According to Wired Magazine:
For the better part of the last decade, a small cabal of self-anointed counterterrorism experts has been working its way through the U.S. military, intelligence and law enforcement communities, trying to convince whoever it could that America’s real terrorist enemy wasn’t al-Qaida — but the Islamic faith itself. In his course, Dooley brought in these anti-Muslim demagogues as guest lecturers. And he took their argument to its final, ugly conclusion.
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I don’t know if this is true, but if so, it’s insane. Most Islamic scholars agree that most of the so called “jihads” issued by fanatical Islamists aren’t legitimate jihads. according to the Quran. But if any group ever invaded the Holy Land—-Mecca or Medina—-that would be a justification for legitimate jihad according to virtually anyone’s interpretation of the Quran. In that case it would be the duty of every Muslim in the world to wage war on the invader. If the invader as the U.S., that would mean that every Muslim in the U.S. would then be at war with the U.S.
Imagine if the Saudi regime was toppled and a Saudi version of the Taliban took over. It could well happen. Then the U.S. and the entire world would be in a precarious situation. It would be foolhardy to attack or invade Saudi Arabia, because—-unless Mecca and Medina were not attacked or invaded, I suppose—-it would force all Muslims, around the world, to wage war against America. The idea of going to war with Islam is one of the stupidest ideas ever invented. Muslims live in virtually every country of the world. Every country in the world would erupt in war within its own borders. The consequences would be disastrous. This document, if it’s authentic, is the best possible gift to Islamist propagandists, because it justifies their greatest fears and suspicions. If it’s true, it’s mind boggling that anyone in the military could be that dumb.
No one could ever win a war with the one billion Muslims that are scattered out across the world. It’s impossible.
Phi Beta Iota: There is a huge difference between contemplating a war on Islam, and forbidding Islam to undermine one’s own homeland. Spain came to the same conclusion about both Islam and Jews, hence the Expulsion Edicts. Both of these religions have deeply subversive aspects and seem to inevitably threaten the integrity of the society, the government, and the private sector of any host nation that permits them to carry on without oversight or restraint. This is one reason we have been stressing religious counterintelligence for over a decade. Catholics, Mormons, Pentecostals, they all have their own agendas, their own ways of conducting espionage and formenting treason, but they are not quite as pernicious. It’s time we got a grip on religion as a threat to society and the state.