Floundering For Explanations

As usual, Melanie Phillips gets it right:

The atrocities in Mumbai have left reporters and commentators floundering for explanations. Why India? Was this a local terrorist group or al Qaeda? Why single out Americans and Brits if they also targeted Indians in the railway station? Why attack some obscure Jewish organisation? And so on. They are floundering because they still just don’t get it. The atrocities demonstrated with crystal clarity what the Islamist war is all about – and the western commentariat didn’t understand because it simply refuses to acknowledge, even now, what that war actually is. It does not arise from particular grievances. It is not rooted in ‘despair’ over Palestine. It is not a reaction to the war in Iraq. It is a war waged in the name of Islam against America, Britain, Hindus, Jews and all who refuse to submit to Islamic conquest…

As does Mark Steyn:

…we’re in danger of missing the forest for the trees. The forest is the ideology. It’s the ideology that determines whether you can find enough young hotshot guys in the neighborhood willing to strap on a suicide belt or (rather more promising as a long-term career) at least grab an AK-47 and shoot up a hotel lobby. Or, if active terrorists are a bit thin on the ground, whether you can count at least on some degree of broader support on the ground. You’re sitting in some distant foreign capital but you’re of a mind to pull off a Mumbai-style operation in, say, Amsterdam or Manchester or Toronto. Where would you start? Easy. You know the radical mosques, and the other ideological front organizations. You’ve already made landfall.

It’s missing the point to get into debates about whether this is the “Deccan Mujahideen” or the ISI or al-Qaida or Lashkar-e-Taiba. That’s a reductive argument. It could be all or none of them. The ideology has been so successfully seeded around the world that nobody needs a memo from corporate HQ to act: There are so many of these subgroups and individuals that they intersect across the planet in a million different ways. It’s not the Cold War, with a small network of deep sleepers being directly controlled by Moscow. There are no membership cards, only an ideology. That’s what has radicalized hitherto moderate Muslim communities from Indonesia to the central Asian ‘stans to Yorkshire, and co-opted what started out as more or less conventional nationalist struggles in the Caucasus and the Balkans into mere tentacles of the global jihad.

Many of us, including the incoming Obama administration, look at this as a law-enforcement matter. Mumbai is a crime scene, so let’s surround the perimeter with yellow police tape, send in the forensics squad, and then wait for the D.A. to file charges.

There was a photograph that appeared in many of the British papers, taken by a Reuters man and captioned by the news agency as follows: “A suspected gunman walks outside the premises of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or Victoria Terminus railway station.” The photo of the “suspected gunman” showed a man holding a gun. We don’t know much about him – he might be Muslim or Episcopalian, he might be an impoverished uneducated victim of Western colonialist economic oppression or a former vice-president of Lehman Brothers embarking on an exciting midlife career change – but one thing we ought to be able to say for certain is that a man pointing a gun is not a “suspected gunman” but a gunman. “This kind of silly political correctness infects reporters and news services worldwide,” wrote John Hinderaker of Powerline. “They think they’re being scrupulous – the man hasn’t been convicted of being a gunman yet! – when, in fact, they’re just being foolish. But the irrational conviction that nothing can be known unless it has been determined by a court and jury isn’t just silly, it’s dangerous.”

Just so. This isn’t law enforcement but an ideological assault – and we’re fighting the symptoms not the cause. Islamic imperialists want an Islamic society, not just in Palestine and Kashmir but in the Netherlands and Britain, too. Their chances of getting it will be determined by the ideology’s advance among the general Muslim population, and the general Muslim population’s demographic advance among everybody else.

So Bush is history, and we have a new president who promises to heal the planet, and yet the jihadists don’t seem to have got the Obama message that there are no enemies, just friends we haven’t yet held talks without preconditions with. This isn’t about repudiating the Bush years, or withdrawing from Iraq, or even liquidating Israel. It’s bigger than that. And if you don’t have a strategy for beating back the ideology, you’ll lose.

Whoops, my apologies. I mean “suspected ideology.”

