Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Reformed Jihadists

There's a fair amount of attention in the last few days to Hassan Butt -- the apparent 'reformed Jihadist.' (Check out for example, McQ or Allah.)

And though many British extremists are angered by the deaths of fellow Muslim across the world, what drove me and many others to plot acts of extreme terror within Britain and abroad was a sense that we were fighting for the creation of a revolutionary worldwide Islamic state that would dispense Islamic justice.

If we were interested in justice, you may ask, how did this continuing violence come to be the means of promoting such a (flawed) Utopian goal?

How do Islamic radicals justify such terror in the name of their religion?

There isn't enough room to outline everything here, but the foundation of extremist reasoning rests upon a model of the world in which you are either a believer or an infidel.

But while Butt is attracting a good deal of attention, there is less notice of America's own converted Islamic warrior: Kamal Saleem. Saleem says that he changed his life when he was cared for by several Christians after a car accident.

One would think that there would be more stories like these.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why is it when I see fundamentally devout Muslims they always look angry or suspicious of everyone, but when I see apostate muslims or converted Christians they always look so much brighter, like there's a load off their shoulders. this guy positively glows with love and I would be willing to bet he didn't look like that when his thoughts were full of killing 'infidels'.