TEL AVIV — Marking a monumental shift in U.S. policy that would help ensure Israel’s security into the future, President Donald Trump on Thursday declared that the time has come for America to “fully recognize” Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!,” Trump tweeted.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump to thank him by phone. “You made history,” Netanyahu’s office quoted him as saying.
“At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Thank you President Trump,” Netanyahu subsequently said in a tweet.
As Haaretzreported, Trump’s tweet does not formally change U.S. policy. There are two main avenues to formalize the declaration:
There are two main avenues for changing the official U.S. position on the status of the Golan Heights. One way is through legislation in Congress, which indeed already exists and could be sped up now as a result of Trump’s tweet. The second way could be through a presidential decision, such as the one Trump made when he decided to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
While his tweet isn’t an official declaration, it increases the likelihood that such a decision will be issued.
Already, the State Department took the surprise move last week to remove the phrase “occupied” when referring to Israeli sections of the Golan Heights in its 2018 human rights report. Instead, the Israeli Golan was referred to as “Israeli-controlled territory.”
The Golan Heights is strategic, mountainous territory that looks down on Israel’s main population centers. It was twice used by Syria to mount ground invasions into the Jewish state – in 1948 and again during the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israel captured the Israeli sections of the Golan Heights from Syria as a result of the Six-Dar War and Israel annexed the territory in 1981.
Israel has maintained the territory longer than the brief 19 years that it was under Syrian control from 1948 to 1967. Before that, the Golan was controlled by the French and British mandates and by Turkey.
After the modern state of Israel was founded in 1948, tens of thousands of acres of land in the Golan Heights was seized from Jewish associations which had purchased the land in the late 19th century.
The Golan Heights is steeped in Jewish history.
This reporter previously gave an account of the Jewish historic and biblical connections to the Golan Heights:
The book of Joshua relates how the Golan was assigned to the tribe of Manasseh. Later, during the time of the First Temple, King Solomon appointed three ministers in the region, and the area became contested between the northern Jewish kingdom of Israel and the Aramean kingdom based in Damascus. The book of Kings relates how King Ahab of Israel defeated Ben-Hadad I of Damascus near the present-day site of Kibbutz Afik in the southern Golan, and the prophet Elisha foretold that King Jehoash of Israel would defeat Ben-Hadad III of Damascus, also near Kibbutz Afik.
The online Jewish Virtual Library has an account of how in the late 6th and 5th centuries B.C., the Golan was settled by Jewish exiles returning from Babylonia, or modern day Iraq. In the mid-2nd century B.C., Judah Maccabee’s grandnephew, the Hasmonean King Alexander Jannai, added the Golan Heights to his kingdom.
The Golan hosted some of the most important houses of Torah study in the years following the Second Temple’s destruction and subsequent Jewish exile; some of Judaism’s most revered ancient rabbis are buried in the territory. The remains of some 25 synagogues from the period between the Jewish revolt and the Islamic conquest in 636 have been excavated. The Golan is also dotted with ancient Jewish villages.
In recent years, Syria has been destabilized by the years-long civil war there and Iran managed to gain a significant foothold in the country.
Trump’s declaration comes as Jews worldwide celebrate the holiday of Purim, which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from destruction at the hands of biblical Haman under the ancient Persian Empire.
A mother in the Australian state of Queensland who took her two daughters to Somalia for genital mutilation has been warned she faces four years in prison for her crime.
The woman cannot be named to protect the identities of her children, however court records confirm she is the first person to be sentenced in the northern state for removing a child for the purposes of female genital mutilation.
She was found guilty of taking her daughters, then aged 10 and 13, to her birth country in April 2015 for the procedure, and will have her sentence suspended after eight months, SBS reports.
Female genital mutilation refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of or injury to the external female genitalia or genital organs, such as stitching of the labia majora or pricking of the clitoris. It is performed on women and girls at a range of ages, including babies.
There is no medical reason for the procedure, which can result in infections, shock, bleeding, chronic pain, reproductive issues and death.
Brisbane District Court Justice Leanne Clare described the mutilation as child abuse, and said the mother, 45, had taken them to Africa in April 2015 for the purpose of having it done.
“In this case, a woman of unknown ability used a sharp implement to excise the clitoral hood of each girl,” Justice Clare said during sentencing on Thursday.
“The girls were not sedated, there was bleeding and a period of significant pain for perhaps a number of days, there was obvious risk of infection, even death.”
The trial heard the girls had no idea the procedure was planned until they were called inside while playing at their grandmother’s house.
A woman they didn’t recognise carried out the operation on the older girl first, followed by her younger sister.
Their stepsister tipped off child safety services when they returned to their home south of the state capital Brisbane several months later.
An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, released in February, said the United Nations estimated at least 200 million girls and women had undergone the procedure, with 53,000 of them thought to live in Australia.
This equates to a rate of 4.3 per 1,000 women and girls in Australia, or 0.4% of Australia’s overall female population.
This is the exaggerated love of Islam and of followers of Islam based upon a desire to bring death and destruction to Christians, Jews, and even those secularists who remain loyal to Judeo-Christian morality.
Pamela Geller recently reported on the murders of 120 Christians in Nigeria since February of this year. This is the tip of the iceberg of attacks on churches and Christians throughout the world by Islamists who are crying for the blood of Christian martyrs. Many leftwing atheists then call those who vigorously protest this bloodshed “Islamophobes.” In effect, they are allowing and even encouraging the militant Islamists to continue their violent acting out.
