Is Islamic Terrorism Really Islamic?

February 26, 2015
Written by D. L. Gary Pandol

Misleading the American people and United States’ allies, the President repeatedly states that the Islamic State or ISIS and other Muslim terrorist groups are not Islamic, that calling for the death of infidels or inciting murder is not Islamic, and that ISIS is not a state.

Yet, consider this: Terrorist entities like the Islamic State embrace Islamic texts and the teachings of Islam by traditional Muslim scholars.

Indeed, the caliph or leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has a doctorate degree in Islamic studies and adhers to a strict interpretation of Islamic or Shariah law found in the passages of the Koran and the Hadiths and evidenced by the Islamic State’s violent, barbaric actions.

And yes, the Islamic State, IS, has achieved statehood. Equipped with its own army, its own capital city, IS manages as well as governs the civil services of the cities it now possesses. It is even printing its own currency and issuing birth certificates.

Terrorist groups know that jihad is necessary to establish Islamic supremacy in their overarching goal towards world domination. Historical examples bear this out. Muslim armies marched on and conquered the Middle East and parts of Asia and Europe in an effort to bring humanity to either embrace Islam or live under its domination.

President Obama likes to imagine that concepts like “building empires” and “imperialism” are an evil invention of Western nations, when in fact empire building gave rise in the Middle East with the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Byzantine empires. [See Efraim Karsh’s book: Islamic Imperialism: A History]

Like so many Islamic leaders after him, Mohammad himself declared “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, “There is no god but Allah.”

The Middle East Initiative recommends that Americans wake up. Islamic terrorism, then and now, is about Islamic supremacy and must be utterly destroyed.

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