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Recruitment For Jihad
"In order to gather recruits, Mr [Jonathan] Evans [director of M-I5] said, extremists were methodically and intentionally targeting vulnerable young people and children."
-- from this article in the BBC
And if some Muslims are doing this to other Muslims, targetting the "vulnerable young" and "children" as recruits for terrorism, other Muslims, many many Muslims, are through well-financed campaigns of Da'wa targetting the "vulnerable" (young and old) among the Infidels, including black prisoners who may have Islam presented to them as a Vehicle of Protest and "social justice," or others, of the Yvonne Ridley variety, who are psychically marginal (and every Western society throws up such people), and who can find their putative needs satisfied by becoming members of a collectivist faith, one in which they have to decide nothing except to submit, except to follow the rules as to what is Halal and Haram. It's an instant community, with its chorus singing, as it has been singing for 1350 years, a variant on Tomorrow Belongs To Me.
The 2,000 who have been identified as ready to commit acts of terrorism are clearly the tip of the iceberg, those of whom Evans is certain. But if the likely recruits are not 2,000, but rather 10,000 or 20,000, and if hundreds of thousands of others support the idea of Jihad, through the use of violence, and if virtually all Believers accept the notion of Jihad, a "struggle" to remove all the barriers to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam, everywhere in the world, should anyone, should Mr. Evans, take any comfort from that figure of 2,000? Should he not explain that the participation by some in violent Jihad makes such participation unnecessary by other Muslims, who merely need to support, through money, or other means, those who do so engage, and shouldn't he also talk about the Money Weapon, and those campaigns of Da'wa, and the inexorable demographic conquest that makes the task of monitoring more hellishly expensive and complicated with each passing day? Shouldn't that be discussed, unapologetically and straightforwardly?