by John D. Guandolo
It is May 2020. The United States of America lost the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria despite the fact our soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen did their duty and crushed the enemy on the battlefields in these areas.
To date, the U.S. government has still not identified the enemy in any of its national security documents since September 11, 2001.
You cannot defeat an enemy you do not define and identify.
So, who is the enemy and why are they fighting us?
What is it Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) want? Why do they do what they do? Why did Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al Baghdadi plainly state were the reasons for the actions they took and the wars they waged?
What do Boko Haram, Hizbollah, Hamas, Abu Sayef, and Al Shabaab want? Why do they do what they do?
Why did the 9/11 “hijackers” do what they did?
Why did the Boston Marathon bombers do what they did?
Why did Major Nidal Malik Hasan kill 14 Americans on Fort Hood U.S. Army base in Texas?
Why did Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez kill 4 Marines and 1 navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee?
Why did Omar Mateen kill 49 people and wound over 50 others in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida?
Why did Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik kill 14 people and wound 24 others in San Bernardino, California?
Why did muslim convert Corey Johnson, 17, stab 3 people killing 1 of them at a sleepover in Florida?
Why did Iranian muslim Mohammed Taheri-azar try to kill students at the University of North Carolina by driving his SUV into a crowd of them?
Why did muslims Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi attack a “Draw Mohammed” event in Garland, Texas before being killed by police?
Why was the World Trade Center bombed in 1993?
Why did Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad kill U.S. Army Private Andy Long and wound Quinton Ezeagwula at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas?
Why did Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani kill 3 navy sailors and wound 8 others at Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida?
Why did Adam Salim Alsahli ram his vehicle into the gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Texas and begin shooting military personnel?
Here are a few clues:
“I do not need to tell you that this sacred struggle should continue until…holy places of muslims are liberated from the occupation of non-muslims and the Islamic sharia is enforced on the land of God. Obviously, for the enforcement of sharia, it is essential for all muslims that they should establish an Islamic system on the basis of teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.” Osama bin Laden’s letter to the Taliban, 11/18/98
“The Muslim Brotherhood is an international muslim body which seeks to establish Allah’s law in the land…the Islamic nation must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing the Islamic State.” Muslim Brotherhood By-Laws
“Islam is the name of a way of life…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 all the do’s and don’t’s of Islam…The Shari’ah is the ideal path for us to follow. We learn what the Shari’ah contains from two primary sources…They are the Qur’an and the Sunnah.” [What Islam is All About (most popular Islamic junior high school text in the U.S.), 1997]
From Article 25 (the last article) of the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam approved in 1990 by the entire Islamic world – all 57 Member States of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) at the Head of State/King level (every Islamic nation on earth) – and served to the United Nations in 1993: “The Islamic sharia is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles in this Declaration.”
In other words, “We the Heads of State of every Islamic nation on earth view ‘human rights’ ONLY through the lens of sharia.”
“The law of the land is the Shari’ah of Allah…Muslims dream of establishing the power of Islam in the world…The basis of the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah. Its main sources are the Qur’an and Sunnah…The duty of muslim citizens is to be loyal to the Islamic State.” [What Islam is All About]
“Fight and slay the unbelievers wherever ye find them, and capture them, and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush.” Quran 9:5
Islamic Legal Definition of Quran 9:5 phrase and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush: “Do not wait until you find them. Rather, seek and besiege them in their areas and forts, gather intelligence about them in the various roads and fairways so that what is made wide looks ever smaller to them. This way, they will have no choice but to die or embrace Islam.” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims…signifying warfare to establish Islam” and is “obligatory for every Muslim” [Umdat al Salik, Classic Manual of Islamic Law, Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, d. 1368.]
“The word jihad is most often associated with the act of physically confronting evil and wrong-doing…if anyone dies in a Jihad they automatically go to Paradise. A Shaheed or Martyr, is described this way by Allah, ‘Don’t think that those who were killed in Allah’s Cause are dead. No they are alive, finding their bounty in the presence of their Lord.” [What Islam is All About]
“The caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians.” [Reliance of the Traveller]
“I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations, and sharia law. I don’t understand how you can read the Quran and the sunnah of the prophet and not understand that jihad and the implementation of sharia is absolutely demanded of all the muslim Ummah.” Terry Lee Lowen, a muslim convert arrested by FBI for attempting to drive a vehicle with explosives onto the tarmac at the Wichita (Kansas) Airport.
100% of the Islamic jihadis killed or captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and elsewhere, or those on the streets of Europe and America, all say they are muslims waging jihad in the cause of Allah to establish an Islamic State under sharia.
The stated purpose of Islam is to wage war against the non-muslim world until an Islamic State is established under Allah’s divine law/sharia.
If all of that is not clear enough, the following is from the June 2006 Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where the U.S. government – for a brief moment – proclaimed the threat of Islam with some level of clarity:
“Usama bin Laden’s message is taken from the Salafi Jihadist tradition that calls for a global Islamic state under the control of the Muslims and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.”
Exactly. Now if only every war college, military service academy, boot camp, police training, intelligence agency, and everywhere else would TEACH the doctrine (sharia) used by our enemy, we could identify, address, and defeat our enemy.
The first quran translated into English was published in London, England in 1649. The first page bears the title: “The Translator to the Christian Reader.” It goes on to say:
“There being so many sects and heresies banded together against the truth, finding that of Mohamet wanting to the muster, I thought good to bring it to their colours, that so viewing thine enemies in their full body, thou mayst the better prepare to encounter them and I hope overcome them.”
In other words, “I am translating this quran so that you might recognize your enemies, encounter them on the field of battle, and defeat them. “
Today, fear and cowardice by our leaders is what is holding America back from victory in this war.
Americans, tell your police chiefs, sheriffs, mayors, city council members, chambers of commerce, pastors, and military leaders to either identify the threat to your community and develop plans to rid your community of them, step down from their positions so competent leaders can step in, or remove them from their positions.
We the people will no longer allow others to lead us to the slaughter because leaders are afraid to offend our killers.
It seems Diana West summed it up perfectly in her 2007 article in the Washington Times:
“It’s hard to say what’s worse – ignorance of jihad, for which there’s no excuse at this advanced stage of war, or indifference to it, for which there’s never an excuse.”
If you are successful in energizing your local leaders to do their duty and defend the citizens in their jurisdiction, UTT has the tools to educate, train, and build effective networks at the local level to identify and dismantle jihadi networks. We are standing by to teach, empower, and lead.