There's no such thing as a "lone wolf" jihadist
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2015 – Earlier this week at least one online media source was ecstatic about the news that a prominent terrorist leader had been killed in the Middle East. When is mainstream media going to understand that such news just doesn’t matter?
It was the same old story. The jihadist was named “Al-something-or-other” or maybe it was “Muhammad” or “bin-something else,’ who knows? We cannot remember whether he was ISIS or Hamas or Al-Qaeda or Boko Haram, either. The reason is simple: Islam has an unlimited supply of new bad guys who are just as vicious as the last.
How long has Osama bin Laden been dead? Have we noticed any change in the climate of global terrorism? If anything the world has become MORE dangerous. Oh yeah, but we got Osama, didn’t we! Big deal.
Nobody was better at using propaganda than Adolf Hitler. He was the supreme architect of the process. It’s all right there in history books for anyone to read. So why can’t Western media grasp that concept as the Islamists have?
Islamists, too, have become masters of propaganda to such an extent that they can blatantly kill and maim in the streets of major Western cities and still have people ranting about “Islamophobia” while claiming Islam is a “religion of peace.” The concept is so rampant that even the current president of the United States is an enabler for Islam.
Worst of all, most of the media just go along with Mr. Obama without so much as a challenge.
As Pamela Geller reported in Atlas Shrugs, Islamic extremists “slaughtered 5,000 people in Iraq in November alone.” One country in one month lost 5,000 people at the hands of Islamists and NOBODY in the West even reported it! That is appalling. It is also a prime example of how ridiculous journalists have become when covering the news.
Ohhhh but we can report for days when there’s a “hands up, don’t shoot” killing of a street thug in Ferguson. One person dies, a thief at that, and it is far more newsworthy than 5,000 people being burned, raped, beheaded and cut down in the streets of Iraq.
To make matters worse, the Islamists have an advocate sitting in the White House calling their religion “peaceful” and refusing to admit otherwise. As Obama sees it, all the problems in the Middle East would simply go away if the West would just stop meddling in their business.
Israel is surrounded by terrorists and jihadist groups that refuse to accept its right to exist by continuously threatening to wipe it off the map. The truth is that most Islamic maps of the Middle East have already physically rubbed Israel out.
Yet, somehow those threats are Israel’s fault.
Called them whatever you like, because they are plenty of Islamist groups to go around, but the fact is that they are ALL Islamic. Therefore they ALL follow the same basic theology as taught by their own prophet some 14 centuries ago and it is ALL contained in the Islamic guidebook called the Quran.
The “lone wolves” may be individuals but they adhere to the same game plan and there are thousands of them throughout the world. It would actually be more accurate to term Barack Obama a “lone wolf” because he does indeed act according to his own agenda in virtually everything he does. The president may be surrounded by advisors, but ultimately Mr. Obama does what he wants, when he wants and how he wants to do it. THAT is a “lone wolf” and the United States has paid the price for nearly seven years.
Eventually the West must wake up and realize that the key to waging war against Islamic jihadists is to completely understand their thinking as well as they understand ours.
Only then can the war be fought on a level playing field and the “lone wolves” like the cockroaches who trained them will disappear back into the shadows.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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