Richard Landes: Islamism Is Winning The Cognitive War Thanks To Manipulative & Gullible Journalists

I would add PC to his list.

Anyone who remembers the halcyon dreams of the 1990s, of civil society spreading the world over, heralding a new peaceful, global millennium, must marvel at the path the young 21st century has taken. Even those who paid attention to global Jihad before the millennium could not imagine how vulnerable the West would prove in the coming, wildly asymmetrical war. Those who, over the course of the last 13 years, have awakened to the ever-growing danger of Islamism and to the astonishing inability of decent people – Muslims and non-Muslims – to effectively oppose its aggressions, owe themselves a brief lesson in cognitive warfare, and a second look at the nuclear bomb of that warfare, the Muhammad al Durah affair.

All asymmetrical wars take place primarily in the cognitive arena, with the major theater of war the enemy’s public sphere. The goal is to convince your far more powerful enemy not to fight. In defensive cases, from the Maccabees to the Vietnamese, this has meant getting imperial powers to “go home.” But Islamists who want to spread Dar al Islam[is the area of the world under the rule of Islam , literally, "the home of Islam" or "the home of submission"..ed] conduct an offensive campaign: how to get your targets to surrender on their own home ground? In this seemingly absurd venture, they have had remarkable success.

The mainstream news media – their journalists, editors, producers – constitute a central front of this cognitive war: the “weak” but aggressive side cannot have success without the witting or unwitting cooperation of the enemy’s journalists. The success of global Jihad in eliciting our media’s cooperation with their goals

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The following video, "Pallywood," will give you a glimpse into that Palestinian propaganda machine. It is important to note that the al Durah video above was filmed on this same day and at the same location as the video below.

Pallywood, the go to place for everything the MFM/leftists want to believe the Juice do to the poor poor innocent Palis

Posted by: Stable Hand at 09:30 AM


1 "Manipulative and gullible" is a nice way of saying Collaborators. Like the Vichy government of France was merely fooled by some smooth talking invaders back in 1940.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at April 04, 2013 10:49 AM

2 I'm not so sure the Vichy was talked into anything. They merely heard what they wanted to hear.

As to the Islamic invasion. MOST PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WANT SECURITY. NOT LIBERTY. Serious Islamics know this. "We'll stop the constant pressure and you can be secure in your homes if you allow us to do as we please. Accept Shiria in you courtrooms and we'll stop blowing shit up. Then you and yours will be safe. Now think about you being a hard working man with four kids. Might just sound like a good trade. After all, as a good law abiding citizen you don't go to court anyway.

Posted by: Optimus at April 04, 2013 12:23 PM

3 Back when I still had dhimmitube account, Al Durah video was yanked from my channel over copyright claim by the very author. The world has too many reporters and Karsenty is one of them.

Posted by: HerWrath at April 04, 2013 01:34 PM

4 If we Juice haven't been accused of doing it in the last 2000 years, Pallywood will make it up.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at April 04, 2013 02:05 PM

5 Co conspiracy often carries the same penalty as the crime.

Many a fifth columnist journalist will swing alongside these marxists like obama.

Posted by: timkenroller at April 05, 2013 12:17 AM

6 Dogs will feast well on islamist corpses and children will kick their skulls around in the street.

So it is written. So it shall be done.

Posted by: timkenroller at April 05, 2013 12:21 AM

7 What?

Posted by: Sal at April 05, 2013 09:09 AM

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