Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Character of the Enemy

Jay Nordlinger, writing yesterday in National Review Online:

It’s sometimes helpful to remember the character of the enemy—in this case, the worldwide jihad. And that character is so dark, the mind can scarcely absorb it. I will simply excerpt a news item, without much comment on it:

A woman suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she could later convince them that martyrdom was the only way to escape the shame.

Samira Jassam, 51, was arrested by Iraqi police and confessed to recruiting the women and orchestrating dozens of attacks. In a video confession, she explained how she had mentally prepared the women for martyrdom operations, passed them on to terrorists who provided explosives, and then took the bombers to their targets.

“We arrested Samira Jassim, known as ‘Um al-Mumenin’, the mother of the believers, who was responsible for recruiting 80 women”, Major General Qassim Atta said.

The mother of the believers, indeed—believers in, and practitioners of, raw evil. If you would like to read the entire article, go here. Organizing the rapes of women; forcing them to self-detonate, as they in turn murder others . . . it doesn’t get any darker, does it?

George W. Bush said, continually, in a thousand different ways, that Islamofascism represents implacable evil—and that good people have no choice but to combat it. I think he was right. How about that?