The wrong way and the right way to take on ISIS

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The wrong way and the right way to take on ISIS

Could it be the President and his Muslim Brotherhood advisors

[1] are really in sympathy with the ISIS goals of imposing the Shari’a and building the Caliphate? If so, their conundrum is how to make the President appear to be “doing something”, yet actually doing nothing to harm ISIS. Becoming bogged down in fruitless negotiations in “building a coalition” would then their purpose to a tee.

One by one our “allies” are declining to participate [2], especially the Islamic ones. It’s easy to understand: why would any Islamic country join the “Kafir” United States and fight their co-religionists who are waging qur’anically sanctioned Jihad against the unbelievers?

Oh, but our government doesn’t “do the God thing” and has to ignore the elephant in the room called Islam. Americans are completely locked in to the Kennedy School of Government nation state paradigm. The notion of “religious war” is unacceptable!  Religious wars went out of style 500 years ago, right?

Anyhow, once the football season gets underway, the public eye will be averted from ISIS, and it can resume building the Caliphate unobstructed. (If only they’d refrain from these embarrassing beheadings!)

So what are we to do, we Americans who still care? If we bomb unilaterally, the White House will throw the media switch and suddenly the only thing our bombs will hit are innocent women, children and weddings! (After all, don’t all brides in Iraq have beards, armored vests and AK 47’s?)  The National Lawyers Guild will prowl the battlefield taking affidavits from “innocent” ISIS fighters attesting to American war crimes.  The military JAG will spend all its time prosecuting airmen for running the ordered airstrikes.  (No good deed goes unpunished in our politically correct administration.)

A better answer is this: lay aside the Politically Correct straight jacket and call the enemy by its proper name: ISLAMIC JIHAD! Then, let us follow our own doctrine as delineated in FM 34-130, “Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield”, and do what it says. Start with the facts on the ground: who’s doing what and why? What is the worst case scenario, and what do we need to do to stop it?

Then, we’d have to face the fact it is MUSLIMS who waging Jihad against us to impose the Shari’a Law, and to build a world-wide Caliphate. This would take away our system of government, our liberty and our prosperity, to say nothing of our very lives [3].

If we don’t want this to happen, we need to fight every individual and organization that wages Islamic Jihad. This includes the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, and all its front organizations [4].  This also includes the Mosques in the West who preach “death to the West and death to the Jews” from their pulpits and send their young men abroad to participate in Jihad [5].

It is necessary but not sufficient to engage ISIS in Iraq.  We need to shut down their financial support and their supply of fighters from abroad, even if the apologists will howl “we’re interfering with Islamic religious practices!”   After all, the Qur’an mandates “war against the non-believers…” and to “strike terror in their hearts” [6].  It’s hard for the Western mind to understand that in Islam, there is no separation between church and state. The Muslims do not deserve a free pass owing to our traditions of religious tolerance and liberty.

[1]  accessed 15 Sept 2014

[2] accessed Sept 15, 2014

[3] Accessed 15 Sept 2014

[4]   Accessed 15 Sept 2014

[5]    Accessed 15 Sept 2015

[5]   Accessed 15 Sept 2014

[6] Qur’an 9:5, Q9:29, Q8:60 to start with.

One Comment

  1. Jonathon Graziano October 5, 2014 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Good assessment of the current situation. FM 34-130 also states “The terrorist organization’s strategic center of gravity is their ability to use the area along the border as a sanctuary. The lack of cooperation between the two countries in policing their common border is the key to the center of gravity.” Looks a little familiar, no?

    ISIS is relying heavily upon the failures of the current administration’s foreign affair policy. Not only is this administration refusing to deal with ISIS, but refusing to call them ISIS as well. Somehow the thought is that if they continue to refer to ISIS by the name “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” they will be able to ignore the failure of how they handled Syria.

    Matthew Burke, writing for TPNN, lays it out perfectly. “Roughly a year ago, the Obama regime, as well as a handful of Republicans like John McCain, were arguing to help ISIS, who they then referred to as “rebels,” in toppling the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria” (Burke, 2014).

    Regardless of political, religious, or social affiliation, murder is murder. Both Muslims and Christians can agree on what is wrong and many Muslims have stood up to ISIS. It seems we need our President and leaders to do the same.

    Burke, M. (2014, September 9). Why Does Obama Describe the Islamic State as ‘ISIL’ Instead of ‘ISIS?’. Retrieved from

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