“Why do they hate us so much?”

Leftist Mental Mush vs Islamic Jihad

Hugh Fitzgerald

Franziska Brantner

“So many times I passed by these locations. Why do they hate us so much?” asked Franziska Brantner, a German Green MP and former member of the European Parliament, on Twitter (about the attacks in Brussels).

Do you remember Michael Scheuer, that obsessively anti-Israel former “bin Laden desk” expert at the C.I.A., who used to declare that “they hate us [America] because of our policies in supporting Israel and propping up the Al-Saud and invading Iraq”? Or others who said that “they hate us because of our intervention in Libya”? Or still others who said “they hate us because we supported (!) Assad” or “we supported the Houthis in Yemen” or “we supported Mubarak” or “we abandoned Mubarak”? Or those who said “they hate us because ….(fill in your favorite reason here – anything at all will do, as long as you don’t mention Islam).

In a longer list of answers to “why they hate us,” Scheuer provided a half-dozen reasons:

  • U.S. support for apostate, corrupt, and tyrannical Muslim governments.
  • U.S. and other Western troops on the Arabian Peninsula.
  • U.S. support for Israel that keeps Palestinians in the Israelis’ thrall.
  • U.S. pressure on Arab energy producers to keep oil prices low.
  • U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • U.S. support for Russia, India, and China against their Muslim militants.

This implausible laundry list becomes even more comical if the “U.S.” is replaced by “Belgium,” for any of Scheuer’s reasons – i.e., there never was a Belgian “occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan,” nor Belgian “troops on the Arabian peninsula,” nor any Belgian “pressure on Arab energy producers,” and so on. And if one were to try to explain Muslim terrorist attacks outside the West, say in India or the Philippines, the inadequacy of his “reasons” becomes still more apparent — try substituting the “Philippines” or “Nigeria” for the “U.S.” and then read that list out loud.

Here’s a hint:

And of course Scheuer has a lot of company. Those who still ask that “why do they hate us so much?” question have one thing in common: they will never accept the perfectly obvious answer – “they hate us because we are not Muslims, and will not submit to Islam” – the answer that has been true for some 1350 years. This is the hate that we find throughout the Qur’an and Sunnah, a hate that does not need any particular prompting to exist, and that is just as adamantly directed against the most sober Amish horse-and-buggy farmer or Orthodox Jew walking to shul as it is against the most debauched admirer of Miley Cyrus or the Kardashian crew. “They hate us so much” because we are Infidels who have not yet succumbed, either by “reverting” to Islam, or by agreeing to be treated as dhimmis, paying Muslims for the privilege of staying alive while being allowed to observe our own faith, if we qualify as “People of the Book” (Christians and Jews).

“Why do they hate us so much?”

The bombs went off in Brussels as they had previously in Paris and Madrid and Moscow and London, and dozens of other cities around the world, many of them outside the West (in India, the Philippines, Thailand, Burma, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Sudan). That omnidirectional hatred that prompted all those bombs and guns is drummed into Muslims from an early age, in the canonical texts that matter. Not every last Muslim may end up subscribing to that hate, but enough of them do so that it is not unreasonable to conclude that “they hate us” because that’s what they are taught to do.

Islam is on the march in Europe. The political and media elites whose duty it is to protect and instruct the peoples of Europe have failed those to whom they owed that responsibility. Instead, they have allowed what by now must surely be many millions of Muslims to settle deep within Europe, behind what Muslims themselves are taught to regard as enemy lines, the lines of Dar al-Harb, and the European elites just don’t know how to talk about the problem, where to begin. Can someone who has been part of the political class, in and out of power during the last few dismal decades, in any European country, dare now to admit that “they hate us, I finally realize, because we are Infidels — and I helped let them in”? Don’t be silly.

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    ITS A REPOST……….




    As a writer, I have warned that this conflict with Islam and the Muslim will only be resolved after it has run its natural and inevitable course of intense violent conflict.

    As such I have warned that civilized persons with a sense of both self preservation and preservation of their country and culture must immediately and quietly arm themselves, must engage in a form of basic weapons training and marksmanship, put away a small cache of supplies ranging from ammunition, first-aid kits to basic necessities, must improve as best as possible their physical fitness, begin to very carefully organize in small groups and then identify with exacting particularity all Muslims, Marxists and Muslim sympathizers in their midst.

