17 Years On: US Politicians Still Support Terror Organizations
Seventeen years after September 11, 2001, America is seeing its own politicians still supporting terror organizations. These activities significantly jam progress in the "War on Terror."
In addition, many elected officials in the U.S. are still in the dark when it comes to understanding the scope of religious fanaticism as pushed through political channels - an ideology known as Islamism and promoted by " target="_blank">Muslim Brotherhood organizations, among others.
The war against Islamist extremism is both ideological and kinetic. It's a war of ideas as much as it is a war with boots on the ground. The frustrations Americans feel with the kinetic war are well known. Terror groups are multiplying, the frequency of terror attacks has increased, and we're nowhere near ending the first war against terror that we started after 9/11 in Afghanistan.
However, growing equally complex over time, is the cultural and ideological war. Islamists groups infiltrate both governments and cultures with relative ease. Extremism of the mind, disguised by a suit and tie, is tradecraft for well-organized Islamists - especially those within the Muslim Brotherhood.
While their elaborate networks are a complex labyrinth for the average American to navigate, 17 years after 9/11, this landscape must be mastered by elected officials. Otherwise, they are failing the American people.