As I worried and pondered aloud here, a dangerous precedent has indeed been set by the Islamic hate group who forced the two Fox News reporters to convert to Islam two weeks ago. Now it seems that the palestinian Muslims who held the two Fox News journalists hostage for nearly two weeks are now threatening to abduct non-Muslims visiting the Palestinian territories and kill them unless their demands are met, in a statement posted online Saturday.
The Holy Jihad Brigades said it would kill any hostages it takes unless they converted to Islam, paid a ransom, or Muslim prisoners were exchanged for their release.
There has been a dearth of opinion and analysis on forced conversions when I wrote this one. The following week, these excellent articles on the same subject also appeared here, here, here, and here. I recommend that you read them and each of us who want to live long and healthy lives with our children and our grandchildren, should be quite concerned.
I worried aloud once before at the world’s silence when the fanatically intolerant Taliban blew up the ancient statues of Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in March, 2001. Only six months later, the Taliban aka al-Qaeda blew up the World Trade Center.
Our enemies leave clues, folks. Learn to read them. If you see something, say something.