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5 New Signs of the West’s Myopia About the Jihad Threat

"They adhere to a radical interpretation of Islam, but it has nothing to do with the religion.” — Andreas Krieg. Excuse me?

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Robert Spencer

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June 28, 2014 - 10:38 am
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In Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia and elsewhere, Islamic jihadists are more aggressive and audacious than ever – but the denial about who they are and what they hope to accomplish is thicker than ever.

Counter-jihadists are in the position reminiscent of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. This play tells the story of Dr. Thomas Stockmann, who lives in a small town in Norway that is visited by people from far and wide because of its baths, which are said to have healing properties. Because of the baths, which Stockmann has championed, the town is growing and prospering. But then Stockmann discovers, to his surprise, that the baths are, in fact, not only not medicinal, but contaminated, and are making those who bathe in them ill.

The town, however, will not hear of it, and instead of hailing Stockmann as a hero, they brand him an enemy of the people, and continue on the path to disaster.

So it is today. Those who speak the truth about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat are shunned by the mainstream, derided as fringe characters, and vilified as bigots and racists. And those who retail pleasing falsehoods about the jihad threat, or ignore its existence altogether, are in positions of power and influence.

Here are five new signs of the prevalence of myopia regarding jihad, and its deleterious consequences.

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It is time to stop referring to radical islam, extremist islam and militant islam and start calling it what it is:

orthodox islam.
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"They adhere to a radical interpretation of Islam, but it has nothing to do with the religion.” — Andreas Krieg.

So we are to believe that Mohammad, the creator, the founder, the originator, of Islam, and all Muslim's "Perfect Man", didn't understand at all what he was creating, founding and originating? I don't think I have ever heard anything more mind numbingly stupid in my life.
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Andreas Krieg..."They adhere to a radical interpretation of Islam, but it has nothing to do with the religion."

Good lord, what a complete dupe.

Reportedly, there were more than a few dupes at the Vatican's "interfaith" event June 8 as well.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ned-may/the-vatican-falls-for-the-interfaith-scam/

"The imam, however, went beyond the script that had been handed to the Vatican in advance. He included in his chanted prayer verses 284-286 of Sura 2 in the Koran, the last part of which calls for Allah to grant the Muslims victory over the infidels. His words were broadcast live to a television audience, but they were in Arabic, so most non-Muslim viewers had no idea what he had said...What happened at the Vatican is understood (correctly) by Muslims as a great victory for Islam. Using stealth and deception, the Al-Azhar imam penetrated the innermost sanctum of Christendom and claimed it for the Umma."
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Worried?

In the famous words of that most perceptive of observers, Alfred E. Newman from Mad Magazine, “What, me worry?” With a capable, experienced warrior, businessman, and statesman at the helm, the USA have nothing to fear ... do they?

Instead, remember the words of his predecessor after 9/11, “Islam is a religion of peace.” What insight had Bush the Second gained that had eluded Teddy Roosevelt when TR said, “Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared.”

Ignore those hateful, xenophobic racists when they quote from The Spoils 8:36 of the Koran, “Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme.”

Besides, what’s a country indebted to an Oriental enemy, accustomed to serial military defeats, and obsessed primarily with pursuing the basest in self-degradation to do? Shouldn’t its foremost concern at the moment be “humanitarian” for the Latino children illegally crossing its poorly defended border?

Speaking of ways, even if there is a better way for these United States of America (www.inescapableconsequences.com), ask yourself, “So what? Aren’t there more important considerations for those addicted to mindless programs on television, violent video-games, and meaningless ‘texting’?

