The terrorists who have taken over much of Iraq on President Obama's watch and have formed the Islamic State (the terrorists formerly known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria; or as the White House prefers, ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) have dreams of a regional caliphate on its mind.
Walid Shoebat, a scholar on Islam, has translated the map of ISIS' “ten state solution” for the Middle East, which it plans to achieve over the next decade by removing secular governments in its way.
Shoebat points out the “one of these things is not like the other” takeaway from ISIS' map: three states have been eliminated and absorbed:
1. Anatolia (Turkey)
3. Gogaz, (C.I.S, which includes Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan)
4. Khorasan (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and possibly Indonesia)
6. Sham (Syria, Lebanon)
7. Qinana (Egypt, Sudan and Somalia)
8. Maghreb (which includes Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania)
10. Hijaz (which includes the Gulf States)
The Balkan states, Spain and other powers on the outskirts of the Middle Eastern mayhem might want to sit up and pay attention: they would be eliminated and absorbed according to this vision.
Interestingly, Shoebat believes that Turkey is angling to rush in as a “savior” and become the ideal Muslim state under a Muslim confederacy of ten states, thereby recreating the glory of the Ottoman Empire.
Allowing jihadists like ISIS and al Qaeda, and other Islamist extremists to gain more power and resources will be damaging for both regional and international security. The killing of women, the murdering of children, the repression of all political dissent, and the control of society by an intolerant religious order - these are things that all rational human beings can stand against.
Or should we just write it off as “multicultural diversity”? Europe and America, you are now on the clock - and it happens to be a ticking time bomb.
Editor's note: This article was edited for content after publication.