Michael Youssef

True Democracy can no more take hold in Islamic soil than a rose can grow in a glass vase…no matter how much water it contains. This is a true statement and many Islamists know that this is a true statement.

Tell that to the politically correct segment of our society. This segment, whether it is the mainstream media or foreign policy makers, is afflicted with “opposite disorder” or better described as “Islamophilia.” “What is Islamophilia?,” you ask. It is the irrational and self-destructive desire to show how enlightened and morally superior you are by bending over backwards to embrace the Islamic cause.

We even see rampant Islamophilia in the highest levels of the U.S. military—and it has cost some of our brave U.S. service men and service women their lives. We all remember the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, when Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan entered the Soldier Readiness Center, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is greater!”), then opened fire on scores of unarmed soldiers, including a pregnant woman who later died.

By the time Major Hasan was brought down by civilian police officers (he survived with paralyzing injuries), he had killed or mortally wounded 13 people and left 29 others injured.

Soon after the attack, we learned that U.S. intelligence agencies had actually monitored emails between Hasan and the radical Al-Qaeda imam Anwar al-Awlaki. Hasan had been setting off alarms in the intelligence community for months, but the politically correct military bureaucracy ignored the warning signs.

Hasan, who had trained as a psychiatrist at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, was a frequent disciplinary problem, yet his superior officers promoted him to the rank of major, apparently to avoid appearing “intolerant” or “Islamophobic.” During his residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he required extra supervision because of his extreme views.

While at Walter Reed, Hasan delivered a PowerPoint talk to a roomful of mental health staff members. His subject was Muslims in the U.S. military. Among the points listed in his presentation: “We [Muslims] love death more [than] you love life!” and “Fighting to establish an Islamic State to please God, even by force, is condoned by the Islam.”

Michael Youssef

Dr. Michael Youssef is the author of 27 books including his most recent and timely Blindsided: The Radical Islamic Conquest. His blog: www.michaelyoussef.com Follow on Twitter: @MichaelAYoussef