The Axis of Jihadism
Behrooz Bahbudi and Walid Phares have this in today's Washington Post, but since they also posted it over at CT blog I'd encourage you to go there and read it.
There are two major “trees” of Jihadism: The Salafists and the Khumeinists. The Salafists, influenced by the radical Wahabis and the “Muslim Brotherhood” call for the removal of the current Arab and Muslim Governments and their replacement by a worldwide power they call “Caliphate.” The Salafist movement produced al Qaeda and its affiliates around the world and identifies itself as “The International Salafi Jihadi Movement.” It is omnipresent in the Muslim world and has a significant presence inside democracies worldwide. The Salafi Jihadists established the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. This was the model they wished to multiply around the globe. The Khumeinists are the Jihadist followers of the teachings of Iranian Ayatollah Ruhallah Khumeini. They have established what they call an “Islamic Republic” in Iran and have funded movements, including Hezbollah in Lebanon. The Iranian Regime oppresses its own peoples and seeks regional and world expansion through Terrorism and Nuclear threat.I would also add that many many Muslims would be sympathetic to the goals of the Salafists and the Khumeinists, yet they would reject the method of terrorism. It's an important distinction. Because it's not just the method which is barbaric, but the utopian vision. Beware of utopians with guns, but also beware of utopians who vote.
Posted by: shank at August 30, 2006 02:33 PM
That must be why we see all the hordes of peaceful muslims protesting against terrorism. Oh, wait, that's right, we don't see muslims protesting against terrorism. Rusty, get your head out of wherever it's buried and stop bullshitting yourself and us; there are no muslims who don't support jihad, and there is not one who loses a minute of sleep over the deaths of innocent people. They are all - each and every one - the enemy, and until everyone can admit that to themselves, we're going to keep losing ground, because we can't fight the enemy if we won't even name them.
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 30, 2006 02:54 PM
Posted by: Jihad Rusty Dirka Dirka at August 30, 2006 03:13 PM
Posted by: Oyster at August 30, 2006 05:16 PM
Posted by: Leatherneck at August 30, 2006 05:55 PM
The problem is that too many Muslims are out to use violence to achieve the goal -- and too few are willing to condemn that method.
Posted by: Rhymes With Right at August 30, 2006 07:31 PM
Posted by: jesusland joe at August 30, 2006 07:59 PM
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at September 01, 2006 10:42 AM
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