British Islamist Anjem Choudary made one of the most important and revealing yet little-mentioned statements in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack last week. The imam tweeted, “Muslims love the Messenger Muhammad more than their parents, children and even themselves! Why don’t people understand?”
Why, indeed? Perhaps Choudary’s statement was ignored because he is, after all, a “radical” Muslim cleric, viewed by the politically correct as someone on the fringes who does not represent “true Islam” (a term favored by not only Barack Obama, but also by al-Qaeda and ISIS). But if world leaders do not wake up from their dangerously naïve, self-induced comas just as the terrorist sleeper cells are stirring from their slumber, Charlie Hebdo and the terror attacks at the Parisian kosher butcher shop and Sydney chocolate store will become commonplace across the globe for many years to come.
Obama continues to whitewash the global threat of Islamic fundamentalism. He initially refused to call the Charlie Hebdo massacre “terrorism.” Once he finally did, his statement ridiculously claimed that the attack was the “senseless violence of a few.” Similarly, in his September speech addressing efforts to combat ISIS, hestated, “small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm.”
If the multitude of Islamic terrorist groups metastasizing across the entire globe, including ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezb’allah, Al Aqsa Brigade, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Taliban are “small groups,” we should sleep well at night knowing that Obama’s A team is at the helm. Unfortunately, the jayvee squad that Obama promises has been decimated actually sponsored the latest terror attacks and is on the rise. But coming from the guy who promised that if you like your doctor, you could keep your doctor (among other doozies), making false and grandiose assertions to sell the country a bill of goods is simply par for the course (for our Golfer-in-Chief).
So how pervasive are the views of the barbarians otherwise known as Islamists? Brigitte Gabriel explained:
There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today – of course not all of them are radicals! The majority of them are peaceful people. The radicals are estimated to be between 15 to 25 percent. … But when you look at 15 to 25 percent of the world Muslim population, you’re looking at 180 million to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of western civilization. That is as big as the United States. So why should we worry about the radical 15 to 25 percent? Because it is the radicals that kill. Because it is the radicals that behead and massacre.
After pointing out that the majority of Germans, Russians, Chinese, and Japanese were peaceful people, and yet radicals from those countries still murdered tens of millions of people, Gabriel observed, “The peaceful majority were irrelevant.”
What is relevant is what our government is ignoring. At TheReligionof Peace.com, the array of statistics on the world’s Muslim population’s support of terrorism and violence in defense of Islam is eye-opening – at least for those who are not willfully blind to reality. It includes a List of Islamic Terror Attacks for the Past 30 Days. When it becomes necessary to keep a running list of attacks every 30 days, the “religion of peace” is looking a lot less peaceful. And linked with the statistics on support among the general Muslim population, the claim that this hate is an aberration becomes even more disingenuous.
It is arrogance when someone with little knowledge of a topic takes to the bully pulpit and makes false assertions as if an expert. When our president does so, it is dangerous. When he does so with national security, he becomes an accomplice to an existential threat to our country’s long-term viability. When Obama claims, “ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents,” he is willfully shirking his responsibility to defend our nation.
Obama’s platitudes and assertions that only a rogue “few” are terrorists, fly in the face of reality. The terrorists are not psychopathic or crazy. They are motivated and determined and thinking lucidly about how to destroy Western civilization. It is Obama and the politically correct who label honest, clear-minded realists Islamophobic and not operating with a full deck. They are functioning in a state of denial.
On Monday, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf claimed, “There are people out there who want to kill other people in the name of a variety of causes” and promised that “we’re going to focus on all of the different kinds of extremism.” Eric Holder also exhibited this psychosis when he finally admitted on Sunday that the U.S. is at war with “terrorists” but refused to utter the term radical Islam and continued to push the lie that “core” al-Qaeda has been “decimated.” White House press secretary Josh Earnest put the icing on the cake when he explained on Tuesday that the reason the administration does not use the term “radical Islam” is because they believe it is not accurate, “I certainly wouldn’t want to be in a position where I’m repeating the justification [the terrorists] have cited that I think is illegitimate.” The terrorists have no problem identifying their enemy and developing a plan to defeat them. The people entrusted with our national security whitewash, pander, and lie.
