Freelance Jihad

Earlier this month, I fired a silver bullet at the heart of the “Lone Wolf” analysis, a flawed paradigm depicting every jihadist without demonstrable ties to a terrorist organization as an unfathomable mystery whose motives we may never know. Since then I have been inundated with inquiries about a replacement.

If we reject the term “lone wolves,” some asked, what shall we call them? In a succinct message, Daniel Pipes offered a wonderful replacement: “freelancers.”

  • FactsWillOut

    Pipes’ idea is again whitewashing of Islam.
    “If we reject the term “lone wolves,” some asked, what shall we call them?”
    Might I be so bold as to call them “Muslims?”

    • Works for me.

    • Will Quest

      Freelance jihadists diversifying holy-jihad…… allahu-ackbar …..

  • canminuteman

    Well the original meaning of freelance was free lance. A mercenary, or knight who would fight for whoever paid him.

    • FactsWillOut

      There is an honesty about mercs that ideological soldiers often lack.

  • Brett_McS

    Jihadis. Why complicate it?

    • FactsWillOut

      Muslims. Why complicate it?

      • Slickfoot

        Eggzackly!… They are all persona non grata from my point of view.

  • Minicapt

    Why not “lonely camels”?

    Cheers