Islam is not the problem, but rather terrorism’s first victim

Islam, as a religion, has been effectively hijacked by Islamic State to gain support and legitimacy. Islam as a religion and identity is one of immense pride, with a proud history and culture that goes back for centuries. In this sense, we must consider Islam as terrorism’s first victim. As a result, given its appropriation, we must begin to think of these movements as having a degree of soft power: the Islamic religion.

Islamic State has soft power which is used to pursue its political goals and the establishment of a caliphate. We must begin to contemplate these movements with an appreciation for their soft power, not just for their hard power. It should therefore be the policy of those most affected by Islamic State to target the sources of its power.

Using social networks and soft power, the Islamic State is able to attract members, even those of democratic society, using Islam as a source of soft power. This attraction could begin as some curiosity, but also by some deep seeded feelings of political marginalisation and emptiness. Using their soft power to attract a potential lone wolf or women, for example, Islamic State preys upon those marginalised by society. By recruiting these people, the Islamic State can carry out attacks against the democratic powers as we have seen in the recent Canadian example. States do not matter now, networks in this case, are the most important movers of international outcomes…

Yes it is quite clear now that Islamic State is using the Internet to attract violent people to carry out attacks. Oddly enough, no other religion in the world is doing the same thing.

  • Alain

    Islamic State is true Islam in action.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    How does such nonsense ever get published?
    It can’t be out of naiveté.

    I wonder if they would print “The National Socialist German Workers’ Party was the first victim of Hitler”?

    • kononwa

      Your last sentence expresses my thoughts about this article exactly. I’m amazed at the ignorance of this apology for a brutal psychopathic belief system, which is not and has never been a religion. The islamic state fanatics are literally emulating the deeds of their so-called prophet, and in the eyes of islam have not hijacked it, but are living it to the full.

      I was under the impression that the owner of this site was fully informed about islam – obviously he’s not.

      I am unsubscribing this taqiyya from my twitter feed.

      • Frau Katze

        It is displayed not because we believe it, but so that might “know our enemy”. This man actually teaches at a university.

        • kononwa

          Point taken. But it would be more appropriate, and accepted better, if the article was fully attributed in order that it’s not misunderstood. The way it has been presented it appears that these are the sentiments of the site owner.

          • Minicapt

            It would be even more appropriate if you had spent some here before stamping your little foot and whimpering “big meany”. Perhaps if you were to acquire some maturity of thought, you might better comprehend the various discussions here.
            … or you could link up with Maurey.


          • Frau Katze

            I’ll try to make it clear in the future.

          • Doug Kursk

   don’t spend much time around here obviously.

      • Frau Katze

        Look at the tags I’ve posted it under. I usually do more news story, but news is slow.

  • One of Islam’s genius attributes is how Islam harnesses the destructive power of its social misfits. These social misfits are given free reign to commit crimes, rape, and robbery. As long as the misfits can “justify” these actions with claims of “religious legitimacy”, the misfits are not punished. And their actions help spread fear within Islam.

    In Western Europe these social misfits are given free reign to commit violence against the non-Muslim population. The misfits are given protective cover for their violence from the “silent majority” of the “non-violent Muslim” population.

    The Western European drug trade has been taken over by Islam’s social misfits. They are provided drugs from Afghanistan (and other Muslim lands) for free. The misfits sell the drugs to the non-Muslim population. The misfits are required to send back 80% of their revenue source to their suppliers. If and when a “misfit” drug dealer runs into problems they can rely on jihadis to murder or deal with the problem.

    Anyone close, near, or is a part of Islam, is a victim of Islam’s ideology of hate.

    Read how Islam works at my thesis “Islam is Fear”:

  • cmh

    what a pile of crap. islam means surrender and the koran tells its followers how to make all surrender

    • Mickey Oberman

      Islam means ‘submit’ not surrender.
      Moslims often appear to have submitted to honour and decency but always pop up sooner or later enacting their true deference to the commands of the koran and its subsidiary writings.

  • Brett_McS

    Ah, “Independent Australia”. Never heard of the magazine, but what ‘independent Australia’ means is “Independent from America”. This is the old Soviet mob, morphed into the green left and now the Islamic fellow travelers.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s a common phenomenon.

  • Nan

    History of violence, culture of lies and pedophilia.

    • Barrington Minge

      Doesn’t get much better does it?

  • Minicapt

    That’s probably what Lloyd Axworthy and his buds in the Lester B Pearson Bldg misunderstood when exercising ‘soft power’: the need for public beheadings and enslaving women to sate organised male lust.


    • Frau Katze

      The author does use the same phrase.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Islam is the father of terrorism.
    It has nourished and succored it under various guises for 1400 years.
    It is the root and lifeblood of noxious weed, a family tree, that needs to be eradicated completely.