Every American Needs to Read Books to Understand Islam

It was not until April 19 that we received confirmation that a horrific new phase of the Jihad against America had begun. The two murderers were identified as young Muslim immigrants from Chechnya. Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, two MEN -- not boys -- born in 1993 and 1986. They proclaimed their ideology loud and clear in the manner of most men of my generation, via their social networking pages: ISLAM. They hate America. So do their revolting parents who indoctrinated them with vile conspiracy theories. I spent the day cataloguing some of the most troubling reactions to this declaration of war against our country. Moral equivalence, radical skepticism, and romantic bloodlust were the emotions on order that day.

For those still in doubt that this is indeed a war on America, on May 2 NBC reported that Dzhokar has confessed that their original plan for their bombs was July 4. They only bumped it up to Patriot's Day in Boston because they finished early.

Islam's long Jihad against Judeo-Christian societies has entered a new cycle as members of my generation marry the ideology of Osama bin laden with the internet ethos of Mark Zuckerberg. The pressure cooker bomb plans the Tsarnaev brothers utilized were published in Al Qaeda's Inspire magazine. This easy availability to information for building lethal weapons is something Millennial men have known for most of their lives. I remember the subversive thrill as a seventh grader in the early days of dial-up internet -- instructions for creating weapons of mass destructions are at the fingertips of anyone with access to a search engine.

Thus, I have chosen to adjust my course of study. It's time to put the other subjects in context toward a shared objective. Three new books have been added to my routine and one of the new rules is as follows: Until the war is won and no state exists where Sharia is the law of the land, you must read books to understand Islam.