Sun Tzu advised us to know ourselves and our enemy. President Trump and his advisers should follow that sage advice.
In an interview with national public radio, Dr. Gorka was asked about the identity of the enemy. Click the link in the interviewer's name to read the entire transcript. I have added superscripts to the quotes below, linking them to my commentary which follows below the horizontal line.
GORKA: Well, of course it isn't2. That would be asinine. As I've written in my book, this isn't a war with Islam, this is a war in Islam3. As the king of Jordan, King Abdullah, as the president of the most populous Arab nation in the world, President Sisi, has stated, this is a war for the heart of Islam. Which version is going to win, an atavistic, 7th century, blood curdled version such as propagated by al-Qaida and ISIS or whether it's going to be the one that is our allies4' version5, the Jordanian, Egyptian the Emirates?
It's not a war with Islam. That would be absurd. It is a war inside Islam. And we want to see our friends4 win that war.
Robert Spencer included this quote at Jihad Watch in a piece by John Guandolo.
On John Batchelor's radio show March 2, '17, Dr. Gorka said that "the enemy is radical Islamic Terrorism9." ...
While there is one Believing Muslim on the planet, he will recruit and breed more until they can resume Jihad because Jihad is their way of life and get out of Hell free card.
Details for the doubtful:
Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master." That story is from Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386
Why did they attack the fledgling United States before we had boots on the ground in the Hijaz, while Israel was dominated by the Ottoman Empire and we had inflicted no offense? Thomas Jefferson went to London to ask their Ambassador and was told a story similar to that told to the Persians centuries before:
Got a clue? Is it true? Click through and read the original sources if you remain clueless: 3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13*; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220. *Use the <= next ayat link at top center of the page to advance to the next verse.
3:28, 3:118, 4:89, 4:139, 4:144, 5:51, 5:57, 58:14, 58:22, 60:1, 60:13 Islam & Muslims must be superior! 9.33
Moe said that Allah would, every 100 years, send someone to renovate Islam. Abd al-Wahhab was one such renovater, the Islamic equivalent of a Puritan. It's Islam, Stupid! What Moe preached and practiced 1400 years ago.
Iran is populated and governed by Shia Muslims. Both Sunni & Shi'ia read the Qur'an, believing in Allah's imperatives, threat and promise. Both sponsor terrorism. They share the goal of world conquest. The difference is over who should be caliph, originally Ali or Abu Bakr.
Mohammad Zhudi Jasser professes a mythical personal, apolitical & passive Islam that rejects imperialism & terrorism. His version is 180° out of phase with mainstream Islam. His maundery rejects the Qur'an, hadith & shari'ah and has no chance of prevailing against those with the masses, money, weapons and will to kill. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran would execute him as an apostate.
radical Islamic terrorismAn accursed lie! Radical means the root. Prefixing it to Islam implies existence of anodyne and violent forms of Islam. No anodyne form exists. Anodyne Islam is an impossibility. The Qur'an, sunnah and sira are malevolent and mercenary, not benevolent and anodyne. They define and exemplify Islam.
Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy! Terrorism is intended to weaken the will and ability of victims to mount an effective defense against Islam. Get the details here: