“‘To be born again,‘ sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, ‘first you have to die…” from “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie.
Today, in England and America, airline passengers learned that the evil followers of Islam had plans to have them be ‘born again’, by blowing them out of the sky. Families travelling with young children, innocent vacationers, business men and women, fellow humans of all faiths, races and nationalities, but with one commonality; the passengers were all innocent and were not asking to be ‘born again’. This is the cowardly face of terrorism. This enemy will not stand eye to eye with our soldiers and our armies. No, these cowards in their perverted quest for their promised 72 virgins, attack those who are not trained to fight back; children, women, the elderly.
They commit these crimes at the bidding of their religion, their Allah. No Muslim of character and good will can ignore this fact without asking himself how can such a horrendously evil creed survive and hold onto its adherents? A religion that breeds killers is an evil religion led by the hooved footed one; the one of hairy legs and horned head. Perhaps Armageddon is here and Satan’s army be those who follow Satan’s orders. They are lovers of evil, with hearts full of envy at the successes and accomplishments of non-believers. They are prophets of doom and disaster. They stand opposed to what is right and good in the world. They murder followers of the real God, the God of good.
The people today at the airport, holding the hands of their children, will be tolerant of such an evil faith no more. The time has come to call Allah-sanctioned murder, what it is – Satanic evil, just as “The Satanic Verses” told us many years ago, and for which its author received a death sentence, a ‘fatwa’, for his truth-telling.
Rushdie, a student of Islamism, foresaw the future of an Islamic world. Almost twenty years ago now, two characters in Rushdie’s book were flying across the English Channel when, “most implausibly”, their airliner was hijacked and exploded and they plummeted to earth as “tidbits of tobacco from a broken old cigar.” Yes, it almost happened today, and it would, once again, have been mass murder of innocents on an unimaginable scale. We are all under a ‘fatwa’.