U.S. Being “Morally Humiliated” By ISIS Says….Chris Matthews

Huh. Well, this was not expected (video at link)

(Daily Caller) In the wake of ISIS releasing a video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians on Sunday, MSNBC host Chris Matthews railed to cap his Monday program against the U.S. being “morally humiliated” in the ongoing fight against the terror group.

Matthews openly questioned whether the U.S. can sit back and just “do nothing,” while adding that “we need a plan” to combat the terror group, suggesting the currently one is insufficient.

Wait, does he mean that “Strategic Patience” doesn’t work? Matthews stated

What can we do? Can we do nothing? Can we just look at the pictures, ask what’s for supper? What’s on TV tonight? What’s the weather like tomorrow morning and go on with our lives warding off the knowledge that these people are being killed in demonstration against us. How about this: can we content ourselves by doing something that we know right now will not be enough to stop this horror.

I know, we all know we need a plan. We need a root that takes us to destroyed ISIS because the alternative is too sick, too un-American, too un-human. We can’t see people killed like this in our face and simply flip to the sports page or the financial news or what’s at the movies or who’s going to win the Oscars and act like America, our country, is not being morally humiliated, because it is, with the lives of at least some of these people, who must, in their last minutes, have to be wondering if there’s any chance the people in the United States could be coming to their rescue because that’s how we were taught that we conduct ourselves. We don’t leave people behind.

What is Obama’s plan? Who really knows, because Team Obama will barely acknowledge that groups like ISIS, and ISIS itself, is based on hardcore Islamic teachings, that they want a hardcore Islamic state. The Atlantic has a must read entitled What ISIS Really Wants

There is a temptation to rehearse this observation—that jihadists are modern secular people, with modern political concerns, wearing medieval religious disguise—and make it fit the Islamic State. In fact, much of what the group does looks nonsensical except in light of a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bringing about the apocalypse.

The most-articulate spokesmen for that position are the Islamic State’s officials and supporters themselves. They refer derisively to “moderns.” In conversation, they insist that they will not—cannot—waver from governing precepts that were embedded in Islam by the Prophet Muhammad and his earliest followers. They often speak in codes and allusions that sound odd or old-fashioned to non-Muslims, but refer to specific traditions and texts of early Islam.


The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.

Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements, and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, “the Prophetic methodology,” which means following the prophecy and example of Muhammad, in punctilious detail. Muslims can reject the Islamic State; nearly all do. But pretending that it isn’t actually a religious, millenarian group, with theology that must be understood to be combatted, has already led the United States to underestimate it and back foolish schemes to counter it.

In order to beat your adversary you must understand your adversary. You must acknowledge what your adversary believes, what they want to accomplish, and how they want to accomplish it. This is no way means all Muslims are bad, a strawmen argument sure to be trotted out. What it does mean is that there are lots and lots of Muslims who will join, who either already believe in the regressive form of Islam or can be persuaded to believe it.

Many have asked, in deflecting, distracting, jukin ‘n jivin away from the Crusader Challenge, what can be done. Good question. When it comes to the hardcores, there is little else to do but kill them. Sound harsh? They know they are fighting a war. They want a war….well, what they really want is submission to the Islamic state, but they are more than happy to fight, kill, be brutal, and commit horrendous acts to get their way. Muslims are joining ISIS because of those acts. Once Germany was defeated, most average citizens, including most of the German military, laid down their arms, especially in light of the atrocities that the Nazi Party hardcores committed. They saw the light. Yet, the idea of Nazism never truly went away.

Nazism is banned in Germany. Did you know that? Governments in many 1st World nations keep a sharp eye on those practicing Nazism. Hardcore Islam has spread throughout the Middle East. Into Africa. To parts of the old Soviet Union. Asia. Indonesia. The Philippines. Europe. Canada. The United States. The only way to stop the spread of the hardcore version of Islam is to ban it, much like Egypt had banned the Muslim Brotherhood. We need to stop thinking that it is only the violent jihadi ones that need to be dealt with. It’s being taught in mosques and Islamic schools, even in the 1st World. Sound harsh? Again, the Islamists know they are in a fight for control, and their objective is the world. The hardcore Islamic teachers, imams, etc, should have zero access to our schools, our kids, our prisons, our colleges. Would we allow neo-Nazis access? We need to stop being cowards on the subject. It might be that we box them up in areas like the Middle East, and keep them out of the 1st world, which requires the 1st World to stop funding the Middle East, primarily by 100% doing away with fossil fuels from that area.

The Islamists have a plan. Do we?

Meanwhile, Obama golfs.

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