The Oslo Terrorist's 'Counter-Jihad' Ideology

CuriousLurker7/24/2011 3:21:31 pm PDT

re: #117 researchok

But (big but) you are presenting only a part of the story. Radical Islamism would not have taken hold in the way it did if the regimes in the Middle East were not corrupt and failed. The regimes had a lot to do with the creation of the Islamists both before and after the region ‘turned to religion’.

There is a sizable percentage of our own population that sees our government as a corrupt and failing regime, as the comments at any right wing blog and the popularity of Fox News, the Tea Party, etc. will show. There are people working on the same narrative in Europe. I have no empirical evidence, but I’m pretty sure a government doesn’t have to to actually be corrupt & failing motivate people, it just has to be perceived to be so.

A decent, healthy person will not allow himself to become evil.


Define “healthy”, please.

And while you’re at it, please explain how we prevent the message of the counter-jihadists from reaching those who are “unhealthy” and therefore, buy your own definition, prone to allowing themselves to become evil.