Robert Spencer and the Extremists

Daria Emmons9/09/2009 1:39:14 pm PDT

re: #238 LudwigVanQuixote

I agree with your points.

You are correct.


Iran still is trying to build a Nuke. Hezzballah is still licking it’s wounds and frankly only temporarily more interested in cementing its hold on Lebanon. Hamas is still licking its wounds.

As to Al-queda and the Talis, they are certainly resurgent in Afganistan.

I thinkk that the Jihadis have taken some body blows and are concentrating on achieving much more ambitious goals, rather than random acts of terror. I do not believe that they are fading nearly as much as re-grouping and aiming at bigger goals.

You are most certainly correct, though of course that has not meant that terrorism has ebbed or slowed in Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Phillippines, or elsewhere. Jihad is not a smaller threat now than it was a year ago.