Do the presidential candidates understand the threat of Apocalyptic Islam? Here’s what they need to know.

The GOP presidential candidates at a debate held at the Reagan Library. Do they understand the threats we face?

The GOP presidential candidates at a debate held at the Reagan Library. Do they understand the threats we face?

Fourteen years after the attacks of 9/11, the nature of the threat we face in the Middle East has changed significantly. Radical Islam is still a major problem. But the most serious threat we now face in the region is from a movement I call Apocalyptic Islam.

Do Members of the House and Senate, U.S. policymakers, and the presidential candidates understand the nature of this threat? If they do, they need to talk about it publicly and explain how they would counter it before it’s too late.

Earlier this week, I spent an hour with a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill discussing such matters.

Today, I look forward to raising this issue during my remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

Here are two fact sheets I recently put together that provide more details:

Also, here is a column I recently wrote for the National Review. I hope you find this material helpful. Please feel free to share it with others.

Radical Islam? Apocalyptic Islam Poses The Greater Threat
By Joel C. Rosenberg
September 11, 2015
To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.

Fourteen years ago — on September 11, 2001 — America was blindsided by the forces of radical Islam. Pre-9/11, American leaders rightly understood that the vast majority of the world’s Muslims were generally peace-loving people who posed no threat to our homeland. But they failed to adequately comprehend, much less counter, the theology, political ideology, and operational strategy of men like Osama bin Laden.

The results were devastating. The attacks against the World Trade Center, against the Pentagon, and over Shanksville, Pa., killed nearly 3,000 Americans, along with individuals from 93 other nations, in the most devastating sneak attack since we were blindsided by the Imperial Japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Today, President Obama and members of his administration still refuse to use the term “radical Islam,” even as Jordan’s King Abdullah II, a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, candidly admits that the West is engaged in a “third world war” against Islamic terrorism. Abdullah adds that, at its core, “this is a Muslim problem. We need to take ownership of this. We need to stand up and say what is right and what is wrong.”
The king is right. The threat of radical Islam to the U.S. and our allies is serious and ongoing.
That said, there is a dramatic shift underway in the Muslim world. The most serious threat we face in the Middle East and North Africa is no longer radical Islam but apocalyptic Islam….

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