitting but willing allies to their pervasive movement—and the ‘Holy Land’ fools reciprocate our hospitality with treachery--willing to die and destroy Americanisms for an intangible cause, a cause obsolete as well as denied, in the legal-historical source depended.
Bergen sets the ideological stage for barbaric propensity, in a land effected and affected by Macedonian, Mongolian, Ottoman, Crusader, British, Socialist, and Arabian conquest: a tide intermittently raised and lowered in tribal coalition and tribal opposition: where fluctuations sustain Warlord rule over almost half the world population--financed by larceny, privatization, bribery, and betrayal. Through unimaginable hardship, premiddle-ages mentality pauses in metaphysical hiatus, static to civilization’s advancement, and imposing an ambiance steeped in Islamic subjugation—much as Christendom was forced during America’s colonization. And inchoative to Middle East superstition, Islam’s societal atrocities are theocratically and superstitiously coerced on one billion Islam subjects—a majority unaware to the insult imposed in anaclitic subjectivity—consecrated to Holy War in their enthusiasm, and which aggression makes no distinction between combatants and unaware citizenry.
While America slept, trusting in an ineffectual Intelligence Service, Islamic operatives advantaged U.S. largesse, availed our advanced educational opportunities, received unique training thanks to capitalistic eagerness, and repaid our resourceful capitalism with unprecedented fury. Insidiously, an estimated 7 million Muslims, inhering Islamic dictates and jihadist sympathy, infiltrate United States societies. Along with other religious fanatics, the Saudi, Osama bin Laden, advantaged our propensity to welcome others, when he said, “It is our job to instigate. By the Grace of God we did that and certain people responded to this instigation.” Seeking training in the al-Qaeda movement, eager recruits enlist, train, and disperse into numerous countries: Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Britain, Pakistan, Syria, Kashmir, Jordan, Turkey, Palestine, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Sudan, Morocco, Oman, Yemen, Tunisia, Tanzania, Malay, Bangladesh, Australia, India, Philippines, Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Uighur, Burma, Germany, Sweden, France, Arab-America, White-America, and Afro-America. And these are only a few of the known countries and cultural groups participating in jihadist activity. To demonstrate infiltration levels, Osama bin Laden’s older brother, Salem, brought his millions to the U.S. and enlisted “a well-connected Houston businessman, to represent the bin Laden family business interests. The following year, the businessman, Bath, purchased a plane-leasing company in Houston on behalf of Salem. Bath was friendly, for example, with George W. Bush . . . whose father was director of the CIA . . .” This is not to denigrate the Bush connection but to exemplify widespread infiltration and ingratiation.
When the World Trade Center came down in a cloud of dust, Osama bin Laden’s brothers and sisters, and other Arab opportunists, flushed like a quail covey and sailed away until the dust settled, fearing reprisal from an angry citizenry.
Our President was heard to say, “Islam is a peaceful religion.” Mr. President, Islam is not a peaceful religion, never has been, and never will be. Of course they pay lip service to peace, but peace is not their nature. War, ransom, bribery, and extortion is their nature; infiltration, fleecing, conquest, and enslavement is their strategy. Islam Clergy proclaims, “the way to establish this Islamic order is through an offensive jihad against the enemies of Islam, whether they be non-Islamic societies or Muslim societies that are not following the precepts of the Koran.”
We discover countless terror activists and conspirators nominated in Bergen’s comprehensive account of worldwide Islamic fomented jihadists. One very important instigator is Professor Abdullah Azzam, bin Laden’s close advisor: “the ideological godfather and the global recruiter par excellence of Muslims drawn to the Afghan jihad . . . . it was Azzam who influenced Osama to finance the Arab fighters . . .” But this is only one instance of fanatical millions dispersed the world over. Numerous jihadic madrassas Holy War Schools) infest Islam populaces (“over 200,000 students in Punjab province alone”)—teaching anti-Western aggression regardless host country politics and metaphysics. One school boasts several thousand students, and one in Pakistan has over 2800 students. Even in the United States, college and private school liberality condones and encourages extremist viewpoint while denigrating American lifestyle and policy. Azzam wrote, “to stand one hour in the battle line in the cause of Allah is better than sixty years of night prayer.” This is a widespread belief, and they have the audacity to freely “recruit men, and raise millions of dollars for the cause” within United States borders. One such recruit, said: “We are terrorists, yes we are terrorists because it is our faith. Listen to this verse from the Koran: ‘You should prepare whatever is within your reach in terms of power and horses to terrorize Allah’s enemies.’” Allah enemies are defined as disbelievers in Islam.
When bin Laden formed the World Islamic Front, he cited this Qur’an instruction: “Permission to take up arms is hereby given to those who are attacked, because they have been wronged . . . But when the Sacred Months are past, then kill the idolaters wherever you find them . . .” Key text from a World Islamic Front manifesto, includes: “. . . in order to obey the Almighty, we hereby give all Muslims the following judgment: The judgment to kill and fight Americans and their allies, whether civilians or military, is an obligation for every Muslim who is able to do so in any country . . .”
Islamic militancy is excited by any belief stranger, or infidel, presence in Arabia: that is, any but Muslims are prohibited from making a presence in “Holy Land” territory; and they advocate death for all Americans: “We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians; they are all targets.” Bin Laden predicted a “black day for America.” Soon after the foregoing statement, Embassy bombings in Africa occurred, already in the works--as was the World Trade Center collapse in its planning stage.
Sleeper cells, organized groups awaiting opportunity to serve in the Islamic war, exist everywhere. How easily they penetrate civilized society and even governmental auspices. One, Ali Mohamed, finished high school in Egypt, rose to the rank of Major in the Egyptian army, worked in counter-terrorism at Egyptair, emigrated to United States, married a Hispanic medical technician, and wormed his way into the U.S. Special Warfare Center; where, he was a valued instructor. Additional languages were English, French, and Hebrew. An active fundraiser, allegedly, he also was associated with the Massachusetts Alkhifa Refugee Center, which recruited as many as 200 recruits for the Afghan movement. One friend, Nosair, had documents with plans to attack the World Trade Center—discovered after the fact. Often in bin Laden’s presence, working for al-Qaeda, Mohamed continued to seek work in U.S. government agencies and once admitted to knowing those responsible for the Embassy bombings.
London resident, Abu Hamza uses a mosque as cover to abet the Islamic terrorist cause. He learned his craft in Bosnia—where the Clinton Administration joined him in advancing the Islamic war against Christian constituencies. Always opportunistic, particular bureaucracy does whatever is expedient at the moment—carefully ignoring the real threat to world populations. And should we inquire into subsistence received by Abu Hamza, the ingrate, about “welfare payments he draws from the British government that he so despises”? His philosophy: “two religions cannot unite and a church bell cannot sound on the Arabian Peninsula.” And though Hamza drew checks from the British government, he was very active in al-Qaeda and was inspiration to Abu Hassan and his terrorist group in Yemen. In Dammaj, Yemen, there exists a madrassa (religious school) that sometimes boasts 8,000 students, many from Britain and the United States. Though the Yemeni Sheikh, Moqbul al-Wadai’i, headmaster, publicly denies connection with terrorist groups, here is a quote from him in a fatwa (bulletin) sent to other extremist groups: “The Christians have fanned the fires of conflict . . . . That is why you, honorable people of one faith, must call all to total jihad and expel all the enemies of Allah.”
And the United States negotiates with Yemen, though “Mohamed al-“Owhali, one of the bombers of the U .S. embassy in Kenya in August 1998, had already told U.S. investigators that the bin Laden group planned next to attack an American ship in Yemen.” What better place for ambush—a haven for kidnappers and Islamic fanatics!
“Islamic leaders have always cherished the idea of the umma, the world community of Muslims.” Thus the Islamic movement issues fair warning; their operations are manifest in, to name a few: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Tunisia, Canada, Lebanon, Philippines, Pakistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Chechnya, Egypt, Somalia, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Russia, Sweden, Sudan, Tajikistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Kashmir, India, Morocco, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy; but we have not even begun to exhaust the list. Fourteen hundred years of bloody history denigrate President Bill Clinton’s assessment, “the West does not have problems with Islam but only with violent Islam extremists”: echoed by President George W. Bush, “Islam is a religion of peace.”
So, when the World Trade Towers came down, jubilation went up from al-Qaeda quarters; bin Laden said: “America is struck by God Almighty in one of its vital organs. So that its greatest buildings are destroyed. Grace and gratitude to God. America has been filled with horror from north to south and from south to east.” And before the dust settled, in American colleges and on the streets of Islamic nations, praise for the terrorists was raised in jubilant mockery. And we, the American people, are to treat Muslims as peace loving? How foolish!
Rising not far from civilization’s birthplace on the Euphrates and even nearer to the birthplace of Abraham’s promise, Islam had its beginnings at a small oasis in the Hajiz Wilderness, present site of Mecca and home to Mohammed. Bloodied by constant wars and intertribal conflict, Mohammedanism, or Islam, lurked in the background as Islamic devotees made great science advances down through the centuries; but hanging by a thin thread, a Damocles Sword, a Superstition Scimitar, swung overhead and overshadowed benefits from these great advances. Now, the thread is frayed; hopefully, it will break, and the Sword will fall and decapitate the deceptive monotheism bridging the gulf between Abraham’s Promise and Arabic Presumption.
To fully understand the threat now facing civilization, Bergen’s book is highly recommended; but he does not have answers; he only posits the need for awareness. World governments do not have the answer, for they depend on an ineffectual truce to balm the movement rather than eliminate the cause. Military might or conventional techniques cannot mitigate extremism or destroy misguided desideratum; yet, recently, an effective means has been published. The answer lies in a little known publication, THE GREAT DECEPTION: Symbols And Numbers Clarified, by Ben Winter. In this book, Islam legality and credibility is indubitably denied within the premise from which it derives incentive. Only with an awakening to the disrepute in Islam origins can we discourage the fanaticisms fueling Muslim aggression. Mohammedan cause was not only born in infamy, but in obsolescence, as can be proven in its legal-historical denial.
Reassuringly, competent White House Officials are making every effort to reduce world threat. But they cannot achieve complete success on the course now embarked. Therefore, everyone should read Holy War, Inc. to realize the problem magnitude, a problem overwhelmed by present mediation techniques. Everyone should peruse THE GREAT DECEPTION: Symbols And Numbers Clarified for the bottom line, for an alternative to monotheistic madness!