“Pakistan refuses to hand over suspects to India” — from this news article
The Pakistani government of “moderate” Asif Ali Zardari has thus announced it has no intention of handing over any of the those suspected terrorists, now living freely in Pakistan, whose names were given to it, not for the first time, by the government of India.
But this response, this refusal by Pakistan to honor, after the Mumbai murders and mayhem, a most justified request by India, the repeated victim of Muslim terrorism (much of it, as in Kashmir, clearly coming from Pakistan), infuriates, but does not disappoint. For it was perfectly predictable. Only the naive American government, and perhaps some in the Indian government, would ever have allowed themselves to have thought it possible for a Muslim state, run of, by, and for Muslims, even with a few smooth and plausible anglophones — ah, those Ispahani girls! — at the top, could ever have handed over these men. Why, that would be like an Arab country surrendering a known Arab terrorist to Israel. It would be like Lebanon not holding a celebration for child-murderer Samir Kuntar — you didn’t really think the Muslim Arabs would refrain from honoring Samir Kuntar as a hero, did you?
Get real. About Islam. About Islam’s effects on the minds of men. And since most men everywhere are molded by their beliefs, and most people are irredeemably primitive to begin with, when that belief system is as hate-filled, violence-filled, aggressive, and at the same time offers the Complete Regulation of Life and a Total Explanation of the Universe, thus relieving so many of the pain of thought, this leaves no room for independent moral judgment (for Allah Knows Best). This is a belief system that stunts mental growth by discouraging all attempts at free inquiry or discussion, and that punishes, by death, those who dare to “blaspheme” in any way Islam, and to punish with death those who dare, openly, to leave it. Well, in societies suffused with Islam, the Total Belief-System of Islam, what do you expect? What can you expect, either from Pakistan, or from the Arabs in the Arab-populated lands? For Pakistanis, like the Arabs, and unlike the Kurds, Berbers, and even the Iranians, have no alternate identity to remember, or cling to, or revive. They have, you see, only Islam.
And that is why no government of Pakistan, none, will ever give up Muslims charged by Infidels with doing what Muslims are encouraged to do by their texts and their tenets, and are honored for so doing. No, no Pakistan government could possibly give them up, because that would be an offense against Islam. They can’t. They won’t. They can only be brought low, by having all that unending American aid cut off, all resupply of Pakistan’s military ended, and American missiles pointed right at wherever those nuclear weapons are believed to be. And let India do what it must, without any further public announcements of what it might do, which merely makes the members of this or that terrorist group in Pakistan scurry away, able to live to mount other attacks, another day.
Seeing Pakistan for what it is not and can never be has been a mistake of American foreign policy since the days of the Dulles brothers, who fell for that “Islam is a bulwark against Communism” line, and who found, as did so many American generals, the Pakistani military to be composed of fine terry-thomased moustached fellows, some of them no doubt graduates of Sandhurst, and so much finer, as fellows, than those oily Left-Book-Club bandungisant tiersmondisant leaders of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and that practically bolshevik Brahmin Krishna Menon, with his superior airs.
The Pakistanis have had a long run in Washington. They even had it right up through the present Bush Administration, that has idiotically lavished aid upon Pakistan — some $30 billion in military and economic aid and debt relief since 2001 — on the assumption that the Pakistani government really was “our ally in the war on (Islamic) terror.” But it isn’t. It has been playing a game, sometimes putting on shows of military activity, sometimes even encouraging signs of terrorism so as to increase American aid, sometimes warning Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters of impending American strikes, sometimes helping to foment civilian fury at those Infidels. Oh, meretricious and endlessly mendacious Pakistan. Now its spokesman is that smooth man, Husain Haqqani, who likes to point to all of his plausible articles, published in the West, that seem to deplore terrorism, but which never get to the point, the pith, the essence of it all, that explains why it would be folly to continue to support and still worse, give more and more aid to the government of Pakistan.
What’s that thing that Husain Haqqani keeps ignoring, keeps hoping no one will notice? Oh, that’s simple.
It’s Islam. Islam, Islam, Islam.