Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program Thursday evening.
The topic was a Gold Star mother challenging President Obama’s refusal to talk about “radical Islamic terrorism” at a town hall meeting.
“It’s like that good old joke, right? The Islamic State: it’s not Islamic, and it’s not a state,” Gorka told Hannity. “It’s absurd. Why doesn’t he do it? The first thing I’d like to ask is, is he an imam? Is he an Islamic theologian? What are his credentials for saying whether or not what ISIS does is Islamic or not?”
“He says it’s a perversion of Islam. Based upon what?” Gorka asked. “I’d love to know what his credentials are. Now, why he doesn’t call it by its name is because he cannot admit what the enemy is. Because if he does, the whole left-wing edifice of multiculturalism collapses, and on top of that, the last seven and a half years of American counterterrorism policy is proven to be an utter failure, Sean.”
Hannity grimly predicted that some future investigative report, after another 9/11-style mass attack, will put some of the blame on “a president, and a presidential candidate’s, refusal to say ‘radical Islam.’”
“And then we’ll mention Belgium, and we’ll mention Paris and the multiple attacks there, and then we’ll mention Great Britain, and we’ll mention Germany and migrants. Then we’ll mention we wouldn’t vet the refugees and listen to Comey, and Clapper, and Brennan, and McCaul, and General Allen. And then we’re going to mention Chattanooga, and San Bernardino, and Ft. Hood, and Orlando. And then we’re gonna say, they were at war with us. We weren’t at war with them. Do we ever learn from stupid mistakes? Because that’s what we’re being set up for here,” Hannity continued.
Gorka said he could find no flaw in Hannity’s prognosis.
“That’s why I wrote the book Defeating Jihad, because I’m as angry as you are, about why we’re losing a war after fifteen years that we could have won within a matter of months,” he declared.
“Let me quote to you what an unnamed student of mine said to me at National Defense University in his dissertation,” Gorka said. “He nailed it. He said, ‘If the enemy can control what you’re allowed to say about them, you’ve already lost the war.’ Sean, the enemy controls what we’re allowed to say about them. It’s as if you couldn’t say the word ‘Nazi’ during World War II. It’s absurd.”