The old saying “a rose is a rose by any other name it is still a rose” is applicable to the barbaric practices of the Islamic Jihadist. You can attempt to put lipstick on a pig and it is still a pig. You can call evil good and it remains evil. You can call an outhouse a portal of waste elimination and the smell is still the same. Barbarism is barbarism whether those in positions of power and authority acknowledge it or not.
The Islamist are not the first in history to be barbaric but they are as bad as any in recorded history. Barbarians have no apparent conscience and truly believe that they have the right to do what they do and continue until stopped by a force greater than their own. When I review recorded history I find there is much disagreement as to what cultures, nations or societies were the most barbaric but among virtually every account I find the following listed:
They were European and prominent in the 7th & 8th centuries BC. The Romans called them Galli and the Greeks called them Keltoi, both meaning “barbarians.” Their maximum expansion was in the 3rd-5th centuries BC and occupied much of Europe north of the Alps. The Celts seemed to have a thing for severed heads and after battle would collect heads, take them home and decorate their houses with them. They believed that the head held the soul and by taking the head they took the soul of the one killed. They would often paint themselves blue and fight naked as a supreme insult saying, “I have no fear of you and to prove it will stand before you naked and exposed.”
The held the belief that every 52 years the world would end unless the gods were strong enough and the best way to strengthen the gods was a steady diet of human sacrifice with a mixture of cannibalism. Their practices were beyond horrific.
They hailed from ancient Mesopotamia and upon discovering iron and how to use it to form weapons they became a terror of the region. Iron was much more durable than bronze and made the Assyrians formidable foes. King Ashurnasirpal said: “I built a pillar over against his city gate, and I flayed all the chief men who had revolted, and I covered the pillar with their skins; some I walled up within the pillar, some I impaled upon the pillar on stakes, and others I bound to stakes round the about the pillar; many within the border of my own land I flayed, and I spread their skins upon the walls; and I cut off the limbs of the officers, of the royal officers who had rebelled.”
It seemed to be more than their way of putting fear in the hearts of their enemies they seemed to actually enjoy the sport of barbarism.
They took babies they considered imperfect and tossed them over the cliffs to die on the rocks below. They bathed newborn babies in wine to see if they were strong enough to survive. Every male was a soldier and fought until they could retire at about age 60 which some have equated to living to 400 today based on what they went through. If you died in battle your grave was marked because you were a hero but otherwise no notice or mention of you. Their law did not allow them to beat their slaves it require it. Their barbarism and fierceness was well known and documented throughout the world.
It is estimated that Genghis Khan and other Mongols killed upwards of 40 million people. They conquered anything and everything in their path and slaughtered everyone in the city except for the women they opted to keep as sex slaves. It is recorded that during an invasion of India a Mongol general built a pyramid in front of the walls of Delhi out of human heads. He used 90,000 of them to accomplish his architecture. The force marched huge crowds of refugees before their armies as human shields. At one point it is reported that they controlled as much as 12 million square miles and were ruthless.
The closet we have today to the Mongols are the Islamic Jihadist and yet this administration finds it impossible to call them what they are, denies they are Islamic and makes excuses for their heinous acts. It is not climate change, lack of jobs, lack of education or lack of tolerance that makes them what they are it is their BELIEFS. It is rooted in their interpretation of their Quran.
Thomas Jefferson challenged Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain as to what right his nation had to attack American ships, enslave her citizens and why the Muslims held such hostility to this new nation. The answer is chilling. Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja the ambassador replied that Islam:
“Was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qur’an, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
Sadly, America paid ransom to these barbarians for 15 more years until Jefferson became President. When the Pasha (leader) of Tripoli send a demand for payment of $225,000 and $25,000 per year Jefferson refused. The Pasha cut down the American flag and declared war on the United States. Jefferson determined that this must be met with force and with the approval of Congress ordered the American ships to seize all vessels and goods that belonged to the Pasha. When they realized that the United States was serious Algiers and Tunis abandoned the war and the Americans defeated Tripoli. This is the reason that the line, “to the shores of Tripoli” was added to the Marine Corps hymn.
Jefferson and previous presidents understood that you meet barbarism and terrorism with force not attempting to placate them with rhetoric and temerity. Mr. Obama either fails to understand this or is so in harmony with the actions of the terrorist he cannot embrace the idea of squashing them like the vile vermin they are.
God help us to wake up, stand up, speak up and come to the rescue of the Republic and the world in the fight against barbarism. God bless you and God bless America!