It takes a nation to protect the nation
The ending of the Ottoman empire in the previous phase is followed by an Islamic rebirth in this, the 4th phase of Jihad, which dates from the Armenian Genocide to the present day.
The collapse of the Caliphate and the failure of Islamic societies to progress in technology or commerce, rendered them unable to compete with the West using conventional warfare, so they needed to use asymmetric warfare and deceit. Thus they reverted to the original Islamic strategy of internal attack, as described in the 1st phase, using the same 5 methods.
The use of immigration is an accepted strategy in Islam, but now it can be combined with the ecologically irresponsible creation of large families, funded by the modern welfare state. The effectiveness of this method can be clearly seen on Europe today.
Those who criticise Islam are attacked with violence. But now in addition, they can also be attacked by legal means, or by slander that jeopardises their livelihood.
Islam employs the same targetted assassination or beating of opponents, as before. In addition now, with the advent of jets and trains, electronic communications and industrial fertiliser, it is easy for a small cell to terrorise the whole civilian population with a spectacular attack.
It has been proven by hidden cameras, etc, on numerous occasions, that the respected spokespeople for Islam are lying to non-Muslims, wherever it suits their purpose. This is an effective employment of that original phase 1 method of deceit, as is clearly permitted by Islamic scripture.
The massive increase of oil wealth in the Middle East has clearly enabled the increasing grip of Islamic ideology on Western society, by means ranging from academia, to the media, to mosque construction.
In addition, the Islamic rebirth was aided by this new factor:
Following the collapse of the Caliphate, Muslim faith in the superiority of their belief system was severely shaken. Writers like Hassan al Banna, Sayyid Qutb and Maulana Maududi breathed fresh life into the Islamic mind by reverting back to the original teachings. Without their theological input, its hard to see how the process would have started. Thanks to them, the original Ikhwan was reborn as the Muslim Brotherhood, which is one of the most powerful forces in Islam today.
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