The sympathy with Islamic jihadists is the necessary perverse outcome of a deep mental illness which I diagnose and call Islamophilia. This is the exaggerated love of Islam and of followers of Islam based upon a desire to bring death and destruction to Christians, Jews, and even those secularists who remain loyal to Judeo-Christian morality. It is an overidentification with the mindset that wishes to destroy Anglo/American liberty based on natural rights, and with the deep, Western attachment to personal autonomy and private property. The natural [and inalienable] rights of our Anglo-American civilization are, according to our Declaration of Independence, endowed by our Creator. These rights are Biblical rights found in Scripture, and moved forward by God’s holy providence into the natural realm of human governance.
In short, the leftist brigades of our culture are sublimating their vendetta of hate for natural rights and for Christian faith (deeply tied to Old Testament teachings and faith) through vicarious identification with the violent Islamic jihadist machinations against non-Islamic societies, cultural subgroups, and governments.
Islamophilia, not Islamophobia, is the greatest threat to the peace and tranquility of western civilization. Like many of the other “-philias,” it is a deeply irrational disturbance which functions by exaggerating the merits of a class of beings (Islam) in order to distract from a realistic assessment of that class or aggregate. Pedophilia, for example, is an irrational and perverse sexual attraction of adults to children. Pedophilia is defined as “a psychiatric disorder” involving adult sexual fantasies and activities with children. Another more detailed definitionstates that pedophilia is “…legally defined as sexual child abuse.” Therefore, we can say that disorder, deviance, and abuse are the defining characteristics of the term Islamophilia that is being advanced in this article.
Another perverse “-philia” is necrophilia. Necrophilia is defined as “A morbidfondness for being in the presence of dead bodies. [and] The impulse to have sexual contact, or the act of such contact, with a dead body, usually of men with female corpses.” Sex in these cases means that there is no reciprocal passion. The necrophiliac expresses erotic desires toward the dead, and the dead, being dead, express nothing back. They are, well, dead… Now we have five working concepts for understanding Islamophilia: disorder, deviance, abuse, morbidity, and perversity.
Douglas Murray, Deputy Editor of the Spectator in the United Kingdom, has coined the term Islamophilia. But he uses criteria to define the term which treats the Islamophiles of the press and of the left as though they were only expressing a form of wrongheadedness, but does not draw us into this “-philia” as being a neurotic manifestation of some deep pathologies.
For example, he states that Islamophilia is a “disproportionate adoration of Islam.” In making this statement, he fails to call the reader’s attention to the perversity of this “disproportion.” After 1400 years of attacks on the West, both Europe and the USA, as well as attacks on non-Islamics in many other Christian and non-Christian countries, we see that enjoyment of worship of Allah is not uppermost in their minds. Rather, religious/political conquest of all other peoples is the driving motive of Islam and wedded to their beliefs.
All other world religions make some significant peace claims, but Islam fails to do so. Failure to acknowledge this historical reality means that the Islamophile’s defensive response in support of Islam is not only disproportionate, but is deviant and disordered. Its main goal is to harass the Christians and to disabuse the West of the idea that its Christian and Jewish foundation is valid. Experiencing Christianity as a form of cultural abuse, they wish, in turn, to abuse Christians. Islam is intended as the instrument of that abuse by the non-Islamic Islamophiles.
Murray also states, “But when it comes to Christianity, it appears that you cannot uphold its doctrines without immediately being accused of obscurantism or bigotry. This results from a profound disdain in intellectual circles towards the religions underpinning the West, and a corresponding exaggerated respect for what are presumed to be the cultures of the underdeveloped world.” This observation is certainly true, as the negative response to Christianity in all its manifestations (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) produces an adoration of Islam not founded on respect for its principles, but on antipathy towards Christian faith and the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth and all that resides therein. Christ is hated by Islamophiles. Thus, the Islamophile is perverse insofar as his or her attraction to Islam is a pseudo-attraction based more upon hatred of Christianity than love and respect for the Islamics.
Additionally, Murray notes, “The media… could never broadcast, or print… an article explaining from the Christian -- or any other -- point of view why Islam’s founding story simply doesn’t stack up… Let any scholar loose on the materials and they could do it. Biblical or Torah scholars using the tools of criticism could use them on the Koran and have a wonderful and fascinating time of it.” Thus, he rightly sees the unwillingness of the MSM to run in the public square critiques of Islam from the point of view of other religions to thereby help the public see the issues. In fact, writers like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Raymond Ibrahim, Daniel Pipes, Jamie Glazov, Daniel Greenfield, David Horowitz, Martin Sherman, Mordecai Kedar, and Steve Emerson are marginalized to the highest degree possible. The Islamophiles thus want to remain in ignorance of both Christianity and of Islam. In so doing, they are promoting their own ignorance along with public ignorance. They are thereby encouraging morbid thoughts of hatred founded not on knowledge but upon continuing ignorance.
“Islamophiles” have been using the term Islamophobia to slander those who want to defend our culture from the false, non-Christian religion of Islam bent on conquest of the West and of all other cultures. From now on, those using the term Islamophobia must immediately be addressed as neurotic Islamophiles. Public use of terminology to indict false positions is essential in the culture wars. The left often has been successful in stigmatizing the views of patriots who oppose them. New initiatives need to be taken so the left will experience the shoe on the other foot. Conservatives must not only express opposition, but create opposition. Just as the left hopes to stigmatize those with whom they disagree by using the term Islamophobia, they should be stigmatized by use of the term Islamophilia.
