Monday, December 01, 2008

You Say Mumbai, I Say Bombay

Below is the latest guest-essay from the ever-popular Takuan Seiyo.

You say Mumbai, I say Bombay
by Takuan Seiyo

Be afraid; be very afraid. Not of the rabid jihadis, whether towelhead or the latest, clean-cut version. Those can be dealt with easily — in a healthy Western society, though far less so in India.

Be afraid of our ruling elite. The weasels in the legislature, the do-gooder one-worldists in the executive, the imperial imposers of their own justice in the judiciary, and the eunuch sophisticates who interpret it all for the rest of us plebs.

Take Dr. Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme and Carrington Chair in International Security, Chatham House. Take him, please.

Chatham House is “the home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs for over eight decades.” Dr. Cornish’s resume is no less impressive:

2002-2005 Director, Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London
1998-2002 Lecturer, University of Cambridge
1997-1998 Lecturer, Joint Staff College
1996-1997 Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
1993-1996 Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House
1991-1993 Arms Control Analyst, UK Foreign Office
1989-1991 PhD research, University of Cambridge
1983-1989 British Army Officer, Royal Tank Regiment

Now read how Dr. / Officer Cornish interprets the Mumbai massacre: The age of ‘celebrity terrorism’
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The words Islam, Muslim, jihad don’t appear even once in Dr. Cornish’s analysis. For him, jihad is a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Cornish mentions two school massacres in America, but not the much worse one committed in Beslan, by jihadis. He omits the commando-level military training these Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists received for a year, the expert planning, and the considerable resources. These were no teenagers who had played Grand Theft Auto too many times.

Luckily, less august media than the BBC still exist, with Cambridge PhD international security “experts” still not on staff. And so the alert reader still had a chance to get a glimpse of the truth without high-level dhimmi varnish: “Face of evil: Azam Amir Kasab, the only terrorist to be captured alive, has confessed to being a member of Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.”

In the West, it’s relatively easy to guard against the jihadis. All it takes is common sense, starting from recognizing Muslim immigrants’ fundamental incompatibility with the West, and the evil wrought to them and to us by bringing them to the West. But who will guard us from our guardians?

From intellectual eunuchs counseling purposefully blind politicians, to blunt-in-the-head “security experts” providing the cutting edge, Robert Spencer’s new book, Stealth Jihad, might as well be subtitled : How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Muslims’ Help, though the way it was issued it reads “Guns or Bombs” instead of “Muslims’ Help.”

The grand fool prize belongs, probably, to Great Britain’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith (beware of bearers of exotically-spelled names). After coordinated jihadi attacks on public targets in Glasgow (consummated) and London (foiled) in June 2007, Madam Home Secretary referred neither to the nationality nor the motivating religious creed, but called the perpetrators: “criminals, whose victims come from all walks of life, communities and religions.”

The arrested terrorists were Dr. Bilal Abdulla, Dr. Kafeel Ahmed, Dr. Mohammed Asha, Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, Dr. Mohamed Haneef, the wife of Dr. Asha, and two unnamed, and later released Saudi medical students at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Scotland. This does look like an eclectic group of multinational criminals with no discernible motive, religion or occupation, does it not? Particularly as a suicide note was found in the Abdulla / Ahmed flaming-missile car, and Abdulla was shouting ‘Allah’ as he was being arrested.

The see-no-evil syndrome is by no means a British specialty. Naveed Afzal Haq, the Pakistani-American who shot up the Jewish Federation of Seattle in July 2006, murdering two and wounding four while screaming “I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel” was not tried as a terrorist but as a murderer with “bipolar disorder.” The Left-Coast jury in Seattle could not make up its mind even about that.

Then there was Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, the Egyptian-American who in July 2002 murdered two people and wounded four others at Los Angeles International Airport El-Al Israeli Airlines terminal. In Terror & Denial, Daniel Pipes complained about the FBI’s refusal to classify this as terrorism, a mistake rectified nine months too late.

Pipes also iterates (ibid) the case of Rashid Baz, a Lebanese cab driver who drove around New York in March 1994, looking for Jews to kill. He fired at a van full of Hassidic boys, and killed one of them. The FBI classified this as “road rage.”

Ali Hasan Abu Kamal, Pipes continues, a Palestinian with radical Muslim affiliations, shot seven people on top of the Empire State building in February 1997, killing one. His suicide note accused the United States of using Israel as its “instrument” against the Palestinians, but city officials ignored this evidence and classified Abu Kamal as “one deranged individual working on his own.”

Can’t omit the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002. For weeks, John Allen Muhammad, a Black Muslim, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, were driving around Maryland and Virginia, shooting up whitey, with a brown immigrant for target practice now and then, resulting in ten kills and three critical injuries. For weeks, the authorities were looking for white supremacist killers, while the targeted murders of kuffar were going on.

Malvo would eventually admit that it was exactly what it had looked like: a color-coded jihad with the idea being to hit six whites a day for 30 days. But at Muhammad’s trial, the underlying motive for the killings was not “directly addressed.” Instead, some cockamamie theory was floated by the prosecution that Muhammad really intended to kill his ex-wife and that political ideology was implausible as a motive.

Wake up. When it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s not an unidentifiable fowl with bipolar disorder.


