A German journalist who recently who spent 10 days with the Islamic State just revealed who the terrorist group fears — and who it doesn’t.
I’m sure you can all guess that, sadly, the United States comes out on the “doesn’t scare us” list. No surprise there, given the past seven years under President Barack Obama.
The one country ISIS does fear? Israel.
Via The Blaze:
“They told me they know the Israeli army is too strong for them,” journalist and former member of German parliament Jurgen Todenhofer told the U.K.’s Jewish News.
“They are not scared of the British and the Americans,” Todenhofer said. “They are scared of the Israelis and told me the Israeli army is the real danger.” He added that Israel Defense Forces can fight a guerrilla war.
The journalist said that the Islamist militants told him they hope to lure Western forces into Iraq and Syria where they could then kidnap American and British soldiers.
“They think they can defeat U.S. and U.K. ground troops, who they say they have no experience in city guerrilla or terrorist strategies,” Todenhofer said. “But they know the Israelis are very tough as far as fighting against guerrillas and terrorists.”
Todenhofer told Jewish News that the Islamic State was “preparing the largest religious cleansing in history” and that while they are prepared to accept Christian and Jewish citizens in exchange for the payment of a jizya tax, the fate for Shi’ite Muslims is death.
“They kill all the Shia Muslims they can get their hands on,” he said. “I asked them … if they were prepared to kill every Shia Muslim, and they scoffed: ‘150 million or 500 million, we don’t care, it’s only a technical problem for us. We are ready to do that.’”
The journalist said he spent six months cultivating jihadist contacts online in order to ensure he was protected once entering Islamic State territory. He spent 10 days with leading members of the Islamist group, including spokesmen, judges and fighters.
It’s no wonder to any of us, of course, that ISIS doesn’t fear the United States, led by President Barack Obama. (And I’m guessing it’s not just because of the “mom” jeans the president is so frequently photographed wearing.) The president has seemingly bent over backwards to weaken our military — cutting troops and focusing on his own “social equality” agenda for LGBT and women. He has not just refused to take more concerted action to root out radical Islam — both in our ranks and abroad — but has even actively stymied efforts to protect against it. And he continues to insist on moving forward with opening the doors to large waves of Muslim immigrants — playing right into the hands of the Islam doctrine of Al-Hijra, the openly stated doctrine of using immigration as a jihad tactic. And, of course, Obama’s own administration has created a chilling effect warding off anyone who might speak up about suspicious activity at the hands of Muslims — as we saw surrounding the San Bernardino attacks, which might had been prevented had one of these bystanders not been afraid to speak up for fear of being labeled Islamophobic.
Meanwhile, while he seems to have stepped out of the way of radical Islam’s growth and expansion — even putting out the welcome mat for them to come here to the U.S. — President Obama has distanced us from the country ISIS does fear, who should be one of our closest allies in this critical fight. One who actually is prepared to fight one of the greatest, if not the greatest, enemies of our time.
Yeah, you just have to wonder, is Obama just plain weak and crazy with his approach to fighting ISIS — or just crazy like a fox?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]