What we have seen overnight in Pakistan with the slaughter of 120–mostly schoolchildren–at the hands of Taliban jihadists is not a new phenomenon.
In September 2004, Chechan jihadists slaughtered hundreds of schoolchildren in Beslan, Russia.
Two attacks, ten years apart, in two different countries. One an Islamic country in southwest Asia, the other the nation that bridges East and West.
There is one common thread: Islamic jihad. Both attacks were carried out by Muslim terrorists as acts of Jihad.
Both the Chechen jihadists and the Taliban jihadists base their existence and their actions on Islamic doctrine. Both have the same goal: the establishment of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah.
We ignore these facts at our peril, yet the West collectively continues to ignore the facts of jihad. In fact, we are in active denial about the doctrine that underpins the actions of our enemies.
As horrible as the attack overnight…
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