It takes a nation to protect the nation
God help us. This book was recommended to me.
Before I bought a copy, I wanted to find out if it was worthwhile. Here's the bottom line:
Wiktorowicz interviewed hundreds of Islamists in the United Kingdom. After compiling his interviews he came to the conclusion that — contrary to popular belief — very religious Muslims were in fact the people who ended up being the most resistant to radicalization.
Fair, who has done a great deal of work on radicalization in Pakistan, said Wiktorowicz's work stayed with her forever. "It really was revelatory for me," she says.
Revelatory because, as it turns out, Wiktorowicz found that it was people who did not have a good grounding in the religion who were the most likely to be attracted by radical Islam.
So, some guy who knows nothing about islam goes to study in the UK, and gets the idea to interview Anjem Choudary and his unrepresentative bunch of monkeys.
From that, he concludes that (all over the world) those who are truly versed in islam are resistant to becoming terrorists.
How does that fit with the 22,000 islamically-inspired terrorist attacks across the world since 9/11? Were they all novice converts to islam? Was Bin Laden? Abu Hamza? Abu Qatada? How does that fit with Anwal Al Awlaki, Sheikh Qaradawi, Mawdudi, Qutb, etc. ?
I can see what shred of evidence this "researcher" Wiktorowicz grasped onto. He met those in British mosques who are acculturated as muslims. It is blindingly obvious, that in their cultural tradition, they are not given to terrorism (if not, Britain would have seen its first muslim terrorists in the 1950s, when muslims began to arrive).
But after the events of 1979, islamic terrorism has spread out of the environs of Israel and across the world. Obviously, those who have a cultural tradition in islam of not being terrorists are going to take some time for that culture to adapt. But adapt it will. Witness the way the burka from Riyadh has swept Bengali muslims in Britain; it's rarely seen in Bangladesh. Wahhabism and Bannaism are no doubt being exported across the world. We have some kind of sociologist/political scientist living in an ahistorical bubble of the permanent now, this place is every place.
You can see from the above quotation, that Fair was desperate to believe this tosh. She'd spent years studying "radicalisation" in Pakistan, and was surprised by these findings, but is gushing with enthusiasm. Normally in academia, when someone proffers an account that goes against one's research, it results in a bitch-fight.
Clearly this was not what here research in Pakistan led her to conclude. But she was delighted to be able to abandon that knowledge, so that she too could be granted entry into the Church of Political Correctness.
Kafir nations of the west are wiping out the civil liberties of their citizens, rather than admit that islam is a religion of war.
At this point, the balance is in favour of these kafir nations continuing to deceive their Demos, by removing enough rights across the board, that muslims are unable to pull of sensational explosive attacks like 9/11, Madrid, Bali, 7/7. However, the Islamic State is now able to direct muslims everywhere to simply conduct low-level "lone wolf" attacks, where muslims stab random kafirs. Any kafir will do. We are seeing this at its greatest concentration in Israel, but also elsewhere. The attack on Lee Rigby was perhaps the most noteworthy example.
This week it was a university campus in Merced in America:
A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow “to cut someone’s head off” and as many as five reminders to “praise Allah,” law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.
In the two-page document found in Faisal Mohammad’s pocket by the county coroner, the 18-year-old freshman wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and how, including beheading and shooting his victims, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told FoxNews.com
“No. 27 was to ‘make sure people are tied down,’ No. 28 was “sit down and praise Allah,'” Warnke said. “I remember seeing four or five times, scribbled on the side of the two-page manifesto, where he wrote something like ‘praise Allah.’”
The Caliph has issued calls for muslims to carry out these stabbing attacks. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/11/islamic-state-praises-muslim-who-...
And we have muslim clerics elsewhere endorsing them, particularly against jews. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/11/muslim-cleric-jihad-against-the-j...
500 Islamic clerics state that assassination is an act of piety in Islam.
As that shows, Islam is a political ideology of violence and fascism. While student twits discuss removing the Rhodes statue and BDS against Israel, they remain silent over Pakistan and Turkey. Pakistan should be treated as a pariah by the secular West and sanctioned until they stop endorsing and breeding Islamic terror. At least we'd get the support of their arch-enemy India over that :-)