On Tuesday, in reaction to his indictment in federal court for allegedly lying to a congressional committee, Roger Stone once again reminded us about the overkill used by the FBI during the dawn raid of his home occupied by only Stone, his wife and their pet. His home was invaded by 25 FBI agents who were dressed in military garb carrying military-caliber weapons and arriving in armored vehicles. Roger Stone — a ‘Beltway Insider’ — said on the Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham Show that the FBI sent more agents (25) to his home than Obama and his minions deployed to “protect [the U.S.] compound in Benghazi.”
In addition, former New Jersey criminal court Judge Andrew Napolitano, who is now a Fox News legal analyst, stated that the federal government’s raid on Stone’s home had more American invaders than did the counter-terrorism operation by the Navy’s SEAL Team Six against the infamous terror-leader Osama Bin Laden at his secret compound in Pakistan just one-mile away from Pakistan’s own version of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Why are the views of radical Islam so readily accepted by far-left audiences? Investigative journalist and commentator Jamie Glazov answers that question in his remarkable new book titled, Jihadist Psychopath: How the jihadist is charming, seducing us, devouring us.
What has happened to the West, especially to the U.S. — to the values of freedom and equal justice for all — questioning our moral values to the point that we have come to accept the delectable lie that started almost mere weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks.
According to Glazov, the big lie is that Islam is a religion of peace? “We witness Islamic terrorism but choose to believe what we are told: It isn’t Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. If Islam is such a peaceful religion, why must we be reminded of it over and over again?” Glazov asks.
Glazov explains this “insanity” — this desire to believe what is factually untrue. One definition of “insanity” familiar with many 12-Step Programs for alcoholics, drug addicts and people suffering with other mental health issues is: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result. You will always get the same result.
For example, those who are espousing socialism continue to push for it despite its repeated failure within any nation that instituted a socialist system. Even today, one merely needs to watch the downfall of Venezuela after less than 20 years of socialism. Poverty, crime, poor education, and insufficient healthcare are all evident in a nation that was cheered on by the U.S. Democrats and the U.S. news media. In 1999, when Hugo Chavez was inaugurated as president it should have been recognized as the death knell for prosperity in that oil-rich country.
In his book, Glazov instructs the reader about the psychology and mental condition known as “psychopathy.” He actually begins his study within The Bible’s Garden of Eden with the Serpent, the original psychopath, who beguiles Eve with his pretense of good will.
Glazov’s “psychopathy” explanation regarding the acceptance of radical Islam is the same psychopathy that traps those who accept the idea that Israel is a pariah state. It’s almost comical how each year most of the condemnation resolutions that pass with votes from a majority of members in the United Nations are against the nation of Israel. It’s also a sign that those Palestinians who reject any peace plan or care little about innocent children being killed are also psychopaths.
In the book, Glazov explains the term: psychopathy:
“One of my professors explained the ‘good and bad’ of psychopathy. Like all ‘conditions,’ it runs on a continuum. At one end is someone who has little empathy for others, though particularly harmful; someone who doesn’t worry about hurting feelings, most probably because he has few. And as a CEO, this person would be great. He focuses on his end game. Then there is the other end of the continuum. And I have no doubt that most of you, if not all, have experienced the machinations of a psychopath in a relationship (or know someone who has).
“In that relationship, there is one partner who always takes the blame for anything negative. She knows if only she had said this and not that, or done that and not this, then everything would be fine. She comes to believe that everything bad is her fault, never his. That she is the victimizer and not the victim is the goal of a true psychopath. That she takes on the role of victimizer, voluntarily, is the indication of a great psychopath.”
Glazov takes this example into the world. We, the recipients of the Judeo/Christian ethic that calls on us to treat all people with equal respect, that all life is sacred, and that we have free will to make those choices are apologizing for our values in order to accommodate and include a value system that is diametrically opposed to ours.
“Islam is not compatible with the West. Here we are turning ourselves into the victimizers of 1.8 billion Muslims who remind us after every terror attack that Islam is a religion of peace, and that we must be careful not to allow ourselves to attack Muslims in any way. It’s not their fault that there are Islamic terrorists. It is ours. We, the West, are the oppressors. This is psychopathy at work,” he said.
Glazov shows us different faces of submission. He provides a knowledgeable and diverse number of experts in psychopathy and a similar number of examples of jihadist psychopathic behaviors. He shares the stories of those who have had the courage to stand up to Islamic terrorism, and how in return, these people have been ostracized by those who should thank them for their courage to speak.
Most impressive and important to me is Glazov’s revelations about former President Barack Obama; how he singlehandedly attempted to transform the nation’s perception of radical Islam from a terrorist ideology to a religion of peace by removing all references to Islamic terrorism in all government communications. But he was not the first president to declare Islam a religion of peace. Former President George W. Bush introduced the term following 9/11.
Also, secretly Obama brought people into his administration who diligently promoted awareness of Islamophobia, which is universally defined as the irrational fear of Islam. If fear of Islam is irrational, then those who question it must also be irrational. However, the notion of a post-9/11 backlash against Muslims was a myth. The result of the obsession with Islamophobia is the silencing of dissenters.
Glazov is reaching out to the millions of people who have come to believe that Islam is not the problem; we are. It’s suggested that many readers will see themselves in this book, having fallen victim to the declarations of the psychopathic jihadists. And once you do—once you realize how you have been tricked into believing that Islam is the religion of peace—you will no longer be frightened into silence. You will develop the courage needed to stand up and say, “Enough.” You will act to protect and defend Western civilization described by the late George Jonas as “the best and most humane form of civilization developed by mankind,” and that we must not let it “perish by default.”
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote: “Greater is the one who fought and won than one, fearing confrontation, [who] takes the path of least resistance and submits.”