It’s troubling Jihad Denial Syndrome is so common among our government, media, academia and the public at large.
Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York points this out in her article “Islamists Media Jihad.”
Dr. Ahmed, born in United Kingdom to Pakistani parents, has little difficulty speaking out. According to Dr. Ahmed, “American journalists bend over backward to treat Muslims in a positive way, even to ludicrous extremes resulting in terrorists being called “militants” even when they are on U.S. government terror watch lists, and any open criticism of radical Islam has typically been treated as Islamophobia.”
Even Tom Brokow of NBC News, on “Meet the Press,” April 21st, suggested Americans need to beef up their awareness and start viewing Muslims from a different perspective. The efficacy in understanding Muslims’ intentions towards Americans is of greater importance. Of course he said it better, “I think for all of us. With the death of Osama bin Laden, Islamic rage did not go away. In fact, in some ways it’s more dangerous….There’s a lot we still need to know about what motivates Muslims ….there has to be more vigilance obviously.”
Eradication of what Guy Rodgers calls “Jihad Denial Syndrome” by vigilant U. S. citizens forcing the Obama’s administration to become more accountable is the only way to diminish future jihadist attacks in America.
This message rings loud and clear in Congressman Tom Cotton’s speech on April 25, 2013. The Blaze headlines read, “Rep’s Anti-Obama Speech on the House Floor Is Spreading Fast” as reported by Jonathon M. Seidl:
Freshman Congressman Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered some thought-provoking comments on terrorism and the Obama administration on Wednesday during a speech on the House floor. “In barely four years,” he said, “five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama.”
But he wasn’t done there: “In the over seven years after 9/11 under George W. Bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the United States?” He added, “Zero!” We need to ask, ‘Why is the Obama Administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the United States?’”
“I rise today to express grave doubts about the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs,” said the freshman congressman from Arkansas.
“Counterterrorism is often shrouded in secrecy, as it should be, so let us judge by the results. In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and in my own state, the Little Rock recruiting office shooter.
As Congressman Tom Cotton points out, counterterrorism should be kept confidential. We know of five jihadists reaching their targets during the Obama’s watch. How many more will there be if we continue immigrating Muslims, of which, are coming from countries determined on destroying America.
Was it not Obama, who by executive order permitted 80,000 Muslims to immigrate to the United States by 2011? Does this not make counterterrorism harder to maintain? Yet, this is exactly what he did as reported by Dr. Paul L. Williams in the Examiner on October 24, 2010:
President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants, mostly from Islamic countries, to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011. Mr. Obama says the increase in Muslim immigrants “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.”
Why would the president who browbeats Americans about the Federal government having separation of church and state is now advocating one religion consistently over all the others.
First it was we had no choice but to build the mosque at Ground Zero in New York, now it is a certain ethnic segment is getting preferential treatment over all other Americans which could destroy our social net: health care, unemployment, food stamps, and welfare because there is no budget to accept these people.
Williams’ quandary only sheds doubt surrounding Obama and his administration’s support towards Muslim immigrants, especially when their Islamic religion reveals hatred towards non-Muslins and Americans.
Even Senator Marco Rubio reflects such an opinion. He is entertaining the idea of not granting visas to Muslim students who come from countries plotting against Americans.
As reported by Annie-Rose Strasser of Think Progress on Apr 24, 2013: “Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday suggested, given the attack on Boston carried out by two immigrants, he would consider barring young foreign Muslims from getting student visas to come to the United States.”
Strasser further indicates, “Even some members of Congress, along with conservative political spokespeople, have said the attack underlines Islam as a religion of violence, or Muslim communities have influenced violent jihad. In fact, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was kicked out of his mosque for using violent Islamic rhetoric.”
Another update on April 25th by Fox News Reporter, Martha MacCallum further substantiated Senator Rubio stance on this issue.
He suggested “We need to be open to changes which provide more security….I am saying if there are indicators people are coming from parts of the world where dangerous people are living and plotting against us it should be a factor determining whether we allow them to come here.”
Even Fox News reported statements made by Robert Beckel, which came after it was revealed two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were Muslim brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Chechen origin who carried out the attack.
The headline “No more Muslim students in America, demands Fox News pundit” was reported by Fox News on Tuesday, April 23, 2013: Media pundit from Fox News, Mr. Robert Beckel, claimed “American authorities should stem influx of Muslim students from around the world” which was aired during Monday evening broadcast.
During the show, host Robert ‘Bob’ Beckel branded Muslim communities around the world as anti-American: ‘We know now. There has been enough research done. The bottom line: In the Muslim communities around the world, they do not like us. They recruit people from poor areas and they try to turn them into terrorists. We’re going to have to cut off Muslim students from coming into this country for some period of time, so we can at least absorb what we’ve got, look at what we’ve got, and decide whether some of the people here should be gone, sent back home or sent to prison.”
As controversial as it may seem, Muslim jihadist activities still exists promoting further attacks towards Americans. As reported by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani on Islamic Supreme Council Jihadist Network Today in his article, “The Globalization of Jihad: From Islamist Resistance to War Against the West” substantiating such behavior:
The infrastructure of al-Qaeda has not been destroyed, but shattered into a thousand smaller pieces. Its leaders do not despair at this turn of events, rather they rejoice because the fragments of their global terrorist network still operated in countries around the world and are still capable of inflicting serious damage in those regions. Though al-Qaeda’s collective power is diminished, the number of targets demanding the West’s attention has increased.
Moreover, the war on terrorism has spawned many new anti-Western groups and organizations throughout the Muslim world. The leaders of al-Qaeda are reaching out to these groups and providing money, logistics and other support.
However, al-Qaeda is not necessarily trying to bring them into its own organizational structure. Rather, it has learned the value of a decentralized network.
The situation today is even more dangerous than it was before. Al-Qaeda presented the West with a single, if geographically diffused, target. Now, the West faces a myriad of new enemies, some of which it has yet to identify.
These smaller groups are able to act independently and the elimination of one often has little or no effect on those that remain.
With information like this, hopefully “Jihad Denial Syndrome” will start to become a thing of the past.
Guy Rodgers, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Tom Brokow, Dr. Paul L. Williams, Congressman Tom Cotton, Senator Marco Rubio and Robert Beckel are just a few who have worked at raising public awareness.
Some like Robert Beckel, Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio show exemplary courage when speaking out on controversial subjects. But they can’t do it alone. It is time for Americans to act, first by taking the blinkers off and getting rid of this “Jihad Denial Syndrome.” Then find your voices and speak out against Obama and his inefficiency.
Bob Beckel was not wrong when he implied “the need to cut off Muslim student visas [and Muslims immigration] from coming into this country.” His suggestion of counterterrorism activities towards these students “taking a look at what we’ve got, and deciding whether some who are here should be gone, sent back home or sent to prison” has been an oversight.
Now is the time to make Obama and his administration accountable in order to diminish Muslims impending threat of more jihadist attacks.
By Anna Gonzales,
Source: Jon Garrido News
Reference: Guy Rodgers, Executive Director of ACT for America; Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Associate Professor of Medicine at State University of New York; Tom Brokow of NBC News; Examiner—Dr. Paul L. Williams, American Journalist; Congressman Tom Cotton; Senator Marco Rubio; Robert Beckel of Fox News; The Blaze—Jonathon M. Seidl; Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani on Islamic Supreme Council Jihadist Network Today