Over the years the liberals in America have reshaped the history of Islamic terrorism and its roots. Many have claimed that the United States is to blame as we pursued the greed of oil in the Middle East and through our wars we’ve caused the deaths of untold thousands of Muslims.
If we had just “left them alone none of this would be happening” mindset is not helpful to understanding them or why they are committing atrocious acts of terrorism in Great Britain, France, Germany, and in a smaller scale, the United States.
The roots of the modern Islamic terrorism have little to do with oil. That was a mutually beneficial relationship between OPEC and the West. Middle Eastern countries for decades reaped the rewards and those nations are all very wealthy ones now as evidenced by the lavish cities, lifestyles and transportation systems in oil-producing countries in the Middle East. There has been no war or occupation that can show proof of this claim.
What is the root cause of radicalism and the wars that followed (Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom – all responses to either dictator aggression or Islamic Terrorism)?
The root was the 1968 re-assertion of Israel as a nation. It goes all the way back to Yasser Arafat and the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) in the late 60’s through the late 90’s. Yasser Arafat was the first to introduce the modern terrorist movement and has been rightly labeled the “Father of Modern Terrorism” as he sought terror as a way to exterminate Israel. Ultimately, he would go beyond Israel to those whom he believed protected them.
He was responsible for many airline bombings and hijackings.
“Arafat and his affiliates soon became innovators in a tactic later refined by al Qaeda…”
In addition, here is a short list of his exploits that led the way to modern terrorism:
- Munich Summer Olympic Games of 1972
- On March 1, 1973, they raided the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan and demanded the release of prisoners in California. When they didn’t get what they wanted, they murdered diplomats on the spot.
- On April 11, 1974, the PLO slaughtered eighteen residents of Kiryat Shmona in their apartment building.
- A month later, on May 15, Palestinian terrorists attacked a school in Ma’alot, murdering 26 Israelis, including several children.
- Then, in June, the PLO — through the “Palestinian National Council” — endorsed what it called a “phased plan” to obliterate Israel.
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Over the years, let’s remember that the majority of the Muslims that have been killed in war have been at the hands of other Muslims, not the United States. Look at what is going on in right now in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In the past, there was the Kurds and the brutal war between Iraq and Iran.
Out of the PLO came a new perspective of the Koran’s teaching on conversion and subjugation. Islam teaches that all other religions must be eradicated according to the Koran and the teachings of radical clerics.
It is way too simple to blame the U.S. for the choices that Muslims have made to kill in the name of their religion. By attempting to understand them through a western mindset it removes who they are… they are not western and do not accept any other religion other than Islam… they detest Israel and want the land for their own, and who is it that stands in their way? It’s the West and predominantly the U.S., who must be stopped.
Until we understand who these people are and that they have no desire to integrate, assimilate and live peacefully… there will be terrorism. But not because of some misguided belief that we are to blame. It’s because they have a worldwide goal of converting and subjugating everyone into their belief system.