A homegrown U.S. soldier-jihadist, having never served overseas, slaughters unarmed members of the U.S. military on American soil, and his act is foolishly excused by some as “secondary post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp detainees responsible for 9/11 are being moved to New York for trial.
As U.S. soldiers risk their lives in Afghanistan, our leaders struggle with the political consequences of their commanders’ recommendations.
The war on terror is spoken of no more. We’ve adopted a see-no-jihad, hear-no-jihad, speak-no-jihad mind-set. Political correctness rules the day.
Before it’s too late, America must again awaken to the unprecedented global threat of Islamic jihad. When a patient has cancer, any chance of defeating the disease is lost if one denies its existence. Islamic jihad is like a very slow, often hidden cancer: deadly cells in all areas of the world body, eating away at freedoms wherever they exist. Unrecognized, denied and/or untreated, Islamism will ultimately destroy free societies worldwide.
That said, the completely diabolical motives and actions of jihadists are difficult for good people to comprehend. That’s why many readily accept erroneous lame characterizations like “senseless,” “random act of terror,” “just a lone wolf,” “he simply snapped,” “not connected with 9/11,” “the act of a nut-job” or “America’s fault”.
It’s terribly dangerous to “misunderestimate” Islamic jihad, just as it’s deadly to “misunderestimate” cancer.
Consider Maj. Nidal Hasan: an Islamic terrorist, a self-proclaimed soldier of Allah. He consciously slaughtered infidels, shouting “Allah Akbar” as he massacred unarmed soldiers in cold blood. Earlier, Hasan set off a myriad of alarm bells. He posted anti-American hate speeches; attended radical mosques; communicated with al-Qaida, was “watched” by two counterterrorism task forces; praised suicide bombers; publicly criticized U.S. policies as “war on Islam;” told his military patients their sacrifices were worthless; said infidels “should be beheaded or have their throats cut;” was declared a “dysfunctional” Army psychiatrist; spoke about the “joys of jihad;” and listed himself as “Palestinian.”
Yet, after his rampage, some avoided associating Hasan with radical Islam, saying “don’t jump to conclusions; wait for the facts,” practicing the very same political correctness that enabled Hasan’s carnage.
Now activist lawyers will claim “harassment” drove him temporarily insane. Hasan’s trial will be a platform for global anti-Americanism. Afterwards, if he doesn’t go free, we’ll fund his prison lifestyle as he becomes a worldwide jihadist hero.
Hasan wasn’t the first and won’t be the last home-grown Islamic terrorist. The Muslim Beltway snipers paralyzed Washington for three weeks, killing 10, after which the media totally ignored John Muhammad’s praise of the 9/11 attacks. A disgruntled U.S. Muslim soldier murdered fellow officers in Kuwait. An American mullah shot at feds in Detroit. A U.S. Muslim fanatic attacked an Arkansas recruiting station.
A Muslim media owner beheaded his wife. U.S. Muslim terrorists plotted to attack Marines at Quantico. Others plotted to attack Fort Dix and New York City subways. A Muslim father ran over his daughter because she became “Westernized.”
Random acts? Or a pattern of U.S. jihad?
And now we’re now bringing Gitmo detainees onto American soil, extending them constitutional protections. New York will spend a fortune securing subway tubes, skyscrapers, a nearby nuclear reactor and a previously carnaged financial center.
Meanwhile, the world will witness a media circus which will embarrass the United States, embolden Islamists worldwide and perhaps see justice defeated.
Slick, publicity-seeking, U.S.-furnished lawyers will jettison information gathered by waterboarding, while exploiting newly granted rights to bog down the judicial process. They will denounce that these thugs were never “Mirandized.”
Consider also that Gitmo detainees may not have actually committed prosecutable crimes. We know they want to exterminate infidels. But our concerns come from classified intelligence, which may not be permissible in criminal court.
Finally, in most remaining Gitmo cases, the nations of origin have refused to repatriate terrorists. Any found “not guilty” in U.S. criminal courts may actually have to be released onto U.S. soil. These New York trials will drudge up enhanced interrogation techniques, providing Islamists with new propaganda and recruiting tools. The defendants will present Islam as the victim, blame America and condemn Israel.
So why has this precarious decision been made, when other Gitmo detainees are being tried in military courts? There’s only one possible answer: Politics — a political travesty that will go down as the worst and most irresponsible in America’s history.
We simply cannot allow this to happen! We must get off our couches; demand an end to political correctness related to Islamism; protest dangerous decisions however we can; and then vote out all politicians who refuse to stand with us in dissent.
Tymann retired as the president of Westinghouse International and is currently chairman of First Florida Biofuels LLC. He is a regular guest commentator for the Daily News and a frequent guest speaker throughout Southwest Florida. E-mail Tymann at: email@example.com