Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rabbit or hare, it's still a bunny

What the hell is wrong with us? I've sort of gotten used to Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, et al terrorists being referred to as "militants." It infuriates me that the rest of the world does not see people who blow up schoolchildren on a bus as terrorists, but I know I can't change that.

Today I read the following headline: "Muslim militants behead 3 Filipino loggers" Fairly benign - "muslim militants" can mean anything in this context. Open the article, however, and the very first line - in fact, the very first words - read "Al-Qaida-linked militants..."

I've moved to the other side of the world, and I'm getting older now so I forget things sometimes, so please do correct me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't Al-Qaida the ladies auxiliary group responsible for dropping four planes on our big, fat US ass, two on the World Trade Center and one on the Pentagon, killing nearly 3000 people?

"Militants"?? The FBI regularly referred to groups such as the Black Panthers and the Weathermen as terrorists, yet the damage they did was negligible compared to what modern terrorist groups have accomplished. And still, we wuss out and call them militants.

Our (and by "our" I mean all targets of Muslim extremist goups) enemies have repeatedly stated that their goal is to destroy us, to Islamicize the world. As long as we continue to consider our enemies "the misunderstood little boy next door," no matter how many times he drowns our kittens and sets our garage on fire, we will lose this battle.

You must know your enemy in order to defeat him. The idiot who throws red paint on your fur coat is a militant. The man who beheads you because you are a Jew or Christian is a terrorist. It's time we spoke the truth.


LeahGG said...

nono. if they're Muslims, we must be politically correct. Otherwise, they'll behead the journalist.

Jun said...

I love your blog

Isobel Phillips said...

Yes, they're terrorists. Actually they're murderers and cowards who hide behind their black masks (and their childre). However we must never say so because Obama wants to "reach out" to them. (Me too .. except in my case it would be to strangle them!)

And my verification word is "barskyt" .. comment on that if you dare :P

Alissa said...

Leah, yeah. Sometimes they behead the journalist anyway. Who started all this PC crap - that's a whole different form of extremism.

Jun, thank you sweetie :)

Iz, don't put all yer args in one barskyt. :)