Purpose of Terrorism and Our Response

MB900078734In the press of daily life amid the mundane and the extraordinary we often lose sight of why people do certain things.  When something like the Boston attack occurs, we tend to rack it up just another mindless atrocity.

Yet terrorists have a purpose.

In the case of Islamic terrorists, given their supremacist orientation, the purpose is conquest.   Terrorizing people to force them to submit has long been the tactic used in the overall strategy.  They are not bashful. For at least 1,000 years the declaration has been: convert, assume dhimmi status, or die.

The Weather Underground used terrorism as did other groups in the U.S. in the 60s and 70s. Drug cartels to the south use it daily.  The IRA used it in Ireland and Great Britain.  The Nazis and the Soviet communists were among the most proficient terrorists in history. Causing extreme mayhem and chaos is effective in getting concessions from those in power.  It’s also useful as a recruiting tool.  Combine it with religious fanaticism and you create a perpetual motion killing machine.

In the present day, terrorism has so cowed most Americans we actually hesitate to call it what it is for fear of violating the unwritten law of political correctness.  In this sense the Jihadists have already won: we submit, they celebrate.  Calling the Fort Hood massacre an instance of “workplace violence” stands as the crowning example of the mass psychology of stupidity exacted by terrorism, then sanctioned by the military, incredibly!  Obama hesitating to call Boston an act of terror, even hoping it was a tax day protest, is further evidence of the insanity-driven agenda in the present day.

More evidence of submission: the movement to institutionalize Sharia law which is gaining momentum.  Just look to Britain where terrorists are accommodated and citizens arrested, where government and religious leaders endorse Sharia, committing societal suicide in the name of multiculturalism, the noose, political correctness.

Americans need to wise up.  We must stand firm against this madness, refusing to submit, and more, actively fighting back.  We should refuse to give terrorism any assistance.  Our language should speak the truth, without apology.  To hell with political correctness and multiculturalism.  

We should reject Sharia outright, obviously.  And we should refuse to publish pictures and videos of atrocity.  That only helps the terrorist to terrorize, instilling fear, and causing division. 

About the author: Allan Erickson

After college, Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in journalism. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Fourteen years ago he started his own recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in Oregon. He is the author of "The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence," Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. To contact him, email: allanlerickson@gmail.com

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  • Shane

    A great video interview of Robert Spencer – The Truth About Muhammad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtrtxW_64PU

  • LiveFree

    I agree with you, Doug. Forcing people to accept your religious teachings and making the state an arm of your relgion is against our American way of life. That’s why I oppose things like posting the 10 Commandments in courthouses and government buildings and legislating the teaching of Creationism.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allan-Erickson/1105852120 Allan Erickson

      Anyone force you to read the 10 commandments? Anyone force you to live by them? Anyone threaten to kill you or enslave you unless you submit to them? Anyone make the state an instrument of a church or religion? Any force you to convert to a religion? Do you see a theocracy anywhere in America? Are you mindless on purpose or do you come by it naturally?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allan-Erickson/1105852120 Allan Erickson

      Has anyone forced people of faith to accept homosexuality? Has government forced a violation of conscience forcing us to fund abortion? Have we been forced to accept political correctness across the board regardless of our beliefs? Have hate crimes laws been used to silence us and force conformity? Has the religion of secular humanism been enshrined in the courts and the legislatures? Do we have a president who is more like a king, thoroughly hostile to historic Christianity, our faith tradition? Have agnostics and atheists re-written history to exclude the foundation of western civilization—the Judeo-Christian tradition—and with it the foundation of liberty, true tolerance, and liberal society? Are you a dupe of the revisionists, or one of their co-conspirators?

      • 7papa7

        Beautifully put in these two posts. You are absolutely right on the money. Logic has no effect on agenda driven left wingers. They only want religion pushed if it is something other than Christianity which is NOT a religion but a relationship anyway. That just shows the ignorance of the anti Christian obamaton drones. Again great great post.

      • Rick

        Well done……

      • Nemesister


  • John Samuel Wilson

    “…for fear of violating the unwritten law of political correctness.”
    Political Correctness… ANOTHER form of terrorism.

  • Jimmy Hitchcock

    I think we should seal our borders, especially our southern because one day we will be invaded by terrorists from the south because they can come and go as they please because it is so porous. We should find every illegal, the ones who overstayed their visas and send them back to their own countries and have them apply to come in as a lot of them already do. They should sign a paper that says they go strictly by U S law and no other, if they won’t sign, send them back.

    • Hotnike

      Some day? It has been happening for years.

  • Nemesister

    Better still, let’s emulate Switzerland and deport every member of the perpetrator’s family. That might make an impression on future perps.

  • SenatorSting

    DEMORALIZATION. . . .look up yuri bezmenov on youtube. very interesting.

  • stillsane

    Don’t forget derision, a form of mental terrorism!

  • USMCret

    Is this AMERICA or are our leaders allowing Muslims and their Sharia law to undermine our CONSTITUTION as is our fraudulent leader doing his best to do also. No changes can occur to OUR CONSTITUTION till 50+ states sign that change called an Amendment. No one man can change this Document but Obasturd is doing his Muslim best to destroy this countries CONSTITUTION and is judicial frame work. Are WE the PEOPLE going to allow this to happen? It will should those who stand on the fence and do not vote keep doing what they have in the past, not standing up to criminals like those who are now doing their best to secure their rightful place in govt fortherest of their lives under a dictastorship run by the Demonrats and Obamanayshon

  • dHb

    Know religion, know terrorism. No religion, no terrorism.

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