North Africa Is the New Afghanistan

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.


When Obama took office four years ago, North Africa wasn’t keeping CIA analysts up at night. There were known trouble spots in the region, but no one thought that it was likely to turn into the next Afghanistan. Then along came the Arab Spring.

Egypt, the great regional power, has since fallen into the hands of the Islamists and has become part of the pipeline for Islamist fighters moving weapons from Libya into Gaza and Syria. Islamists have won elections in Tunisia and Morocco. With the Muslim Brotherhood in ascendance in Libya, Algeria is the only large North African country to have beaten back the Islamists. Now it’s also under attack.

Islamist ambitions had led to a brutal civil war in Algeria that the country is still recovering from. With Libya and Egypt to the West and Mali to the south, it is now more vulnerable than ever. And if Algeria sinks into another civil war, then North Africa really will be reduced to the level of another Afghanistan. And that may be exactly what the Gulf oil tyrants behind the Arab Spring really want.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is already speaking of a North African conflict that could last for decades. It is a more sober assessment than the earlier claim by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that the fighting in Mali would be over in a matter of weeks.

By the time French President François Hollande got around to naming a timeline, it was the familiar one to most people from Afghanistan and Iraq. “We have one goal. To ensure that when we leave, when we end our intervention, Mali is safe, has legitimate authorities, an electoral process and there are no more terrorists threatening its territory.” It was the Afghanistan timeline all over again.

When Mitt Romney brought up Mali in the presidential debate, the reference was met with sneers from the left and bewilderment from the media. “Despite Romney Claims, Mali is No Afghanistan, Expert Says,” is how US News and World Report headlined the rebuttal. Three months later, it’s become increasingly clear that not only is Mali turning into Afghanistan, but North Africa is sliding down the same muddy slope.

It took French military intervention to keep a local Al Qaeda franchise from threatening Mali’s capital. And that was followed by a hostage crisis in Algeria. The common denominator for the violence in both Mali and Algeria is Libya.

The Algerian attackers reportedly came out of terrorist camps in Southern Libya. While the Libyan government claims that there are no terrorist camps in Southern Libya, it has almost no authority or power outside Tripoli, and it is heavily infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists.

While Gaddafi could promise the United States that he would end the sponsorship of terrorists and had the authority to be held to it, the new Libyan government is a fragile arrangement of factions that can offer nothing and will offer nothing. It has already disavowed French intervention in Mali. And it is likely that elements in the Libyan government were aware of the impending attack in Algeria, just as they were reportedly aware of the attack on the Benghazi mission.

The new Libyan government is the Karzai government all over again; a collection of shifting factions that offers no support to the West, instead undermining it at every turn.

The only thing that Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy had learned from the wars fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was to avoid the public turning on them by minimizing their casualty footprint. By avoiding troops on the ground, the trio thought that they had dodged all the problems that Bush and Blair had with Iraq. It never occurred to them that the reason Bush and Blair opted for occupation and reconstruction was to try and tamp down the resulting chaos. Despite their best efforts, their own people are coming back in body bags from Libya and Mali. And the killing has only begun.

The new war in Mali began when Tuareg nationalists fighting in Libya teamed up with Islamists to refight an old civil war in Mali. The new civil war would have ended like the old one did if not for the ridiculous amount of weapons that Qatar and France had shipped to the Libyan Jihadists which made it possible for them to rampage across Mali.

The good news in Mali is that the Jihadists are not particularly popular with the native population. But then neither were the Taliban. The Judo trick of occupation is that once there are enough foreign troops within reach; the Jihadists can make way for local fighters looking to make some money or expand their influence with a few attacks here and there. And this isn’t a non-profit enterprise.

Building Islamist Emirates in North Africa is about more than just being able to chop off the hands of thieves or flog women for not wearing the Burqa. It’s about the flow of money and drugs from the east to the west and all parts in between. Before Al Qaeda put in its bid for Mali, the country’s lawless reaches had already become a mecca for Latin American drug cartels moving their product to Europe.

