Two stories coming out in the same day show the growing danger of the influence of Islam within our own foolishly tolerant society. There are two dead soldiers today. Dead because there is no way to tell the difference between a radical jihadist and a so called “moderate” Muslim. Worse, however, is news that Islam’s influence has reached within the walls of the Pentagon itself. Thus guaranteeing Islam will become a greater influence within the ranks of our own military. Still think Sharia Law can’t happen here?
An Iraqi soldier has opened fire on American troops, killing two and wounding three others, US and Iraqi officials have said. The incident happened during a joint patrol in the north on 26 December, but fuller details have only now emerged. An Iraqi general said the patrol had come under fire from gunmen in the city of Mosul, but his soldier had “abused” the situation and shot the Americans. It is thought to be the first such case since the US-led invasion of 2003.
The US initially reported the deaths of Capt Rowdy Inman, 38, and Sgt Benjamin Portell, 27, as resulting from hostile small arms fire. But Iraqi general Mutaa al-Khazraji said: “They (the joint patrol) were attacked by gunmen and the (Iraqi) soldier abused the situation and killed the two soldiers.” He said the Iraqi serviceman had been “an insurgent infiltrator”. He was arrested and is being questioned. (BBC News)
Now who among us didn’t see this coming? The gods of multiculturalism have demanded, and now extracted, their sacrifice. You can rest assured it will not be the last one. So much for the conventional wisdom that believes that giving these people jobs and a chance at a free life will make them dedicated to the cause of a unified free Iraq. It appears they have a belief system that runs a little deeper than even their own self interest. Now what do you think that could be?
I have said before and will say again that religious beliefs run deeper than anything else in the human experience. People will do for a god what they would not even do for their families. They will even sacrifice their family members and themselves for the cause of their god. There must be within us who would resist them the courage to condemn a god that not only tolerates a perpetual war for world domination, but that actually demands it. That’s right, I said condemn a god!
I just got through watching senator, and presidential candidate, John McCain give a speech in New Hampshire. While giving this speech he had a group of men behind him. These men were World War 2 veterans. He constantly kept referring to their strength and resolve in the face of the monumental challenge of their lifetime when freedom was in jeopardy of being crushed at the hands of fascist idealism. Well the Japanese and Nazi fascists were nothing more than “johnny come latelies” in the history of oppression. They have nothing on 14 centuries of Islamic oppression. However, our ancestors did understand how to defeat such an enemy and, more importantly, they had the courage to implement tough measures to get them through the conflict.
One of those tough measures was to keep many Japanese Americans under guard at internment camps during the war. This has been, over time, a much maligned and controversial decision on the part of the “greatest generation.” But it did show that they understood that a multi ethnic society like the United States faces unique challenges when prosecuting a war. World War 2 was a war of survival, and they survived. They realized there was no foolproof way to discern the difference between a loyal Japanese American and a spy working on behalf of Japan. The War Department called for the discharge of all soldiers of Japanese ancestry from active service in early 1942. Even though some Japanese Americans did inevitably fight in the great war, they were generally forbidden from being involved in combat in the Pacific theater. Another tough decision. Another correct one as well.
So now I ask you: how do you tell a “moderate” Muslim, assuming for the sake of argument that such a thing even exists, from a jihadist? You know the answer to that. You don’t have any reliable method for doing so. It is a fatal flaw in the plan for Iraq’s unity. It is actually quite surprising that this hasn’t happened more often. But it has happened before, not by an Iraqi soldier, but an American one. Remember the story of Sgt. Asan Akbar from 2003?
Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division grappled with the notion Sunday that one of their own was apparently solely responsible for the morning’s gory grenade and rifle attack at a brigade headquarters here, killing a captain and injuring 15 others, including a brigade commander. The slain officer was identified as Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, originally of Williams Township, Pa. He was sleeping in his tent when the attack occurred.
Officers said the attacker apparently acted alone, and the suspect was identified as Sgt. Asan Akbar, 31, of the 326th Engineer Battalion. The Army released two Kuwaiti interpreters who were detained soon after the attack. Akbar, who is separated from his wife and has no children, has served with the Airborne’s 326th Engineering Battalion for four years. Fellow soldiers described him as a loner who was not particularly good at his job.
Akbar came to 2nd Platoon a year ago as a “rehabilitative transfer,” an Army term for moving a soldier to another unit because he doesn’t get along with his colleagues or may benefit from a change in leadership. Akbar, an American citizen born Mark Fidel Kools, apparently grew up in California and was living in Moreno Valley, Calif., in 1999. He was a convert to Islam.
