“The further back one looks, the further forward one can see”- Sir Winston Churchill.
Islam and the Artichoke
The moderate Muslim next door, is just an ISIS murderer in training.
By de Andréa, Opinion Editorialist
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Published June 22, 2015
There is no doubt what Christianity is. It is Yahshua in Aramaic or Jesus in English. That is what is at the core of Christianity right up front, right in the open, no vail or mystery, it is clear what Christianity is from the get-go, a belief that Yahshua or Jesus is the Son of the living God the creator of the universe. And through Him You will have eternal life. Simple, straight forward, no nonsense, no confusion.
And then there is Islam. Shrouded in mystery and deception, multi-leveled. It’s like the first time you ate an artichoke looking for the vegetable under all those thorny sticker leaves not realizing that the leaves themselves are actually part of the beginning of the eatable vegetable and are hiding what is really inside, but yes, it is’ just the beginning. And what is really at the core or center of the artichoke is prickly and disgustingly uneatable, but you continue, and finally you discover the stem and the base or heart of the prickly flower then it’s too late you are hooked. You have been converted, you are an artichoke believer. You have been transformed. Like the artichoke, Islam is mysterious thorny and seductive. But at its core, is the disgusting prickly part that isn’t seen when one is first introduced to it.
If this prickly center part was the first part of the artichoke that one saw, one would likely throw it in the garbage. But because of ignorance you are deceived and lured to pulling at the leaves. It’s progressive from the outside fringes.
After some of its quarter of a million Muslims have headed to join ISIS in Syria, The Canadian Province of Quebec decided the answer to the prickly part if Islam was a $2 million anti-radicalization center headed by a so-called specialist in cultural sensitivity but absolutely and totally ignorant about Islam and the artichoke typifying the ignorance of the West. If you’re about to be beheaded by a masked ISIS Jihadist, a specialist in cultural sensitivity training isn’t going to help you very much.
Willfully ignorant and deceived Western governments nevertheless keep rolling out their culturally sensitive approaches to fighting ISIS. Trying to turn the Artichoke into an Orchid.
We even train the bad guys to fight the bad guys. No matter who wins, what you have left are the bad guys. So what does our ignorant deceived stuck on stupid governments do then? Well train more bad guys to fight those’ bad guys. And so on until all that is left are…well…bad guys!
The key element in Obama’s strategy for fighting ISIS isn’t the F-15E Strike Eagle, it’s a deceptive Twitter account run by a terrorists Muslim Brotherhood jihadist who makes false claims to “Counter Violent Extremism” by presenting so-called moderate Islamists like terrorist Al Qaeda as positive role models for the Islamic State’s social media supporters. The prickly part of course is kept hidden.
Seventy five percent of planes flown in combat missions against ISIS simply go through the motions of combat and return without even engaging the enemy, and the culturally sensitive ‘State Department’ Twitter account has also racked up over 5,000 tweets and zero kills. You’re not going to change’ the prickly part of Islam or the artichoke. It must instead be destroyed.
Cultural sensitivity hasn’t exactly set Iraq on fire in fighting ISIS and de-radicalization programs here start from the false premise that there is a wide gap between a so-called moderate still on the fringes and an Islamic so-called extremist who espouses prickly Islam.
Smiling news anchors daily recite new stories about a teenager from Kentucky, Boston or Manchester getting “radicalized” and joining ISIS to the bafflement of his parents, mosque and community.
And who is to blame for all this mysterious radicalization? Is it the parents? Naw. It certainly can’t be the warm fuzzy moderate local mosque with its stock pile of Jihadist CDs and DVDs being dispensed from under the table teaching jihad and beheading, could it?
The attorney for the family of Usaama Rahim, the Muslim terrorist who plotted to behead Pamela Geller, claims that his radicalization came as a “complete shock” to his parents. Either his parents are deaf dumb and blind or they are also Jihadists.
The culturally insensitive truth’ about so-called Islamic ‘radicalization’ is that all Muslims are radicals and terrorists jihadists it is just a matter of time, it is incremental. A moderate Muslim is just an ISIS Murderer in training.
There is no peaceful Islam. Instead of two sharply divided groups as advertised, peaceful Islam and a hijacked extremist Islam -- there is instead a progressive spectrum of acceptable terrorism that Muslims are lured into. Islamic Jihad is at the core of Islam.
Muslim institutions have different places on that spectrum depending on their allegiances and tactics, but the process of radicalization is rarely a sharp break from the past for any except new converts to Islam.
The latest tragic victim of radicalization is Munther Omar Saleh; a Muslim man living in New York City who allegedly plotted to use a Tsarnaev-style pressure cooker bomb in a major landmark such as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Saleh claimed to be following orders from ISIS. Media coverage of the Saleh arrest drags out the old clichés about how unexpected this sudden radicalization was, but what appears to be his father’s social media account shows support for the terrorist group Hamas. An artichoke by any other name is still an artichoke.
