Posted by madjillmom on December 10, 2015
As we view the carnage and reporting from the “Official San Bernardino Terrorist Attack”, I am really struck by the story of the woman at the heart of the matter. For reasons we can’t understand, this young woman choose to leave her six-month old child behind and wage jihad against innocents. Why would a woman do this? What was so bad about her life that she thought it was even remotely reasonable to give birth, a life-changing experience, and then abandon that child to enroll in a Holy War? Was it in any way a reasonable thing to do? Certainly not by our standards. We can’t even imagine such a call to arms. Why not?
Because we have not been taught to hate like these people have been taught to hate. Simply put, they hate us and Jews more than they love their own children. Their children’s cartoons are filled with outright Jew hatred. Their young children are taught to hate Jews and the Great Satan, America. They playact at killing us with real guns. They are fed a steady diet of lies and half-truths to stoke their hatred. Even then, I still can’t fathom what Tashfeen Malik did a week ago. They do not think like us.
Islam wasn’t on my radar prior to 9/11. Even then, I sorta believed the “most Muslims are peaceful and moderate”. (See this article, hat tip Instapundit) But as years pass, I no longer believe that even most Muslims are peaceful. What I now believe is that most Muslims harbor a lot of hate, starting with the Jews. Even the only Muslim I know rants about the Jews. Is that OK? Will our little milquetoast Muslim one day expand his hate to Christians while being fed the notion that America, his home of choice, hates him?
I do not remember any case where my parents told me that I was supposed to hate someone, based on their religion, or skin color, or station in life. This is not to say I am without prejudice. I have my own, based on my own knowledge and concerns. I would never strap on a gun and go kill those I have concerns about. If I did, I might just head for a nearby Mosque.
I feel we are in a Holy War. It is Islam against all other religions. Am I wrong?