Yet, Mr. Hewitt (and the rest of the West's political, media, and academic elite) are still so far from the truth. Instead of identifying and addressing the fact that it is Islam itself that fuels Jihad, Hugh is asking for numbers.
From here, first in response to Mr. Hewitt's request:
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of those who who know and believe Qur'an is the perfect word of Allah -- and that Mohammed's life (as recorded in Sira and Hadith) is to be emulated -- support offensive warfare against Infidels and Apostates to make the world Islam.
". . . fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . " (Qur’an 9:5),and,
"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (Qur'an 9:29).And Mohammed, Islam's Ideal Man (Allah calls him a "beautiful pattern of conduct"), stated:
"Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war . . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them...If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. . . . If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them...'" (Muslim Book 019, Number 4294).This fact -- that Allah and his false prophet require the fighting against, subduing and humiliating, and killing of non-Muslims to make the world Islam -- is the central fact yet to be acknowledged by our political, media, and academic elites. It is the only truth the admission of which will allow the West to fully defend itself at home and abroad.
As long as the President, Rush, Hugh, et al., insist on misdefining Islam in terms of its heretics and apostates, they only contribute to America's ignorance, and they delay the day we finally begin to defeat this ideology.
The men and women of our military who sacrifice life and limb for our Life and Liberty deserve nothing less.
The Defense of the West requires nothing less.
"Scribbler, I hate to tell you this but the Islamist started a nice little terror war back in 1992. Bombings, beheadings, etc."It's worse than that. "Islamist" atrocities began at the command and with the participation of Mohammed 1400 years ago.
". . . the only things unifying the multitude of different groups that can be lumped together as "the enemy" is a basis in Islam, and a hatred of the US."IT is not a "basis in Islam," but Islam itself -- as defined by its "sacred" texts (Qur'an, Sira, Hadith) -- that provides the Source and Sustenance of violent Jihad.
From this flows naturally hatred for Zionists and Crusaders.
". . . EVERY Muslim ?
"You can't have a war on a tactic. You can only have a war on a people and if you don't know who the people are, you can't win. You can't win because you don't know when they have given up."Denying the truth because there is no easy answer does not seem useful in addressing the problem, does it?
There are other steps non-Muslim nations can take short of "killing every Muslim."
A few ideas to start:
1. Admit that it is the "tiny minority of Islamo-fascist fundamentalist extremists" who are teaching and practicing the will of Islam's god and founder, not the heretics and apostates who want to distort or ignore their own religion's scriptures and history.
Pope Benedict and Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus were correct.
2. End all aid (financial and otherwise) to Muslim nations.
3. Expel Islam's "sacred" texts and their preaching from all non-Muslim lands. Short of this, treat them with the contempt and venom Mein Kampf or any other genocidal hate manifesto deserves.
4. Confine Islam to its own borders and rescue the non-Muslims within them.
5. End the West's dependence on Muslim oil, the accident of geology that has fueled the resurgence of Jihad around the world.
Sticks and stones make break bones, but they don't blow up synagogues.
6. Crush all governments supporting and exporting violent Jihad, just as Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany were no longer allowed to practice their own totalitarian ideologies.