Skip to comments.[Islam's] Blood-stained pursuit of revenge
Posted on 09/21/2008 11:35:32 AM PDT by reaganaut1
[Alison] Pargeter, too, may jolt some in her European audience by dismissing many of the common explanations for Muslim radicalisation. It is not, she argues, a reaction to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, given that many of those involved in acts of violence turned radical before those wars. Nor is it simply a manifestation of deprivation and social alienation, let alone a straight reaction to racism and Islamophobia, a term that in her view is much shouted about by those seeking to accentuate a separate Islamic identity. She also shrugs off the criticism that Britains multiculturalism has allowed Muslims to detach themselves from their fellow citizens. Countries such as France, which demand a much greater degree of integration, are similarly plagued by extremism.
All these factors aggravate matters but only by reinforcing the underlying ideology that blames the ills of the Muslim world on the nefarious actions of the West. This is a belief, she argues, bred out of stagnation and crisis in Muslim countries, and then exported to European soil. Muslim immigrants, and often their offspring too, remain culturally and religiously rooted in their countries of origin and mimic those countries political trends. Muslim groups in Europe are still led for the most part by first-generation migrants, and the most authoritative religious rulings emanate from figures in Muslim countries.
The aim for todays jihadists, says Ms Pargeter, is the creation of a revolutionary state to bring Islamic justice to the world. She provides a detailed, political scientists analysis. Yet she still struggles, as do others, to explain why the new generation of jihadists appears to have descended into a nihilistic kind of violence, which is driven by revenge rather than by more tangible and political objectives.
(Excerpt) Read more at economist.com ...
"The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe", by Alison Pargeter http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14540.html
"The Search for Al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future", by Bruce Riedel.
If an underlying cause of Muslim terrorism is that "Muslim immigrants, and often their offspring too, remain culturally and religiously rooted in their countries of origin and mimic those countries political trends" a logical response would be to stop further Muslim immigration, but the Economist would probably call that "xenophobic".
Translation: “Oh, dear, I guess we’d better take another twenty or thirty years examining all the complexities of this puzzling intellectual question, until the Muslims have finished killing and subduing us.
“In the meantime, it will only be fair to keep giving them welfare payments.”
Here’s a hint: Muslims are inbred psycopaths who enjoy bloodletting.