Right from the start, violent jihad served as the engine of Islam under the command and supervision of Muhammad himself. To understand how quickly Islam spread around the world, we must see the timeline of Islam.
After Muhammad's death in 632 A.D., his friend Abu Bakr was named caliph and ruler of the Islamic community, or Ummah. Muhammad's followers in a short time occupied a vast geographic area; conversion to Islam was heightened by Islamic missionaries, who intermingled with local populations to promulgate the Islamic teachings. It resulted in Islam's spread outward from Mecca toward both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the creation of the Muslim world.
In no time at all, Islam spread like a pandemic. Once it attacked the mind of its victims, this debilitating disease was capable of transforming them into helpless pawns that had no choice but to execute what they were directed to do.
Here is the truth, as bitter as it may be. Islam is the culprit. Islam is anything but a religion of peace. Violence is at the core of Islam. Violence is institutionalized in the Muslim's holy book, the Qur'an, in many verses:
Qur'an: 9:5: "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."
Qur'an: 9:112: "The Believers fight in Allah's cause; they slay and are slain, kill and are killed."
Qur'an: 8:39: "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."
Qur'an: 8:65: "O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding."
Qur'an: 9:38: "Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah's Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place."
That's what the Qur'an commands the believer repeatedly – to make jihad on even the people of the book, Jews and Christians. Islam essentially invented the idea that Christians, Jews, and pagans are an abomination and offensive to Allah and that their very existence represents an attack upon the self-defined Islamic right to reign over the world. Allah thus enlists Muslim believers to eradicate by force those who offend him and, by disbelieving, prevent his rule. True Muslim believers therefore become the enforcers, hit men and mercenaries for their god, in order to establish a global caliphate for their parasitic clergy. Their targets are artificially constructed adversaries.
Muslim believers hence are instructed to fear the "great Satan" and are told that if they do not live up to Allah's calls to jihad, they themselves are offensive to Allah and to their families.
Now, the only question that remains is the extent of a Muslim's obedience to the Qur'an and the Sunna, the life examples of Muhammad. To be sure, a great many Muslims are not following the dictates of the Qur'an verbatim, as they should, since they consider it to be the literal immutable perfect words of Allah.
Furthermore, nowhere do I say all Muslims believe in shedding the blood of others. Yet the commandments of the Qur'an to believers are clear and emphatic. It is for this reason that an innumerable number of Muslims do engage in jihad and suicide volunteers vie with one another to offer their services to their handler leaders.
A true Muslim does not and cannot believe in freedom of choice. In the religion of Islam – Submission – everything is up to Allah, as clearly and repeatedly stipulated in the Qur'an. The raison d'être for the Muslim is to be unconditionally submissive to the will and dictates of Allah. Everything a "good" Muslim does is contingent upon the will and decree of Allah, he is indoctrinated to believe.
To cut to the chase, we need to eliminate some disinformation and myths about the "war on terror." We are not fighting terrorism. We are engaging in an ideological battle between freedom, conservatism, democracy, individual rights, capitalism, and "Christian" ethics and Islamofascism, communism-socialism, theocracy, and tyranny.
There are also internationalist, dictatorial, globalist forces that seek to use the conflict to create an international government and the unification of all religions by the destruction of nationalism, patriotism, individual rights, and sectarianism.
It is not "fanatical," "radical," or "extreme" Islam that we are fighting, but normal, orthodox, canonical, typical, accepted, traditional Islam, straight from the mouth of Muhammad. Islam is violent in direct proportion to its mission and scripture. The so-called fanatics and terrorists are only upholding the truth of their principles.
In short: We must begin to declare Islam evil, not from a sectarian perspective, but from a universal, humanist one. Every encroachment of Islam as a religion must be rejected and discouraged by all people everywhere. Any leftist who attempts to give aid and comfort to this religion of hate must be denounced and frustrated at every turn. Otherwise, get used to your radioactive suit and your fallout shelter, a standard of living – and a level of freedom – one tenth of what you have today.
1,400 Years of Jihad and Islamic Terror, Well Told by Robert Spencer
This book documents the history of horrors, violence, brutality, oppression, conquests by the sword, beheadings of hundreds of thousands (probably millions), destruction of civilizations and cultures, corruption, deception, and lies that are part of the Islamist culture, and every other evil that you can imagine that one group of humans could impose on others in the name of an ideology or, in this case, a pseudo-religion. The book is a comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam, and the book details 1,400 years of sheer evil with no relief, imposed on the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, India, and Asia. The only let-up in these killings that ever came was when some of the cultures and civilizations successfully repulsed the monsters, or else were conquered and then violently and rapidly subdued.
Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion.
Spencer adds to the drama and impact by telling much of the tale in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim. The History of Jihad shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginning, its major focus. In fact, in reading the stories and considering the historical realities, it is safe to say that the Islamists were constantly on the hunt and constantly bloodthirsty – thirsty for conquest and focused on plunder. That is what proves that the history of Islamism is consistent with present-day jihad terrorism, and that present-day jihad proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior-states and jihadi commanders of the past.
The book is worthwhile now as a lesson in history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries, and propaganda and deception are tools well developed in a culture that approves of deception and promotes conquest. Taqiyya is the Muslim word for approved deception of the non-believer, which raises the question for today: at which point can a non-Muslim trust the promise of a jihadi or any Muslim?
