If a Special Forces soldier was captured in a foreign land with which America was at war, would our enemy consider him a “lone wolf” disconnected from any “wider plot” or larger army?On March 11, 2004, 10 bombs were detonated on four trains by Islamic jihadis in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and injuring nearly 2000 others. In analyzing the attacks, American academic Scott Atran, who investigated numerous Islamic jihadi attacks, said:
We’ve been looking at it closely for years and we’ve been briefed by everybody under the sun and … nothing connects them.
Apparently, this was an “isolated” event conducted by “self-radicalized lone wolves.”
On November 5, 2009, Muslim Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan stood on a table on base at Fort Hood, Texas, shouted “Allah u akbar,” and began shooting anyone he could. When it was over, 14 were dead and over 40 people were wounded/injured. Before the FBI even reached Fort Hood they publicly stated this was not an act of terrorism. The extensive DoD after action report entitled “Protecting the Force” was chaired by VA Secretary Togo West and Admiral Vernon Clark (USN, ret) and made no mention of Islam, jihad, sharia, or anything which Major Hasan said were the reasons he did what he did. The DoD assessed this was a case of “workplace violence” with no wider plot connected to anyone else. Apparently, Hasan was a “lone wolf.”
On June 13, 2013, Muslim Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 others in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. As the attack was unfolding, Mateen let officials know he was associating himself with ISIS. Mateen’s father was involved in Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations in the United States and declared his support for the Taliban. FBI Special Agent Ron Hopper stated the FBI interviewed Mateen three times beginning in 2013. An investigation was opened, but was closed after the FBI was unable to tie Mateen to a wider plot. Apparently, Mateen was a “self-radicalized lone wolf.”
On Wednesday June 21, 2017, Canadian-Muslim Amor Ftouhi yelled “Allah u akbar” and stabbed a police officer in the neck. FBI Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Detroit office, David Gelios, said there is “nothing to suggest a wider plot.”
And so it goes. Nearly 16 years after 9/11 and with all of America’s technology and bloated federal intelligence and law enforcement resources, there is not one ounce of logic nor an understanding of the threat.
In fact, the individuals who perpetrated these acts were not “lone wolves” who “self-radicalized.” Like the Special Forces soldier mentioned in the opening sentence of this article, these men are a part of a large army, guided by doctrine, supported by nation-states, and dedicated to their focused singular objective.
Our enemy identifies itself as the “Global Islamic Movement” and tells us they are “Muslims waging jihad in the cause of Allah to establish an Islamic State under sharia.” All the jihadi organizations on the planet from ISIS to the Muslim Brotherhood say it. 100% of authoritative Islamic doctrine and the highest authorities in Islam, like Al Azhar University, say it.
Their paths to the objective may differ, but they all have the same objective.There is a WIDER PLOT. It is called the Global Islamic Movement.
It is the same Islam the West had to deal with at the Battle of Tours in 732 AD.
It is the same Islam from 1095 when the Crusades were launched in answer to over 450 years of Muslim violence and incursion into Western lands.
It is the same Islam defeated at the miraculous Christian victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
It is the same Islam pushed back at the Gates of Vienna on September 11, 1683.
It is the same Islam America fought in our first war after the Revolution—the war against the Muslims of the Barbary (Islamic) States.
American is at war with this adversary again. All of these muslim jihadis are not “lone wolves” but soldiers for Allah.
They are part of the wider plot called Islam.