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Michael Flynn & Islam: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has officially been named Donald Trump‘s National Security Adviser. The choice will not go over well with some who have accused Flynn of being Islamophobic, making comments about how the U.S. is at war with Islam.

Flynn played a key role during the presidential campaign, serving as Trump’s national security adviser and even considered a potential running mate. Before his time on the campaign trail though, he was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a position President Barack Obama appointed him to. Flynn resigned from that job and retired in April 2014, a year before his term was over.

He also served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars as director of intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command from 2004 to 2007 and also held the same role for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010.

Here is a look at Flynn’s comments on Islam.


1. Flynn Is a Board Member of ACT For America, Which the Southern Poverty Law Center Considers the Largest Anti-Muslim Group in America

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Flynn is a member of ACT For America and on the board of advisers. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers the group the “largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in America” with 280,000 members across the country.

In a June 2016 post for ACT For America’s website, Flynn wrote that “Radical Islam has declared war on America.” He criticized the Obama Administration for not using the term “radical Islam,” which Trump did repeatedly on the campaign trail.

“We don’t need him to preach to us, we needed him to lift us out of the shock that America was feeling after yet another horrific attack perpetrated by a Muslim man who has been radicalized in the faith of Islam,” Flynn wrote after the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. “Instead, the President demonstrated zero leadership tonight, lacked inspiration and you could tell all he wanted to do was make the statement and get out of the press room…a sad day for America indeed.”

ACT For America was founded by author Brigitte Gabriel, who is described as “one of the leading national security experts in the world -providing information and analysis on the rise of Islamic terrorism” on the group’s site. Her books include Because They Hate and They Must Be Stopped.

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2. Flynn Said in August That Islam is a ‘Political Ideology’ Hiding Behind a Religion & a ‘Vicious Cancer’

In August 2016, Flynn gave a speech at an ACT For America Dallas event. In his speech, he covered topics from his book, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies. He told the audience that he doesn’t see Islam as a religion and even called it a “cancer.”

“Islam is a political ideology. It definitely hides behind being a religion,” Flynn said, reports the Dallas Morning News.

He also praised Irving, Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne, who gained national attention last year for her comments on Muslims by suggesting that a secret Shariah law court was being set up at an Irving mosque.

“Beth is incredibly brave. Vote for her for anything,” Flynn said.

He also said that he’s studied the ways the Founding Fathers were influenced by religion when they set up the American government. “This Islamic ideology was something they wanted nothing to do with,” he said.

In the above speech to the Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton, Massachusetts, Flynn tells the audience that Islam is a “vicious caner inside the body of 1.7 billion people” that needs to be “excised.” The video was found by CNN and has been readily available on YouTube since August 26. Flynn delivered the speech on August 23.

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3. Flyyn Wrote in His Book That Islamist Militants Will ‘Drink the Blood of Their Dying Enemies’

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In July 2016, the Intercept conduced an interview with Flynn, which included a quote from his book, in which he warned of the consequences of Islamic militants winning the war against radical Islam. Flynn writes:

There is no escape from this war. Do you want to be ruled by men who eagerly drink the blood of their dying enemies? Such questions are almost never asked. Yet if you read the publicly available ISIS documents on their intentions, there’s no doubt that they are dead set on taking us over and drinking our blood.

“We’re in a world war against a messianic mass movement of evil people, most of them inspired by a totalitarian ideology: Radical Islam,” Flynn also wrote in the book. “But we are not permitted to speak or write those two words, which is potentially fatal to our culture.”

“I watched our own government lie to us about a number of things,” Flynn told The Intercept. “I just see us going in the wrong direction, and that’s really why I sort of jumped into the middle of the fray.”

In his book, Flynn also described Islam as a “political ideology” instead of a religion. He also often refers to the U.S.’ enemy simply as “Islam” in general, even though he does try to include a distinction between radical Islam and Muslims who aren’t extremists.

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4. Flynn Said He’s Been at ‘War With Islam’ for the Past Decade

In the past, Flynn has said that he’s been “at war with Islam, or a, or a component of Islam, for the last decade.” When Flynn was on Al-Jazeera in January 2016, Flynn was asked if he thought that kind of rhetoric only served to inflame ISIS’ fight against the west.

In his response, Flynn said that there is an element inside the religion that will change it, “one way or the other, in my believe, change it for the bad.”

