Is ISIS a terrorist organization? It’s an important distinction. Not simply because the left refuses to label them radical Islamist terrorists. Because thinking of them simply in terms of extremists who are merely using a religious interpretation as a cover is dangerous and short-sighted.
The message being pushed by government and a complicit media is the best way to deny ISIS is to act normal. Don’t show fear or intimidation. Continue to work and play as always. In short, be an American and live the American way. How could this be misguided?
Because the premise is wrong. The left/right squabble over labels is just a sideshow. There are a myriad of factors at play here. Protection from a terrorist threat is standard big government salesmanship. ISIS as the boogeyman requires an entity the size of the federal government to protect the citizens. Certainly we can’t do it ourselves, right? Just as the TSA was created to give the ‘impression’ of safety to keep the public flying and spending their hard earned dollars, Obama and his minions want you to see ISIS as the JV team. Just leave it in the hands of Uncle Sam to protect you and don’t stop spending money.
Growing and empowering government is always part of it. Keeping the economic engine running is always another. Broadening the threat of ISIS to require a military-industrial complex response is the base point in the war on terror. Of course we have a political component in that immigration is a left/right battle over indoctrinating a permanent voting block. These issues incorporate the various stakeholders who have skin in the game. There is much to gain no matter which side of the ISIS debate you fall on.
Getting back to my point of the wrong premise. Strip away the gloss over how to categorize ISIS. The right says you can’t defeat an enemy you can’t identify. The left goose steps with Obama to protect Islam as well as the party agenda to secure votes. In other words, neither side has any real interest in eliminating ISIS. That’s not to say they won’t be replaced by some other incarnation in the future. Just that an endless war on terror provides endless opportunities for all agendas.
So is ISIS really a terrorist organization? Well, you’ll never defeat them as such. Obama would have you believe that ISIS is nothing more than “a bunch of killers with good social media”. So just carry on and leave it to the pros. By now, everyone should know that there is zero chance of that working.
The right approach is also multi-faceted. They continue to tap dance with the elephant in the room. Still can’t say it out loud but they will keep pointing out that Obama really is Muslim and that’s why he so vociferously protects Islam. And of course they are all in with a war on an enemy that can’t be defined by borders. War on an ideology is nothing short of Heaven sent as it is limitless.
ISIS isn’t a terrorist organization. Nor are they radical or extremist. Like any good theocracy, they simply take the Koran at its word. To the letter. It is the run of the mill Muslim that doesn’t follow the Koran verbatim ( and yes, just as so many Christians also do with the Bible ). Islam gives man much more latitude than Christianity as far as interpretation.
However, our PC world says we can’t support this thinking. To believe that it is the very basis of Islam at fault is to indite an entire religion and its millions of followers. What about the millions of peaceful Muslim followers?
So we arrive at the incorrect premise and why we can’t defeat ISIS by labeling them radical Islamic extremists. The battle between Islam and Christianity has existed since the inception of Islam. Its outcome is foretold in the Bible. No political squabble will decide it. You won’t eradicate an ideology by bombing it.
When you believe that ISIS are merely terrorists taking religion to an extreme, you believe that victory requires simply turning public opinion against them in order to force other Islam followers to police their own and force extremists out from within. If only it were so easy.
Radical Islam will exist until the end of Islam. As the good book tells us.