You and I are in a war. The entire world is at war, according to Middle East expert Aaron David Fruh.

Fruh, a research fellow at the Institute for Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, spoke to a full house of Republican activists Wednesday at West Mobile’s Woodridge Baptist Church.

“World War III began on September 11, 2001," he said, referring to the day Islamic terrorists flew planes into New York’s World Trade Center, killing 3,000.              

“What the world witnessed in southern Israel on October 7, 2023, was another bloody battle in World War III," he continued. “The war is between the entire Western World and the world of radical Islamic Jihad.”

“There are two billion Muslims and 500,000 radical Jihadists willing to die for their beliefs.  They have no regard for human life. Martyrdom is a worthy sacrifice. But after 23 years of young Americans dying on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, it would seem we continue to be smothered in naivety about what this war is about.

“Most people in what is left of the Western world would rather remain ignorant – uninformed about the dreadful predicament we are in. Most people in America would rather get up in the morning to lie.

"The first target of the radical Islamics is Israel. But it never ends with the Jews. Moderate Muslims are next, including Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The United States and the entirety of the Western world are the ultimate targets. Jews are just the canary in the coal mine to warn us of the danger.

“Today, Europe is crumbling under the power of radical Islam. In London neighborhoods, Shariah police forces are in charge. America is next. What is left of the Western world is America and Israel.”

Fruh then told about how U.S. Sen. Katie Britt and her husband befriended their neighbor in the Senate offices, Democratic Sen. John Fetterman and his family. They talked a lot, and not just about football.

Fetterman is a graduate of Harvard, which has sided strongly with Hamas and against Israel since the October 7 massacre. Fetterman had a change of heart.  He took off his Harvard jersey and announced he would no longer support Harvard because of the antisemitism. Fetterman also announced that he was no longer a progressive.

What steps can a person in Alabama take to defend America and oppose radical Islamics?

Go online to: and

Get on their e-mail list. Look for action steps there.

Oppose political candidates who send aid to Islamic radicals and their proxies: Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Fatah in Judea and Samaria, and Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

Support candidates and officials who take a strong America First stand against the Islamic radicals.

Get informed, Stay informed. Stay alert.

“I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. The Jews have been destined to preserve and to propagate to all mankind the doctrine of a supreme, intelligent, wise, almighty sovereign of the universe which I believe to be the essential principle of all morality, and consequently, of all civilization.”  — John Adams, founding father. Second President

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