Blood feud. More evidence that Arabs are animals.
...an excellent article. Really helpful, thanks for posting.
Blood feud? I like the analogy better than war, although I think 'war' works better in the political arena. If non-islamists do not wake up and if Islamists who do not participate in the feud do not take the feuders in hand this is going to be a very long bloody process. All those not involved in the feud must apply all the pressure necessary. Hearts and minds? OK. Wipe them out? OK. But it must be done because the alternative is to stay at an unsustainable state of alert which only encourages cells of terrorists to pop up and kill some more.
There are aspects of terrorism that can be understood in the context of "blood feud." It is not true, however, that the actions of Islamic terrorist organizations are purely an exercise in vengeance.
Radical fundamentalist Muslim organizations such as the Taliban are intent on establishing theocratic government institutions. The writings and practices of Al Queda teach a process of cultural infiltration and intimidation aimed at bringing societies in line with Muslim theocracy.
The terrorists are engaged in a process of random and infrequent violence aimed at producing the kind of appeasement displayed in Spain following the Madrid train bombing. This model also explains the occasional aspect of terrorism. It is not intended to produce a war against Islamo-fascism. It is intended to create an emotional environment in which steps of appeasement are taken to avoid further violence.
This technique is especially useful in cultures where there is a dearth of conservative moral fiber. Certain municipalities in the US are actively engaged in an appeasement process of allowing civil society to be dominated by traditional Muslim practices such as public calls to prayer. These are the same communities that have vigorously opposed any public expression of Christian practices. Clearly these are not the actions of an open-minded citizenry, but an intimidated one without the moral courage to stand up to insinuated threats.
Muslim extremists look back to a golden age of Muslim supremacy. They induce guilt in their enemies by dredging up canards about prior injustice. Their goal, however, is not vengeance. It is the establishment of Muslim theocracy throughout the world.