Defining Moral and Courageous Leadership in Perilous Times: The Deadly Silence of Our Lawmakers
The United States is engaged in the longest most defining war in her history stretching into the 21st Century; however, this war on terror and radical Islam, which many individuals incorrectly indentify as starting following the events of 11 September 2001, began in reality at the time of Barbary Pirates. In May 1801, President Thomas Jefferson refused to submit to the demands of the Muslim Pacha of Tripoli; subsequently, the Muslim Pacha declared war against the United States. For centuries, the Muslims of the four Barbary States of North Africa - Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli - illegally plundered seaborne commerce from merchant vessels. In 1805, United States Marines stormed the harbor fortress stronghold of the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli, which later resulted in the commemoration of the US Marine Corp Hymn invocation To the Shores of Tripoli. The conclusion of the War of 1812 further demonstrated the resolute force and decisive diplomacy of the United States and her military prowess to bring the Muslim rulers of the Barbary to justice. Today in 2010, what are the fundamental lessons to be learned from this past defining moment in history by our lawmakers in Washington, DC??
The current financial and political efforts of forty-nine Islamic countries and the international terrorist organization Muslim Brotherhood to place a thirteen story mosque at the hallowed site of Ground Zero in NYC have not evoked a collective cry of alarm from the United States Congress. The deadly silence of our lawmakers in the United States Congress is appalling given the ominous polices of the Obama administration and his failure to honestly confront multiple radical Islamic jihadist terrorist attacks and nearly thirty known radical Islamic jihadist terrorist plots on United States soil in 2009 and 2010. Osama bin Laden was correct when he stated to Al-Jazeera on 7 October 2001: “There is America, full of fear from its north to its south, from its west to its east. Thank God for that.” The overwhelming majority of these lawmakers are filled with fear to speak the truth and confront the facts regarding an enemy that seeks the destruction of Western Civilization and our way of life - the freedoms and liberties we so cherish as citizens of the United States. Have our lawmakers forgotten the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in March 1933: “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”? This enemy wins by exploiting the psychological element of paralyzing fear. The United States faces unprecedented dangers that require the uncompromised leadership, courage and moral fortitude of our lawmakers in Washington, DC to confront an enemy that only understands the language of violent force. For the lawmakers who blatantly disregard the multiple red flag warnings, they potentially face a perilous demise for such decisions which affect their lives and the lives of innocent families and individuals in the United States.
When Nidal Hasan, a radical Islamic jihadist murdered thirteen soldiers and an unborn child in Fort Hood, Texas in November 2009, Obama and his administration refused to declare this heinous attack as an act of terrorism committed by a radical Islamic jihadist. Despite months of repeated warning and intelligence data, the near-success of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to destroy a Detroit bound US airliner on Christmas Day in December 2009 is another example illustrating the pathetic state of counterterrorism since September 2001. The response of Obama to United States citizen, radical Islamic jihadist Faisal Shahzad’s scheme to murder innocent families and individuals with an attempted car bombing of Times Square in NYC in May 2010 confirms the reckless disregard and incompetence of him and his administration to safeguard the national security of the United States. Obama still denies the reality of the murder of the United States National Guard recruiter by a radical Islamic jihadist in Little Rock, Arkansas in June 2009. Indeed, for a lack of guidance from wise counselors a nation falls!
The massive denial at the highest levels of the administration by Obama, his counterterrorism czar John Brennan, Attorney General Eric Holder and United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are making possible the reality of an imminent attack on the United States in greater magnitude on multiple targets across the United States compared to the devastation of 11 September 2001. Brennan firmly believes that jihad is “a holy struggle for moral whatever” and refuses to use the terms ‘Islam’ and ‘terror’ in the same sentence. In his recent testimony before the United States Congress, Holder smugly discredited the clearly defined nexus between militant Islam and the United States war on terror. Napolitano has shown her inept incompetency in handling crises involving the national security of the United States. The scrubbing of terminology involving radical Islamic jihad and terrorism in the United States Department of Homeland Security files is a fatal miscalculation with severe long term repercussions. The decision of Obama at the end of May 2010 to commit the United States to membership in a notorious anti-Semitic, pro-Muslim 'Alliance of Civilizations' depicts his disconnect from reality and his arrogance in the face of concrete evidence. Consequently, Obama’s anti-Semitic foreign policy further strains the severely fractured relationship between the United States and Israel and abysmally fails to improve the understanding of security issues affecting civilians of the United States and Israel, Christians and Jews alike.
