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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Fighting the worst kind of war

BY VINNY MARTINEZ, Guest columnist

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President Barack Obama has said: “It was not a religion that attacked us that September day in 2001. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust. I have always said that America is at war with al-Qaeda and its affiliates — and we will never be at war with Islam or any other religion.”

President Obama is well versed in Islam, an Arabian religion, and he may well be a Muslim himself having learned about Islam while growing up and with his father being a Muslim. Recently Obama jokingly referred to himself as the “strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.” There seems to be more truth to this then he is willing to admit publicly.

The Quran, Islam’s holy book, has the sacred scriptures and some verses that promote violence. Islam means peace by submission and obedience to the will and commandments of God and those who accept Islam are called Muslims, meaning those who have accepted the message of peace by submission to God.

President Obama has said that America is not at war against Islam, but he never said that radical Islam is at war against America and other Western civilizations. Radical Islamics commit mass killings because of their extreme Islamic ideology and their desire to dominate the world with Islam.

In war you have the aggressor and you have the defender. America has been defending itself against radical Islamic terrorists who have attacked the United States more than once. The No. 1 enemy of America and western civilizations has been Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

So who was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda and what was his religion and teachings? President Obama said al-Qaeda and its affiliates are our enemy, but the root of the problem is the extreme Islamic teachings by religious leaders.

The enemy believes what they are taught and they do what they have learned and that is to hate and to kill. Bin Laden was born in 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital. He was the 17th of more than 50 children born to his Yemeni father, Muhammad, a self-created billionaire whose fortune came from building contracting. He died in a helicopter accident when Osama was 11.

Bin Laden was schooled in the Saudi port city, Jedda. His family’s wealth gave him access to the elite Al Thagher Model School, which he attended from 1968-76. The school combined British-style secular education with daily Islamic worship. Bin Laden’s introduction to Islam as the basis for political, and potentially violent, activism was through informal sessions run by the Al Thagher’s teachers, as The New Yorker writer Steve Coll has reported.

Bin Laden’s first influences were the Al Thagher teachers who offered extracurricular Islam lessons. They were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political group begun in Egypt, which has promoted violent means to achieve Islamic governance.

Bin Laden was influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood that practiced radical or extreme Islam that includes Sharia law. The Brotherhood strongly opposes Western colonialism and helped overthrow the pro-western monarchies in Egypt and other Muslim countries. They also support Hamas, who are terrorists.

Al-Qaeda became a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point with its origins being traceable to the Soviet War in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless army and is a radical Sunni Muslim movement calling for global jihad and a strict interpretation of Sharia law.

So now we know that Osama bin Laden was taught and influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood. He was an Arab Muslim who was taught Sharia law and became an Islamic terrorist. The Muslim Brotherhood’s main purpose has been the introduction of Islamic Sharia as “the basis for controlling the affairs of state and society” and secondly, working to unify “Islamic countries and states, mainly among the Arab states, and liberating them from foreign imperialism.” The Brotherhood has always been opposed to all forms of secularization in society and all Western influences.

The president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and, since his election to the post in April 2012, has been chairman of the Brotherhood’s “Freedom and Justice” political party. Morsi’s grand plan for the nation is the transformation of Egypt into the image of the Muslim Brotherhood.

With President Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement and his support for the Islamic religion, he has sent President Morsi American F-16 planes and Abram tanks to help Egypt fight their enemies, presumably Israel and who knows maybe the United States of America, if we decide to help Israel in case of a war. What a dilemma America has been placed in by President Obama, the “transformer” who is supposed to be protecting the U.S. Constitution and the American people.

President Obama wants to downplay the truth that there is a religious war against America. The enemy wants to destroy Western civilization from within. They are on the final jihad to dominate the world with Islam. In the Quran-Sura 3:85, it is mentioned that God will never accept any religion other than Islam.

So, when President Obama says we are not at war against Islam, he is being in denial with the American people. He should be honest with them and say what he knows. As president, he is in a better position to know that we are indeed at war against radical Islamics — the worst kind of war.

The kind of war where the terrorist in Boston came face-to-face with an 8-year-old boy named Martin Richard and then placed the bomb at his feet. Little Martin who was innocent and could have been a Muslim himself will never grow up.

Wake up America: The Boston bombing was an Islamic terrorist jihad and it is just the beginning. The enemy is well-organized and motivated to destroy America and dominate the world with a one world religion, Islam. That is what the terrorists are taught and that is what they believe. The good and peaceful Muslims are caught in a dilemma where their religion has been high-jacked by extremists who preach and teach hatred.

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