Friday, April 28, 2006

Jihadi Secret Weapon

Like everything they use to fight us save their religious fervor, the Jihadi enemy has one wonder weapon that they count on to defeat us. Mark Steyn sums it up nicely:

In other words, if you threaten to kill people often enough, it will be seen as part of your vibrant cultural tradition -- and, by definition, we're all cool with that. Celebrate diversity, etc. Our tolerant multicultural society is so tolerant and multicultural we'll tolerate your intolerant uniculturalism. Your antipathy to diversity is just another form of diversity for us to celebrate.

Is it so hard for a sizable portion of the West to appreciate what we have built without throwing it all away due to misplaced guilt?

Our society is orders of magnitude better than the 12th century Islamic nirvana that our enemies wish to impose on us. If we had the decency to be proud of Western civilization, no threat from a bunch of parasites with attitudes would ever be great enough to topple us.

I'm just not sure that the enemy isn't right about their secret weapon.

UPDATE: Ah, one of the top enemy losers appears to have come forward to essentially demand our surrender, claiming we are "broken" in Iraq. Given the similarity of the terminology (tip to Instapundit) to Representative Murtha's views, has Zawahiri found someone willing to surrender to him?