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Mike Huckabee and Radical Islam
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Author:  Peter [ Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:28 am ]
Post subject:  Mike Huckabee and Radical Islam

This is an excerpt from an article in Foreign affairs by Gov. Huckabee back in '08. The whole article is worth reading.

Some people will maybe cry that for the current world crises Gov. Huckabee doesn't have enough "foreign policy experience". I think it will be an advantage for him, because no one out there can communicate like him. He has shown on social issues that he doesn't care for "newspeak" (political correctness), and neither does he when it comes to terrorism and islamism. This inspires trust, because the general population has a gut feeling that islamic terrorism is a huge threat to world peace, even though politicians are nowadays sometimes awkward in expressing this, because they have to keep to the limitations imposed by "newspeak".

A more successful U.S. foreign policy needs to better explain Islamic jihadism to the American people. Given how Americans have thrived on diversity -- religious, ethnic, racial -- it takes an enormous leap of imagination to understand what Islamic terrorists are about, that they really do want to kill every last one of us and destroy civilization as we know it. If they are willing to kill their own children by letting them detonate suicide bombs, then they will also be willing to kill our children for their misguided cause. The Bush administration has never adequately explained the theology and ideology behind Islamic terrorism or convinced us of its ruthless fanaticism. The first rule of war is "know your enemy," and most Americans do not know theirs. To grasp the magnitude of the threat, we first have to understand what makes Islamic terrorists tick. Very few Americans are familiar with the writings of Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian radical executed in 1966, or the Muslim Brotherhood, whose call to active jihad influenced Osama bin Laden and the rise of al Qaeda. Qutb raged against the decadence and sin he saw around him and sought to restore the "pure" Islam of the seventh century through a theocratic caliphate without national borders. He saw nothing decadent or sinful in murdering in order to achieve that end. America's culture of life stands in stark contrast to the jihadists' culture of death.

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