Thankyou Dr. Walid Phares.
Posted by Exile on April 24, 2007
Finally I have found someone who reiterates my thinking in my post from April 10.
Dr. Walid Phares was commenting on a speech made by British MP Hilary Benn at a New York meeting organized by the Center on International Cooperation think-tank. I found the article on The New Media Journal.
When Jihadi cells grow and operate in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, blow up undergrounds, conspire to destroy airliners over the Atlantic; when British authorities are now monitoring more than 1,200 potential future Terrorists across the isles; that is not a local police issue. When the Salafi Jihadists operate in Morocco, Algeria, India, Russia, Indonesia, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Holland, France, Canada and the United States, with one ideology, a focused identity, a global strategy and a set of coordinated moves; and when on top of that, their leaders, commanders and emirs clearly state their world objectives, identify their common enemy; when all that is displayed and restated on and on in the media and on internet, it is most troubling that a member of the British Government, in charge of “international development” fails on guessing who the war is against and who his country and democracies around the world are up against. If that is not a Global War, what else could be? Mr. Benn’s incapacity to identify the global threat is disturbing, particularly because the enemy isn’t secret nor is its ideology confidential. But let’s note that US legislators lately have recommended similar mind games.
Dr. Walid Phares.
He could have said that about any one of our present leaders. They do not grasp the simple truth, that the whole of Islam is waging war against us and not merely disassociated groups of mad ragheads with a utopian idea of a medieval state made real in our time. We are at war. Politicians, wake up. Smell the cordite!
Our enemy is called ISLAM!
Dr. Walid Phares is Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and author of Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America (Palgrave/St. Martin, 2005). He is also a Professor of Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University and a contributing expert to FOX News. The international version of Professor Walid Phares’ Future Jihad is now released. The new title is “Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West” Published by Palgrave/St Martin; New York and London (December 2006).