By Tom Quiner
What do al Qaeda, Boco Haram, the Taliban, and ISIS have in common?
They hate the West.
They hate Christianity.
They hate women, viewing them as subservient tools.
Their hatred of people different than themselves is formed by their religion: Islam.
In the name of Mohammad, they have systematically been waging a war on the world for one and a half millennium.
The four groups listed above are different flavors of the same repugnant stew, but their goal is the same: kill the infidel.
The Paris attack is the latest skirmish. Some 129 innocents, depending on the news report you read, were executed in the name of Allah. Hundreds more are wounded, maimed, or clinging to life.
That just since Friday.
The website, The Religion of Peace, tallies Islamic carnage on a daily basis. Last month, Muslims carried out 195 Jihad attacks in 31 different countries, killing 1564 innocents and critically injuring another 1730.
The world war continues.
The key to winning any war is identifying the enemy and acknowledging that we are at war.
The president won’t do either.
Mr. Obama refuses to use the term ‘Islamic terrorism’ in describing the terrorists who kill in the name of Allah. Even more, he insists on importing Islamic refugees from Syria to the U.S. without proper vetting.
Interestingly, he’s comfortable identifying the enemy in other wars he’s fighting, such as global warming, race relations, and gay rights: Republicans, Republicans, Republicans.
Leading Democratic candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, also refuses to label daily international carnage as “Islamic terrorism.” Like President Obama, a President Clinton will embrace a politically-correct foreign policy.
On the other hand, Republican candidate, Marco Rubio, suggests that the Obama/Clinton approach is tragically silly, drawing upon a World War II example:
“I don’t understand it. That would be like saying we weren’t at war with Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren’t violent themselves.
We are at war with radical Islam, with an interpretation of Islam by a significant number of people around the world, who they believe now justifies them in killing those who don’t agree with their ideology.”
While Democratic presidential nominees wage war on white, successful, Christian Americans, Islamic terrorists relentlessly win converts with their resolve to kill people in every corner of the globe they view as infidels.
In this presidential campaign, we need to listen very closely to how candidates plan on confronting this evil.
Will Hillary produce another ‘reset’ button?
Do Republicans have better ideas?
Listen, voters. The stakes are high.