Thursday, December 15, 2005

Is someone in the Intelligence Community actually getting it?

Following yesterday's post about Muslim infiltration of the US intelligence community, I ran across this intriguing, well-timed piece in FrontPage Magazine. It actually is a bit of encouraging news from the world's superpower that is effectively hamstrung by political correctness

...for the first time, a key Pentagon intelligence agency involved in homeland security is delving into Islam's holy texts to answer whether Islam is being radicalized by the terrorists or is already radical. Military brass want a better understanding of what's motivating the insurgents in Iraq and the terrorists around the globe, including those inside America who may be preparing to strike domestic military bases. The enemy appears indefatigable, even more active now than before 9/11. Are the terrorists really driven by self-serving politics and personal demons? Or are they driven by religion? And if it's religion, are they following a manual of war contained in their scripture?Answers are hard to come by.

Actually, answers to these questions aren't that hard to come by. A simple, straightforward study of Islam's unholy texts reveal the answers, answers that folks in the blogosphere have been well aware of for, oh, quite awhile now. However, having said that, it's encouraging to see that at least the right questions are now being asked in certain corridors of power inside the Beltway...or at least in some of the backrooms.

But wait, it gets better:

So far the conclusions of intelligence analysts assigned to the project, who include both private contractors and career military officials, contradict the commonly held notion that Islam is a peaceful religion hijacked or distorted by terrorists. They've found that the terrorists for the most part are following a war-fighting doctrine articulated through Muhammad in the Quran, elaborated on in the hadiths, codified in Islamic or sharia law, and reinforced by recent interpretations or fatwahs."Islam is an ideological engine of war (Jihad)," concludes the sensitive Pentagon briefing paper. And "no one is looking for its off switch."

Verily, alleluja! Someone inside the puzzle palace is finally getting it! But this someone has to realize one little thing, namely that Jihad does not have an 'off' switch. How are we infidels supposed to handle this slight inconvenience? By creating a more PC-friendly Quran, or Islam maybe? There's another worthless idea, forget it. It's like asking non-Nazis in the 1930s to rewrite Mein Kampf.

"I don't like to criticize our intelligence services, because we did win the Cold War," says a Northern Command intelligence official. "However, all of these organizations have made only limited progress adjusting to the current threat or the sharing of information." Why? "All suffer heavily from political correctness," he explains.

Yes, absolutely. Political correctness is the debilitating disease that fogs our minds, blinds our vision, cripples our decision makers and decision making, and saps our overwhelming economic and military power. The destructive virus of Political Correctness is a natural ally of Islam's Jihad. This is the message that needs to be shouted, repeatedly, from the mountain tops until enough politicians grow a spine and finally get it.

"Most Americans don't realize we are in a war of survival -- a war that is going to continue for decades," the Northcom official warns.

Amen, brother. Finally, someone in the intelligence community with some intelligence.

An excellent read--read the whole thing at FrontPage Magazine now.

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