A perfectly predictable situation. His loyalty to Islam was greater than his loyalty to his country. Small wonder when you consider that Islam is its own government and does not allow for the recognition of “man-made” laws or “man-made” states. Yet who would dare even suggest, in our politically correct world, that Muslim soldiers should be carefully screened before being allowed to accompany their units into a Muslim dominated part of the world? This in spite of the fact that such “profiling” almost certainly would have prevented this particular incident.
As tragic as these easily preventable deaths are, there is another story that is even worse. Worse because the infiltration of the Muslim ideology has found itself a home not just within the ranks of the military, but within the upper echelons where important policy is formulated. This story is damning!
Stephen Coughlin, the Pentagon specialist on Islamic law and Islamist extremism, has been fired from his position on the military’s Joint Staff. The action followed a report in this space last week revealing opposition to his work for the military by pro-Muslim officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.
Mr. Coughlin was notified this week that his contract with the Joint Staff will end in March, effectively halting the career of one of the U.S. government’s most important figures in analyzing the nature of extremism and ultimately preparing to wage ideological war against it. He had run afoul of a key aide to Mr. England, Hasham Islam, who confronted Mr. Coughlin during a meeting several weeks ago when Mr. Islam sought to have Mr. Coughlin soften his views on Islamist extremism.
Mr. Coughlin was accused directly by Mr. Islam of being a Christian zealot or extremist “with a pen,” according to defense officials. Mr. Coughlin appears to have become one of the first casualties in the war of ideas with Islamism. The officials said Mr. Coughlin was let go because he had become “too hot” or controversial within the Pentagon.
Misguided Pentagon officials, including Mr. Islam and Mr. England, have initiated an aggressive “outreach” program to U.S. Muslim groups that critics say is lending credibility to what has been identified as a budding support network for Islamist extremists, including front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Mr. Coughlin wrote a memorandum several months ago based on documents made public in a federal trial in Dallas that revealed a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian-origin Islamist extremist group, to subvert the United States using front groups. Members of one of the identified front groups, the Islamic Society of North America, has been hosted by Mr. England at the Pentagon.
After word of the confrontation between Mr. Coughlin and Mr. Islam was made public, support for Mr. Coughlin skyrocketed among those in and out of government who feared the worst, namely that pro-Muslim officials in the Pentagon were after Mr. Coughlin’s scalp, and that his departure would be a major setback for the Pentagon’s struggling efforts to develop a war of ideas against extremism. Blogs lit up with hundreds of postings, some suggesting that Mr. England’s office is “penetrated” by the enemy in the war on terrorism.
Kevin Wensing, a spokesman for Mr. England, said “no one in the deputy’s office had any input into this decision” by the Joint Staff to end Mr. Coughlin’s contract. A Joint Staff spokesman had no immediate comment. (Washington Times)
Thats right, you read that correctly. A Muslim apologist, Hasham Islam, has enough influence to get a Pentagon official FIRED from his job. Apparently Mr. Coughlin is capable of seeing through the facade of many Muslim organizations WITHIN the United States that are actively working on behalf of the STATE OF ISLAM. And make no mistake about it. That’s how Muslims view Islam. It is the only government they recognize. They have infiltrated our country at a level that has now caused a decision to be made that will have alarming consequences. Tough decisions about Islamic Jihad will not be made by those looking out for Islam’s best interest over ours! Our own country is betraying us In favor of the STATE OF ISLAM!
This is not the first time high level operatives have used their influence to alter policy in favor of a direction detrimental to American interests. Consider the story of Solomon Adler, a Treasury Department official, and John Stewart Service, an American diplomat who served in the Foreign Service in China prior to and during the World War 2. Both were American citizens and both were Soviet spies. they used their positions during the Truman administration to author report after report condemning the anti-communist leader Chiang Kai-shek as corrupt and unworthy of American support, while fawning over the virtues of communist leader Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai. We all know how well that worked out for us now don’t we? All along there was a denial by the democratic administration that there was any real threat of communist infiltration of the government. With the opening of the FBI files in 1995 we have learned a lot about this incident and many others that prove that the Soviets had successfully penetrated the U.S. government at the highest levels. It was no myth. McCarthy has long since been vindicated.
Do not underestimate the ability of Muslims to alter American policy in the same manner. Islam demands loyalty but to one state, ISLAM. There is not any allowance for a separation of Islam from the government. Islam is the government. Tough decisions will have to be made in order to keep our freedom. WE must separate Islam from our state. They have already achieved the firing of a Pentagon official who was too “critical” of them.
This was done in the open for all to see. Hashan Islam isn’t even a spy! Why is any Muslim allowed such a voice within our government? Did you think they could do such a thing? Now I ask you again: Do you still think Sharia Law can’t happen here? Are you willing to do what is necessary to stop it?
January 6, 2008 – Sunday