On Friday I published an article in which I quoted from Rachel Ehrenfeld's article "It's Jihad, Stupid." My awareness of the article came from a recent Act for America Newsletter. The following is part of that newsletter. R.P. BenDedek Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Act for America
IT'S JIHAD, STUPID
Rachel Ehrenfeld was one of the pioneers in the West to warn about the threat from Jihad. An expert on all aspects of Jihad, but especially terrorism financing, Ms. Ehrenfeld has been targeted by powerful, moneyed interests in failed attempts to silence her.
The rest of us are fortunate that the brave Rachel Ehrenfeld continues to educate and inform the civilized world about the barbaric savages in our enemies' ranks.
It's Jihad, Stupid By Rachel Ehrenfeld ( The American Center for Democracy)
Statements made by U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, after ISIS released videos showing their beheading of photojournalist James Foley, revealed that both seem to suffer not only from severe shortsightedness, but also from an acute case of willful blindness.
While the President described the beheading as "an act of violence that shocks the conscience," Hagel announced: "Oh, this is beyond anything that we've seen." Really?
A cursory google search reveals similarly horrid images of jihadists beheading, stoning, stabbing, burning, lynching and other unimaginable forms of taking human lives by celebrating members of al Qaeda, al Shabab, ISIS, Hamas, and Hezbollah. ISIS's release of the video of James Foley's brutal murder was followed two days later with Hamas videos of summary executions in Gaza.
Yet, no American, European or other Western leader dared to identify the jihadist problem by its name.
Mr. Obama declared, "There has to be a clear rejection of these kind of nihilistic ideologies." But the ISIS's and other jihadists' ideology is not "nihilistic." Their ideology directs them to die while killing as many infidels as they can. The more they kill, the merrier will be their reward in heaven, they believe.
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