The last 48 hours or so have seen a profound lack of interest by the antique media in the running down of pedestrians in a small Jewish neighborhood in San Francisco by a muslim. They have been quick to dismiss the incident as having anything to do with islamofascism and everything to do with the young man in question being crazy. Right. Here is where I ran across the story, and through the links and updates, have been following it: Horror On San Francisco Streets.
The followup on that story led to a tag search here on WordPress on “Islamofascism” and a link to a thinkpiece at The Bos’un Locker called Know The Enemy and all about the underpinning philosophy of the current Al Qaida types. I commented that, if my understanding of my reading so far is correct, that these guys are Sunni types. Added some additional references that I have run across that show the evolution of the Shi’ite branch, which were outlined in a previous post, Found In My Inbox. Bos’un then sent me back another fascinating and eye opening link about the hezbo’s activities in the Americas, Does Hezbollah have the ability to strike the US?. Good Reading.
It is five years after 9-11 and we all need to learn as much as we can about this enemy. He is long term, and no matter what party is in office, he is going to be there. We cannot wish him away, or ignore him. As this weblog continues, it becomes clear to me that part of my evolving mission is to point as many people as possible to original sources or sources that reference the originals, online, so that we can get beyond the media “story of the moment” mentality. I hope these links help.
The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make.