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Video Highlights Of Center For Security Policy Summit : Defeat Jihad
February 17, 2015
February 16, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy has been doing yeoman's work in the battle to defeat the ideology of jihad for well over a decade.
To that end, last week the DC based think tank sponsored a high-level conference on defeating Islamic terror.
As the Center described the project, "Today, an extraordinary gathering of freedom-fighters in what might best be described as the War for the Free World convened in Washington, D.C. Their purpose was to anticipate and rebut the thesis of President Obama's "Countering Violent Extremism Summit" next week – namely, that the United States faces hostile forces whose identity, motivations and capabilities are defined by an opaque euphemism: violent extremism."
Some of the subject matter discussed during the event:
A discussion of the nature of our jihadist enemies and the mainstream – not extremist –character of their inspiration: the politico-military-legal shariah doctrine derived from the sacred texts, institutions and authorities of Islam. There was widespread agreement that we must understand and be able to name our foes, not pretend that they and their motivations are unknowable.
The global jihad takes various forms including: the violent kind; civilization (or cultural, stealthy and subversive) jihad; institutional jihad (employing entities like the multinational Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations under the OIC's influence); individual jihad (its perpetrators are mistakenly being described as "lone wolves"); and material support (which, under shariah, is prized as highly as the service of those who take up the sword).
For extended coverage please visit, The Center for Security Policy "Defeat Jihad Summit"