Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A Reminder Of What We're Up Against

In the post below, we saw how Sheikh Omar Bakri gave advance warning that Al Qaeda Europe would attack London. The reality is, the Islamofascists are very good about telling us exactly what they are going to do, before they do it.

In this article, from The Weekly Australian, via Little Green Footballs, we are given the overall strategy of the Jihad, a list of targets, and a target number for slaughter:

THE attack in London has penetrated the best intelligence and security net in Europe. It confirms the difficulty faced by the most sophisticated nations in trying to manage the new age of asymmetrical warfare. The terrorists have no nation-state, wear no uniforms, recognise no rules of war, enshrine the murder of innocent civilians as a tactic, possess no identifiable sovereign assets and, as a result, are resistant to national defence by deterrence.

This is a terrorist attack, but the conflict is not really a war against terrorism. Its sources lie in religious fundamentalism and an ideological perversion within Islam. The enemy is not a nation but a global movement embedded within religion and this explains its formidable and elusive nature. It is a civil war within Islam that runs from Morocco to Indonesia, with its epicentre in Saudi Arabia. It is not a clash of civilisations but a crisis within one great civilisation.

The geopolitical aims of the jihadists are vast: the overthrow of moderate Muslim governments, the liquidation of Israel, the removal of US influence from the Gulf and the Middle East and the strategic eclipse of the West. Bin Laden declared after September11 that the world was divided “into two camps, the camp of the faithful and the camp of the infidels”. He says every Muslim has an obligation to take up arms.

Like all political madmen, it is the purity of bin Laden’s extremism that attracts fresh recruits and disarms Western opinion because it finds such extremism so incomprehensible.

In March last year, al-Qa’ida released targeting advice, saying: “We have to target Jews and Christians. We have to let anybody that fights God, his prophet or the believers know that we will be killing them. There should be no limits and no geographical borders. We have to turn the land of the infidels into hell as they have done to the lands of the Muslims.”

Jews were named as the priority human targets followed by Christians. The Christian order of importance by country was American, British, Spanish, Australian, Canadian and Italian.

In September 2002 al-Qa’ida spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith said: “We have the right to kill four million Americans - two million of them children - and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands. It is our right to fight them with chemical and biological weapons.”

For this fanatical mind-set, the London attack is a celebration of God’s will. It is, however, minor compared with the scale of al-Qa’ida’s declarations. US expert Graham Allison, from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, who has studied nuclear proliferation at length, warns: “In my own considered judgment, on the current path, a nuclear attack on America in the decade ahead is more likely than not.”