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After the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Obama asked, “Why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence?”

In Obama’s speech, the willingness of the Tsarnaev brothers to kill the people of the country they had grown up in is a paradox. But it isn’t a paradox; it’s the point.

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carried out the marathon massacre not because they were on the outside, but because they were on the inside. Islamic terrorism was their way of expressing their American identity. When they detonated bombs at the Boston Marathon, they weren’t doing it as Chechen Muslims, but as American Muslims.

There is a reason why second and third generation Muslims are more likely to turn terrorist than their immigrant parents. It is because they have become American, British, Canadian and Australian part of the way. They have gone deep enough to begin making a claim on the country. The Western Islamist seeks to align his internal Islamic identity and his external national identity by unifying them through Islamization.

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were not fighting for Chechnya at the Boston Marathon. They were fighting against the American infidels who were barring the way to an Islamic America.

from my article Islam’s World War Came to Boston


The new soft power strategy was big picture. It had nothing to offer the Americans fighting and dying while waiting for help to arrive.

Al Qaeda understood soft power as a weakness. Unlike the decrepit Clinton policy wonks, it was not impressed by the old strategy of refusing to engage while hiding behind the drones that were standing in for Bill Clinton’s favorite terrorist-fighting cruise missiles. It understood that limited engagement was not some bright and new philosophy, but an unwillingness to take casualties and inflict collateral damage.

“We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people,” Obama announced in the Rose Garden and the terrorists laughed. They laughed because they had support from within the Libyan government. They laughed because the Libyan government had obstructed the arrival of rescue teams and denied the use of armed drones over Libyan airspace.

What sounded like a reasonable statement to an American audience was actually an admission that Obama would not act unilaterally to go after the killers.

from my article When America Is Weak, Its Enemies Attack


Basri should have received the death penalty for the murder of 3 Christian schoolgirls. Basri said he and two others killed the girls and took their heads to the group’s headquarters as a “gift” to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Basri claimed he was sorry “not just from my mouth but from deep in my heart.” But he nevertheless joked and laughed as he described how it took two swipes of his machete to lop the head off one of the girls.

Hasanuddin allegedly returned from a visit to members of Philippines Islamist group the Moro Islamic Liberation Front with tales of how that organisation regularly staged bombings to coincide with Lebaran, the festival that ends the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

However, after further discussion with friends, he decided that beheading Christians could qualify as an act of Muslim charity.

Indonesia Frees Muslim Terrorist Who Beheaded 3 Christian Girls as “Ramadan Present”


What do George Zimmerman and Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have in common? They’re both inconvenient minorities. Liberals assumed that Zimmerman was a white man who shot a black man based on his last name. His actual appearance and background were racially inconvenient.

Joan Walsh insists that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are white because they are from the Caucasus. But then again Aryans are from India. That leaves us no choice but to conclude that India is white. If we get really vague about boundaries, we can also include much of Asia and Iran. That whitens most of the human race which now consists of White-Chinese, White-Iranians and White-Indians.

Now it’s on to Africa. If white people originated from Africa, then by Joan Walsh’s infallible Caucasian logic, retroactively, the region must be white.

And now we’ve solved the great racial problem of the world. There are no more races. Only White-Africans, White-Asians and White-Europeans. Everyone is white now and everyone is privileged and everyone is racist.

White Hispanic is Old, White Chechen is New


To quote Obama at various times, it would be a “grave mistake”, would not be tolerated and “That would change my calculus.  That would change my equation.” All that sounds properly butch, but in true Obama fashion is also vague enough to mean nothing.  The red line is the line at which Obama’s calculus equation changes into a grave intolerable mistake or something.

The only absolutely compelling reason for intervention would be the sense that the Syrian rebels are about to lose for good. Panic at the possibility that Gaddafi would win is what compelled Sarkozy, Cameron and Obama to jump into the Libyan War. For now the Syrian rebels are nowhere near defeat.

Syria May Have Used Chemical Weapons and It Doesn’t Matter


Before the day is out, you’ll be hearing about the Muslim woman who was supposedly punched on the shoulder by a man in dark glasses who yelled something at her. And you’ll hear more about the Bangladeshi man who was beaten up by some Latino men angry about the massacre. These incidents and others, some real and some made up, will be rolled into the backlash narrative that has become the main concern after any act of Muslim terror

The Buddhist community in Burma, victimized by Muslim violence, has been holding up protest signs reading, “The world is not only for Muslims.”

