300 SOF advisors. Refusing to take the fight to the enemy. An enemy that looks like an LIP.
The differences are negligable. The enemy in Viet Nam was communism. We were attempting to stop the spread of communism.
The differences in the enemy are stark and definable. The enemy in Iraq will murder indiscriminately without compunction or remorse and for no reason other than you have a different view of the same ridiculous belief system. Communists killed to instill fear and insure compliance. Radical islamists kill because they like it.
Jun 19, 2014 09:22 pm | Robert Spencer
Is anyone in the Obama Administration concerned about how Elibiary is giving aid and comfort to the enemy? Or does that not matter because he is that most sought-after of men, the “moderate Muslim” (at least ostensibly), and so (like Major Nidal Malik Hasan (who was the even more coveted “Muslim military man”), nothing that […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:49 pm | Robert Spencer
This ISIS video, once again slickly produced, features English-speaking jihadists calling Muslims to wage jihad, copiously quoting Qur’an and appealing to Islamic doctrine. It would be refreshing if Muslim spokesmen in the West who claim to reject this understanding of Islam explained how these Muslims were getting Islam wrong. But they won’t. Note that the […]
Jun 19, 2014 04:41 pm | Robert Spencer
Yesterday I was once again on the Peter Boyles Show on KNUS Denver for a full hour, discussing various aspects of the situation in Iraq. It was a wide-ranging and engrossing discussion.
Jun 19, 2014 04:25 pm | Robert Spencer
The murder of Nahid Almanea was heinous enough, and now Abu Rashash Britani is trying to compound its evil by calling for more attacks on innocent civilians. Has anyone inquired into who this person Abu Rashash Britani is, and where he learned his understanding of Islam? Or would such an inquiry in today’s Britain be […]
Jun 19, 2014 03:38 pm | Robert Spencer
This is “one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months” — Islamic jihadists worldwide are emboldened by the success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and by the weakness (and often outright support) that Barack Obama has given to Islamic supremacists and jihadists worldwide. They know that if they […]
Jun 19, 2014 02:23 pm | Robert Spencer
This story from the hopeless and ridiculous Daily Mail highlights the rap videos and the “‘fun’ of guerrilla war,” while making it obvious that the main thing that motivated these Muslims from the U.S. to join ISIS was the one thing the story discounts: their commitment to Islam. This piece, meanwhile, is easily the most […]
Jun 19, 2014 12:02 pm | Robert Spencer
The video above is in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, with fans holding up messages of support from around the world — including, apparently, North Carolina. We are constantly told that all the Muslims in the U.S. are supporters of pluralism and democracy, and eschew violent jihad and Sharia — and […]
Jun 19, 2014 11:32 am | Robert Spencer
Misbahuddin Ahmed’s statements are yet another indication of the practical consequences of Islam’s claims to constitute a global community (umma), the loyalty to which transcends all other loyalties. Imagine saying “You’ve got to look at it from their perspective.” about the Nazis as the Allied armies entered German territory in 1945. “Taliban had right to […]
Jun 19, 2014 11:01 am | Robert Spencer
Nowadays if you parrot the accepted establishment opinions, you can rise far and fast, and be hailed as a “respected scholar” even if you’re, well, dimwitted and arrogant. In particular, if you oppose America’s defense against the global jihad, hate Israel, love those who wish to destroy both the U.S. and Israel, and profess to […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:58 am | Robert Spencer
It’s a time-honored principle: when in Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And when in non-Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. This is the kind of thing that only happens in nations that have lost their confidence and their way, are vulnerable to any action of their […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:55 am | Robert Spencer
This week’s episode of the world’s challenging counter-jihad chatfest features, first of all, the show’s elusive eponymous host, back in the saddle again and looking tanned, rested and ready after another in a seemingly endless series of odd and willful disappearances. As always, he features some of the world’s premier counter-jihadists: this week, Daniel Greenfield […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:50 am | Raymond Ibrahim
Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a way of “getting even” with those women who dared to celebrate the presidential victory of Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi—the former army chief who overthrew Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt. On June 8, when tens of thousands of Egyptians congregated in […]