Despite the ignorantly deceived and enabling media’s insistence on describing the Muslim Brotherhood as a moderate organization, it has multiple terrorist arms, including Hamas, Hisbala, al- Qaida, ISIS and most allof the mujahedeen, and its views on non-Muslims run the gamut from the violent to the genocidal beheaders.
A year after Obama’s Cairo speech and his outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood, its
Supreme Guide announced that the United States will soon be destroyed, urged violent terrorist attacks against the United States and “raising a jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies pursue life.”
Radicalization or Jihadism isn’t transformational; it’s surruptishis and incremental. And, it’s inevitable.
It’s the Pakistani kid down the block deciding that instead of joining the Muslim Students Association and then CAIR to build Islamist political structures in America, he should just cut to the chase and kill a few cops to begin taking over America now. Radicalization is the moderate Imam who stops putting on an act for PBS and the local politicians and moves to Yemen where he openly recruits terrorists to attack America instead of doing it covertly at his mosque in Virginia.
Radicalization is the teenage Muslim girl who forgets about marrying her Egyptian third cousin and bringing him and his fifty relatives to America and goes to join ISIS as a Caliphate brood mare instead.
It’s not pacifism giving way to violence. Instead it’s an impatient shift from tactical stealth infiltrating actions meant to eventually make Islam supreme in America over many generations, to immediate bloody gratification. ISIS is promising the Caliphate and the apocalypse now. No more waiting. No more lying. You can have it today. KILL THE INFIDEL
Radicalization does not go from zero to sixty. It speeds up from sixty to seventy.
It builds on elements that are already there in the Quran, in the mosque and the household. The term “extremism” implicitly admits that what we are talking about is not a complete transformation, but the logical extension of existing Islamic beliefs taught in the Quran and the Hadith and put into action.
The slope that leads from Qaradawi’s cartoon rage to trying to behead Pamela Geller, pictured at right, and her cartoon contests isn’t a slippery one; it’s a vertical waterfall. And this is what radicalization really looks like. It doesn’t mean moderates turning extreme. It means extremists becoming more extreme. And there’s always room for extremists to become more extreme.
In the UK, Baroness Warsi, Cameron’s biggest mistake, blamed Muslim radicalization on the government’s refusal to engage with… radicals. Or as she put it, “It is incredibly odd and incredibly worrying that over time more and more individuals, more and more organizations are considered by the government to be beyond the pale and therefore not to be engaged with.” The reason why the government is refusing to “engage” with these organizations is that they support terrorism in one form or another. Warsi is proposing that the UK fight radicalization by mainstreaming it.
Mainstreaming extremism is also Obama’s jihadi policy. It’s the logic behind nearly every Western diplomatic move in the Middle East from the Israel-PLO peace process to the Brotherhood’s Arab Spring. And these disasters only created destabilization and more Islamic terrorism.
The Muslim teenagers headed to join ISIS did not come out of a vacuum or the Vatican. They came from mosques and families that normalized some degree of Islamic Supremacism and viewed some Muslim terrorists as heroes and role models.
It’s time for Western governments to admit that the ISIS Jihadist is more the product of his parents and his teachers than of social media Jihadis on YouTube and Twitter.
Radicalization doesn’t begin with a sheikh on social media. It begins in the Quran, it begins at home. It begins in the mosque. It just ends with ISIS.
Stage Zero: Totally Clueless About Islam
Stage one: Stealth Jihad
When Muslims numbers are too weak to fight they promote peace and tolerance outwardly, never inwardly, they practice Taqiyyah, they prepare for Jihad behind the scenes, they claim victim status and seek special privileges for Islam.
Stage Two: Defensive Jihad
When Muslims are strong enough fight but not strong enough to subjugate the unbelievers they terrorize their enemies murder critics and look for excuses to attack other groups.
Stage Three: Offensive Jihad
When Muslims are in the majority they violently subjugate all non-Muslims they strive to expand their political dominion and they rid all Muslim lands of all non-Muslims
THE BOTTOM LINE: So what stage of Jihad is American in? Answer… Well… some Americans are in Stage Zero and are clueless, but America is actually in Stage One of Stealth Jihad pulling off the leaves of the artichoke. Most of Europe is in Stage Two, discovering the prickly part. And Most of the Middle East and North Africa, is in Stage Three, too late, they are now controlled by the seduction of the edible stem and the base of the artichoke of ISIS and the cruel barbaric World Nation of Islam. The Ummah!
The germination of Islam has been going on for more than 1400 years and is as predictable as the artichoke. It will never change and become an orchid.
The only way to stop the prickly part of the Artichoke, is to destroy the whole plant.
And the biggest deception of all…it’s in the stem and the delicious base or heart of the artichoke. It’s below the prickly part which hides it. Disguised as Gabriel the angel --- is Satan, called Allah, the demonic god of Islam…
Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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