Gee, ya think?
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses America’s failure to name the enemy:
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video.
I would go much further than this.
The concept of “radical” versus “moderate” Islam is bogus.
Turkish PM Erdogan: The Term “Moderate Islam” Is Ugly And Offensive; There Is No Moderate Islam; Islam Is Islam
Speaking at Kanal D TV’s Arena program, PM Erdogan commented on the term “moderate Islam”, often used in the West to describe AKP and said, ‘These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
Source: Milliyet, Turkey, August 21, 2007
Here’s the problem:
“We don’t want to be seen as against a religion.”
But what if our opponents’ “religion” requires them to be against us? What if their ideology requires them to be in a permanent state of war against us “unbelievers”?
Islam is not a religion in the sense that our Founders understood a religion to be. Islam is an expansionist, enemy, totalitarian political ideology that seeks to annihilate everything outside of itself. Islam no more deserves the protection of the US Constitution than Nazism or Stalinism did.
This political correctness, this refusal to name our enemy and to defeat it both on the battlefield and in the marketplace of ideas, will eventually destroy us and everything that we stand for.
It is time to stop calling Islam a religion, and start calling it an ideology.