Sunday, 31 May 2015

Britain's Jihadi Brides reveal truth of terrorism in the name of Islam

The BBC has been running at three-part series on ISIS these recent weekends.
In the first episode, "Britain's Jihadi Brides", a couple are featured, one now known as Umm Layth ("mother of the lions"), born and brought up in England as Aqsa Mahmood.
She shows the falsehood of the common narrative the it's poverty promoting extremism.  "Most sisters have been to University", she says.  And most have been brought up in fine middle class families.  Her blog is here.
And she reveals another false narrative: that extremism is simply a result of "grievances": the occupation of Muslim lands; the Palestine-Israel situation, and so on.
No doubt these are contributory, and a powerful call to Jihad.
But even if these "grievances" are satisfied, are all resolved, there's still the requirement to spread Islam to the rest of the world.
That's Islam. That's the clear message of the Trinity of Islam: the Koran, the Hadith and the Life of Muhammad (the "Sirah").