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The Introduction to “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad” by Stephen C. Coughlin:
What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, our army and our navy. These are not our reliance against tyranny. All of those may be turned against us without making us weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors. Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.— Abraham Lincoln Speech at Edwardsville, Illinois, September 13, 1858
- Can overdependence on “moderates” to explain non-Western motivations and beliefs lead us to (overly) depend on them for the decisions we make?
- Is there a point where the outsourcing of an understanding of events leads to the outsourcing of the decisionmaking associated with those events?
What I Learned In Egypt
It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible! … That thinking — I am not saying “re- ligion” but “thinking” — that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It’s antagonizing the entire world!
Is it possible that 1.6 billion people (Muslims worldwide) should want to kill the rest of the world’s population — that is, 7 billion people — so that they themselves may live? Impossible.
I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema — Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I’m talking about now. … You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move … because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost — and it is being lost by our own hands.
MAJ Nidal Hasan
Banned by the White House
“The concern here is not so much that we would be spinning down and creating a cadre of individuals with these warped views but that it’s not in keeping, frankly, this material is not in keeping with our core values and is not in keeping with the strategy that we know we’re out there executing.”
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy pres- ent. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise – with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. … We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth.—Abraham Lincoln Annual Message to Congress, Washington, D.C. December, 1862