The Declaration of War that was Largely Ignored

Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his eventual successor Ayman al-Zawahiri

Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his eventual successor Ayman al-Zawahiri

We still do not understand why Congress was not asked for a formal declaration of war against these organizations after September 11, 2001…

And ulema [Muslim legal scholars] have throughout history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty…On that basis, and in compliance with Allah’s order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it…We, with Allah’s help, call on every Muslim who believes in Allah and wishes to be rewarded to comply with Allah’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.


Osama Bin Laden

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Amir of the Jihad Group, Egypt

Abu-Yasir Rifa’I Ahmad Taha, Egyptian Islamic Group

Mir Hamzah, Jamiat ul Ulema-e-Pakistan

Fazlur Rahman, Jihad Movement in Bangladesh

23 February 1998

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US Army Issues New Shoulder Patch for Campaign Against “ISIL”

By Christopher Holton

The US Army has issued a new shoulder patch for the slightly more than 3,000 troops who President Obama has decided he can spare to fight the world’s most dangerous Jihadist entity, the Islamic State, which the US federal government still insists on referring to as “ISIL,” despite the fact that there are now Jihadi groups from West Africa to the Philippines that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Nothing illustrates better the institutional denial that we are saddled with as a nation in our fight to save Western civilization than our federal counter terror bureaucracy’s slavish attitude toward outmoded views on the threat from Jihad…except maybe the new shoulder patch that is the subject of this post. Here it is:

New US Army shoulder patch. Note absence of anything identifiable with the US Army or the United States of America

New US Army shoulder patch. Note absence of anything identifiable with the US Army or the United States of America

Now compare the US Army’s shoulder patch to those of several known, prominent Jihadist groups…and prepare to be repulsed…

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group


Jemaah Islamiyah in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia

Jemaah Islamiyah in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia

Abu Sayyef Group in the Philippines

Abu Sayyef Group in the Philippines

Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan and India

Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan and India

Boko Haram in Nigeria and west Africa

Boko Haram in Nigeria and west Africa

Al Shabaab in Somalia and east Africa

Al Shabaab in Somalia and east Africa

Al Qaeda. Remember them?

Al Qaeda. Remember them?

The Taliban

The Taliban



And the granddaddy of them all...The Muslim Brotherhood

And the granddaddy of them all…The Muslim Brotherhood

If you’re wondering what the HELL is going on here, you’re definitely not alone.

US State Department Issues Terrorism Warning for Malaysia


The US embassy in Malaysia warned American citizens yesterday to avoid a popular tourist street in the capital Kuala Lumpur because of “credible threat information regarding a potential terrorist act”. The embassy website issued the security warning for Jalan Alor, a street in the popular tourist distict of Bukit Bintang, and the immediate surrounding areas.

NOTE: We visited the US embassy web site for Malaysia and could find nothing about the warning. Our tax dollars at work. We speculate that the embassy didn’t post the warning because it might offend someone…

Embedded German Journalist: Islamic State Plans on Killing Millions


By Christopher W. Holton

A German journalist named Jurgen Todenhofer managed to get himself embedded with the Islamic State for ten days without getting taken hostage and beheaded. How he managed that  we have no idea, but he has written a book about what he learned during those ten days.

His book is called “Inside IS – Ten Days in the Islamic State,” and it reportedly reveals much about the Islamic State’s intentions, which come as no surprise to many of us, though the Obama administration has been oblivious and disinterested in the threat IS poses.

Todenhofer maintains that the West has underestimated the power of the Islamic State and is unprepared for what it seeks to do.

This rings true for us.

The Islamic State is a greater threat than Al Qaeda is and perhaps ever was. This is evidenced by the fact that, unlike Al Qaeda, the Islamic State has been able to inspire Muslims in the West to both carry out individual acts of violent Jihad and to travel to the Middle East by the hundreds–even by the thousands–to join its ranks.

Todenhofer claims that the Islamic State aims to get hold of nuclear weapons to kill millions of its enemies.

While we take this threat seriously, we believe there are other aspects of the IS threat involving WMD that pose a more immediate threat.

While we have no doubt that IS desires to kill millions with nuclear weapons, the only way we can see them fulfilling that dream in the near-term, is if someone in Pakistan gives IS a nuke, which we don’t regard as very likely in the near-term. The folks in charge of the nukes in Pakistan are the few who are still fairly responsible and Westernized from what we understand. We should expect that to change in the future, but not necessarily the near future.

