Friday, November 19, 2004

Radical Muslims And Ritual Human Sacrifice

I read an oped piece in the New York Post from a couple of weeks ago and it was really eye opening. It is absolutely a must read for everyone concerned about Islamic terrorism. Ralph Peters, author of Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World., explains how this new brand of Islamic Terror is very different than the old terror that Europe has been "living with" for the past several decades. Here's an excerpt:

The Islamic terrorists we now face will never become statesmen. They wish to shed our blood to fortify their faith, to impose their beliefs upon the world, to placate a vengeful god.

That doesn't offer much room for polite diplomacy. Islamic terrorists have reverted to the most primitive of religious practices: human sacrifice. Their brand of Islam is no "religion of peace." They're Aztecs without the art. And it takes a Cortez to deal with them.

According to Peters, the US is leading the way in the most effective way to deal with these terrorists. "Old Europe" is setting itself up as a target and will likely see something that dwarfs 9/11. I'd like to hear what others think about this article. Also, if anyone has links to other oped or articles Ralph Peters has written, please leave them in the comments.