The intersection between drugs and Jihad in Afghanistan and Mali are no coincidence. There are two substances that fund Islamic terrorism: oil and drugs. The alliance between Islam and the Left is built on the interlinked drug networks of Marxist regimes and guerrilla groups in Latin America and their Islamist counterparts in Asia and the Middle East.

Bosnia gave the Islamists access to the lucrative European markets for human trafficking and Afghanistan cut the Islamist groups in on a piece of the Golden Triangle. North Africa gives them something even better, the interface between Europe and Africa with a Latin American connection. Fracking may be on the verge of turning the oil market upside down, but drugs aren’t going anywhere and the Islamists are betting on drugs to keep them going when the oil money trickles away.

North Africa’s close connections to Europe make it the ideal stepping stone for the conquest of Europe that the Islamists look forward to. With the carnage growing in North Africa, it remains to be seen whether Obama, Cameron and Hollande will be able to succeed in North Africa where they failed in Afghanistan.

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  • UCSPanther

    History will not be kind to Obama, and will more than likely remember him in a worst light than Neville Chamberlain.

    • Mary Sue

      Yeah, provided the historians of the future aren't all steeped in Identity Politics.

    • Raymond in DC

      America's universities are currently training a new generation of Howard Zinns, most of whom actively supported Obama. Surely, in the future they'll blame the failures of the Obama era on someone or something else: on "bitter clingers", on Republican "extremists", on evil corporations that didn't pay their "fair share", etc.

    • poetcomic1

      What historians?

      • kaz

        the "historians" are already writing an alterhistory in which obama is the white knight who got us out of the depression, and made peace with islam. any minor residual difficulties are, of course, due to george w bush, and his "divisive" policies. our noble elites will not recognize their fatal error until we are a small, defeated, humiliated minority in our own country.

    • Rotait

      If someone does not do something about the Mankenyan candidate and his pro islamic policies there will not be any ' history '

    • Rita

      History will be written by his mates, the Muslim Brotherhood, the ink will be the blood of those who dared speaking up from ca 2013.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Obama's foreign policy machinations has brought N Africa to the brink. Its Islamist fruits are the by product of bringing the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia to power region wide. In tandem, his illegal push into Libya is exploding with fall out yet to be seen – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/19/benghazigate-

    Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Moxtar

      You're giving Obama and the US too much credit or things they had nothing to do with. If anything they stood on the sidelines trying to figure out what's happening while things unfolded . No one had any clue what was going to happen the next day, not even the "arabs", so tone down your ethnocentrism and arrogance and find something real to blame Obama for.

      • mlcblog

        I think you are mistaken. We are talking about influence, and surely O's is strong in the region. Just look at it. The first Muslim US President. That is very influential.

  • FPF

    Hussein Obama already has more than one million babies' blood on his hands, the blood of black people in Africa does not mean anything to him any more.

  • Chezwick

    The "real war"….?

    It began 1400 years ago.

    In his inaugural speech, Obama insisted we reject "war in perpetuity." And yet, this is exactly what Islam mandates for its followers….war in perpetuity….and is why – according to Islamic doctrine – the non-Muslim world is referred to as "Darul Harb"….the "realm of war". Those of us living in Darul Harb will be subjected to war in perpetuity until the day when we are brought into Darul Islam. And on that day, our cultural heritage, all our past glories, will become the "pre-Islamic period of ignorance"….to be extinguished as robustly as the Buddhist statues at Bimayin.

    • MikeWood

      Spot on, Chezwick, as usual. Was it Eistein that once said that Relativity Theory is not hard to understand, it's just hard to believe? This is because it runs counter to our intuitions of how things work. Islamic doctrines are the same, they run counter to most people's intuitions of what other cultures and other religions are like. Hence non-Muslims find the idea that Islam mandates war in perpetuity almost impossible to believe. The doctrines are not hard to understand and the evidence that they are being followed, not hard to come by, but non-Muslims just can't believe it when they see it. With Obama, of course, one is really not sure that he isn't in on the plan.

      • kaz

        hanlon's razor, first corrolary. always attribute to malice what cannot be explained by stupidity. stupidity and shocking incompetence just are not adequate to explain obama.