Particularly telling is that both French president Hollande and Obama called theCharlie Hebdo murderers cowards. In this they are simply wrong, and believing so will do nothing to win the war against Islamic fundamentalism. For victory, we must have leaders who identify the enemy and understand how they think. Our leaders do not acknowledge with whom we are dealing.
Obama has spent six years extending his open hand to Iran’s mullahs and the past year negotiating a deal that will likely lead to Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. He is operating on the assumption that the Islamists in Iran think the same as Westerners who value freedom of religion, free speech, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Iranians understand who is sitting across from them at the negotiating table, and they are outmaneuvering Team Obama, just as Bill Belichick did to the Baltimore Ravens this past weekend.
Day after day, the killing goes on. Day after day, the mainstream media, academia, the politically correct left, and policymakers do their best to ignore it. Would that they had read The Art of War rather than Rules for Radicals; then we might actually be safe. In his work, Sun Tzu stated:
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Barack Obama refuses to identify our enemy. Even as he was finally forced tomention the term “Islamist jihadist sympathizers,” in the context of this week’s hacking incident, he did so reluctantly and with absolutely no recognition that we are fighting a war pitting civilization against barbarism. In a recent speech, Egyptian President el-Sisi recognized that Islam has become a “source of worry, danger, killing, and destruction in the whole world” and called for a “religious revolution” to modernize the faith. It is quite extraordinary that Muslims leaders are speaking out while the leader of the free world continues to prevaricate.
Furthermore, Obama is clueless about the American people, whom he was entrusted to protect. He believes we are a bunch of religious fanatics clinging to our guns while touting the real religious fanatics as a peace-loving people. He believes we are a country of one-percenters, fat cats, racists, morons, and colonialists while he claims that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam.
Our enemy recognizes that we are under the leadership of the man who bowed to the Saudi king, praised Islam before the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, jailed an innocent man for making a YouTube video about Islam, and took to the world stage to “boldly” pronounce, “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” They see a tired people who did not have the fortitude to stay the course in Iraq and Afghanistan and who elected a weak leader twice despite his trashing of our allies and reaching out to our enemies.
Radicalized individuals are flocking to the battlefields in Syria and Iraq and returning as trained jihadist to the West. According to a U.N. report, more than 15,000 foreign fighters have entered these two countries to train with ISIS. Obama refuses to withdraw their passports.
Obama’s immigration edicts may open the floodgates to Islamists at the same time that Europe is trying to figure out how to close theirs and deal with the mess they created. A recent study by the Center for Immigration Studies concluded that the rise in immigrants from Muslim countries poses a national security threat. The administration announced that it will be expanding resettlement of Syrian refugees, as well hiring Fatima Noor, a Muslim woman who dons a hijab, as a special assistant at Homeland Security tasked with bringing in more Muslim immigrants. With at least six Muslim Brotherhood operatives working for the administration (and the recentappointment by Nancy Pelosi of the first Muslim representative to the House Intelligence Committee), this new addition should be no surprise.
The trial of the accused Boston Marathon bomber began last week. So now we have the Tsarnaev brothers and the Kouachi brothers. All in the family from a culture of people who strap suicide vests on their children and send them off to murder in the name of Allah. Golda Meir recognized decades ago that “[w]e will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
Currently making the rounds on the internet are quotes of Winston Churchill regarding Islam and Muslims. More important to recall are Churchill’s quotes warning of the rise of the Third Reich that fell upon deaf ears. He stated:
I cannot recall at any time when the gap between the kind of words which statesmen used and what was actually happening in many countries was so great as it is now. The habit of saying smooth things and uttering pious platitudes and sentiments to gain applause, without relation to the underlying facts, is more pronounced now than it has ever been in my experience.
Upon moving into the White House, Obama returned to the British a bust of Winston Churchill that had been displayed in the Oval Office. Were we reading a Shakespeare play, that act would serve as a clear foreshadowing of Obama’s willful blindness and destiny to repeat history’s tragedies. Churchill recognized that:
… [w]hen the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
If we are going to win the war against Islamic fundamentalism, we need a change in leadership with people who know our enemy, who are not so cowardly as to fear being honest about who that enemy is and what motivates him to kill, and who love America and Western civilization more than they love themselves and Islam. The man currently in the White House is certainly not that person.