    Over the years my intonations and solemn warnings have sometimes, by the historically illiterate and suicidal pacifists, been referred to as “incitement to violence”, “radical” and, amongst others, “extreme”. It was, and is, an amusing and certainly predicable response.

    Conversely, the historically informed, the gritty “let’s roll up our sleeves and wade into the muck and mire of historical perspective and analysis”, the realistic and practical academics if you will, always agreed that the Islamic storm clouds rolling and boiling on the global horizon did not bode well for the civilized world and that same threat of conquest and or annihilation put cowards and deluded liberal pacifists on notice that if they were to continue to ignore the threat that Islam poses to all civilized persons in the West their lives would have a clearly marked “expiration date”. They agreed then and agree now that violent conflict with the Muslim and its Islam is simply a matter of time and that 1400 years of history should be enough of a lesson to warn and inform all but the most self-loathing, collaborative and treasonous among us. How right they were. How right they are. How right I was. How right I am.

    Self defence, self offence and the demarcation of self preservation…….

    Many of us sitting in our living rooms and on quiet evenings, looking out across peaceful splendour, ponder the storm clouds, ponder the upcoming fight, and, knowing full well the intentions of the Muslim, are profoundly disturbed at what the future holds for them, for their families, for their culture and for their country. We know full well that sooner or later we will, we must, organize, arm ourselves and confront the Muslim and its enabler the Marxist. We know that we must confront those who hate us with inimitable purity and we know that confrontation must be with a withering violent force that speaks of an unmistakeable sense of permanence and finality. We know that we must set aside our humanity, the same humanity that the Muslim uses with such terrible efficacy in its war against Western civilization. We know that we must fight fire with fire. We know that there can be no quarter, no compromise with the barbaric, with the savage and that they must be rendered useless using the same mechanisms, using the very same currency that they themselves use in their global effort to wipe us from the face of the earth. We know what Charles Martelle knew, what the Crusaders knew, what the Viennese knew, what the Yazidis knew, what the Hindu’s knew, what the Armenians knew, what the Fort Hood 13 knew, what the San Bernadino 14 knew, what Lee Rigby, Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent knew, what the butchered Parisians knew, what all of those who have faced the murdering Muslim knew. We know that only one question remains; when.

    It is this looming question, this “when”, and our inability, our trepidation, our trembling reluctance and our civility to answer that question that has the potential to be the lynch pin to our subjugation and or annihilation at the hands of the Muslim, and as to which, the Muslim is not very particular.

    That question, that “when”, is answered when we finally draw a line in the sand and resolve upon a course of action that, without further hesitation, without further compromise, without further debate, will be immediately commenced the very moment that line is crossed. It is that moment, that very moment, when the tide of the battle will be turned, the very moment when the Muslim will be forced to a halt, the very moment when the Muslim will turn and run. It is the only moment the Muslim truly understands.

    It is that failure to say “when” that has led us to our current state of indefensible chaos and weakness. It is that failure to say “when” that has led us to the edge of the Islamic abyss. It is that quivering weakness that is our undoing, that willingness to be sliced a thousand times with the Islamic razor, cut after nick after cut, as our culture, as our traditions, as our laws, as our loved ones, as our countrymen are destroyed inch by deadly inch, as all we hold dear is smeared with the excrement of a 7th century mass murdering lunatic named Muhammad. This must stop.

    I understand that to draw a line in the sand in this fight with the Marxist and the Muslim can be, is, extremely difficult.

    I understand that it is extremely difficult owing to the inevitable violent confrontation and loss of life that will result from that refusal to be compromised, from that refusal to be pushed one more inch, from that refusal to spend one more second in grovelling deference to those barbaric Muslim savages who seek the sexual favours of livestock, who seek the beds of toddlers, to those barbaric savages whose love of womanhood is limited to a vagina and anus, to those barbaric savages whose contributions to humanity, to mankind, have been limited to little more than cautionary side-notes warning us of the consequences of lunacy, violence, sexual deviance, murderous psychopathy and a seething hatred of secular progress and academic enlightenment when used as a political ideology and foundation for a society.