      • mlcblog

        This one, I, myself am absolutely sure. It is so blatantly obvious, much like what you are talking about in the general realm.

    • tanstaafl

      You are absolutely correct. Wherever there is Islam, there is always jihad.

      • JacksonPearson

        Good to see you posting here…. :o)

  • Michael Copeland

    Morsi, Morsi, don't you stop!
    Just let the blades go chippety chop,
    The swords go swish,
    And the heads roll down,
    Giddy up! We're Caliphate bound!

  • Moxtar

    Yeah, Elected "islamists" and terrorists are exactly the same thing. No need to look further, if that's the level of geopolitic expertise the US has, you're way over the brink of decline. What a sad, uncultured; ignoramus country you became!

    • mlcblog

      Sorry. I don't see that level of generalization going on here, not the level you ascribe.

  • mekus milkdud

    how many times does this have to be said how ever controls the press controls how history is viewed, obummer baluga is all about helping his chosen race and Muslims in any way he can. there are mini wars already in the cities of the states and it will only get worse and the democraps and obummer have set this in motion now that he has won again it is only a matter of time before the history of the United States is rewritten

  • jacob

    Whatever is on plain sight, needs no eyeglasses to see, reads an old Spanish proverb, which
    brings me to OBAMA.

    From the very beginning, his actions show to anyone not blind and deaf which foot does OBAMA
    limp from and seeing in any other way is plain asinine.

    It is up to the people of the USA to put up with his agenda, as can be plainly seen the Congress
    parasites won't do anything……

  • I'm Having a…

    "Through French discord and negligence, an opening will be given to the Mahommedans", and, "France will be assaulted by five sides" – Michel de Nostradame – 1503-1566.

    Let's wait and see if he's right, shall we?

    • κατεργάζομαι

      - Crackpot Michel de Nostradame – 1503-1566, –

      ~ According to the Biblical Standard of inerrancy;

      Nostradamus is clearly a false prophet. His fate was death by stoning. fact.

      • I'm Having a…

        We'll find out soon enough.

        And, Nostradamus was NOT stoned to death. He died in his rooms. Research facts, don't rape them!

  • tom4you

    Perhaps Obama should have a meeting with the Latin American and Afgan Drug Lords to try and explain they should not involve the Islamists….maybe we should make all drugs legal….

  • SuicidePrevention

    If Daniel is correct that drugs (and oil) feed islamic terrorism, then that is another good reason
    for Western governrnments to legalize and regulate drugs. It's a bit like prohibition (of alchohol)
    feeding the mafia. Of course, the choice to ingest substances or abstain seems to me like a freedom
    implied by the constitution and original spirit of the U.S.A. We don't actually need the fact that
    criminalizing drugs or alchohol (or gambling or prostitution) feeds mafias of both Islamic and traditional
    varieties. These are matters of basic freedom. But, I wouldn't object to government regulation or even
    monopoly control of these substances. A little Nanny State is OK by me. Throwing people in prison for
    using substances is far worse than nanny.

    • kaz

      yes, lets legalize drugs. but lets also take the taxpayer off the hook for the human detritus which will continue to pile up due to drugs, legal or illegal. stop the welfare, disability, and social security scams, and let those who chose a life of drug addicted poverty and squalor have what they bargained for: not just the drugs, but hunger, cold, disease and filth that should go with their choice.

  • Shockwave

    The West, especially Europe, must help Algeria before it is TOO LATE. Algeria has a strong army, social stability and has had its 'Arab spring' 20 years before anyone else. Algeria is the only country that has fought a large armed terrorist group and defeated it decisively and push its fleeing remnants to the desert (north Mali). These remnants are now receiving weapons from Libya.
    The irony is that these weapons are used to fight France, the very country that helped liberate Libya!

    Algerian people, who have lived the terror of the jihadists, have rejected Islamists in the last elections, another reason why the terrorist in Mali, Libya and Tunisia want to fight Algeria.
    If Algeria falls, then Europe will be within close firing range of the terrorists! The oils wells from Egypt to Algeria will be in their hands. This is far more dangerous than Afghanistan, because Afghanistan is not close to Europe and does not have almost a third of the world's oil and gas reserves! This why why, Algeria must be strengthened and helped.

