M. Alexander: Islamic Jihad — Target America


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Twenty-five percent of Islam is considered Radical (See Also HERE) in the 21st century. Radical Muslims do indeed in the concept of violent jihad as a method of spreading Islam. AND the only evolution today from violent jihad is the development of a deceptive Stealth Jihad against the West and the USA in particular. Mark Alexander takes on this issue in his Patriot Post article entitled “Islamic Jihad – Target America”.

 

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Islamic Jihad — Target America

Should You Be Concerned?

 

By Mark Alexander

Sep. 24, 2014

The Patriot Post

 

“The establishment of civil and religious liberty was the Motive which induced me to the Field.” –George Washington (1783)

 

Despite assurances to the contrary from our nation’s commander in chief, it turns out that global Jihad is thriving. And it constitutes a greater threat to our nation’s security today than at any time in history.

 

Should you be concerned?

 

Of course, the answer is “yes,” but with qualification.

 

The most imminent domestic threat to your life and property, statistically, emanates from the sociopathic drug/gang culture, which continues to metastasize on urban poverty plantations and is now spilling into suburban and rural communities. That threat has been cultivated for the last five decades by ruinous political and social policies that were, ostensibly, enacted to eradicate the poverty those policies institutionalized.

 

That notwithstanding, the elevated threat to your life from Islamic extremists should be a concern – not because the probability of being an individual victim of an Islamist assault will soon be higher than the drug/gang culture threat, but because the probability of being among the cumulative victims of a catastrophic attack on our homeland – be it conventional, nuclear or biological – is escalating largely unabated.

 

The 9/11 attack on our country was perpetrated by 19 al-Qa’ida operatives. Its immediate effects – the loss of lives and the longer-term economic impact – were devastating. It would only take five to 10 al-Qa’ida operatives to create destruction on a 100-fold scale, with a little help from Iran or other terror-sponsoring states.

 

How real is that threat?

 

Islamic terrorist groups are surging worldwide, including Jabhat al-Nusra, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Jamaat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Khorasan Group and now, front and center, ISIL, a.k.a. the Islamic State – all of which together constitute Jihadistan, that borderless nation of Islamic extremists aligned under the Qur’anic umbrella.

 

Currently there are many American Islamists actively fighting among the ranks of ISIL in the Middle East – and they have significant networks of support in the United States. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper concludes that the direct links between ISIL and those domestic networks has created “the most diverse array of threats and challenges as I’ve seen in my 50-plus years in the [intelligence] business.”

 

How did this surge get underway?

 

In 2012, amid the cascading failure of his domestic economic and social policies, Barack Obama centered his re-election campaign on his faux foreign policy successes, which were built upon the following two boasts: “Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. I did.” And “al-Qa’ida is on the run.”

 

The reality, however, is that Obama’s “hope and change” retreat from Iraq left a vacuum for the resurgence of a far more dangerous incarnation of Muslim terrorism under the ISIL label, which has displaced al-Qa’ida as the dominant asymmetric Islamic terrorist threat to the West.

 

Clearly, it is Obama’s foreign policy malfeasance that poses the greatest threat to U.S. national and homeland security.

 

So, is the Islamic State actually, well, Islamic?

 

Not according to Obama. While he subscribes to the hate-driven rhetoric of Afro-centric theology, six formative years of his early life were spent attending Islamic schools in Indonesia, and that has clearly influenced his Obama Quote- I'll Stand with Muslims - Audicity of Hopediscernment regarding Islam.

 

In his address to the UN this week, he declared, “We have reaffirmed again and again that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace.” That was a repeat from his address to the nation last week, when he claimed, “Let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. … And ISIL is certainly not a state.”

 

Reasonable people may disagree on whether the Islamic State now occupying much of Syria and Iraq is, at least by the Western definition, a state, but it certainly is a state in the Jihadistan context given the Islamic World of the Qur’an recognizes no political borders.

 

But for Obama to suggest “ISIL is not Islamic” is flatly absurd. Why else are American taxpayers providing Islamist prisoners at Gitmo copies of the Qur’an and payer rugs?

 

It is equally asinine, of course, for Secretary of State John Kerry to perpetuate the lie that “Islam is the Religion of Peace™” by claiming, “We must continue to repudiate the gross distortion of Islam that ISIL is spreading.”

 

Their errant assertions prompted this rebuke from Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani: “[Obama and Kerry] turned into Islamic jurists, muftis, sheikhs and preachers, standing up for Islam and the Muslims, so it appears that they no longer have confidence in the ability or sincerity of their sorcerers…”

 

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So, is Islamic Jihad really “Islamic”?

 

There are many excellent resources for understanding Islamic extremism and the rise of Islamic terrorism. But allow me to offer a brief overview of Islam and the schism that gave rise to global Islamic Jihad.

 

In 570 AD, Abū al-Qāsim Muhammad was born in Mecca (in modern-dayProphets Genealogy - According Islam Saudi Arabia). In the year 610, Muhammad went into the hills and claims to have received instruction from an angel to spend the next 22 years as the exclusive transcriber of Allah’s message, the Qur’an, which means “recitation.” Its 114 Surahs, or chapters, outline the religious, military, civil, social, commercial and legal systems of Islam. Most Muslims believe that Islam originated with the prophet Adam, and that Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus were Islamic prophets.

 

After Muhammad’s death in 632, Islam split into two factions, Sunni and Shi’ite – a split originating from a dispute about whether the religion should be led by strict adherence to the Qur’an, or led by Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad. The Sunnis (from “Ahl al-Sunna,” meaning “people of the tradition”) bonded through Muslim orthodoxy. The Shias (from “Shiat Ali,” meaning “party of Ali”) were a political alliance formed around Muhammad’s descendant.

 

Despite the split, Islam thrived, and by the 17th century, a vast Muslim empire was controlled by a powerful military and was the cultural cradle of mathematics, architecture, art, law and science. But the rise of Western military power would divide and conquer the Muslim empire by the end of the 18th century, followed by European occupations of much of that former empire over the next century.

 

By the end of World War I, Islam’s Ottoman Empire was lost. Many Muslims adapted to Western culture, while some held to old Islamic traditions. But the re-constitution of the State of Israel in 1948 seeded a resurgence of Islamic fervor, a fervor that would unleash itself 30 years later under the watch of Jimmy Carter’s administration.

 

In 1979, the powerful and strategic state of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, and Shia cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to power. Student revolutionaries seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage, and that act galvanized both Shia and Sunni Islamist activists throughout the Middle East.

 

Today, Shia Muslims represent majorities only in Iran, Iraq and Bahrain.

 

But Islamic Jihad, including al-Qa’ida and subsequent terrorist groups, is rooted in Sunni orthodoxy. Sunnis represent about 85% of Muslims worldwide, including countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

 

So again, is Islamic Jihad “Islamic”? Indeed, it is.

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The Suras of the Qur’an and the Hadith (Muhammad’s teachings) require jihad, or “holy war,” against all “the enemies of God.” For the record, orthodox Sunnis understand that these “infidels” include all Muslim or non-Muslim people who refute any teachings of Muhammad – which is why ISIL Sunnis are slaughtering Iraqi Shias.

 

It should be noted here that in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, particularly the books of Deuteronomy and Joshua, the Israelites are instructed to destroy entire cities, including women and children. But unlike the Qur’an, these acts were isolated exceptions rather than the rule. The New Testament of Jesus is devoid of any such commands, and in fact is built on the maxim of loving our neighbors as we would want to be loved, including loving our enemies. There are clearly examples of atrocities in the last 2,000 years that have been carried out in the name of the church not God – including the Catholic Crusades, the Inquisition and the Encomienda System of forced labor and conversion in Spanish America. But every Christian Historian, Theologian and Preacher brands those actions as aberrations and contrary to the faith.

 

On the other hand, few Muslim leaders worldwide, brand Islamic Jihad, which is undertaken in the name of Allah, as contrary to the faith.

 

Rebutting Obama’s assertion that Islamic Jihad is disconnected from Islam, Hoover Institution Fellow Dennis Prager writes: “Killing ‘unbelievers’ has been part of – of course not all of – Islam since its inception. Within 10 years of Muhammad’s death Muslims had conquered and violently converted whole peoples from Iran to Egypt and from Yemen to Syria. Muslims have offered conquered people death or conversion since that time. … More than 600 years after Muhammad, Ibn Khaldun, the greatest Muslim writer who ever lived, explained why Islam is the superior religion in the most highly regarded Muslim work ever written, ‘Muqaddimah,’ or ‘Introduction to History’: ‘In the Muslim community, the holy war is religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.’”

 

Thus, if you’re among those who resist or refute Muhammad’s teachings, you’re a de facto enemy of Islam.

 

According to Muhammad in the Qur’anic verses, Allah commands, “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”

 

Do you refute any teachings of Muhammad?

 

Based on the Sunni Islamist history of violence, it is clear that Islam is not “the Religion of Peace,” though a significant percentage of Muslims worldwide, and in the U.S., do not subscribe to Islamist Jihad theology. But the number of Sunni Muslims who do support that totalitarian theology is staggering.

 

According to the Pew Research Center, there are 2.75 million Muslims in the U.S. today. Notably, about 90% of Muslims in America are Sunni. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Nation of Islam have now established more than 2,200 mosques, some of which have become hotbeds of support for Sunni Islamist extremists. The ethnic group with the fastest growing conversion rate to Islam is Latino – 12 million of whom are now in the U.S. illegally, and who continue to pour across our southern border.

 

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Do any of those grim statistics concern you?

 

Obama declared to the UN, “When it comes to America and Islam, there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is only ‘us’ because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.”

 

Do have less concern now?

 

At the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, George Washington wrote that our nation has its roots in “the establishment of civil and religious liberty.”

 

Islam, on the other hand, is founded on the abolition of civil and religious liberty – which is to say it is diametrically opposed to the notion that Liberty is “endowed by our Creator.”

 

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Irony of Saudi King Warning of ISIS Western Infiltration


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John R. Houk

© September 2, 2014

 

In an article from United with Israel there is a report that the Saudi King is warning the West that the Islamic State (IS) is preparing terrorist activity in a Western nation near you. Before further thoughts I want everyone to notice that the United with Israel article uses Islamic State and its abbreviation rather than ISIS or ISIL. As far as I know the Obama Administration still refers to the Islamic terrorists occupying parts of Iraq and Syria as ISIL (Islamic State and the Levant). The acronym ISIS is the first way that I heard about the Islamic terrorist organization so I usually refer them in that fashion.

 

Arabic: Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham

 

English rough translation: Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

 

“ISIS” comes originally from the English rough translation.

 

Evidently “al-Sham” can be translated as Levant.

 

The “Syria” of ISIS also comes from “al-Sham” in the sense that Muslim Arabs think in terms of Dar al-Islam used Greater Syria while the West stuck with its ancient maps of the Levant.

 

Is it ISIS or ISIL? Both are correct. ISIS and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are the same, the group which emerged during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and was once led by the feared Abu Musab al-Zaraq[a]wi, killed by the Americans in 2006.

 

The group changed its name in 2012 from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), from the Arabic term for Levant, al-Sham. That is sometimes translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It wanted to change its name to include a broader swath of land, as its goal was to create an Islamic state based on Sharia, or Islamic law.

 

The group, now led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is advancing toward that goal as it has now occupied parts of both Syria and Iraq, and continues its campaign south to Baghdad. (Is It ISIS Or ISIL? Jihadist Group Expanding In Iraq Has Two Names, One Goal; By Erin Banco; International Business Times; 6/14/14 11:15 AM)

 

Now to the next irony.

 

Does anyone find it interesting that the Saudi King is warning the West about the Radical Islam of ISIS when the Saudi Kingdom is the primary culprit for putting up the money enabling Radical Islamic teaching in the West’s Mosques including the USA?

 

If it wasn’t so real it would be almost hilarious that the ever growing huge minority of Muslims in Europe are rioting in the streets over Israel’s existence and Muslims are emigrating to Syria and Iraq to fight for Radical Muslim causes. I find it hilarious because of Saudi dissemination of Radical Islam to Europe while warning the Europeans that bad stuff was going to happen. Hello! Europe has been experiencing the fruit of radicalization for quite some time. I suspect that the Saudis are putting up warnings about ISIS is because the Islamic terrorists are on the verge of becoming a legitimate State. If ISIS indeed becomes the legitimate IS nation then there will be a Radical Sunni Muslim competitor in the Muslim Middle East with Saudi Arabia. Which by the way is now the current guardian of Islam’s most holy sites in Mecca and Medina.

 

Who better to take care of Saudi Arabia’s competitor problem than the USA or an USA led coalition to dismantle an IS nation, right?

 

Here’s another thing to think about. Violence is burning throughout Europe due to Radical Islam. The radicalized Muslims in European nations with a large minority combined are sending recruits in the thousands to Syria and Iraq. At this point radicalized American Muslims are going to Syria and Iraq by the hundreds.  Now most of those American Muslims are immigrant Muslims or first generation children of those immigrant Muslims. Eventually immigrant Muslims will begin to grow in the USA exponentially largely due to the Left Wing ideology of multicultural diversity. Multicultural diversity and the need for labor is the reason for the exponential growth of a Muslim population in Europe. America doesn’t have the need for labor like Europe did but thanks to multicultural diversity it will eventually hit the USA unless immigration restrictions emerge pertaining to hating the American way occurs.

 

As long as Barack Hussein Obama is President those restriction will never emerge. Obama is allowing low-wage labor competition displace young and elderly American citizens who try to work. The American Left will give voters the impression that Latino immigrants fill a low-wage labor necessity. The thing is Latino illegal immigrants are willing to work for wages that are lower than that would be acceptable for American citizens of any racial persuasion. Legal and first-second generation Latino immigrants would not work for the low wages that illegal immigrants would work.

 

Then there is the unenforced border situation Obama has fomented that is enabling Latino gangs, drug cartels and Muslim terrorists to cross the border just as illegal immigrants crossing the border for low-wage and American Welfare opportunities. None of those coattail violent people sneaking across the border have ZERO intentions of coming to the USA for a better work situation to become Americans or send money back to their homelands. Gangs come to carve out violent enclaves of racketeering and drug marketing. Drug cartels are like the upper management for the gangs who distribute cartel wares. I don’t think you’ll have a hard time to guess what Islamic terrorists intend to do on American soil.

 

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Saudi King Warns the West: You Are Islamic State’s Next Target

 

By Aryeh Savir

September 1, 2014

United with Israel

 

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warns the West of the rising threat from the Islamic State terrorists, calls for “rapid” action. As terrorism intensifies in Europe, world leaders seek solution.

 

King Abdullah has warned that the West will be the next target of the radical Islamists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.

 

“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday.

“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king, who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony for ambassadors early that day.

 

The Islamic State (IS) group has prompted widespread concern as it advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing thousands of people and forcibly converting adherents of other faiths. Lack of action would be “unacceptable” in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.

 

“I ask you to convey this message to your leaders. Terrorism at this time is an evil force that must be fought with wisdom and speed. I hope all ambassadors convey the message literally because fighting terrorism requires speed and capabilities,” the Saudi monarch demanded.

 

“I have noticed that most of you have not spoken about those terrorists and this is a completely unacceptable matter in terms of human rights. Those terrorists do not know the meaning of humanity. You see how terrorists carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street. It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month. Mark my words well and transmit this message to your leaders,” he concluded.

 

Saudi Arabia itself has so far not taken any comprehensive action against IS, which presents an explicit threat to their regime as well.

 

Islamic State Activity Intensifies in Europe, Targets Jews

 

The king’s warning comes as reports of IS activity in Europe multiply. A Lebanese news source, the Naharnet, reports that France has arrested an IS recruiter in France. The man, who is said to be of Chechen origin, was stopped at the Nice airport on Saturday and taken into custody. Naharnet further reports that some 800 French nationals or residents, including several dozen women, have traveled to Syria or returned from the conflict-ridden country, or plan to go there.

 

In a separate incident, French authorities have arrested and indicted two Muslim girls, ages 15 and 17, for plotting a suicide bombing in the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The girls contacted each other through social media and are among 60 people under investigation in France for association with radical Islamists, especially the Islamic State, where thousands of Europeans have joined the terrorist group. At least nine French synagogues have been attacked since the commencing of Operation “protective Edge’.

 

Across the channel, police in Britain have asked the public to identify “aspiring terrorists” amid government concern about people who go to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East and might return to carry out attacks on home soil.

 

West Seeks Coalition to Fight IS

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters’ “genocidal agenda”, as President Obama has admitted the US did not yet have a clear strategy on how to contend with the IS terror.

 

Writing in the New York Times, Kerry said he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet European counterparts on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Wales next week to enlist assistance. They will then travel on to the Middle East to build support “among the countries that are most directly threatened.” However, the Obama Administration has come under fierce criticism for what appears to be inaction and indecisiveness regarding IS, which seems to be the fastest-growing threat to Western Civilization.

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Irony of Saudi King Warning of ISIS Western Infiltration

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Saudi King Warns the West: You Are Islamic State’s Next Target

 

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