Basically, he says we need to use psychological warfare against radical Islam. That's easy to say but hard to implement. NYPost.com has looked at what he says. See Flynn’s plan to beat radical Islam starts with schools and social media. Here's an excerpt:
Dealing with the global Islamist threat on a tactical level through drone strikes and arrests hasn’t worked, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn argues, according to his largely overlooked 2016 book, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.” He wants to combat it more broadly, using informational warfare, among other things, on a scale not seen since World War II.
But first, he writes, the government has to overcome the political taboo of tying Islamic violence to the religion of Islam, including its sacred texts, which he says the enemy is using as a manual of warfare.
That last part is important. With scriptures that preach of world domination, Islam isn't the religion of peace. Then there's this:
Advance details of the plan can be gleaned from Flynn’s book. In it, the 33-year Army veteran proposes discrediting the “evil (religious) doctrines” motivating jihadists — namely the Islamic rewards for martyrdom (or suicidal terrorism) and the totalitarian tenets of Sharia law — using psy-ops and counter-propaganda, not just through federal government channels but also through “our schools, media and social networks.”
“If we can’t tackle enemy doctrines that call for our domination or extinction,” Flynn writes, “we aren’t going to destroy their jihadis.”
He says in the book that the government may have to draft digital media giants to help “wage ideological warfare” against radical Islam: “We can’t possibly have an effective campaign against Radical Islamic ideology without the cooperation of the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter.”
Getting those internet giants on board is a tall order, given their political leanings, but we can hope.
Meanwhile, maybe this is a good time to enjoy re-watching this hilarious video from the BBC directed at those poor lasses who think they want to join ISIS: the Real Housewives of Isis.
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