Late last week, a bold sheriff in Alamia, New Mexico, decided not to wait on the FBI to get out of its own way when he raided a compound in his jurisdiction, uncovering an Islamic terrorist training facility and human trafficking ring all rolled up into one… The FBI was monitoring the site for two months but never searched it because they did not have an arrest warrant, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said on Monday. It turns out that the compound was being used to hold women and children against their will in horrible conditions and it was also allegedly being used to train Muslim children to conduct jihadi attacks on schools here in America. He is the son of Brooklyn, New York Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a man with a checkered past, but also one that has been coddled by US politicians for years, despite his clear ties to bad actors. Last December, Georgia police authorities issued an alert for a missing child, identified as three-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a grandson of Imam Siraj.
Kerby Anderson provides various perspectives on the link between Islam and terrorism, including how Americans and Christians can think about its encroachment on our culture. Clash of Civilizations In this article we will be looking at Islam and terrorism.
Before we look at the rise of Muslim terrorism in our world, we need to understand the worldview conflict between Islam and western values.
Think about that statement for a moment. Most people would not consider Christianity a first century religion. While it began in the first century, it has taken the timeless message of the Bible and communicated it in contemporary ways.
In many ways, Islam is still stuck in the century in which it developed. One of the great questions is whether it will adapt to the modern world. The rise of Muslim terrorism and the desire to implement sharia law illustrate this clash of civilizations.
It became a bestseller, once again stirring controversy. It seems worthy to revisit his comments and predictions because they have turned out to be remarkably accurate.
His thesis was fairly simple. World history will be marked by conflicts between three principal groups: During that same period of time, these nations also expanded, conquered, and colonized nearly every other civilization. During the Cold War, global politics became bipolar, and the world was divided into three parts.
Western democracies led by the United States engaged in ideological, political, economic, and even military competition with communist countries led by the Soviet Union. Much of this conflict occurred in the Third World outside these two camps and was composed mostly of nonaligned nations.
Huntington argued that in the post-Cold War world, the principal actors are still the nation states, but they are influenced by more than just power and wealth.
Other factors like cultural preferences, commonalities, and differences are also influential. The most important groupings are not the three blocs of the Cold War, but rather the major world civilizations.
Most significant in discussion in this article is the conflict between the Western world and Muslim militancy. Other Perspectives on Radical Islam In the previous section, we talked about the thesis by Samuel Huntington that this is a clash of civilizations.
Bernard Lewis sees this conflict as a phase that Islam is currently experiencing in which many Muslim leaders are attempting to resist the influences of the modern world and in particular the Western world on their communities and countries.This analysis is entitled Islam and the Patterns in Terrorism and Violent Extremism and is Any analysis of the patterns in terrorism faces major challenges simply because of the lack of reliable and comparable data, and the tendency to compartmentalize analysis to deal with given threats, nations, and regions.
to which the rise of. Aug 29, · The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. Jul 28, · Most commentators argue that Islamic terrorism is a fanatical perversion of Islam which deviates from its true teachings.
This analysis misses the point. The nature of the terrorist threat is. ‘Islamic terrorism’ discourse, laid down in countless academic, governmental and popular texts over many decades, is an example of an institutionally and culturally embedded, ‘hard’ discourse.
Islamism-inspired terrorism remains the principal terrorism threat to both the United Kingdom (UK) and British interests overseas. At the end of , terrorism directed, approved or inspired by Islamic State posed the predominant threat to national security, while al-Qaeda and affiliate groups continue to aspire to attack Western interests.
The Burke Chair at CSIS presents a new view of Islamic extremism and the Islamic world. The Burke Chair has carried out an analysis of the trends in global and regional terrorism, and the causes and impact of violent Islamic extremism.
This analysis is entitled Rethinking the Threat of Islamic Extremism: The Changes Needed in U.S.