I am a citizen-soldier in a new war
Here to defend my land, my people, my heart, my mind, my faith, my civilization.
I am a defender of Truth –
At times, before men;
At times, in secret struggle
Allied with a coalition of the willing.
I am a revolutionary engaged in an information war –
A counter-propagandist, counter-jihadist, et contra tyrannum.
I will not be deceived;
I will not bow down to oppression
Or be bested by those who hate freedom.
I will not be subjugated by the enemy,
For I will not submit.
Dhimmitude is not my future.
I will not renounce my faith nor yield my culture to the evil ones,
But I will fight them in its defense
Until they are defeated.
I will use my intellect to defeat falsehood and disrupt the enemy,
Remaining vigilant in the face of subterfuge.
I will not be part of a culture of death,
But will fight for life and liberty.
For I am a warrior against Evil
Charged to spread Truth until the end of days
Aspiring to the glorious hope that awaits
When good will prevail.
My fate is thus entrusted to a Faith held dear,
By which I gather strength
For, in the end, should harm or martyrdom befall me --
I will not desert the cause.
I will fight the good fight
And look to the path of those who have gone before.
A column that I happened upon just today entitled "The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists" highlights exactly what I am talking about.
Read the whole thing. (Kudos to my colleagues at Gates of Vienna and the Northeast Intelligence Network for getting a mention in the piece!)
The often derided pajamahadeen and basement blogger has managed to not only become a growing, and increasingly powerful, force upon the political scene but upon the educational and information realms as well.... The Internet has given the power to anyone with a computer to partake in the War on Terror.
[Thanks to PajamasMedia for the link!]