History rhymes. Kidnapping ransom funds jihad. Again.

It is worth looking in to the history of the US Marines at this point, the creation of which was a reaction to the then enormous ransoms being paid to Muslim naval kidnapping gangs called, ‘The Barbary Pirates’, who’s booty would be used to fund world wide jihad and the white female slaves taken would fill the harems of the more affluent and powerful Muslim war lords.

I wonder when Western nations will decide enough is enough again. Personally, I think not one ransom should have been paid and the already existent potential for projection of force should have been used to send the clearest possible message, perhaps even including the destruction of the Kaaba in Mecca. But it seems that the Islamic forces read us correctly. Too polite to fight back, we see our treasure and our blood and the safety of our women sacrificed for the temporary illusion of good governance.

From The Telegraph:

Europeans have contributed to growth of al-Qaeda in North Africa former security minister says

The folly of European countries paying ransoms to terrorists is being shown “in spades” by the gas plant attack in Algeria, the former security minister has said.

7:40PM GMT 24 Jan 2013

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones has warned that al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch was funding attacks using millions of pounds in ransom money paid by European governments.

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Al Qaeda in North Africa making millions kidnapping: U.S.

By Noah Barkin

BERLIN | Tue Oct 2, 2012 12:15pm EDT

(Reuters) – Islamist militants are increasingly funding themselves through kidnapping, with al Qaeda’s north African wing likely to have brought in tens of millions of dollars in ransoms in the past few years, a senior U.S. Treasury official said.

The United States estimates militant organizations received $120 million over the past decade, including the ransoms paid to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said David Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

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H/T Fjordman



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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

3 Replies to “History rhymes. Kidnapping ransom funds jihad. Again.”

  1. I suspect that the historical reason the powers that be didn’t work to stop the kidnapping is that it would have meant arming the ordinary people and giving them weapons training, Then as now the self anointed elite are more afraid their fellow citizens then they are of foreign dictators.

  2. Its worth remembering that the Barbary pirates were eventually put paid when France and Britain eventually got fed up and decided to occupy the states concerned.

  3. It’s worth buying ‘The Wind and The Lion’ just for the bit where the blue-uniformed Marines do their thing. At the double! Couldn’t see a decent clip on YT.

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