Obama’s New CIA Director: “Jihad is Holy Struggle, a Legitimate Tenet of Islam”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Sometimes I wonder, can’t we just cut out the middle man and appoint terrorists to all the top national security positions? At least that way we would know exactly where we stand.

Instead Obama plans to nominate John Brennan, also known as every movie villain ever, to be the CIA Director. It seems like it would be simpler to just pick the first guy out of Gitmo and give it to him, but Brennan has more tenure than they do.

So instead we’re about to get a CIA Director who thinks like this

The President’s strategy is absolutely clear about the threat we face. Our enemy is not “terrorism” because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not “terror” because terror is a state of mind, and as Americans we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as “jihadists” or “Islamists” because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam

Never mind what they call themselves, we’re going to pretend that they’re not Jihadists because we’ll beat them with the mighty power of denial.

Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie—propagated by al-Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism—that the United States is somehow at war against Islam. The reality, of course, is that we never have been and will never be at war with Islam.

Islam can be at war with us, but we’ll never be at war with them. They can kill us by the thousands, the hundreds of thousands and the millions and we will still refuse to fight them.

And the president’s strategy outlines how we will achieve this mission and keep Americans safe. We will deny al-Qaeda and its affiliates safe haven. We will secure the world’s most dangerous weapons—especially the nuclear materials that al-Qaeda seeks and would surely use against us.

As a result of that strategy, Al Qaeda now has safe havens in Syria and Mali, not to mention Libya where it all began.

  • Richard Of OZ

    What a weak wuss! Isn't this language treasonous? It is certainly presumptive of him to assume you will bend over meekly, while paying your due to their superior moral stance, and allow yourselves to be slaughtered.

  • JacksonPearson

    I wonder if John Brennan also preaches at a mosque on Friday's? Just asking? /Sarc

  • Rita

    "Sometimes I wonder, can’t we just cut out the middle man and appoint terrorists to all the top national security positions?…"

    The way I see it, it's what we are doing already.

  • Thomas Wells

    Brennan passed a security check-by Hamas.

  • http://twitter.com/LexWalk @LexWalk

    The author of this article can't seem to understand the distinction that there's a difference between being at war with a religion of millions of people and being at war with a sect that distorts the teachings of that religion to attract despondent individuals to its suicidal ranks. It promises the same rewards the religion promises–only those sects distort the prerequisites to earn those final rewards so that its recruits believe they're fighting within the religious stipulations of the Jihad when in actuality they're fighting far outside that definition.

    • Anti-islam

      NO, you can`t seem to understand that islam is the enemy of anything not of islam. Do you not understand Taqiyya?All of the so-called moderates , are not. They are just practicing taqiyya. If you don`t understand the war they are subjecting anything not of islam to,stay out of the conversation.

  • Monika

    We here in a foreign country, we see that Obama was a mistake from the beginning, and that is a coward and a terrorist arms itself, and it's doing the same thing in Europe, in addition to our country. How is it possible that you have better news than we have again voted for Obama despite that he did damage the financial, moral and military?

  • http://twitter.com/sheikyermami @sheikyermami

    Brennan is a closet Moslem.

  • bob e

    christ..lexwalk go somewhere else…

    mr greenfield…you always hit the nail on the head. your output is incredible.

  • Mary Sue

    Oh so Brennan thinks Jihad is taking your kid to school. Or doing Yoga. Figures.

  • SoCalMike

    Too bad Bin Laden isn't still alive. Obama could have nominated him.

  • Larry S.

    The late Paul Fregosi, in his trailblazing book, "Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries",Promethus Books, 1998, pp. 19-20 quoted Ayatollah Khomeini as follows:

    Forgetting that the Jihad was nearly five hundred years old when the Crusaders set out on their first campaign to recover the Holy Land, Muslims see the Crusades as the starting point of the long military confrontation between Islam and the Western World. I quote the Ayatollah Khomeini, modern hero and saint to hundreds of millions of Muslims. The Jihad, he said, 'means the conquest of non-Muslim territory. The domination of Koranic Law from one end of the earth to the other is …. the final goal … of this war of conquest.' [ellipsis in Fregosi's original]

    But of course, as the enlightened folk know, jihad is really about self-improvement.

