The Grand Jihad

A review of Andrew McCarthy's The Grand Jihad-How Islam and the Left Sabotage America During an address on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan, the Obama administration's lead counterterrorism adviser, provided a transparently bowdlerized perspective on jihad. Brennan's statements were breathtaking in their profound cognitive dissonance regarding this uniquely Islamic institution, which continues to wreak daily havoc in our era. Despite over 15,350 jihad terror attacks by Muslims worldwide since the cataclysmic acts of jihad terrorism committed against the United States itself on September 11, 2001, Brennan insisted, Nor do we describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or ‘Islamists' because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children.Closing this willfully blind circle of...(Read Full Article)

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