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i’m surprised for real

Posted by theintelgirl on November 27, 2006

this is unbelievable

among some of the highlights:

  • 44% of Muslim radicals have received at least a secondary through university education
  • 25% of Muslim radicals have an above-average or very high income!
  • 53% of Muslim radicals believe they’ll be better off in five years

And the absolute shocker

  • 30% of radicals say that Western technology is their most admired aspect of the West, and one-fifth say that the most admired aspect is liberty/democracy/freedom of speech

Is anyone else confused?  Granted, this still means that 80% of radical muslims did not list freedom and democracy as an admired trait, but I never thought that even 20% would say that it was.

This Gallup poll should be studied by terrorism prevention experts everywhere.  If we want to prevent terrorism, should we be focusing on outreach campaigns to poor, illiterate boys with nowhere else to go?

Based on the following study, the answer is no.  Two separate campaigns should be considered.  1)  Reach out to the educated, wealthier folks and find out what makes their radical minds tick.  or rather, what ticks them off.  2) Continue the outreach to the poor and uneducated, as these are the individuals that usually serve as the foot soldiers, grunt workers, whatever you want to call them.

However, I’d like to call attention to the fact that these results somewhat echo Robert Pape’s findings in  Dying to Win.  His data showed that suicide bombers are not necessarily poor and uneducated.


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terrorists: uncreative and unoriginal

Posted by theintelgirl on May 4, 2006

They get their prompts from manuals. Take the translation of the Al Qaeda Manual for instance. Chapter 18 deals ENTIRELY with what you should say / do if imprisoned. Check out the first and second things on the list: (Amnesty International and other bleeding heart liberal shmucks "human rights groups" would disregard this entirely)

  1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.
  2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

And related to yesterday's post:

(A substep of Chapter 18, Step 8 ) "The brothers should create an Islamic program for themselves inside the prison, as well as recreational and educational ones, etc."

This makes me very curious how many Muslims inside of prisons have read this manual? Maybe this is where they get their idea to perform "selfless acts" of encouraging others to convert to Islam.

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no martyrdom for Moussaoui

Posted by theintelgirl on May 4, 2006

Best list of info and articles here

I find the comments of prisoners who convert to Islam while serving their time particularly interesting.  Now, granted, Moussaoui probably won't have much interaction with other prisoners in a SuperMax Federal prison, but it still concerns me immensely.  That's all we need is some psycho islamic militant fanatic convincing other criminals (who already hate America / the law for their own reasons)  to somehow destroy America.  

Here are some articles on prison converts to Islam.  SCARY FUCKING SHIT

  • Front Page Mag.  One note – I find this acronym upsetting:  The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS).  Sound it out.  Gee-sus.  I guess the "Mohammed" acronym might've been too tough.

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