UPDATE: State Department warning to US citizens; here’s what they’re NOT telling you

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“I’d like to have a succinct historical discussion about what has now come about in Turkey. It’s important to understand historical context in order to develop strategies to defeat the global Islamic jihad.”

“Islam’s historical trajectory all changed around 628 AD after the successful taking of Mecca by Mohammad at the Battle of the Trenches, when he ordered the beheadings of some 3,000 people. That success completed his goal of “payback” against the Banu Qurayza tribe that had ridiculed him about his “night ride to Jerusalem” forcing his migration — Al Hijra — to Medina. Subsequently, the corresponding verses of the Koran became more violent as Mohammad became a violent and bloodthirsty warlord, leading nearly 33 combat raids. After the consolidation of Mecca, Mohammad set his sights elsewhere, namely the Byzantine Empire. It was then that Mohammad sent his infamous letter to the Emperor Heraclius offering him what has become the traditional three options for infidels: conversion, subjugation, or death.”

Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. He is a Fox News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for numerous media outlets. Read Allen’s full bio here.