Thursday, January 10, 2013

Secretary of Defense Nominee Chuck Hagel Says That Terrorism Is Caused by Lack of Hope

President Barack Obama is stacking his cabinet with what we might call "armchair Islamic theologians," men who claim to understand Islamic doctrine and who use their position to convince listeners that violence and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam.

Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense is former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. Here's what Hagel says about terrorism:

JERUSALEM (WND) – Terrorism is not a belief but instead is a response to despair and a lack of hope, argued Chuck Hagel in unreported remarks during a 2007 Senate hearing.

“But when people have no hope, when there’s despair, little else matters,” said Hagel.

He continued: “And this is not about terrorists don’t like freedom. Tell that to the Palestinian people who have been chained down for many, many years. Terrorism is not a strategy, it’s a tactic. Terrorism is not a plan. It’s not a belief like democracy or monarchy. It’s a tactic.”

Hagel was speaking at a Jan. 24, 2007, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Iraq.

Hagel’s views on terrorism are not abnormal for the Obama administration.

John Brennan, President Obama’s counter-terrorism adviser, once defined the term jihad as to “purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal.”

Brennan is now Obama’s pick to head the CIA.

Also in largely unreported remarks, Obama himself claimed the 9/11 attacks were carried out because of a lack of “empathy” for the suffering of others, contending al-Qaida’s terrorist ideology “grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.”

Obama went on to imply the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were in part a result of U.S. policy, lecturing the American military to minimize civilian casualties in the Middle East and urging action opposing “bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle-Eastern descent.” (Continue Reading.)

It's great to know that our leaders understand the true nature of Jihad. Violence and terrorism can't possibly be the result of Muhammad's teachings. After all, the Muslim source clearly state:

Qur’an 9:29—Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Qur’an 9:73—O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.

Qur’an 9:111—Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are slain.

Qur’an 9:123—O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.

Qur’an 47:35—Be not weary and fainthearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost.

Qur’an 48:29—Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves.

Sahih Muslim 33—The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.

Sahih al-Bukhari, Ch. 88—The Prophet said, “My livelihood is under the shade of my spear, and he who disobeys my orders will be humiliated by paying Jizya.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2797—The Prophet said, . . . “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then come back to life and then get martyred, and then come back to life again and then get martyred and then come back to life again and then get martyred.”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 3099—The Prophet said: “Whoever dies without having fought or having thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy.”

Sunan Ibn Majah 2763—The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever meets Allah with no mark on him (as a result of fighting) in His cause, he will meet Him with a deficiency.”

Sunan Ibn Majah 2794—It was narrated that Amr bin Abasah said: “I came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’”

No violence here.


Brigitte said...

Lack of hope, he's right! Like the Holocaust! It had nothing to do with nazi indoctrination, German people simply suffered a lack of hope and perhaps also boredom! So spontaneously they all decided one day to kill Jews and Gypsies and Homosexuals and Handicapped People, etc!... Amazing, i'd never thought of that, but that's because i haven't had enough lack of hope!

Arrow said...

Where were the "despair" or "lack of hope" when Muslims were waging Jihad on Constantinople, Italy, Spain, Asia... etc?

As a matter of fact, despair and lack of hope are the reasons why Jihad is not being waged as it should.

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akairey said...

Hagel is part of the Hamas operation called "The Project."

Joe Bradley said...

AH Hagel, yet another idiot in need of a place to go. Thanks Barack for providing a "Loser's Club" to keep them from being homeless.

jamesmoser said...

Muslims lack hope but not primarily for the reasons Hagel states. Islam twists morality and blasphemes G-d and the reasoning mind can't resolve the duel ethics or a G-d that deceives. The main reason is even the illiterate understands they can't possibly hope to hit the 50 percentile plus mark of good deeds (Good luck trying to come up with a formula to gauge compliance with a fickle G-dhead). The options are abandon the faith or the sure way to punch your ticket into Allah's abode of eternal orgasmic bliss is Jihad. Muslims, poor souls, have been messed with from birth by the Father of Lies and the barriers between them and a G-d that loves them unconditionally is great. Mention them in your prayers each and every day.

goethechosemercy said...

I'm very sure that the 9/11 terrorists were feeling the joy of perfect faith in their perfect demon when they killed all those people.
Terror is caused by despair?
It's a futile, stupid attempt by those who have submitted to feel some power in themselves.
If your will is taken away, then the only thing left is destruction.
They say submission is the keynote of Islam.
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here," Dante's message for the gates of hell.
Is there any difference?
I think not.

Naram-Sin said...

Yes, he's right. Islamic terrorism is cause by lack of hope. How can any one stuck in that hateful, intolerant, evil, oppressive ideology have any hope? Look at the misery, death, destruction, poverty, and ignorance that it creates everywhere it becomes established. It can get by for awhile so long as it can feed off of the enslaved dhimi populations, but once they covert there is nothing left for the parasite to feed off of, and you're left with the third world hell holes that are the countries of the Muslim world. So, yes there is no hope in Islam, and Islam is the cause of the problem.

Unfortunately, Hagel doesn't understand what causes the lack of hope.