In another indication of deteriorating and ill-advised relations between Pakistan’s government and the United States, the foreign minister Firdous Ashiq Awan accused Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen of being out of line when he stated that the Paki government both sanctioned and was well aware of the circumstances around the torture and murder of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad.
The Guardian UK reports:
Pakistan has lashed out at America’s top-ranking military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, on Friday, saying that its relations with the US have been further damaged by his remarks blaming the Islamabad government for the killing, torture and murder of a Pakistani journalist.
“…The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shocked Islamabad by saying publicly what US officials had confirmed only in private: that the Pakistani government had “sanctioned” the killing of Syed Saleem Shahzad, the investigative reporter for Asia Times Online whose mutilated body was found on 30 May in a canal 40 miles from the capital. He had been writing about jihadist infiltration of the Pakistani military…”
That jihadists have infiltrated the military should come as no surprise to anyone. After all, the motto of the Pakistan Army is:
“Faith in Allah, fear of Allah, and jihad in the path of Allah”.
So, this whole scenario is rather Orwellian in nature. How can there be consternation over an accusation that jihadists have infiltrated Pakistan’s military when the institution’s very motto includes jihad.
More than that, this ridiculous situation only serves to further cloud the central issue as to why we are even doing business with the World of Islam, which is committed by its very doctrines to the destruction, subjugation and conquest of the entire Western World. Pakistan is a shariah-compliant Muslim state. So, why are we doing such business?
There can be only two answers that fit within logic:
1) People like Admiral Mike Mullen, who are in positions of great power and make policy for our rank and file military personnel, are ignorant of, or in a state of great misunderstanding about, Islam’s history and doctrines.
2) People like Mullen are complicit in the advance of shaira and jihad.
Personally, I choose option number 1. The willful blindness of America’s leadership to Islam’s true nature and history is leading us down the path to destruction. To paraphrase what Congressman Allen West has said, until we open our eyes to what the doctrines say, we will continue to stumble about and ultimately lose this war.
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