At a time when all eyes are on London it might be instructive to view a slice of the Arab press this week.
Many of the leftest moonbats and appeasement monkeys would have you believe yesterdays strike in London is fueled by America’s foreign policies and Prime Minister Blair’s steadfast refusal to abandon America or President Bush.
But what truly fuels the terror in the streets and kills innocents by the thousands? The major portion of it comes from hate and an idealology of hate for anything in the West. The jihadist cut throats desire is to have every daughter in the West uneducated and circumsized. They want every Western symbol destroyed and reverted to somewhere in the 2nd century as was Afghanistan prior to the defeat of the Talaban. Victor Hanson nails it when he adds this.
Failed states in the Middle East — autocratic, statist, unfree, intolerant of women and other religions — blame the West for their self-inflicted miseries. Sometimes they are theocratic, like the late Taliban or the current Iranian mullahs. But more often they are dictatorial like the Syrians, Pakistanis, Saudis, or Egyptians, who all, in varying degrees and in lieu of reform, have come to accommodations with the terrorists to shift popular anguish onto the West and the Jews.
That is the Petri dish of Islamic fascism, an evil that will only disappear when the dictatorships that allow it or nourish it do as well. Whether the jihadists are in Iraq, the United States, or Europe, they all share a sick notion that someone else (the decadent Western oppressor and unbeliever) is responsible for their own poverty and backwardness rather than the fundamentalism, corruption, bias, and intolerance endemic to the Middle East.
One of the strongest jihadist cut throats allies is the Islamic Press. The Arabic Weekly Al-Ahram is a prime example. This week they have choosen to publish an account of an Al-Azhar approved 19th century biography of Prophet Mohamed. Nothing unusual in that, except, the author is a distant relative of President Bush.
Apparently the relationship to the current Bush isn’t in dispute but frankly I could care less. The only relevance a century old tome has today is Al-Azhar and Al-Ahram attempting to smear President Bush with a very wide and tenuous brush. No better example is this passage from the Al-Ahram article:
Islamic thinker Abdel-Rahman Abdallah El-Sheikh, who translated the text and provided the additional commentary, said, “the book is particularly interesting because it is part of the Library of Congress’s collection, and was written by a fifth generation great grandfather of [President] Bush; as such, it provides a clue of how the world’s ’emperor’ thinks.”
Someone tell me how that provides any “clue?” Is President Bush channeling his five times removed great grandfather?
Or is it another example of the Arabic press dredging up anything and everything to divert attention from the real problems in the Arab world?
I know where I lay my bets.
Cross posted On the Third Hand