I derived some comfort from this suffering from a moving account about Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln after his highly publicized defeat against Stephen A. Douglas in 1858 spoke about how he could not return to his normal life as a lawyer while slavery still existed as it was written:
"Saddened and depressed, Lincoln returned to his dingy law office with the ink stain in the wall and the garden seeds sprouting in the dust on top of the bookcase. A week later he hitched up Old Buck and once more started driving over the unsettled prairies, from one country courthouse to another. But his heart was no longer in the law. He talked now of little else but politics and slavery. He said that the thought of millions of people in bondage continually made him miserable. His periods of melancholy returned now more frequently than ever; and they were more prolonged and more profound...When at last he spoke, the first words were: "I tell you this nation can not endure permanently half slave and half free." (from Dale Carnegie's Lincoln the Unknown pgs. 97-98)Now I am in no way equating myself to Abraham Lincoln. The reason why I quoted Lincoln was that Lincoln was revolted by the glaring injustice of slavery. In a similar vein I was also tormented by the injustice caused by Muslims against Christians in Nigeria. To read the disturbing violence perpetrated by these Islamic barbarians click here. To view the graphic images of the massacre click here. (Warning these images are very graphic.) Now for the story...
That's right, on April 7, these barbarian Muslims attacked a Christian Village in Northern Nigeria slaughtering almost everyone in their path; including women, children, and even the elderly. So what was the crime committed by these Christians? Nothing except for the fact that they were Christians.
Where was the public outrage? Where was the United Nations? Where was the world? Where was the African Union, the Nigerian government? Our media? Of course there was no response. Why? Because Islamic violence against Christians runs counter to their romantic notions of Islam as a religion of peace.
It just makes no sense. Our country has no problems using military force to protect the anti Qaddafi forces in oil rich Libya. But when it comes to the wholesale slaughter of Christians in different parts of the world our country is shockingly quiet. Take Darfur, Sudan for example; Since 2003 over 300,000 thousand people have been murdered, most of them Christians and this is a very conservative estimate. Did our country or the UN do anything about it? No, of course not it was not in their vital interests! So the message is: we will not help you unless you have something of value to us!
It is very important to note that I am in no way implicating that all Muslims are fanatics and that most of them want to kill Christians. That is not simply true I know that there are peaceful Muslims out there who were probably just as outraged by the genocide as I was. I am also not advocating that our military should be a global police force rectifying all the evils in the world. That is simply not possible the world is too large. What I am saying is that a global conversation has to begin about the routine savagery caused by Islamic Fascists all over the world.
This conversation needs to be bold and truthful. We must call out these radical fanatics for what they are; Islamic Fascists. We must do everything in our collective power to root out these barbarians. We must stop at nothing short then compete victory. We must use all the tools necessary, diplomatic, political, economic, spiritual, and yes even armed resistance. We must do everything do destroy, to discourage, to kill these fanatics who are hellbent in creating a Taliban world order. Make no mistakes about it these fanatics are ruthless, patient, and determined. We, as the civilized world must match their zeal because if we do not, these fanatics will stop at nothing short of world domination. This is our day of reckoning, this is our fight! We must win, they must lose, it is that simple. Justice demands it!