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Somali pirates kidnap four Germans.
Somali pirates hijack a Greek ship and a Ukranian ship.
Somali pirates free Japanese tanker

There Ain’t No Stinkin’ Pirates

If you have any way to follow the news that is not “main stream media”, aka, “no news, but lots of opinion”, then you might find items like this:

US: 4 failed Somali pirate attacks in 24 hours; By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN, Associated Press Writer

MOGADISHU, Somalia – There have been four failed pirate attacks in the last 24 hours off the lawless Somali coast despite the presence of six American warships guarding a hijacked ship full of weapons, a U.S. navy spokeswoman said Saturday.

So the military, the media, and the US state department are talking about pirates. If we go back in history to the late 1700s and the Mediterranean we find the same talk. In those days they were called the Barbary pirates (off the Barbary coast, North Africa). Only those were not pirates either. Well, they were pirates, but they were involved in al-jihad fil-bahr, the holy war at sea. They were jihadists and that is what the Somalis are.

What is in a name? A pirate is a criminal with guns and a boat. A pirate has the same ideology as the Mafia, wealth by theft-easy money. But a jihadist on the sea has another motive-advancing Islam by hurting the kafirs and taking their money. It is Sunna-the way of Mohammed. The only difference is that Mohammed’s jihad involved camels, dust and swords, whereas, the oceanic jihadists use boats, water and guns. The result is the same-kafirs losing their lives and money.

What have we learned in the last 200 years? Not a thing. Why is it that a civilization that can send a man to the moon cannot learn a simple word-jihadist? There are two answers-we are not intelligent or we are too afraid to learn. The right answer is that we are too afraid. If we were to face the fact that there are no pirates off the Somali coast, but only jihad, we would be connecting the dots, seeing the pattern.

If the pirates are only jihadists, then the terrorists might only be jihadists. It might be Islam. Under no circumstances must we ever connect the dots. There “ain’t no Islam” that connects the dots. We insist that there is no connection between the attack on the World Trade Center and Sharia law being implemented in England. There is no connection between the videos showing the beheading of kafirs on the Web and Muslims at a university shouting down a lecturer about Islam. Under no circumstances must we connect anything to the deaths of 270 million kafirs over the last 1400 years. In 2007 there were 2324 attacks, 12,073 killed, and 24,292 injured in 39 countries-all by Muslims. Any connections? No, not a single connection. Ain’t no Islam connections.

We kafirs are all about never connecting the dots. If we don’t see any pattern to the violence around the world, then we will never see that we have a major problem. Oh, well, some Muslims cause a little trouble, but, hey, there are Christians who cause trouble also. No, move along, there is no problem here. There is no universal, eternal jihad. A thousand times no.

Of course, if there were actually a problem with systemic Islamic violence, we would learn about it in our schools. See, there is nothing bad about Islam in the school curriculum, so there is no problem. If there were a problem then our media would tell us. See, no problemo. Go back to sleep.

This essay has an ironic, sarcastic tone. Another choice of tone would be outrage at our stupidity, but since George Bush is the only American who can be called stupid, that option is closed.

Irony and sarcasm are an appropriate response to systemic we-never-learn, we don’t care; we don’t bother. We just try harder to never connect the dots.

How about them Pirates? Looks like they are going to have a great season.

Bill Warner


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2 Responses


    US Govt Orders Al-Shabaab Website Shut Down In Vancouver WA USA On The Same Day That 11 Americans Arrested in Somalia, Website Hosted by Dotster Co.

    Al Shabaab terrorists in Somalia have had a website spewing out their propaganda on a website hosted by Dotster Inc in Vancouver, Washington, USA since April of 2007.

    Al Shabaab is listed as a terrorist organization by US State Dept.

    Al Shabaab is an Islamic terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda that operates in southern Somalia and in Mogadishu. Recently Al-Shabaab made international headlines for a threat made against Barack Obama’s inauguration, see my prior post, Tuesday, January 20, 2009, U.S. Probes Potential Obama Inauguration Threat From Al-Shabaab Terror Group Who Run a Website out of Vancouver WA

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    Great piece, and an excellent and important site.

    We must never fear, resist or mock the precious and ever peaceful Islam. Who are we to say that raping 6 year-olds is immoral? Who are we to say that stoning gays and rape victims to death is evil? That is just their culture and it MUST be respected. Morality is all relative, we must remember that.
    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe wants
    all planets Islamic

    Earth is one of many
    in process of conversion

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe wants
    many Taliban planets

    stonings and beheadings
    billions served daily

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    allow Islamic conquest

    enjoy the dhimmi life
    of second class citizens

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    call yourself a policeman

    if you are afraid of thugs
    and refuse to put them down

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