Read this book and understand that faithful and observant Muslims are part of the jihad, as commanded by Islam and Allah, whether armed or not, and thus cannot be assumed to be "peaceful" since Islam is all about conquest at any cost and oppression or destruction of the kafir non-believer (infidel). Consider the attitude of Islamists for the non-believer in this 1,300-plus-year saga that extends all the way into the early 21st century – the Muslim philosophy that is nothing but hair-on-fire murderous when directed at non-believers. That is why beheading is so common among their jihadis. They hate, and they want to strike terror in the hearts of their enemies. Their enemies are anyone who is not a Muslim.
With this logic, an easy argument to make is that there is no place for national loyalties in the mind of a Muslim – and in fact, one of the internal conflicts in Islam itself is its rejection of secular, or less than sharia law, nations. However, a method for conquest that includes some deception is approved by Islam, and when a Muslim swears an oath to the United States, for example, it is a deception for the benefit of the conquest, and that certainly that would be approved by Allah. Muhammad himself broke treaties and lied to advance his cause, and he clearly taught that deception to advance the cause of Islam is not immoral, but to be promoted and utilized for jihad.
This brings us to today.
This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century and ultimately to formulating strategies to deal with the Islamist threat and defeating radical Islamist terror.
It's critical to know and understand this for context, yet that's not being done. It's certainly not being done by the wimpy Western intellectuals and politicians, intimidated by the well-developed Islamic propaganda machine.
Knowing the enemy is essential to survival and victory. To underestimate a threat and the nature of the enemy is suicide. Spencer has long been the leading historian of the nature of Islamic violence and conquest, and now he's telling the story of the monstrous movement that is Islam. His grasp of the history of, and the important events and figures within, Islam from the beginnings to the present is unexcelled. In reading this book, it's obvious he is the go-to guy for scholarship on the theology, or what is more properly the ideology dressed up like theology, of Islam as we can see it.
It's also important that he be listened to. These days, it is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. It's not true. In The History of Jihad, Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said: "I have been made victorious through terror." He had been a highwayman and terrorist for years before he founded his religion, dying in 632.
Reading the details of the killings is not only alarming, but exhausting. I learned that some Islamist leaders spent all their time killing and torturing people and taking woman and children as slaves, both sex slaves and house slaves.
I also learned that Islam had a limited economic base – effectively confined to conquest and slavery. Muslims were effectively a criminal enterprise, and anything they acquired of value came from the end of a sword or the threat of death or torture.
The book is a long serial of bloodbaths and terrorist outrages.
I challenge any reader to keep track of the killers and the magnitude of the killing (millions died) in places such as North Africa and the Asian subcontinent, or the number of churches, shrines, temples of the non-believers destroyed and replaced with mosques. Civilizations decimated – it is a disgusting thing, Islam, and to keep track of the appalling conduct requires copious note-taking and remains difficult to grasp. Spencer tells a terrible tale, indeed, yet all Western intellectuals can do is talk about the conduct of the crusaders.
The Spencer book will cure the reader of that silly nonsense. One reads too many stories in the book of Muslim victors doing mass executions of enemies to have any fury left for crusaders. Muslim conquerors were positively steeped in violence and bloodshed – stacking the heads of their enemies high and raping all of their women, executing hundreds of thousands, and far more than can be accurately counted.
I spent uncomfortable hours reading the of the horrors of Islam and sometimes had to take a break from the bloodletting – it is and was a movement of prodigious killing and torture – but then one must remember that it is an ideology and a movement built on terror. If you hang in and wade through the gore and the blood, which is the main story for more than 400 pages, you will realize that the Islamist conquest was rivaled only by communism in the number of people annihilated and the civilizations destroyed, by terror, torture, oppression. Only a fanatic ideology can produce killing and evil on this prodigious scale.
Most important, Spencer is our ally in the war against the evil and treacherous phony "religion" that is nothing more than a corrupt ideology of conquest, xenophobia, and misanthropy. What is unfortunate is that people don't pay attention to Spencer, who can, in a wink, extinguish the idea that Islam is a religion, and with certainty demonstrates that it has no place in any credible vision of peace, as the Western politicians and intellectuals have claimed and as so many leftists continue to babble on about. To try to make a case for Islam as a religion of peace after reading what Islamists did for the last 1,400 years is nonsense. Spencer underlines that Islam, and its practitioners, above all, are all about conquest.
A TINY MINORITY OF HALF A MILLION JIHADISTS
Islamic terrorists are the world’s eighth largest military.
Islamic terrorists are a “tiny minority of extremists”. That’s the message we’ve been hearing ever since 9/11. They’re only a handful of “guys in a cave” or a few “lone wolves” radicalized over the internet.
How tiny is that tiny minority?
According to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, there are 230,000 Jihadists.
Put this tiny minority of extremists together in a city and you would have Boise, Idaho, or Richmond, Virginia, or Des Moines, Iowa. But that’s not a roster of Muslim civilians who support Islamic terrorism, just active members of terrorist groups. And so a better point of comparison is to national armies.
At 230,000, Sunni Islamic Jihadists outnumber the British Armed Forces (149,000), the French Armed Forces (117,000), and Germany's Bundeswehr (179,753). That should be troubling since those are some of the militaries and countries on the front lines of Europe’s reluctant fight against Islamic incursions.
The list of Sunni fighters has a lot of questions marks and is incomplete. Sunnis outnumber Shiites, but under the Iranian umbrella, Shiites have fielded sizable terror forces in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.
Hezbollah in Lebanon boasts between 25,000 to 65,000 Jihadists. The Houthis in Yemen, currently the beneficiaries of a massive propaganda campaign in the media, have around 25,000 to 30,000 Jihadists. Iraqi PMU’s add another 90,000 to 150,000 Jihadists to these numbers. And finally there’s Iran’s own Revolutionary Guard, a regional terror hub with another 120,000 members.
