More than 20 people died recently in “religious” riots in Afghanistan. The spark that set off the conflagration was the burning of several Korans by American soldiers after it was discovered extremist prisoners at an air force base near Kabul were using Islam’s holy book and other religious writings from the prison library to exchange messages with other prisoners they had no contact with.
The fact the Muslim inmates had already desecrated the Korans by defacing them with writing didn’t stop the usual “outraged,” rent-a-religious mob from furiously and hysterically shouting “Death To America.” It also didn’t prevent the subsequent murder of several US soldiers and President Obama from rushing to make an apology.
But that was not the least of the hypocrisy surrounding this staged, anti-American and anti-Western disturbance. Largely passed over by the mainstream media, about the same time the “religious” riots were happening Afghan police freed 41 Afghan children who were being taken to Pakistan to be indoctrinated for use as suicide bombers. The police also were able to arrest four handlers transporting this condemned cargo of innocents.
The ages of the children are shocking. The youngest child destined for a jihadist’s death was six-years-old while the oldest was eleven. They all came from poor Afghan families whose parents, in allowing them to leave, believed they were going to madrassas in Pakistan to receive a free education. Authorities returned the children to their families.
Earlier last month, Afghan police arrested a further two child suicide bombers, both aged 10, before they could attack NATO and Afghan military personnel and civilians. The children were reportedly released when the president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, pardoned them along with 18 other children. The problem of child suicide bombers is so severe in Afghanistan that one of Karzai’s ministers warned that people should watch out for their children aged seven to 13 years old.
But this destruction of innocent lives in the name of their religion did not appear to upset in the least the Afghan demonstrators who were so rabidly furious about a few holy books that had been destroyed. They remained curiously uninterested and unmoved about the published fact that men of darkness are recruiting Afghan Muslim children, now by the dozens, to blow themselves up in the name of that very same holy book, causing death and destruction and spreading horror. This is all the more curious when one considers that the Koran, which the “enraged” Muslim mob regards as sacred, forbids murder. All this only heightens the already high level of hypocrisy and phoniness that lay behind the recent Koran-burning demonstrations.
But the fact these “devout” Afghan Muslims would become hysterical over the burning of a few Korans but show a lack of any kind of societal instinctive, protective reaction or moral outrage on behalf of the rescued children and about the fact that an ever increasing number of Afghan children are being recruited for the barbarism of suicide bombings represents something much more sinister. This absence of such shocked and angry indignation regarding the sacredness of the lives of this Muslim country’s most vulnerable members who were going to be killed in such a horrific manner, and kill others, in the name of Islam strongly indicates Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, where children are also used as suicide bombers, are slipping more and more into the grips of the Islamist death cult where the killing of children is welcomed.
In her remarkable and fascinating book Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia, Boston College history professor Anna Geifman analysed the Islamist death cult and explained the underlying desire to claim, first and foremost, children as victims. Islamic terrorists, she explains, are thanatophiles, or death worshippers, just like the Communists and Nazis were. Geifman traces the roots of modern-day Islamic terrorism to socialist and anarchist terrorist groups of pre-revolutionary Russia, primarily after 1901, and sees no difference in the mindset between the followers of Lenin and those of Osama bin Laden, Hezbollah and Hamas.
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