Multicultural folly of denying ‘Islam’ in terrorism

“…It has taken a long time for even one Western leader to confront the truth that, as Graeme Wood wrote in The Atlantic in March: “The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.”

Wood added that while most Muslims rejected Islamic State, to pretend it was not a religious group with theology drawn from Islam had led the West to underestimate its ambitions and meant we could not hope to counter it.”

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  • Brett_McS

    That’s by Janet Albrechtsen. I may actually meet her later today at an IPA (http://www.ipa.org.au/) get together. She’s great!

  • Helios Megistos

    Mohammedanism is utterly and wholly indefensible; for the sake of decency, it must be completely obliterated off the face of the earth!

    https://ballandalus.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/nahtutsactionfig08-1341590208.jpg

  • moraywatson

    Islam. “Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe.”

    The attraction is not a bug, it is a feature. The “ideology” of totalitarian islam was concocted to fill the narcissistic needs of the biggest psychopath and adventure seeker of all time, so what other outcome was expected?