Rumsfeld’s Biggest Regret: Bush Administration Too Politically Correct to Name the Enemy: Radical Islam

by 1389 on September 12, 2011

in "moderate muslims", Bush family, Gates of Vienna (colleagues), Islam, political correctness

Gee, ya think?

Gates of Vienna: Tongue-Tied

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.

From MEMRI:

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.


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1 Zilla September 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Few things are more damaging than failing to correctly identify the things most threatening to our well being.
A hungry wolf is at the door, also, he has rabies. If you call him a ‘poor misunderstood dog’ and let him in, is he not still dangerous? Tell your kids he is a puppy, will they be safe from harm as he licks his chops and approaches them? I don’ think so.

2 1389 September 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm

That’s for sure.

We’ve been blogging about the dangers of Islam since 2007, and we were involved in other forms of activism before we started our own blog. Only now are people starting to pay attention to our message. What Rumsfeld said is a step in the right direction, but it does not go far enough. We just have to keep plugging away at our task.

3 Zenster September 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

An ancient Chinese saying goes thus:

“The first step to wisdom is calling things by their right names”

To not do so and, especially, intentionally not do so is the diametric opposite of wisdom.

Bush, Rumsfeld and all the others who continue to mincingly prink about the issue of Islam bring to mind the words of author and counterjihad expert, Serge Trifkovic:

The elite class, rootless, arrogant, cynically manipulative, has every intention of continuing to “fight” the war on terrorism without naming the enemy, without revealing his beliefs, without unmasking his intentions, without offending his accomplices, without expelling his fifth columnists, and without ever daring to win.

It is up to the millions of normal Europeans and their American cousins to stop the madness. The traitor class wants them to share its death wish, to self-annihilate as people with a historical memory and a cultural identity, and to make room for the post-human, monistic Utopia spearheaded by the jihadist fifth column.

This crime can and must be stopped. The founders of the United States overthrew the colonial government for offenses far lighter than those of which the traitor class is guilty. [emphasis added]

4 1389 September 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Is THAT ever the truth!

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