June 29, 2015

Canada loses its way in “The Fog” of Jihad - a fog of its own making

Mindy AlterRebel Blogger

To those who don't want to acknowledge the siren call of jihad and its effect on young minds, the whole "radicalization" thingamajig remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma shrouded in fog.

Lot and lots of fog.

What is it, these intrepid investigators query, that drives so many young'uns to want to kill infidels and/or get in on the ground floor of the latest caliphate?

Now, a new federally-funded study seeks to solve that riddle. Researchers poured over the "chatter" of seven - count 'em, seven - young men as they sauntered or raced down the path towards hard-core jihadism. And, this being a Canadian study, the concept of "diversity" played a prominent - nay, a pre-eminent - role:

While all seven subjects shared a common background, it appeared from their online activities that their interests, views and approaches were highly varied. 

Some were more focused on religion, while others were more into politics, the study says. Some immediately adopted a jihadist mindset and others took much longer to come to these views. 

"Given this diversity, it becomes obvious that any counter-radicalization needs to be tailored to the specifics of the case. Flexibility is the name of the game."...

Such "diversity." Why, it almost makes one's head spin!

I am reminded of the line uttered by an RCMP official upon the arrest of the jihadis who were called  "The Toronto 18." It would be impossible to say what brought these lads together, observed the federal cop, since they came from such a "broad strata" of society. The Toronto Star, too, had a hard time figuring it out, given that there didn't appear to be an obvious "common denominator" (even though many of the young men attended the same mosque). (At the time, conservative writer Michelle Malkin had the best wrap up of the "broad strata" idiocy. These not-in-the-least diverse young men are like "a veritable Benetton ad," she quipped.)

That was ten years ago. Ten years and untold numbers of men, women and children dead at the hands of savage jihadis. Ten years, and our official understanding of the "root cause" of jihad has gone from "broad strata" to "diversity" - in other words, it has run the gamut from to A to, well, A.

No wonder all those young lads are attracted to jihad (which, FYI, is an imperative embedded in Islam's core religious texts.) It is strong. It is resolute. It offers a great pay off, albeit one that can only be collected after death. We infidels, on the other hand, are squishy and weak. We offer tepid bromides about "diversity."

We can't even bring ourselves to identify the jihad as a holy war because that would be "mean" and "racist," and might hurt the feelings of Muslims who would be propelled into the arms of ISIS and other radical groups by our hurtfulness. (Isn't that Obama's rationale for wanting to close Gitmo - because its existence prompts the disgruntled to become radicalized?)

As Canada Day 2015 looms, it is obvious that we're as clueless as we were back in the "broad strata" days. As a result, the jihadis continue to run riot while screaming "Allahu Akbar!" as we, foolish infidels that we are, have trouble understanding what the lads could possibly mean by those words (could "Akbar" be Allah's last name?) and conduct yet another worthless "study" in a vain attempt to get to the bottom of it all.


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commented 2015-07-06 21:57:06 -0400
“…and conduct yet another worthless study..” absolutely right Mindy.
Prince suggests we come up with something “better”.
How about Canada? I’ve got a Canadian education, I can’t imagine blowing myself up in somebody’s face.
And I sure can’t imagine finding (what’s left of) myself after blowing myself up.
What are these people smoking?
commented 2015-06-30 22:44:29 -0400
Do not worry – buy them a ticket – encourage them to take their families with them – help them to leave.

Do not let them come back.

No gonads in Canadian leadership or this would happen.

Heck – buy them a business class ticket – if we get rid of them it is far cheaper than fighting the problem.

I want them to leave – I want them to never come back

Makes this country a better place.

Oh, and close the door – no more ’slamics into Canada – it will make us a better and safer place.

Yeah, year – I know thew lefties call it racism – despite ’slamics coming in all races – it just shows the stupidity of lefties – in fact I call myself a realist.
commented 2015-06-30 18:40:07 -0400
What is radicalization? Right now, it’s personified by ISIS. Not that many decades ago, it was political (anyone old enough to remember the Skinheads/anarchists?). Or how about the terrorist bombers in Europe? Let’s go back another decade, and keep it to North America — what about the religious? Anyone remember Jim Jones? Or the Hari Krishna followers? There was a lot of “brainwashing” suspected back then.

The common denominator to all of these lies with the young. In trying to find where they fit in the world, they’re trying to find meaning to their lives, particularly with some cause that’s larger than themselves. It could be protests (students in Quebec, anti-pipeline, anti-oil, Greenpeace, Occupy, you name it), it could be political, it could be religious. (With my brother, it was the military.) Let’s face it, most of this life is pretty meaningless. Even in school, kids are taught evolution, which says that life is a cosmic accident, and there’s nothing beyond this life. Where’s the meaning, then?

The kids are looking for more, and I don’t blame them; so am I. But they’re emotional and impressionable enough that, given the right “religious” background, even the attempt to “take back what the Infidels stole” could look appealing.

How do we stop this?

How about we offer them something better?

Now, the challenge — come up with the “better”!
commented 2015-06-30 16:53:48 -0400
I’ll tell you what the common denominator is for white kids that swallow this violent muzzie-wug crap: they are all losers.
commented 2015-06-29 22:56:59 -0400
People have to understand. Islam is not a Religion. Islam is a Political Platform, who’s aim is to kill all persons who are not members. Forget Jihadist’s, forget Terrorists, forget Radicals. They are all one and the same. They are called Muslims. I do not suggest that all Muslims are evil but if they are told to do something bad, they will do it, or something bad will happen to them. It is called Sharia Law. The law of fear. All normal people should fear the law but, as an example, in a civilized Country, a Woman need not fear being buried alive for being raped. Sharia Law will be in Canada soon if the Liberal or NDP win the next election. Both of these Political Organizations are in bed with the Muslims, promising them mass immigration in exchange for the Muslim vote. They are willing to sell their own Country in exchange for Power.

WAKE UP CANADA. Think before you vote.
commented 2015-06-29 12:06:13 -0400
They have the willpower. We do not.