Allen West gav vid Hudson Institute i lördags följande svar rörande en förekommande idé samt en fråga om motiven bakom militant jihad mot väst. (Bör kanske påpekas att jihad inte måste förutsätta våldshandlingar.)
We were talking about how to identify the enemy and last week Helen Thomas… […] It was after the Christmas bombing incident and they were talking with the counter terrorism, and her question was "-Why do they want to do this?", and the answer was "-Well, because there is a warped version of Islam that is motivating them", and her question again was "-Why? Why would they warp a religion in order to attack us", as if that was the order that it happened in. -We got to attack America, let’s warp Islam. What do you say to people who would jump through any mental hopes in order to make us the bad guy, because her conclusion is that they are fighting a war to be isolated and sovereign, not a war against us. How do you answer that?
Let me say this, and... I don’t care of being popular or whatever. The first thing you got to do is you got to study and understand who you’re up against, and you must realize that this is not a religion that you fight against. You're fight against a theopolitical belief system, a construct. You’re fight against something that’s been doing these things since 622 AD, the seventh century, 1388 years. You want to dig up Charles Martel and ask him why he was fight the Muslim army the Battle of Tours 732? You want to ask the Venetian fleet at Lepanto why they were fighting a Muslim fleet 1571? You want to ask the Christian… I mean the Germanic and Austrian knights why they were fight at the gates of Vienna 1683? You want to ask people what happened at Constantinople on what today is called Istanbul because they lost that fight in 1453? You need to get into the Koran, you need to understand their precepts, you need to read the Surah, you need to read the Hadith, and then you can really understand this is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book says.
I want to close by saying this […], until you get principled leadership in United States of America that is willing to say that, we will continue to chase our tail, because we will never clearly define who this enemy is, and then understand their goals and objectives -- which (are) on any jihadist website -- and then come up with the right and proper goals and objectives to not only secure our Republic, but to secure Western civilization.
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