These numbers add between 260,000 and 365,000 Jihadists on the Shiite side for a total of over half a million Sunni and Shiite Jihadists making Islamic terrorists the world’s eighth largest military.
That’s not a tiny minority of extremists and it’s not a few guys in a chat room or a cave.
This dark army of terror grew by leaps and bounds under the Obama administration which fractured Sunni countries by overthrowing their governments in and bringing Islamists to power in the Arab Spring, while the Iran nuke deal fed and freed up billions for Iran to invest in Shiite expansionism.
The CSIS report notes that the number of Salafi Jihadists and allied terror groups more than doubled between 2008 and 2016. Despite the Iraq War, during Bush’s second term, the increase was fairly light. The stratospheric increase, from the thirties to the sixties, took place during the Obama years.
The estimated number of Jihadist fighters rose from a high of 100,000 in 2008 to 250,000 in 2016.
The mass deaths in Syria, Libya and Yemen (to name some of the worst Arab Spring trouble spots) are a direct result of the policies and, in Libya of the military intervention, of the Obama administration.
Lefty twitter brims with propagandas photos of supposed Yemeni children starving to death. The media has tried to blame the religious war between Sunnis and Shiites (and their Saudi and Iranian backers) on President Trump. But dead children in Yemen are the wages of the foreign policy of Hope and Change.
As the Democrats and the Republican foreign policy establishment advocate for Jamal Khashoggi, intervention in Syria and support for the Palestinian Authority, it is urgent to remember that these are the same old failed policies that led to a 150% increase in Jihadists and killed over 500,000 people in Syria, and cost the lives of tens of thousands more in Yemen and Libya. And elsewhere in the region.
“Democratization” is a poisoned Islamist chalice. At its cloudy bottom lie terror and death.
The media has accused President Trump of a callous indifference to human life for putting American national interests ahead of Khashoggi, an Islamist pal of Osama bin Laden. But it’s the media radicals whose horrid idealism put half a million people into the ground in the service of the region’s Islamists.
Khashoggi’s Islamist political agenda killed enough people to qualify as its own genocide.
Half a million dead and half a million Jihadists rampaging around the world are the outcome of an idealistic foreign policy in which chattering class lefties allowed Islamists like Khashoggi to call the shots. The tiny minority of extremists was never that tiny, but it grew to a monstrous size with massive infusions of cash and military interventions plotted by Islamists and implemented by Washington D.C.
Many of the 70,000 Jihadists in Syria were directly or indirectly funded by the Obama administration. As were many of the 5,000 Jihadists in Libya, where Obama’s illegal military intervention led to everything from a near Al Qaeda takeover of Mali to the flow of surface-to-air missiles to Hamas terrorists.
Major terror groups and state sponsors of terror from Pakistan to Iran to the Palestinian Authority also saw huge cash transfers from American taxpayers to Islamic terrorists.
In his first year in office, Obama signed off on a $7.5 billion aid package for Pakistan. The Islamic terror state repaid us by harboring Osama bin Laden and aiding Islamic terrorists killing American soldiers.
This year, President Trump made drastic cuts to foreign aid to Pakistan after tweeting, “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.”
We’re still foolishly funding Jihadists, including the tens of thousands of members of the Palestinian Authority’s security forces, even after their leader, Abbas, called for the destruction of the White House.
CSIS doesn’t list the Islamic terror militias in the Terrorist Occupied Territories in Israel. That leaves the tens of thousands of Jihadists in Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian Authority TOT terror groups out of the calculations. These groups are not just a threat to Israel. Hamas is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and is backed by Iran. Its skills and resources are at the disposal of allied terror groups.
That’s how Iran’s Hezbollah assisted Al Qaeda in its preparations for 9/11. It’s why Iran is aiding the Taliban today. An Islamic terror group or terrorist anywhere is a link in a global terror network.
That is the understanding that made ISIS so deadly, striking from Iraq to Paris to New York.
Islamic terrorists are not a tiny minority of half a million. They are not an aberration. They are everywhere. And the failed foreign establishment funded and aided many of them.
Military interventions spread them, democratization brought them to power and immigration transplanted them from war zones into our countries. Their numbers have more than doubled in a decade. If the Left gets to set foreign policy again, in another generation there will be millions.
If we want to avert that outcome, our interventions, regime change and immigration policies must all objectively meet the test of making societies, including our own, less Islamist, not more so. Foreign aid should be barred by law from going to any country or militia whose goal is to establish Islamic theocracy by force. Any intervention must be objectively shown to make a society less bound to Islamic law. And immigration policy must be aimed at reducing the percentage of Islamists in the United States.
Otherwise the next Islamic civil war won’t be fought in Syria, but in the United States of America.
The West, particularly the left, not only believes the enemy’s big lie that “Islam means peace”, but we propagate the lie ourselves. And we do this while blaming ourselves for the Islamic enemy’s jihad on us. This corrupt state of ours began with our pretending that inferior cultures aren’t inferior and superior cultures aren’t superior. It began when we told nice lies about rotten cultures and rotten lies about great cultures. It began with the double poison of political correctness and multiculturalism, which spawned Islamic correctness. This self-destructive rot in the West allows the enemy to remain undefeated 17 years after 9/11, and it allows many of us to utter “Islam means peace” no matter what Islam preaches, no matter what Muslims do, no matter what horrors we witness with our own eyes.
