Friday, August 01, 2008

VJS and Virginiatechism

The ongoing unfolding of the metastasizing revival of an Islam Redivivus manifests ever new permutations and subsets of the overarching desideratum of Islam: eschatologically motivated supremacist expansionism.

To keep up with these permutations and subsets, it has been necessary to coin new terms, such as Islamorealism, Islamonausea, asymptotic analysis vs. holistic analysis, Sudden Jihad Syndrome (SJS), among many others.

Along with SJS, we may think of adding VJS—Voluntary Jihad Syndrome. Where SJS is the spontaneous psychological combustion of a Muslim who vents his traditional Islamic hatred for Infidels, which he carries around as generalized mental baggage, by suddenly going postal one day, the VJS is more specific: it relates to a Muslim individual (or individuals) who, directly or indirectly inspired by a specific call to action by agitating Islamic clerics or terrorists, takes it upon himself (or themselves) to go out and kill some Infidel voluntarily. Such seems, for example, to have been the case with the pair of Muslims in Somalia who last year shot a nun in the back three times, thus murdering her, as the specific and dutiful response to the call by a Muslim imam in a mosque sermon in Mogadishu for Muslims to go out and kill Christians to avenge the “insult” of the Pope’s lecture that caused indignation and menacing protests from Muslims world-wide.

The other day, reported on July 31, a passenger—as yet unidentified by authorities—on a Greyhound bus in Canada stabbed a fellow passenger approximately 50 times then with the same large knife proceeded to behead that passenger. He then held the severed bloody head up to show it to other passengers (presumably in the process of frantically fleeing). On July 7, an al Qaeda cell issued an on-line call for Canadians to kill Infidels. Coincidence? Or was this stabber and beheader a Muslim acting out VJS? We know that multiple stabbing and beheading seem to be common, indeed traditional, behaviors of Muslims engaged in their murderous frenzy of variously enacting the repeated injunctions, in the Koran and in mosque sermons utilizing both the Koran and the Sunnah,
to kill non-Muslims.

To pick one example out of a fez
, there was the atrocity in Turkey in April of 2007 when five Muslims held three Christian Turks (two of whom had converted from Islam) for hours, beating, torturing and stabbing them to death: according to this report,
a human rights group, the International Christian Concern (ICC) reported that the three victimsa German Christian named Tilman Ekkehart Geske (age 45) as well as two Turkish Christians, Necati Aydin (age 35) and Ugur Yuksel (age 32)

. . . were
disemboweled, and their intestines sliced up in front of their eyes. They were emasculated and watched as those body parts were destroyed. The group added that fingers were chopped off and their noses and mouths and anuses were sliced open as part of what it called satanic torture. It added that possibly the worst part was watching as their brothers were likewise tortured. Tilman was stabbed 156 times, Necati 99 times and Ugur’s stabs were too numerous to count. Finally, their throats were sliced from ear to ear, and their heads practically decapitated, ICC said.

While it is not known whether these five Muslims were inspired by any specific call to murder Infidels, it is reasonable to assume they did so motivated by the more generalized and amorphously murderous hatred with which Islam is saturated
for, as this source reports:

A note left at the scene read: This should serve as a lesson to the enemies of our religion.

As for my other term—Virginiatechism—this denotes another phenomenon as part of a subset of the overarching War between Islam and the West that is slowly unfolding (and still denied to exist among most Westerners): namely, the tendency for Western reporters to downplay, or even suppress investigation into, the Muslim angle on any given crime and/or atrocity that might have such an angle, as seemed to have been the case with the shootings at Virginia Tech in April of 2007. (Another major case in this vein was the slaughter—again involving gruesome stabbings and mutilations—of a Coptic Christian family, including two young daughters, in New Jersey in January of 2005; a family whose father and one daughter had received death threats from Muslims both via the Internet and in person. The Muslim angle of this case was, and remains, virtually non-existent in the press.)

The fact that authorities have not given out the name of the assailant in the most recent grotesquely ghoulish—yet unremarkably Islamic—murder on the Greyhound bus raises red flags of an attempt at cover-up or at best under-the-rug-sweeping. Imagine if that murderers name were “Abdullah” or “Rashid” or “Fareek” or “Mohammed”, or even an innocent-sounding “David” whose anglicization might conceal a recently adjusted “Dawood”: that might be a reason why authorities have been reluctant to release the name.

Update: According to this report, the beheader on the Canadian Greyhound bus was named Vince Weiguang Li. So he cannot possibly be a Muslim, right?


Unknown said...

"Another major case in this vein was the slaughter—again involving gruesome stabbings and mutilations—of a Coptic Christian family, including two young daughters, in New Jersey in January of 2005; a family whose father and one daughter had received death threats from Muslims both via the Internet and in person. The Muslim angle of this case was, and remains, virtually non-existent in the press."

Actually, this case has been solved and the perpetrators were not Muslims.

Here's an article that gives the killers identities:

Hesperado said...

We don't know the perpetrators were not Muslims. The NYT article you link only has the writer of the article claim this, without citing any authority for that claim.

Secondly, that article, and all other mainstream media accounts I have read make it sound like the two perpetrators merely slit four throats, whereas other accounts, unfortunately tenuous as to evidence, indicate more brutality if not torture and possible signs of religious hatred:

"Sylvia [one of the young daughters] was especially brutalized, apparently due to the tattoo of a Coptic cross on her wrist. The girl's throat was not only slit, but she was stabbed repeatedly in the chest and wrist where she bore the sign of her faith."

From the same link above, different source:

"A family member who viewed photos of the bloodbath said Sylvia seemed to have taken the most savage punishment.

"When we saw the pictures, you could tell that they were hurt really, really bad in the face; especially Sylvia," said Milad Garas, the high-school sophomore's great-uncle.

"The heartless killer not only slit Sylvia's throat, but also sliced a huge gash in her chest and stabbed her in the wrist, where she had a tattoo of a Coptic cross."

One of the two suspects, Edward McDonald, according to your link, had spent time in the Hudson County (New Jersey) prison system:

"Mr. McDonald was convicted of distributing drugs on school grounds and bail jumping in Hudson County in 2002, and served 18 months. He was released last September."

(Though the dates indicated above seem odd, for the article was written in March of 2005, yet it implies McDonald served 18 months some time beginning in 2002 -- the math does not add up. Neverthelesss, he spent time in the New Jersey prison system.)

Then, from this article ("Surviving the dragnet: ‘special interest’ detainees in the US after 9/11" by Shubh Mahur, in Race & Class, 2006; 47; 31), we learn that beginning in the aftermath of 911, various New Jersey county jails, including Hudson, Passaic and Bergen counties, saw a dramatic round-up and detention of Muslims (800 in the latter two county jails), many of whom were held into 2002. And of course, even without these mass round-ups, prison systems are notorious for a Muslim subpopulation, with conversion of unsavory characters who recognize in Islam a kind of gang-like solidarity a rather common occurrence.

Did authorities investigating the Armanious murders even bother to track down this kind of lead? Given the abysmal ignorance about Islam and the PC inclination to avoid Islam as a factor whenever the slightest opportunity presents itself to do so, I remain highly skeptical that an appropriate and rational investigation of the Muslim angle was pursued.