The Pope–and virtually ALL Western leaders are Wrong about the War

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by Christopher W. Holton

In the wake of the horrific Jihadist attack on a Catholic church in Normandy, France, Pope Francis’ latest statements that the world war we are in is not a religious war shows a lack of knowledge of Islamic doctrine. The Pope is not alone in this view. Every major Western political leader from George W. Bush through to Barack Obama has maintained the same belief.

When the Islamic State caliphate was declared in 2014, their media arm issued a slick, 10-page document announcing the establishment of the caliphate. In those 10 pages, they cited Islamic scripture 26 times–scripture from the Quran and scripture from the Sunna of Mohammed. The entire document was dominated by Islamic scripture and associated commentary.

So whether the Pope thinks that the Jihadists are waging a religious war or not is irrelevant. The Islamic State Jihadists believe they are waging a religious war. And they justify it with Islamic doctrine.

In warfare the enemy’s reality becomes your reality. We can’t wish this all away and we can’t simply deny the nature of our enemies. In 1943, no one tried to make the case that the Nazis had misinterpreted Mein Kampf. No one tried to make the case that the Japanese had perverted the Shinto religion.

The West must pivot toward making an honest, objective analysis of what our enemies believe, not what we think they should believe.

The Pope’s unfortunate statement is not unique. Western leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are fiddling and Rome may literally be burning soon.

It is long past time to wake up!

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  • Raymond Gilbert  On 1 JulamThu, 28 Jul 2016 07:20:04 +00002016-07-28T07:20:04+00:0007 2009 at 07:20

    I took Pope Francis’ statement to mean that while these people are touting religion and targeting another religion, the reality is that true religious people are not war mongers. The goals of ISIS are purely and clearly political, even as they justify their actions with faith. They are setting up a world government, and trying to tear down the competition, namely the West. As I see it, Islam was more of a political creation than a real religion from its inception.

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  • william franks  On 1 JulamThu, 28 Jul 2016 07:55:48 +00002016-07-28T07:55:48+00:0007 2009 at 07:55

    Let’s hope this metanoia occurs amongst our elite before these Salafi jihadists become operational with nuclear material.

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  • C. Spangle  On 1 JulamThu, 28 Jul 2016 09:24:24 +00002016-07-28T09:24:24+00:0009 2009 at 09:24

    Когда Библия упоминае Самсон убивающий одну тысячу Мещане с ослиной челюстью, что это не говорит об этом разглагольствуя мудак Джон Керри.

    Il Vaticano ha una politica “diffondere l’altra guancia” di i loro chierichetti che… Ebrei banchieri inondare l’Europa con i musulmani e l’America con Terzo Mondo spazzatura.

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  • bydesign001  On 1 JulpmThu, 28 Jul 2016 13:21:00 +00002016-07-28T13:21:00+00:0001 2009 at 13:21

    Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    Our leaders and the Pope are clueless and out of touch.

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  • thoughtfullyprepping  On 1 JulpmThu, 28 Jul 2016 15:41:05 +00002016-07-28T15:41:05+00:0003 2009 at 15:41

    Glad someone else thinks the same way.

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