The Deputy National Security Advisor says it’s all about an inner spiritual journey, but what do Jihadists and Islamic teachings say?
Confronted with a repugnant reality, the most common human response is to simply construct one that is palatable. This willful self-delusion enables one to escape the consequences of truth and allows evasion of the duty to act, to resist some threat, or to behave in a way that will occasion personal injury or the ridicule [...]
Apparently, the new buzz phrase in the Obama administration to describe our fight against radical Islamic terrorism is “countering violent extremism.” Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair used the catch-phrase twice in a speech he delivered yesterday.
Notice that there is no reference to the source of most of the terrorist “violent extremism” around the world today - radical Islam. [...]