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Fast Jihadists and Slow Jihadists
by Hugh Fitzgerald (Jan. 2009)
It has taken quite a while. It still is not understood by many, and among those many are many in Israel, who simply do not want to understand how badly they have for so long misunderstood, the war being waged against them. For too many of them, it is an upsetting idea. They can't quite grasp, because they would dearly prefer not to grasp, that the war against Israel has no end, so further Israeli concessions and at this point irrational sweet-reasonableness will only weaken Israel, and thus, by the logic of Islam, make it more not less likely that Muslims will attack the Infidel nation-state. Nor should much significance be given to the war, for power and loot, between the two factions Hamas and Fatah. They agree completely on the goal, and the end result. But the Slow Jihadists of Fatah, being more corrupt, and thus more immediately desirous of Western aid, and being more patient and cunning as well, because less heedlessly fanatical, differ only in tactics and in timing from the Fast Jihadists of Hamas, who in any case may themselves be becoming, just a little, more pragmatic, which naturally draws them closer to the Slow Jihadists of Fatah. more>>>