Skip to comments.To Defeat the Islamic Fascism of Iran and Turkey, We Must Delegitimize the Ideology
Posted on 01/04/2020 8:21:08 AM PST by LucienCA13
TThe rhetoric about the so-called War on Terror has led us down the wrong path for 20 years. Terrorism is a tactic. We are not at war with terror. Similarly, our fight is not against radical or extreme Islam. When it comes to the Middle East, particularly Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, it is imperative that we understand the true nature of the threat. We are fighting Islamic Fascismthe political idea in which state actors or nonstate actors are using Islam to rule people through the use of violence. This is not about Islam itself, but rather about belligerents hijacking the religion for their own political purposes. With this definition, it is clear that you can be a good Muslim and not be a fascist. This is the reality for thousands of Sunni Arabs who fought and died alongside Christians and Kurds against ISIS as members of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
We are fighting a political idea that currently manifests itself in the violent actions from Turkey and Iran as well as non-state actors who seek land and governing structuresISIS, Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq, thugs in Idlib, and even those in al-Hol refugee camp. The ongoing war in Afghanistan has shown that we cant win with just guns and money; we have to win the war of ideas. To permanently defeat the Islamic Fascists, we must first delegitimize their ideology. The only way to do this is by ensuring the success of two areas being governed in the exact opposite manner, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the proposed Nineveh Plains Province. You cant make people care about each other or respect each others religion; it has to be organic. Both of these areas are religiously diverse and include some of the oldest Christian communities in the world.
The Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria is a perfect example of a space being governed in the exact opposite manner as Turkey, Iran, and the Syrian regime run areas nearby. The 4 million people who live here have created a functioning government, a military force to defend its people, and a shared identity based on values in a community made up of multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-linguistic people. It is the only area in the entire Middle East where Christianity can be proselytized, where churches can easily be built and droves of the population are self-converting to Christianity. Christians are living peacefully alongside Arab and Kurdish Muslims, Yazidis, and Armenians. There are more women in political leadership than even in the West. No wonder Turkey and Iran would like to see its demise.
Since the Turkish invasion on October 9, hundreds of civilians have been killed, and several hundred thousand have been displaced. Personally, we have seen the results of the drone attacks and how they continue in civilian areas outside the safe zone. Turkey is currently moving between 1 and 3 million refugees from other parts of Syria after forcibly removing Kurds, Christian, and Yazidis. It is impossible to call this anything other than ethnic cleansing. This most recent incursion is the third in three years, so it would be foolish to presume Turkeys aggressions are finished. Most people on the ground in northeast Syria expect Turkey will try to gain more land within six months to a year.
In order to empower the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria to defend its civilian population from future attacks by Turkey, ISIS, and Iran, the United States should immediately give them political recognition as a state in the future Syria. This political jurisdiction, based on the social contract and the rights of all the people in northern Syria, would give the president an ability to conduct business in northern Syria and still maintain sanctions on the rest of Syria. This would also give nations the political legitimacy needed to continue the delivery of humanitarian aid. Recognition would ensure a future for the people of northern Syria. The success of their political project could free us from needing an enduring military footprint.
In Iraq, Christians and Yazidis are still not able to return to their homes after being victims of genocide by the Islamic State in 2014. That persecution continues with the Iraqi-funded militias directed by Tehran, the Hashd al-Shaabi, PMUs, or PMFsthat continue to chase them from their homes or make it impossible for them to return. While USAID has been rebuilding homes, community centers, infrastructure, and working to recruit private investors, the security conditions make for an impossible situation with a fraction of the religious minorities returning.
The recent militia attack on an Iraqi military base killed an American contractor and injured several American and Iraqi soldiers. The US military responded with airstrikes against the specific militia, leading to militia members and leaders storming the US embassy in Baghdad. These violent actions by Iranian agents are the very reason young Iraqis have been in the streets protesting. Peaceful demonstrations show that the Iranian controlled government in Baghdad does not have the consent of the governed. The Islamic Fascist ideology of Sunni ISIS has been replaced by Shia pro-Iranian agents inside the government of Baghdad. This is a paradigm where Shia Iraqi citizens have indicated that they are Muslim but not fascists. They are willing to fight and die for freedom. This is about shared values, not sectarian divisions.
Iraqs constitution provides for the creation of the Nineveh Plains Province. Supporting this province is the only way we can support Christians in their desire to return, govern, and protect themselves. We have worked with the Nineveh Plains Council, which is made up of Chaldean, Syriac, and Assyrian political parties. They are anxious to implement a plan first produced in 2017 that would eventually protect all the people who live within the Nineveh Plains: Shia, Sunni, Yazidi, Kakai, Kurdish, Turkmen, and Christian. When ISIS approached the area in August 2014, security forces fled and abandoned Christians and Yazidis. Despite billions of US defense spending and training, the Iraqi Security Forces did not send one unit to defend these vulnerable communities. The Kurdish Peshmerga did not have the resources or capability to defend these areas, having not been given equipment or training similar to the Iraqi Security Forces. These communities simply wont put themselves and their families in that vulnerable position again. They must have an indigenous security force comprised of members from their own community. We met with security professionals ready to implement this structure.
