"Peter" has some thoughts on President Obama's speech on ISIS or ISIL.
I just listened to Rand Paul, among others, critiquing Obama’s ISIS speech. In agreement with Obama that ISIS is not an Islamic organization, but an aberrant ideology, Obama’s and Paul’s politically correct interpretation of ISIS ideology couldn’t be more wrong. Paul can be excused for ignorance, but Obama knows better because he was raised and educated as a Muslim. His Indonesian passport, which he still used for travel to Pakistan while in college, listed his religion as Muslim.
Here’s what Obama knows that Paul, and most people who aren’t Muslim, don’t know. The prophet Muhammad, from Mecca, was a general who led a fierce war on the Arabian peninsula between 622 and 632 A.D. He first conquered Medina, where he enacted the Constitution of Medina and many laws aimed at ridding the region of other faiths. Everyone not a Muslim would be required to convert to Islam, or leave, or be murdered. Muhammad then took 10,000 men and conquered Mecca, where he enacted the same laws. He eventually united the entire Arabian peninsula as an Islamic Caliphate under one flag, the black flag of Islam. In the following years thousands of Pagans, Jews, Christians, etc. were put to death in the name of Islam. Then they set out to conquer the world. Between 633 and 1453 the Islamic Jihad forces conquered vast areas from Byzantium to Spain and very nearly conquered all of Europe.
ISIS is doing nothing more than emulating the original beginning of Islam, with Baghdadi in the role of Muhammad. Baghdadi wants to re-establish the original Islamic Caliphate and reunite all of the Arabian peninsula, just as Muhammad had done. Only this time they intend to eventually conquer all of Europe. This is NOT radical or extremist Islam. Rather, it is FUNDAMENTALIST Islam. Baghdadi has been receiving assistance from Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and many other states in the region because they UNDERSTAND what he is doing. If he succeeds in reuniting the Arabian peninsula, the next step will be incorporating the other Muslim countries around the world into the Caliphate. The final step is to conquer Europe.
Most Muslims immigrants, whether here or in Europe, UNDERSTAND what is going on. They won’t tell you or me because we are the infidels that must be eliminated. But they know. That’s why so many Muslim citizens from the U.S. and Europe are flocking to Syria to join up and be part of the glorious reincarnation of the Islamic Caliphate. And that’s why Islam is not compatible with democratic societies and Muslims aren’t trustworthy neighbors for infidels.