CNS News: “Foreign recruits joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are not being targeted for their religious fervor but because they are gullible enough to believe the cause is glamorous and successful, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
“Let’s be honest: Those recruiting for Da’esh are not looking for people who are devout and knowledgeable about the tenets of Islam,” Kerry told the White House summit on countering what it calls “violent extremism,” using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
“They’re looking for people who are gullible enough to believe that terrorists enjoy a glamorous lifestyle, and pliable enough to do whatever they are told, and who are attracted by the perception of success.”
Opinion: Is the Secretary of State that clueless? From State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf’s remarks about unemployment causing terrorism to the president’s closing summit speech calling for countries to “truly invest in the education and skills and job training that our extraordinary young people need”, the administration’s talking points are carefully crafted to shift the blame and responsibility for terrorism back on America.
Extremist terror against Israel pre-dates Islam by over 2000 years. Terror attacks against the Israelites began in the Exodus about 3500 years ago by a descendant of Esau:
Excerpt Antichrist: The Search For Amalek pages 45-46:
“Amalek was twice designated in the Pentateuch (Ex. 17:14–16; Deut. 25:19) as the one against whom war should be waged until his memory be blotted out forever and became, in rabbinical literature, the type of Israel’s archenemy.
God punished Israel, who had shown themselves an ungrateful people, by sending against them an enemy that was ungrateful too, never recalling that he owed his life to the sons of Jacob, who had had him in their power after their brilliant victory over Esau and his followers.
In his expedition against Israel he made use of his kinsman. Before going over to open attack, he lured many unsuspecting Jews to death by his kindly words.
He had fetched from Egypt the table of descent of the Jews; for every Jew had there to mark his name on the bricks produced by him. Familiar with the names of the different Jewish families,
Amalek appeared before the Jewish camp, and calling the people by name, he invited them to leave the camp, and come out to him. “Reuben! Simeon! Levi! etc.,” he would call, “come out to me, your brother, and transact business with me.”
Those who answered the enticing call found certain death at his hands; and not only did Amalek kill them, but he also mutilated their corpses, following the example of his grandsire Esau, by cutting off a certain part of the body, and throwing it toward heaven with the mocking words, “Here shalt Thou have what Thou desirest.” In this way did he jeer at the token of the Abrahamic Covenant.”
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” Ecclesiastes 1:9.