An Iron Curtain Descends on Islamistan
American Thinker 25 June 2012
By James Lewis
"An Iron Curtain has descended over half of Europe" said Winston Churchill's in his historic Iron Curtain speech of 1946. It was ominous news for the West, but millions of people at that time were adult enough to listen. Unfortunately, we do not live in a time for adults today. We have certifiable ignoramuses demonstrating against "capitalism" in the streets, with an equally perverse and ignorant media telling us how wonderful those educated half-wits are.
Just the other day the news broke that Al Qaida has been financed by the heir apparent to the Saudi throne. This news has been in the public domain for a decade, and the American public has heard nothing:
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, now the next in line to take over the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was one of several defendants sued last year for his alleged support of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Salman is identified as an "individual patron" of al-Qaeda and as the leader of the Saudi High Commission for Relief to Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC).
A U.N. sponsored investigation further determined that Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, the head of the SHC, transferred in excess of $120 million from his personal accounts and SHC accounts under his control to the Third World Relief Agency ('TWRA'), between July of 1992 and July of 1995. According to the 9/11 Commission, the TWRA was an al Qaeda front and the primary pipeline for illegal arms shipments to al Qaeda fighters in the Balkans.
This is not a time for rational adults in the West, and therefore it is a very good time for the enemies of liberty. Obama is designating assassination targets for Predator strikes, but nobody has apparently persuaded the Saudis to stop sponsoring Al Qaida.
What does that tell you? It explains why we are losing the war against radical Islam in clear and measurable ways. Obama's assassinations mean nothing. His failure to stop the flow of terror financing means everything.
Today an invisible but very harsh Iron Curtain is dropping over a billion people of Islamistan -- the nation-states ruled by Islamic law, Shari'ah, to one degree or another.
But we have no Churchill to sound the alarm. Like FDR at Yalta, Western leaders are actively selling our interests out to radical Islam's ruthless tyranny over men, women, children and religious dissenters. With Obama's "Arab Spring," the Koranic Curtain has slammed down from Tunisia to Egypt, Turkey and Iran--- and all the little Shari'ahstans in London, Paris, and New York. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
Those societies are now falling backwards, backwards into the iron rule of Shari'ah law, and the Western media and politicians who know all about it are deadly afraid to tell the truth. We have no Churchills today, but reality doesn't care. Harsh realities are not for our politicians or news media. Look at Greece: Realists have known they were eating their seed corn for decades. It's only the politicians and "news" media who are acting surprised. We are as easily lied to as the Greeks. Their fate is ours if Obama is re-elected.
The Arab word "harem" doesn't come from some romantic fairytale. "Haram" means "forbidden," because men and infidels who dare to enter the harim will lose their heads and/or genitalia. Islam has always found removal of body parts, including heads, to be the most efficient way to enforce Shari'ah law, and it hasn't changed. That's why honor killings, even in the West, tend to sever heads and body parts. To spread mass terror as well as Allah's justice among teenage girls.
In 1783 Mozart wrote the opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio," which turned harems and female slavery into a musical comedy. The reality was grimmer, bloodier and much more abusive, as everybody knew in 1783. Female kidnapping, slavery, castration for men (eunuchs), and rape for women and children was so much the way of the Muslim world in 1783 that it could be turned into a fashionable musical comedy. Muslim pirates still raided the coast of England and Ireland to take children and women for the slave markets of Algeria and Baghdad. Libyan pirates attacked American merchant ships during Thomas Jefferson's term. The Muslims were what they were, and had been so for a thousand years by 1783, and there was nothing to do about it. So Mozart turned it into a romantic comedy in which the heroine (naturally) escapes with her virtue intact.