Here’s a quote from 1858 by Abraham Lincoln that captures the failure of Americans to know what to do in the face of the Islamic threat:
“What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, our army and our navy. These are not our reliance against tyranny. All of those may be turned against us without making us weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which nature has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors. Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.”
September 13, 1858 by Abraham Lincoln Speech at Edwardsville, Illinois
“CATASTROPIC FAILURE”, by Stephen Coughlin.
“In October, 2011, John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and currently the head of the CIA, wrote a letter on White House stationary directing US security agencies such as the FBI, CIA, military intelligence, and homeland security, to immediately stop any classes or training material on terrorism which mentioned Islam. Award-winning instructors such as Stephen Coughlin, who was constantly in demand for his knowledgeable and thorough preparations, were completely shut off from training security and intelligence personnel in the canonical, theological, and historical basis for those observant Muslims who are responsible for a majority of terrorism today. Not only were experts such as Coughlin bared from any further instruction, but trainees who had taken classes from them were given “re-education” classes, whatever that meant.
“Coughlin has now taken all of his material, notes, references, slides, explanations, and conclusions, edited them extensively for organization and coherence, and has put them into a book. In other words, security personnel interested in understanding the thinking, philosophy, and objectives of most terrorists, can now get the full content and organization of Coughin’s classes for $6 on the Kindle. A highly-regarded instructor and trainer, as a public service, has made the entire content of his presentations available to security personnel at a nominal price.
“And, the material is available not only to security personnel, but to anyone who wishes an in-depth understanding of the philosophical basis and objectives of those who engage in jihad. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to sit in on a class presented by one of the most respected and sought-after trainers (prior to 2011) for high-level officials responsible for US security.
“I guarantee this material is crucial not only for those not versed in the concepts of jihad, but for those who think they understand the basis of jihad in Islamic doctrine. One surprise for me was that the concept of abrogation, or successive replacement of Koranic verses by later ones, is not just a way to explain Muhammad’s inconsistencies, but abrogation is actually a critical feature in the development of jihad, as expounded in Sayyid Qutb’s “Milestones”.
“Additional note after finishing the book. This is a warning. There’s a lot of material in the book, and it takes a lot of focus, particularly with the many unfamiliar names and terminology. It’s also depressing to see how completely the military and political leaders have failed the US citizens and the principles of the Constitution.
“It also shows how sophisticated and determined the Islamic enemy is, and how determined to wipe out our liberties and freedoms. There’s a tendency to view Muslims as somewhat unsophisticated and somewhat uncomfortable in the technological world. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies have thoroughly mastered the levers of national and international power. This is very, very thoroughly documented. Organized Islam, as led by the Muslim Brotherhood, has a coherent philosophy, strategy, and tactical repertoire to displace Western laws and government with sharia. They have systematically co-opted even our language. “Catastrophic Failure” provides the tools to see through the lies, evasions, and manipulations. It does take an effort. The nexus of covert invasion is extensive.
The defense of liberty is not easy.”
As you can see from the above, the disintigration of the language surrounding Jihad and the connections to the American System based on personal Liberty have been severed. The consequences will be the success of Islam as the new religion of America. If that sounds far-fetched or if you disagree, go back and read what’s written above. You Liberty is in danger and that danger has been increased by President Obama. Defending something is difficult but defending something about which you are ignorant is impossible.