Skip to comments.Replacing patriotism with tribalism - The politics of grievance and revenge divides us all
Posted on 08/23/2017 4:47:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Just after last weeks terrorist attack in Barcelona, a pro-Islamic State website posted video from the scene along with a message in Arabic saying, Terror is filling the hearts of the Crusader in the Land of Andalusia.
Lets unpack that. Crusader is a term jihadists use, pejoratively, for Christians. More specifically, of course, it refers to the Christian soldiers who fought a series of wars, beginning in 1095, to recover Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land from the Muslim armies that had burst out of Arabia four centuries earlier.
Andalusia indicates the territories of the Iberian Peninsula that were conquered by Muslim armies from North Africa beginning in 711. The Reconquista, a war waged by Christians to recover those territories, ended in 1492.
Heres the larger point: To those discomfited by theological or even ideological explanations for most modern terrorism, one alternative explanation is this: The killers are revanchists. Their motivation is to reverse territorial losses.
They have suffered such losses, they believe, in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The want to fill the hearts of the others now living in such lands with terror in order to drive them out or at least relegate them to inferior status. In other words, these revanchists also are supremacists.
Longer-term, their goal is grander. Finland, which also suffered a terrorist attack last week, was never part of a caliphate or Islamic empire. And the Islamic State publishes an online magazine called Rumiyah Arabic for Rome which, they believe, must be conquered by Muslims as was the Christian capital of Constantinople (now Istanbul). But priority goes to formerly Muslim lands.
In an odd way, this brings us to Charlottesville.
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“Lets unpack that”
“Unpack”. This must be the new buzzword of the quarter...Congratulations to all who jump on that bandwagon of bad baloney.
No, it's not 'a term jihadists use' it's a actual belief they have - they believe we are still engaged in a middle-ages conflict.
They're as stupid as democrats who think the civil war's still going on - and they must 'protect the fragile' who can't hear words like 'Robert E. Lee'...There are categories of people who are nuts...
ESPN - and Muslims living hundreds of years in the past - are in that group. The first time I heard the term 'crusader' was before 9/11 and the Muslim I was talking to was totally serious... Muslims to this day are upset about 'crusaders' coming to the ME. Really, I'm not making this up.
It’s time for the tribe to pack up and go back to their homeland or shut up and enjoy the finest place to live in the world .
Unleash us from our HOSTILE, PC Po-lice and other “law enforcement” Islamic protection units and you will see.
...................by by baybee.
Your tagline is absolute spot on.
Bad bad. I used the term “tribal knowledge “ at work about two months ago. I had to spend four hours in HR going thru re-education indoctrination. Poor choice of words it seems.
Very good read, thanks.
Like the hand dealt, you must learn when to hold & when to fold. 8>)
Diversity is retarded horseshit.
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