When “Peace” Means Capitulation to Islam

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What inspired al-Qaeda to attack the United States, according to one of the terrorists, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), who helped plan 9/11?

The American psychologist, James E. Mitchell, who crafted the interrogation program that helped stop terrorist attacks and saved countless lives after 9/11, just published a book, Enhanced Interrogation.

In it, KSM is quoted as saying that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as it had to the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut — the United States “turned tail and ran.” In the end, KSM told Mitchell:

“We will win because Americans don’t realize… we do not need to defeat you militarily; we only need to fight long enough for you to defeat yourself by quitting. … Eventually, America will expose her neck for us to slaughter.”

That is exactly why Islamists are trying to hit the West’s soft underbelly: the office of the magazine, Charlie Hebdo, restaurants and theaters in Paris, a café in Copenhagen, a promenade in Nice, a church in Normandy and a Christmas market in Berlin. Islamists perfectly understand that the West’s most exposed flank is its home front. The same lifestyle that we defend by words is the main obstacle to the initiative of the defense against Islamists. Islamists have told us in every way, “we love death more than life”, while we in the West love the expectation of life more than life itself.

Anyone who has listened to statements of Osama bin Laden and ISIS’s Abu Bakr al Baghdadi knows that they showed a deep understanding of Europe’s situation by offering “a truce” to any country that would distance itself from the war on terror — or in other words, surrender. Through terror attacks, many jihadists are already proving able to decide the fate of many governments.

Compare what happened in two different countries after the 9/11 attacks.

November 2001: Within two months after the terror attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, the U.S. overthrew the Taliban in Afghanistan.

March 2004: Within a month after the terror attacks in Madrid, the Spanish public toppled its conservative government, elected a Socialist one and abandoned the Western military coalition in Iraq. A few days after taking office, Zapatero’s Socialist government withdrew the 1,300 Spanish troops that were deployed to Iraq by the previous conservative government of José Maria Aznar. As James Phillips at the Heritage Foundation explained:

“This Spanish retreat will be perceived as a huge political triumph for Al Qaeda and like-minded Islamic radicals — probably their most important achievement since September 11, 2001.”

In an interview with Time magazine a few months after Iraq’s withdrawal, Zapatero declared that “sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.” He then promoted the “Alliance of Civilizations,” an initiative calling on the West to negotiate a truce with Islamic terrorists.

The Spanish result was understood in al-Qaeda circles as a monumental victory, and prompted the Islamists’ networks to invest in seeking to influence the outcome of elections elsewhere in the West.

The public relations department of al-Qaeda and ISIS have learned how to talk in a language the soft West can understand.

After Spain, jihadists have been able to determine the fate of another election, in France: President François Hollande, in fact, just announced that he will not stand for re-election in 2017. His presidency was mortally defeated by a campaign of multiple terror attacks that demoralized Hollande’s government and destroyed his political credibility. ISIS’s henchmen butchered 90 people at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. What did the French government do to avenge them and to destroy the Islamists responsible for that carnage? Absolutely nothing — or Raqqa would have been dust.

In December 2016, a new Islamist terror attack may have ordained the future of another European political leader: Angela Merkel. But beyond Merkel’s electoral chances, jihad had already destined the course of Europe’s most important nation when its Chancellor, after 12 people were murdered at a Christmas market in Berlin, said that Germany “is stronger than terrorism.” Merkel refused, however, to show how Germans are stronger than Islamists, such as through changing their policy on migration and multiculturalism. The day after an Islamist killed Westerners at a Christmas market in Berlin, no German military flight took off to bomb ISIS.

ISIS’s henchmen butchered 90 people at the Bataclan Theater. What did the French government do to avenge them and to destroy the Islamists responsible? Absolutely nothing. The day after an Islamist killed Westerners at a Christmas market in Berlin, no German military flight took off to bomb ISIS. Pictured above: French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chat during a “unity march” of world leaders held in Paris on January 11, 2015, days after Islamist terrorists murdered 17 people in the Paris area. (Image source: AFP video screenshot)

“Many Westerners have accepted the normality of the most sordid attacks,” said the Canadian philosopher, Mathieu Bock-Côté. “We have internalized the presence in our lives of the Islamist violence. We do not know what this war against radical Islam would mean.”

The fate of another European country, Denmark, was decided by Islamists in 2005, when Danish appeasement and impotence dominated the cartoon crisis.

