Where Muslims are strong, they coerce non-Muslim “infidels” to do their bidding; where they are weak, they plead and play victim in order for non-Muslims to do their bidding.
All throughout the Islamic world — and not just under the Islamic State — non-Muslim religious freedom and freedom of speech are openly banned, from building churches and distributing Bibles to criticizing any aspects of Islam or its founder. Why? Because Muslims are on their own turf and free to force “infidels” to live according to their rules.
In America, Muslim minorities plead that the facts about Islam remain unknown.
In all cases, it is coercion and a ban on freedom — whether freedom of worship, freedom of speech, or, in America, freedom of knowledge and open debate of Islam.
And the Obama administration plays along:
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that President Obama’s decision not to say the actions of the Islamic State is a form of “radical Islam” is at the behest of the Muslim community.
“The thing I hear from leaders in the Muslim community in this country is ISIL is attempting to hijack my religion,” Johnson told “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the terror group also known as Islamic State, or ISIS.
Johnson said the leaders argue their religion is about peace and brotherhood and “resent” that Islamic State is “attempting to hijack that from us.”
Obama is facing sharp criticism, even from within his own party, for instead using the term “violent extremism” to describe the actions of ISIS and other terror groups that are based on a form of Islam.
“If we don’t identify our enemies, we cannot defeat them,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told Fox News on Wednesday. “Unless you accurately identify who your enemy is, then you can’t come up with an effective strategy, a winning strategy to defeat that enemy.”
Indeed. And I discussed all that in this 2011 article “Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam.” As for Sun Tzu’s famous dictum paraphrased above — “know your enemy” — I discussed that in the context of U.S. intelligence failures in this 2008 article titled “Studying the Islamic Way of War.”