Believe your enemy
A while back, commenter Richard Aubrey wrote here:
The neat thing about our current situation is that we don't have to make stuff up about what our enemies want. They tell us. The problem is in believing them.
But you can't say they don't make their intentions crystal clear. As if we needed another example, LGF today provided evidence, in the form of an interview six weeks ago with the very spiritual Bashir, in which he is quoted as stating:
ABB: Osama believes in total war. This concept I don't agree with. If this occurs in an Islamic country, the fitnah [discord] will be felt by Muslims. But to attack them in their country [America] is fine.
SA: So this fight will never end?
ABB: Never. This fight is compulsory. Muslims who don't hate America sin...As long as there is no intention to fight us and Islam continues to grow there can be peace. This is the doctrine of Islam. Islam can't be ruled by others. Allah's law must stand above human law. There is no [example] of Islam and infidels, the right and the wrong, living together in peace.
Who knew that Bashir was a disciple of Samuel Huntington? Islam has bloody borders, indeed--you heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
[NOTE: To try to stave off the inevitable commenters who write that not all Moslems feel this way, let me just say: I agree with you. Not all Moslems feel this way. The trouble is that way too many of their leaders, "spiritual" or otherwise (and the powerful, vocal ones at that), do. And there is too much in Moslem scripture and history that backs them up. I'd love the so-called "moderate Moslems"--whom I believe exist--to gain a great deal more power over their religion and be successful in reforming and modernizing it. But I wouldn't suggest sitting on a hot stove till that happens.]