Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Islamic State: Know Thy Enemy

Today, September 11, and the day after President Obama's speech on his strategy for the destruction of the evil Islamic State, we present you with two long reads of major importance, both assigned reading for who wants to understand the historical and ideological implications.

Senator Marco Rubio commenting on Barack Obama's speech. The President's isolationism has made the world a much more dangerous place.

The first article presents an excellent analysis of the political and ideological situation. The second article is interesting from the historical perspective.

  • "The Jihad against America and How to End It"

by Craig Biddle 
While Islamic terrorist groups multiply and expand throughout the Middle East—beheading U.S. citizens, attacking Israelis, crucifying Christians, raping children, seizing commercial jetliners, and promising Americans, “see you in New York”—now is a good time to recount the essential nature of the problem with respect to America and to specify what the United States should do about it. (Source

  • "You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia"

by Alastair Crooke, former MI-6 agent and author of "Resistance: The Essence of Islamic Revolution". This article is Part I of Alastair Crooke's historical analysis of the roots of ISIS and its impact on the future of the Middle East. Part II
The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, "Don't the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?" (Source