Flynn said:

Let’s not kid ourselves about what it is that we are facing and we are facing and the Islamic world is facing an element within the religion of Islam that is going to change it one way or the other, in my belief, change it for the bad, for the negative, if something is not done. But they have grabbed hold of this religion and they are using it in a very, very dangerous way and if the, if the religious component, the somewhat pro-moderate component of Islam actually stands up to it, I believe that it can be defeated.

When asked if he was really saying that he was at war with an entire religion of over 1 billion people, Flynn tried to clarify. “Not with – not with a billion plus. Not with a billion plus,” he said.

“We are at war with a radical component of Islam and the way I believe it is that Islam is a, is a political ideology based on a religion,” he added.

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5. Flynn Wrote That the Muslim World is an ‘Epic Failure’ Compared the Western World

In July 2016, Flynn wrote an op-ed for the New York Post, in which he said he was fired by the military because of “the stand I took on radical Islamism and the expansion of al Qaeda and its associated movements.”

Flynn also wrote that “everybody,” including “most living Muslims,” know that the “Islamic world is an epic failure.” He wrote:

We have failed to challenge their jihadist doctrines, even though their true believers only number a small fraction of the Muslim world, and even though everybody, above all most living Muslims, knows that the Islamic world is an epic failure, desperately needing economic, cultural and educational reform of the sort that has led to the superiority of the West.

Flynn later added:

Just as the Muslim world has failed, so the secular tyrants have wrecked their own countries. They hate us in part because they know their own peoples would prefer to live as we do. They hope to destroy us before they have to face the consequences of their many failures.

When it comes to Trump’s proposed Muslim ban, Flynn supports vetting immigrants from war zones. He told Al-Jazeera in May that he supports “vetting of individuals and the proper screening of individuals who are coming from certain parts of the world like Syria.”

In a Politico interview in October, he said he agreed with stopping immigration from some war zones, adding, “And while Islam writ large may not be the problem, the Obama administration refuses to state that this extremist ideology is even a problem. It’s a cancer within Islam.”

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37 comments

  1. About time we got people into power that know islam is the sickness of this earth and needs to be vaporized from history of mankind. No way to rid the world of this sick ideology other than through the removal of all those that adhere to this ideology. It’s not a religion at all. It is a sick form of control over weak sand turd minded people stuck in the middle ages. Get rid of it and over night you will see a global change that all can enjoy!

    • Sure. Since Islam is responsible for burning children and women alive in their hundreds of thousands, just like in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Vietnam.

      • Wow, is that your best rebuttal? Comparing an incident over 50 years ago, during wartime with the constant attacks by Islamic militants on helpless, innocent bystanders. The blood of Leftist propaganda is really getting their moneys worth out of you. Simpleton.

    • Arthur, were you born this stupid or did you acquire it in life? This type of anger can only come from a person whose wife has left him for another man, probably a Muslim man.

    • Arthur I see your just as big a bigot as mr Flynn. You definitely sound like you were brought up on hating everyone different from yourself !!!

  2. Flynn sounds like not only an excellent choice but the best choice. When Trump said “We’re Gonna Knock the Hell Outta ISIS” he meant it. There’s a new sheriff in town and if you don’t like it, tough. Maybe next time y’all will vote. Personally, I’ve Jihad It with Radical and Moderate Islam. It is a violent, repulsive religion that teaches intolerance and hate towards anyone who doesn’t subscribe to crazy ideas in the Koran. If we lived in Iran, Iraq or Syria you would give us no religious freedom, in fact, we might be killed after being tortured. This is the new America…Muslims are welcome as long as they respect the American Flag, it’s people and their beliefs. It’s not about you here. It’s about U.S. If you don’t like it, you a free to return to your homeland. It’s really that simple.

      • Pure moral equivalencey hogwash. After the way Japan treated American Soldiers so inhumanely, after the atrocities they visited on anyone who opposed them, after multiple continuous appeals for them to stop doing that, we put an end to them. As the only country on this planet who has ever used nuclear weapons in combat, you should keep that in mind the next time you want to defend the 7th century savagery Islam perpetrates on not only their enemies (which is basically anyone who isn’t them), but multitudes of civilians. In this context, with all the chances on earth every country has given Islam to stop maiming and killing everything in sight, to stop treating HALF of their own population as cattle, can we not conclude that someone is keeping count on how many chances they have left before things get really harsh? It takes a significant set of circumstances to bring into play the structural change the US Government just saw happen recently. The US has had just about enough of this BS. Islam understands one thing in conflict, utter and merciless battlefield domination, they want it that way, and modern sensibilities be damned. War is hell youngster, civilians are going to die, better theirs than ours.

        • the muslims are fed up of the continuous crime commited by your soldiers in Irak, in Lybia and now in Syria.

