November 28, 2008
The massacre in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed almost 200 people and wounded many more had a familiar pattern. Muslim extremists, possibly connected to or inspired by al Qaeda, are reported to have carried out the slaughter. Press reports say the terrorists were looking for a soft target, and with security tight in the U.S. and Britain, decided on Mumbai.
This horror is still another reminder of what free nations face. Countries have been invaded by Muslims with the intent of bringing down democratic governments and dominating their culture. People can call me a bigot, a racist, or an Islamophobe – I’ve been called all three and much worse – but only a fool in extreme denial will deny the obvious.
These are religious and political fanatics who believe their god wants us dead and their only chance for heaven is to kill us and die in the process. They say this in their sermons and their media. And now they’ve proven it again. We had better take this seriously. They are.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.