The murder of 14 innocent and defenseless Californians whose power to defend themselves was stripped away by the State and Federal governments died in San Bernardino, a city named to honor a Saint proved once again the danger to the world from religion. It’s been seen before in the invasion of Europe by Muslims and goes as far back in American history as the Barbary Pirates were stopped by the U.S. Marines in North Africa by the Second President of America, Thomas Jefferson in 1804. Jefferson fought the pirates who came from Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis and Morocco. Check their religion. It matters little that actual religion, the key is to know it was religion itself that drove the atrocities.
Jefferson asked what was the proof the Barbary Pirates were legally operating the ambassador replied:
“It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.”
Can there be any doubt about the religious causes and motives that animated the vicious pirates?
San Bernardino murderer Syed Rizwan Farook was described as a “devout Muslim” and Tashfeen Malikis his wife,believed to be from Pakistan and who had lived in Saudi Arabia were un-assimilated Americans who were quite obviously motivated by their common religion. The following code words often, too often, mask an inner rage directed at people with different beliefs: dedicated, devoted, committed, loyal, faithful, staunch, genuine, firm, God-Fearing, steadfast, unwavering, sincere, wholehearted, keen, enthusiastic, zealous, passionate, ardent, fervent, active, sworn, pledged, because people so described are often un-hinged and unable to re-connect to reality because their flawed belief systems took them too far from reality to return. They are dangerous. They need serious treatment because they could have psychotic breaks that send them into mass murder sprees in accord to their psychotic belies. this is serious business. It’s difficult to find and predict the psycho behavior of these so-called extremists who base their actions on instructions they believe come from God. These believers are dangerous and the hope of society is they be treated ASAP.