Allen B. West

Hey Ben Affleck, how do you explain away the Chicago teen arrested for trying to join ISIS? [VIDEO]

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There are times I wonder if we’ll be able to defeat Islamo-fascism. I do find it interesting that even someone like Bill Maher “gets it” as displayed in this confrontation with actor Ben Affleck — and why should Affleck’s flawed and emotionally-based rhetorical response even matter? The cultural jihadist apologists are the ones who won’t stop until it’s their own throats which are being slit on the way to being beheaded, because they won’t admit the threat is real, and on our shores.

As the New York Post reports, “A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society for his parents before trying to board a plane in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join the Islamic State group, according to federal court documents released Monday.

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Mohammed Hamzah Khan, a U.S citizen who lived with his parents in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, was arrested Saturday while trying to board a plane to Turkey, which borders Syria, at O’Hare International Airport. He is charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group.

Before heading to the airport, Khan left a three-page, handwritten letter in his bedroom for his parents, explaining why he chose to join the Islamic State, according to a criminal complaint.”

What is happening in this country that individuals who have been afforded the freedoms and liberties of a liberal democratic Constitutional Republic would want to take up arms against such an entity? What can be so enticing and abjectly poisonous that it defies all reason?

The Post says, “Khan sought to fly Austrian Airlines to Istanbul by way of Vienna when customs officers stopped him as he passed through security at O’Hare’s international terminal. While FBI agents interviewed him there, investigators executed a search warrant at Khan’s home.”

And that is not “profiling,” it’s trend analysis. Hat tip to those FBI agents!

You see, if we do not confront this ideology which is deeply rooted in Islam, we will never be successful in this conflagration. And I don’t want to see what former U.S Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta termed a 30-year war.

Now admittedly, this has been going on for some 1400 years — since 628 AD — and we must acknowledge the historical perspective. It was in reading the Quran that President Thomas Jefferson understood the only response the Muslim Barbary pirates would understand was the U.S. Marines — to “The Shores of Tripoli.” And so I am truly perplexed at Affleck’s response in calling the “race card” in the exchange with Maher and his other guests.

Why are liberals so quick to condemn Christians and refer to others as “Islamophobes” and yet dismiss this very violent ideology that would make a 19-year0old want to leave this country and take up arms against it? What depraved mental state possesses the progressive socialist’s minds that they would march in the streets supporting a known Islamic terrorist organization, Hamas, against a liberal nation-state like Israel which is fighting for its very survival? Perhaps there truly is no explanation other than a duplicitous hypocrisy and cowardice — if that be the case, then admit to it and allow those living in the real world to defend you — as you certainly are not capable of doing so for yourselves.

The Post says Khan’s letter, according to the FBI, read, “We are all witness that the western societies are getting more immoral day by day.” Investigators say Khan also wrote that he was upset that his taxes were going to kill his “Muslim brothers and sisters,” an apparent reference to a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants by the United States and other nations. The letter was signed, “Your loving son.” During the search of his home, FBI agents found the letter and other documents. One page in a notebook had a drawing of what appeared to be an armed fighter with an Islamic State group flag and the words “Come to Jihad” written in Arabic, according to the criminal complaint. One look at Khan’s parents and you can see assimilation into American society never occured.

In other words, the very freedoms and desires progressive socialists promote — such as gay marriage — were seen by this young man as a raison d’être to hate our very society. Such as it was with the original Islamo-fascist, Sayyid Qutb an Egyptian who was a student here in America. Furthermore, it seems this young man didn’t believe in the Constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense” — so much for the hogwash that Islam and sharia law are consistent with our U.S. Constitution.

If convicted, Khan could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison — where he will probably become even more radicalized because of the Imams who are allowed access into our penal system.

I don’t believe he should spend the rest of his life in prison, but he must never be allowed out of our sight for the rest of his life if he remains in America. We are going to have to make some tough decisions about what constitutes treason, sedition, and aiding and abetting the enemy.

What is actually hilarious is that Ben Affleck won an Academy Award in his portrayal in the events of the Islamic revolution in Iran — which ushered in the new scourge of Islamic totalitarianism. It is unfathomable that he could be a part of that history and what happened to our Americans — yet foolishly dismiss the ideology that spurred on the event for which he won an award portraying. That, my friends, is the essence of progressive socialist hypocrisy.

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