2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Radical Islamic Terrorism: Not the Only Threat to America

Reader comment on item: Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting
in response to reader comment: Even President Sisi welcomes use of the term "Radical Islamic Terrorism"

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 6, 2017 at 16:48

While there is ample evidence that fundamentalist Muslims present a serious threat to the western world according to the mores of the west, remember that a greater danger exists from a failing of western societies from their own internal contentious behaviors; and the exposure they have allowed to make them susceptible to such Islamic incursions present a greater threat. After all, before World War One, in order to run afoul of being blamed for 'blasphemy' in Muslim circles, one had to go there, to the Turkish Ottoman empire or the tribal regions of the Middle East and south Asia, and elsewhere where Islam gained a foothold. This was exemplified in recent times by the former Soviet Union's incursion into Afghanistan where they were dealt a fatal blow. Go figure.
Now we see another form of Russian interventionism that appears to make Russia a friend of Islamic extremism, mostly with the Shiites and how this seems to play well in a region that is famous for not playing well with others. All of it points to the common hatred for things American.

Look closely at the Ezekiel division of animosity as the Gog/Magog scenario is loosely challenged as the invasion of Israel gets underway: one can almost hear the distinction of the Sunni influences chiming in with the inquiry of Gog's intentions in collaborating with the Shiites trying to enforce the desires of the 'Palestinian' conquest. America will be asking that question as well.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Radical Islamic Terrorism: Not the Only Threat to America by M Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)