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Preventing More Muslim Teenagers from Becoming Terrorists

The works and the moderate individuals exist but they are not given support, even in Western countries, nor do they have the resources to wage the battle.
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IN THE 2011 Pew Research Center poll about American Muslims. One question was: “How concerned are you about possible rise of Islamic extremism in U.S.? Sixty percent said “Very, somewhat” and 35 percent said “Not too/Not at all.” The main point Pew concluded from this is that there wasn’t a big change because it was down 1 percent from the 2007 poll.

But the very loud alarm bell is ignored. If 60 percent of American Muslims say they are concerned, doesn’t that say that there is a huge problem here? Perhaps a problem many of them would be willing to help deal with if given help and encouragement?

Another question was even more amazing. “Have U.S. Muslim leaders done as much as they should to speak out against extremists?” A remarkable 48 percent said, “Have not done enough” compared to 34 percent who said they have “Done as much as they should.” In other words, half of American Muslims don’t think their own leaders have worked hard enough to counter extremism!

If American Muslims say—despite their self-interest and peer pressure—that half their own leaders haven’t done enough, then why shouldn’t the rest of the country come to the same conclusion? And why shouldn’t changing that situation be a major priority rather than being swept under the rug as if no problem exists?

This, then, is the dilemma and why young people like the Tsarnaev brothers will be indoctrinated with extremist Islam with almost no alternative offered on the other side. If groups that are Muslim Brotherhood fronts are going to be treated by the American establishment as normative, moderate Islam, what space is there for any real moderate Islam?

If the enemy is not going to be defined as radical Islam or Islamism or some other phrase that identifies the issue, then how can anyone campaign against such doctrines?

The West has paralyzed itself and, ironically the first people who are going to suffer are Muslims who are not Islamists and not radicals. The proper allies and those to whom sympathy is to be extended is not Hamas, Hizballah, the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical Islamists in Syria, the sophisticated Islamists in Turkey, CAIR, and such groups but their enemies within the Muslim community.

That is the lesson of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. Otherwise, there will be many more Tsarnaev’s just as there have been repeated “conversion” experiences to become radical terrorists in case after case in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and many other countries over the last decade.

With a massive pro-Islamist, pro-terrorist propaganda machine on one side and almost nothing on the other side how could someone expect anything else to happen?

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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6 Responses to “Preventing More Muslim Teenagers from Becoming Terrorists”

  1. Charles Soper says:

    The problem is not the spectrum of opinion the problem is with the founder's own personal example.

  2. Bravo! How could we have been so paralyzed? Apparently, there are loads of contradictions and inconsistencies in the Koran and the interpretations. They should be pointed out. Further, it should be pointed out to be in some respects a pastiche of others' holy books. He courted the Jews at first, but when they laughed at his clumsy retelling of ancient myths and wisdom, he became lethally enraged against the Jews.

  3. I agree with you and also against the Christians. I read the Coran and if it is not amended and purged from the violence and hatred it contains there will always be Jihadists/terrorists to follow the lead. besides Mohammed is not a good example of a moral man

  4. They should both rot in H. Wake up America. This is pre-Nazi Germany and the extremists are the Nazis. Have no mercy for they want to murder us. Remember the innocent child and young people and those who died and who are without limbs. Remember 911. Have no mercy for they seek a heaven with virgins that do not exist while we want to live only in peace. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG P.S. I AM a clergyman who who will never forgive or forget what the Nazis did when THEY MURDERED MY FAMILY, innocent babies and men and women. I have no mercy on villains.

  5. Dode Wed says:

    Islam is a religion , state ideology , system of government and economy wisdom and social policies, laws and canons, and everything.
    and the miracle of inference from the book the Koran, which shows what is going on in the universe of verses and identifies what it is and then explains how to deal with everything with a summary speech.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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