Flynn’s plan to beat radical Islam starts with schools and social media

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn AP

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn AP

New York Post, by Paul Sperry, February 4, 2017:

President Trump’s national security adviser wants to fight not just Islamic terrorists but the “radical ideology of Islam,” and he plans to do it from the grass roots up, starting with our children at schools while also using social media.

Dealing with the global Islamist threat on a tactical level through drone strikes and arrests hasn’t worked, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn argues, according to his largely overlooked 2016 book, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.” He wants to combat it more broadly, using informational warfare, among other things, on a scale not seen since World War II.

But first, he writes, the government has to overcome the political taboo of tying Islamic violence to the religion of Islam, including its sacred texts, which he says the enemy is using as a manual of warfare.

Last week, Trump asked Flynn to work with the Pentagon and other security agencies to draft a comprehensive plan to not only defeat ISIS on the battlefield but “delegitimize its radical Islamist ideology,” and have it on his desk by the end of this month.

Advance details of the plan can be gleaned from Flynn’s book. In it, the 33-year Army veteran proposes discrediting the “evil (religious) doctrines” motivating jihadists — namely the Islamic rewards for martyrdom (or suicidal terrorism) and the totalitarian tenets of Sharia law — using psy-ops and counter-propaganda, not just through federal government channels but also through “our schools, media and social networks.”

“If we can’t tackle enemy doctrines that call for our domination or extinction,” Flynn writes, “we aren’t going to destroy their jihadis.”

He says in the book that the government may have to draft digital media giants to help “wage ideological warfare” against radical Islam: “We can’t possibly have an effective campaign against Radical Islamic ideology without the cooperation of the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter.”

He also wants to use radio and TV to conduct psychological warfare.

“It’s long past time for us to denounce the many evils of Radical Islam,” he writes, while highlighting the many defeats of ISIS and al Qaeda to show potential recruits that “the Almighty has changed sides in the holy war.”

Fired by former President Barack Obama from the Defense Intelligence Agency for taking such stands, Flynn vows to reverse the longstanding government practice of whitewashing the violent nature of the enemy’s faith through pleasant platitudes like, “The terrorists are hijacking a religion of peace” and other apologia. He calls such policies “Islamophilia,” and complains they border on appeasement.

“I firmly believe that Radical Islam is a tribal cult, and must be crushed,” he writes.

In his book, Flynn says the Islamist enemy studies our culture “very carefully” and excels at “identifying our weaknesses,” while we, on the other hand, have done very little to exploit weak points in their ideology. We suffer pangs of guilt just “calling them by name and identifying them as fanatical killers acting on behalf of a failed civilization.”

That “failed civilization,” he notes, is Islam, and he says the government must publicly point out its failures, from depressed economies to high illiteracy rates to oppression of women, while supporting “a complete reformation of the Islamic religion” throughout the Muslim world.

He suggests working closely with the president of Egypt, who has called for a renewal of Islam. He also praises reforms pushed by Singapore to convince Muslims that there’s no requirement to follow Sharia in a secular state and that Allah hasn’t blessed jihad against the West. He also cites the half dozen countries that have banned Islamic headscarves around the world.

“We’ve got to get inside the minds of the jihadis” and understand the doctrinal justification for “the cult of killing, the worship of death” and why they, literally, “eagerly drink the blood of their dying enemies,” Flynn writes. What in their scripture brainwashes them into thinking, “We love death more than you love life?” Once that doctrine is exposed, it can be undermined to the point where it loses its potency.

In his 2016 book, Flynn writes ““I firmly believe that Radical Islam is a tribal cult, and must be crushed.”Getty Images

In his 2016 book, Flynn writes ““I firmly believe that Radical Islam is a tribal cult, and must be crushed.”Getty Images

“People need to recognize the strategic power of words and pictures,” Flynn writes. “Ideas, and the words that express them, are very much a part of war, but we have deliberately deprived ourselves of using them.”

He proposes using a modern psy-ops unit to wage psychological warfare against radical Islam — not just abroad but at home, in the American Muslim community.

“The war against Radical Islamists must begin at home,” he writes. “Muslims want to apply Sharia law by using our own legal system to strengthen what many believe to be a violent religious law that has no place in the United States,” he writes, adding the government must stop implying Islamic and Western civilizations “are morally equivalent.”

“Let us accept what we were founded upon: a Judeo-Christian ideology built on a moral set of rules and laws,” he writes. “Let us not fear, but instead fight those who want to impose Sharia law and their Radical Islamist views.”

The West overcame the fascist ideology of the Nazis and Imperial Japanese with ruthlessly effective counter-propaganda. Likewise, defeating the jihadists will require discrediting the Islamofascist ideology that catalyzes them.

