September 9, 2006

THE LATEST SKIRMISH IN THE LONG WAR IS UNLOSEABLE TOO:

Muslims: terrorism is 'un-Islamic' (Metro uk, September 8, 2006)

Al Qaida has failed to become a mainstream movement because most Muslims believe terrorism is "un-Islamic", according to a report published five years after the attacks on the World Trade Centre. [...]

Dr Maha Azzam, the author of the report, said: "Five years after 9/11 a mixed picture of al Qaida's fortunes is emerging.

"Although its image as a powerful terrorist organisation has been enhanced, its leaders hide in caves and have lost the broad support of Muslims in the Arab world who oppose its terror tactics and its justification of violence in the name of Islam."

Although many Muslims have become radicalised and embraced Islamist politics, they are not prepared to endorse al Qaida's tactics and are instead turning to democratic avenues where possible.


Islamicism, like Nazism and Communism before it, just has no ultimate appeal to most human beings.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2006 11:21 AM
Comments

Well, "most" means the rest of the world, they both want the same ends.

And OBL and the others help them get what they want.

As to communism, they keep on trying.

Posted by: Sandy P at September 9, 2006 5:16 PM

Not the rest

Posted by: oj at September 9, 2006 5:24 PM

"Islamicism, like Nazism and Communism before it, just has no ultimate appeal to most human beings."

Neither does it prevent them from being "Good Germans" when confronted with the choice of repudiating or supporting the excesses of their fellow believers.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 10, 2006 1:00 PM

Nazis weren't our fellow believers either.

The ineresting contrast though is that a western nation elected the Nazis and let them kill seven million people. Al Qaeda can't win elections in the Middle East.

Posted by: oj at September 10, 2006 1:09 PM
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