In an extremely interesting and valuable set of reflections, former Jihadist in Britain Hassan Butt gives us a quick peek at how Jihadis feel about our efforts to appease them with PCP2.
When I was still a member of what is probably best termed the British Jihadi Network, a series of semi-autonomous British Muslim terrorist groups linked by a single ideology, I remember how we used to laugh in celebration whenever people on TV proclaimed that the sole cause for Islamic acts of terror like 9/11, the Madrid bombings and 7/7 was Western foreign policy. By blaming the government for our actions, those who pushed the ‘Blair’s bombs’ line did our propaganda work for us. More important, they also helped to draw away any critical examination from the real engine of our violence: Islamic theology.
Could one ask for a better description of the interaction of dupes and demopaths than this? And note, the “progressive” useful idiots who repeat this drivel represent exactly the kind of people who have no self-respect. Isn’t it a violation of every “progressive” principle from which we derive our opposition to going into Iraq, to argue that if you don’t like the foreign policy of the country you’re residing in, you can blow up its civilians in protest?
This behavior is precisely the kind of thing we see in Pallywood. After running a fake injured compatriot past TV cameras provided by Western MSM (Reuters, AP, France2) and putting him into an ambulance supplied by Western institutions (Red Cross, UN), Palestinians walk away clapping their hands, smiling, laughing: “And those imbeciles in the West will run this crap on their news programs.” I imagine that the day Enderlin ran the al Durah story, Talal and his buddies were laughing themselves sick.
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