Self-Inflicted Defeat

The highest levels of government enforce a policy on the military which effectively prevents consideration of the enemy doctrine of jihad. At a recent briefing on cyber-terrorism in Washington, D.C., a former Navy SEAL repeatedly apologized for any statements in his lecture that could be misconstrued as anti-Muslim. He carefully qualified every negative reference to Muslims or Islam as excluding the vast majority of "peaceful[,] law-abiding" Muslims. The level of caution displayed by a military officer who had recently returned from a tour in Iraq and had served at a high level of military intelligence was disconcerting. The former SEAL wholeheartedly -- perhaps unwittingly -- accepted the role of "dhimmi," an inferior who, under the provisions of Islamic law, does not have the right to self-defense. How could a member of an elite division of the U.S. Navy who had withstood arduous military preparation be fearful of merely offending Muslims? How does this mentality...(Read Full Article)