The Lone Wolf Jihad

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Indeed, all evidence indicates that the focus remains on the tangible, the quantifiable—al-Qaeda—without wanting to look at the surrounding context which produces groups like it and even jihadi lone wolfs.   In the CNN interview, “Obama said the government continues to monitor and gather information about potential terror plots, even though Al Qaeda’s capabilities have been degraded.”  Note the ingrained “even though,” as if the very demise of al-Qaeda, its total eradication, is naturally supposed to equate the demise of jihad, which is some 1400 years older than al-Qaeda.

And if ever there was talk on the context that fuels the jihad, it was always the idea that U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East was to blame (regurgitating what the jihadis themselves were saying).  Likewise, it was believed that terrorism was a “foreign” problem that could never infect American Muslims, as it has nothing to do with Islam.

Yet here is Napolitano saying that “We are also seeing a rise of activities by individuals who are actually in the country.”  More to the point, months earlier, Attorney General Eric Holder said that  “the threat has changed … to worrying about people in the United States, American citizens — raised here, born here, and who for whatever reason, have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born.”

None of this is surprising, considering that the Obama administration went out of its way to ban the use of accurate words—such as jihad and Islam from national security documents—thereby epistemologically undermining American discourse on the nature of the threat.

In short, Fort Hood style attacks—both the successful one of 2009 and the unsuccessful one from weeks ago—should have been expected.  Expect more to come as the lone wolf jihad runs loose.

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  • twg2a PitBull

    They are laying the tracks for total gun control and to portray the "terrorists" as being COnservative TEA Partiers, Constitutionalists and other individuals with a deep Love for our Country and watching it burn to the ground.__Instead of using the Norway incident as an example of the "lone wolf" terrorist, they should have used obama's minion, Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood ISLAMIC TERRORIST who murdered 13 of our service members. Hasan was a member of obama's transition team from '08 – '09, WORKING WITHIN OUR VERY OWN DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. Of course, they would NEVER mention that pesky little FACT. And while they talk about this issue, there's a HUGE list of ISLAMIC TERRORISTS who've been arrested right her on our soil attempting to carry out jihad. THOSE would have been a better example in the context of this article, but nooooooooooooooo. They've got to make it appear as though it's the Conservatives who are the terrorists. (Con't)

    • twg2a PitBull

      We've got our very own jihadi in our very own white house now, and the muslim brotherhood and other proven terrorist groups have infiltrated every level of our government, including our pentagon, white house, department of homeland security, department of education and every other nook and cranny of our infrastructure. Watching this suicide is killing me. WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO WAKE UP AND START CALLING THIS WHAT IT IS?!?!?!

      • tarleton

        Typical paranoid rantings of an american redneck…you sound like one of the dunces who ''want to see Obama's birth certificate '' ….National Enquirer ?

        • The Infidel

          Lets see if you think this is redneck rantings.

          Sheikh 'Adel Shehato one of the chief islamic clerics for the Muslim brotherhood, you know, trained in the koran, hadith, sunna to understand it correctly and not misunderstand it when talking about it.
          The Term "Democracy" is Not in the Arab or Islamic Lexicon; Once Allah's Law Reigns Supreme, the People's Role will End.

          As Muslims, we must believe that the Koran is our constitution, and that it is [therefore] impossible for us to institute a Western democratic regime.

          The Christian is free to worship his god in his church, but if the Christians make problems for the Muslims, I will exterminate them. I am guided by the shari'a, and it stipulates that they must pay the jizya tax while in a state of humiliation.

          We say to the Christians, convert to Islam or pay the jizya, otherwise we will fight you.

          • The Infidel

            Of course we will launch a campaign of Islamic conquest, throughout the world.

            the shari'a does not call it 'violence' but 'jihad for the sake of Allah.

            We want to call all other countries to join Islam, and that will be the task of the ambassadors. If [the countries] refuse, there will be war.

