When the West becomes craven and engages in appeasement ... our enemies become smart.
ISIS is now employing a softer version of Hamas's favorite tactic: human shields.
It's clear from several sources such as Lebanese education minister Elias Bou Saab, that as many as 20,000 ISIS members have made their way into Europe among these so-called refugees (1 in 50 of the 1.1 million migrants). The ISIS soldiers are looking to destroy immediately. The other Muslims are looking to feed off the host countries. They have gone in with demands, and they are using the cloak of a false victim status to get their way.
The children - and some secular among the hordes - are innocent. But the majority are young, strong, males of military age. Some numbers as high as 400,000 young males flooding Europe. They are refugee poseurs.
And they have no plans of ever leaving.
They will do what Hamas has always done in the 'Palestinian' areas of Israel; they will:
• Target non-Muslims for forced conversion (via the sword) or elimination
• Use secular Muslims as human shields (because they consider them apostates)
• Specifically target Christians and Jews for persecution / death
• Attach themselves to the government, like leeches
• Use their victim status as Muslims to force non-Muslims into 'their place' as dhimmis (sub-human), below Muslims
• Force women into a slave-like posture, below men, to be raped, beaten and murdered (if seen fit)
What ISIS and their ilk are doing with this Civilization Jihad, moving into Europe, is a mass subjugation of the infidel world (Dar al-Harb or House of War) by Muslim believers (Dar al-Islam or House of Islam).
And freedom, in every respect, will be a thing of the past - something that will never be attained or experienced again without blood up to the horses' bridles.
As Ronald Reagan once said:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
May this generation not be that last one that's free.
Shalom through strength.
Audrey Russo is host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show based in New York City. Her articles on the Middle East, national security, terrorism and cultural issues have been published widely. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.