Radical Islam is a global threat; it is not just a middle-east quandary. Since writing my book “Militant Islam in America” in 2007, and starting this blog in 2008, I have buried my head in research and knowledge, so I could impart the truth concerning the clear and present threat to the western world. Scores of my articles have provided documentation of this impending danger. Now emboldened, these barbarians will not stop at Iraq, or the Kurds, or Syria and Lebanon. And they certainly will not stop at Israel. If ever there was a time to intercede, it is now.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has frequently warned that if Israel falls, the next step for radical Islamists is the western civilization. This is no empty threat, it is a part of their manifesto which is recorded into written documents, part of which states:
“The Ikhwan (brothers) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers (Muslims) so that it is eliminated and God’s religion (Allah) is made victorious over all other religions.”
That was signed off by the hierarchy of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1991.
The Islamist Jihadists are in the process of making their big move. So far, they are successful. While they invade and conquer Northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Israel is being shelled from the Gaza strip by Hamas, who knows they will suffer immense civilization casualties. But they don’t care because Allah’s will is a higher priority in their mind, which is to destroy Israel.
The ISIS forces are menacing Kurds and moderate Muslims in Iraq, threatening to murder all infidels. They have now seized control of the Mosel Dam which is vital for electrical power to over a half million people.
The president is authorizing humanitarian aid to the displaced Kurds and other victims, permitting targeted strikes in order to achieve that mission. But, it’s not enough.
I have a good friend who lived and worked in the journalistic field for three decades in the middle east, knows the languages, knows the cultures and is proud to call many Muslims her friend. While she is an intellectual liberal and past supporter of Barack Obama, she is also a pragmatist who has issued dire warnings about the Muslim Brotherhood in the past, and voices her opinions in a recent communique to me. These are her words:
“I am absolutely crazy about what is going on up in northern Iraq. We absolutely must arm the peshmerga so they will be able to take on those fanatics that have declared a caliphate and are killing everyone in sight.
“How well I remember the Yazidis, walking the streets of Erbil, Sinjar, the whole lot–an unassuming, peaceful people who never looked to impinge on anyone. I wrote to Obama saying that this whole situation with ISIS is a clear and present danger for us. There are Americans, blast their souls, who are fighting alongside these fanatics. Yazidis are totally misunderstood because their religion is full of dark mysteries and secrets and they have always been discriminated against–but a genocide was not in place under Saddam Hussein and they have existed for centuries in what is now Iraq. ISIS has supposedly surrounded Mount Sinjar.
“Send in planes and bomb the hell out of the perimeter. Send in drones and pick out Al Baghdadi who has threatened America in the past and said he would be in NYC flying his black flag. If these lunatics blast the dam, the whole country will be paralyzed. We are whistling “Dixie” if we think they will sit down and talk things out. People who decapitate other people (Syrian soldiers) and then appear on television, grinning, while they display these heads by holding them by their hair need to be taken away from civilized people and never appear again.
“I don’t want us to go to war but we have friends, and the Kurds have proven themselves to be friends, who will go to war to protect themselves and their families. Why are we hesitating to send what they need to do this?
She’s right. We better wake up.
Time to set politics aside. This president better do his job. There’s more to fighting an enemy who has sworn to kill us all, than sending boxes of food and water to the people who are facing certain death.
President Obama: Take real action, now!