Is civilized world at war with radicalized Islam?


CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA: Lindsey Graham says that he’s bothered by the fact that you won’t admit that we’re in a religious war. There are others who say that the White House takes pains to avoid using the term “Islamic terrorists.”  So my question to you is, are we in a war with radical Islam? 

BARACK OBAMA: You know, I think that the way to understand this is there is an element growing out of Muslim communities in certain parts of the world that have perverted the religion, have embraced a nihilistic, violent, almost medieval interpretation of Islam. And they are doing damage in a lot of countries around the world. 

But it is absolutely true that I reject a notion that somehow that creates a religious war because the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject that interpretation of Islam. They don’t even recognize it as being Islam. And I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for. Order, peace, prosperity. 

And so I don’t, I don’t quibble with labels. I think we all recognize that this is a particular problem that has roots in Muslim communities. And that the Middle East and South Asia are….it’s very ground zero for us needing to win back hearts and minds particularly when it comes to young people. But I think we do ourselves a disservice in this fight if we are not taking into account the fact that the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject this ideology.

 Obama concludes the interview with this self-delusional thought:

“I am very confident that America is stronger, more prosperous, safer and more influential today than when I took office.”

Here’s another view from conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, who calls the tiny radical Muslim minority a myth. “We’re above 800 million Muslims radicalized, more than half the Muslims on Earth. That’s not a minority. That’s now a majority.” Shapiro cited the work of the Pew Research Center in his analysis. Shapiro is an editor-at-large with the conservative website


13 Responses to Is civilized world at war with radicalized Islam?

  1. SmallGovt says:

    I think we could gain more in the long run by leaving the religion aspect out of it. In our WW2 fight our opponents were of all and no religions but that aspect was not the centerpiece of our opposition. Bringing religion into it will only radicalize more.

    • Army Of One says:

      Leave religion out of it? Islam IS a religion and the Quran, it’s bible, IS its centerpiece and speaks clearly of deceiving the infidels (that‘s us!) and using the sword on the heads of unbelievers. (you might have missed the beheadings and other depravities such as burning the Jordanian pilot alive and raping little girls?) They flaunt their degeneracy on videos.

      There is no rational way to equate this radicalized terror based in Islamic teachings to the political issues that drove the Japanese, the Godless Nazis under Hitler or Stalin and Mussolini. You need a remedial course in history. Have you ever worn a uniform in defense of our nation? I’d bet not.

      • SmallGovt says:

        Nope…I know history very well, thanks. And I have paid the salaries of many that wear and wore uniforms. I have spent much time in those places we are fighting and wasting much money in and understand that the religion is not the problem. It is how the religion is interpreted to those Muslims who don’t know better by those who have an agenda.

  2. John Liberty says:

    As was the case with Pearl Harbor and with the Nazi attacks on London, we didn’t declare War on them first, they declared War on us. Those who try to revise history have very short memories, neglecting THE FACT that Islam has been attacking Western Civilization for decades prior to 9/11/01. Islam teaches subjugation and submission to their “political theology” straight out of the Quran. The root word for Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.” These “radical” Muslim groups which threaten the West with terrorism, subversion and insurgency can trace their violence today to Nazism and its genocidal ambitions, and Islam’s centuries of persecution and discrimination against all others who would oppose their theology. Mohammed supposedly saw “visions”.. but in reality they were the birth of a political movement of power, control, and warfare over the desert regional tribes.

    In Arabic, “jihad” means struggle. In Islam, it means Holy War. So no matter how you may want to “leave religion” out of this … it IS A HOLY War … a Religious War … for the minds and souls of Western civilization. That means they WANT us dead or enslaved by them !!
    Islam explicitly gives slave-owners the freedom to sexually exploit their slaves – not just in one place, but in at least four separate Suras. Any Muslim apologists like Obama, that we hear today … had better Wake Up to the Facts Of The Matter, that they will NOT STOP … until the propaganda within their Quran changes who they are.

    • PV PC says:

      Thank you for your sound response, John Liberty.
      Obama’s attempts at deceiving us would be a joke if not so deadly serious. That the President of the United States would even consider flippantly referring to ISIS terrorists as a “JV team” clearly illustrated his disconnect with reality.

  3. Dennis O'Brien says:

    SRAZ: I appreciate the Ben Shapiro video countering Obama’s idiotic contentions regarding “99.9%” of Muslims rejecting terror. Shapiro a bright young conservative. Besides his work at Breitbart, he also co-founded a media analysis group, known as TruthRevolt. 

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Bill Warner, PhD, is the founder of the Center for Study of Political Islam (
    Here he distinguishes the vast differences between the Medieval Crusades and Jihad. This video is brief but exceedingly powerful.

  5. American Dad says:

    What a shame that far too many Americans are reluctant to speak the truth about Barack Hussein Obama. They are fearful of being accused of being biased toward him because he is half black, when that is clearly foolish since he was elected twice in (for the moment) predominantly while America. The truth is Obama was raised as a Marxist and a Muslim and even promised during his presidential campaign to “fundamentally transform America,” to crowds of brain dead Americans who cheered those words. If you care about your family and the future of our nation built upon the principles of freedom and liberty, speak up !!! Time is running out!

  6. Kimball says:

    In answer to the question posed in your headline: You bet it is!! The next question to ask is,” what is our strategy to deal with this threat?”

  7. Andrew says:

    Sharia law destroys Christianity. Look at Turkey. Sharia is creeping into the USA. Be informed and reject Sharia.

  8. LEO IN TSN says:

    There is no “disconnect” with obamao, he is accomplishing exactly what he wants. The muslim plans for US were found and revealed during the blind sheik investigation of the first WTC bombing. Islam will conquer America by migration. Can they do it?—look at Europe. Billary, Bush 2 and now obamao have opened the muslim floodgates for entire communities of jihadis who form breeding stables in their no-go zones. Every little anchor baby jihadi who pops out is immediately turned over to the local imam at the local mosque for brain-washing and jihadi training.

    Look around – mosques are springing up across America, right along with the hidden jihadi training camps (that have also been widely reported, but the sheeple refuse to think about it).

    Caliphate amoeba

    Obamao jihad

    Muslim conquest – stealth jihad

    And what do we hear from Congress (read AZ5)?—deafening silence, or criticism of their peers who question this takeover. Got your Arabic CD’s ready yet?

    God bless America.

  9. Doc says:

    Does it surprise ANYBODY here that this charlatan of a ?president? makes such absurd statements? It’s been posted here numerous times that this person is a clandestine muslim. He WANTS shariah law here…in my opinion.

  10. jon jensen says:

    Neville chamberlin did not want to go to war with hitler ;but hitler forced him into it. Chamberlin hated stalin not hitler. Same with obama isis forced him to go to war when he did not want to. Obama hates netanhayu not jihadists.