Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Not Just About Al-Qaeda

Mike L.

Barack Obama tells the world that al-Qaeda is the enemy of the United States, but that his administration killed Osama bin Laden and now has Qaeda on the ropes.  The good guys are winning, Obama would have us believe, and this is mainly due to his vigilance in protecting American lives.

The only problem with such assertions is that they represent complete and utter nonsense.  The enemy, to the extent that the US has enemies, is not merely Osama bin Laden's little band of cave dwellers, but political Islam, more generally.  Throughout the Arab and Muslim worlds it is the rise of political Islam that is the problem, not merely one small Islamist organization like al-Qaeda.

Political Islam is a fascistic movement that seeks to impose Sharia on local governments for the purpose of eventually installing a worldwide Islamic caliphate.  Under Sharia women are the property of men, Gay people are murdered outright, and Jews represent some sort-of transcendent, cosmic evil that must be either obliterated or subdued under the system of dhimmitude.  Some Islamists are "extreme" in the sense that they either advocate violence in the name of Islam or actually commit violence in the name of Islam.   These people represent a minority among Islamists.  The majority of Islamists would never dream of harming a lock of Jewish hair, but merely provide moral and intellectual and financial support to those who think that returning to 7th century standards of morality is just dandy and the Jews have it coming, anyway.

Political Islam, in its contemporary form, was born out of hostility toward modernity and western imperialism in 1920s Cairo.  It was then that the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power and the Brotherhood is the big daddy of most other Islamist groups.  Al-Qaeda was born from the Brotherhood, as was the Little Brotherhood in Gaza, i.e., Hamas.

Prior to the Obama administration political Islam was basically limited to the theocratic regime in Tehran and groups that harass Jews such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.  Now, as a result of the misnamed "Arab Spring," political Islam is taking over country after country throughout the Middle East including, with direct assistance of the Obama administration, Egypt.

It is because Barack Obama, along with the rest of the progressive-left, refuses to acknowledge that political Islam is the enemy of the west, that Ambassador Stevens and his people were killed in Benghazi.  The real problem was not some youtube video, but Obama's disinclination to understand that Islamists are not, nor should be, partners with the United States.  The real problem is that because Obama does not understand this he turned US security in Benghazi over to our enemies.  That was the real problem, the real misperception, and it led directly to those murders.

What exactly did Obama think was going to happen if we turned over American security in Libya to precisely those people who have been telling us for a nearly a century that they want nothing so much as to see us dead?  In Iraq the US diplomatic corps is protected by the marines.  In Libya the US diplomatic corps was protected by the ideological brethren of Osama bin Laden.

And that's why Ambassador Stevens is dead.  He and his people were killed by Barack Obama's ideological incoherence.  One cannot oppose al-Qaeda while supporting Qaeda's parent organization, the Brotherhood.  One cannot oppose al-Qaeda yet refuse to acknowledge that Qaeda is just one small group among many ideologically related organizations throughout the Muslim and Arab world.

The problem is not merely al-Qaeda.

The problem is political Islam and this precisely what neither the Obama administration, nor the political left, can bring themselves to face.

{In truth, it could hardly be more obvious.}

18 comments:

  1. One quibble -

    "And that's why Ambassador Stevens is dead. He and his people were killed by Barack Obama's ideological incoherence."

    He and his people were killed by a savage mob, not by any sort of naivete.

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    1. Jay,

      They were killed by a savage mob. There is no question about that.

      But they were also killed by the fact that this president has failed to come to any real recognition of political Islam and that we should not be entrusting American lives to anyone other than Americans in places where that particular ideology thrives.

      Am I wrong?

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    2. That sounds about right, though I'm far from an expert on embassy security procedures so I can't speak to any of that. I hope lessons were at least learned from this attack.

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  2. Proof: Obama Refused to Call Benghazi 'Terror,' CBS Covered Up
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/11/05/Proof-Obama-Refused-to-Call-Benghazi-Terror-CBS-Covered-Up

    "In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS News quietly released proof--two days before the election, far too late to reach the media and the public--that President Barack Obama lied to the public about the Benghazi attack, as well as about his later claim to have called the attack 'terrorism' from the beginning.

    "CBS unveiled additional footage from its 60 Minutes interview with President Obama, conducted on Sep. 12 immediately after Obama had made his statement about the attacks in the Rose Garden, in which Obama quite clearly refuses to call the Benghazi an act of terror when asked a direct question by reporter Steve Kroft:"

    [Video Footage of interview of Pres. Barack Obama]

    "KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?

    "OBAMA: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

    "CBS News held onto this footage for more than six weeks, failing to release it even when questions were raised during the Second Presidential Debate as to whether Obama had, in fact, referred to the Benghazi attack as an act of terror before blaming it falsely on demonstrations against an anti-Islamic video. The moderator, CNN's Candy Crowley, intervened on Obama's behalf, falsely declaring he had indeed called the attack an act of terror in his Rose Garden statement, and creating the impression that Romney was wrong. ..."

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    1. Pat Caddell - former Democratic pollster -- says: Media Have Become an "Enemy of the American people"
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBR4g6cBYeA

      Pat Caddell: "I think we're at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy."

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    2. Tarek Fatah -- Pakistani Canadian, liberal democrat, "culturally Muslim" truly "moderate" Muslim (non-Sharia-proponent Muslim (non-orthodox Muslim)), on the background of personal aid of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and on the American media's responses to inquiries, by some U.S. Senators, about whether, in accordance to U.S. law, her background was checked in order for her to be eligible for the position in the U.S government to which she was appointed by the Obama administration:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmM6uQknAtc

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    3. Have you ever seen anything like this in the U.S.?

      These things are now happening in the U.S.

      An Islamic "religious" (political) rally in a public space in the U.S. (it looks like the park-like area right outside of government buildings), and what happens when a filmer of that public rally attempts to question participants of that public rally about some points of Islamic doctrine

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQNLDtZULgk

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    4. Keep in mind: This "religious" (political) rally is not in a private space. This "religious" (political) rally is in a public space OUTSIDE OF GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS IN WASHINGTON D.C. Anyone is allowed, by U.S. Constitutional law, to film any of this, and to interact with any of the participants of this rally.

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    5. Brigitte Gabriel of ACT! for America - MUST SEE!!!
      www.globalinfidel.tv/video/brigitte-gabriel-of-act-for-america-must-see

      "Speaking at an anti-Sharia conference in Nashville, TN. Pay close attention to just how severely the Islamists are already creeping into the curriculum."

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    6. An example of what orthodox Muslim leaders say to Muslim congregations and what they say to Western non-Muslim audiences:

      On the creation of an Islamic Megamosque in Boston, "The Islamic Society Cultural Center"

      Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the Imam
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qUYIHRRaPmA#!

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    7. UK TV Channel 4 Documentary

      Dispatches - Undercover Mosque
      http://vimeo.com/19598947

      Followup documentary:

      Dispatches - Undercover Mosque - The Return

      Part 1 of 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7PqjD_S3s
      Part 2 of 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrgyMZRdmwk
      Part 3 of 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSvExX_Nhc
      Part 4 of 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXz0B_j9eHI
      Part 5 of 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdpCOaJuBx4

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    8. Ex-Muslim in Muslim country reveals that she is an apostate
      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/11/ex-muslim-in-muslim-country-reveals-that-she-is-an-apostate.html

      "...I asked her a question which left her speechless. I said, Mom, how can you say Islam is a religion of peace when the first thing it says is to kill anyone who leaves it. Isn't that ample proof that it's a cult, an evil cult? ..."

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    9. Dan, while much of what you are posting here today is valuable, I also think that it is imperative that we hold a clear, bright line between political Islam and regular Muslims.

      The problem is not Islam, in general, but the political movement that wishes to impose sharia.

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    10. "it is imperative that we hold a clear, bright line between political Islam and regular Muslims."

      Yes, of course.

      "The problem is not Islam, in general, but the political movement that wishes to impose sharia."

      Mike, of course, there is a difference between Islam and Muslims. Muslims are people. Islam is a religious and political ideology and socio-political system of government.
      However, the political movement that you referred to is part and parcel of Islam -- authoritative Islam. Political Islam is Islam.

      Islam is a totalitarian supremacist imperialist religious and political ideology and religio-socio-political system of government.

      However, many Muslims are ignorant of the actual tenets of Islam. And many Muslims are not practitioners of Islam. And many Muslims are pychologically attached to a cultural identity of being Muslim and are in denial about the tenets of Islam.

      However, some Muslims are adherents and practitioners of actual Islam, and those adherents and practitioners of actual Islam, although they constitute a relatively small percentage of Muslims (I think about 10% or 15%), constitute about 10% or 15% of approximately 1.5 billion Muslims, and are, therein, many people.

      And it doesn't take very many members of a totalitarian supremacist imperialist racist intendedly genocidal political movement and agenda to carry out that agenda -- particularly when members of that totalitarian supremacist imperialist racist intendedly genocidal political movement are powerful political leaders and are wealthy and highly educated.

      And I think that most Muslims are pychologically attached to a cultural identity of being Muslim -- and, therein, follow the current "cultural-mandates" of the current Muslim world.

      But as I've repeatedly tried to communicate: the problem is not the Islamic Jihad. The problem is the Western collusion with and enablement of the Islamic Jihad. And the Islamic Jihad in it's most dangerous form is the infiltration of Western governments and Western political and cultural and financial systems -- which is occurring because Western leaders are, wittingly and unwittingly, allowing it and colluding with it.

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      http://www.apostatesofislam.com
      http://www.faithfreedom.org
      http://www.amilimani.com

      Islam was not for me - Amil Imani (Free Iran)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4_BfhrIxg8

      Ex-Muslim, whistleblower Imani cautions 'infidels': "Stop sharia before it stops you"
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXzDAhQPcX0

      Amil imani: "In reality, there is no such thing as 'moderate Islam'. However, there are people who are moderate Muslims. There's a distinction between Islam and Muslims. And those who...we consider "moderate" Muslims are 'culturally Muslim'. Which means they don't practice their religion. In fact, they're Muslims in name only."

      Listen to Amil Imani. Listen to Wafa Sultan. Listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Listen to Noni Darwish. Listen to Sam Solomon.

      Listen to ex-Muslims.

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      And the very few people such as Zudi Jasser, who is opposing the Islamic Jihad but who is "culturally Muslim" and who refers to hims as a "devout Muslim" and as a "reformer" (of Islam), are adherents of an Islam of their own creation which is in opposition to actual authentic authoritative -- currently mainstream -- Islam. The authoritative texts of Islam -- the Qur'an, the Hadith, and the Sira -- explicitly state that the texts and tenets of Islam cannot be changed. People such as Zudi Jasser are inventing individual new personal religions for themselves -- because they are psychologically attached to viewing themselves as being Muslim culturally, but don't approve of, and are in denial about, the actual tenets of Islam.

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    11. Do you understand: According to the official texts of Islam, the supposed founder of Islam, Mohammed, who, according to the official texts of Islam, is "The Perfect Man" and whose example Islam commands that Muslims follow, was, as the leader and founder of Islam, a mass-murderer, a rapist, a slaver, a thief, and a liar.

      Do you understand what even just this indicates about the nature of Islam?

      What kind of "religion" is such a "religion" of such a supposed founder?

      And, furthermore, every verse in the official texts of Islam that is quoted by Muslims and Western non-Muslim excusers of Islam as being verses that advocate goodness, are verses in the official texts of Islam that, and excerpts of verses in, the official texts of Islam that, are verses that, and that are excerpts of verses that, are outright plagiarisms of Judaism and are canceled out by additional text in the official texts of Islam that contradict those seemingly "good" verses and seemingly "good" excerpts of verses, and are canceled out by additional verses in the official texts of Islam that, according to the official texts of Islam, abrogate those seemingly "good" verses and seemingly "good" excerpts of verses.

      Again: According to the official texts of Islam, the supposed founder of Islam, Mohammed, who, according to the official texts of Islam, is "The Perfect Man" and whose example Islam commands that Muslims follow, was, as the leader and founder of Islam, a mass-murderer, a rapist, a slaver, a thief, and a liar.

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    12. 3 Things You Should Know About Islam ما يجب أن تعرفه عن الإسلام
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHdMlT3E7cg

      Islam was not for me - Amil Imani (Free Iran)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4_BfhrIxg8

      Taqiyya - Islamic Deception
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbIrWj6gDDk

      Islam: What the West needs to know (full documentary)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvCQbzPKiI

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      Wafa Sultan: Islam Is Incompatible with Western Law
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8n-JYdpxU4

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      Islamic Conquests and the 'Dhimmi System'
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ0F18CQLzg

      The Islamic slave trade - The untold story part 2 of 5
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfveaFRB3e8

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    13. But, again: The problem is not the Islamic Jihad. The problem is the Western collusion with, and enablement of, the Islamic Jihad. And the West is colluding with, and enabling, the Islamic Jihad because of Western anti-Jewish racism -- the Western racist war against Israel. And to stop the Western racist war against Israel, Jewish people need to learn, and realize, and tell, the true factual history and current reality of the situation that Israel is in and stand up for themselves and their own people like normal human beings.

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  3. "The real problem is that because Obama does not understand this he turned US security in Benghazi over to our enemies."

    Obama understands all this all too well. The real problem is that we won't face the obvious - that there's a political Islamist running the White House.

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