Darrin Hodges said...

He did actually mention the world "Jihad" once, but not within the context of the attacks he was talking about.

pvandeus said...

Very good article. One wonders how PEOTUS Obama will deal with terrorists. Will he be closer to Clinton or Bush? Probably he'll be more like Clinton and try to pretend it isn't happening. This is hard to do if an American city is attacked.

I think there is a feeling that somehow US cities are better prepared than Mumbai/Bombay. Let's hope Biden is wrong and this is not put to the test.

heroyalwhyness said...

I will send out this article and include hyperlinks to the original stories because too many people I speak to have been successfully blinded to the jihad behind each of the attacks listed.

via MEMRI:

In the Wake Of the Mumbai Attacks: India's Deputy Interior Minister: All Mumbai Attackers Came From Pakistan; Pakistani Leader: ''If India Attacks, Several Pakistans Will Be Created Within India''

Proud Infidel said...

The inability of many Westeners, especially the so called "elites" in media and government to call a Jihad a Jihad is our biggest weakness in the face of this threat. Even GW Bush, who should know better by now, still calls Islam a religion of peace in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Their refusal to acknowledge the Islamic component not only prevents a proper, focused response, it emboldens our Jihadi enemies who rightly conclude we are weak.

Sadly, with the age of The Obamessiah about to dawn in the US and the focus on the economy, it's unlikely anything will change unless there's another devastating terror attack in the US, and even then many elites will persist in their stupidity. I'm not optimistic about the future, my friends.

sheik yer'mami said...

Once or twice a week I have coffee with a diehard moonbat who just won't get it, in spite of the overwhelming evidence. He is still doing body-counts, blames GWB, and always manages to teach me another thing or two about how twisted and how totalitarian the far left really is. Today he showed me a picture of a bunch of Talibs, a ragtag bunch of illiterate f*kcwits, and tried to tell me that we have nothing to fear from them with all our modern weaponry, that we are so far advanced and that they have justified grievances because we are bombing them from 35000 ft and we kill 'innocents' etc etc.

What this moonbat doesn't get, is that the primitives are no different from the educated Musims in that they both wish to spread the barbarity of Islam across the world and that they're willing to kill and die for the cause.

I think most nihilistic Westerners are unable make that mental transition and lack the fantasy to grasp the enormity of the threat we face.

Arius said...

There is one big difference between how Bush vs Obama will respond to another major jihadist attack in the US: Obama and his lap dogs will use the attack to implement their progressive (national socialist) agenda and to increase the strength of their inner city cadres. The attack will strengthen them. They unconsciously look forward to the attack.

Gort said...

I second Arius. Didn't Rahm Emmanuel recently state that (to paraphrase) "No good crisis should go unused." I think we will be seeing some very inventive administering in the near future.

thll said...

Our elites refuse to define the problem. What's in it for them?

Homophobic Horse said...

"Our elites refuse to define the problem. What's in it for them?"

1. Cultural Marxist intellectual corruption

1a. Believing one should re-engineer the whole world

2. Securing geopolitical objectives as a result of the above.

Stunning quote: Canadian NGO cluckwit says: "The constant image of Afghans being natural warriors is wrong. Warriors are created. If you want a different kind of society, you have to create it."

Good luck changing Pushtun tradition. And good luck socially engineering the world.

Anonymous said...


Very good article. One wonders how PEOTUS Obama will deal with terrorists. Will he be closer to Clinton or Bush? Probably he'll be more like Clinton and try to pretend it isn't happening. This is hard to do if an American city is attacked.

I'll make a prediction. Obama will send the US armed forces to invade (Christian) Armenia on behalf of Azerbaijan - a key US Muslim ally.

Zenster said...

thll: Our elites refuse to define the problem. What's in it for them?

Not having to take a position which will either reveal them as abject cowards or utterly incompetent strategists whose social engineering fantasies cannot withstand even a glimmer of disinfecting daylight.

Trifkovic's words assume ever greater lucidity as this obscene charade continues:

The elite class has every intention of continuing to "fight" the war on terrorism without naming the enemy, without revealing his beliefs, without unmasking his intentions, without offending his accomplices, without expelling his fifth columnists, and without ever daring to win. Their crime can and must be stopped. The founders of the United States overthrew the colonial government for offenses far lighter than those of which the traitor class is guilty. [emphasis added]

Jihad could be crippled in a few short weeks. Targeted assassinations of Islam's top 100 to 1,000 most influential clerics, financiers, leaders and scholars would collapse an irreplaceable network of capital, methods and indoctrination techniques that would take YEARS to reconstruct. The power vacuum created would suck in far less capable apparatchiks and cause jihad to be misled in almost every respect.

Instead, our political elites - who have no qualms about sending the flower of our youth to die on foreign shores - nonetheless become rather squeamish at the possibility of themselves becoming targets as a result of such a campaign.

Perish the effing thought that they might have to die for their country.

Afonso Henriques said...

"I'll make a prediction. Obama will send the US armed forces to invade (Christian) Armenia on behalf of Azerbaijan - a key US Muslim ally."

Ah ah! (ha ha if you prefer)

If you (Americans) do that, you better antecipate the move and nuke Moscow, St. Petresburg and Nizhny Novgorod...