100% of our Islamic enemy states they are muslims waging jihad to establish an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia (Islamic law).
The 9/11 Commission Report was issued in 2004, and in it the word JIHAD was used 126 times, the word MUSLIM 145 times, and the word ISLAM 322 times.
The Muslim Brotherhood in the form of the Muslim Public Affairs Council wrote a letter to the Chairman of the 9/11 Commission which said, in part:
Terminology is important in defining our goals as well as removing roadblocks into hearts and minds. The 9/11 Commission identifies Islamist terrorism as the threat. The Muslim Public Affairs Council recommends that the U.S. government find other terminology.
Following this, MPAC along with other MB/jihadi organizations and supine government officials worked to remove all language from U.S. government documents and agencies which actually defines the enemy using the very language the enemy uses to define itself.
You cannot target and defeat an enemy you cannot define. You cannot define an enemy if you cannot use the very language that defines him.
This is exactly the enemy’s intent. Today, inside the U.S. government, federal agencies cannot even use the language necessary to factually define the enemy, and they have silenced all truthful discussion about the threat. This will lead us to defeat.
Exactly what the enemy intends.
The remedy: speak truthfully and boldly about the enemy using clearly defined language.
About the Author
John Guandolo is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).