Skip to comments.The U.S., the U.K. and Canada in Jihad Denial
Posted on 06/30/2014 5:01:32 AM PDT by SJackson
The U.S., the U.K. and Canada in Jihad Denial
Posted By Robert Spencer On June 27, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 221 Comments
Former CIA officer John Maguire revealed this week that the CIA was blindsided by the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now controls so much of Syria and Iraq and has designs on a great deal more territory. Maguire attributed the CIAs underestimating of ISILs threat to The Companys reduced presence in Iraq: This is a glaring example of the erosion of our street craft and our tradecraft and our capability to operate in a hard place. The U.S. taxpayer is not getting their moneys worth.
But that isnt the whole story. Another reason why the CIA was completely surprised by ISILs advance was because the Obama Administration has so thoroughly deemphasized the jihad threat, and loudly and repeatedly proclaimed that al Qaeda was the only jihad group and was, for its part, on the ropes. ISIL, an offshoot of al Qaeda in a country where Obama was in a hurry to declare victory and get out was unlikely to be the focus of sustained or serious analysis.
The willful ignorance is all-pervasive. It is a fundamental dogma of our age that the overwhelming majority of Muslims in Western countries are enthusiastic democratic pluralists who reject and abhor not only jihad terrorism, but the elements of Sharia that are at variance with otherwise universally held principles of human rights. This dogma keeps running up against the buzz-saw of reality, but that never seems to make a difference to authorities.
And so it was this week that the UKs Daily Mail noted that the Metropolitan Polices Assistant Commissioner, Cressida Dick, said of Britains Muslim communities that there were many cases where warning signs about extremists were not brought to the attention of authorities. She also indicated some Muslims were too accepting of radical views, saying it was the polices greatest challenge to make them wholly hostile to violent extremism.
How could this be? After all, a core assumption of British intelligence and law enforcement officials is that Muslim communities on the Sceptered Isle unambiguously oppose violent extremism, except, of course, for that pesky and ever-present tiny minority of extremists. So why were Muslims sometimes not bringing potential jihadis to the attention of authorities? Of course the obvious reason for this, and for why some Muslims in Britain are too accepting of radical views, is because they agree with those radical views and consider them to be authentic Islam. But that prospect is so horrifying in its implications that British officials do not dare face it.
Indeed, it is virtually universally accepted that Islam is inherently peaceful, and that only the extremists who misunderstand it (and vicious Islamophobes) think otherwise. So it was that at the University of Calgary, university officials ignored a professors warnings about potential jihadists on campus after all, such a suggestion is Islamophobic, is it not?
A Muslim from Calgary, Farah Mohamed Shirdon, is in Iraq waging jihad with ISIL, and a former University of Calgary professor, Aaron Hughes, is saying that he tried to warn university officials that something like this was in the offing.
Hughes said: I was very much bothered by the conservative nature of the Muslim student body. I was definitely aware of the potential for radicalization on campus. That is another venue in which potential radicalization could occur, so not just at mosques, but also on campus. However, I had been mentioning the conservative nature of these students and the university; they just werent interested in it.
These conservative students annoyed Hughes by refusing to accept his understanding of Islam: They made teaching Islam from an objective perspective very difficult because they knew what the real Islam was. Of course they didnt. Or maybe they did, but Hughes, assured of the fact that Islam was a Religion of Peace, was certain that they were actually ignorant of their own religion, no matter how dedicated to it they were.
University officials, in any case, disregarded Hughess warnings. Jihadis on campus? Inconceivable! Islam is a Religion of Peace!
Even terrorism may be peaceful nowadays. Mohamed Hassan Hersi, a Muslim in Toronto who has been convicted of trying to join the jihad terror group al Shabaab, was only engaged, according to his lawyer, in non-violent terrorism.
Non-violent terrorism? The phrase is as stupid and devoid of content as another popular term these days, moderate Islamist.
The world is in flames because of Islamic jihad. Will those flames finally burn away the all-blanketing fog of disinformation, misinformation, and willful ignorance concerning the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat? Perhaps. But there is no telling how much else will be burned away along with it.
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If we don’t id it as a problem, it won’t be a problem I guess is what is happening.
razor shortage in the Middle East
I was listening to Spencer this morning on the Monica Crowley show while driving to the gym. Hearing him describe the extent to which these jihaidis have infiltrated the Obama administration was just chilling.
That’s because obama IS a moslem extremist
The United States is so dumb, that we can’t tell when we are in a war and under attack. Perhaps we will smarten up some day....
The willful ignorance is all-pervasive....
It goes beyond willful ignorance; the Soros Administration is facilitating the establishment of the World Caliphate. Just last month, while standing in the Rose Garden, he laid the USA at the islamonazis’ feet in tribute. (See my tagline.)
You are essentially correct, but perhaps this is more accurate?
Perhaps we the government will smarten up some day..................... It won’t happen under her Highness, our anointed Queen in 2016.
>The United States government is so dumb, that we cant tell when we are in a war and under attack.<
US Government thinking is totally controlled by political correctness when dealing with Islam.
They didn't "infiltrate" - they were 'installed' - under our noses and in our faces and the media ignored those of us who sounded the alarm.
The media and the willing politicians will come to understand that THEY are still INFIDELS in the eyes of those they have allowed to run rampant.
Nothing but 'useful Infidels"
God help us all - Looks like Russia and Israel were aware and are stepping up to the plate. While the "WON" is probably doing whirling dervish victory dances in the private quarters.
US, Canada and England may soon realize - when blood runs in the streets - - that they have long ago let the muzzie Trojan Horse inside they gates 50 y ears ago - and they have been deliberately following instruction to breed like rabbits - providing a now 2-3 decades of now adult jihardists, just waiting for the word.
NO ONE LISTENED to those who sounded the alarm - due to their GREATEST weapon: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.