Hello, Mr Farah. Every story I read about jihad, particularly over the last several months, seems to allude to it beginning in 2001 with 9/11. I don't recall seeing a single article written that covers how long radical Islam has been terrorizing the world – and people just either don't care, aren't educated or prefer to be ignorantly bliss about it.
Some will say that it started with the Gulf War, and others would say the Olympics in Munich in 1972, but the reality of it goes back much further to even before the creation of the U.S., one of the reasons the U.S. Marines were formed in 1775 and got their nickname "Leathernecks." I'm sure you fully understand this, but why aren't we talking about this cancer politicians refuse to deal with and the American people need to understand?
Maybe we need to encourage people to study Alexis de Tocqueville's writings from the early 1800s on the subject. They used to be required reading for political science yet no one even knows who he is.
Advertisement - story continues below
Americans have tunnel vision with a field of view of about 10-15 years. Anything outside of that is ancient history and not applicable to their lives. Unless the news deals with the Kardashians or "The Bachelor," most Americans aren't interested.
The first step to recovering from a problem is admitting you have one; we're still in denial.