...the Obama Administration has refused to associate terrorists attacking America with Islam. Administration officials have spent four years speaking of particular terrorists at home and abroad as isolated "extremists," even when Islamist terrorist connections ... were readily traceable.You can't win against an enemy you are unwilling to acknowledge, and your culture cannot prevail against an aggressive, virulent, totalitarian philosophy if you will not even allow your defense officials, analysts, and security specialists to apply useful terms in the process of discussing that philosophy.
The Administration has also expressly disavowed the use of terms like "Islamism," "radical Islam," and "jihad." ... terrorist attacks themselves have been rechristened by the Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, "man-caused disasters" and military campaigns against their perpetrators "in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and around the globe" relabeled by the Defense Department "overseas contingency operations."This failure to recognize an enemy is bad enough, in and of itself, but it is compounded by the inclusion in our government of those who have demonstrated their committment to overthrowing it. In his article, Mandel cites case after case where our own government has appointed advisors, spokesmen, and representatives from among the ranks of those sworn to elevate Islam over democracy. This is without precedent in our history. It is as if, in World War Two, we had allowed members of the German National Socialist Party to dictate to our War Department what terms it could use to describe them, and veto power over the training materials we developed to combat them.
Lincoln, in quoting the Bible, reminded Americans that a house divided will not stand. Even less likely to stand is the house that shelters under its own roof those determined to destroy it. And make no mistake; that is exactly what confronts us now. Don't take my word for it. Read for yourself how the Muslim Brotherhood has chosen to describe the "civilization jihad" against the west.
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the 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 Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. […] It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is…The most frequent response, when I mention these matters, is from people who assure me that, "Not every Muslim is a terrorist." Nobody is saying that they are. Nobody said that every German was a NAZI, either. What must be said though, is that Islam provides justification for attacks against unbelievers, and that the weight of its theology is against us. There are Muslims calling for reform and denouncing terrorism but they are in the minority, and they are swimming against the current of their tradition. Islamic law provides ample material to refute their calls, labeling reform as blasphemous.
I wish the reformers well, but if their efforts meet with any success, it will be in spite of, not because of, the incorporation in our government of those who would, if given the opportunity, place them at the top of their kill list.