“I don’t buy the cultural changes argument;”
Read Qutb for one. I think you will change your mind.
“If that were the case, they’d be slaughtering European Atheist heathens by the truckload.”
They’re too busy after a bigger enemy — apostate Shi’ites.
“Hell, that’s where their cells are based out of.”
European and American “Religious Refugee” immigration rules actually privileged the most radical types. Your comment has much truth to it. Gaddafi cracked if the US wanted to be more effective it should bomb London.
The 1979 seizure of the Grand Mosque of Mecca be radicals was encouraged by the practices of decedent Saudis, or so the radicals claimed.