Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Homegrown Jihad: "Scottish" Schoolgirl Goes to Syria

"Last year she abandoned a university course to join fanatical Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria.
Since then she has tweeted a series of radical messages, including a call for others to copy the shocking murder of soldier Lee Rigby, the Boston Marathon bombing and the massacre at the Fort Hood US Army base in Texas."

(Remember Fort Hood-the "workplace violence"...) 
This is an important story because it shows first of all (and once again) that poverty has nothing to do with jihad. 

Also, it shows that assimilation hasn't really worked that well for certain populations even under the best, most prosperous and seemingly swimming conditions. So, calls for more integration education are largely bullocks. This girl was born and raised in the West but the call to jihad was more powerful than the life she was born and raised into in Scotland. 

What are we to make of this? 

We cannot be "shocked". 

We must understand that this is an ideological and religious battle. 

Understanding that would be a good first step in, you know-actually winning.


"3 Columbus churches vandalized with graffiti from the Koran overnight." 


Is graffiti" on a place of worship a threat when it's the Koran on a church, or only when it's a swastika on a synagogue?