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Michael Rubin: Teach American Values to Lessen ISIS' Lure

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 11:28 AM

The Islamic State (ISIS), a violent terror group that objectifies women and sees their sole purpose in life to sexually satisfy men, has an "active female recruitment campaign not only in the U.S., but more broadly across the West," according to American Enterprise Institute scholar and author Michael Rubin, who appeared Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "America’s Forum."

Rubin discussed recent cases of young American women who have been investigated — and in one case of a Colorado youth, arrested — for purportedly trying to aid or join the jihadists.

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ISIS, which uses social media to recruit, has also seen success in many other nations, according to Rubin. In order to stop it here, schools and communities should place greater emphasis on citizenship, he said.

"In our public schools, we need to focus on the importance of American citizenship and the importance of the American Constitution," he said. "We're so infused with cultural and moral equivalence that we're afraid to step up for our values and we're paying the price right now."

The pervasive concern with political correctness in the United States has resulted in the government’s disingenuous mitigation of terrorist acts, such as the recent beheading of a woman at an Oklahoma food-processing plant by a fired coworker with radical ties to Islam.

The killing was characterized as an act of "workplace violence.”

The same goes for the mass shooting at Ford Hood, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan, the radicalized Army psychiatrist convicted in the shooting deaths of 13 people and attempted murder in the wounding of 31 others.

Rubin is the author of "Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes."

If Americans don’t act now and  speak out, ISIS and al-Qaida will succeed in luring many more people into its ranks.

"We shouldn't be afraid to promote American values rather than the twisted notion that Americans are guilty of everything," he said. "At the same time, it's time we stop apologizing for America. We fill the vacuum with altruism. If it's not for us, the world is going to be chaotic."

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