I have also often pondered this in my fleeting and wandering mind's eye. It would seem that if there were a true "reverse-terrorism" event, where a
non-muslim or "infidel" purposefully attacked a Muslim target, be it a mosque or what have you, based on religious reasons alone I fear would cause
mass rioting as other have suggested.
In my wondering of what we can do to stop radical Islamists from doing their terror bombings I have often wondered what effect it would have if a
counter-Islamic extremism group began to bomb Muslim targets. Perhaps a bombing of mecca during their pilgrimages? Or a nicely placed bombing in the
mosque on the temple of the rock?
I often wonder what effect this would have on the situation and the jihadist movements. I fear however that this would simply incite more to the
Radical Islamicism against the US is a beast that has been around for much longer than what many here claim. It did not start when the US armed the
Taliban in Afghan against the USSR. It did not start when Bush Sr. went into the Middle East.
In fact, the Islamic extremists started this fight back in the US's infancy. You see, it was during the time after the revolutionary war that Islamic
extremism against the US began. We are talking the 1780's here.
Allow me to bring about a story of the newly born US. You see, prior to the revolutionary war, the colonies of the US, and more importantly their
merchant ships, were under the protection of the British navy. Once we signed our declaration of independence, the US lost the British navy's
protection. For a short time however we had the protection of the French Navy, largely due to Thomas Jefferson's pull with the French. However, once
the revolutionary war was over, and the French went home, it was the US that was left with no protection for its merchant ships.
It was during this time, the late 1780's, that the US started encountering our old friends from Tripoli. Tripoli at this time was part of the Barbary
coast, and was part of the Barbary pirates.
The Barbary coast had an estimated 3 million christian slaves. The Barbary coast also had a very large pirating organization that flew under the flag
of Islam. They plundered our merchant ships and they killed and ransomed many from the united states. It was during this time that the Pirates were
even so bold to tell the US that they had to pay almost 10% of the then US GDP monthly to allow for "safe passage".
Thomas Jefferson could no longer deal with the pirates, and thusly created the US navy, and the US marine corp. Jefferson sent the US marines into
Tripoli, and kicked the # out of them in the Barbary Wars.
The United States Marine Corps actions in these wars led to the line "to the shores of Tripoli" in the opening of the Marine Hymn.
History as it seems would show that the Muslim Pirates of the Barbary coast attacked the US first.
That is it for the history lesson. I would now say in closing that I believe that the world has forgotten history and the world has somehow seen the
Muslim and Islamic extremists as someone that "we" have pissed off and that we deserve everything coming to us for it. How wrong they are.
Islamic extremism is not going to stop until every nation on the earth is under sharia law. That is the way of Islam, and it is the ultimate goal if
There will be a final battle, and I for one, am not going to sit by and watch from the sidelines.
and now for the disclaimer:
Please do not take this as any direct threat to any of the aforementioned parties and/or locations. This should be taken as a thought experiment only,
and not taken in any serious manner.
edited for spelling and disclaimer
[edit on 5-1-2010 by xmaddness]