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Re: Islamic Errorism - Jihad as the motive for Jihad

Reader comment on item: What Do Terrorists Want? [A Caliphate and Shari'a]

Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Aug 24, 2005 at 01:17

Dr Pipes,
An observation: given the demographic that terrorists tend to occupy, either being in the upper and middle class echelons of Middle Eastern society terrorism, seems to be a kind of sport for the rich, educated and unoccupied. People in these positions exist in societies that impose severe restrictions on what constitutes acceptable entertainment, fraternisation with the opposite sex, alcohol and other recreational drugs, as well as being massively aesthetically impoverished and having an overabundance of oil wealth. Jihad in such a context is valid as a perverse yet divinely sanctioned form of entertainment and better yet one that classically allowed muslim mujahadin to get their hands on the women of enemies circumventing the prohibitive restrictions on sexual conduct. Jihad is the motive for Jihad.

The Islamist must be greatly encouraged by the tired and lacklustre reactions of western governments trussed up neatly by their self negating declaration of being multicultural societies. We chase the demons abroad and fail to monitor our own backyard. It calls into question the agenda of the western governments - are we so dependent on/addicted to oil that we have to tolerate this nonsense in our societies. A recent survey indicated that 80% of all Australians wanted an immediate halt to all muslim migration into our beleaguered democracy. A silent and utterly ignored majority - the political elites and our media have taken the decision safely out of the hands of these "ignorant" individuals and ploughed ahead with their culturally deleterious agenda (they after all know much better than the rest of us who simply need to be "educated"). To me this indicates that the will of the people is already effectively suppressed/dhimmified by left wing intelligensia and ideologues - would it be that much of a shift if it were Islamists that were calling the shots? At what point do the political and demographic realities of a massive influx of Islamic migrants get taken into account in forming government policy? And if the time comes when we finally wake up - will we even have the strength to retake our countries?
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