By Nancy Thorner & Bonnie O'Neil -
If asked to respond to a poll question about what you consider the most serious issue facing American citizens, what would be your reply?
Unfortunately, in a nation that is burdened with a multitude of pressing problems and issues, deciding which is the most troubling might prove to be a difficult choice. However, those who have spent time studying Islamic terrorism in countries like Syria, Iraq, and Iran, countries that promote terrorism, see the threat of radical Islam and a Muslim caliphate to be the most serious issue of today.
An estimated 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, including 3.3 million here in America, are familiar with the term “caliphate," but the majority of Americans know little about its origin, what it entails, and the danger it poses to our country and American families, largely because the media largely ignores the problem.
Muslim groups dismiss the subject of a caliphate, claiming it is of no consequence or danger to them, but it is impossible to know if and when Muslim extremists are being truthful. Why? Because a key doctrine in orthodox Islam is “aqiyya,” a term which allows Muslims to lie, mislead, and deceive (aka dissimulation) in order to defend the individual Muslim or Islam itself. Consequently, many Islamists who appear to be "moderates" turn out to be "radicals" after all. Therefore, rather than depend upon rhetoric, America must closely examine facts and actions.
Jihad can take many forms when subjects such as politics, finance, propaganda, physical violence and acts of terror can be justified when the cause is for Islamic jihad. That is how "violent jihadis" (throat slitting, shootings, beheadings, and bombings) are justified, as is "financial jihadis" (financing violent jihadi efforts), and "political jihad" (promoting so-called "hate speech" legislation prohibiting people with facts from exposing the truth regarding Islam). It is likely that many of those who claim to be "moderates” in truth practice one or more of these types of jihad.
Particularly troubling is the caliphate and those who promote it. In Islamic history, the caliphate was viewed as a just leadership that facilitated the practice of the faith. The caliph was the political leader who led an empire and was viewed as the successor to the Prophet Muhammad. This model was disbanded in the early 20th century and replaced by a version which is practiced in different ways depending upon how literal the leader decides to interpret Sharia.
The last caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, sold non-Muslim girls as sex slaves, some as young as twelve. Men raped and enslaved non-Muslim women as a reward for fighting and spreading Islam. That is still practiced within pockets of specific Muslim extremist groups.
The Caliphate Curve
There is a term called the “caliphate curve.” It is based on how quickly an Islamic group wants to achieve the ultimate caliphate. ISIS is at the extreme end of the curve, as it embraces torture, murder, and rapes; practices ethnic cleansing; and condones sexual slavery of non-Muslims. Much of this happened during the last caliphate and was considered acceptable behavior. On the other end of the curve is the Muslim Brotherhood. This Muslim group has chosen to bring in the caliphate gradually over time using more modern political methods. However, the Muslims' ultimate goal is to conquer the World for Islam and complete the caliphate.
No matter where a Muslim group chooses to be within the caliphate curve, they all agree the World, including the United States, must be ruled by Muslims under Islamic law. If that should happen, it would be the end of freedom and equal rights and the beginning of enslaving men and women to their Islamic extreme religious concept.
The World has seen evidence of this extremism through the actions of those who practice an intense version of the caliphate. Sunni Muslims may disagree with Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s worldview and in so doing can expect retaliation. That was demonstrated in a recent massacre of Iraqi soldiers who were moderate Syrian rebels. Countries like Jordan and Saudi Arabia are concerned about the more strict interpretation of the caliphate being advanced in their nation, as both these countries are considered moderate Muslims nations and want to remain as such.
It is important for the free World to begin speaking out more strongly against the dangers of those who are already practicing an extreme version of Islam. Treating terrorism as isolated attacks by fanatics must cease! Terrorist acts rooted in Islamic extremism are but precursors to what the World can expect, unless leaders from all freedom loving countries begin to educate their citizens as to the nature of radical Islam and understand who practices it. Only through this awareness can tactics be developed to eliminate the danger to peaceful people.
It is perplexing why so many of our World leaders continually condone and/or minimize the barbaric acts associated with groups who admit their end goal is to impose a government that takes away everyone's rights. Basically, the caliphate is not much different in practice to that of Communism. Each deprives subjects their rights and ultimate freedom.
The consequences of reduced fertility rates in much of world
A top Iman, Sheikh Muhammad Ayed, recently spoke at the l-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem saying that the Muslim immigrants were being accepted in Europe only because they were needed as a source of labor. He went on to say the migrants should use the crisis to breed with European citizens and thus conquer their countries by trampling them underfoot, Allah willing.