          If you dont want blow back dont interfere with the muslim nations and stop giving your tax money to Israel.

          Believe me you can t defeat the muslims, even if you dropped bombs in muslim country, you still have muslim people in european countries.

          Will you drop bomb to european country, may be you should drop bomb in china and in russia because they have a big minority of muslim too.

          My point is that you are a fool and an ignorant, thinking of because of your bombs you can destroy all the muslims, if you manage to destroy all the muslims, you will get killed too.

      • Remove sharia law trust in Jesus christ he is the way n the truth…….president trump of usa is coming to correct the world… amen.

  3. And that means he actually knows what it is and isn’t a sucker for the taqqiya being spread now to gullible american youths. Islam is an anglerfish, using religion as it’s glowing lure.
    Nazism had its own Aryanism/Islamism Ubermensch religion, yet noone says ‘Naziphobia’. Islam is creeping into the West under the guise of ‘____ Socialism’

  4. “They hope to destroy us before they have to face the consequences of their many failures.” That sounds like the definition of the West, drill baby drill!

  5. He’s spot on with what islam really is! They are using our constitution against us to practice their sick “religion! islam has been at war with the rest of the world since that pedophile came up with it!

    • I just wonder how many people do you personally know that are Muslim??? That makes you an expert on the religion??? You sound like a very ignorant person who has never interacted with anyone but his kind of people. Last I checked this country is based on all different kinds of immigrints
      Don’t just go by what some man is saying and accept it , everyone one of us is born with a brain I wish we just used it a little !

  6. He is certainly correct in his assessment. We have to understand that the radicals don’t like us and want to kill us and take over the country.

  7. For a public figure Flynn has an impressive and fearless grasp of the threat that Islam poses. I would offer two caveats, however. Firstly he should ease up on the ‘drinking our blood’ issue – a bit close to ‘blood libel’. ‘Spilling our blood’ will sound much better, even if the former is a quotation. Secondly, he should realise that all Muslims will, ipso facto, favour Islamic hegemony in the West. ‘Radical Islam’ just wants to do it quicker. Islam itself will so severely compromise the West that it will inevitably lead to major internal conflicts. Just like it has everywhere else on Earth.

  8. Just because you stupid leftist/progressives think there is nothing wrong with Islam does NOT mean the rest of America is that stupid! You idiots were so blinded by your own biases you couldn’t even get the election right and now we’re supposed to care about your what you think? Go F yourself…..

  9. Hilma. Wanting to stop IsIs is hateful? Not wanting Sharia law is hateful ? Not wanting Terrorism is hateful? Have you seen European No Go Zones where people of Great Brittan can not even go to a neighbourhood that has been taken over by Muslims? Thats called self preservation and respect for our way of life. Which by the way was hammered out Originally by Christians and maintained by Immigrants who fled here from every part of the globe. They assimulated. The USA began as the greatest nation to ever exist in the history of the world. Lets keep it that way. Name any non western country that multitudes of people risk thier lives to enter. Answer… None.. Name the opportunities that exist in ANY country other than the USA where people to have a chance to grow and thrive like they enjoy under our Constitution. Which by the way is based on Judeo/Christian values. Values of the Jewish and Christian belief system. Which many in Islam happen to consider Infidels and worthy of torture, slavery and death.

  10. It’s amazing that such a educated man that’s been working for the government for so long can have these racist undertones and ideas about a religion that he really has no clue about .he s just spewing hate in a very different form and catering to the bright minded audience in front of him!he talks about the Ottoman Empire they were the only empire that allowed people to practice their own beliefs all u have to do is look it up. Instead of believing ,this garbage out of this mans mouth! Any fool can spew lies but it’s a bigger fool to believe it without doing your own research ! Wake up

  11. I’m a Muslim man living in the northeast ,and I voted for trump because I feel their needs to be a change in Washington only because he isn’t a politician ,hes a business man with that being said our fellow country men in the south or middle of the country need to realize that NOT all Muslims are terrorists ! It’s only a handful of people that have been brain washed and use the religion as excuse for their actions.we live in a great country and hopefully trump will make it greater , I just wish people would use some common sense instead of just believing everything that they hear or see on tv
    That our religion does not promote hate in any form what so ever .you can’t judge a billon people’s faith just based on the actions of a few animals in the WORLD !

  12. It’s amazing that a person might be elected to run a department in our country with so much hate against a certain group
    I just wonder if he made those same comments about about any other group of people how fast he would be shunned or be apologizing for his comments ??
    Just makes you wonder why things are this way