Friday, January 9, 2015

An Act of War

Wednesday latest terror attack in Paris, where masked gunmen murdered 12 cartoonists, writers, and staff at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, marks the latest attack on Western culture. Charlie Hebdo joins the growing list of attacks on normal life by Islamic extremists who have no sense of humor or regard for life.

  • 132 school children killed by the Taliban at the Army Public School in Peshwar, Pakistan in December. Innocent children attending school.
  • 37 people killed by an al Qaeda suicide-bomber in Yemen at the same time as the Charlie Hebdo massacre on Wednesday.
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba's four-day attack in Mumbai in 2008.
  • ISIS' charge through Iraq, Syria, and approach on Lebannon, leaving a wake of chaos and terror.
  • al-Shabaab's 2013 attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.
  • Boko Haram's kidnapping of 276 girls that continues today, out of control kidnappings.
These are Islamic extremists acts of war.

An extreme label? Yes, but these people are extremists. Islamic extremists. I'm just calling it what it is, and how these terrorists view these acts against humanity. War against Western values, culture, and freedom of speech and press. When will the West recognize this and take action stronger than signing a condolence book?

Islam is not a religion of hate, killing, and war in the name of the prophet Muhammad. Most people recognize that. Whether you are Islam, Christian, atheist, Jew, Buddhist, we are all in this together. We may not be afraid, but we do not have to live with terror. Action by a world leader must be taken soon to restore peace and sanity to this terrorized world.


The Pope said...

A bit one-sided right? How about a story on Christian extremism? I think if you count the score down the ages, the Christians will be way ahead on the bodycount! Religious superstition of all flavors has a lot to answer for. My god's better than your god!

Far from condoning this atrocity, let's look at the root cause.

Back to Fox News....

Christianna said...

Wall Street Journal actually, but close enough...