Written by Marshall Frank
One year ago, in a speech before the Turkish parliament, President Obama declared "We are not at war with Islam." Basically, he said that our concerns were confined to al Qaeda.
One wonders if the president is naive, uninformed, playing a game of words, or if he has some other motive.
While that may be true in a general sense, it worries me as an American citizen that the president is not recognizing that our war is most definitely against Radical Islam, better known as Jihadists, which comprise an enemy far greater than the combined enemies of Nazi Germany, Italy and Imperial Japan in WW II. Thus it's a matter of semantics. And, the troubling factor is that this enemy is as much covert as it is overt.
No, we are not at war with peaceful Muslims that live in Turkey, Indonesia and other parts of the world, including America. But we are definitely at war with those who represent them as warriors whose mission on behalf of their God is to spread Islam as the dominant religion throughout the world, who teach their children to hate Jews, Christians and all non-Muslims, and that apostasy (changing religion) is forbidden and punishable by death.
According to Daniel Pipes, Brigitte Gabriel, Robert Spencer, Steve Emerson, etc. all experts/scholars on the global Jihad situation, about 15 percent of Islam can be considered "extremists" or "radicals." Considering there are 1.4 billion Muslims in the world, roughly 250 million of them would then be Jihadists, meaning...those who are actively engaged in Jihad, or are engaged in some degree of support for Jihadists. The huge number of them are not wearing Jihadi garb, a la al Qaeda and Hamas, the most dangerous of them walk among us as "moderates."
Don't forget the tactic known as "Taqiyya."
Obviously, Mr. Obama has not read much of the writings that have come from the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the largest extremist organization in the world, influence and membership is based in over 70 countries. The MB is what has spawned the C.A.I.R organization, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and many other strategic organizations which has set it's sights on spreading Islam to become dominant in the west.
You may have seen it before, but read it again. Here is part of the documents recovered from the Muslim Brotherhood:
"...work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
Click here:General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America [This reference article is included below]
Sounds like a declaration of war to me.
The mistake Americans make, is an old mind-set that defines "war" as deploying the military: Guns, planes, tanks. This is a far different war. While we have sent our G.I.'s and generals to far away lands, the enemy is walking right through America's back door, compliments of political correctness, entitlements and pure ignorance. Their motives are grave, their goals are for the same end result as a gun war: Conquering the West. It's only the strategy that is different. Instead of using guns, it's about brains, fear, intimidation, propaganda, money, and deceit.
Speaking of money, if anyone doesn't think the entire world, and most especially, the U.S. has not been subject to an Islam tax, think again. We are being taxed to the hilt because of the world of Islamic terror. Besides loss of life and human suffering, ask about the cost to Americans for:
* Destruction of World Trade Towers and Pentagon on 9/11
* Rebuilding a new tower
* Pay-outs to victim families for 9/11
* Additional security fees on airline tickets
* Homeland Security, FBI, NSA, and other federal agencies dealing with Islamic terror
* The War in Afghanistan
* The war in Iraq
* Foreign aid as payments to Islamic nations to keep peace...which is a form of bribery
Though not labeled specifically as "Tax," these enormous costs are borne by the taxpayer.
Thus far, it reaches more than a trillion dollars, as reported by Bill Warner, Center for the Study of Political Islam.
By the president claiming we are only at war against al Qaeda, is like saying we were only at war with Nazis, and not Germany. Radical Islam is immense, it is globally powerful, it has unlimited financing, it has an ingenious plan of covert infiltration, and their numbers range over 200 million Jihadists or Jihad sympathizers. It's costing us, more than we know.
Sorry, Mr. President, pandering to the Islamic world might sound nice, but it shows weakness.
And, by telling the world we are not at war with those who are at war with us, is pure suicide.
[This reference article below was included for ease of reference]
An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America
by Mohamed Akram
May 19, 1991
This May 1991 memo was written by Mohamed Akram, a.k.a. Mohamed Adlouni, for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the introductory letter, Akram referenced a "long-term plan...approved and adopted" by the Shura Council in 1987 and proposed this memo as a supplement to that plan and requested that the memo be added to the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting. Appended to the document is a list of all Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America as of 1991.
Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims' causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims' efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic state, wherever it is.
In order for Islam and its Movement to become "a part of the homeland" in which it lives, "stable" in its land, "rooted" in the spirits and minds of its people, "enabled" in the live [sic] of its society and has firmly-established "organizations" on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain "the keys" and the tools of this process in carry [sic] out this grand mission as a "Civilization Jihadist" responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and - on top of them - the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.
The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Proecess" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.
The above reference is courtesy of The Investigative Project on Terrorism and may be found [here].
Thirty years of law enforcement in Miami, Florida, including sixteen years working homicide, gives Marshall Frank a huge reservoir from which to draw insights into the problems facing America today. After retiring from the Miami-Dade P.D. in 1990, Frank went on to become a writer, now with eight published books, five fiction and three non-fiction. His book "Militant Islam In America" was published after an exhaustive research study about the inroads that radicals are making within the borders of the U.S. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the abominable criminal justice system. Book listings, prices and availability can be accessed at his web site: www.marshallfrank.com.