And our refusal to challenge the enemy’s big lie, besides a number of disparate individuals across the West, and a handful of organizations like The Freedom Center and others, has corrupted the West on all levels, from art, to politics, to news, to media, to academia, to think tanks. According to some reports, Saudi Arabia is considering buying Legendary Entertainment, which produces comic books and movies. And if that goes through, (other reports say Legendary isn’t interested in selling to Saudi Arabia) it is guaranteed to produce more Islam-friendly entertainment. But looking at how Islam-friendly 99% of our entertainment is, why is the Saudi government bothering? They used to have to buy people to kiss Islam’s ass, but now it’s done for free.
In comic books, Muslim superheroes are being shoved down reader’s throats, without demand, and without much interest even from Muslims. In TV, there’s always that kind, wise Muslim teaching Westerners the errors of their ways. And this goes for movies as well, where Muslims are only portrayed as victims or heroes.
Just today, the illiberal New York Times celebrated Mohammad, the warlord founder of Islam whose religion motivates the Islamic enemy’s war on the West. They published a piece of enemy propaganda by a Muslim, Haroon Moghul, called “Happy Birthday, Muhammad.” This is disgraceful. The civilized world’s newspapers shouldn’t be celebrating a warlord whose war continues to murder innocents over a thousand years after his death. A newspaper located in the same city of the worst attack against non-Muslims ever perpetrated by Mohammad’s followers.
And yet only a minority will find this to be intolerable, as most people have become inured to it, thanks to Islam’s rabid propagandists, coupled with the left’s rabid propagandists. I still get shocked at how much undeserved praise Islam gets, and how much it gets away with murder. And I’m glad I still have the capacity to get shocked, as I’ve never made peace with this intolerable state of ours, and I never will. But the truth does break out from time to time, even in unexpected places, and millions are exposed to it, in a surprising way.
The BBC TV series, Bodyguard, was such a big hit in the UK, and now on Netflix, not only because it’s well done, with great writing, acting and production quality, but because it tells the truth, in the end. In the end, it shows us a truth that nearly no entertainment does today, regarding the Islamic enemy and our willful blindness about it. That’s why the UK went crazy over it. Westerners are dying to hear the truth. We’re sick and tired of being lied to every single day about what we’re facing in the Islamic threat.
The show saved the best for last, as it revealed a truth about us and the Islamic enemy. Seeing the hero of the story, who fought the Islamic enemy overseas as a British soldier, and who should be wise to it, get fooled by a Muslim who played victim in the premiere, only to reveal herself as a cold-blooded jihadist in the finale, speaks to the West’s refusal to see the enemy for what it is. This enemy is as brutal as it is deceitful. Everything is a weapon to it, including words and emotions. And the Islamic enemy, through this show, reveals itself in a way I don’t recall seeing in post-9/11 shows that deal with terrorism. And yes, I’ve seen nearly all the ones that have been offered in TV and movies, and I’ve enjoyed some, particularly 24, but these shows always push the lie that jihadists are perverters of Islam, or that they’re noble in their own way, or that they’re mere dupes to some evil politicians and businessmen, etc., and we’re so used to those lies, that when the truth is told, it lifts a good show to great heights.
So while many in the West have allowed themselves to fall for the lies about Islam, the truth still breaks out in unexpected ways. So of course the show has been branded “Islamophobic” by Muslims and leftists. The show has a killer ending, and yes, I’m Shocked that the BBC aired it. But I’m not shocked that it was a major success with Millions of viewers.
And one last thing: Leftist Hollywood has had 17 years to show how down they are for Islam, but even they haven’t pulled the trigger and had a Muslim play the lead in one of their blockbuster action films. I know someone will tell me, “Don’t give them any ideas”, or “You know that’s just around the corner”, or even, “They Already Have!”, but the fact is, in 17 years, they haven’t put their millions where their mouths are. Why? Because even they know that they can’t get away with completely ignoring jihad as they have, and then hit us with a hero who shares the same religion as the enemy at war with us. They can’t get away with it. And they know it. So things are bad, but the truth always gets out, no matter the lies that are concocted to stifle it. The Truth Always Gets Out.
A radical muslim wants to cut your head off. A peaceful muslim is praying that a radical muslim cuts your head off.
ISLAM: FROM THE DELUSIONAL TO THE DANGEROUS
A 1,400-year-old primeval testimony of indoctrination and conquest.
It has been widely asserted by many psychologists that human beings act upon their beliefs. Well, if this is true, we can deduce that beliefs direct people in life, and while some beliefs are harmless, some are the motivating force for good, others are delusional, misguided, and even outright dangerous.
In my opinion, every version of the belief called “Islam” ranges from the delusional to the dangerous.
Islam is a fantasy, birthed by Muhammad’s delusion that he relayed to his first wife and employer, Khadija. Greatly frightened, he told Khadija that he was visited by a jinn (devil) in the Hira cave. Khadija comforted the distraught man by assuring him that the episode was Allah’s way of choosing him as his messenger.
Muhammad believed his rich wife/employer, who was 15 years his senior and the delusion became a belief: Islam. Remarkably enough, under the early tutelage of Khadija, Muhammad succeeded in attracting influential followers. Before long, the movement gathered more and more power through violent campaigns, and the faith was taken to new people and foreign lands.
This impressive delusion, Islam, presently has in its stranglehold in over a billion humans, posing an existential threat to all non-Muslims.
