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Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:37 PM

 

How to Answer the Paris Terror Attack By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

After the horrific massacre Wednesday at the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, perhaps the West will finally put away its legion of useless tropes trying to deny the relationship between violence and radical Islam.

This was not an attack by a mentally deranged, lone-wolf gunman. This was not an "un-Islamic" attack by a bunch of thugs--the perpetrators could be heard shouting that they were avenging the Prophet Muhammad. Nor was it spontaneous. It was planned to inflict maximum damage, during a staff meeting, with automatic weapons and a getaway plan. It was designed to sow terror, and in that it has worked.

The West is duly terrified. But it should not be surprised.

If there is a lesson to be drawn from such a grisly episode, it is that what we believe about Islam truly doesn't matter. This type of violence, jihad, is what they, the Islamists, believe.

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There can only be one answer to this hideous act of jihad against the staff of Charlie Hebdo. It is the obligation of the Western media and Western leaders, religious and lay, to protect the most basic rights of freedom of expression, whether in satire on any other form. The West must not appease, it must not be silenced. We must send a united message to the terrorists: Your violence cannot destroy our soul.

http://aina.org/news/20150108000006.htm




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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:39 PM

1. Very intelligent article....from someone who knows.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 07:26 AM

2. No one ?

 

not even a "sympathy post" ?

I thought it was a good article.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 07:32 AM

3. LOOK AT MEEEE!!!!





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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 07:42 AM

4. After several of your Islamophobic hides and time outs

I think most DUers ignore you

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 07:46 AM

5. That hurts.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 07:49 AM

6. The number of people in thrall to philosophies dreamed up by bronze age goatherds is staggering

A lot of us in the West dare not look too hard at the Islamists lest we see our own reflections staring back at us.

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