War on Terror: Rename it the War on Militant Islam.
Al Qaeda = The Base, pronounced al-Ka-ee-da, not al-Kay-da
We are not at war with al Qaeda, we are at war with Militant Islam. The “War on Terror” should really be called the “War on Militant Islam.”
See this very informative and well written article, At War With Whom? A short history of radical Islam by Jonathan Schanzer Doublethink Spring 2002: At War With Whom? A short history of radical Islam by Jonathan Schanzer Doublethink Spring 2002
Dr. Pipes said, “So, the President turns to me and asks: “Tell me the next steps I must take in the War on Terror in general and in Iraq in particular,” and I reply as follows.
War on Terror: Rename it the War on Militant Islam. Just as a physician must identify a disease before treating it, so a strategist must identify the enemy before defeating it. What would World War II have looked like had FDR named it the War against Surprise Attacks?”
Dr. Leiken said, “I agree with Daniel Pipes – the war on terrorism or terror is a misleading phrase. It could lead to the conclusion that the terrorists hang together and can be counted on to cooperate – like Saddam and Osama. It could lead to the view that people become terrorists and then decide which flavor to adopt. No, terror is a tactic that has been attached to a variety of opposed ideologies: nationalist, anarchist, Communist, Nazi, fascist, Islamist etc. Terrorism like war is an extension of a specific politics. Very early Daniel Pipes wrote that the ideology and politics we should focus on was radical Islam.” Frontpagemag.com Symposium: The War on Terror. How Are We Doing? (Continued)
Not only can we as a National call it like it is, we must!
When Political Correctness is of greater value than reality, truth and National Security, then we are just being plain stupid.
I agree 100%! with Osama bin Laden’s own definition of what his al Qaeda are all about and what they ought to be called, mujahedin: jihad warriors: in other words, Militant Islam!
As Robert Spencer wrote, “Osama bin Laden and other radical Muslims around the world have unanimously stated that they are not indiscriminate purveyors of mayhem — terrorists — but mujahedin: jihad warriors. They have declared again and again that they are fighting to unify the Islamic people under a restored caliphate, and to establish the hegemony of Islamic law over the reunified umma, as well as over the non-Muslim world. In doing this, they say, they are acting in complete accord with the commandments of their religion, which mandates warfare against non-Muslims in order to establish Islamic rule. And they have declared that in this struggle, the United States is their principal foe.
Why not take them at their word? Why not acknowledge that the war on terror is a defensive action against global jihadists?”
See Robert Spencer’s article: End War on Terror. Fight War on Mujahedin:
Humaneventsonline.com End War on Terror. Fight War on Mujahedin. by Robert Spencer Posted Feb 19, 2004
You think al Qaeda is bad, check out the Muslim Brotherhood!
Humaneventsonline.com We Are Not Fighting Just Al Qaeda by Robert Spencer Posted May 27, 2004
For really fun reading, check out the official al Qaeda training manual!:
Al Qaeda Training Manual