That Buddhist message is something that Muslims ought to take to heart. The idea that Muslims are the center of the world is the privilege behind acts of terror like the Marathon Massacre.

When Muslims brandish signs reading, “Islam will dominate the world” or when they rush in to claim victimization right after a massacre, they are displaying the Muslim Privilege that is at the heart of their violence.

Muslims are not the only people in the world. They are not only people who matter. It’s not just their pain that counts. The pain of their victims counts too.

Muslim Privilege: Muslims Are the Real Victims of Marathon Massacre



Illegal Immigration is a Civil Right, says Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder does not believe that parents educating their own children counts as a civil right. He does however believe that illegal immigration is a civil right. The only question is when murder and rape will also be declared civil rights. After all they are outcomes of the hallowed civil right of illegal immigration, which means that they must be civil rights too.

A Voice for Facebook Values

What is even weirder is that Mark Zuckerberg, as part of an amnesty push coalition with Obama, is funding ads attacking ObamaCare in praise of Senator Lindsey Graham.

Essentially Obama Inc. is helping set up anti-Obama ads to make Senator Graham look good. A billion dollar liberal dotcom operating out of Menlo Park, California, is creating ads touting Graham as a voice for South Carolina’s conservative values.

 Ron Paul’s Board Includes Obama-Lover and Terrorist Supporter Who Compared Tea Party to Nazis

"People have a right to be angry, but throw in angry racists who don’t like Obama because he’s a man of color and people who just hate Democrats and Klu Klux Klan people and every kind of kook on the extreme right and you mishmash them all together and you get the Teabag movement," Margolis said. "

"The Republican Party may indeed split. I think that would be a very good thing. I would like to see all the right-wing crazies shipped off to North Dakota and to rant fulminate in the cold out there and leave Ron Paul’s sensible supporters."

 Pressure Cookers are the New Assault Rifles

 Joe Biden Delivers 1 Minute of Pure Stupidity at Boston Memorial


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wounded and held in a Boston hospital, said his brother wanted to defend Islam from attack, according to the source.

Who at the Boston Marathon was attacking Islam? Was a 8-year-old boy at war with Islam?

To attack Islam is to prevent it from expanding. To be a non-Muslim is to be at war with Islam. To defend Islam is to kill non-Muslims.

In Islam, attack is indistinguishable from defense. To be a non-Muslim who insists on self-rule is to obstruct the peace of Islam. There can be no peace in the world as long as non-Muslims rule themselves in the Dar Al-Harb, rather than live as second class Dhimmis within the Dar-Al-Islam.

Islam is an identity. It treats any obstacles, including passive and unknowing obstacles, as active resistance. The active practice of any religion other than Islam is an attack on Islam.

The Boston Bomber’s Old “Defend Islam” Alibi


GE Capital got an inappropriate sweetheart deal from Obama Inc. for a $139 billion bailout. The misappropriated taxpayer money was leveraged to get GE to pursue programs that Obama Inc. favored. Apparently one of those programs is refusing to lend to gun stores.

What we are seeing is the political consolidation of big business into an arm of government with misappropriated taxpayer money being used to pick winners and losers in the marketplace, with the “winners” then doing the dirty work of the government and acting as its regulatory arm, destroying entire areas of business that the government has yet to be able to destroy on its own.

 GE Got $139 Billion Obama Bailout, Now Refusing to Lend to Gun Stores


If Thomas Friedman went stark raving mad, how would anyone tell? The man has written an entire book dedicated to the thesis that the earth is flat and responds to every major event by making up more words and trying to tie them into his globalized flat earth theory. No matter what happens, Friedman shoves into his feeder tube and out comes his randomly generated understanding of the universe.

The difference between Thomas Friedman and the cult leader waiting for the UFO is that the cult leader has some grasp of reality. Friedman does not. He blends the insipid treacle of a motivational speaker with a completely delusional worldview that he makes up as he goes along bolstered by politician style anecdotes of his world travels.

Thomas Friedman has never grown anything except a mustache and it shows. He tries to make up for this by using “incentivize” because he hears that’s what business people do. But all he’s doing is throwing out hollow cliches.

Thomas Friedman Recommends Fighting Islamism With Carbon Taxes


Obama sending out his political hit squad after Senators from his own party who dissented from him on one bill is creepy. The eternal campaign is not only being used to target Republicans, but it’s even being used to perpetrate “Night of the Long Knives” purges within his own party.

The Democratic Party is being radicalized by the far left. It’s hard to imagine that moderate Democrats like Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan or Senator Henry Jackson would have a place in a Democratic Party so radicalized that it is not only unable to tolerate moderate senators in New York or Washington, but that it can’t even tolerate them in red states where they are the only alternative to Republican senators.

Obama Campaign To Go After Pro-Gun Democratic Senators


The simplistic narrative of Islamist apologists is that Europeans or Americans have issues with Islam because it’s foreign. This relies on the old lefty polar division between nativism and tolerance. Either you like foreigners or you hate them. Either you are open to new things or you’re a reactionary bigot. And any criticism of Islam is filed into the latter category.

But the survey suggests that the French don’t have an instinctive dislike of other religions. They have issues with Islam for reasons that are rather obvious to anyone paying attention to Muslim violence and hate.

If concern about Islam is just a reactionary instinct to anything foreign, Buddhism would rank as poorly as Islam. At least it would rank more poorly than Christianity or Judaism. But the French, to everyone’s surprise, are tolerant.

French Have Positive Opinion of Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, Negative Opinion of Islam


And at the risk of being accused of intra-cultural political xenophobia — that is, a hatred of the Other within the mainstream of purely American politics, a risk I’m more than happy to take — I am here today to announce that I am through considering these people part of a greater national we.  They, like the extremists they reward with teaching positions or defend against the yokels, the wingnuts, the small-government second amendment supporters and bourgeois small business owners they so vehemently and viscerally despise and seek to control and reshape, are the very Other they like to pretend they champion.

And having met their gaze — and having found it cold, cynical, manipulative, and tyrannical — I reject their claim to a separate and equal American authenticity.  In fact, I reject them entirely.
They are my enemies and the enemies to my children, to children like Martin Richards and his sister.  They are the enablers and the justifiers, the propagandists and the self-loathers, the liars and the fabulists.

What they want is power and control.  And if it takes humanizing Marathon bombers while laying blame on American culture to shame Americans into malleability as a precondition for their re-education into collectivist economic units, they are willing to make that trade off.  For the Greater Good.  For their vision of Utopia.

...from Jeff at Protein Wisdom: It's Time for a Cultural Divorce


Teeth-grindingly irksome is the increasing tendency of this culture to treat me like an idiot, lecture me, or both. My cell phone doesn't just tell me it's fully charged, it tells me to unplug from the charger "to save energy." Save it for what? A rainy day? What happens to all that "saved" energy? Where does it go? To the unfortunate poor in Haiti?

Even my teabags lecture me! Somehow, by drinking Lipton, I am helping the environment. What are they TALKING about? And no, I don't want to go to Lipton.com to "find out more." I just wanted a frigging cup of tea.

The problem with having a nanny state is that the private sector duly follows suit. Not only the universities but even private corporations now advertise how much they they value "diversity."

Nanny, Nanny, Go Away! at Boker Tov Boulder


Many who want us to think of them as “peacemakers” are saying we should be defending “moderate Islam” in order to save the world from the tyranny of “radical Islamists.” As a Christian, I am warned by Jesus against lukewarmness. The lukewarm will be spat out. I cannot defend lukewarmness in Christianity, and you want me to defend lukewarmness in Islam?

from Catholic Bandita


Peace is the goal of war. To accept a perpetual "war on terror" is to accept a plan for mere "management" rather than victory. The failure to plan for victory is the construction of a plan for defeat...

 2. Not Process But Victory Restores Freedom

An open-ended "war on terror," like a ‘war on drugs" invites a continuing erosion of small liberties. As this persists, once rare infringements on liberty become the norm. If it is to be the case that the shoes of all air travelers are to be inspected from now until the last ding-dong of doom, we will all be wearing sandals on airlines for the rest of our days. In this, many are correct to be wary of the long term effects of The Patriot Act.

