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The Islamic Roots of Abdulmutallab’s Suicidal Odyssey
Pajamas Media ^ | Jan. 7 | Jamie Glazov

Posted on 01/07/2010 3:52:28 PM PST by AJKauf

the most obvious torment that arises in the life of a young devout Muslim like Abdulmutallab is what he himself honestly describes: the tension between sexual desires and the Islamic mandate of, as he writes, “lowering the gaze” in the presence of women. “The Prophet (S) advised young men to fast if they can’t get married,” he agonizes, “but it has not been helping me much and I seriously don’t want to wait for years before I get married.”

It is precisely in this context that we see the origins of the Muslim suicide bomber’s journey into the heart of jihadi darkness.

For a pious Muslim who is attempting to obey the pleasure-denying mandates of his religion, the totalitarian and often sole choice available to him becomes purifying himself by extinguishing his own earthly sinful existence.

Thus, despite liberal fantasies, it is not Muslims’ lack of access to Western prosperity that spawns their terror, but exactly the opposite: it is Muslims’ contact with and ability to reap the benefits of Western values that end up serving as key inspirations for jihad...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; glazov; origins; radicalislam

1 posted on 01/07/2010 3:52:29 PM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

The religion of peace? death? And violent death, no less.

And to believe some people actually CONVERT to this.

2 posted on 01/07/2010 6:23:20 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "teabagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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