The Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policies and refusal to identify the root of the problem have allowed brutal oppressors of women and children to thrive.
The Cameroon army has reportedly just killed about 100 Boka Haram jihadists and freed 900 hostages, no doubt a bulk of those women and children. This should focus, even for just a fleeting moment, attention on the war on women and girls waged by militant Islamists imposing their particular brand of Sharia law.
Enough with the hyperbole. This is the real war on women, and the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policies and refusal to identify the root of the problem have allowed the brutal oppressors to thrive.
Women and girls in Nigeria who are murdered or held captive for the sadistic whims of their Boka Haram captors are just one example, but there are countless more. Al-Shabab regularly brutalizes, rapes, and murders women and girls. ISIS has sought out Yazidi women and girls for slaughter and has taken captive thousands who are now victims of torture, systemic rape, and forced abortions, among other horrors. Christian women are also raped and, when they refuse to convert to ISIS’s Islam, are murdered, along with their Christian brothers.
Start Taking the Terrorists’ Word
The members of these militant Islamist groups who have chosen to believe and carry out their particular brand of Islamism are ultimately responsible for the carnage. Despite what the president or anyone else says, they care nothing of climate change or whether Americans are concerned that jihadists might exploit the American refugee program. They care about converting and ruling by the sword. A reasonable person will come to this conclusion by observing that this is what they say and this is what they do.
ISIS, in particular, has been more successful than other jihadi networks at establishing an actual state, which also makes it attractive to impressionable wannabe jihadists in the West. But perhaps paradoxically, it also makes it more of a target. The United States and its allies should develop a comprehensive target list to include ISIS members, supply lines, and governmental infrastructure, and should destroy it all, as quickly as possible, without warning or reservation.
But therein lies the problem: the Obama administration has failed to even begin to put together a serious military campaign to destroy the Islamic State, and the president and his supporters, including Hillary Clinton, are unwilling to identify the motivations of the global movement of Islamist groups. This is why it is fair to blame the administration for allowing the recent success and empowerment of these groups, and, consequently, the increased suffering of women and girls.
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