Remember the lyrics to the tune ... “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Hmm, will it be too late to start worrying then?
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I've seen various theories, but it would be good to see an in-depth analysis of why Western leaders have these foolish opinions of Islam, while decrying Christian and the Jewish believers as threats to society.
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As I've said at least 100 times, the Global Left sees them as an army of vicious killers that can be used to suppress and eliminate their own enemies.
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There are those -- especially in the Obama administration -- who like to translate jihad into "an inner struggle" as a way of sanitizing it. Of course, Mein Kampf also translates into "My Struggle" but that doesn't make it any less deadly.
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The Global Left still thinks that they can use Islam and Terrorism as "Trained Beasts" that they can use to direct at and bring violence and death to their own socio-political enemies.

And hide behind calling you a bigot if you dare point it out.
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They will get theirs. Unfortunately a lot of us will have to get ours before that. Then we will have to fight our way out of the shitehole they dug. And I do hope we don't end up fighting on their behalf.
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If I worked for the CIA, I would keep it secret, since I would not like people looking at me like I was slow or something.

Everybody jumps up and down about what motivates this or that jihadi. All sorts of religious motives are ascribed, some of which seem valid. But what if these people are just a bunch of heavily armed, bat sh!t crazy psychopaths running around loose? The choices become much clearer then on how to deal with this threat.

The franchise model of al-Qaeda (AQ in Iraq, AQ in Libya, etc.) seems an especially ludicrous exercise. Any reasonably intelligent response would be to convert all of these factions into al Qaeda in Hell.
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Its about power, petroleum and money.

Saudi Arabia is in a life / death struggle with Iran. We can debate Islam until the cows come home but fact is USA made a deal with the devil and based entire US currency system on petroleum production capacity of Saudi Arabia and formalized it in 1971. This is why we bow to them, hold their hands, and let them walk all over us. Saudi's have overplayed their hand and USA is preparing to cut strings that bind them to U.S. dollar reserves.

They know they have USA over a barrel for the time being, but if US petroleum production regains its glory days, Saudi's know they have limited time to continue influencing US foreign policy...its the last great hooray for their sharia based regime.

It is intellectually dishonest to pretend this is religious based...it is Saudi's feeling cornered while Iran circles them. I would not be surprised to see USA align with Iran to eliminate Saudi Influence on U. S. Economy and banking system.
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Yes. ISIS introduces uncertainty and volatility, oil price spreads remain at $106 when they should be dropping to $75 with fracking and offshore growing everywhere.
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In a word, Obama
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The Qur'an is online and can be read for free.
The Hadith are online and can be read for free.
Many other writings and documents from all branches and groups of Islam can be found on the internet and read.
Radical Islam is Islam—saying otherwise is to admit you are ignorant and like to talk about things you don't understand.
Read. Learn.
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The only problem is that people don't understand the Muslim doctrine of abrogation, whereby later writings superseded the earlier- and that the Koran isn't written down in chronological order (the suras are recorded in order of decreasing length). http://www.jihadwatch.org/islam-101
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It is time to stop referring to radical islam, extremist islam and militant islam and start calling it what it is:

orthodox islam.
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The success that the Muslim Brotherhood achieved in Egypt is due to how it developed a way to convince the common Muslim to obey the commands found in the Quran. The truth about "radicalization" is that these are people who accept what the Quran actually says.

There is no parallel in Christianity. Indeed, it is exactly the oppostite. The more deeply a person accepts the full meaning of the teachings of Jesus, the more peaceful he becomes in his interaction with others, and he understands why.

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Muhammad: The Perfect Myth! The only reason there's an Islam is because they'll kill you if you decide it indeed is a myth. Most people today would rather live for a lie then die for the truth.
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The problem is that he isn't a myth—there was a maniacal bloodthirsty warlord called Mohammed who had some serious psychological issues.

The problem Muslims have is the problem every member of a cult has—all they hear are self-fulfilling prophecies and circular reasons for staying in the cult. All we seem to get is a brief minute to say something to try to break years of conditioning. I feel sorry for them and pity them for being lied to for a lifetime. Pity doesn't necessarily mean mercy—I also keep my guard up and do what I can to stop them, fight them, defend against them.
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