Sunday, July 03, 2016

Hugh Fitzgerald: Pass/Fail in Bangladesh

To read the entire item by learned expert on Islam, Hugh Fitzgerald regarding the recent ghastly terror attacks in Bangladesh, kindly click on this link:

Hugh Fitzgerald: Pass/Fail in Bangladesh


From the article:

At the restaurant in Dhaka, where ISIS-prompted murderers held a few dozen hostages, they  gave a little exam, as a way to separate the Muslims (to be spared) from the non-Muslims (to be tortured and then killed). This sort of macabre test has been given many times before by Muslim terrorists, in attacks on buses, in malls, at hotels, in India, Kenya, Mali.
Boko Haram, in West Africa, in 2013 offered an echo of the first notorious modern occurrence of this phenomenon, the Al-Shebaab jihad massacre at the Westgate Mall in East Africa. Boko Haram killed fifty students at an agricultural college. But the former were out to stop all learning outside “the Islamic sciences,” and so were willing to kill fellow Muslims who, in their view, are willing to read other texts when “Book Is Haram.” The latter, on the other hand, tried hard to identify fellow Muslims so as to spare them torture and death — the fate of non-Muslims — and to let them go unharmed, for there was no similar issue about what they were reading outside of the good old Qur’an.

“The gunmen were doing a background check on religion by asking everyone to recite from the Quran. Those who could recite a verse or two were spared. The others were tortured.” The testimony of surviving non-Muslim witnesses of what Muslims feel fully entitled to do — and are taught to enjoy doing, and celebrate doing — to non-Muslims, whether those in a non-Muslim land being assailed by jihad, or of a population eking out its existence as dhimmis, does not surprise me in the least bit.
No one who remembers Beslan should be surprised by what happened at the Holey Artisan Bakery. No one who paid any attention at all to the testimony of non-Muslims emerging from the 50-year jihad against Christians and animists in South Sudan should be surprised. No one who has read anything at all about the jihad genocide of the Armenian Christians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, or the Muslim atrocities committed against the Greek and Bulgarian Christians, or the Muslim mob assaults upon the Jews in Safed and Hebron in the 19th and early 20th centuries, should be surprised.
Islam is what Churchill called it: the religion of blood and war.