Pentagon admits Qur'an causes terrorism
With suicide bombings spreading from Iraq to Afghanistan, the Pentagon has tasked intelligence analysts to pinpoint what's driving Muslim after Muslim to do the unthinkable.Finally some honesty! The fact that Islam is the prime motive in Islamic terror is something everybody knows but is afraid to admit. It's something that we've known in the academic world, too, despite many liberals muddying the waters with their one-sided defense of Islam. As an academic I expect more honesty out of universities, so it pains me to see liberals using the classroom as a pro-Islam and anti-American pulpit. I can understand it from the political realm where honesty costs votes. Not that I support it. I just understand it. Thus are the evils of political correctness.
Their preliminary finding is politically explosive: it's their "holy book" the Quran after all, according to intelligence briefings obtained by WND.
In public, the U.S. government has made an effort to avoid linking the terrorist threat to Islam and the Quran while dismissing suicide terrorists as crazed heretics who pervert Islamic teachings.
"The terrorists distort the idea of jihad into a call for violence and murder," the White House maintains in its recently released "National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" report.
But internal Pentagon briefings show intelligence analysts have reached a wholly different conclusion after studying Islamic scripture and the backgrounds of suicide terrorists. They've found that most Muslim suicide bombers are in fact students of the Quran who are motivated by its violent commands – making them, as strange as it sounds to the West, "rational actors" on the Islamic stage.
It's always good to see an academic who isn't afraid to come out and say it - Islam causes terrorism. Not poverty, not politics, not a broken home, but Islam. Essential reading on this subject is David Bukay's paper, "The Religious Foundations of Suicide Bombings."
Suicide terrorism has been the scourge of the last quarter century. A suicide bomb attack on the U.S. marine barracks in Beirut compelled Ronald Reagan in 1983 to withdrawal peacekeepers from Beirut. Palestinian leaders deploy suicide bombers to force Israeli concessions, and Iraqi insurgents use suicide bombings to derail the new political order. Al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the U.S.S. Cole in Aden in 2000 and, on September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center and Pentagon. While some scholars argue there is no religious component to suicide bombing—often citing Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, who are not Muslims—they are wrong. All Muslim suicide bombers justify their actions with their religion and, more specifically, with the concept of jihad.