More than 20 people died recently in “religious” riots in Afghanistan. The spark that set off the conflagration was the burning of several Korans by American soldiers after it was discovered extremist prisoners at an air force base near Kabul were using Islam’s holy book and other religious writings from the prison library to exchange messages with other prisoners they had no contact with.
The fact the Muslim inmates had already desecrated the Korans by defacing them with writing didn’t stop the usual “outraged,” rent-a-religious mob from furiously and hysterically shouting “Death To America.” It also didn’t prevent the subsequent murder of several US soldiers and President Obama from rushing to make an apology.
But that was not the least of the hypocrisy surrounding this staged, anti-American and anti-Western disturbance. Largely passed over by the mainstream media, about the same time the “religious” riots were happening Afghan police freed 41 Afghan children who were being taken to Pakistan to be indoctrinated for use as suicide bombers. The police also were able to arrest four handlers transporting this condemned cargo of innocents.
The ages of the children are shocking. The youngest child destined for a jihadist’s death was six-years-old while the oldest was eleven. They all came from poor Afghan families whose parents, in allowing them to leave, believed they were going to madrassas in Pakistan to receive a free education. Authorities returned the children to their families.
Earlier last month, Afghan police arrested a further two child suicide bombers, both aged 10, before they could attack NATO and Afghan military personnel and civilians. The children were reportedly released when the president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, pardoned them along with 18 other children. The problem of child suicide bombers is so severe in Afghanistan that one of Karzai’s ministers warned that people should watch out for their children aged seven to 13 years old.
But this destruction of innocent lives in the name of their religion did not appear to upset in the least the Afghan demonstrators who were so rabidly furious about a few holy books that had been destroyed. They remained curiously uninterested and unmoved about the published fact that men of darkness are recruiting Afghan Muslim children, now by the dozens, to blow themselves up in the name of that very same holy book, causing death and destruction and spreading horror. This is all the more curious when one considers that the Koran, which the “enraged” Muslim mob regards as sacred, forbids murder. All this only heightens the already high level of hypocrisy and phoniness that lay behind the recent Koran-burning demonstrations.
But the fact these “devout” Afghan Muslims would become hysterical over the burning of a few Korans but show a lack of any kind of societal instinctive, protective reaction or moral outrage on behalf of the rescued children and about the fact that an ever increasing number of Afghan children are being recruited for the barbarism of suicide bombings represents something much more sinister. This absence of such shocked and angry indignation regarding the sacredness of the lives of this Muslim country’s most vulnerable members who were going to be killed in such a horrific manner, and kill others, in the name of Islam strongly indicates Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, where children are also used as suicide bombers, are slipping more and more into the grips of the Islamist death cult where the killing of children is welcomed.
In her remarkable and fascinating book The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia, Boston College history professor Anna Geifman analysed the Islamist death cult and explained the underlying desire to claim, first and foremost, children as victims. Islamic terrorists, she explains, are thanatophiles, or death worshippers just like the Communists and Nazis were. Geifman traces the roots of modern-day Islamic terrorism to socialist and anarchist terrorist groups of pre-revolutionary Russia, primarily after 1901, and sees no difference in the mindset between the followers of Lenin and those of Osama bin Laden, Hezbollah and Hamas.
Islamic terrorists themselves do not hide the fact that they are death worshippers and have been very explicit about this in their statements. Islamists have often said they love death like Westerners love life. As an example of this depraved mindset, Geifman quotes Ali Benhadjj, Islamist leader of Algeria, as having said: “Faith is propagated by counting up deaths every day, by adding up massacres and charnel-houses.”
Geifman claims that Islamic terrorists, like the Nazis and Communists, use a political or religious cause simply as a screen and a means to sacrifice themselves and others to their god of death, sacrifices their pagan deity demands. Geifman compares these death worshippers, or thanatophiles, to India’s Thugs who murdered thousands of unsuspecting travellers in the 1800s as human sacrifices to their death goddess, Kali.
But it is in the killing and sacrificing of children and babies to their pagan god that the Communist, Nazi and Islamist practitioners of death and hatred truly revel. Children are targeted by the death worshippers because they are the essence of life and God-like in their image and innocence. The life-giving center of every family and community, they thus make a more worthy death offering to the Islamist Kali. Geifman cites the horrific terrorist takeover of the school in Beslan, Russia, in 2004, in which 186 children, mostly five-year-olds, were murdered, as an example of this targeting of children for sacrificial purposes.
Moreover, love of children and their uniqueness is deeply embedded in the Jewish and Christian tradition. So special are they that Jesus offers them his protection in the New Testament and severely warns those who would harm them. All of which is the opposite of what the terrorists stand for. As a further indication of their disdain and hatred for the life-giving force of children, Islamist terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan now sell suicide bombers to one another.
Since children are the objects of so much love and the wellspring of present and future life, the anti-life Communist, Nazi and Islamist death cults eventually felt compelled to kill them. As detesters of Jesus’s message of love, the hatred-filled Islamists strap bombs on children and send them out to blow themselves up. This then makes those 41 Afghan children the primary target of the Islamist suicide bombing campaign and NATO and Afghan soldiers and officials the secondary ones. The main goal of the Taliban suicide bombing campaign is to offer their god of death dead children and not the lives of their NATO and Afghan government enemies.
The Taliban also have other ways of making child sacrifices their death god demands. They sometimes kill children directly, as when they hung a 7-year-old boy as an alleged spy and attacked a school bus carrying children of an anti-Taliban tribe, killing five. The Taliban also assign children the dangerous job of planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In a short period of a few weeks in 2009, twelve Afghan children were recorded as being blown up near Kandahar when training to plant the explosives.
But one shouldn’t expect any religious riots in Afghanistan over the fact that the Islamic religion is being violated by the sacrificial deaths of so many Muslim children in its name. Outrage and demonstrations on behalf of children’s safety would indicate the country supports and is willing to fight for human life. The recent riots and the deaths the rioters caused indicate just the opposite, that Afghanistan is reverting to the cemetery-like atmosphere and state the country experienced under the Taliban death cult rule. And the only thing sadder than this is that an American president actually apologised to the hypocritical and anti-life religious thugs who are helping to restore this nightmare.