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Learning from Abdul Mutallab
NRO Corner ^ | December 27, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:42 PM PST by Yardstick

Coming on the heels of the killing spree by Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, the latest terrorist "incident," involving Abdul Mutallab on Northwest Flight 253, is yet another isolated but tell-tale sign that we must learn from:

1) If solidly middle-class Westernized Muslims mouth the al-Qaeda line of radical Islamic, anti-American boilerplate, please take them seriously — i.e., worry less about their feelings and more about the lives of innocents they may in the future seek to annihilate. The more upscale and the more the Western exposure, the more there is to worry about.

2) For the last eight years, many have patiently tried to suggest that the answer to "Why do they hate us?" does not entail poverty, Western imperialism or colonialism, support for Israel, past provocations, etc. Rather, radical Islam encourages in an Hasan or Mutallab age-old passions like pride, envy, and a sense of inferiority — all accelerated by instantaneous communications and abetted by continual Western apologetics that on a global level blame Westerners for self-induced misery in many Islamic countries. "They did it" is far easier than looking inward to address tribalism, gender apartheid, statism, autocracy, religious intolerance, and fundamentalism, which in perfect-storm fashion ensure an impoverished — and resentful and angry — radical Islamic community while the rest of the world moves merrily on.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; flight253; lessons; vdh; victordavishanson
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1 posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:44 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

They are all Wahhabi. Please get a clue before it is too late.

2 posted on 12/27/2009 7:08:25 PM PST by catarac
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3 posted on 12/28/2009 5:36:09 AM PST by Tolik
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To: Tolik

The description that Joel Rosenberg gives us in his book “Inside the Revolution” concerninng the definition(s) between the “lesser Jihad” and the “greater Jihad” really spells out how easy it is for radical Imam’s to recruit and further radicalize their following in such false pretences...

I believe these terms are fundamental, and illustrate why this battle will never end, much less any war...

It is interesting that it took one of many attacks on us to spur us into action to fight it...Finally...

4 posted on 12/28/2009 7:37:13 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: Yardstick
"we should cease trying to appease radical Islam by dreaming up new euphemisms ("overseas contingency operations," "man made disasters," etc.)"

I am amazed that no one that I've seen have complained about the Obama use of the term "man made disasters". This is clearly sexist usage.

What if Bush had used the term? The feminists would go nuts.

Why is it that only MEN cause disasters? Hey, women are powerful and they can cause disasters TOO!.

Think of the self esteem of millions of Islamic girls who are brain washed into thinking that violent jihad is something the MEN do, but they, bring inferior and the lesser sex are incapable of doing.

What we need is a title ten for Jihad terror schools so that women can get their chance to kill infidels on the same playing field as men.

5 posted on 01/03/2010 5:48:58 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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