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Sunday, January 22, 2006

War on Terror or Holy War?

Depends which side you're on. Most Americans view the war in Iraq and the war on terror as something new. What we are facing is a spread or escalation of jihad. This is not a new phenomenon. It has been active for centuries. As Americans we need to get educated so that we can properly identify and defend against this threat. How many Americans are aware that Osama bin Laden declared war against America back in 1998? "We -- with God's help -- call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it."

Below is part of a comment I posted in response to The Officers' Club:

We have to know our enemy in order to hold any hope of defeating him. To that end I'm currently reading Walid Phares' "Future Jihad". It's a real eye-opener of an education. This war that we are engaged in has been going on for centuries and as such will not simply go away of its own accord. The only peaceful solution to this global conflict according to the radicals' doctrine is for us all to convert to their corrupted version of Islam. Not interested, thanks. But knowing the enemy's goal unmasks Osama's latest "truce offering" for what it truly is: he wants a breather to regroup. He will then take up the Jihad again once he is ready and conditions are in his favor. For any who doubt that I suggest you educate yourselves - Phares' book is a good place to start.

If you haven't been reading the OC, start!

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