            There will be tourism for purposes of [medical] treatment, but the tourism sites of the pyramids, the Sphinx, and Sharm Al-Sheikh will be shut down, because my task [as a ruler] is to get people to serve Allah rather than [other] people [i.e., tourists].

            In Islam, there is no such thing as art. Painting, singing, and dancing are forbidden.

            Ok is it still islamaphobia to say that I stand against all the above? If so, why? Is this a worthy cause to get behind? if so I feel nothing but pitty and loathing for your point of view.

          • kafir4life

            How come we never ever hear any "moderate" muslims who say that the sheik is wrong about islam? Answer: They can't. sheik shiit-hato is one of the foremost experts in islam, and one of the muslims I get my islamic education from. I'm not an islamophobe. That would be silly to be "afraid" of those things. They're a laugh a minute!!!

            Any muslims who'd care to argue the good sheik's points? Crabnuts (Cha-Ching) Mikey? Where you been hiding?

    • ObamaYoMoma

      They are laying the tracks for total gun control and to portray the "terrorists" as being COnservative TEA Partiers, Constitutionalists and other individuals with a deep Love for our Country and watching it burn to the ground.

      They deliberately conflate jihad with terrorism and never distinguish between the two entirely different and mutually exclusive things altogether because it makes it easier and more convenient for them to target guns and conservatives that they view as being right wing extremists.

  • Chezwick_mac

    Raymond is dead-on, as usual. And the paradigm will remain the same…tragedy, arrests, and momentary silence from the Islamo-Left. After the furor dies down in a couple of weeks, the "Islamophobia" campaign is resumed, and the purveyors of realism will be demonized with renewed vigor.

  • StephenD

    The Infidel is right. And Kafir4life makes a valid point. Where are the "Moderates" to refute this babbling Sheik? Whenever the truth comes out we are told it was a "misunderstanding" of the "religion of peace." Really? Swell…show us how they misunderstood it. Speak up! In fact, start an educational campaign to inform these folks how they have it all wrong. Instead, when we call them out, we're suddenly "Islamophobic."
    Which brings to what Chezwick says who is correct as usual. And the beat goes on.

  • openeyes

    Do they realize they are describing theBill Ayres, Obama's buddy?

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    Islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    Islam strives for world domination.

    The Quran commands Muslims to exercise jihad.

    The Quran commands Muslims to establish shariah law.

    The Quran commands Muslims to impose Islam on the entire world.

    Islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    Islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    Shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a Islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the Quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle.

    Islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    Mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes Mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    I STAND with Israel

    • StephenD

      I agree with what you post but must ask you…why do you continue to post the exact same thing? Everyone that frequents this site knows this. Most all of us agree with you. I am only asking that you speak to the article instead of re-posting the same comment to many different articles, even though what you say is correct. I fear we may lend to the thought that we become as a "clanging cymbal" and eventually we are no longer heard as legitimate. I mean no offense.

  • Flipside

    The only radicalizing happening in the United States is that Americans are getting sick of cartel price controls, subversion of the free market, seizure of all domestic property, and the conversion of every place of national transit into a Tel Aviv style police state. Hmmmm. America is becoming more Socialist and more Zionist. Americans are getting stopped, scanned and now interrogated in order to use an airplane, a train, or a bus. Allegedly this is because of Muslims. But we see Geithner screwing up the bank, Greenspan saying he doesn't know what money is at M5, we see Michael Chertoff cashing in on those TSA backscatter machines, Rahm Emmanuel trading places with the Daley crime family and forcing himself into office and then imposing taxes and curfews, while calling for 2 year mandatory slave service. We see Jane Harman pushing the National ID Card and warrantless wiretapping. We see Hasbaras creating Anders Breiviks and then cheering Janet Napolitano while she bends that into more restrictions on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 10th Amendments. Sure there is a radicalization happening in the United States, but it is of United States citizens. Hasbaras are on the wrong side of it.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    “What we see now is smaller plots,” she said.  “We are also seeing a rise of activities by individuals who are actually in the country, and they are acting by themselves and that kind of attack is the most difficult to prevent because there is nothing to intercept.” 

