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Posted on 05/11/2010 5:02:08 PM PDT by nuconvert
'A Muslim has no nationality except his belief," the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb's "children" are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and plot against them. The Pakistani born Faisal Shahzad is a devotee of Sayyid Qutb's doctrine, and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, was another.
Qutb was executed by the secular dictatorship of Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1966. But his thoughts and legacy endure. Globalization, the shaking up of continents, the ease of travel, and the doors for immigration flung wide open by Western liberal societies have given Qutb's worldview greater power and relevance. What can we make of a young man like Shahzad working for Elizabeth Arden, receiving that all-American degree, the MBA, jogging in the evening in Bridgeport, then plotting mass mayhem in Times Square?
The Islamists are now within the gates. They fled the fires and the failures of the Islamic world but brought the ruin with them. They mock national borders and identities. A parliamentary report issued by Britain's House of Commons on the London Underground bombings of July 7, 2005 lays bare this menace and the challenge it poses to a system of open borders and modern citizenship.
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It takes a total nincompoop to open up national borders to one and all. Only the modern “leaders” of the western world could be so addle brained as to not grasp the danger of letting in millions of Muslims. Our “leaders” have gone through the leftist cult experience that is a typical western university, they have been drained of any commonsense with which they were born, which is why they can lack something as basic as a sense of survival.
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No strategy of winning "hearts and minds," no great outreach, will bring this struggle to an end. America can't conciliate these furies.I guess the writer never thought of converting them to Christianity.
It should be obvious to all that Fouad Ajami knows nothing about this subject!
A year old and still a great read.
Ajami is excellent.
Do yourself a favor
Islamism with Hill and Ajami
I watched some of that and never got back to it.
Thanks for the reminder and link.
BTW - that Peter Robinson(?) drives me nuts. I find those shows frustrating to watch, because the guest just starts getting into an important discussion & making an important point, and then gets interrupted by a question and sidetracked, and never gets the opportunity to make the point again.