Short of military conquest, a free society does not lose its freedom. Rather, freedom is lost through small infringements on liberty and dignity in the name of security. A perfectly safe state is a state without freedom. As our policies look to sustain rather than defeat our enemies, we are to that degree held hostage to both our policies and our enemies. When war is reduced to a process, that process becomes a self-renewing system in the same way that the "war on drugs" has become institutionalized in our lives; a normal part of the background noise that defines our days. A strategy based on "management," on diplomacy rather than victory, leads only to the establishment of internal organizations dedicated to their own perpetuation.

During the Civil War and the World Wars of the last century certain freedoms were, at times, curtailed, infringed or suspended. Following victory in 1945 these freedoms not only returned but even greater states of equality and liberty emerged. Had the Second World War ended in a negotiated stand-off at the Rhine and Okinawa, a state of war would have continued for an unknowable time and, in such a state, a less-free United States would have been a certainty. Only the destruction of the Axis powers yielded a peace out of which freedom surged, not only in America but in the lands of her former enemies as well. Victory yields freedom in peace. An armed process yields only stasis

...this is part of a much larger essay on the First Terrorist War well worth reading at American Digest


  1. Now it turns out that both older brother dead terrorist and his insane mother have been on a FBI terrorist watch database for at least 18 months. So older brother goes for terrorist training in Chechnya, comes back, The Russian security services warn us to talk to him, we sort of do it, let him go, put him and his violent paranoid nutjob mother on the terrorist file, and, and, and.....


    That sure is some fine police work there, Lou.

  2. "The Western Islamist seeks to align his internal Islamic identity and his external national identity by unifying them through Islamization. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were not fighting for Chechnya at the Boston Marathon. They were fighting against the American infidels who were barring the way to an Islamic America."

    Very insightful observation. In 2012, 1 in 8 American Muslims polled, stated that they believe that criticism of Muhammad (and Islam) should result in the death penalty. That percentage will increase as more and more 2nd & 3rd generation Muslims become young adults.

    Obama will act, within the context of advancing his agenda, as political expediency requires.

    But, but Indonesia is a 'moderate' Muslim country!

    We are all white-race/ethnicity because that is what the left's narrative requires.

    Obama has zero interest in foreign policy, his focus is entirely upon domestic policy as dictated by his agenda of "fundamentally transforming" America into a one party socialist/communist state.

    'Observant' Muslims as opposed to 'cafeteria' Muslims, believe themselves to be privileged to compel the world to accept Islam.

    Eric Holder is actively abetting treason.

    Joe Biden is living proof of the adage that stupidity is without limitation.

    The political consolidation of big business into an arm of government, then doing the dirty work of the government and acting as its regulatory arm has been preceded by the mass media, academia and the educational sector being used in that fashion. Success repeats itself.

    Thomas Friedman arguably sets new standards in idiocy, a not inconsiderable accomplishment.

    Arguably, Obama's campaign to go after Pro-Gun Democratic Senators is of somewhat less concern than the 27 Republican Senators who voted to tax internet sales.

    Islamist apologists, like any other apologist, use rationalization to justify a logically untenable position.

    The COEXIST sticker is an attempt to ignore the reality of Islam's tenets.

    The State of Massachusetts is now blocking any public inquiries into the Tsarnaev brothers lives, in order to protect the left's narrative, which cannot withstand exposure to fact and reason.

    The 'nanny state' is the precursor to the 'coercive state'. The State defines all as either outlawed or as 'permitted', compliance with what is permitted is mandatory...

    As Turkey's PM recently stated, there is no moderate Islam, there is only Islam. All Muslims are either fundamentalist, observant Muslims or 'cafeteria' Muslims, who pick and choose what tenets they will observe. The greater the majority of Muslims within a population, the less 'cafeteria' Muslims there will be, as evidenced by Egypt, where 85% publicly support the death penalty for apostasy.

    American Digest's essay on "The First Terrorist War" fails to mention China and Russia, who are facilitating and promoting Islamic jihadist terrorism in a covert war of aggression against America.