    Why are they in the country in the first place? I mean we spent trillions of dollars to double the size, scope, and power of the federal government and usurped the American people's heretofore constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and expression and right to privacy? Indeed, if anyone travels by air these days or enters a federal building they are not only forced to endure long inconvenient security lines, but must also submit to getting their junk photographed and manually searched and inspected, and especially if you are a toddler or if you are not wearing an hijab.

    Of course, this is all based on our federal government's idiotic assumption on Islam, which is Islam is a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, and which is utterly absurd.

    Moreover, it's also based off the stupid assumption that jihad is terrorism. Hence, because jihad is terrorism, as for as our federal government that has been hijacked and co-opted by the political correct Left is concerned, then jihad which is terrorism is perpetrated by political extremists only and is always violent and only always directed against civilian noncombatants.

    However, in reality jihad and terrorism are two mutually exclusive and entirely different things altogether, as jihad is only waged by MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers, can be both violent and non-violent, and can be against civilian non-combatants and military combatants as in Iraq and Afghanistan today.

    In fact, per the sixth and most important of Islam, jihad is an obligatory duty for every Muslim. It's not an obligatory duty only for extremists and it's not an obligatory duty only for radicals, while at the same time that so-called moderates are given a free pass. Instead, it is an obligatory duty for ALL MUSLIMS to fight jihad in the cause of Allah, no exceptions.

    Hence, ALL MAINISTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS are jihadists, a few of them are violent jihadists, and the vast overwhelming majority of them are stealth and deceptive non-violent jihadists, and the ones that are not jihadists are not Muslims at all but instead blasphemous apostates that must be executed per the dictates of Islam.

    Meanwhile, because our federal government ignorantly conflates jihad with terrorism, it focuses only on the violent variety of jihad which it wrongly misconstrues to be terrorism, at the same time it is also completely oblivious to the many non-violent stealth and deceptive varieties of jihad, which, by the way, is employed astronomically far more prevalently. Thus, those stealth and deceptive non-violent varieties of jihad are being employed against us completely unacknowledged and unopposed.

    What are a couple examples of stealth and deceptive jihad? Demographic Conquest via mass Muslim immigration to the West and other non-Islamic countries is a variety of stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad that takes place completely unacknowledged and unopposed. In fact, the Center for American Progress's recent 130-page report used to silence those courageously exposing the truth about Islam via character assassinations and misinformation is another variety of stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad that is totally unacknowledged and unopposed.

    Imagine during the Cold War against Communism, another totalitarian ideology very similar to Islam, if the USA had been totally oblivious to the covert war the Communists were waging against America, especially since the Cold War was a war that was fought primarily through covert means, what would have happened? The USA would have been defeated and Americans today would be slaves to a Communist state. That is exactly what will happen to America if our federal government continues to be hijacked and co-opted by the political correct Left and if we continue to elect Islamopanderers to office like Gov. Rick Perry, GWB, and BHO.

    In any event, imagine if GWB had correctly identified Islam as the existential threat it really is after the 9/11 jihad attacks and immediately outlawed Islam, banned and reversed Muslim immigration, and sealed off the borders instead of blowing trillions of dollars doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids for nothing. Not only would none of the jihad attacks since 9/11/2001 such as the Fort Hood Massacre ever have happened, since zero Muslim stealth jihadists living in America as a fifth column equals zero jihad attacks, but we also wouldn't be in hock for the trillions of dollars that were inevitably wasted courtesy of GWB.

  • effemall

    When a citizen acts against his own country, we have treason and treason is punished with the death sentence. Why can't these home grown terrorists be tried for treason and be executed quickly?

