Some of the many "heads" of this international Arab/Islamic
hydra include such notables as Osama Ben Laden, Yassir Arafat
(Israel's “peace partner”), Abu Sayyaf (Philippines), Sheikh
Muhammad Nasserallah (Hizb'Allah – the party of God) and Moqtada al-Sadr
(Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric and Hizb’Allah-Iranian front
man in Iraq). These and many other
lesser known figures are supported and lionized by untold millions.
Some might say that
Islam has two
faces. In reality, it boasts as many faces as the hydra has heads!
We are all becoming acutely aware of the so-called "radical
Islamic." But is there such a thing as a "moderate" or
"secular" Muslim? Or is it merely a matter of the number of
degrees "cooler" they are compared to the boiling hot
radical center? Bear in mind the not-so-humorous definition of a
"moderate Palestinian:" An Arab who would murder Israel's
Don't be misled into believing that "moderate"
voices can be heard from public relations propagandizing groups
such as Salem al Marayati's American Muslim Public Affairs Committee,
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
other American Arabs/Muslims. They have two-fold agenda:
destroy Israel and Islamicize America.
Time and again
President Bush has promised that American will not falter and will
stay the course. But does he fully appreciate that, like that
multi-headed hydra, the course should be multi-directional? As
noble as it may be to attempt the introduction of democracy to those
who have neither a clue of what it really is nor an inkling of how to
sustain it, the real mission must continue to be, first and foremost,
the elimination of those who incite, encourage and deliver the kind of
barbaric Arab/Muslim/Islamic terrorism witnessed in Fallujah.
A tit-for-tat response is woefully inadequate. Just ask the Israelis!
Instead a hard lesson must be taught, in my opinion. Flatten Fallujah.
Scorch Southern Lebanon and her Hizb'Allah thugs. Give Arafat and
Khamanei the same one-way ticket recently issued to Sheikh Yassin and
Abdel Aziz Rantisi. Melt the sword of Islam before it truly hangs
over all of us like the the Sword of Damocles!
Rachel Neuwirth is a
freelance writer who reside in Los Angeles [email protected]