    • kaz

      also among algeria's accomplishments is the repopulation of france with algerian muslims, and those are some nasty critters. they are muslims, dummy. any attempt to help them in any way will backfire, just like every other foolish western move to help any muslims anywhere. the best thing for the west to do about muslims in any muslim country is to ignore them completely as long as we can, and if a group of them becomes so aggressively obnoxious that they cannot be ignored (e.g. 9-11-01), kill them. the only rational way to deal with muslim invaders who have colonized any western country is to deport them to some islamic eden. any other policy towards islam is foolish. btw, the origin of the 9-11-01 peaceful muslims was saudi arabia, not afghanistan. we should have conquered saudi arabia, appropriated their oil, and converted their population to infidelism by the sword (the same deal they offer us). we didnt because we were led by a fool. so when the fool's term was over, we elected a muslim. go figure.

  • patriothere

    If you want American kids to fight your wars for israel then go put on a helmut and fight yourself! Send your money! Send your kids! Don't get young duped innocent kids to fight these wars that are not in Americas interests. We will bankrupt our nation fighting these bogus wars. We are doing exactly what bin laden wants. Fighting on their soil where they can bankrupt us.

    • JacksonPearson

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

      Muhammad, the Prophet of Terror:
      Mohammad, Prophet of Islam is known as the "Apostle of Peace" by Moslems. Nothing can be further from the truth. When Mohammad first started screaming from the rooftops that he alone had the divine word of God, the people of Mecca ignored him. However, when he started insulting and defaming the religion of the peace loving Meccans, they couldn't take it anymore and tried persuading him to stop. Mohammad was too scared of the growing hostility against him and instead of calling upon his Allah to strike down the Meccans, he crept out one night and fled for his life. Ever since that incident, Mohammad was determined to take revenge on the Meccans. He escaped to Medina, which had a sizable Jewish population, and started plotting his revenge with a small gang of criminals. This was the beginning of Mohammad's trail of violence, hatred and bloodshed that would soon destroy the culture of Persia, Egyptian. The story has been documented in detail by his biographers, – surprise raids on trade caravans and tribal settlements, the use of plunder thus obtained for recruiting an ever growing army of greedy desperadoes, assassinations of opponents, blackmail, expulsion and massacre of the Jews of Medina, attack and enslavement of the Jews of Khayber, rape of women and children, sale of these victims after rape, trickery, treachery and bribery employed to their fullest extent to grow the numbers of his religion Islam which ironically was supposed to mean "Peace"! He organised no less than 86 expeditions, 26 of which he led himself. The motives of the converts to Islam was never in any doubt. Of any moralizing or de-moralizing effect that Mohammad's teaching had upon his followers we cannot say with precision. When he was at the head of the Robber community, it is probable that the demoralizing influence began to be felt; it was then that men who had never broken an oath learned that they might evade their obligations, and that men to whom the blood of their clan had been as their own, began to shed it with impunity in the "cause of god". And that lying and treachery in the cause of Islam received divine approval. It was then too that Muslems became distinguished by the obscenity of their language. It was then too, that the coveting of goods and wives possessed by Non Muslems was avowed without discouragement from the Prophet. The details of all his criminal onslaughts in the form of battles and assassinations are chronicled in this article in a chronological manner. One should note that every time the "Apostle of Peace" committed one of his criminal onslaughts, he always justified the crimes by quickly claiming a "divine revelation" which conveniently removed the blame from his bloodied hands. These convenient Suras are detailed immediately below the description of the incident.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Isn't that the prophet of pieces?
        That's probably an obscure prophecy they have looking forward to the suicide bomb.

        • JacksonPearson

          Notsopatriot doesn't know….he's just a lost wannabe, and pretending goat herder.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You have to have dreams, his is a 4 legged one.

          • JacksonPearson

            This phony sicko gets tingles up his leg when he even sees a pic of a goat.

