ISIS Catches Obama Off Guard

Monday, 25 Aug 2014 10:18 AM

By James Walsh

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On June 4, 2009, President Barack Obama delivered his "New Beginnings" speech in Cairo, Egypt, with praise for Islam and apologies for the arrogance of the United States of America.
 
In the ensuing years, President Obama and Democrat progressives apologized to Islamic nations, stating that Americans had to be sensitive to Muslims, their religion, traditions, and demeanor. Right up until the August 20 decapitation of U.S. journalist James Foley, the Democrat Party and the news media continued to downplay the cruelty and wanton murders by Muslim jihadists.
 
With the televised execution of James Foley, the new nation calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) has Western nations in dismay. U.S. defense and military officials who warned of coming ISIS incursions are pointing fingers at the White House and its blasé attitude toward radical Islam. U.S. citizens are finally grasping the reality of terror attacks hitting home — just as ISIS wants.
 
Attacks and attempted attacks on the United States by Muslim jihadists have been downplayed by Democrats and liberal news media. The murder and wounding of U.S. soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, by Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist was labeled by the Obama administration as “workplace violence.” Obama would not designate Hasan a Muslim jihadist, which he is.
 
On May 1, 2010, a Pakistani Taliban member was arrested attempting to bomb Times Square in New York City which is a continuing target for jihadist terrorists. In February 2012, a Moroccan man in an attempt to bomb the Nation’s Capital building.
 
The Boston Marathon bombers were Muslim brothers who succeeded in exploding a bomb. The dead older brother was born in the North Caucasus, and the younger one was a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kyrgyzstan. 
 
Jihad has evolved since the 7th century A.D. military operations of the Prophet Muhammad, who sought to conquer infidels (non-Muslims). Today jihad is being carried out by the well-funded Islamic State (known as ISIS or ISIL) operating in Syria and Iraq. Their modus operandi includes beheadings and crucifixions of non-Muslim adults and hangings of children.
 
The Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) wrote that Muslims, as a duty of jihad, had to convert the whole world (non-Muslim) either by persuasion or force.  
 
Since the latter part of the 20th Century, the world has witnessed an Islamic revivalist movement (IRM) that means to Muslimize the world’s nations. IRM has been nourished by Western secularism and liberalism under the misguided goal of diversity and multiculturalism. Yet, there is no diversity or multiculturalism in the Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, or other Muslim-controlled countries, as non-Muslims must conform to Muslim religious laws.
 
Western converts to Islam represent a problem that must be faced, as they are true fifth columnists and agents provocateurs who represent a clear and present danger to their homelands. Islamic fifth columnists or sleeper agents have modeled themselves after the communist agents of the 1930s Spanish Civil War, as to tactics and operations.
 
Dr. Mangus Ranstorp, a Swedish terrorist expert has stated, “New converts (to Islam) feel they have to prove themselves. Those who seek more extreme ways of proving themselves can become extraordinarily easy prey to manipulation.” 
 
The executioner of James Foley spoke English with an East London accent, and more than a thousand U.K. residents may be ISIS members. Recent suicide bombers apparently are Western jihadists who have joined the ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State. Among them are Swedish women who have married jihadist warriors fighting with ISIS. Other estimates suggest that some 4,000 Westerners have joined ISIS.
 
Prior to 2014, international terrorist expert Rohan Gunaratna had estimated that 30 percent of radical Islamic suicide attackers were women. Egyptian Sheik Yussuf al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa (blessing) for aspiring female suicide bombers.
 
Nabil Fattah, of Cairo’s Al Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, commented on a failed 2005 bomb attack by two women on Israeli tourists, “These attacks mark the emergence of a new generation that has embraced radical Islam and violence against foreigners.” 
 
Western men and women who join jihad often have histories of failed marriages or relationships, criminal histories, substance abuse, domestic abuse, dysfunctional families, abandonment as children, neurotic personalities, mental instability, emotional drain, or a history of personal rejection. They are easy recruits for jihadists, especially in the high-tech Internet world.
 
Islamic recruiters and ISIS offer vulnerable women care and understanding, stability, freedom from decision making, escape from an unhappy home, and a structured lifestyle with a religious overtone. They become willing suicide bombers, as history has shown.
 
Abu al-Maqqari, a Muslim historian (1591-1632 A.D.), put it this way: "Terrorism is a prelude to conquest, Allah thus instills such fear among the infidels, and they beg for peace."
 
What will President Obama do?
 
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.
 
 

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