Many of us seem to be oblivious to the fact that we are engaged in a war wherein our nation’s greatest treasure — our young men and women — are being maimed and killed every day as we drive through Starbucks and update our iPods. As if that isn’t bad enough, we are also engaged in a war that is going right under our noses — right here where we live. Those two wars are inextricably connected and most of us have no idea how they are.
We rightly argue about economics and politics, but more and more we seem to do so in blissful ignorance about a threat to our common life and liberty that is much greater than anything being discussed in our internal political debates. The threat may one day include nuclear, biological, chemical or some other kind of active and obviously violent force. But for now this threat is insidious, and therefore a much more dangerous. It is the threat of an idea that has consequences far graver than most of us can imagine.
And that is just the way our enemy likes it.
Most of us have heard of jihad, the concept of an ongoing “struggle” that motivates Islamic fundamentalists to fly airplanes into buildings and blow themselves up in the streets of the middle east. No doubt, jihad is a threat to us here in the United States also. But, since September 11, 2001 you may have noticed that bold, blatant physical attacks like we experienced that day are few and far between. That is because a different, more effective tactic is at work. It is the concept of taqiyya, and it will be the downfall of this nation if we don’t wake up to it.
That wake up call is the purpose of this blog. And though I am a nobody with no clout or market to impact, I hope this small attempt to uncover taqiyya will somehow mushroom into a wake up call to many others. The tactic is invisible but if we remain ignorant of it, the stakes are enormous.
If you want to a quick primer on this issue, the first thing you need to do is listen to this radio interview with Strategic Engagement Group‘s John Guandolo, a former Marine and SWAT Team member who now does strategic security consulting for all levels of government law enforcement about the threat of the Global Islamic Movement.
Guandolo is the kind of guy who gives credence to this issue as someone like me never could. My point is to say that this blog is not just the rantings of some loony, fringe conspiracy theorist. It is not just my opinion or the result of my imagination. The information I hope to present here will always be supported by reasonable, credible sources. I will not speculate or extrapolate beyond what the evidence allows.