For more than a decade, we have stopped just short of declaring war on terrorists. That needs to stop.
SAN ANTONIO, January 9, 2015 – The Kouachi brother who attacked Charlie Hebdo have been killed at an industrial building north of Paris where they were holding hostages.
The massacre on Wednesday continued through Friday in Paris, as intolerant terrorists demanding our values to be curbed in order to not offend “the prophet” or their intent for our way of life, continued to lay siege. Parisians responded with declarations of “Not Afraid” and a force of some 80,000 that moved out in the man hunt for these terrorists.
There is a cultural war raging between traditional Western values of freedom, liberty, and justice and the vile, ignorant, and intolerant values put forth by followers of the geo-political philosophy of radical Islam. Paris has responded with focused force to this latest attack, a focus that needs to be mirrored by all Western democracies, including the US.
These terrorists offer only three choices to infidels: conversion to their radical version of Islam, death, or choosing to live as a second class citizen while paying a tax to our Muslim leaders. If America does not lead the charge in defending traditional Western values and beliefs Americans will be doomed to death or, to living for the rest of eternity on our knees.
Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, who was one of the twelve brave souls that died in the terror attack Wednesday in Paris, will forever be a hero to anyone who cherishes freedom and liberty. He reprinted the cartoons that the Islamists used as an excuse to murder those they disagreed with in 2011, including Theo Van Gogh, the original cartoonist.
Charbonnier was a champion of freedom of speech and nothing could deter him – not even when Al Qaeda included him on their Most Wanted List or when terrorists firebombed the Charlie Hebdo offices in 2011.
Charbonnier told ABC News during a 2012 interview, “I prefer to die than to live like a rat,” and he would rather “die standing than live on my knees.” Charbonnier was criticized for inflaming Muslim tensions, even though his magazine satirized every religion, and every political stance.
In response to 2012 demands that he stop satirizing Islam, he stated that:
“The accusation that we are pouring oil on the flames in the current situation really gets on my nerves … We publish caricatures every week, but people only describe them as declarations of war when it’s about the person of the prophet or radical Islam. When you start saying that you can’t create such drawings, then the same thing will soon apply to other, more harmless representations.”
He is exactly right; Charbonnier’s life and death will forever be about much more than satire, and he will always be a hero to anyone who truly believes in freedom.
While the interim editor at Charlie Hebdo has announced that the magazine will publish a new issue this week, because, “stupidity will not win,” the vast majority of American media has refused to even show any of the cartoons that Charbonnier was slaughtered for publishing. CNN, Fox, ABC, MSNBC and NBC have all refused to show the cartoons.
The only print MSM paper to publish even one cartoon was the Washington Post, and they only did so after repeated and numerous warnings that the content was offensive.
The fear from the American leftwing media is so disgustingly apparent, they should all waive the white flag; and ,as Samuel Adams said of those not brave enough to join the American revolution, “… if you love the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace… May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
Our media, however, gets all of their cues from the Obama administration, which does all it can to distance itself from traditional Western values and to bow down, figuratively and literally, to the fear of the rabid, murderous Islamists. Obama may claim that he stands with the dead journalists of Charlie Hebdo and the other warriors for freedom of speech now, but that wasn’t the case in 2012 when Obama was busy doing all in his power to blame the Benghazi attacks on a YouTube video.
On September 19, 2012, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the following about the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo: “Well, we are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Muhammad, and obviously, we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this. We know that these images will be deeply offensive to many and have the potential to be inflammatory.
But we’ve spoken repeatedly about the importance of upholding the freedom of expression that is enshrined in our Constitution. In other words, we don’t question the right of something like this to be published; we just question the judgment behind the decision to publish it. And I think that that’s our view about the video that was produced in this country and has caused so much offense in the Muslim world.”
Just a short time later, during a speech Obama gave at the United Nations attempting to blame American freedom of speech for the murderous actions of Muslims in killing our Libyan ambassador and three other Americans, he said: “The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
There is, however, a path to winning this war and maintaining our way of life, and it is contained in the words of President Reagan in his historic speech, “A Time for Choosing” from 1964:
“There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender… Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum.”
The targeted slaughter of the ten journalists and two policemen in Paris on January 6, 2014 will live on forever as either the day the West’s willing submission to Islam officially began, or the day that the West rose up and took the advice of the following words of President Reagan:
“You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. You and I must have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay. There is a point beyond which they must not advance.”
R.I.P. Stephane Charbonnier and the other brave souls at Charlie Hebdu who gave their lives because they refused to bow to Muslim demands to stop exercising their freedom of speech.
Its time to meet the radical’s declaration of war with war.
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