    But decide you must.

    Decide you will.

    For not to decide is foolhardy.

    For not to decide is suicide.

    As to the urgency which now faces us all in making that decision I am reminded of the words of the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.

    Aurelius speaks with clarity and warning to those who, knowing what they face in life, choose to delay fate and inevitable consequence in the hopes of compromise, in the hopes of a fleeting moment of false peace.

    ……….”Think of your many years of procrastination; how the gods have repeatedly granted you further periods of grace, of which you have taken no advantage. It is time now to realise the nature of the universe to which you belong, and of that controlling Power whose offspring you are; and to understand that your time has a limit set to it. Use it, then, to advance your enlightenment; or it will be gone, and never in your power again”……..

    -Marcus Aurelius, Roman, General, Statesman, Orator, Philosopher, Poet




    As I have said before, you only have to look around you at the state of chaos we are in now, a state of mind numbing, terrifying chaos that threatens each and every one of us, a state of chaotic threat which grows exponentially with each passing day, to know that procrastination is not an option.

    Look around you to that which did not exist even a decade ago.

    Look to the treason of our judiciary, of our police forces, of our law profession, of the Marxist Mass Media, of our politicians and of the academia as they ally themselves with the Muslim, as they defend mayhem, as they defend rape, as they defend murder, as they defend treason, as they defend sedition, as they enthusiastically support and promote your subjugation and annihilation. Truly, you have been abandoned by those who were sworn, appointed or elected to protect you, your loved ones, your culture and your country. Truly, you stand on your own.

    So, what will you do?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a treasonous politician who ignores the mass rape, torture and sexual enslavement of hundreds of your daughters at the hands of the Muslim?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a police officer who manufactures evidence against you or ignores the crimes of the Muslim?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a senior police commander who orders his officers to harass and harm decent law abiding patriots whose only crime is their righteous objection to the treason and crimes of the Muslim?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a Marxist Mass Media luminary who mitigates, propagandizes, censors or promotes the crimes, treason and political aspirations of the Muslim?

    Will you confront or take the life of some duplicitous cleric or priest who, wrapped in the robes of a godly man or woman, preaches peace and capitulation in the face of Muslim murder and mayhem? Will you send that religious hypocrite to meet his or her commander before one more of the “flock” is led to slaughter?

    Will you confront and or take the life of an activist judge who sets Muslim criminals and clearly identified terrorists free to once again engage in their acts of mass murder?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a Marxist academic who instils in your sons and daughters a seething hatred of themselves, their culture and their country?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a bureaucrat who ravages and curtails all your proud traditions and replaces the same with the excrement of Islamic indulgence?

    Will you confront and or take the life of a politician who allows rivers of violent human garbage, humanity’s lowest common denominator, to flood across and utterly destroy your country?

    Will you allow Marxist mayors and town councillors, licking the boots of the Muslim perpetrators, to blame your own wives and daughters for the brutal sexual assaults and rapes they have suffered?

    Will you allow your bureaucrats to allow the peace and quiet of your towns and cities to be shattered with the vulgar Muslim “call to prayer” as herds of the barbaric and savage are called forth to grovel in worship of a 7th century mass murdering, war mongering pedophile and lunatic named Muhammad?

    Will you allow corporate cowardice and expediency to allow the funding of terrorism through the Islamic con-game and jihad of “Halal Certified Food”?

    Standing in a morgue with your wife, the coroner unzips the body-bag and reveals, much like Elin Krantz, the unspeakably violated, the savagely raped and murdered corpse of what was once your beloved daughter. Will you hunt down, confront and take the lives of all those Muslims and third-world filth responsible for that crime?

    Will you remove from your community, in a manner that is irrevocable and that sends a clear message, all mosques from your community? Will you remove these Muslim paramilitary centers from your neighbourhoods, from your towns and cities?

    Will you draw a line in the sand, look the Muslim and the Marxist in the eye and say “beyond this point not one inch farther, beyond this point you will die”.

    In closing I am reminded of an opening paragraph to a favourite novel of mine. Read this. Read it again. Read it once more in context with the world we live in, in the context of who we were, what we stood for and what we have now become. Read it in the shadow of the Marxist/Muslim threat we face.

