I watched a report on Wednesday evening about how Muslims and other "coexist" groups are upset about a video that has been created for the 9/11 memorial in New York that tells the story of what happened, why it happened and who did it.
It seems these people are upset because the video says the attacks on 9/11 were executed by "radical Islamists" in an act of violent "jihad." Those words, they say, might cause peaceful, law abiding Muslims to feel badly about themselves and could give people the wrong impression about Islam. Apparently they do not want Al Qaeda to be associated with Islam because it's not representative of all Muslims. The woman being interviewed was an American member of the clergy.
Know what I say? Deal with it. I want the words "radical Islamists" or "radical Muslims" repeated over and over. I want the word "jihad" repeated over and over. Their stated reason for not wanting "jihad" used is because it has more than one meaning and, again, they don't want people to get the wrong idea. Merriam-Webster's definitions for jihad are:
1: a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty;also : a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline 2: a crusade for a principle or belief
I want the truth to be told to everyone and the truth is we were attacked by Al Qaeda, a radical Islamic terrorist group, in an act of violent jihad against America. That's the truth. And if "peaceful Muslims" are offended by it or feel badly about themselves because of it that's a good thing. I don't say that because I hate Muslims or because I want them to feel responsible for what happened. But they should feel badly because if there truly are millions of Muslims in the world who are opposed to the violent terrorism and violent jihads that are occurring in the world today - why are they doing nothing about it? If, as organizations like CAIR like to say, the terrorists are but a mere few compared to the peaceful Muslims, why are the peaceful ones remaining quiet instead of fighting to stop the radicals who are making them look bad?
I don't believe the majority of Muslims oppose the radical jihadists simply because they don't participate. The Quran tells faithful Muslims that infidels must be converted or be killed as an act of holy war. As is evidenced in their actions worldwide, Muslims are attempting to take control of country after country and slowly and deliberately gain power. In Europe today Muslims are gaining more and more strength. In Sweden, Muslims now make up 41% of the population. 41%. I'm not sure how that happened but it can't be good for the Swedish people.
Tell the truth about Islam and its radicals anytime you can. People need to be reminded of the truth. Our children's children need to learn the truth. Islam is not a religion of peace but a religion of hatred, brutality, and destruction. And if they're offended by hearing that - too bad.