As United Airlines flight 93 dove toward the ground on September 11, 2001, the hijackers piloting the plane could be heard shouting “Allahu Akbar.” In 2004, as other Muslim terrorists beheaded American Nick Berg, shouts of “Allahu Akbar” accompanied the sawing at his neck. And just before Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on soldiers at Fort Hood, Tex., in 2009, witnesses say he shouted “Allahu Akbar” as well.
“Allahu Akbar” is normally translated as an exclamation of the greatness of Allah. If you see a pattern in the type of people who use this phrase and the timing by which they employ it, you’re at least more astute than Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, whose greatest concern following the Fort Hood attacks was that American Muslims might face “a backlash.”
Couple Napolitano’s blatant ignorance with President Obama’s willful submission to Islam via his support for the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero, and it’s no wonder radical Islamists are strutting around like banty roosters while simultaneously calling for the death of the West.
The Islamofascists are preparing to raid our castle and instead of defining the enemy and mounting proper defenses, Obama and company are making sure the front door is easy to kick open. We are vulnerable and we must each ask ourselves where we will be when we hear “Allahu Akbar.”
Maybe we will be at a rally in Dearborn, Mich., as at least four Christians were this past June. Because the rally was largely a Muslim celebration, the Christians were arrested and marched off in handcuffs to shouts of “Allahu Akbar.” (That’s no typo—it happened in Michigan.)
Or we could be at a military installation like Fort Dix, N.J., where in 2007 the would-be Muslim attackers had already video taped “themselves shooting weapons and yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’” before their plan was foiled.
Or we might be on vacation, as many were in Bali in 2002, when terrorist bombings killed 202 people, and the mastermind behind the bombing greeted his own death sentence by uttering “Allahu Akbar.”
I fear that our willful ignorance toward the intent of Islamofascists leaves us open to eventual (and inevitable) attacks in our malls, our schools, and our transit systems. The enemy is among us, and instead of eradicating the danger they pose by rightfully labeling them, we have demonstrated that we don’t treasure our culture enough to fight for it.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey made this much clear following the attack at Fort Hood when he said: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
This had to be music to the terrorist’s ears. For although the attacker, Maj. Hasan, was a self-proclaimed “SOA” (Soldier of Allah) who killed 13 soldiers and wounded over 40 others in cold blood, Casey’s immediate concern seemed to be that of protecting the diversity that allowed Hasan to be in a position to do such killing in the first place.
Our position is perilous, and turning a blind eye to it only increases the danger. We have to face this situation head-on and admit that we are up against an enemy intent on either conquering us or killing us, period.
Until such a realization is made and articulated by our politicians and military commanders, we best prepare for what’s coming by asking one another: Where will you be when you hear “Allahu Akbar”?