Friday, September 10, 2010
But the most surprising thing is that none of the analysts seem willing to look at the source of the "radicalized" Muslims, Islam itself. The religion teaches jihad, and commands jihad as part of the faithful Muslim's life. It takes no more work to 'radicalize" your typical Muslim male than it does to encourage your average Protestant teen-ager to live out his or her Christian faith. They begin with a well-stocked pond of adherents to the religion that demands and encourages and endorses and praises violent actions in what is believed to be the support of their religion and their deity.
The most moderate leaders of the Islamic religion will not condemn violent jihad. There is no official element of the religion that opposes it. So-called moderate Muslims were dancing and singing in the streets when Islam struck the twin towers on September 11, 2001, celebrating their victory against the "great Satan" of America, even inside the borders of this nation. Islam is not merely a religion, but a political movement as well. The very best Moslem has a split loyalty.
How can our "experts" be surprised that the ardent followers of this religion can be induced to do terroristic things? They are either deliberately looking away, which is dumb and irresponsible, or they are idiots.