Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Manchester Attack and the Myth of the ‘Lone Wolf’

Jihadis are not "lone wolves". They have their Koran, their internet, their mates.....
This article is spot on: "The Myth of the Lone Wolf" in the Daily Beast. Enough of these sillies who say we just have to "get used" to being bombed by theocratic madmen. (Of course that's not how they put it, but that's what it amounts to).
That attitude reminds me of the satirical beginning of the brilliant movie, Brazil, by Terry Gilliam. A couple with a baby in a pram are walking across the screen. Suddenly the shop behind them explodes. They're unhurt and just continue walking. The new normal.
Trump was right in his call to Muslim countries in Riyadh the other day: "drive them out". Drive out the terrorists. 
That ought to be the call also to Muslims in western countries. Drive them out; drive the terrorists out of your societies. 
Maajid Nawaz's mate says it's not good enough to tackle the fire. Muslim communities must fight the sparks. Those sparks are the ideology of Islam. Islamic ideology: the brilliant destructive meme that Mohammad stole from half-digested parts of Judaism and Christianity and crafted into a uniquely toxic and murderous ideology. 
That's what must be faced and driven out.