Nos lo cuenta un ex-terrorista islamista

Más de uno habrá gastado ya la tinta de tres bolígrafos escribiendo las loas raperas al bienaventurado, pacifista e inofensivo gobierno iraní por la amable devolución (tras el normativo escarnio televisivo) de los soldados británicos a sus casas. Escriben en vano.

Lean conmigo el Wall Street Journal, en su página editorial de ayer, este artículo de TAWFIK HAMID, antiguo terrorista islámico y buen conocedor de la cuna que le meció (las negritas son mías):

But indeed, there is much that is clearly wrong with the Islamic world. Women are stoned to death and undergo clitorectomies. Gays hang from the gallows under the approving eyes of the proponents of Shariah, the legal code of Islam. Sunni and Shia massacre each other daily in Iraq. Palestinian mothers teach 3-year-old boys and girls the ideal of martyrdom. One would expect the orthodox Islamic establishment to evade or dismiss these complaints, but less happily, the non-Muslim priests of enlightenment in the West have come, actively and passively, to the Islamists’ defense.

stoning_iran.jpgThese «progressives» frequently cite the need to examine «root causes.» In this they are correct: Terrorism is only the manifestation of a disease and not the disease itself. But the root-causes are quite different from what they think. As a former member of Jemaah Islamiya, a group led by al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, I know firsthand that the inhumane teaching in Islamist ideology can transform a young, benevolent mind into that of a terrorist. Without confronting the ideological roots of radical Islam it will be impossible to combat it. While there are many ideological «rootlets» of Islamism, the main tap root has a name–Salafism, or Salafi Islam, a violent, ultra-conservative version of the religion.

Politicians and scholars in the West have taken up the chant that Islamic extremism is caused by the Arab-Israeli conflict. This analysis cannot convince any rational person that the Islamist murder of over 150,000 innocent people in Algeria–which happened in the last few decades–or their slaying of hundreds of Buddhists in Thailand, or the brutal violence between Sunni and Shia in Iraq could have anything to do with the Arab-Israeli conflict.

untterritled_vi.jpegThe tendency of many Westerners to restrict themselves to self-criticism further obstructs reformation in Islam. Americans demonstrate against the war in Iraq, yet decline to demonstrate against the terrorists who kidnap innocent people and behead them. Similarly, after the Madrid train bombings, millions of Spanish citizens demonstrated against their separatist organization, ETA. But once the demonstrators realized that Muslims were behind the terror attacks they suspended the demonstrations. This example sent a message to radical Islamists to continue their violent methods.

Western appeasement of their Muslim communities has exacerbated the problem. During the four-month period after the publication of the Muhammad cartoons in a Danish magazine, there were comparatively few violent demonstrations by Muslims. Within a few days of the Danish magazine’s formal apology, riots erupted throughout the world. The apology had been perceived by Islamists as weakness and concession.

Enterito lo tienen aquí. Y les aseguro que no tiene ni una palabra de desperdicio. Les repito la última frase en negrita, por si alguien se la salta:

En inglés: Similarly, after the Madrid train bombings, millions of Spanish citizens demonstrated against their separatist organization, ETA. But once the demonstrators realized that Muslims were behind the terror attacks they suspended the demonstrations. This example sent a message to radical Islamists to continue their violent methods.

En español: De manera semejante, después de los atentados con bomba en los trenes de Madrid, millones de ciudadanos españoles salieron a manifestarse contra su organización separatista, ETA. Pero una vez que los manifestantes se dieron cuenta que los musulmanes eran quienes estaban detrás de los ataques terroristas, suspendieron las manifestaciones. Este ejemplo envió un mensaje a los Islamistas radicales para continuar con sus métodos violentos.

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Luis I. Gómez
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