by Allen West
Perhaps we simply fail to understand the ideology of militant Islam, as evidenced in groups like the Islamic state. Or perhaps the Obama administration actually completely understands the enemy but is reticent — perhaps complicit — in its proliferation? Either way, I continue to advocate for an information operation that undermines the ideology of Islamo-fascism and delegitimizes its propaganda.
I came across this piece in Asia News that I’d like to share.
As reported, “A young Tajik has managed to return home and tell how he was recruited by the militants of the Islamic State. The terrorists wanted to force him and his companions to kill children, women, Jews and Shiites. The government in Dushanbe has banned the pilgrimage to Mecca for citizens under the age of 35. The trips contribute to the spread of radical ideas among young people. They said: ‘You must kill children without compassion, you must kill women, Jews, infidels and Shiites.’”
“This is the testimony of a young Tajik, recruited in Moscow by the militia of the Islamic State (IS) to fight in Syria and who managed to escape. The man fled to Turkey, and managed to return to his country of origin where he spoke to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty about how the terrorists enticed him and other men through the internet: “There are websites that say: ‘This is the true path, the path of Allah’. But it wasn’t only that. We also heard lectures promising rewards from Allah if you become a martyr.” Once he had left Russia, the man only realized the consequences of his choice when he arrived in Turkey. He said that he and other comrades thought they were going to Syria to study, not to fight. The militiamen instead incited them to brutally kill anyone they saw, even women and children. Moreover if they died as martyrs then, their wives “would be married to other jihadists.”
This global effort must be thwarted and it will take all of us across Western civilization leveraging all our elements of national power to defeat this scourge — and that means our information systems.
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Muslim majority nation of Tajikistan implements new regulations to curb growth of radical Islam – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com.