How to Defeat the Jihad, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2016 West Coast Retreat April 8-10. By Richard Miniter. On war:
What we need is a full-throated full-on war to defeat an enemy which is eminently defeatable. We have against us, even by the largest estimates, an enemy no larger than 85,000 people. It is a very small enemy, and we, 6 percent of the world’s population, are almost 42 percent of the world’s economy. …
[W]e must put aside Barrack Obama’s idea of war and, frankly, even George Bush’s idea of war, and go back to an idea of war much closer to that which we had in World War II: A total, complete mobilization against jihad.
We must first begin by using the word “enemy.” And the next word we have to find again is the word “jihad,” the so called holy war of radical Islam.
Let’s start with the welfare state. We know from captured Al Qaeda documents … The first thing they suggest you do is get on welfare. And they’re very explicit as for saying the reason why. The infidels will pay you so that you do not have to work, so that you can work full time on jihad.
Isn’t it time we reformed our welfare system so that it’s not so easy for jihadis to get on the dole? Do we not see that we’re literally financing people who have time to plot and plan against us? …
We should also look at immigration. The vast majority of religious visas — there are visas given for religious clerics, people of all religions, to come to the United States to preach, to raise money, to study, to go to theology school and so on. More than half, the majority, of visas go to Muslim imams.
Now let’s look at the prisons, another weak point, where radical Islam has recruited a lot of followers. Most prisoners … when they do talk to the outside world, those calls are recorded. But for the imam and the imam’s assistant, who is a prisoner, a convicted criminal serving time in federal or state prisons, they have access to unmonitored phones. The U.S. Department of Prisons says that less than 3 percent of the Arabic phone conversations that they record are ever translated. Less than 3 percent. Does this sound like a country at war? Does this sound like a country that’s mobilizing every fiber of its being to fight the enemy which is so clearly knocking on our door?
hat-tip Stephen Neil