The Bookworm Beat 6/20/16 — the “Muslim threat” edition and open thread

Woman-writing-300x265It’s been a busy day, but in a good way. The plumber came when I needed him, the electrician will come, and I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in at least five years and was reminded again how much I like her. The business continues, but I’m snatching just a minute here to share some excellent things with you.

The war we’re fighting; the weapons we need. A friend who has some experience with the war against Islam highly recommended a site called Free Range International (and you can follow the site on Facebook too). The most recent post makes a simple statement and asks a simple question: Fourth Generation War Comes To America: What Are You Going To Do About It? The post goes on to explain that our government cannot protect us, in part because, at the upper echelons, it refuses to recognize that we are at war; it talks about the insane war on guns; and it talks about true self-defense, which means thinking like a shepherd, not a sheep. The next entry in the series promises to talk about a shepherd’s necessary tools. I highly recommend this post and will look forward to the next one.

The AR-15 is a superior self-defense weaponI’m willing to bet that, when Free Range International gets to the subject of weapons, it will speak well of the AR-15. Dom Raso gives a simple, powerful primer on its virtues as a self-defense weapon:

What’s in a name? Well, a lot’s in a name when it’s a Muslim terrorist’s name. Omar Mateen has a different last name from his father. Mateen apparently hand-picked his last name, which not so coincidentally is one of the 99 names of Allah. (Warning: Link has autoplay music.) “Al-Matin” (aka “Al-Matten“) means “The Forceful One.” It seems to me that someone who corners more than 100 unarmed people and shoots them down like dogs is feeling pretty Forceful — and making a point too. Moreover, as the unredacted transcripts show, the point wasn’t about homosexuality, it was about Jihad against the West.

At least one man regrets that his son was a helpless victim. Mark Bando is the father of Christopher Andrew Leinonen, one of the people killed at Pulse in Orlando. Bando thinks that his son, and everyone else at Pulse, would probably have preferred being able to fight back:

The killer was armed and his helpless victims were not, yet the anti gun politicians still want to disarm the populace, enabling these scenarios. It is likely such attacks will continue, until the victims start shooting back. That’s the lesson I take from this, for what it’s worth. When the shooting started Saturday night, I’ll bet there wasn’t a person in the club who wouldn’t have traded everything he owned in the world, for a loaded gun.

Family calls — again. More later today, if possible.