    • JacksonPearson

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

      Hate Speech?
      (Not According to CAIR)

      “Muslims are the vilest of animals…”;
      “Show mercy to one another, but be ruthless to Muslims”;
      “How perverse are Muslims!”;
      “Strike off the heads of Muslims, as well as their fingertips”;
      “Fight those Muslims who are near to you”;
      “Muslim mischief makers should be murdered or crucified”;

      Hate speech? Incitement to violence? Sounds like it to us, but a knowledgeable Muslim would have to disagree. Why would Muslims not consider this to be hate speech? How is it that we can post these quotes with full certainty that CAIR won't be contacting the media (or Congress) with wild-eyed accusations of Islamophobia? Well, for one thing, we don’t actually agree with any of these disgusting statements, of course. No one should be harassed for their religious beliefs (or lack thereof) much less physically assaulted. But the real reason is that we don't fear CAIR is because Muslims themselves honestly believe these quotes to be the literal, eternal word of Allah. In fact, CAIR is promoting this hate speech on their own website! It is actively propagating the very literature that contains these comments, even while sanctimoniously claiming that it is working against hate and violence.

      But… isn't CAIR a Muslim organization? What’s the catch? Well, if you haven’t guessed it already, these are quotes from the Qur’an in which we've replaced the word ‘Christian’, ‘Jew’ or ‘unbeliever’ with the word ‘Muslim.’ Here is how they actually appear in the literature that groups like CAIR are pushing:

      Quran (8:55) – Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve Quran

      48:29) – Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves

      Quran 9:30) – And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah… Allah
      (Himself) fights against them. How perverse are they!

      Quran (8:12) – I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

      Quran (9:123) – O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness

      Quran (5:33) – The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement These verses come from five different places in the

      Qur’an. There are dozens of others scattered throughout that advocate violence in open-ended fashion. There are hundreds more that speak of hatred and hell toward Christians, Jews, and other non-believers.

      Is it any wonder that the Muslim world is split largely between those who tacitly support Islamic terror and those who do nothing about it?)

    • JacksonPearson

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

      Hate Speech?
      (Not According to CAIR)

      Part 2…:

      Very few of these verses are bound by historical context within the text of the Qur’an, and any appeal to external sources for mitigation would apply also to the tiny handful of verses that are used (disingenuously) to promote Islam as being loving and tolerant. More importantly, there is a far greater number of violent verses than ones of tolerance, and most were “revealed” later, thus abrogating the handful of earlier ones. And yet, this is the book that CAIR wants people to read! This is what CAIR considers to be holy text, even to the extent that an exact replica of the Qur’an (grammatical errors and all) is said to be on a table in heaven guarded by angels. So, the next time you hear CAIR smugly accusing its critics of “hate speech,” just remember what the organization's agenda really is: They don’t mind hate speech directed at non-Muslims. In fact, they promote it. They don't mind religious minorities being denied rights that Muslims have in Muslims societies. In fact, they plug fatwas and religious literature that encourage discrimination. They don't even mind the vast amount of terrorism in the name of Islam. In fact, they refuse to specifically acknowledge and denounce more than 99% of it, including the on-going genocide against black Africans by Arabs. So, don't be fooled by those Muslims using the new words that they've recently discovered, such as 'bigotry' and 'hate speech'. These mean nothing in the Islamic world, where the supremacy of Islam and institutionalized discrimination against non-believers are taken for granted. The language of civil rights and tolerance is merely an ironic tool of convenience for prominent Muslim organizations in the West to advance their cause of Islamic supremacy. True civil rights organizations are concerned about rights for all people, regardless of race or religion, and this is something that Islam has never been able to produce… and probably never will… At least according to our Qur’an! See also: Is the Qur'an Hate Propaganda?

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

    • JacksonPearson

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

      Muhammad, the Prophet of Terror:
      1) Massacre of unarmed merchants during sacred month Date: Late January(Rejeb), 623 A.D. Place: Nakhla

      Victims: 4 Merchants from Quraysh tribe of Mecca, the Tribe to which Mohammad himself belonged

      Four UNARMED merchants were travelling to Mecca to sell their goods consisting of raisins, honey and animal skins. It was the holy month of Rejeb which was considered sacred for trade in Arabia. It was a point of honor that any form of warfare or violence was strictly forbidden in this month. Mohammad's gang attacked the elpless men from behind and stabbed two of them to death. They plundered all the goods as booty and Mohammad got one fifths of the share. This shows the utter lack of morals or scruples on Mohammad's part. The Prophet of Islam did not possess a shred of pity or kindness, or the slightest sense of justice. He cold-bloodedly murdered two innocent people who had never done him any harm and did not even know him! All this was done in a month that the Prophet himself declared was a sacred month in which no warfare should take place. Mohammad was obviously motivated by nothing but hatred and greed. Conveniently divine revelations came down from Allah that absolved him of all the guilt. [al-Baqarah 2:216] "Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, you knew not." Here Mohammad is completely removing all blame from himself, for having started the fighting. The most insidious and devilish implication of this verse is that Allah is completely justifying Mohammad's murder of the innocent Meccans. Over and above this Mohammad is conveniently implying that warfare is hateful to him, but he participated in it because it was ordained by Allah! What sacrifices the "Apostle of Peace" had to make! [al-Baqarah 2:217] "They question you (O Mohammad) with regard to warfare in the sacred month. Say: Warfare therein is a great transgression but to turn men from the way of Allah and to disbelive in Him and the inviolable place of worship and to expel its people thence is a greater transgression, for persecution is worse than killing" Here Allah is clearly saying that to kill or create warfare in the sacred month of Rejeb is a very grave offence, but to justify his own violation of Allah's rules, Mohammad comes up with the idea that since the people killed were unbelievers, it was perfectly okay! The reason given for the horrific murder of the innocent Meccans, is the fact that they did not believe in Mohammad's version of God. How much more tolerant and kind could the "Great Prophet" be!

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

    • Thomas H.

      Exactly which "wars for Israel" the "American kids" have fought until now?

      BTW, some insist that "American kids" were duped by Jews to fight Nazi Germany in the war the Jews started. You sound very much like one of them.

      "We are doing exactly what bin laden wants. Fighting on their soil where they can bankrupt us."

      If indeed Bin Laden objective was to "bankrupt us" then I should be excused if I suspect that "president" O'Bimbo has been selected by him to accomplish the task.

      • JacksonPearson

        Patriotnot, is an antisemitic, *N*a*z*i* sympathizing troll.

    • JacksonPearson

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

      Slaughter of Meccans who came to defend their caravans Date: March (Ramadan) 17, 623 A.D Place: The well of Badr Victims: 70 merchants from Quraysh Tribe of Mecca, The Quraysh army which came to defend them.

      The merchandise being carried by this caravan was worth more than 50,000 Gold Dinars. Mohammad ganged up all the criminals of Medina and set out to raid the caravan with 300 men. The Meccans got word of the raid and sent out an army to protect the caravan. Throughout the entire battle Mohammad cowered in a hut which his men made for him. There he cried and prayed with feverish anxiety. At one point he came out of the hut and threw pebbles in the enemy's direction, screaming "Let evil look on your faces!" and "By him who holds my soul in his hands, anyone who fights for me today will go to paradise!" The Moslems killed over two hundred and took seventy prisoners. All seventy of the prisoners were ransomed, and any prisoner who did not fetch a ransom had his head chopped off. Mohammad was gratified at the sight of his murdered victims. After the battle, he sent his followers to look for the corpse of Abu Jahal, one of the Meccans who had criticized him openly. When his corpse was found, they cut off the head and threw it down at Mohammad's feet. The "Apostle of peace" cried out in delirious joy,

      "Rejoice! Here lies the head of the enemy of Allah! Praise Allah, for there is no other but he!" The Prophet then ordered a great pit to be dug for the bodies of the innocents to be dumped. The Moslems then proceeded to hack the corpses limbs into pieces. As the bloodied mass of bodies was being thrown into the pit, a feverishly excited Mohammad shreiked, "

      O People of the Pit, have you found that what Allah threatened is true now? For I have found that what my Lord promised was true! Rejoice All Muslems!" One of the prisoners taken was the defiant Al Nadr Ibn al Harith, who had earlier taken Muhammad's challenge of telling better stories than him. Muhammad ordered Ali to strike off Nadr's head in his presence, so he could watch and exult in the pleasure of beheading the man who had insulted him. Another prisoner Uqba ibn Abi Muait was decapitated in front of the Prophet. Before being killed the prisoner cried out pitifully "O Prophet, who will look after my children if I should die?" The "Great Prophet of the Religion of Peace" coldly spat out "Hellfire", as the blade came down and spattered his clothes with Uqba's blood. This time Mohammad needed a revelation that would not only absolve him of all the guilt for murdering so many innocent people, but also give him the "divine" right to get a huge share of the plundered booty. Quite a few revelations magically appeared after the battle of Badr. [al-Anfal 8:65] "O Prophet exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you 20 steadfast,they will overcome 200 and if there be of you a 100, they shall overcome a 1000, because the disbelievers are a folk without intelligence" This Sura clearly exposes Islam to be a religion that not only encourages violence but actually makes it a sacred duty for Moslems to kill anyone who does not believe in the Moslem version of religion.

      Notapatriot, the early years: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ij2r1y.jpg

    • Ghostwriter

      notapatriothere is just recycling Jew hatred,and that's because he's a Jew hater.

    • kaz

      patriot, you are exactly right, but i suspect that you are right for all the wrong reasons. we should not be sending our kids to fight for israel, or anyone else, and we most particularly should not be sending our kids to fight for muslims, which is a more accurate description of what we have actually been doing. we could deliver a defeat to islam that would have them snarling and gnashing their teeth in helpless rage for centuries if we would just expel every stinking, conniving, murder plotting muslim from every western country. but we dont, because our plan for those children that you dont want to send to fight for israel (but who are actually being sent to fight for muslims) is this: our plan for our children is to bind them up in the chains of islamic slavery, and deliver them without a fight to the muslims to be abused, used, and then genocided by islam–the religion of peace.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      America isn't fighting Israel's wars. In fact, the US, EU, and all the Arab states refuse to even let Israel fight Israel's wars. (Which is why they are ongoing.)That is one of the reasons for the ongoing Jihad. The Jihad is enabled by the world (for a variety of reasons) and Israel is seen as an expendible prize to give the Muslims in pieces in the hope the Muslims won't go after the US, Europe or the rich Arab oil families. Patriothere, you sound like an angry nut job obsessed with 'those evil Jewish Zionists who really want to take over the world'. I suspect this is an opinion you have had for many, many years – long before Jihad reared it's warlike head in the West. May I suggest putting aside your copy of The International Jewish Conspiracy for now, clean yourself up and think about the fact that no Jew has ever stopped you from achieving whatever you want to achieve, no matter what your parents told you.

  • Hoover

    Obama came to the party late. but when he came he brought what was left of the 800 # gorilla that is the U.S. military.

    Gaddafffi had acted against the U.S. & harmed us. I can't say that he had done since 2003. He gave up his WMD programs. Considering what might & did replace him, why did we act against him?

    Why get rid of Hitler to install Stalin?

    Why get rid of a defanged Gaddaffi & install the Muslim Brotherhood?

  • Adolf Hitler

    No need for a strong army and military force, the world is now in a peaceful mood. ;) Trust me.

  • Jason

    The end results will be the possible takeover of the west . This was planned many years ago and is going to be a reality as people living in the west do not understand the mindset of Islamist and Muslims and their religious duties.

  • Watcher On the Wall

    Jason, you are the only one who 'gets it.' Obama is arming the drug cartel in Mexico, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, purchased with our tax dollars. Shari Law is coming to America, and he is taking away our guns, our only protection against the coming assault, to leave us defenseless and vulnerable to haters, while sending F-16's to Egypt, again, paid for by taxpayer dollars.

  • Allex Williams

    Visit Gujarat and learn from Modi to know how they were curbed.. in Gujarat where congress failed. Modi is ruling consecutively for more than a decade!