Family Security Matters
October 20, 2008
Jihad and the ‘Reconciliation’ with Islamic Supremacism (Part One of Two)
American military leaders are calling for talks with the Islamic supremacist Taliban in Afghanistan, as part of some type of political "reconciliation" with Islamic supremacists in Afghanistan to promote "peace." Such military calls for "reconciliation" with Islamic supremacists in global theaters of war complement the increasing calls for "engagement" with Islamic supremacists by individuals in the counterterrorism and foreign policy communities. Both groups use terms that sound appealing to an innately peace-loving America. However, such efforts at "reconciliation" and "engagement" are ultimately calls for surrender in the war of ideas against Islamic supremacists – by legitimizing the infiltration and influence of Islamic supremacists in dealing with Jihad.
More dangerously, such calls for "reconciliation" and "engagement" fail to grasp that as Islamic supremacists gain more legitimacy, they will gain more influence and members. By failing to confront the ideology of Islamic supremacism and therefore empowering it, efforts by advocates of "reconciliation" and "engagement" will help Islamic supremacist organizations grow. Jihad is based on Islamic supremacism and views America as a natural obstacle to their goals for a global Islamic caliphate. Therefore, such efforts at "reconciliation" and "engagement" will ultimately help to grow more Jihadists for future attacks on America. Instead of bringing "peace" and defending America, the sponsors of "reconciliation" and "engagement" are going to help the Islamic supremacist enemy grow stronger by proving the Jihadist argument of America's "weakness" in defending its values.