Islam is rooted in the primitive tribal mentality of “Us against Them,” “We the righteous against the heathens,” “We the servants submissive to the Great Allah against the rebellious enemies of Allah.” Islam is a polarizer. Islam is an enemy-maker. To Islam, a non-Muslim is a combatant against Allah, and he is fair game to be subjugated and killed. When some billion and a half people adhere to the pathological belief of Islam and use it as their marching orders for life, the rest of humanity can ignore the threat only at its own peril.
After 1400 years, Islam is still on a campaign of conquest throughout the known world. Hordes of life-in-hand foot-soldier fanatical Muslims are striving to kill and get killed. All they want is the opportunity to discharge their homicidal-suicidal impulse, on their way to Allah’s promised glorious afterlife. And in the background, granting the foot-soldiers’ wishes, are their handlers, the puppeteers, who pull the strings and detonate these human bombs.
Those who cherish life must recognize these emissaries of death, what makes them, what motivates them, and how best to defend against them. The campaign of death waged by these Islamic jihadists, be he a puppet or a puppeteer, is energized by the belief of delectable rewards that await the faithful implementer of Allah’s dictates.
Through a highly effective indoctrination, the jihadist has come to believe firmly in Islam’s absolute delusion. He believes that Allah is the one and only supreme creator of the heavens and the Earth; that it is his duty and privilege, to abide by Allah’s will and carry out his plans at all costs. He believes firmly in a gloriously wonderful immortal afterlife in paradise, for which a martyr’s death is the surest quickest admission. Although the dominating theme of the delusion is quasi-spiritual, the promised rewards of the afterlife awaiting the martyr are sensual and material.
All the things and activities that the jihadist desires and cannot attain or practice, and rejects in his earthly life, will be purified and proffered to him in the paradise of the next life. Thus goes the delusion.
As I have asserted in my previous articles, it is important to understand that the human mind is not a perfect discerner of objective reality. Reality is in the eye of the beholder. The outside world only supplies bits and pieces of raw material that the mind puts together to form its reality. Depending on the type and number of bits and pieces that a given mind receives, its reality can be very different from that of another mind. The more prescribed and homogeneous a group, the greater is the group’s consensual reality, since the members share much in common, experiential input and reinforce each other’s’ mindset.
Thus members of a given religious order, for instance, tend to think much more similarly to one another than to members of other groups with different experiential histories. Various approximations of the objective reality, therefore, rule the mind. The degree to which these approximations deviate from the larger group’s consensual reality determines its delusional extent and severity.
A methamphetamine user’s reality is often distorted in a different way. Under the influence of the drug, an intense paranoia overtakes him. His reality is dominated by the belief that one or more people are lurking about to harm or kill him. He may wield a deadly weapon, going from room to room, from closet to closet, in search of the assailants.
If you believe that a bug is camping deeply inside your body, then you might go ahead and try to dig the non-existent bug out. If you believe that people are lurking around the house to harm or kill you, you go after them before they get to you. If you believe that all the troubles of the world are due to the evil-doings of the non-Muslims who war against Allah, then you do all you can to fight and kill them, particularly since Allah tells you to do so in the Quran. The drug-induced delusions are hallucinations.
They are dramatic and usually transitory, while religiously-based implantation of ideas program the mind with lasting delusions. Delusions, even when they are at great variance from the objective reality, can rule the mind without the need for drugs, or because of neurological dysfunctions or other factors. The young and the less-educated are most vulnerable to believe the claims of charlatans, con artists, and cunning clerics, as truth and reality.
The repeated intense indoctrination of the children even changed the perception of some of the charlatan mullahs or the imams, who believed their own lies and rushed to their own death clinging to trinkets. Hence some of the puppeteers, in this instance, became puppets themselves. Such are the folly and fallibility of the human mind.
It is, therefore, understandable that many of the higher-up Islamic puppeteers, who are usually brainwashed from early childhood, devote their fortunes and persons to the implementation of their deeply ingrained delusions. Deluded by the threats and promises of Islam, Muslims, rich or poor, vie with one another in furthering the violent cause of Allah.
Many non-Muslims are also victims of a different, yet just as deadly, delusion. They believe that Islam is a religion of peace, that only a small minority of Muslims are jihadists, and that Muslims can be reasoned with to abandon the Quran-mandated elimination of non-believers. These well-meaning simpletons are just as deluded as the fanatic jihadists by refusing to acknowledge the fact that one cannot be a Muslim and not abide by the dictates of the Quran.
THE (REALITY) OF THE GLOBALIST DEMOCRAT PARTY AS IT SERVES THE RICH, “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGALS and MUSLIMS:
Anti-Semitic, open borders for cheaper labor and funded by criminal banksters… and these pols are making vast fortunes sucking the blood of America!
We must not let them cheat their way to power over the rest of us. Their ongoing vote fraud must be stopped and the Democrats need to take a look at themselves and at what they have become. It's not a pretty picture. What they have become threatens to destroy the greatest nation on the planet and they are doing it on purpose. They have nothing but contempt for the US as founded and for those of us who love this country. PATRICIA McCARTHY – AMERICAN THINKER
“Then we suffered the rattling election of Barack Obama, whose active membership in a white-, Jewish-, and America-hating church was well known to the electorate. His close personal relationship with the likes of his adored Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan was no secret. Obama was open about his goals. He told us he was out to "fundamentally transform America" and the world.” ALAN BERGSTEIN
“There is a deep racist and anti-Semitic disease in the leadership of the Democrats. As Senator Cory Booker brings his hatred for the Jewish State to the Senate, he should be asked whether he agrees with his hero, “The only good Zionist is a dead Zionist we must take a lesson from Hitler”. DANIEL GREENFIELD
ISLAM: THE SCOURGE OF WESTERN CIVILAZATION
A radical Muslim wants to cut your head off. A peaceful Muslim is praying that a radical Muslim cuts your head off.
