Monday, July 2, 2007

Islamic Extremist Defects

In an article published by the Daily Mail in today's paper Hassan Butt, a former member of the Brittish Jihadi Network, sheds some light on the recent terror attacks in the UK as well as explains why terrorist acts are increasing and fanaticism/extremism is increasing in number daily. Here is an excerpt:

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. More important, they also helped to draw away any critical examination from the real engine of our violence: Islamic theology.

You can read more here.

Some questions:

-What would end terrorism?
-Do you think that the West can fight this battle of ending terrorism or do you think that this is a battle for the Muslims themsevles to educate their people on this matter?
-Do you concur with Mr. Butt?
-What do you think it will take for Islamic extremism to be "put back in the box" as Mr. Butt terms it?

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