South Carolina resident Samir Khan responded to a Fox News report implying he runs a web site promoting violent jihad by doing a poor imitation of Jeremiah Wright, Senator Barack Obama’s former pastor. Here is Khan’s response (or someone appearing to be him):
And you call Usaamah bin Laadin a terrorist because of the September 11th attacks. His men destroyed the WTC and a part of the Pentagon and in the process, it had killed over 3,000 people. Therefore, you call him a terrorist. But when America shamelessly bombed Hiroshima (and many, many other Countries) with a weapon that was much stronger than 4 airplanes combined, you don’t call her a terrorist nor live as a people who disassociate themselves from her. We all know that Hiroshima killed more than 3,000 people. Why the double standard? Why is Usaamah a “terrorist” but the American Government isn’t? Is it because white people are more valuable than dark skinned people?
The reason why you don’t call America a terrorist is because she did an act of “retaliation” against the nation of Japan. They did this because Japan attacked Pearl Harbor – a large military base full of military personnel – and it killed quite a lot. So as an act of retaliation, America bombed Hiroshima to nothing and it killed way more than those that were killed in the Pearl Harbor incident. Of course, many Americans probably couldn’t swallow this, but the vast majority were OK with it because they knew that “Japan deserved it” for their attack on Pearl Harbor, thus the act of retaliation was justifiable even though it killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people that had absolutely nothing to do with Pearl Harbor or the Japanese military; in fact many were women and children. But hey, it was justified after all, right??
Unlike Jeremiah Wright, Samir Khan is not a well read man. Despite what Salim Khan would have his readers believe, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not in retaliation for Pearl Harbor; Japan’s fourteen years of aggression — from 1931 through 1945 — in the Pacific resulted in the deaths of millions of civilians, including in these places:
16,200,000 in China
1,000,000 in French Indochina
4,000,000 in the Dutch East Indies
378,000 in Korea
90,000 in the Philippines
57,000 in the Pacific Islands
55,000 in Portuguese Timor
50,000 in Singapore.
In addition, millions more were enslaved, tortured, raped, deliberately starved, and experimented upon by Japan.
While the expectations varied back in 1945, “A study done for Secretary of War Henry Stimson’s staff by William Shockley estimated that [invading] Japan would cost 1.7 to 4 million American casualties, including 400,000 to 800,000 fatalities, and five to ten million Japanese fatalities. The key assumption was large-scale participation by civilians in the defense of Japan.” While the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima will likely never be viewed as humane, all told, Japan suffered but 2,120,000 military deaths and 580,000 civilian killed during all of World War II.
On Khan’s site, Fox News also reported he (or someone) stated this:
“So in reality, you are calling my Prophet, Muhammad — peace be upon him — a terrorist,” the blog post continues. “But of course, you guys won’t say that directly because you fear the wrath of the Muslims.”
I do not know what his long dead “Prophet, Muhammad” was but Samir Khan and company sure act like they are terrorists or, should I say, Islamic jihadists.
Hat tip to Jihad Watch.