December 14, 2005

Are Terrorists “Radical”?

As a co-blogger and long time blogident of The Jawa Report I’ve seen a lot of bad examples of Islam. I’ve seen beheadings and Rusty has taught us all the ideology that the terrorists follow. Also I’ve met Muslims here, although they are hard to find, that totally reject that doctrine and call for reform. The recent meeting in Saudi Arabia of Muslim leaders shows that Islamic nations are keenly aware of the perception Islam itself is the problem. They work very hard to disavow the terrorist doctrine and project an appearance of a peaceful intent. I for one have taken every opportunity I’ve had to publish those who call for reform of Islam and for peace. A couple of Muslims I’ve had contact with have stated that Islamic nations need to look inward for the source of their problems. Often times just the opposite happens. Rich western nations are blamed for oppressing the great progress Islam would have could have should have brought. One thing I’ve learned in life if you find yourself in a bad situation blaming others does not solve much. This “victims” attitude leads to hate and violence that only breeds worse conditions. Remember Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. The roots of this violent “blame game” are in the scriptures of the Koran. Being who Howie is I really hate to say what I must now say. But the problem is it’s true. Christians no longer force confessions and death sentences for “non believers”. In other words we have progressed and reformed. Without a root reform and change in attitude of Islam war is inevitable and Islam itself is in danger of destruction. If it’s a fight you are looking for I’m sure the west can accommodate you. But if peace, reform and progress are Islam’s true nature. If Islam can live in peace with the rest of the world and tolerate all the other faiths I have two words for you. Show me.

Frontpagemag:Now for the first time, a key Pentagon intelligence agency involved in homeland security is delving into Islam's holy texts to answer whether Islam is being radicalized by the terrorists or is already radical. Military brass want a better understanding of what's motivating the insurgents in Iraq and the terrorists around the globe, including those inside America who may be preparing to strike domestic military bases. The enemy appears indefatigable, even more active now than before 9/11… …
The internal document explains that Islam divides offensive jihad into a "three-phase attack strategy" for gaining control of lands for Allah. The first phase is the "Meccan," or weakened, period, whereby a small Muslim minority asserts itself through largely peaceful and political measures involving Islamic NGOs -- such as the Islamic Society of North America, which investigators say has its roots in the militant Muslim Brotherhood, and Muslim pressure groups, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose leaders are on record expressing their desire to Islamize America.

In the second "preparation" phase, a "reasonably influential" Muslim minority starts to turn more militant. The briefing uses Britain and the Netherlands as examples.

And in the final jihad period, or "Medina Stage," a large minority uses its strength of numbers and power to rise up against the majority, as Muslim youth recently demonstrated in terrorizing France, the Pentagon paper notes.

Others: Jihad Watch and American Thinker.

By Howie at 01:48 PM | Comments |