It is time we recognize the power of freedom being lived out surrounded on all sides by Islamic Fascism. Contrasting the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the Nineveh Plains with nearby areas will help us win the war of ideas to defeat Islamic Fascismsimilar to the juxtaposition of West Germany to East Germany which led to the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. We can give speeches about the need for religious freedom in the Middle East, but actions speak louder than words. The success of these spaces will be the best strategy against Turkeys desire for a caliphate or Irans coveted land bridges through Syria and Iraq. Most importantly, we defeat their ideology by displaying the virtues of freedom right inside their borders.
Islam is a political system that is unconstitutional.
We have every legal right to shut down Islam in America because it directly subverts out Constitution and thus our Free Constitutional Republic.
Bypass all the Leftist bull sh#t by arguing the legal argument that the political/legal system of Islam is patently unconstitutional.
Best thing we could do is get a wide scale Shia Sunni war going.
Its Islam its self that is the problem and it is what we in the west in the free world are at war with
If you really want to learn the truth its rather exhausting but read Craig wins site here. Www.prophetofdoom.net
If you believe this, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I'd like to sell you. To quote Turkeys PM Erdogan: "The term 'moderate Islam' is ugly and offensive Islam is Islam".
The fact is that Islam is and has always been a system (religion & government) of violent conquest and enslavement of the infidel, i.e., of anyone not Muslim.
Anyone who believes Islam is a religion of peace is ignoring its history over the past 1400 years. Violence and conquest have always been and continue to be at the heart of Islam. To not understand this is to be blind or stupid. Yes, the West's acceptance of Islam/Muslims shows our blindness and stupidity.
We had the same problem after WW2 with Japan and Shinto. It was a religion and a form of government. Whatever we did to separate the two parts so we could kill the government aspect and leave the religious aspect alone it what we should do with Islam. I believe anything else is doomed to failure. We can’t expect or force a couple of billion people to give up their religion. Never going to happen. But we might be able to get them to give up their form of government for a better one.
We were stuck with the “War on Terror” moniker because George W didn’t have the guts to name the enemy.
"He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the Contrary, Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms - which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning (1). Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his follower's by the violence of his arms. Nor do divine pronouncements on part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimony of the Old and the New Testaments by making them into a fabrication of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place faith in his words believe foolishly." - Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 16, Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36
Basically an extemely dangerous cult.
Dip obviously has never read any of the queeranus. It's alllah bout isSlime!
It gives it's adherents two choices. Either go mohomicidal, or provide and support those that will.
Aint no belligerents about it! It's the totality and entirety of it!
PS islam does NOT mean peace! It's meaning is Submission, Subjugation, and Slavery!
Islam has NEVER been at peace with any other civil society since the partial birth abortion that created it, It is a Disease destined to plague and destroy the entire civilized world if not eradicated in it’s entirety.
We have words in our Holy writings that say — Love thy neighbor...
They have writings that say-—If thy neighbor refuses ISLAM,kill him...
Ours says... Do not bear false witness
Theirs says ..If it benefits ISLAM, you may lie
How can we coexist with that ???
One is crooked but Pelosi lets her stay; one is an air head, two are stealthy pushing Sharia Law, All are incompatible to and abuse the U.S. Constitution.
“Best thing we could do is get a wide scale Shia Sunni war going.”
U got that one right !!
Agee with all posters. End sharia deport non citizen and remove Imams Mullahs or what ever the Fs are. End Mid East wars by,,,arming Kurds, recognize Kurdistan. Include parts of Iraq Turkey and Syria. The towel people will be at it for centuries.
I agree that Islam in all forms is antithetical to Freedom. Sharia Law is promoted and implemented by both Shiite and Sunni.
I also agree with a post here that we can’t end Islam but maybe we can separate the religion from the government, and another who said to pit Sunni against Shiite.
I agree with your recommendation of “arming Kurds, recognize Kurdistan. Include parts of Iraq Turkey and Syria.”. The authors of this article agree with you as their main point is that we should support the Nineveh Plains and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
Never ever vote for a Muslim on state level or Government level...please read
Thanks for the tip. No need. I’ve never voted for a Dem (let alone a Muslim) in 37 years. I will never vote for any Dem or any Muslim, or any non-NBC, and never will ... until I die and CA starts to vote for me.
Do dat B — The 3 miss key turds ?
I don't buy this at all.
Muslims don't deliberately get themselves killed fighting against us Infidels for any reason than to please Allah and get a heavenly reward.
As far as so-called Muslims fighting along side us Infidels , every religion has its heretics, apostates and traitors.
That is why so many so called Muslims are killed by fundamental Muslims who are following the examples set by Muhammad. Our problem with Islam is the Muslims who follow Islam the way Allah and Muhammad want it implemented.
That is hard to grasp for people brought up in a Judeo/Christian outlook on religion.-Tom
. We are fighting Islamic Fascism
There it goes again. Dodging the truth with qualifiers.
We’re at war with Islam because Islam is at war with us.
Not Islam modified by something.
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