Obama must wage war on the Islamic State, not merely harass it – Mitt Romnay – The Washington Post

Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts,...

Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, 2008 US presidential candidate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mitt Romney argues that the lesson of Paris is that we must fully commit to ending the terrorist threat.

Source: Obama must wage war on the Islamic State, not merely harass it – The Washington Post

This short article by Romney, published in the Washington Post, echoes popular opinion.

For me, there are three important points made by Romney.

Firstly, Obama policies in Iraq and Syria have been ineffective, and there’s an urgent need to effectively intervene to stop terrorism escalating worldwide.

Secondly, Muslims around the world must recognize that the Islamist terrorists are hiding behind the Muslim religion. They cannot sit on the fence.

Thirdly, the mass intake of refugees is hiding terrorists in their midst.

Do you agree with Romney that it is time to take the gloves off and wage war?


Opinion – America’s embrace of Islamophobia is new – but not surprising | Rula Jebreal | Comment is free | The Guardian – John Gelmini

English: The Ethnic composition of Muslims in ...

English: The Ethnic composition of Muslims in the United States, according to the United States Department of State based on the publication of Being Muslim in America as of March 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guardian’s Rula Jebreal in this article, brought to us by Dr Alf, should explain how certain verses in the Koran are compatible with Western values and how Sharia law, is compatible with Judeo-Christian ethics, which is the foundation of English Common Law, which is in turn the foundation of all American law Constitution.

Proponents of Islam pretend that it is a peaceful religion, that Muslims are “misunderstood” and that only a tiny minority are radicalised. They play down that Islam is a potent political force. The reality is that Islam is against the values of the Guardian newspaper itself, which favours more liberalised divorce laws, gay marriage and the rights of woman.

Further evidence for this can be found in the BBC 2015 survey of Muslims, which found that 11% favoured Muslims fighting against the West, 20% believe that Western liberal democracy cannot ever be compatible with Islam, 11% feel that organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohamed deserve to be attacked.

Rula Jebreal and Muslim apologists have nothing to say about the consequences of political Islam, so her article should be disregarded as the self-serving nonsense that it is.

Opinion in America is hardening against Muslims because they, like me, understand all too well that this religion, as actually practiced, is increasingly incompatable with the Western way of life and that too many of it’s adherents are political radicalisers, who need to be challenged.

Moderate Muslims need to be much bolder.

John Gelmini