Sunday, April 03, 2016

Sunday thinking: "Islamic Extremism Is Not the Root Cause of Europe’s Terror Problem."

The problem is “not the radicalization of Islam, but the Islamization of radicalism.”
-- Olivier Roy

In America, we have BOTH kinds of glib explanation: Black or White. Perhaps the only reason I continue to link to articles like this one is the entertainment value of being called out by local "Christians," who advise me that it doesn't matter -- just kill 'em all, and let the Christian "god" sort it out.

Islamic Extremism Is Not the Root Cause of Europe’s Terror Problem; European elites have a “youth revolt” on their hands, by Joshua Holland (The Nation)

 ... There’s a lot of focus on radical theology, and not enough on the conditions that allow it to take hold. European law enforcement, says Ahmed, “are analyzing this through the prism of theology. They’re studying the Koran for explanations, but what we’re seeing is nothing more than disaffected, disenchanted, illiterate young people who are not adjusting to society. Look at these young idiots who are blowing things up—they’re looking at ISIS videos with a beer in one hand and a joint in the other.”

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