by Christopher W. Holton
Too much is made of the Islamic State’s widespread use of social media to recruit Jihadists to its barbaric savagery.
The fact is, the social media wouldn’t be effective as a recruiting tool if there wasn’t a foundation in Islamic doctrine for Jihad in the first place. And the contemporary interpretation of Islamic scripture occurs most often in mosques.
Though federal elected and appointed officials are in complete denial about it, mosques have been used as recruiting centers, planning locations, safe havens and even armories for Jihadist terrorists around the world for years.
France has recently targeted mosques with ties to violent Jihad and Germany is too.
Until Americans come to terms with the fact that activities such as Jihad are not entitled to protection under the 1st amendment to the US constitution under religious freedom, we will continue to see an escalation of Jihad attacks here.