Jihadists aren’t misunderstood punks

Here’s a crazy idea: Maybe, just maybe, jihadists know full well what they’re doing, have thought it through and are deeply committed to it. Could becoming a terrorist be, oh I don’t know, an actual choice? Rather than some sort of temporary sickness that mysteriously overcomes them one day as they’re surfing the web?

For decades, anyone with a dose of common sense has been laughing at the idea that criminals are just misunderstood victims in need of a good cry. So it’s a touch tragi-comic to watch the Liberals pretend “counter-radicalization” will be a successful tool in combating Islamist extremism.

  • ontario john

    But the Toronto Star says we just need to have a cup of coffee with them, and everything will be ok. How can the downtown Toronto elites be wrong? They know whats best for us.

    • andycanuck

      Just like the Danes are doing!

      I’m assuming from Saturday’s (or was it Friday’s) Red Star “article” from the first half of its first sentence although I can’t vouch for the rest as my vomiting attack stopped me from reading further.

    • marty_p

      Idiot Op Ed at the Star today ““At this point, we know who many of these young people are, we know about their childhood or teenage pain, their struggles and concerns,” says Bain. “We know the importance and process of social bonding they go through, the power of feeling part of something meaningful. It is a new religious movement; they used to call them cults.”


      Funny if Islam is a “cult” how come all of the previous “cults” like the Moonies, the Krishna’s etc nobody ever wanted to kill nonbelievers except the Mo’s. And why do we all have to worry that one or more are going to blow themselves & us up due to problems with their troubled childhoods, teenage angst, marital problems. If they weren’t here in the first place, this problem wouldn’t exist.
      If I have a leak in my boat – I don’t get out the drill to make more holes – I patch the leak. So why is our government importing more problems?

  • Spatchcocked

    Somehow…..somehow God knows how but we have to win their hearts and minds.
    Personally I believe in the healing power of love……..delivered from the bomb bay of a B-52……

    • Slickfoot

      And tac nukes… With smiley faces painted on them.

  • Jim Horne

    Gee Officer Krupke: sing along

  • Dana Garcia

    It’s the libs who are the misunderstanders.

    When Muslims gives their reasons for murder and mayhem, authorities should listen. Islam has been killing for allah for 1400 years.