Jihadi John was a well-educated Londoner – the very point I made in our #AFDI “moderate” ad campaign that the media exploded over.
It has been shown time and time again — whether it was the Muslim doctors who tried to blow up the Glasgow airport; or the wealthy, educated diplomat’s son who attempted to bomb a plane right out of the sky over Detroit on Christmas day; or the group of 45 Muslim doctors who plotted Islamic terror raids in the US; or the rich, well-educated Osama bin Laden; or the 19 9/11 hijackers. Jihad has nothing to do with wealth or education. It is a religion, a totalitarian and supremacist belief system.
The jihadist who led the mass beheading of Christians on a beach in Libya was an American Muslim. Thousands of Muslims from Europe, North America, Australia, etc. are flocking to the Middle East to wage jihad. They grew up in the West. They went to good schools and came from affluent homes. Some stay in their own countries and aid and abet the jihad — like the business executive in India who also happened to run the most influential Twitter account followed by the Islamic State. Foreign jihadis, beheaders, rapists and slaughterers in the cause of Islam.
At the risk of repeating myself for the past ten years, this war is ideological. It’s religious and political, because Islam is political. Nationality, race, sex, ethnicity, borders, hair color, shoe size, and shirt color are irrelevant. The common thread is Islam — pure Islam.
Well-educated and affluent, the catalyst for jihad is a move towards the faith of Islam. Religiosity is the catalyst.
Rappers in Germany, doctors in Glasgow, chemical engineering students in Canada, heart surgeons in Saudi Arabia, university students in Britain, imams in America, herdsmen in Nigeria and so forth – what brings these wildly different people together? Jihad. From the Sahara to the Kalahari, London to Lisbon, Manhattan to Madrid, Bali to Boston, Tiananmen Square to Thailand, Myanmar to Malaysia, Nairobi to Nigeria ….. no matter what the background, upbringing, schooling, wealth or poverty, color, what have you, it doesn’t matter. The understanding of Islam and jihad is the same, and it is the motive, the incitement to this monstrous war on the West and the East and all points in between.
If the world was as concerned with the mass slaughter of non-Muslims by jihadists as they are about the fictional narrative of “islamophobia,” we might begin to defeat this enemy of humanity.
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