Armanious, his wife Amal Garas and their daughters, Monica (8) and Sylvia
(15) were found murdered in their
home. The reason this family
was so brutally murdered appears to be that they were outspoken critics of
Islam. The family was bound
and tortured, before their throats were slit in accord with the
instructions for executing nonbelievers, as detailed in the Koran: (47:4)
"Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers, smite at their necks; At
length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly [on
They were Coptic
Christians, an Egyptian sect of Christianity especially hated by
Muslims for their refusal to convert to Islam.
Hossam Armanious had received death threats from Muslims.
According to a family friend, one of the threats read, "You'd
better stop this bull, or we are going to track you down like a chicken
and kill you.” Sylvia was
especially brutalized, apparently due to the tattoo of a Coptic cross on
her wrist. The girl’s
throat was not only slit, but she was stabbed repeatedly in the chest and
wrist where she bore the sign of her faith.
It remains to be seen how
our news media will deal with this horrific slaying.
Will this brutal and sensational crime receive as much coverage as
the Laci Peterson murder? Will
this terrorist attack be treated with the same awe and fascination as the
Kobe Bryant case? Will we
have 24/7 legal analysis, breaking news, interviews, investigations,
magazine racks filled with pictures of the slain, an absolute media
frenzy? Or, will this
gruesome event be glossed over, whitewashed and quickly forgotten for
reasons of political correctness?
When followers of “the
religion of peace” hacked off Nick Berg’s head, it received nowhere
near the coverage as the Kobe Bryant case.
Social commentators and news analysts argued that the story must be
played down to prevent stirring up hatred toward the Muslim community.
Considering that only one act of violence against a Middle
Easterner (mistaken for a Muslim) was performed in retribution for the
outrageous murder of over three thousand Americans in the 9/11 attacks, I
don’t think that outcome very likely.
I think it far more likely that the suppression of coverage was due
to fear of offending the Muslim community.
Well, I’m offended by
the Muslim community that refuses to condemn such acts of violence.
I’m offended by the Muslim community that tolerates the teaching
of religious violence, anti-Semitism, anti-Christian bigotry and
anti-Americanism in its religious schools.
More than that, I am offended by the liberals in our culture who
refuse to recognize this violent cancer in our midst that is literally
killing us one person, one family and 3,000 persons at a time.
I am offended by those who refuse to recognize evil, and demand
tolerance from everyone but those who cut off people’s heads and fly
planes into buildings. I am
offended by those who blame the victims and celebrate the predators out of
their own cowardice.
If, as it appears, this
family was killed by Islamic terrorists in
, it must serve as an ear-splitting wake up call.
Every American must be warned and reminded that the terrorists hide
among us. The likes of
Michael Moore, who claim, “There is no terrorist threat,” should be
forced to view this atrocity. Those
who think the prisoner abuses at Abu Graib were horrible human rights
violations should by forced to view the body of an 8 year old girl, her
hands bound and her throat slit by their Muslim darlings.
- you reading this column - do not let this family die in vain!
Let them be martyrs to their faith and our freedom.
Let their deaths become the turning point, the moment when
finally awoke to the dangers of radical Islam and realized that the war on
terror is here, on our soil, now. Do
not return to life as normal. Do
not let the media give Michael Jackson more coverage than this gruesome
terrorist attack. Demand that
his story be the most covered of the year - call the national media, call
your local media. Call your
elected representatives and demand that the laws meant to combat terrorism
be enforced. Exercise your
Second Amendment rights; buy a gun to protect your family.
Know and be willing to protect your neighbors.
Keep your eyes open; watch for suspicious activity.
Patrol your neighborhood. For
God’s sake, do not close your eyes to this atrocity!