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2016/05/20

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Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror

Drawing on the work of Stephen Coughlin, Matthew Bracken has thrown down the gauntlet to those professionals in our government and the military who purport to be guardians of our national security.

May 20, 2016
Gates of Vienna

(Excerpt)

If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused.

dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah

But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words that should already be a part of your working vocabulary. If you can’t readily discuss their meaning, significance, and relationships, then you are worse than a fool, you are disgrace to your office and a danger to your country.

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