Like I’ve been saying for what seems like forever, this is the idiotic meme that they’ve crafted, deny jihadis legitimacy in order to steer Muslims from their message of jihad.
But it’s a failed policy, as Muslims continue to stream to the Islamic State and to other affiliated Islamic terror groups, and the leadership of the local Islamic communities in the West, use the disinformation to shield themselves from needed criticism.
Couple that with the ”Lone Wolf strategy” crafted by Mustafa Setmariam Nasar a.k.a. Abu Musab al Suri the innovator of ”the leaderless jihad”, then you have the perfect victim-hood angle, in this is genius strategy they can claim Islam doesn’t have any relation to the jihadis, and especially to individual ”crazies”, though their texts are full of validation and support for what they do.
What we should be doing is exposing Islam for what it really is, a highly totalitarian, racist, bigoted, intolerant murderous ideology, not papering over it. The more people understand what it’s really about, the more they will come to loathe it, including Muslims themselves. It’s a false death cult.
Obama apparatchik John Brennan is a Muslim convert, befuddled with the “majesty of the hajj”. Do you believe he knows more than the caliph Ibrahim, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has a PhD in Islamic Studies?
“CIA Director John Brennan at an event Friday warned against ascribing “Islamic legitimacy” to the overseas terrorist group, saying that allowing them to identify themselves with Islam does a disservice to Muslims around the world.” The fallacious assumption here is that Muslims around the world are looking to non-Muslims in the West to show them what is legitimately Islamic and what isn’t. That is simply not the case. The “best of people” (Qur’an 3:110) don’t derive their legitimacy from the opinions of the “most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6).
“CIA director on ISIS: They aren’t Muslims – they’re ‘psychopathic thugs,’” by Reena Flores, CBS News, March 13, 2015:
Call them “psychopathic thugs” or “murderers,” but don’t call the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Muslims.
More of this nonsense here, plucked like a goose by Robert Spencer.