Monday, July 02, 2007

Disenfranchised?

Tim Blair noted the silly NYT claim that this latest group of Jihadiots in Britain were motivated because they felt disenfranchised. I can see the NYT used-to-be opinion makers sitting around wondering why these people do this. And based on no evidence other than their own reasoning, they come up with "disenfranchised". That's why they're used-to-be opinion makers. We can reason these things out and make guesses on our own. Newspapers could supply facts, evidence, you know, news - but conclusions we can do without them.

The Daily Mail however has a used-to-be Jihadi who is willing to say why he and his friends wanted to do terror. Just a guess, but I'd think he would have more insight into the situation than a couple of white guys sitting on desks in New York:

When I was still a member of what is probably best termed the British Jihadi Network - a series of British Muslim terrorist groups linked by a single ideology - I remember how we used to laugh in celebration whenever people on TV proclaimed that the sole cause for Islamic acts of terror like 9/11, the Madrid bombings and 7/7 was Western foreign policy.

By blaming the Government for our actions, those who pushed this "Blair's bombs" line did our propaganda work for us.
Further down, the reasoning:
Formal Islamic theology, unlike Christian theology, does not allow for the separation of state and religion: they are considered to be one and the same.

For centuries, the reasoning of Islamic jurists has set down rules of interaction between Dar ul-Islam (the Land of Islam) and Dar ul-Kufr (the Land of Unbelief) to cover almost every matter of trade, peace and war.

But what radicals and extremists do is to take this two steps further. Their first step has been to argue that, since there is no pure Islamic state, the whole world must be Dar ul-Kufr (The Land of Unbelief).

Step two: since Islam must declare war on unbelief, they have declared war upon the whole world.

Along with many of my former peers, I was taught by Pakistani and British radical preachers that this reclassification of the globe as a Land of War (Dar ul-Harb) allows any Muslim to destroy the sanctity of the five rights that every human is granted under Islam: life, wealth, land, mind and belief.

In Dar ul-Harb, anything goes, including the treachery and cowardice of attacking civilians.
This is what I don't want their motivation to be. Because this is a position us infidels can't talk them out of. We can't make their lives better except by allowing them to defeat us. I would much rather believe that a job at Microsoft and a Segway would seduce these idiots away from their insane philosophy. (and it is a philosophy, not a religion; it's a hunt for utopia) It looks like destroying them is the only solution.

Read the whole thing and decide for yourself.

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