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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:40 PM

Al-Qaeda likes Steve Bannon so much, they put him on the cover of their official newspaper

By Amanda Erickson March 3 at 2:35 PM



The way al-Qaeda tells it, the West is locked in an existential war with Islam. This is how the terrorist group justifies its violence and its fundamentalist ideology. And now it has found a Westerner to back them up — top Trump adviser Steve Bannon.

Bannon graced the cover (above the fold!) of the most recent al-Qaeda-linked Al Masra newspaper. That prominence, University of Oxford researcher Elisabeth Kendall told Quartz, is “striking.”

The piece focused on Bannon's views of Islam, saying he believes that “the forces of Islam cannot be stopped by peaceful means.” The paper cited a conversation Bannon had with a Danish journalist in May 2016. It also claimed that Bannon believes that the struggle is really between Christianity and Islam, not just Islam and the West. And it suggested that Bannon has “lost confidence in secular Europe, and sees Muslim immigrants as partially responsible for the retreat of traditional Christian values.”

Like other Trump advisers (and former advisers), Bannon has spoken publicly about these beliefs. In 2014, he gave a speech to the Vatican via Skype in which he said, “We’re now, I believe, at the beginning stages of global war against Islamic fascism.” On other occasions, he's suggested that the “Judeo-Christian West” is at war with “expansionist Islamic ideology.”

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DonViejo Mar 2017 OP
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mountain grammy Mar 2017 #2
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2017 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:42 PM

1. Hillary warned us

The list of what she was right about grows by the day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:59 PM

2. Wow, very interesting and chilling

couldn't see the Post article (I've already reached my limit) but the article by Flemming Rose was revealing. His credits say he's a fellow at the Cato Institute, so we have to assume he's conservative and why Bannon was so open with him.
I believe Bannon to be very dangerous.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:10 PM

4. Dangerous? Why would that be? Bannon only wants to destroy the nation. No big deal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:05 PM

3. And this is exactly what these sick f*cks (the alt right) want...

They want to stoke the flames of hatred to much that when ideological zealots lash out at them or us, they can sit back and say "See, we told you..". We are in a frightening place right now. The best we can hope for is to reach out to our neighbors and say "Hey, I care about you...we might share the same religious beliefs, but you are my neighbor and I will support and care for you". Ending the hate begins in our own communities.

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