The rejection of the Obama administration to deal with the salient facts about the enemy actually being forces of Islamic jihad who act in perfect accord with Islamic doctrine is insane. The failure of such an acknowledgement confirms this present administration cannot possibly formulate a strategic plan to go on the offensive to safeguard the national security interests of the United States. Political posturing, placating to moderate [sic] Islamists and staging defensive investigations after the fact prove futile in defeating this enemy which requires more than tactical victories with predator drones. An examination of the most recent Islamic terrorist attacks in the United States indicates that these various events are absolutely connected - but not necessarily by Al Qaeda - by radical Islam. Individuals must recognize the inherit threat of the Islamic terrorists through the living and immutable doctrine of Islam. The failure of the Muslim community and its imams in the United States to openly condemn these attacks continuously proves moderate Islam is a myth. Political correctness and intellectual dishonesty regarding the tenets of Islam only result in the future loss of innocent lives murdered in cold blood. At a time when the present administration of Obama in Washington, DC flatly denies radical Islamic jihadist terrorist strikes taking place in the United States, the inherent threat from radical, militant Islam is a clear and present danger to Christians and Jews and the national security of the United States. Obama’s reckless disdain and contempt for truth and historical facts regarding Islam’s long bloody clash for centuries against Western Civilization coupled with his calloused acceptance of the murder of innocent lives and his sinister disregard of radical Islamic jihad terrorist attacks in the United States qualify him as a clear and present danger to the national security of our country. Obama’s flagrant anti-Christian and anti-Semitic ideology and beliefs are rooted in the core of his convictions as a Muslim who supports the Qu’ran as a source of eternal truth which he noted in Cairo, Egypt in June 2009.
Private citizenry, state and federal lawmakers must be cognizant of Understanding and Explaining that the reality of the circumstances with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Council on American Islamic Relations and their collective modus operandi in the United States clearly represents a War of Ideas, a War of Intelligence and a War of Education. From the US Government Exhibit 003-0085; 3:04-CR-240-G; US v. Holy Land Foundation, et al, the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood is clearly defined as the following: “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” The Muslim Brotherhood was established in 1928 in Egypt. In 1963, the Muslim Brotherhood established a base in the United States at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. Today, the Muslim Brotherhood is a collection of some 70 national organizations of competing interests and desires. The Islamic Society of North American and Council on American Islamic Relations represent yet only two of these organizations under the collective leadership umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood. Both of these fraudulent self proclaimed moderate [sic] Muslim organizations have blatantly deceived lawmakers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and citizenry in the United States as this pertains to the underlying goals of Islam in the United States to establish an Islamic caliphate, overthrow the United States Constitution and dominate all other religions and minorities.
After 209 years since President Thomas Jefferson refused to submit to the terrorists demands of radical Islam, the current administration of Barack Hussein Obama aids and abets the very enemy that sought the destruction of the United States in her infancy. This ferocious enemy on United States soil seeks the Islamic dhimmitude of our Republic and utilizes libel lawfare to sabotage the US legal system to advance the odious aims of Islam and Sharia law. Europe has fallen under the heavy hand of Islamic dhimmitude, a reality which appears on the shores of our Republic in the near future unless this enemy is soundly defeated NOW! At a low point during the bombings of London, Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated on the 29th of October 1941: “Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” On the 6th of June 2010, D-Day, the VOICE of the PEOPLE will not be silenced as citizens of the United States gather in NYC to denounce in the strongest terms the Islamization of America and the plans for a 13 story mosque to be built on the hallowed ground of 2,996 innocent lives of women, men and children murdered in cold blood on September 11, 2001. Will our lawmakers in Washington, DC continue to be collectively silent in a life and death matter with long term repercussions that affect our lives and the lives of future generations in the United States??
Eric Voogd is a proactive member of the Chicago Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Chicago Young Republicans and American Israel Chamber of Commerce. He has spent nearly a decade working with the Israel Lobby between Chicago and Washington, DC. His family's relatives in the Netherlands were recognized by Yad Vashem in 1979 for rescuing Jewish families during the Holocaust. As a fourteen year old, he had a firsthand encounter with terrorism in Jerusalem during the start of the first intifiada. He is a public speaker and frequent guest on national and international radio programs. He is able to be reached for comment at email@example.com and followed on Twitter at amyisraelchai48.
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