The title of this missive is an expression used throughout the radicalized Islamist world. It’s a reflection of a generational effort to render Islam globally dominant. It’s also a policy statement; ‘we’ll be patient, we’ll use what you have against you and we will be inexorable, no matter failure or setback”. Such was the message in evidence presented in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial.
The President’s speech in Afghanistan mentioned al Qaeda, The Taliban and bin Laden a dozen times reinforcing his very direct statement; “our goal is to destroy al Qaeda” this, in the context of unattributed quotes from the White House that ‘the war on terror is over’. If only!
The President is clear in his attempt diminish the scope of vision related to terrorism evidenced by a reinforced, yet narrow focus on al Qaeda. There are a number of problems with the President’s focus.
Physical terrorism is not the primary threat! Muslim Brotherhood leadership has announced their opinion that regards the U.S., physical terrorism is counter-productive. They also stated that they were ‘pleased’ with the cultural and political inroads rendering terrorism unnecessary in the moment. The threat and the opportunity are political, cultural and legal. Galloping political correctness that equates Islam with Western Judeo Christian ethics is the basis for the flaw in the President’s judgment. By contending or implying that Islamic behaviors, law and culture are equivalent, we diminish our sense of confidence in our traditional belief and political systems. This lack of confidence and moral equivalency is the cornerstone of Islamist / Salafist strategic imperatives. Europe in general is finally taking the first halting steps toward recognition that their culture, social and legal systems are in severe jeopardy. In England it may already be too late. Mass immigration, the absence of assimilation, expansive public benefits, rampant political correctness, allowing shadow Sharia courts, anti Semitism and cultural equivalency will, unchecked, render Jolly Ole England a fond memory in two to three generations.
The dangerously narrow focus is consistent with the President’s actions. Entertaining the Islamist / Salafist brain trust in the person of the Muslim Brotherhood at the White House speaks volumes to one of two potentialities. Either the President does not understand the role and goals of the Brotherhood or is caught in the false narrative that they are ‘moderate’. It is, for this writer, incomprehensible but it is what it is. What it is is dangerous. That’s what is, is!
To ignore the rat’s nest of Islamist / Salafist infrastructure: it’s legal efforts, funding sources, efforts to undermine Western Culture and the displacement and murder of non Muslims simply looks away from the root of the problem. Perhaps in that context the war on terror is over. The question is who will win the legal and cultural war; who will win the war of ideas?
The war on ‘terror is, in fact, over if we continue foreign aid to Egypt and Hamas. Money from the Big Satan must be ever so sweet. It’s over in the absence of push back related to terror funding from Saudi Arabia. It’s over as long as U.S. based, Brotherhood connected organizations such as CAIR, ICNA and MSA enjoy the benefits of appeasement and lack of attention to their self stated goal. (That would be the goal of converting the U.S. to a Muslim dominated country, their words not mine.) It’s over in the absence of aggressively fighting back against Iran’s terror networks. It’s over in the absence of the application of the Monroe Doctrine in South and Central America; Equator, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba.
If we ignore the 18,825 Jihadi attacks since 9/11 then the war on terror is over. In April Jihadi attacks killed 692 people and critically injured another 1,279 in 26 countries! The war may be over for us, it’s just not over for them.
“They have a watch, we have time.”