This article about the U.S. selling out Bosnian Christians to Muslims is one more bit of evidence, if any more was needed, for those who cling to the idea that Bush, and the Bush Administration, “knows what it is doing.” These loyalists, who put their Faith in George, range from Norman Podhoretz at “Commentary,” to Charles Krauthammer, to any number of others who cannot bring themselves to recognize that the Bush Administration does not know where to put its feet and hands when it comes to Islam.
How else can one explain the failure, over six years, to come up with an energy policy, especially one that includes much higher taxes on gasoline and government support for nuclear reactors (as in France, where nuclear energy supplies 80% of the electricity), or subsidies for solar energy (as in Germany), designed to diminish the Money Weapon? How else can one explain the failure to change or even to begin to discuss the need for changing immigration policy as it pertains to those who are loyal to the umma al-islamiyya (that is, all who identify themselves as Muslims) and, one is perfectly justified in assuming, adherents of the worldview that is inculcated in the Qur’an, Hadith, and sira? How else can one explain the failure to take full advantage of the Arab Muslim genocide against black Africans, Christian and animist in the southern Sudan, Muslim in Darfur, that provides the excuse needed to seize those territories and hold them for a referendum that will ensure that the oil of Sudan will no longer be available to the Muslim Arabs of Khartoum, and that the Islamic thrust southward in East Africa will not only be halted but reversed?
How else to explain the continuing failure to support Western European countries opposed to the admission of Turkey into the E.U.? How else to explain the idiocy of the non-oversight of runaway Al Hurra? Of Karen Hughes’ vacuities? Of Condoleeza Rice’s saccharine and dangerous pieties, that rival those of Bush and of Blair, about Islam?
And finally, there is Serbia. Serbia, a permanent member of the Western world. Serbia, not under Milosevic but under his political enemy — that is, Serbia Under Good Government. Yet the indifference to Serbian interests continues. So does the cruelty of the way in which the history of the region, under the Turks and indeed right now, is ignored. It features the destruction by Muslims of venerable Serbian monasteries and churches, and every sort of atrocity that, for some reason, never has gotten the attention that atrocities attributed to the Serbs always received. This also bespeaks a foolishness in the Bush Administration and in the State Department. They are permanently biased, as it seems to be, in favor of the forces that wish to appease Islam. So Serbian interests are thrown to the dogs. And plans are made to throw Israel to the howling “two-state-solution” wolves. And Pakistan is supplied with fantastic weaponry. And other weaponry is piled on to every Arab regime that can pay for it in the Gulf. And nothing whatever is done to educate the public about Islam, because if that public did learn about Islam, then the criminal negligence of our rulers here and in Western Europe would be obvious.
Listen to Dodik’s complaint. Unlike Milosevic, Dodik cannot be demonized in order to call his cause into question. He helped, after all, to oppose Milosevic; he replaced Milosevic.
Now think about the centuries of Turkish Muslim rule. Think about the devshirme. Think about the cultural impact of that Turkish Muslim rule on the Serbians — see, if you need to see, Ivo Andric’s doctoral dissertation on this subject. Now think about World War II. Think about the Bosnian S.S., and Hajj Amin el Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem, visiting Hitler, and the Handjar Brigade. Think of Jasenovac, and Operaton Kozara, and a good deal more. Think about what Izetbegovic openly declared as his goal — the re-imposition of Muslim rule in whatever part of the Balkans he could start with. And he looked forward, as part of that, to bringing the Shari’a back.
Now think about the letters and telephone calls and emails you intend to write over the next week about the State Department and the pressure on Serbia over Bosnia.