Fight the Terrorists, Not the Bombs

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The other meaning of “Asir” is prisoner. Without transportation, Asiri Muslims were imprisoned in their barren unwelcoming land. Given transportation we have all become their prisoners. Terrorist threats are enough to turn us into prisoners being herded into lines waiting for the next bomb to go off.

When we finally hunt down Ibrahim al-Asiri somewhere in Yemen, which once laid claim to Asir and has a history of contending with the House of Saud, among the tribes who have feuds and grudges as old as the desert sands, we will be nowhere closer to winning the War on Terror. Not so long as we have our heads stuck in those same sands.

Demographics alone dictate that there will be more young men to replace al-Asiri than there will be to replace the American men going off to war against his cronies. And in a polygamous society, even upper class young Saudi men are not only replaceable, they are competition for the harems of the Bin Ladens, the elderly men trying to make their paradise on earth with the help of Viagra and wealth. Many of these young men will have university educations and ample encouragement to join the Jihad to carve out more territory for the Dar-al-Islam.

Some will emigrate to London or New York and carve out professional roles for themselves while participating in Muslim political groups to build their influence. Others will make bombs or blow them up. Either way they will be doing what young men in the Arabian Desert have always done, raiding to expand the territory of Islam, and the prestige of their families and tribes.

It’s easy to snicker at the discrepancy of force between al-Asiri, embedding his bombs in underwear, but the bomb can bring down the jet. And the Sons of Asir can bring down the West. All it takes is enough time and effort.

The demographic bomb is the most explosive of all the devices and it doesn’t show up on even the most intrusive airport scanners. Arafat called the womb of the Arab woman his strongest weapon. The House of Saud liked to say that they had built their nation with a sword of steel and a sword of flesh. These two quotes explain the miserable state of the Muslim woman and the quiet ticking of the demographic clock, the bomb whose components are veiled women, trundling in groups behind a single man, the girls exploited by Muslim ‘Asian’ sex gangs and the rising number of female converts.

The biggest component of the bomb by far is still the jet plane, the passing shape that can either be a direct weapon or an indirect one. Before the 9/11 hijackers could hijack domestic flights, they had to obtain permission to arrive here on international ones. As the domestic population increases, the next wave of terrorists, men like Nidal Malik Hasan, Tariq Menhanna and Anwar Al-Awlaki, don’t even need the planes.

As Islam proliferates so does the number of bombs; the kind that al-Asiri makes and the kind that Arafat and the House of Saud made. The kind that blow up right away and the kind that tick slowly away from generation to generation, embedding themselves into a society, undermining it, chipping away at its roots, until it is time for them to go off. But whatever kind of bombs they are, when they go off they destroy our lives and our freedoms. And when enough of them go off, then life is a bomb.

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  • PaulM

    I don’t see another answer. How are we supposed to deal with an entire ideology?

    We can’t fight Islam. All we can do is secure airports, keep things quiet and wait for it to blow over.

    • moshe

      Why can't we fight Islam? It's easy:

      1) Outlaw it
      2) Deport its adherents
      3) Kill millions of them for every one of us as a policy. If a Moslem terrorist blows up a plane full of our people, we figure out which Moslem country he comes from and drop a nuke on its biggest city. If we can't figure out where he came from, just pick a large Moslem city at random.

      The Islam problem would go away after only a couple of demonstrations. The Moslems themselves will put an end to the terrorism. Not because they love us, but because they again FEAR US.

    • http://longhorn-project.org Robin Rosenblatt

      The more bombs they make the better they get at it. Practice make perfect.

  • pagegl

    Probably time for a new Crusade.

  • Gunner57

    What can we do??? STOP ALL MIUSLIM IMMGRATION.

  • Gunner57

    Start deporting Muslims too.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    America will stay in denial and eventually have all freedoms destroyed by Leftist/Socialist/Islamist
    subversives with the battle everywhere fighting destructive government regulations and
    creeping Sharia Laws and increasing violent attacks. Now is the time to rid America of the Islamist
    curse and Leftist subversion, Deportations, government change and the elimination of anti-American
    workers in all government agencies. Vote out the end of America in November and demand those
    placed in Office cleans the Nation of all enemies foreign and domestic………………William

  • marat 1

    Islam is incredibly sexually repressed. There are, in fact, speculations by Western shrinks that much of Islamic Terror may stem from the exploitation of young males in the madrasses who are forced to have sex with the Imams (excuse me ma'am). May I suggest that the Western nations form a coalition to drop hundreds of thousands of tons of the most hard core pornography, accompanied by sex toys, etc., etc. Sure they would call us "the Devil." So what, they will do that anyway. It could keep their populations in perpetual sexual frenzy and too exhausted by chronic masturbation to plan any sane Western attacks. At the very least, their societies would never be the same…

    • Aint no Dhimmi

      You don't suppose that our pathological narcissist of a president

      Was sexually abused by his Imam in Indonesia, do You Marat 1.?

      He says that he fondly remembers the Muslim. Call to prayer. Hmmmm…..

  • Citizen_Smith

    When was the last time the Israelis lost an airline? Ooops, under socialist America, the only profiling one can do is against everyone but the majority of perpetrators, go ask Henry Kissinger. I advocated an immigration freeze following 911 including those seeking jobs from the south in el norte 'cause when you put up a brown New Worlder next to a brown jihadi, tough to tell; see how far that went. Pre-SecDef Gates was University of Texas president in the early years, and he dhimmied up and said don't lock rich Arabs out or the academy will just have to keep increasing tuition faster than health care inflation, still said it while SecDef and guess what; sleeper cells and Occupy Wall Street white kids with tuition debt….go figure!!!! If November recrowns the king, it's over. Issa Akbar!

  • kong.ming

    The hypocrisy from the hate Imans must come to light and they must be revealed as no better than the serial killers and child molesters. Scarcity will push civilization into Moslem lands which are still in the dark ages as their resources are opened to the world, like the $3 trillion of minerals in Afghanistan. We've kept proactive by pitting two like enemies against each other. Fanaticism and corruption go hand and hand, which we are seeing now as the jihadists degenerate into a glorified drug cartel which funds terrorism.

  • wctaqiyya

    Gunner57 said it. Consider this, for the most part, North Korea has been cut off from the world. The only N. Koreans we see are the few who escape by the skin of their teeth. This is a good thing. Cuba has been isolated from much of the world for decades. This is changing but the only Cubans we see in America are athletes or artists just before they defect and the ones who risk their lives on rubber rafts escaping from Cuba. This is a good thing. Nuff said about that. What prevents the U.S. from isolating selected Muslim nations as we have with the commies and Iran? I don't mean we need to cut off all contact, we can begin with eliminating all passenger plane connections to America from Muslim countries and prohibiting all Muslims from traveling into the U.S. Have a bleeding heart about this? You may want to know that Saudi Arabia places many restrictions on the Americans in their country including isolated living quarters and dress codes. Plus, Greece and Turkey exchanged hundreds of thousands of Greek Muslim citizens and Turkish Christian citizens on or about 1923. The idea of eliminating Muslims from America is not far fetched. Their students, chemists and scientists can go elsewhere or we can put them in isolated living quarters. North Korea, at most, poses a threat to regional peace and would certainly lose any war it starts. Yet they are almost completely isolated and we do not invite their students to study at MIT. Muslims pose an existential threat to western civilization and yet we fly the buzzards all over creation and import them by the boatload. Just how stupid is that? Get em out, close the door and bar it. Period.