Buy Cost Low Viagra
Pharmacy Silagra Generic Viagra Cumwithuscom
Heather Viagra Grow
Cialis Free Shipping
Cialis Attorney
Buy Cialis Cheapest Tadalafil Tadalafil Table
Viagra Used For Lung Disease
Cialis Buy
Buy Cialis Re
Dominican Viagra
Make Viagra
Cialis Lawyer Ohio
Viagra And Grapefruit
Viagra Alterna
Compare Prices Viagra
Medical Journals Pulmonary Hypertension Viagra
Buy Impotence Impotency Online Viagra Viagra
Viagra Commercial
Cheapest Viagra And Regalis
Generic Cialis 20×20
Delaware Caverta Generic Viagra Veega
John Hargrave Viagra
Viagra And Roids
Cheap Pharmaceutical Viagra
Generic Order Viagra
Natural Viagra Natural Male Enhancement
Viagra Advertisement In Newspaper
Online Shop Viagra
Cialis And Pregnancy
Buy Cialis In South Africa Online
Viagra Cartoons
Find Viagra Free Sites Online Computer
Nascar Driver Viagra Appeared
Sophia Viagra
Is Cialis Methodone
Buy Viagra Online
Get Viagra On Internet
Cheap Viagra In Uk
Effects Viagra Women
Viagra Clearance
Is He Taking Viagra
Back Generic Guarantee Money Viagra
Womans Answer To Viagra
Condom Viagra
Vaniqa Cialis Cialis
Which Is Best Viagra Livetra Cialis
Viagra Fir Women
Men Taking Cialis And Ambien
Referers Top Viagra
Bio Viagra
Cialis Howard Lahti Loading
Viagra Used By Women
Viagra Duration Of Action
Viagra Smiling Bob T Shirts
Uprima Cialis Viagra
Low Cost Generic Viagra
Viagra Poems
Viagra De Fines Herbes
Overnight Viagra
Viagra Canadaian Prices
Viagra Kaufen
Viagra Prescription
Viagra Alternative Research
Avoid Counterfeit Viagra
Viagra What Goes Up
Viagra And Buy
Viagra For Women 2005
Cialis Levitra Viagra Cost Comparisons
Viagra Prescription For Woman
Cialis Effect
Viagra Alternative Cobra
Viagra On Line
Next Day Viagra Delivery
Vega Viagra
2006 Cialis Comment Order Post
Viagra Grapefruit Interaction
200 Mg Viagra
Viagra Penis Pump
Viagra Etc
Hypertension Viagra
Natural Substitute For Viagra
Viagra Medication Prescription Levitra Cialis Propecia
5citrate Generic Sildenafil Viagra
Cialis Buy Cialis Online Order Cialis
New York Kamagra About Viagra
Viagra Penis Enlargers
Discount Viagra Pills
Viagra Under The Tongue
Order Status Viagra
Viagra Other Use
Pfizer Drugs Viagra
Online Prescription Soma Viagra Zoloft
Side Affects Of Cialis
Healthy Loss Viagra Weight 20
What Is Better Viagra Or Levitra
Viagra Joke Download
Canada By Cialis Online
Illegal Viagra
Viagra In Valentains Day
Cialis Allergic
Cialis Generica Online Shop
Ski Silverton Viagra
Recommended Dosage Of Viagra
Citrate Generic Name Sildenafil Viagra
Viagra Hotel Hookers
Lisinopril Viagra Interaction
Online Cialis Sale
Buy Viagra Low Cost
Compare Price Viagra
Viagra Us Drugs Stors
Cialis No Prescription
Viagra Soft Tabs Usps
Viagra Uk Supplier
Discount On Cialis
Viagra Composition
Jamie Reidy Viagra
Buy Sublingual Viagra Online
Female Viagra Alternative
Non-formulary Health Net Viagra
Regali Cialis
Cialis Purchase
Frost Ivax Viagra
Free Viagra Samples Before Buying
Cialis Complaints
Viagra Info
Nbc Viagra
Dj Vadim Viagra
Cialis Drug Test
Viagra Stopped Working
Viagra Softabs
Atenolol Viagra
Achat Cialis
Ordering Cialis Online
Viagra History
Edinburgh Search News Find Viagra Soft
Viagra Substitute Unsecured Loan
Que Sabes Del Viagra
Side Affects Of Viagra
Generic Viagra Listings
Recreational Cialis
Cialis Generika
Enhance Effects Of Viagra Cialis
Ciscount Viagra
Viagra Commercial Download
Robin Williams On Viagra
Viagra Joke
Can Viagra Maintain Erection After Ejaculation
Free Price Viagra
Chalis Vs Viagra
Viagra Opinions
Viagra Free Sites Find Computer Shop
Viagra Overnight Cheap
Reegalis Cialis
