The Big 'Lone Wolf' Dodge

The current breakout of supposed “lone wolves,” like the absurd “workplace violence” euphemism, is yet another example of the Obama administration attempting to distract the public from the issues, in this case the most important issue of all, the continuing and growing global spread of violent Islamic ideology.

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Blame anything but Islam as the cause of a problem and instruct the FBI, our intelligence agencies and, alas, even our military always to do the same. Call it “lone wolves,” “workplace violence,” or even “the man in the moon.” Call it anything you want — just don’t use the I-word.

But that’s very point, isn’t it? There wouldn’t be any “lone wolves,” assuming that’s what they are, were there not an Islam to make them feel not alone. You don’t see “lone wolves” adhering to another religion or ideology. Those guys up in Canada and the New York nut case with the hatchet, they weren’t spouting Mahayana Buddhism or Zoroastrianism or the Book of Mormon or the Book of Mark or the Bhagavad Gita or Kabbalah or even, these days, Marxism-Leninism-Mao-Tse-tung thought… or have I missed something?

So our so-called protective agencies — foreign and domestic — living in this PC nightmare, don’t even get to ask the most obvious operative questions such as: Just what is it about Islam that attracts these people? (Can you imagine the discontent this creates inside the FBI, intel agencies and especially the military? The memoirs are just beginning.)

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This isn’t new, of course. This bowdlerizing approach toward Islam goes back to poor decisions made during the Bush administration, but they have been doubled-down on and squared by the current one. In fact, Obama’s contention that the Islamic State — and therefore the myriad other extremist groups who differ only slightly from ISIS, if at all — is not Islamic may be one of the most fateful lies ever told by an American president. It’s patently obvious these groups act under a literal interpretation of Islam’s holy writings. To deny that these groups — who may attract as many as a hundred million active participants and fellow travelers — are not at the very least a substantial part of Islam is to paper over that the religion itself is in drastic need of a reformation. And what about the rest of Islam, the other nine hundred million of so-called moderate Muslims, who seem to stand around doing nothing — rarely, if ever, protesting and never demonstrating — while their more extreme brethren rape, behead and pillage? At this point, the reformation of Islam is probably necessary for the survival of humanity.

The “lone wolf” phenomenon, so-called, is also not new. We have seen the disaffected attracted to Islam for years in our prisons and elsewhere. The Brits, whose problem is greater than ours, at least so far, have been trying to deprogram these homegrown radicals, something that will be attempted here soon, if it hasn’t been already. Has it worked? According to an interesting article at Gatestone Institute, not so much. The author, Denis MacEoin, explains:

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Why do Muslims — and others — take to the streets to condemn democratic Israel, yet never march to protest Hamas’s use of Palestinians as human shields, or the violence of al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, or any other jihadi group? Why not be angry at the way radical groups drag the image of non-violent Muslims in the mud? Jews fight against anti-Semitism, Christians denounce Islamic attacks on their co-religionists, but they do not do so as victims and do not point to their “victimhood” to permit themselves immoral or illegal acts. Many Muslims, however, complain about “Islamophobia” while ignoring the primary causes of hostility to themselves — 9/11, 7/7, ISIS, the beheadings, the massacres, the enslavement of women and girls, stoning, amputations and the visible hatred of so many Muslims to the West, to Christians, to Jews — yet many march in the streets of Western cities to praise genocidal movements such as Hamas.

The problem is simpler than any politician or moderate Muslim or Christian outreach foundation journalist has ever been willing to admit: Many Muslims who want to turn young believers away from jihad or hatred of Christians, Jews and other non-believers are trapped. They are trapped because the Qur’an — the six compilations of sacred traditions (the ahadith), which make up holy writ, as well as the biography of Muhammad (the sira) — all condone or command jihad and hatred for non-believers, and they do so abundantly.

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So serious reformation is needed. Somehow I feel most people reading this know this. Unfortunately not the president of the United States. Don’t forget to vote.

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