Every immigrant group in this country has variously adapted to the heritage culture, integrating more or less seamlessly by the second generation. However, second-generation Muslims are increasingly being radicalized, some going off to fight with jihadist militias in the Middle East and Africa, others plotting terror attacks on the very country that has offered them freedom, health care, education and the opportunity to prosper.
The common denominator along this spectrum of cultural invasiveness is the sentiment of vested ascendancy and pre-eminence minus the obligation of having to earn them. It bespeaks the spirit of natural entitlement that goes hand in hand with Islam, and which is instinct throughout the Muslim holy book, in which the true believer is exalted as superior to all other people (see, e.g., Koran 3:110) and enjoined to conquer, enslave, tax and slay the kafir, or infidel, who rejects the dominion of the Prophet (see, e.g., Koran 4:89, 9:29, 33:50, 47:4, among numberless other ayat).
Is it conspiratorial to worry about the 3000 troops Obama is sending to West Africa; to worry that he is exposing them to a disease for which there is no known cure; to fret that troops who make it back to American soil can then infect the entire country?
Why would Obama, described by radio giant Mark Levin, as having “ice water in his veins” really care about putting boots on the ground in West Africa to fight Ebola, but no boots on the ground in the MidEast where ISIS is “spiraling out of control”?
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this direct message to President Obama from a former practicing Muslim from the “moderate” county of Morocco. It is about Islam.
This is an ideology, a movement, a theocratic-political totalitarian supremacist belief that is intent on global domination and it must be destroyed. Without that recognition, any attempt from a strategic level for victory will fall short.
It is simple. When President Ronald Reagan was asked about defining victory in the Cold War he responded simply, “we win, they lose.”
Islamic State is being formed exactly the way Saudi Arabia was formed when thousands of bloodthirsty jihadis rose from the Sultanate of Nejd and invaded the Kingdom of Hejaz, slaughtering the country’s citizens into submission in 1925.
For decades, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, along with Arab billionaires in Gulf Arab states, have financed the breeding grounds of Islamic extremism in the tens of thousands of madrassas spread around the world, from Philippines to Philadelphia.
The news of yet another Canadian’s alleged involvement in ISIS comes as Western and Arab allies are mobilizing against the terrorist group, which has capitalized on the security vacuum in Syria and Iraq to carve out a safe haven
Mohammed Ali’s response to the threat of an anti-ISIS military operation has been, in effect, bring it on. “You’ll never kill the desire, nor the love the believers have for jihad and fighting to raise the word of Allah the highest,” he wrote last month. “And that is why you will fail time and time again.”
Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by ISIS extremists, the Vatican has been warned before his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.
“I believe they could try to kill him during one of his overseas trips or even in Rome. There are members of ISIS who are not Arabs but Canadian, American, French, British, also Italians. ISIS could engage any of these to commit a terrorist attack in Europe.”
The First World War is the war that made the modern world, the war that began the American century, a war that would not have been won without America’s decisive intervention, a war that was the formative influence on American leaders like MacArthur, Harry Truman, George C. Marshall, and George S. Patton. It is a war about which Americans should know much more.
Sisi endorses democracy for practical, rather than philosophical, reasons: it just works better than a dictatorship. “Many in the Middle East feel that current and previous autocratic governments have not produced the expected progress.” (I have slightly edited his English for the sake of clarity.) Democracy has other benefits, as well: it reduces unhappiness with government and narrows the vast gap between ruler and ruled, both of which he sees contributing to the region’s backwardness. In all, democracy can accomplish much for the region and those who promote it “do have an opportunity now in the Middle East.”
In parallel, Sisi accepts the free market because it works better than socialism: “many Middle East countries attempted to sustain government-controlled markets instead of free markets and as a result no incentive developed to drive the economy.”