Why are we defended the borders of these Muslim dictators when we can’t defend our own borders against NARCOMEX?
“The Wahhabis finance thousands of madrassahs throughout the world where young boys are brainwashed into becoming fanatical foot-soldiers for the petrodollar-flush Saudis and other emirs of the Persian Gulf.” AMIL IMANI
Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is an amazing book, extraordinary in its detail and riveting in its narratives and analysis. This book documents the history of horrors, violence, brutality, oppression, conquests by the sword, beheadings of hundreds of thousands (probably millions), destruction of civilizations and cultures, corruption, deception, and lies that are part of the Islamist culture, and every other evil that you can imagine that one group of humans could impose on others in the name of an ideology or, in this case, a pseudo-religion.
ONCE A MUSLIM, ALWAYS A MURDERER!
Muslims Stone to Death Christians in Barack Hussein Obama’s hometown of Kenya
Earlier this month, jihadists of the Al-Shabaab terror group hijacked a bus heading to Garissa and ordered all the passengers to exit the vehicle. The assailants asked for identification cards, then proceeded to separate the Muslims from the Christians.
When two Christians refused to recite the Islamic statement of faith, or Shahada, they were executed.
Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week
A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.
The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.
Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice — one of Paris’ largest and most important churches — shortly after the twelve-o’clock Mass.
Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson and are now looking for possible suspects. The restoration of the church from the damage caused by the fire will reportedly cost several hundred million euros.
In Nimes (department of the Gard), near the border with Spain, the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants was desecrated in a particularly odious way, with vandals painting a cross with human excrement, looting the main altar and the tabernacle, and stealing the consecrated hosts, which were discovered later among piles of garbage.
Likewise, the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, in the east of the country, suffered the sacking of the high altar and the hosts were also taken from the tabernacle, scattered on the ground, and trampled.
In Lavaur, in the southern department of the Tarn, the village church was assaulted by young men, who twisted one arm of a representation of the crucified Christ to make it appear that he was making an obscene gesture.
In the peripheries of Paris, in the department of Yvelines, several churches have suffered profanations of varying importance, in Maisons-Laffitte and in Houilles.
Although commentators have been reluctant to attach a particular religious or cultural origin to the profanations, they all share an evident anti-Christian character.
In recent months, anti-Semitic gangs have desecrated Jewish cemeteries, signing their actions with swastikas. In the case of the desecration of Catholic churches, the vandalism has spoken for itself: ridicule of the figure of Christ on the cross and desecration of major altars.
The Catholic hierarchy has kept silent about the episodes, limited themselves to highlighting that anti-Christian threat and expressing hope that politicians and police will get to the bottom of the crimes.
Reports indicate that 80 percent of the desecration of places of worship in France concerns Christian churches and in the year 2018 this meant the profanation of an average of two Christian churches per day in France, even though these actions rarely make the headlines.
In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 541 anti-Semitic acts, 100 anti-Muslim acts, and 1063 anti-Christian acts.
MI5: Number of Far Right Terror Cases ‘Absolutely Dwarfed by the Number of Islamist Cases’
The number of far-right terror cases the authorities are faced with is “absolutely dwarfed” by the number of cases related to radical Islam, according to Britain’s Security Service, better known as MI5.
MI5 specialises in counter-espionage and domestic security, in contrast to the foreign intelligence-oriented Secret Intelligence Service – better known as SIS or MI6, made famous by Ian Flemming’s James Bond books. The assessment of the relative seriousness of the Islamist terror threat and the far-right terror threat was disclosed halfway through a Guardianreport focusing heavily on the latter, later republished by other media outlets including CNN and Microsoft-owned MSN.
The left-liberal newspaper led on claims by the far-left HOPE Not Hate organisation, which describes itself as “anti-fascist” and has previously received funding from billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros, that “huge numbers of Britons are among the global audience for far-right forums” online.
The Guardian also quoted Britain’s anti-extremism “tsar”, Sara Khan, regarding the “frightening amount of legal extremist content online” which the left claim is fuelling far-right extremism. The comments suggest a clampdown on online anonymity and uncensored discussion groups may be on the cards.
Halfway through the article, however, the Guardian concedes that, while the security services “have not revealed how many of the 700 or so live terror plots and 20,000 individuals classified as ‘closed subjects’ … are related to right-wing extremism”, MI5 did disclose that such cases are, quote, “absolutely dwarfed by the number of Islamist cases” being dealt with.
This is the case despite the fact that Britain’s white population, from which white nationalist extremists are presumably likely to recruit, is in excess of 50 million, while the Muslim population, from which Islamist extremists are likely recruiting, is officially only 2.7 million – suggesting the radical Islamism presents a much more potent threat than the far right in terms of its capacity to radicalise people.
Nevertheless, the British authorities have placed a huge degree of emphasis on tackling the far right since even before Christchurch, with Cabinet minister Amber Rudd warning that people viewing what she described as “far-right propaganda” online could face up to 15 years’ imprisonment under harsh new counter-extremist penalties while she was still at the Home Office.
The measures drew some criticism from Max Hill QC, then terrorism legislation watchdog, now Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales, who warned that the Government should not “criminalise thought without action or preparation for action,” and that “the struggle for national security must not be used as a stick to beat down the rights we hold dear.”
“If that were to happen, terrorism would have prevailed,” he added.