  • 080

    The only answer to lone wolf terrorism is profiling. About 50 years ago there was a mad bomber who left pipe bombs which exploded in about 30 places. The police were completely stymied. They consulted a psychiatrist who kept extensive records on this tyoe of thing. The psychiatrist came up with a long list of things like: (l) he works for Con Edison (2) He is a Catholic from Eastern Europe and so on. He provided the police with sufficient profiling information that they were able to track down the mad bomber. Profiling works.

  • Brittanicus

    It only makes sense to give the TEA PARTY leadership a chance to resolve what’s wrong with America. The TEA PARTY could not do any worse than the majority of corrupt fools running in office now? My point of view is people like Billionaire Donald Trump, Michele Bachman or Herman Cain, have straight forward idea to resurrect America from the organized-chaos that is Washington. Rick Perry has a poor thought process on illegal immigration, as he thinks we should graduate to another amnesty. The 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act didn't work, so another move towards a Congressional bill would be a travesty; played on the American people. The TEA PARTY will return empowerment to the people and each individual State, such as education. It will end strong armed agencies as the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency that is killing jobs, with too many regulations.

    We need a moratorium on all regulations, to give thousands of companies’ breathing space such as the Coal industry. Coal supplies much of our energy to our communities, but many are closing down because of the immense pressure from regulatory controls. The Department of IN-Justice seems to have the federal courts in their pockets, so immigration laws are carefully engineered to undermine the policing laws enacted in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama. There are millions of
    Americans without jobs that are angry and frustrated with the political ideology, that the government has inept in closing the borders or enforcing immigration laws, but are covering up this fact by going after states who are floundering in unfunded mandates for entitlement payments to illegal aliens and their children. Suddenly Napolitano, Secretary for Homeland Security is pushing for E-Verify? What a quick change of clothes. This is BS! Obama changes his mind from deporting illegal aliens, now it’s going to be discretionary? At least we know that “Secure Communities” is going to be mandatory or is it..?

    Just make it a—FELONY—for entering America, unlawfully. Put them all in Arizona’s Joseph M. Arpaio tent city prison as that will change anybody coming here

    I happened to find this commentary that really sums up the problem with illegal immigration in a website commentary.

    We are persistently told that ILLEGAL ALIENS "are just here to work", but at the same time told that "they only take jobs Americans wouldn't do anyway." Hogwash! The ironic thing is just WHOSE jobs they've actually taken. ILLEGALS now occupy most of the unskilled entry-level jobs that inner-city youths used to start out with. All the Construction, Light Manufacturing, and Agriculture jobs that poorly-educated Blacks (and Whites) used to gravitate to have been taken over by Illegal’s. They have literally crowded out independent Union contractors and craftsmen in the building trades – I personally know two roofers and a drywall’s who each closed their businesses after being continually underbid by unlicensed, non-union Illegal’s. They could not pay all their taxes, insurances, licensing fees, and union dues, and still compete with an Illegal who has no more business overhead than the tools in his toolbox. Illegal’s all work "under the table", so they don't pay ANY of those overhead costs, so they can always afford to underbid a dues-paying, licensed craftsman. I say its "ironic" whose jobs they steal, because two of Mr. Obama's strongest supporters are Blacks and Union members, and they are PRECISELY the two groups his Administration's immigration policies are screwing over the most, all in hopes of bringing in more lifetime Democrats.

    So everybody who cares about America’s economy and future should join their local or the central Tea party. Locate your federal, State and community representative and ask them directly their stance on this very expensive issue, which influences all our taxation.
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  • Brittanicus

    Never will we get a straight truth from Democrats who believe our borders should remain open? Neither have we got the specifics from the Liberal oriented media. So many articles are missed by the general public, because the Leftist press chooses to blackout different factual articles, as it would add ammunition to securing the border. For instance according to an "American Patrol" in today’s report, that on June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Phoenix Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, "The problem is… if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support 'comprehensive immigration reform.'" There is a video of Senator Kyl saying exactly these words at the TEA Party convention at "Vision for American" website.