Sheikh Muhammad Ayed has tapped into a truism. People are living longer and having less children. There were warnings that the World was being over-populated. These factors caused a new problem and the consequences is that much of the world — especially most developed countries — have fallen below the "replacement" fertility rate. For instance Italy’s fertility rate is now about 1.3. America's total fertility rate is around 1.9 babies per woman, a historic low, but near the replacement rate of 2.1. Women need to average two babies for the population size to be stable.
There is hypocrisy in a new White House report on why low-skill men have been dropping out of the labor force. The main conclusion is that labor-force dropout is due primarily to a decline in the availability of low-skill jobs. This is at odds with what the administration has been claiming for years, that the U.S. must have guest workers and amnesty for illegal immigrants in part because of “a lack of available workers” for low-skill jobs in industries such as agriculture and food service.
Ignoring borders presents problems as foreign workers’ bring with them a different culture which can clash with the host country. To avoid serious issues, France has allowed migrants to develop “No Go Zones” where Muslim immigrants have taken over entire blocks by driving out French citizens. Shockingly, these areas are often hostile to the French, causing police to avoid the area. Instead of attempting to assimilate, radicals show their ingratitude by killing Frenchmen in terrifying massacres. While all Muslims are not violent, it is troubling that they do not report those who are.
A few Frenchmen are beginning to speak the truth, such as Alexis Brezet who wrote in Le Figaro: "Merah, Charlie, Bataclan , Magnanville, and now Nice. How long before our eyes are opened? How many wild attacks, indiscriminate massacres before our leaders admit that Islamist fanaticism initiated a fight to the death against our country and our civilization?”
Political correctness guides this nation
America can no longer condone “political correctness” from its citizens. We risk inviting the same horrendous tragedies we see in Europe. Our leaders must identify and address the growing problem of Muslim extremism. President Obama is adverse to stating the extent Islamic radical ideology is growing; calling obvious Muslim terror attacks "workplace violence.” He may have good reasons for downplaying the tragedies, but doing so has created problems. Citizens have neglected to report suspicious circumstances which might have prevented the slaughter of innocent people by radicals.
Muslims plan to take over major cities such as Alexandria, Constantine, Jerusalem, Athens, Delhi, as well as in America, not through traditional wars or even jihad, but through colonization. That is a concern as we witness the mass migration of immigrants throughout Europe and realize our current administration committed to a plan that will immediately resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees here and potentially 85,000 overall.
It is understandable why American citizens are concerned. Consider Dearborn, Michigan where the Muslim population has now grown to over 40 percent, resulting in clashes as most refuse to assimilate. An example of the increasing tensions happened when Muslims began throwing rocks at a group who were holding up Christian signs. The Dearborn police did not arrest the perpetrators, later claiming they did not have sufficient police force to do so. This sounds familiar, as they reflect what is happening in European cities where Muslim populations also refused to assimilate. Many believe this issue is what influenced the Brexit vote. The English see the problems and want to secure their borders. We have the same concerns, which may influence the upcoming presidential election.
In addition to the increased tension resulting from the refusal of Muslims to assimilate, most Americans would be shocked to hear that tax money is being spent in Michigan for a Muslim male to support four wives. Watch this video to view this untenable situation.
Why the November, 2016, election is so important?
President Obama has allowed thousands of unvetted Muslims to come to America, and Hillary wants to bring in one million more, even though it is impossible to discern whether they have ties to terrorists. FBI Director James Comey warned that ISIS has very quickly morphed into a "chaotic spider web" within the US, and young Muslim men are being radicalized within all our states. The current administration has been dangerously slow in understanding the full extent of this threat to us.
Our forefathers wisely initiated immigration laws for the safety of our people and security of our country. The law states immigrants must pledge their allegiance to America, assimilate into our culture, and obey our laws. Muslim immigrants have not been required to comply with these basic requirements, because their religion embraces every facet of their lives and some conflict with our customs and laws.
Liberals have been quick to criticize Donald Trump for calling attention to the border crisis. However, it is an issue that cannot be avoided and one that our new president must aggressively address. Terrorism is a serious problem, as is ISIS and the Islamic caliphate. Our government has a duty to adequately respond to these threats and dangers, with all the power invested to them by our system of laws.