By Gen. Jerry Curry (Ret.)
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Islam is not a religion in the classical definition of the word; rather, it is a political system much as Communism is in China and Russia. In a Muslim country it is not possible to be a political leader without being a religious leader. You don’t have to be the Muslim equivalent of the Pope or a Dr. Billy Graham, but it helps. Religion and politics are thoroughly mixed together in Muslim countries, sort of like boiling a pot of Mulligan stew.
Former FBI Islamist expert John Guandolo says that John Brennan, President Obama’s new nominee to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), long ago converted from Christianity to Islam. Supposedly Brennan was recruited by Islamists when he was representing the US in Saudi Arabia.
Whether this is true is open to question. Unfortunately, at Brennan’s Senate hearings no senator saw fit to ask him whether or how he came to be recruited into the ranks of Islam. Even at this late time it would be appropriate to have an in-depth Congressional investigation into the matter before the nation’s intelligence secrets are turned over to him.
What is known is that Brennan now speaks in awed tones when talking of what he calls, “the beauty and goodness of Islam.” This is the same Islam that embraces and institutionalizes such things as murdering innocents, the cutting off of hands, feet, and and heads, mutilating little girls, men beating and flogging women almost to the point of their death, and parents training their little children to become suicide bombers.
We can only imagine how the Israelis and our other allies must feel knowing that their deepest secrets may soon be shared by Obama’s new Director of the CIA with organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization which has said that its intention is to kill every Jew on the face of the earth. Will Brennan be sharing England’s and France’s secrets with Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan? The F-16s and tanks we are giving to Egypt may not be for the use of Egypt against Israel. They may be for the use of the Muslim Brotherhood in subduing its neighbors and domestic enemies.
It would have been helpful had Brennan been asked what church or mosque he attends and what is the content of the sermons he hears? One prominent American Muslim points out that while Muslims are yet children, “We learned the doctrine of al-toqia, lying to our enemies for the sake of Islam.” It is very convenient to be able to lie on demand. The problem for a President like Obama who is trusting the nation’s secrets to a possible Muslim like John Brennan is that he has no way of knowing whether at any given point in time Brennan is telling him the truth or just saying whatever he thinks makes Obama feel good, or whether he is deliberately lying, for some other reason.
Another Muslim scholar rationalizes the Islamic penchant for lying to and deceiving westerners this way, “Lying is not always bad, to be sure; there are times when telling a lie is more profitable and better for the general welfare, and for the settlement of conciliation among people, than telling the truth … To this effect the Prophet says: ‘He is not a false person who (by telling lies) settles conciliation among people, supports good or says what is good’.”
And another scholar writes,” Considering that Islam defines the entire non-Muslim world as the House of War (dar al-harb); it is acceptable to always lie and deceive non-Muslims.” Should this be the philosophy of the man to whom Obama has turned over the nation’s most private secrets?
In considering these things, as always, it is wise to keep in the back of our minds that Islam is a political party masquerading as a religion, protected in this country by political correctness run amuck. Omar Ahmad, founder of the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant … the only accepted religion on earth.” In short, Muslims do not believe in or practice any form of religious freedom. Those who switch their loyalty from the American Constitution to Islam reject the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Our Second President, John Adams, after concluding a treaty with a Muslim country must have had people like John Brennan in mind when he said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious (Christian) people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” particularly for Muslims.
Islam is in the process of trying to completely deconstruct western civilization’s traditional freedoms and values. It is concerned with license not freedom, with establishing a new world order based on Islam not on laws based upon the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, as opposed to the dictatorial capriciousness of Islam.
Is the loyalty of someone in Brennan’s position toward Islam or toward the Constitution? As one Muslim general said to a group of American Generals at the end of the first Gulf War, “No matter how friendly you feel toward us now and how friendly we feel toward you, we are still Muslims and you are still Christians. In our Muslim eyes, we can never be brothers. To us, you Christians will always be Infidels.”
As Muslims see us, we will always be Infidels.
Image: John Brennan at a Homeland Security Council meeting; source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ whitehouse/3492742558/; author:White House (Pete Souza) / Maison Blanche (Pete Souza); public domain
General Jerry Ralph Curry (D.Min.) is a decorated combat veteran, Army Aviator, Paratrooper and Ranger. He enlisted in the Army as a Private and retired a Major General. For nearly forty years he and his wife Charlene have served this country both in the military and while he was a Presidential political appointee.