Imagine Martha Coakley sitting on the Senate Intelligence Committee and asked to consider the implications of this story from yesterday’s Investor’s Business Daily. Could she break out of her politically correct straight-jacket to ferret out jihadist agents at the Pentagon? Could she ask the right questions about what happened at Ft. Hood and how the PC police in the military enabled a Al-Q sympathizer to kill fellow Americans?
Frequently booked by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a guest speaker at its events, [so-called moderate American clerics like Zaid] Shakir Shakir tells his Muslim audience: “Jihad is physically fighting the enemies of Islam to protect and advance the religion of Islam. This is jihad.”
Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft. “Islam doesn’t permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people,” he said, but “if you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that’s something else.”
The 82nd Airborne is based out of Fort Bragg, which is part of North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw’s home district. Shaw is CAIR’s new chairman. He is also a minority contractor who operates Shaw Food Services Co. near Fort Bragg. According to the legislator’s financial disclosure form, Shaw Food customers include the Defense Department…
Will Fort Bragg be next? Does anybody care?
As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq drag on, and as long as our troops are deployed in those Muslim countries, our troops stationed here will increasingly be targeted by homegrown jihadists.
To protect them, military command must stop currying favor with suspect Muslim groups and start beefing up counterintelligence activities. It must institute a policy of zero tolerance for Jihad Joes in the ranks.
If Fort Hood did not open their eyes, snap them out of their PC slumber, nothing will. Our brave men and women in uniform already have to worry about getting ambushed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They shouldn’t have to worry about getting ambushed at home…
While there is rightly placed concern that we not label all Muslims as Islamic terrorists or enemy sympathizers, it is entirely proper to address certain aspects of violence as uniquely Islamic. After all, our enemies cite the sources of Islam as the foundation of their global jihad.
By ignoring this demonstrably obvious fact, the military is violating the first rule of war: Know thy enemy and what motivates it. That’s a recipe for defeat.
Be afraid, dear friends. Martha Coakley will be too busy asking the wrong questions and place the blame elsewhere. She will worry about “hearts and minds” of the jihadist not the safety of Americans. Her approach will be guided by a Gitmo mentality that finds its home in the majority party.
To those who object to this prospect, consider the following. Coakley has a track record here in Massachusetts of looking the other way at wrong-doing, if not the wrong way at matters of public safety. After all she doesn’t believe there’s an illegal immigration problem in Massachusetts and her decision not to enforce laws is what makes her candidacy a dubious proposition for voters.
Elections have consequences. They should not put national security at risk.