Saturday, May 8, 2010

Proselytizing Radical Islam

Londonstani (Amil Khan) posts over on Abu Muqawama about how the Times Square bomber was radicalized, and how radical Islam spreads in general.

The genius of the al-Qaeda-type extremism that we see today is its ability to seize on the inner turmoil of a diverse range of people (from Texas to Brixton to southern Punjab) and link them to its central world view and then motivate them to take action to they believe will lead to change - change they are not likely to live to see.

Read the whole thing, Londonstani knows what he's talking about, and it's a very interesting and sobering read. The problem is, of course, far more complicated than "they hate our freedom."

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