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When will America and the world wake up?

Today, we are in the midst of a religious, political clash between civilizations. Simply put: The West versus Radical Islam. The truth is Muslims see the world different from the West. They believe Islam is superior and is incompatible with Western beliefs of human rights, tolerance, individual autonomy, self-determination, and political freedom.

Instead, they believe sharia law is the only legitimate social, political order.

In light of this, why are world leaders, the media, and even our own president whitewashing Islamic terrorism? And what did President Obama mean when he spoke in Egypt in 2012 and warned “the future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam?” What are his alliances?

Appeasement, denial, and unarmed citizens won’t work against the increasing and growing jihadist threats. We witnessed this in Sydney with the siege on a café and in Paris, where 12 people were murdered, executing journalists in an effort to curb free speech.

It is time for America and the world to take this threat seriously. Our leaders and the media must face reality. Our survival is at stake.

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