    ………“Evil is among us because we have invited that evil. We suffered much but we brought upon our own sufferings. The Devil would have had no power over us but we gave him that power. We became bondsman because we willed it; we are in despair because we brought despair to our neighbours. We died because we acquiesced in death. We were silent when we should have spoken in behalf of our brothers. For a moments security we looked away when our neighbour was robbed. In behalf of a false peace we postponed a war with evil when we should have not been moved from our places. At every step we compromised, when we knew there is no compromise with hell. If the Devil is guilty we are not guiltless. In his condemnation we are included. In a judgment against him we are also judged. May God have mercy on our souls.”……

    -Taylor Caldwell

    I want you to read what I have written and give the same very careful consideration. I want you to resolve that you will not ask your sons or generations hence to do what your cowardice and mitigation kept you from.

    The questions you will ask yourselves are not new, they are not unique, they have been asked by our sons, by our grandfathers, by our great grandfathers, by all our ancestors as, over hundreds of years, they faced tyranny and the consequences of either ignorance of that tyrannical threat or the unswerving confrontation of the same.

    It is the resolve of our ancestors, it is the gifts wrought from their labours, from their courageous sacrifice that has given each and every one of us what we now enjoy today; Western Civilization, the greatest success story in the history of mankind. We must not, we cannot, allow those precious gifts to be squandered.

    We must say “when”.

    Food for thought, catalyst for action.

    Don Laird
    Alberta, Canada

  3. FINALLY…..

    ……….A lament for the army of James IV, the flower of Scottish manhood, slain with their king on the field of Flodden, September 1513……….

    The artist is one of my favorites, Mike Oldfield.

    This song is simply magnificent, its Oldfield’s take on the great “Flowers of the Forest”.

    Two great moments in this song….

    One at 01:45

    The second at 03:15

    So here’s lifting a big glass of brandy to each and every one of you and to each and every one of those souls who left Brussels behind and went home. They are missed. They will always be missed.

    Don Laird
    Alberta, Canada

  4. The very first day after America became its own country, after defeating Britain, the Barbary Coast muslims attacked American shipping (because it was no longer protected by the British Navy).

    Back then, America hadn’t invaded any countries yet.

    And Israel did not exist at that time for America to support.

    The Qur’an clearly and specifically tells muslims the Bible is wrong and also that all Christians and Jews are infidel criminals who worship a false god, and who must therefore be extorted, enslaved, and murdered for their “crime” of not being muslims:

    Sura (Chapter) 47:1-4 of the Qur’an:

    1: non-muslims are bad, (allegedly because they insult allah by dividing his nature*);
    2: muslims are good, (allegedly because to them allah is the cause of everything*);
    3: Allah made them both like that;
    4: So muslims should chop off the non-muslims’ heads.
    (“Allah could have done it himself, but he wants you muslims to do it for him”).

    It’s all right there, in context: islamic violence is entirely general doctrine-driven, and not at all specific grievance-driven.

    (And chapter 47 isn’t by any stretch even remotely the worst, most violent chapter; that honor goes to either chapter 8 or 9).

    So don’t go looking for what actions of yours may have offended or provoked them; they have been taught from birth that your existence alone offends their god, and so should offend them.

    Muslims have been officiallly taught to believe that they are the “best of people” (Qur’an 3:110) and that unbelievers are the “most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6).

    *[Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers! (3:151)].

  5. PS: Michael Scheuer said:

    “The public opinion of the Muslim world is deeply hateful towards Israel. If you are going to satisfy the public in this new secular age of democracy you hare going to have to be anti-Israeli and probably allow your people to help the Palestinians.” Scheuer, Middle East Quarterly 2013

    This is what leftards “think” about democracy: that it’s the embodiment of might-makes-right mob rule. And subjective opinions always trump objective facts (which to them don’t really exist,) and so such “facts” can always be changed by a majority vote.

    So if the criminal gangsters (muslims) outnumber their intended victims in a certain area, it’s always our democratic duty to support the criminals.

    The criminal G W Bush pretended to “think” in the same way, which is why he insisted we create the “Arab Spring” to bring “democracy” (but not the Rule of Law) to these backwards, barbaric countries by force.

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