Thursday, July 07, 2005

Hitchens: Don't Blame Iraq, There's A Civil War Going On

The great Christopher Hitchens places the terrorist bombings in London today in some much-needed context as part of the ongoing struggle in the Islamic world between the modern and the ancient:
Europe is steadily becoming a part of the civil war that is roiling the Islamic world, and it will require all our cultural ingenuity to ensure that the criminals who shattered London's peace at rush hour this morning are not the ones who dictate the pace and rhythm of events from now on.
Hitchens also condemns George Galloway, who of course has wasted no time trying to score political points off of the tragedy.

Here's the key phrase, though...
This latest challenge is far more insidious, however, because the ambitions of the killers are non-negotiable, and because their methods so exactly match their aims.
The killing of the infidel for the Islamofascist is not a means to an end, in other words; it is the end.

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