“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” – Sun Tzu
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared on Fox News Sunday and essentially admitted that leaders of Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. are helping to set policy in the Middle East. He even quoted these leaders as saying Islam is ‘about peace and brotherhood’.
A common meme put forth by Johnson in that clip as justification that ISIS is not Islamic is the fact that ISIS kills Muslims too. Based on that reality, an admission by the administration that ISIS is Islamic would mean that Muslims kill Muslims, Christians, Jews and others, with the one common denominator being Islam.
Unfortunately for stealth jihadists in the U.S. who have the ear of the Obama administration – as they did during the Clinton and Bush administrations – the actions of ISIS are forcing them to go into hyper-propaganda mode. To this point, the strategy of the Obama administration has been to facilitate that propaganda under the auspices that calling ISIS Islamic would give the terrorists legitimacy, notwithstanding the fact that the head of ISIS has a PhD in Islamic Studies.
Johnson is certainly not the only administration official to say this. Consider close Obama foreign policy adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. He has repeatedly and adamantly insisted that Islamic terrorists should not be called Jihadists. In the short clip below in the wake of the Paris Charlie Hebdo attacks, Brzezinski essentially admits that Islamic terror attacks are acts of Jihad by admitting that Jihad means Holy War. Nonetheless, his argument is that by referring to Islamic terrorists by that term gives them legitimacy.
Watch the look on the face of Brzezinski’s daughter at the end of this clip selection:
Obama himself has insisted that ‘ISIL is not Islamic’ as well:
The insistence that ISIS not be identified as Islamic is about protecting the stealth jihadists more than anything else. Even if it seems rational to some that calling Islamic terrorists Islamic will grant those terrorists legitimacy, a simple question must be asked and answered: Why do leaders with stealth Muslim Brotherhood front groups so want this distinction to be made by the Obama administration?
Any formal admission that ISIS IS Islamic would get America to a place where there is a problem with Islam. This would have a devastating effect on the stealth jihadist agenda, which would be a good thing.
It also requires knowing and opposing the enemy.