Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Must Read: Douglas Murray, Are "Integrated Muslims" Integrated?

This is a great essay. 

"It seems to have been the assumption of many involved in trying to prevent anti-Semitism in Europe that the problem of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism could be put down, among the Muslim communities, to a minority of radicalized people called "Islamists."

"These were recognized to be the sort involved in extremist groups, such as Hizb ut-Tahrir or similar groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood and its various Western front-groups. They were expected to be individuals who are highly politically and religiously motivated -- very possibly the same people who attend protests against American or any other Western military engagements in the world."

"But now, since Gaza, a terrible realization has begun to strike: that analysts may have been focusing on the tip of the iceberg while ignoring the vast immensities beneath."