New Ways of Responding to Extremist Islam

2017/4/10 13:24:12

Jihad is spreading violence -- and succeeding. Of the last sixteen years, notes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with ninety-three countries experiencing attacks and 32,765 people killed.

 


A book review by Giulio Meotti for the Gatestone Institute, Apr 10, 2017

 

According to one estimate, 10−15 percent of the world's Muslims are Islamists. Out of well over 1.6 billion, or 23 percent of the globe's population, that implies more than 160 million individuals. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa.

 

That was Ronald Reagan's major achievement in his long war against the Soviet Union presenting communism as a joke -- exposing the lies of the Soviet regime, exposing the misery under which its people were living, and explaining why Western values were preferable to Communist ones. This is exactly what the West, Hirsi Ali explains, should be doing with radical Islam.

 

Western civilization is a humanist vision in which Christianity integrated Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman law, thereby giving Western culture its distinctive character freedom of speech and of the press, equal justice under law, the primacy of the individual, separation of religion and state, freedom of religion and from religion, property rights, sexual equality, an independent judiciary, and independent education, among other values. This is what radical Islam wants to destroy. That is why terrorists are attacking our churches, the State of Israel and why they are subverting democracy to turn it into Islamic law, sharia.

 

Jihad is spreading violence -- and succeeding. Of the last sixteen years, notes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with ninety-three countries experiencing attacks and 32,765 people killed.

 

The second worst was 2015, with 29,376 deaths. Last year, four radical Islamic groups were responsible for 74 percent of all deaths from terrorism the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Boko Haram, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. Although the Muslim world itself bears the heaviest burden of jihadist violence, the West is increasingly under attack.

 

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/101 ... onding-to-extremist-islam

 

 

 

 

 

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