  3. Just imagine an alternate history without a single Muslim ever legally admitted into the United States. No 9/11, no wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, no Major Hassan, no Boston Bombing. Trillions saved, thousands of Americans still alive. No Obama elected, at least in part as a result of the wars. Think of how much such a simple step would have achieved!

  4. Daniel, thank you!

    One of the best deeper-level explanations of current sorry state of affairs in the republic I came across this week (pitiful "thank you, our dear Lions" screams from clueless disarmed Lambs, Boston lockout a.k.a. "dry run for martial law", heavily armed paramilitary shouting and pointing guns at citizens and other shameful things they all start falling into place):

    Freedom from freedom means sacrificing choice and its inherent responsibility in favor of the enslaving yoke that "liberates us" from the burdens of self-determination. A man who is living up to human nature will always select freedom-for-virtue over freedom-from-virtue. A man who is unwilling to live up to human nature will choose the opposite path, self-enslavement. ... The defenders of the cause of "freedom from freedom" -- the modern masses, the willingly oppressed -- must remove you from their sight, by public mockery or by law: your intellectual refusal to surrender your personal responsibility makes them uncomfortable, and this will not be tolerated. For their comfort is the new creed, the morality of the modern un-men, and there is no room here for awkward reminders of the natural freedom, responsibility, courage, thought, art, and simple decency surrendered in the name of this inhuman, coercive comfort.

    Daren Jonescu | The Great Surrender | April 22, 2013

  5. Gould K.L. Brownlee28/4/13

    Attacking Islam in its own countries is perfectly insane. Their countries are weak, backward (oh excuse me, "developing") and completely harmless to countries built by Europeans. Where Islam is dangerous is when we let them into our countries. It is within our borders that Islam damages us, and actual terrorist attacks are only part of it. Islam is being used by a hostile, uncivilized Left to destroy our civilization. That is why the response to 9/11 was to open the doors to even more Islamic parasites.

    Of course the Left bleats about understanding them and celebrating them and being grateful to them for blessing us with their presence, but the blunt truth is that the Left is the enemy of the West and is using nonWhite cultures as weapons. Islam is one of the most destructive and it can only do its destruction from within and with the help of a traitorous Left and a cowardly GOP.

    Because Islam is so visibly destructive and so obvious an enemy, our ruling elites must be seen to be doing something about it. But because our rulers are either traitors or cowards, they cannot attack our enemies on the actual battlefield; which is within the borders of the U.S. and Europe.

    So we must attack Islam thousands of miles away and pretend that these wars will somehow transform low-IQ, third-world savages into something indistinguishable from coffee-sipping, pinky-lifting libtards in Portland, Oregon.


If we keep these third-world savages out of our country and leave them alone in their countries we will have no problems. At all. Israel will still have a problem, but that is their problem, and they can deal with it. Or not. This is the blunt truth.

    The ONLY solution is to admit that we have been insane to allow millions of nonWhites into our White countries, and then we must send them home; almost every one of them. It would be a good idea to "encourage" our domestic Blacks to toddle on home to a dynamic and bustling Africa. Just look at the stories in National Geographic. I'm sure any day now, Africa will astonish the world. Maybe not. We certainly need to take the pledge never to send another penny to that continent-sized Detroit.

    Then we must leave them alone except for some buying and selling for mutual benefit. Or perhaps the occasional punitive expedition when they try to throw White tourists in prison in order to extort money. This kind of extortion is time-honored in Mexico, one of our very worst enemies. 

The solution is simple. Admittedly it's not easy, especially with the large number of cowards and traitors in our government. Our own president, that affirmative-action parasite Obonzo, is one of the most devoted enemies of his own country. We'll have to give up that kind of luxury too. We can no longer afford to tolerate sanctimonious Leftist twits.

  6. "The ONLY solution is to admit that we have been insane to allow millions of nonWhites into our White countries"

    This country is NOT a 'white' country. Nor was it built solely by Europeans.

    It is not race that is the issue but culture.

    Anyone who believes in "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" who believes in reason and logic, the rule of law, common courtesy and freedom is and should be welcome.

  7. Anonymous29/4/13

    Those two pictures one of devout Buddhists standing up to Islamic domination and the other of devout Muslims proclaiming Islamic domination juxtaposed pretty much sums up the battle at hand between Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere in the world.


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