It's time to change the rules of the game
Monday, June 29, 2015
Thousands of young people from Western countries have joined the Islamic State's Jihad Army in recent years, and there is no end in the horizon; in order to fight the Islamist terror, the free world must conduct a reassessment.
Terror is a global thing. It has nothing to do with the Israeli-Arab conflict in general, or with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular. Too many in the world – the "forces of progress" brigades, which have a lot of power in the global media and in Western academia – it's still unclear. But last Friday, global jihad sent three additional clarifications – in France, in Tunisia and in Kuwait.
Why? This question is raised repeatedly. What the hell do they want? Some would like to think that it's the West's fault. It's the colonialism, it's the oppression, it's the exploitation, it's the humiliation, it's the discrimination. But there is something flawed in this excuse: There are millions of poor and exploited people in the world, and they don't blow up anyone and don’t commit suicide. Only the Islamists do it.
More than 99% of terror victims in the world in recent years have been Muslim.
It's not Muslims. It's Islamists. The excuse of humiliation and distress is becoming particularly foolish, because this terror is mainly directed at Muslims. Terror makes much more headlines when it takes place in the West, but it's only a small part, a particle, of global jihad's terrorist activities.
More than 99% of terror victims in the world in recent years have been Muslim. We don’t know about most of them because they don’t interest anyone. They are definitely not the representatives of colonialism. We usually have no idea why they even being massacred.
If the number of recruits is rising, if the threats are only growing, if there is more radicalization – the rules of the game much be changed.
Massacres are not only carried out by Sunnis against Shiites. And not that there is any justification for that. Most acts of terror in the world are carried out by Sunnis against Sunnis. The rhetoric is anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli, but the real activity is anti-Muslim. So the attempt to provide "justifications" for terror, in accordance with the post-colonial school, is ridiculous. It's nonsense.
But the terror is approaching the West. It is threatening. Thousands of young people from Western countries have joined the Islamic State's Jihad Army in recent years. According to data compiled by the National Counter-terrorism Center (NCTC), we are talking about 1,200 recruits from France, 600 from Britain, 600 from Germany, 1,500 from Russia, 120 from the United States, etc. The numbers keep rising. More than 100 Muslims have even left the faraway Australia to murder other Muslims. And there is no end in the horizon...
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Ben-Dror Yemini, Ynet News
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