Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Those Poor Wittle Terrorists and John McCain

In reading an article by Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily this morning, I was once again amazed at the sheer brazenness and/or denseness of radical Muslim terrorists and apologists. The following is a clip from that article:

TEL AVIV -- Fox News is controlled by Jews and Zionists, files "lying reports" from the Middle East and treats all Muslims as terrorists, the leader of a terror group that claims it represents the interests of al-Qaida in Gaza told WorldNetDaily in an interview today.

"Fox News is one more proof that all the media organizations in America are controlled by the Zionist lobby and the Jews. The journalistic policy of Fox is too pro-Israel. We are all terrorists in the eyes of Fox. It never tries to give an accurate image of what is happening on the ground. They show what is the opposite when it comes to Muslims," said Abu Mohammed, leader of the Palestine Army of Islam.

The Palestine Army of Islam is one of three terror groups that claimed responsibility in June for the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The group is a splinter of the Popular Resistance Committees, a coalition of terror organizations operating in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Abu Mohammed said although his group works with the Committees, it formed its own organization because the Committees was "not Muslim enough." He said his group is the closest Palestinian organization ideologically to al-Qaida.

The Committees itself is accused of orchestrating attacks along with groups affiliated with al-Qaida and has in the past carried out anti-American attacks. Israel says the Committees was responsible for the bombing of a U.S. convoy in Gaza in 2003 in which three American government contractors were killed.

After nearly two weeks of silence, an unknown Palestinian terror organization took credit today for kidnapping Fox News journalist Steve Centanni and his cameraman, Olaf Wiig.

The Holy Jihad Battalion says they have the two Fox News employees. Analysts are speculating the group is a front for al-Qaida.

The Holy Jihad released a statement to news agencies in which they demanded Muslim prisoners in U.S. jails be freed within three days in exchange for Centanni and Wiig. The group did not say what would happen if the deadline passed unanswered.

Breathtaking, isn't it? Those poor wittle misunderstood terrorists. How dare they get called terrorists when they kidnap journalists, blow airliners out of the sky, bomb restaurants, and murder 13-year-old children in caves? How can the West be so malign in its assessments?

May I suggest that these protests be greeted with hoots of derision as they deserve? Perhaps when they agree to act like civilized human beings rather than barbarians, they'll be treated with the respect they demand. They can begin by releasing Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. Immediately.

Secondly, John McCain is making news by rebuking the Bush Administration for supposedly not warning the country how tough the ongoing conflict would be, which I assume means both the war on terror and Iraq. I hate to disabuse the Senator, but I distinctly remember President Bush and others in the administration saying at the outset (including the State of the Union after 9-11) that this would be a tough, long slog that could well last years. I expect this kind of game playing from the radical left, but when it comes from supposedly conservative to moderate Republicans, it is especially irritating. Mr. McCain will do his presidential ambitions no good by this kind of self-serving pontificating.

1 comment:

Jonathan Moorhead said...

I agree 100%.