How the jihad plot in Oregon explodes a common assumption. “Assimilation Won’t Stop Jihad,” by Pamela Geller in Human Events, December 10:
Cell phone video emerged Wednesday of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the Muslim in Oregon who attempted to bomb Pioneer Courthouse Square at a point when 25,000 infidels had gathered there during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The video, captured in a dorm room, is very telling.
This is clearly an American Muslim, steeped in American culture, who wants to destroy America. And the motive? Islam.
In the video, Mohamud says: “You know what the whole West thing is? They want to insult our religion. They want to take our lands. They want to rape our women while we’re bowing down to them. This is what they want. This country and Europe and all those countries, that’s all they want.”
Mohamud also shows his violent streak, saying of someone unknown: “If I met him, I would get five, six Muslims, beat the (expletive) out of him.” Why? Because apparently this person insulted Muhammad the Islamic prophet. Mohamud goes on: “That’s something I have zero tolerance for. When it comes to our prophet, nobody can say anything. They’re calling it freedom of speech. It’s not freedom of speech.”
Look at the bigger picture here. Mohamed Osman Mohamud acts in this video like any other nineteen-year-old in America today. He walks the American walk. He talks the American talk. He could be any American young man in any American town. He is the personification of assimilation, yes? And yet what is he talking? Jihad. What is he trashing? The West.
This is a very important video, a very important point. America pins all her hopes on assimilation, and crows that Muslims in the U.S. assimilate better here than anywhere else in the world. We pop with pride that we won’t suffer the same fate as Europe, because we don’t have Muslim enclaves or no-go zones, as do an increasing number of European cities.
But this video blows that theory right up. No pun intended….