|ISLAMIC JIHAD-KLAN ANALOGY, AGAIN - Joseph Farah|
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THE ISLAMIC JIHAD-KLAN ANALOGY, AGAIN
Exclusive: Joseph Farah identifies the new 'military wing of the Democratic Party'
Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators News Service. He is the author or co-author of 13 books, including his latest, "The Tea Party Manifesto," and his classic, "Taking America Back," now in its third edition and 14th printing. Farah is the former editor of the legendary Sacramento Union and other major-market dailies.
No sooner did I dissect the Democrats' insistent refusal to name the enemy that destroyed the World Trade Center, attacked the Pentagon, slaughtered Americans in the streets of Boston, murdered Christmas party revelers in San Bernardino, massacred guests in an Orlando nightclub, etc., etc., etc., they did it again in a Senate hearing this week - more emphatically than ever.
"Radical Islam is no more accurate or appropriate a descriptor of the source of terrorist violence committed by Muslims than radical Christianity would be to describe the Ku Klux Klan, Army of God, or others," testified Michael German, a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, at the "Willful Blindness" Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing organized by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Even while Hillary Clinton has begun using such terms in her presidential bid, Senate Democrats and their handpicked "experts" doubled down to explain that the simple use of terms such as "Islam," "Muslim" and "jihad" in national security discussions about the growing threat of ISIS is like referring to the Ku Klux Klan as "radical Christianity."
It seems to be the new 2016 political talking point of Democrats - incidentally floated by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot and unindicted terrorist finance co-conspirator, just days earlier.
Faqrhana Khera, president and executive director of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers and Muslim Advocates, attacked the description of ISIS or al-Qaida "as a problem of jihad or a problem of radical Islamic terrorism" as "grossly inaccurate," adding: ISIS is "no different than the KKK or those who attack abortion clinics. We wouldn't say there is a problem with radical Christianity or radical Christian terrorism. We call the threat what it is. It's the KKK, those who are attacking women's health clinics."
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin chimed in that the Klan's symbol is "a flaming cross," and "they believe somehow they were espousing the teachings of Jesus Christ." Durbin also alluded to the Westboro Baptist Church, which "sends demonstrators to the funerals of our fallen soldiers and puts up these hateful signs that say this soldier died because of sodomy, because of gay marriage. Their homophobia, they believe, is part of their Christian belief. I think the point that has been made over and over by three members of this panel is it is a mistake for us to then call the Ku Klux Klan 'radical Christians' or Westboro Baptists 'radical Christians.' They are extreme, violent, unacceptable. It reflects on all of us who count ourselves as Christians if you use a term so broad in its application."
Even while suggesting it would be wrong to equate the Klan or the Westboro Baptist Church as radical Christian organizations, of course, that is precisely what these Democrats did and continue to do.
It was classic moral relativism on display in what should be national security debate.
But here's what none of those Democrats want to admit: If the Klan has anything in common with radical Islam, it is that both were excused, rationalized and even supported by Democrats.
What do I mean?
The Ku Klux Klan was the military arm of the Democratic Party. The sordid history is well-explained and well-documented in the excellent book, "Black Yellowdogs," by Ben Kinchlow. It's the shocking story of how the Klan not only systematically targeted black Americans in the Jim Crow South, but also Republican officials and candidates by the score.
After creating the Klan as a terrorist group to further its political objectives, sustaining it and supporting for decades, the Democrats began to abandon it only about 70 years ago. In fact, some of the 20th centuries most revered Democratic Party officials, like Sen. Robert Byrd, were high-ranking Klan wizards.
That raises the question of which group today serves as the military wing of the new Democratic Party.
Think about it.
Who serves the interests of the Democrats? Whom do Democrats now universally protect and provide cover for? Which new voting bloc supports Democrats by 90 percent? Which religious group is being imported into the U.S. in record numbers in "refugee" programs?
The Klan has been replaced as the military wing of the Democratic Party by "radical Islam." And that's why Democrats insist we not use that term. Just like the Klan, known officially as "the True Invisible Empire Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan," required a degree of "invisibility" to do its work, so must terms like "radical Islam," "radical jihadists" and "Islamic terrorists" never be uttered in public.
Do you get it?
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