Nevertheless, there have been persistent reports of IS using mustard gas in Syria, so they are more than willing to use WMD and have some capability in that regard. Mustard isn’t really that adaptable to terrorism as much as combat, but what we really fear is that IS would piece together a radiological “dirty bomb” and detonate it in a US or European city with lingering, devastating consequences. We think that is the number one threat from the Jihadists involving nukes/WMD.

Radiological material isn’t particularly difficult to obtain; a quantity was reportedly present in Mosul, a city in northern Iraq that IS seized well over a year ago.


The Founder of the Muslim Brotherhood on Jihad

Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim and cannot be ignored or evaded.


                                    Hasan al-Banna

Founder of the Muslim Brotherhood


Jihadists in Bangladesh Threaten Bloggers Around the World

By Christopher W. Holton


Too many Americans for too long have believed that our enemies consist simply of “Al Qaeda” or “Al Qaeda and its allies.”

The global Jihadist movement is far larger than that and it is based on doctrine dating back several centuries, hundreds of years before Al Qaeda or ISIS were ever dreamed of.

Even today there are numerous Jihadist organizations around the world. For instance, no fewer than 35 have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State–and that list certainly does not include Al Qaeda.

A relatively unknown Jihadist group from Bangladesh that has carried out murderous acts of violence on bloggers in that country is now making a play to expand its reach globally by threatening bloggers as far away as the U.S. and Europe.

The group is Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). Thus far they have limited their attacks to Bangladesh, but now vow to hunt down bloggers around the world.


Mainstream Islamic Doctrine: Build a Caliphate


By Christopher W. Holton

The vast majority of Westerners–especially Americans–are completely ignorant of Islamic doctrine.

When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed the title Caliph and declared the Islamic State in June 2014, many ignorant observers assumed that the establishment of the Caliphate was something that only “radicals” and “extremists” sought.

That isn’t true. A study of Islamic doctrine based on the Islamic trilogy–the Quran, the Hadith and the Sirah–reveals that it is a doctrinal tenet of Islam that Muslims are supposed to work for the establishment of the worldwide Islamic state so that Allah’s law reigns supreme everywhere.

Below we have a curious example that illustrates the truth about the Caliphate and Islamic doctrine.

Syrian historian Sami Moubayed explains in an article in the UK Telegraph that the best way to battle back against the Islamic State Caliphate led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is to form a competing Caliphate led by a more appealing individual.

Essentially what this means is that even Muslims who do not approve of the Islamic State still desire to see a worldwide Caliphate ruled by Shariah dominating the world.



The Gitmo Insanity Continues

The US government just released another Al Qaeda Jihadist to the custody of Saudi Arabia.

The United States said on Tuesday it had transferred Abdul Shalabi, a longtime hunger striker at the Guantanamo Bay prison and described as a bodyguard for former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, to his home country of Saudi Arabia.

Note that there are no doubts whatsoever about who and what Abdul Shalabi is. He is a hardened Jihadi, a member of Al Qaeda and a close associate of Osama Bin Laden.

This was no case of mistaken identity. Shalabi was no innocent pilgrim taken prisoner because he happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. He is a member of a terrorist organization that formally declared war on the United States and which is still at war with the United States.

And Obama, in his misguided desire to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, has released him to a country whose role in the formation and support of Al Qaeda, including the September 11 attacks, has been concealed from the American people, most likely because Al Qaeda could not exist without money from wealthy Saudis and numerous Saudi recruits–including former members of the Saudi military and national guard–throughout its ranks.

No wonder the recidivism rate among former Gitmo prisoners is on the order of 20% to 30%.

Instead of closing Gitmo, we should be opening more such facilities in places like Midway Island, Wake Island and other isolated spots, so that we can lock away more Jihadis and throw away the key.



The Folly of Trusting Jihadis


The saga of the Obama administration’s shameful, failed policy of trying to outsource the defense of America and Western civilization continues apace.

When the so-called “moderate” rebels we trained were unleashed into Syria to fight the Islamic State, they quickly disappeared.

Last week the commanding general of CENTCOM admitted that the total number of fighters remaining in the ranks of those trained by the US measured just “4 or 5.” Not 4 or 5 thousand. Not even 4 or 5 hundred. 4 or 5. Total. And the general couldn’t even say accurately whether the figure was 4 or 5.

Now we learn that the “moderate rebel” force that was sent to fight over the summer immediately turned its weapons over to Al Qaeda.

The Jihadists mean us harm. They want to kill us and subjugate us. Sooner or later we’re going to have to confront them.

We can’t outsource that mission to anyone else, especially not other Jihadis.

We shouldn’t have to even say this after our experiences as a nation over the past 14 years, but there are still many in government, to include Barack Obama and John Kerry, along with retired General Petraeus, who are clueless when it comes to this…




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