?? The War on Terror is Over ??
A State Department official tells the National Journal “The war on terror is over. Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”
What?? This State Department official apparently knows something most of us have missed. Let’s break down that statement:
1) The war on terror is over.
2) We have killed most of al Qaida.
3) Muslims now have some new means of expression.
4) Former potential al Qaida recruits are no longer potential Jihadists.
5) Former potential Jihadists see an opportunity for “legitimate Islamism”.
How can the war on terror be over? Did Islamic literalists suddenly receive a new revelation from Allah that the Koran does NOT require Jihad against non-believers? Did a missing page or two from the 1400-year-old Koran suddenly turn Islam into a religion of “peace”? Of course not, what we have from the Obama administration is a plain and simple attempt at Islamic appeasement. Islamic “extremism” is still Islamic “extremism”.
Unless all so-called Muslim “extremists” have denounced the concept of Jihad against nonbelievers then the war on terror continues. We know from the 9/11 Commission Report that untold thousands of Jihadists recruits were trained at Al Qaeda training camps. Are these Jihadists all dead? If not, they are still a clear and present danger to all non-Muslims. Finally, the very idea that former potential Jihadists have an opportunity for “legitimate Islamism” betrays a very disturbing lack of knowledge about Islam.
The American government does not dictate what is and is not Islam. Only the Koran and how it is interpreted by Muslims dictates what Islam is. The literal interpretation of the Koran as long taught by and to so-called “extremists” will not change simply because the Obama administration wishes it to be true. As long as Islamic Jihadists live on this Earth we, the people, must be ever vigilant against the threat to our very lives.
Here are my prior articles on Islamic Jihad
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