John Brennan is completely unqualified to be Director of Central Intelligence
October 26, 2016 1:03 pm By Michael J. Del Rosso
obert Spencer wrote this yesterday:
Is it widely known that there is a top intelligence official in the
Obama Administration’s CIA who has converted to Islam? Yes. It was
reported in none other than the Washington Post in 2012. Why couldn’t it
be Brennan? The movie Zero Dark Thirty about the killing of Osama bin
Laden, for which the moviemakers gained access to classified material
(the Obama administration was criticized for making it available to
them) featured a top counter-terror official who strongly resembled
Brennan and was shown performing Muslim prayers. Were the filmmakers
hinting at something they knew? Did La Miere speak to Brennan?
Allegations that Brennan is a convert to Islam are based upon firsthand reports of those who served with him in Saudi Arabia.
Those allegations include that Brennan was the target of a Saudi
intelligence influence operation, one outcome of which was Brennan’s
conversion to Islam.
At that time, Brennan was chief of station, a
billet that is designed for an operationally trained officer with
experience in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, which Brennan was
not. Brennan’s background is that of an analyst, which may explain why
he lacked the sophistication and experience to understand that he was
being played by the Saudis in an influence operation.
Anyone so inept as to be oblivious to basic hostile intelligence tactics such as this influence operation is unqualified to be DCI.
Furthermore, Brennan’s definition of jihad, “meaning to purify
oneself or one’s community,” is incorrect as a matter of fact, since all
four schools of Sunni jurisprudence say that the primary and paramount
definition of jihad is kinetic war against non-Muslims to forcibly
establish submission to Islamic law globally.
If Brennan truly
believes his fictitious definition of jihad, he is unqualified to be
DCI, since he obviously is unaware of or indifferent to the fact that he
is directly contradicting all published Sunni jurisprudence. Al-Qaeda’s
bin Laden, ISIS’s al-Baghdadi (who has a doctorate in Islamic law),
Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and all the other numerous violent jihadi
terrorist groups all say that they are at war with us because Islamic
law makes such war — jihad — obligatory for all Muslims. They also point
out that Islamic law makes the funding of jihad obligatory, as well as
lying to further jihad. That 15 years after 9/11, Brennan has yet to
drop $40 on Amazon.com to purchase a certified English translation of an
authoritative textbook on Islamic law, such as Reliance of the
Traveller, is professional malpractice of the highest order for someone
who has held the senior counter-terrorism and intelligence positions he
Furthermore, the fiction that Brennan is espousing is not
just any fiction, it is a deliberate propaganda lie by America’s enemies
in our 15+-year war. It is designed to disorient us from understanding
our enemy’s Threat Doctrine. If he is truly unaware of this, he is a
useful idiot in espousing enemy propaganda in time of war, and is
unqualified to be DCI.
If Brennan does know the factual Islamic
legal definition of jihad, then he is deliberately espousing enemy
propaganda in a time of war, in which case Brennan is a traitor — and
unqualified to be DCI.<<<<snip
of what Brennan says is true regarding the legal definition of jihad in
Islamic law. The opening sentence in the Reliance of the Traveller
chapter on jihad is crystal clear: “o9.0 – Jihad. Jihad means to wage
war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word
mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion.” (Italic
emphasis in original.)
Hence Brennan is either, as explained
above, too stupid to live and shouldn’t be DCI, or lying about the true
definition of jihad (which deception is also obligatory according to
Shariah), in which case he is guilty of treason and again shouldn’t be
DCI, but rather prosecuted.
This is not a religious issue.
Americans believe in freedom of religion for religions that believe in
freedom. Rather, it is a national security issue. It is a statement of
fact that pious, observant Muslims are required to adhere to Islamic
law, which is not scripture, but legal texts written by men. A cursory
examination of Reliance of the Traveller will show that it uses the word
“obligatory” hundreds of times, and enumerates mandatory acts for
all Muslims which are felony violations of the U.S. Code, including
terrorism, material support of terrorism, perjury, espionage, treason,
making war against the United States, sedition, and misprision of
treason. Please let that sink in.
Every American should have a problem with this.
why don’t we? Because blame isn’t limited to John Brennan. America’s
political and national security elites, and especially our mainstream
journalists, are guilty of professional malpractice, dereliction of
duty, and worse, for being willfully ignorant of these easily verifiable
The net result is that America has not only lost this
war, but we changed sides and are aiding our enemy. We need look no
further than what Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration did to
Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Syria, and tried to do to Egypt, for evidence of
Michael J. Del Rosso is a Senior Fellow for Homeland and National Security for the Center for Security Policy.