Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Understanding Islam: The Shia and Sunni

For those who don't really quite understand Islam (who does), you need to read the following great piece by Peter Wehner titled The War Against Global Jihadism. It's a bit lengthy, print it if you need to and then pass this on to your friends, family, etc., especially your liberal friends.

He goes into detail the nature of our enemy, the radical Shiite's and Sunnis's and their creepy offshoots, the Wahhabist's, Hezbollah, Baathist's, al Qaeda, etc. You will understand that in NO WAY can we withdraw from fighting this war which should be changed from the "War on Terror", to the more appropriatley titled "War for the Free World".

Here's a taste............

It is the fate of the West, and in particular the United States, to have to deal with the combined threat of Shia and Sunni extremists. And for all the differences that exist between them -- and they are significant -- they share some common features.

Their brand of radicalism is theocratic, totalitarian, illiberal, expansionist, violent, and deeply anti-Semitic and anti-American. As President Bush has said, both Shia and Sunni militants want to impose their dark vision on the Middle East. And as we have seen with Shia-dominated Iran's support of the Sunni terrorist group Hamas, they can find common ground when they confront what they believe is a common enemy.

The war against global jihadism will be long, and we will experience success and setbacks along the way. The temptation of the West will be to grow impatient and, in the face of this long struggle, to grow weary. Some will demand a quick victory and, absent that, they will want to withdraw from the battle. But this is a war from which we cannot withdraw. As we saw on September 11th, there are no safe harbors in which to hide. Our enemies have declared war on us, and their hatreds cannot be sated. We will either defeat them, or they will come after us with the unsheathed sword.

All of us would prefer years of repose to years of conflict. But history will not allow it. And so it once again rests with this remarkable republic to do what we have done in the past: our duty.

Read The War Against Global Jihadism, printable version.

And here's a great article to compliment this very post, "Welcome to Baghdad West". Folks, they're bringing it here to the USA. "Eff" this multiculturalism garbage, next thing you know, Pelosi, Reid, et al, will be blaming the Jews and GW Bush for this. Time to put the hammer down on these rats.


At 11:40 AM, Anonymous antone - in seattle said...

WOW. Thanks Joe, that makes things much more clear for me. As you know, I work for Microsoft in Seattle and there a number Middle Eastern people that work here, can't really tell if they're from India or Arabs, I do not know what religion they are, but I printed it and am going to put it on our board in one of our break rooms and see if there is a response.


At 1:55 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Nnnnice, thanks Antone. Please let me know if anything comes of it, I appreciate it!

Nice win by the Seahawks over Dallas, that ended perfectly. Now that Tiki and the NY Giants are out, I hope you guys make it to the Superbowl.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Whoa! I'd like to hear the results of that, too!

Great post, Joe!

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous serendip said...

Outstanding post, joe. Thanks.

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Thanks all, Brooke and Serendip, you both ahve great blogs, due to time constraints I only check a handfull of blogs/sites daily, but I check on you guys daily.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I'm flattered, Joe!

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

good one joe.


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