Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Seduction of Extremism

A scary article from the Telegraph:

The report, which is being distributed among senior officers, Whitehall officials and ministers, finds that:
• Anger and disaffection are "widespread in sections of Muslim youth".
• There is tacit support for extremist violence within sections of the Muslim community.
• Police need to do more to win the trust of Muslim communities if they are to tackle radicalisation.
• Many Muslims distrust police and are reluctant to inform on extremists, preferring to deal with problems inside their communities.

The battle for hearts and minds has never been more important. This is why Pope Benedict's choice to confront Islam rather than engage in warm and fuzzy parlays is so significant. The West is losing the sort of will that it takes to defeat an enemy that is heavy on passion and zeal. The only thing that will turn the tide against such an enemy is a recovery of conviction in our own beliefs. The alternative is dhimmitude.


Haskovec said...

I think your link to the original story is mangled.

Throwback said...

Ok. I think I fixed it. Thanks for the heads-up.

Haskovec said...

nope still broken the link shows up like this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2171300/Young-Muslims-

the dangling - sign really shows it all usually it ends in a directory or else a file extension.