  • Mark

    Brennan is a terrible choice for CIA director. It is not surprising though that President Obama chose him. It's part of a pattern of helping Islamist extremist across the Middle East- in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt among other countries. The CIA will have a leader who will help the spread of "moderate" Islam around the world. Soon we'll be told that not only The Muslim Brotherhood but Hamas as well are "moderate." The deluded liberals who now control the U.S. will not be content until our nation is flooded with "moderate" Muslims, "moderate" Muslims with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are placed even more widely in our government and Islamic regimes replace every friendly pro-U.S. or neutral regime in the Middle East. Libya was already neutralized prior to Obama taking office. Now thanks to U.S. foreign policy a more radical regime is in place that is worse than Gaddafi was at the time the U.S. helped radical forces overthrow him. Humanitarian concerns about the Libyan people had nothing to do with our policy. If the U.S is concerned about human rights why does it ignore the slaughter of innocents in Darfur by an Islamic regime? The U.S. actually believed we could bring about radical change in Libya and have influence over the new regime. We must realize that any type of Islamic regime will only help the anti- American, Anti-Israel and Christian and Jew hating enemies of liberal democracy which is in itself anathema to the religion and politics of Islam.

  • liz

    Brennan and CAIR said virtually the same thing in the same week. What's that tell you?

  • Jesus lover

    If any of you lives, i promise you black flags on your white house. Ignorant Americans. Allah Akbar islam rules

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIRMbM044M8 youtube.com

    Nice replies in return of this query with firm arguments and explaining the whole thing concerning that.

  • harry

    I’m happy I located this blog! From time to time, students want to cognitive the keys of productive literary essays composing. Your first-class knowledge about this good post can become a proper basis for such people. nice one
    omega 3 and weight loss

  • harry

    “Hello! I could have sworn Ive been to this weblog before but soon after browsing by way of some of the post I realized it is new to me. Anyways, Im certainly happy I discovered it and Ill be book-marking and checking back often!”
    buy instagram likes

  • http://www.friv.uk.com Friv Games

    Things are very open and intensely clear explanation of issues. was truly information. Your website is very beneficial. Appreciate your sharing.

  • writing blog

    The whole thing could be very open and represents very transparent rationalization of issues,your publish is each informative and entertaining.
    writing illusion<a/>

  • writing HQ

    Your post is really amazing and great post. I think the content of your post is most valuable and great. Who visit your site and read your content could not stop reading because the content of your post is most amazing.
    useful writing tips<a/>

  • write essay

    Thinking people, like myself enjoy this kind of article content. This is because while it’s informative it’s also thought-provoking and interesting.
    how to write good essay<a/>

  • http://health.revieweds.com harremicck

    Never mind what they call themselves, we’re going to pretend that they’re not Sadists because we’ll beat them with the mighty power of denial Another optimum timing is after boost training, when the effective burning of fat just shorter period 20-30 minutes, because glycogen as an energy source is largely exhausted, and also in the full health

  • shopia

    Green Power International was established in early 2002 in close cooperation with MWM GmbH (formerly Deutz Power System GmbH).
    Gas engine

  • Joanne Butler

    I am very interested by your article. i again visit here! assistance with essay

  • Helen Lawrence

    Just really good site, i have bookmark this blog.. Essay Writing Blog

  • cheapbesthomes

    cheapbesthomesThis blog post is very useful. This is my first time I visit here. I have found so much interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. Really it is a great article. Keep it up.

  • mariosan

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. http://www.jugarfriv.org

  • Cts Cool

    God bless, and I have opinions of my own political opinions, but I still learned a lot. Y4

  • http://kizi-3.kizi2.com/ kizi3

    This content was also great. Thanks for sharing these through the internet.

  • banlay

    thank you for sharing! I like!

    friv 2

  • http://www.86friv.com/ boyka

    good post :

  • http://www.frivlink.com/ frivlink

    A good informative post that you have shared and appreciate your work for sharing the information.

  • http://www.y8games.org.uk/ y8 games

    it
    is great it gives me that much more enjoyable, good luck

    kizi

  • http://www.y8games.org.uk/ y8 games

    It was a great read which was extremely
    helpful.

    kizi 4

  • http://newamericanjackets.com Angelina jullie

    After going through this, I was so glad such a
    motivating matter and want to read more. Extraordinary job I should say!
    Click here

  • http://www.y8games.org.uk/ Blin Jax

    kizi 3

    I
    think this is definitely an amazing project here. So much good will be coming
    from this project. The ideas and the work behind this will pay off so much.

  • http://www.y8games.org.uk/ Blin Jax

    it
    is great it gives me that much more enjoyable, good luck.

    Yepi

    Kizi 3