I have tangential connections to the place where the recent Islamic terror bomb was planted in New York City and to the city where the Islamic terrorists stabbed people in a mall in my native Minnesota.
First, I went to St. Cloud State for a year before transferring to the University of Minnesota.
Next, the bomb in the Chelsea area of Manhattan….
I’ve been listening to talking heads wonder why the Islamic terror bomb was placed where it was, on 23rd between 6th and 7th. Next to the Islamic terror bomb site is the now-closed Catholic Church of St. Vincent de Paul. I stayed at the rectory there many times. Of course the church is closed now, but it is unlikely that an Islamic terrorists would know that. There would not have been a place to hide a bomb on the steps of the church. But there was scaffolding and dumpster nearby.
There may be other reasons for the Islamic terrorists to have chosen that area: Chelsea is, or at least was, known also for its large presence of homosexuals.
This is entirely speculation on my part. But that fact is, the bomb was right next to a Catholic church.
Speaking of speculation, I suppose one might wryly ask this question: Is this Islamic terrorist bomber also a homosexual, as was the murderer in Orlando who shot up the “gay” (I detest what’s been done to that word) club?
In any event, we are going to see a lot more of this. Please, everyone, give thought to what I have constantly asked: situational awareness.
Meanwhile, may I remind you of a useful book? HERE
In this book, Gorka describes one of the reasons why these people choose terror.
According to the Pakistani general, there is only one target of importance in war: the soul of the enemy. The infidel foe must be converted to Islam or crushed. Lastly, since the only target that matters in war is the soul of the infidel, Malik concludes that the most effective weapon in war isterror. Here we see the relevance of his book to groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS. The enemy’s belief system must be utterly destroyed, and terror is the most effective way to do that. That is why 9/ 11 was so important. It is the highly symbolic suicide attacks, the crucifixions, the beheadings, the bombings of civilian crowds, and the videos of immolations that will destroy the will of the infidel to go on.
According to the Quranic concept of war, and because these terrorists are inspired to bring about the eschatological fulfillment of their religion, they wage war on the souls of the non-Muslim or, in their view, insufficient-Muslim. Their war has an eschatological view. They must destroy the spirit of their enemy. This is why they use terror and why they commit atrocities which they record and broadcast.
Deus, qui conteris bella, et impugnatores in te sperantium potentia tuae defensionis expugnas: auxiliare famulis tuis, implorantibus misericordiam tuam; ut, inimicorum suorum feritate depressa, incessabili et gratiarum actione laudemus.
O God, who bringest wars to nought and shieldest by Thy power all who hope in Thee, overthrowing those that assail them; help Thy servants who implore Thy mercy; so that the fierce might of their enemies may be brought low, and we may never cease to praise and thank Thee.
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.
St. Pius V, pray for us.
Martyrs of Otranto, pray for us.
Our Lady of Victor, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.