Thursday, April 08, 2010
It's Only Semantics For A Man With No Faith
"President Barack Obama's advisers plan to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism, counter-terrorism officials say.
The change would be a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventive war. It currently states, "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century." (source)
I understand that Barack Obama is holding out hope that involving Muslim countries in world affairs and discussing other issues besides their radicalized citizens will somehow endear them to us...or at least tone down their hatred of the West. Could he really have bought into the fallacy that they hate us because of Bush? I once said here that this gap in the President's understanding of militant Islamics is the product of his own lack of faith. He can't fathom a spiritual fanaticism because he's an intellectual with no roots in faith. He doesn't realize that they believe the Qu'ran tells them to do exactly what they're doing --so no American President, even if his name is a Muslim name, is going to alter that belief.