After the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush spoke to the nation at a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001 and said:
“The terrorists practice a fringe form of Islamic extremism that has been rejected by muslim scholars and the vast majority of muslim clerics; a fringe movement that perverts the peaceful teachings of Islam.”
This statement is objectively untrue.
But this statement from the Commander-in-Chief told the entire U.S. National Security apparatus to find the motive behind the 9/11 attacks without looking at Islam and sharia, despite the fact the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks specifically referenced core Islamic doctrine in support of their actions.
And so the Department of Defense, the FBI, the CIA, the DIA, the NSA, and all the other governmental agencies looked for the answer somewhere else.
This is why America lost the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq despite the fact the U.S. military crushed the enemies on the battlefields in those countries.
When you look for something that is not there, you will never find it. That is exactly the intent of our Islamic enemy.
Let us contrast that with teachings out of the most widely used textbook for 12 year old muslim children in U.S. Islamic schools (What Islam is All About):
“Islam is not a religion, however, but a complete way of life.”
“When you follow the Islamic way of living life, you are following the Shari’ah…the Shari’ah includes the do’s and don’t’s of Islam.”
“The Shari’ah is the ideal path for us to follow.”
“The basis for the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah.”
“The Law of the Land is the Shari’ah of Allah.”
“Muslims dream of establishing the power of Islam in the world.”
“The way of life known as Islam is a complete code of life.”
“In an Islamic political system, the leader of the community, the Khalifa, is the head of the whole Ummah (global muslim community).”
Jihad is one of the three duties for all muslims.
“If anyone dies in Jihad they automatically will go to paradise.”
“The duty of Muslim citizens is to be loyal to the Islamic State.”
Interestingly enough, all authoritatively published books of sharia dealing with the non-muslim world oblige the muslim community to wage war against the non-muslim community until sharia is the law of the land on the earth.
In fact, it is a capital crime in Islam – under the Law of Apostasy – for muslim “to deny that Allah intended the Prophet’s message to be the religion followed by the entire world.” [Um Dat al Salik, Reliance of the Traveller, o8.7(20)]
It is truly that simple. So easy, muslim children can understand it.
Yet, this is exactly the opposite of what Islamic advisors to U.S. government officials have told our leaders for 20 years.
The result? Our leaders snuggle up to suit-wearing jihadis who drive U.S. foreign policy in the direction that benefits Islam, not liberty, not America, and certainly not the security of the American people.
Perhaps these Islamic advisors are aware that lying in Islam is obligatory when the goal is obligatory…like when you are waging jihad and advancing Islam.