“There has to be an entirely new strategy,” Flynn insists, “because nothing we are doing seems to be a winning strategy” after 15 years of war.

“We can’t win this war by treating Radical Islamic terrorists as a handful of crazies and dealing with them as a policing issue,” he writes. “The political and theological underpinnings of their immoral actions have to be demolished.”

Sperry is editor of CounterJihad.com and author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington.”

9 thoughts on “Flynn’s plan to beat radical Islam starts with schools and social media

  1. Flynn is going to have a huge fight on his hands because most schools are now teaching Islam as standard material. You can thank the UN’s Common Core curriculum and the text books that are published by the Saudi’s.

    • That is why we all have to get on his side and President Trump that are finally dealing with the ideology head on. It will be a tough fight against leftist liberals that are the ones covering up the truth of Mohamed and the Quran. Get ready CNN, we are telling the truth.

  2. Twitter FB and the other social media’s don’t like President Trump. I think that GAB.AI should be included. Why leave them out.They may be smaller but isn’t this is what Trump is about. Growing business?

  3. DJ Trump and M Flynn’s policies of addressing the onslaught of Islamic world wide terrorism both Informationally and Militarily

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse of Islam and Muslims are called: KNOWLEDGE! KNOWLEDGE! KNOWLEDGE! & KNOWLEDGE!

    The best and fastest way of Educating and Enlightening Americans in particular and Humanity in general is to use the Media (Visual and print) to explain the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth about the vile doctrines of Islam based entirely and ONLY on Muhammad’s Quran and Muhammad’s Sunna (the traditions about Muhammad) that are the very foundations of SHARIA.

    For those who have not studied these subjects, it would be impossible to believe that the Islamic scripture SELF DESTRUCT. By this I mean, they literally inadvertently prove beyond a shadow or even a reasonable doubt that Muhammad was NOT a prophet and his Quran was NOT divinely revealed.

    Whether there are learned people in Trump’s administration who can prove these is another question

    If asked by this administration, I would be more than happy to oblige

    IQ al Rassooli
    Kafir & Proud!
    MAGA & DTS!

  4. It is more than obvious that President Trump and his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (as well as many others in his administration) understand that Islam is a dangerous and violent predatory totalitarian ideology (not a theocracy) masquerading as a legitimate religion that has been waging jihad against the kuffar by way of institutionalized terrorism, hatred, racism, bigotry, extreme violence, intimidation, anti-Semitism, misogyny, pedophilia, slavery, torture, wife beating, child rape, female genital mutilation, honor killings, decapitation, stoning, amputation, immolation, genocide, domination, subjugation, and a 1400-year history of the annihilation of all native peoples and cultures against which they prosecute jihad.

    Those who understand the Islamic modus operandi know that muslims are not in America to assimilate into our Judeo-Christian American way of life. Muslims are in American to dominate and will never, never assimilate despite their taqiyya to the contrary. Islam considers America dar al-Harb (the House of War) and dictates that all muslims wage jihad against America. The goal of all muslims, guided by Islamic doctrine, is the replacement of our Constitution with sharia because muslims are taught to believe that our Constitution is total man-made “ignorance.” Muslims believe only in Allah’s law…sharia.

    I would urge the Trump Administration to permanently stop the entry of all muslims into America, for any reason, especially the Trojan horse “refugees” being seeded at taxpayer expense into unwitting communities all around America by the UN-mandated/US-abetted Refugee Resettlement Program.

    All muslims in America should be subject to extreme vetting and immediate deportation unless they formally denounce and become apostates to Islam. Those muslims who willingly leave Islam should have their names listed in a National Apostate Registry and be subjected to close monitoring by the FBI to ensure that they are not just using Islamic taqiyya as a pretext to continue waging civilizational jihad against our nation.

    All muslims who refuse to become apostates should be declared as enemies of the state and in the interest of national security be forcefully deported from America, at their own expense, to some godforsaken shithole of a Third World failed state such as Somalia where they can immerse themselves and enjoy all the wonderful benefits of sharia as well as the joys of living in an Islamic state.

    Since mosques and Islamic centers would no longer be allowed to serve, as they are now, as military outposts that answer only to Islam (Saudi Arabia), our government should expropriate for public use all privately owned properties nationwide that are currently giving sanctuary to a mosque or Islamic center…without payment of compensation.

    The government should convert these former mosques and Islamic centers to National Community Reeducation Centers, replete with all the existing on-site Islamic propaganda/brainwashing doctrinal materials. The newly created National Community Reeducation Centers will begin the long overdue education of all American citizens to the cold hard facts about the true nature of Islam…but most importantly… the centers will act as a daily reminder to present and future American generations of the existential threat posed by Islam to our Constitution and American way of life.

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