Opinion written by George McClellan:
On this fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, nothing has changed except all the players have grown older but not wiser. Make no mistake, 9/11 was an Islamic declaration of war on Western culture and America in particular. Then, we suffered a paroxysm of unity. Islam uses terror as their best tactic because terror spreads fear, uncertainty and indecision, human traits that finally coalesce into acceptance and submission to Islam. That’s the end game. Peace is not in their battle plan.
Our current boogyman is ISIS, a spin off of al-Qaida. The first “I” in ISIS stands for Islamic. Islam is not territory except what it can occupy and hold. it has no infrastructure, no international banking system (except Obama’s) and no authority except what comes off the pages of the Koran, out of the barrel of a gun or the sharp edge of a knife slitting a throat.
Here is their mission statement: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] 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 so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” Believe it folks, they are coming to get us!
Since 9/11, we are deliberately “not wiser.” Our political leadership still ignores the Islamic threat pressing down on us and they still insist that islam is a religion of peace. Tell that to the 9/11 victims. Even after outrages at Ft. Hood, San Bernardino, Orlando and other places, our current president still insists that derogatory comments made against Islam, his favorite religion, is Islamophobic and constitutes hate thought in violation of federal hate crimes statues.
So, here we are fifteen years after Al-Qaida committed the world’s worst terrorist atrocity, directly focused on America at New York, Washington DC and a farm field in Pa., and nothing has changed. The dire threat posed by Islam, through terrorism, still casts a long shadow over international affairs, western culture, our inalienable rights, and our daily lives.
The threat will remain with us for decades. The loss of territory by ISIS does not mark its demise because the spread of Islam, by Jihadism, through terrorism, is and has always been, an idea that, like a cancer virus unchecked, spreads through the body politic infecting our daily lives, our culture as well as the minds of our young people. We are our own worst enemy!
Christian churches are in decline because the churches have signed on to the Left’s political dogma that insists Islam is a religion of peace and should be respected. Even high leaders in the Catholic Church are telling parishioners that they must extend the hand of friendship to our muslim brothers and show them they are welcome and we mean them no harm. Well, they better grasp both hands when they do because one will be holding that sharp knife.
Until people in the West wake up and demand our leaders oppose even the idea of Islamic supremacism, our fears will continue to be realized. If we come to believe, like Obama wants us to, that western civilization is not worth defending, then we will continue to lose our freedoms. As Jihadist terror strikes its fear into nonbelievers, and stealth jihadists infiltrate and infects all levels of government and private enterprise, we will remain at great risk of subjugation.
It’s sad! Here we are fifteen years later and we’re still in purposeful denial. How do we kill an inferior ideology with guns and bombs? How can muslims be permitted dual membership in a society that is a Constitutional Republic? One does not invite criminals to move into one’s country without pledging allegiance. Europe has allowed another political system, Shariah Law,