Saturday, August 17, 2013
Radical Islamist Update
Today we have a story about the brother of one of AQ's top two being arrested (again) in Egypt. He was previously arrested by the Mubarak regime, then freed when the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to power, now he's back behind bars.
Mohammed Zawahiri's name should ring a bell with anyone following the back stories of the Arab Spring and the Benghazi attack because he was the one who helped organize a protest crowd outside Embassy Cairo last year with the purpose of releasing the Blind Sheikh that eventually led to black jihad flags flying over several embassies. Does he know where his AQ brother is hiding? Will the Egyptian military do some 'enhanced interrogation' to find out? After all, the administration just issued a worldwide terror alert based on a conversation between Ayman and the leader of AQAP. Or would that be cruel?
Meanwhile, where is Morsi? Nobody has heard a peep from him since July 3. Nobody is even asking. As he languishes somewhere the coup leaders are on the verge of repeating history despite the Obama administration's insistence of wanting an 'inclusive' Egypt going forward. General Al-Sissi is acting as if Obama and Kerry don't really exist. At the same time Republicans are conflicted because they don't want the Brotherhood to win either, nor does Israel. As the post-9/11 period shows, laws are made for the little guys.
Spc. Frederick Greene, a soldier shot twelve times by Hasan (after he yelled Allahu Akbar and opened fire). Experts say he was only shot twelve times because he made a charge on Hasan trying to stop him. In other words, he's a true American hero.
Doesn't such a person deserve to be the subject of national media coverage? There have been a few stories but nothing near top billing. And what about a posthumous medal? Stories say the Army won't be giving out medals to those shot at Ft. Hood due to them classifying it as "workplace violence" since such awards could taint the trial. As if they think Hasan might be innocent. Hopefully after Hasan proves himself guilty they can rethink the medal issue. That will probably be after Obama is out of office since they clearly don't want anything that might take away from the we-killed-UBL terror legacy.
The irony is that soldiers at Ft. Hood stage for deployment to go fight crazed jihadists in foreign countries who act just like Hasan. Had Hasan been a Taliban member there would have been no trial, but since he committed his act of war on a base it's completely different or something. It also appears possible they don't want to offend American Muslims by calling a white Baptist soldier a hero for trying to stop Hasan.
In that same politically correct vein several organizations are organizing a "Million Muslim March" to be held on 9/11, presumably to bring attention to the injustices done to American Muslims since 9/11/01. Doing so is their guaranteed constitutionally-protected right. But when considering that Hasan and Abdulhakim have killed more than the total of retribution killings of Muslims after 9/11 it's a stretch to say there's any serious discrimination occurring other than nasty glares. Such an event will only sow divide and hard feelings.
The leaders say they also want to condemn terrorism, which is worthy, but clearly their main grievance is not terrorism or else they'd be holding the rally on May 1. Actually, their main goal seems strangely in line with the Democrat Party's goal of riling up the conservatives. That should surprise no one, since the war on terror has been used a political football for over a decade now.
So here almost 12 years out from the attacks one can ask, are we winning?