    I have found that many websites frown on web addresses, but you can locate these very serious information articles at American Patrol, NumbersUSA and the conservative legal website Judicial Watch, by typing these web sites into Google. The websites don’t pull punches and are very explicit in intelligence on illegal immigration and other political news not revealed in the Liberal predisposed news reports. These articles in the majority of cases are backed by hard facts, such as the Los Angeles Times ignoring the report about the tunnel under our Southern Border. Its, Liberal bias runs parallel to the Arizona Republic. This media are not separate on the belief, that the way between Mexico and our sovereign nation should be wide open. They are citing that because of these tunnels under our border, is sufficient evidence that the fence doesn't work. The fact is it does work? Otherwise they wouldn’t build tunnels?

    If the border fence was constructed according to Rep. Duncan Hunter’s design of two parallel fences with roads and watchtowers, in between, adorning the two thousand miles with concertina razor wire. This would stop the invasion by economic aliens from across the border. Trouble is the fence remains open in so many areas covering hundreds of miles. Deployment of 5000 National Guard along the fencing would halt for good these everyday incursions into our country. Not only would it would dissuade thousands turning up every month, including females pregnant; intentionally entering America to have free reign to our welfare programs for citizens. Taxpayers could begin to save billions of dollars in the educational, health care and prisons, all overcrowded with illegal aliens. Mexico is saying that the influx of their native-born has dwindled, but when the actual Mexico cities politicians handed out guide book to slip past the US Border Patrol, who are you inclined to believe? In any case we are already supporting 20 million plus alien foreigners from across the world. A government National ID card could put an end to the illegal immigration occupation.

    In the political pit that is the Senate and Congress, you cannot expect to close the loopholes in immigration, as the Democrats driven by the Liberals want future votes. Then the Republican establishment likes the unceasing flow of migrants for cheap slave labor, so they don't have to pay a full measure of pay and benefits to Citizens and legal residents. It is the same with the farms and mega agricultural acreage. Cheap labor in the fields, service industries, manufacturing, and construction want no changes to the laws. They certainly don't want the 1986 Immigration laws enforced, because none of them could exploit the millions already here or those who are encouraged to come here across borders or through an aircraft terminal. Our immigration policies are a mess, because they are not enforced. That why America has a yearly deficit of 113 billion dollars and no politician has placed a bill on the table to halt the $46 Billion dollars a year going to other foreign lands in illegal worker allotments. That $113 billion dollars is not going to remain the same forever, but it rising every year to new heights.

    Behind all these illegal immigration issues and the open border agenda is money. It’s just plain greed spawned by both parties. The majorities of lawmakers are not interested in the American people’s rights, interests or will. But it's in the people’s interest to restrain these legislators who would approve another ugly mass amnesty. We cannot afford another Immigration Reform package from either party, as we have already been bled to a husk by those already illegally settled here. Just think the political high echelon already served us on a plate, to raise the $14.6 Trillion debt ceiling to a new high, by another $2.Trillion dollars. In California, a Sanctuary State they are ready to close down 70 State parks, but the Liberal Governor Jerry Brown thinks nothing of pushing forward with a State Dream Act. Another cost for this ailing State one way or another, when they are trying to cut down on their impossible deficit of $26 Billion dollar.

    • curmudgeon

      everything you write is true, but the hispanic invaders that treasonous democrats and criminal republicans are determined to allow to take over our country are downright beneficial compared to the hate filled malicious muslims that the same treasonous and criminal politicians are determined to import legally. it is time to sweep the traitors out of washington. unfortunately, electing republicans is not the answer. the republicans are just as guilty as democrats when it comes to importing harmful foreigners.

  • Jim

    Janet and company sound as if it is the beer drinking militias that are the real enemy- at least in her imagination.