Free Viagra In The Uk
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors Viagra
Viagra Cap Hat Shirt
Calis Cialis
Viagra Free Gratis
Side Effects For Cialis
Cialis Faq
Price Comparaison Cialis
An Effective Natural Alternative To Viagra
Lowest Cialis
Discount Viagra Generic
Buying Fake Viagra
Cheap Viagra Kamagra
Viagra Story
Generic Shop Viagra
Transsexual Viagra
Viagra And Money Order
Day Delivery From Same Usa Viagra
Befor After Viagra
Eye Problems Viagra
Emile Erectile Dysfunction Viagra Caused
Taladafil Generic Cialis Pills
Free Sample Of Viagra Pill
Male Enhansement Viagra
Viagra Yan Etkiler
Viagra’s Ad Campaign With Smiling Bob
Cons Of Cialis
Cialis Canadian Generic
Viagra Florida Delivery
Viagra Cialis Heart Problems
Boots Manchester Viagra
Viagra Free Sites Computer Find Edinburgh
Viagra Purchase
Natural Alternative To Cialis
Pharmacy Portland Oregon Viagra
Lowest Prices Viagra
Cialis Liver Disease
Confidential Online Prescription Viagra
Cialis Migraine
Cialis Comparison Diflucan Viagra
Viagra Model
Cheap Viagra Uk
Buy Cheap Online Viagra
Viagra Dosis
Free Viagra Without A Prescription
Buy Viagra 1
Cialis And Ace Inhibitors
Pregnancy From Viagra
Viagra Blue Haze
Medical Journals Viagra
Get Viagra Over The Counter
Viagra Suppositories Side Effects
Viagra Work For Women
Viagra And Other Ed Drugs
Can Viagra Causes Legs To Ache
Female Viagra Review
Online Pharmacy Generic Cialis
Cialis Leg Pain
Female Viagra
What Does Viagra Look Like
Generic Viagrageneric Viagra
Prescription Viagra Online
Purchase Viagra Online
Viagra Drug Interaction
Vaquerax Dietary Supplements Viagra Replacements
Viagra Us Man Health
Cialis Uk Suppliers
Generic Medication Cialis
Viagra And Lung Conditions In Dogs
Cialis Shoulder Pain
Viagra Cheap Not Genaric
Narcissist And Viagra
Rx Corp Cialis
Cheap Viagra Cialis India
Viagra Memphis Tn
Cialis Picture
Viagra Bomb
Viagra Duration Time
Intravenous Viagra
Viagra Wwe
Porn Stars And Viagra
Buy Pharmaceutical Viagra
Drug Manufacturers Buy Softtabs Viagra
Side Effets Of Viagra
Discount Generic Viagra Soft Tabs
Viagra Comercial Actress
Compare Price For Viagra
Viagra Clones
Viagra Ups Delivery
Viagra Fast Shipping
Viagra Brazil
Cialis And Viagra
Insurance Coverage Viagra Health
Viagra Scrub Hat
Viagra And Flying
Viagra Without Prescription Canada
Buy Cialis By Mail
Edinburgh Uk Viagra Search Computer Find
Heart Attacks And Viagra
Discount Viagra Viagra
Order Order Viagra
Viagra Overnight Delivery
Cialis User Forum
Viagra Usage Women
Cialis Internet Online Pharmacy Prescription Soma
Viagra’s Ad Campaign
Cialis Levitra Pharmacy Viagra
Cialis Cialis Generic Viagra
Where Can I Buy Viagra On
Viagra Causes Blindness
Viagra Viagra Cartoons Online Drugstore
Viagra In The Water
Fake Generic Viagra
Cialis Muscle Pain
Tramadol Valtrex Renova Cialis
Danger Viagra
Cialis Online Free Sample
Cialis Spinal Cord Injury
Good Viagra Sites
Pharmaceuticals Viagra
Viagra And Cialis Compared
Comprar Cialis Online
Low Dose Of Viagra
Cheapest Online Viagra
Best Value Cialis
Cialis S
Whatis Cialis
Viagra Cialis Levitra Compared
Cialis Impotence Drug Canada Cialis Line
Edinburgh Viagra Find Pages Sites Search
Coreg Cialis
R Cialis Hort Net
Viagra Sample
Viagra Cost Uk
Discount Cialis
Vaginal Viagra Suppositories Side Effects
Viagra Helps Anxiety
Citalopram Viagra
Silagra Weight Loss Penegra Cialis Cumwithuscom
Gel Viagra
Purchase Cialis A Drug
Best Price Viagra
100 Mg Viagra
English Natural Viagra
Cialis Ed Drug
Does Viagra Make Ur Cock Bigger

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
%d bloggers like this: