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KSM’s Prison Communiqués (Part II): Wartime Religion of Peace Propaganda

January 17th, 2014 - 6:08 am

We explained in yesterday’s Ordered Liberty post that the publication of jihad heavyweight Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s communiqués, disseminated from the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, herald the return of the pre-9/11 paradigm: jihadist terror treated as a mere law-enforcement problem, not a war. Now, we turn to the propaganda aspects of KSM’s published writings, which — so far as we know at this time — include an Islamic-supremacist manifesto (published by the Huffington Post) and a lengthy letter to a social-worker pen-pal in Britain (reported on by the Guardian).

Let’s start by observing that it would have been inconceivable during, say, World War II, for the U.S. government to permit imprisoned German or Japanese enemy combatants (of which there were thousands) to enable publication of ideological propaganda from American detention facilities. It would have been nearly as inconceivable for American lawyers to argue that alien enemy combatants had a “right” to communicate with the outside world this way, or for American news outlets to publish enemy propaganda under the guise of “news” reporting. The two latter institutions have changed for the worse, and the government (very much including the courts) is bending to accommodate, rather than resisting, the Lawyer Left and the media.

For the reasons detailed in yesterday’s post, this is an alarming development. The national imperative in wartime should be victory over our enemies. We should not be at war unless we have that commitment — it is a profound betrayal of the young men and women we put in harm’s way to enable our enemies. KSM has no constitutional rights, we owe him only humane treatment, and it is ludicrous to suggest that he has a right to get his messages out to the world while he is lawfully detained as an enemy combatant.

Yet, the Obama Defense Department told Fox News that it is capable of vetting jihadist communications to ensure that their publication poses no threat. Even assuming for argument’s sake that the government has such a duty — and it does not, there should be a blanket prohibition — the claim is laughable.

As I demonstrated in yesterday’s post, the communications of imprisoned jihadists, even those that seem ostensibly harmless, increase the prestige of the inmates in the eyes of Islamic supremacists. They can be exploited by the imprisoned jihadists’ confederates for purposes of fundraising, recruitment, and calls to violence. It is not a matter of what our genius government analysts believe they can divine in the way of jihadist commands and coded messages. It is a matter of how the jihadists on the outside can use communications from imprisoned terrorists to promote anti-Americanism and jihadism.

But even putting that aside, our government is incompetent when it comes to vetting jihadist communications. It cannot be competent because it has spent the last quarter century putting its head in the sand on the matter of Islamic supremacist ideology and the nexus between Islamic scripture and jihadist violence.

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One aspect of the argument that is left out is the quantity of the "jizya', or poll tax exacted from dhimmis. The accounts that I have found indicate that it amounts to about 50% of gross income, as figured by the Islamic taxman. While this may seem unremarkable to those who live in New York or California, it must be remembered that only dhimmis were subject to it -- as if NY or CA only taxed Republicans, and Democrats paid nothing.
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Absolutely in the second that an Islamic captive ceases to be a source of useful intelligence information his life should be forfeit. His culpability does not need to be established in a tribunal. It can be established as the interrogation unfolds. And when every scrap of data has been wrung from him he can be marched out of the interrogation room, shot in the back of the neck and cremated. Gitmo should be a pipeline from battlefield to oven.
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Whatever low-life’s like KSM are for or against is academic. He kills westerners because he likes it; it gives his life meaning. He scribbles to fool the dupes into believing that there is some deep abstraction at the heart of Jihad. When in fact it’s about creating psychopathic justifications for the murder of western innocents; for the Jihadist there is no greater calling in life. Its contemplation makes people like KSM feel better about Islam’s failure to create a technical civilization—or much of anything for that matter. Not all Muslims and not all Arab Muslim are this bent out of shape, but it eats on fanatics like him like a perpetual water-boarding session using a corrosive acid. The only solution is to find all of these people and kill all of them.
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It seems to me you're asserting people who are completely crazy actually live by some kind of rules. Their only rule is that they are always right, lip service to rules follows that.

Our best defense used to be a lack of immigration. No one's willing to go to bat for that cuz they're scared to and the Supreme Court would import the Devil himself if they could avoid looking like racists.

Your enemy isn't Islamists, it's the Dem Party.
1 year ago
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Why is this guy able to communicate with anyone? Isn't this place a prison? Shut the doors, you idiots.
1 year ago
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Why is he alive? He planned and executed acts of war that purposefully violated the laws of war. He should be executed.
1 year ago
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Lately I am starting to think that it is not just "willful blindness". It is much worse: the establishment seems to find it useful intentionally not to suppress Islamic nonsense in the same way they continue to push another nonsense, namely "global worming", aka "climate change", aka "CO2 pollution" down the population's throat. Coy games played with Islamists has another useful benefit: enormous expansion of various coercive gov. arms. Both Dems and Repubs are playing the same game. Original war in Afg. was finished in few weeks. Than some lawyer (there is always some obscure bureaucrat, lawyer, etc. with apparently such enormous power that nobody can stop his action) decides that fleeing Taliban honchos should be spared of hot treatment so we shall continue the idiocy. Or in Iraq when war (or as they like to call it "kinetic action") was done in a few weeks new "hearts und minds" idiocy should have been invented. All in order to justify turning the USA into a police state.
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"...obvious agenda is to put KSM — the most evil mass-murderer ever to be in American custody — in a more sympathetic light, or at the very least to bleach away any nexus between Islamic principles and atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of Islam."

Gold plated invitation for the fox to enter the hen house. Islamic supremacists and Iranians both having success exploiting the soft heads of America's ruling class. Allahu Akbar !

"That is in fulfillment of sura 9:29’s closing edict that Muslims make sure non-Muslims “feel themselves subdued.”

Humiliation and reduction of "the other" are central to Islam. Submission of the human being is a goal shared with America's Left.

"You don’t need to coerce people into conversion if you so rig the system against non-Muslims (non-Leftists) that, eventually, most people will “voluntarily” see the good sense in converting."

Change one word and you have a description of Muslim brothers in crime.

KSM and 5 or 6 associated cronies at Gitmo are boy toys for the US department of (in)justice and an entire phalanx of bottom feeding lawyers.
1 year ago
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Sharia is inimical to the U S Constitution and is therefore unconstitutional. And therefore, Islam, the so-called religion that serves it up, is a criminal enterprise, and should be outlawed.
1 year ago
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Have you read the Manifesto? I am 100 percent certain that it will never lead the conversion of one single American to Islam. In fact, the manifesto is so repulsive to American ideas that it was a brilliant propaganda coup to allow it to be published! It is embarrassing!

- It opposes gay marriage (you would think the National Media would be all over that one);

- It ridicules our service members stationed in Afghanistan;

- It has ex-President Nixon uttering analyses of foreign affairs.......long after his death;

- It criticizes virtually all aspects of American culture in a extremely puritanical manner that would horrify the most right-wing cultural conservatives;

The guy comes across as a horrifying craven idiot! C'mon, if the enemy wants to horribly embarrass themselves publicly and totally discredit their cause, don't we have a solemn duty to allow it?
1 year ago
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I haven't read it in its entirety, but the very fact that KSM is allowed to do it is a huge black eye, no matter what the specific content. The very existence of these "communications" is a huge encouraging message to KSM's fellow jihadists out there.

If you read bin Laden's pre and post 911 "fatwas", they sound stupid, too, but not so much so between the ears of Islamic radicals who look at pronouncements from such designated leaders far differently than you and I.
1 year ago
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“In fact, the manifesto is so repulsive to American ideas ……”

Likely not as repulsive as you may believe. I would like to see this experiment tried in your public school district. When the next school year convenes have “Susie”, the third grade teacher, show up for the first day of school wearing headdress and other garb indicating her recent conversion to Islam. Then have “Tom”, the fifth grader teacher, wear a neck chain displaying a Christian cross reasonably displayed outside of his shirt. Have each continue in this fashion for the remaining school days.

Question. Will Susie’s display of her obvious Muslim religious conviction ever be called into question by the school administration? Will Tom be told to essentially “cool it” on the Christian stuff?

Answers: No and yes.
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I am strongly urging all Zionist, Christian and other Infidel forces who are working with the Infidel McCarthy in his attempt to deny Muslims their right to bring Shariah Law wherever they go and to attack our allies who have become Shariah compliant to submit immediately. Otherwise, we will hold them all responsible for their blasphemous actions. Any attempt to resist the Islamic Holy forces of Allah is pointless. We are committed to putting all of America and all of Europe under our jurisdiction. Allah willing.

You cannot overcome the Islamic Holy Forces of Allah even in the Great Satan America any longer now that we have great allies like the enlightened Imam Brennan on our side as well as our dearest brother, Grand Ayatollah Hussein Obama, now in control of your military and FBI and TSA and Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security and FCC and your health care rationing and food supply and soon the internet with the help of our brothers in the White House and at ICANN and then over radio and television with the help of our brothers at FCC. Any individual or group that tries to resist the Islamic Holy Forces of Allah will now be harassed and humiliated by our TSA brothers if not prosecuted and imprisoned by our brother Imam Eric Holder. And our sister Michelle and brother de Blasio will control what your children may or may not eat and what they are to be taught. Soon no web sites or radio or television stations or newspapers will be permitted that in any way blasphemy Islam or in any way at all insult the feelings of Muslims and our allies or that fail to meet any and all demands that Muslims may make in the future. With the help of our brother Imam Brennan and our dearest brother, Grand Ayatollah Hussein Obama,and our brothers at ICANN and FCC the Islamic Holy Forces of Allah will take over all of the internet and broadcast media and easily overcome the Infidel McCarthy and all his Zionist, Christian, other Infidel forces and his PJM lackeys and stooges. Allah willing.

The great dream of Islam will come true. Muslims dream to see flags that read: “There is no God but Allah” fluttering in the wind atop a Grand Towering Mosque at Ground Zero, more Mosques in the Pentagon, a Mosque at Reagan National Airport and then a Mosque at the Temple Mount and a Mosque at Haram al-Sharif, and the whole White House converted into a Mosque and then all Churches and Synagogues in America and Europe replaced with Mosques and then even PJM will become fully compliant with Sharia Law, Allah willing.
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Come on, they wear pajamas already!
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