These "lone wolves" just obeyed Islam,
the ISIS flag is irrevalent
I opened my column, “Lone Wolves,” with:
Canadian Columnist Mark Steyn tackles a term, “lone wolf,” which describes not so much any jihadist as it does the authorities that fossick around a box of Islamic Crackerjacks in search of a motive, in strenuous evasion of the fact that the perps were Muslims motivated by Islam .
The authorities seem to be “lone wolves,” in their apparent divergence from the collection of facts about how Maren Ueland of Norway, and Louisa Jespersen of Denmark, were murdered. One body was found inside the hiking tent they’d pitched, and the second outside of it. Photographs in several publications show investigators near the tent. But another picture claims that one was found near what looks like blockhouse (New Zealand Herald). Most reports say that the women’s throats had been cut and make no mention of their decapitation; were both women decapitated or just one? How were their bodies mutilated? Was there evidence of the women being raped before being slain? There has been no mention of that in any of the accounts I’ve read. Did the woman have any contact with the killers before the killers struck? How many killers were there? No mention of that, either. When do the medical examiners estimate the women were killed? Morning, noon, or night?
A CBS report says:
Four men have been detained in Morocco, and authorities there consider the killings of two female students to be a terrorist act. The women from Norway and Denmark had been hiking, and two French hikers discovered their bodies discovered Monday with stab wounds in their necks, [Holly] Williams reports.
The term “Lone Wolves” is a piece of deceptive, distracting Politically Correct argot, almost synonymous with the term “extremist ” intended to change the focus of one’s attention from Islam to personal motives unrelated to Islam, so that one is led to the conclusion that the jihadist has “misunderstood” Islam or has psychological problems. There are a number of passages in the Koran and Hadith that the authorities can claim that a jihadist can “misunderstand” the Koranic verses, such as:
“Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them” (2:191), “murder them and treat them harshly” (9:123), “fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.”
The holy Prophet prescribes fighting for us and tells us that “it is good for us even if we dislike it” (2:216). Then he advises us to “strike off the heads of the disbelievers (47:4).” Our God has promised to “instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” and has ordered us to “smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them” (8:12).
The homicidal language cannot be “misunderstood.” It is clear and explicit. Jihadists take the “extreme” meaning” of the verses, which are the precise and intended meanings. It’s the difference between adding a teaspoon of salt to one’s boiling water and a ton.
So there seems to be a disparity in the reported coverage of the murders and what information has been released about the nature of the murders. We have entered an era when words lose their meanings, when things have definitions, but which PC allows people evade the things they want to avoid for fear of PC name-calling, such as “racist” or “Islamophbia.”
Pamela Geller reported:
The SUN Three Muslim men have been arrested after two female backpackers, 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were found with severe neck injuries in their tent at a popular trekking spot in Morocco.
According to Morocco World News, a witness, who asked to not to be named, said the women were allegedly found decapitated.” Their bodies were found in a “remote mountainous region” about 6.2 miles from the centre of the village.
A decapitation is a far cry from a mere “knife wound,” which would precede a decapitation.
“The emir of the group” was Abdessamad Ejjoud, a 25-year-old street vendor living on the outskirts of Marrakech, according to the head of Morocco’s central office for judicial investigation, Abdelhak Khiam.
Ejjoud had “formed a kind of cell that discussed how to carry out a terrorist act inside the kingdom,” he told AFP.
Investigators claim Ejjoud is one of the four men seen pledging allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a black IS flag in the background in a video uploaded by the group a week before the double murder.
Mr Khiam said the group “agreed under the influence of their emir to carry out a terrorist act … targeting the security services or foreign tourists”.
Two days before the murders, they travelled to the Imlil region “because it is frequented by foreigners” and “targeted the two tourists in a deserted area”, he said. Described as “lone wolves”, the killers are said to have wanted to “carry out terrorist acts inside the kingdom” in revenge for Kurdish forces taking back control of ISIS-held towns in Syria.
Although the suspects had a photo taken of themselves with an ISIS flag in the background, Clare Lopez of the Center for Security Policy remarked:
When devout, practicing jihadis attack & kill non-Muslims, we are short-sighted to identify them only by a discrete group name - AQ, Islamic State, Taliban. We need to listen to what they themselves tell us: they fight jihad in obedience to Allah to establish a global Islamic State under rule of Islamic Law (shariah).
Islam has a definition that can’t be evaded. The suspects were motivated by Islam. It is a “religious” cult that prescribes death or submission for its non-believers,”or a living death for its believers. It is, basically, evil.