Beyond the electoral map, jihad is already changing the face of Europe’s soft underbelly in different ways: freedom of expression is retreating everywhere from Berlin to Amsterdam, Islamic veils are proliferating, sharia courts work at full speed in many EU capitals, and Jewish communities are fleeing. Muslim reformers are silenced, the assimilation of Muslims is failing, and the Western intelligentsia is already signing letters of capitulation. The latest have been such as the fraudulent resolution at the UN, and UNESCO declaring Jewish holy sites and even the Old City of Jerusalem — the heart of Judaism for nearly 4,000 years and the seat of Christianity for 2000 years — Islamic, despite Islam not even existing historically until in the seventh century, hundreds of years later.

The next “peace conference” in Paris, on January 15, is where 70 nations will probably agree to another UN Security Council vote to establish a Palestinian State, presumably (according to UNSC Resolution 2334) with the Old City of Jerusalem, the heart of the Jewish people and sacred to the Christian people, as its capital. It is another terrible sign of the West’s soft capitulation to terror. It is also reminiscent of another “peace conference,” in 1938, when in Munich the Western democracies bowed to Hitler and the Czechoslovak state was mutilated and deprived of defensible borders. Six months later, abandoned by its French and British allies, and bullied by the Nazis, Czechoslovakia was overrun by Germany. Like Israel today, the Czechs in the 1930s were accused of being “disturbers of the peace”. “Peace,” as in the inversions of George Orwell, sometimes means capitulation to Islam.

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

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9 comments on “When “Peace” Means Capitulation to Islam
  1. This would not be happening if so called leaders of the free world truly did not want it to happen.

    The question then is why are allowing it?

    Answer: It is a crises being prmoted and used by those who wish to obliterate the boarders of Nation States to establish their long dreamed World Government regardless of the cost in human suffering and death because the end no-matter how horrific justifies the means.

    Until mankind accepts love, truth, empathy, understanding, kindness, forgiveness, helping others, and seek to do the right and honorable thing….nothing will change.

    Daniel http://www.knowingforyourself.com

  2. BIG QUESTION HERE——–WHEN HAVE WE EVER SEEN PEACE WITH THESE MUSLIMS—-NEVER PEOPLE , NOT IN RECORDED HISTORY GOING WAY BACK.!!! SO STOP BRAINWASHING YOUR SELVES AND FACE REALITY ——THEY WOULD RATHER CUT OFF YOUR HEAD THEN EVEN TALK TO YOU.!!!!!! COME ON GET REAL.!!! YOU NUMBSKULLS

  3. France, Germany and other W. EU countries will soon fall under Islam. The reason Germany and France didn’t avenge the attacks is because they have already been conquered and EU leaders (who are pushing for a caliphate) allowed it without any retailiation. Stupid Euro folks…dumb as bricks.

  4. what is ongoing in the EEU is a disgrace but they brought it upon themselves.
    I don’t give a damn what these radicals, what these muslims believe about the USA either.
    I would simply tell them the fact that there are more than 300 million firearms out here and people that are not under any rules of engagement, are not enrolled in any organized militias and will defend themselves.
    I even believe they know all about this and their paid internet trolls simply spew their crap in an an attempt to have an American “initiate” contact.
    We know better.

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  6. Do any of you out there in La La Land have any idea of why America deserves this Muslim Retribution? It all started in 1953 when American agents helped destroy Iran’s political foundations and help install that sick Tyrant, The Shaw of Iran for reasons that are only now coming to light.

    It was in support of corporatism two of which were the oil industry and the financial industries because the then president of Iran did not want to play their game.

    America’s meddling in the Middle East has brought this out. Our leaders whacked a Hornets nest and then ran and hid behind that old stand by “Plausible Deniability”, leaving the American people to pay the price as the Jihadist take aim at who they believe are the true aggressors in the world.

    There is that old saying that needs to be brought to the fore once again, and it is this:
    WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND !!!

    We cannot not address this coming confrontation whether is appears righteous in the eyes of Muslims or not. They believe they are at war, thus we cannot afford to pretend that we are not also at war with them. At this point “Good Intentions” will not be enough as they flood into America by the thousands as supposed immigrants.

    If America does not wake up soon and learn what fighting fire with fire means, then we will go down.
    CAPICHE ?

  7. Our strongest ally in the middle east (Israel) will soon be thrown to the dogs. The Quran teaches that all nonbelievers should be killed. If you are not Muslim, you are a non believer. Don’t you get it, you are doomed as long as Islam exists. There will never be peace in the world until there is no Islam. That is reality. You cannot run nor hide from it. Until we change our way of life and begin to get America great and strong again, we are doomed too!

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