posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 01:03 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit
Here is my basic problem. I used to debate the extremists using polemical arguments in an attempt to show them for what they were, misrepresenting the
religion and promoting an extremist ideology.
This did not seem to work because for every 1 we took out of their hands, they got 10 more people. For every 10 or 20 that they would convert to their
extremist ideology, perhaps 1 had the potential of being a danger, here. (and I emphasize the word potential)
In my mind, stopping it at it's source, the websites themselves which recruit specifically western muslims, or western non-muslims, is the best way -
when polemics don't work.
My husband however claims that is not the source, but that the source is whatever makes the individual prone to accepting extremism - basically what
makes them feel disenfranchised from society at large - but I'm not so sure that is so easily done. Because I cannot for the life of me figure out
what that is; as it's certain to vary from individual to individual.
All I know is this must be stopped. And the spread of this ideology is serious. ISIS and Al-Qaeda has recruited a minimum of 12,000 from Europe alone
(that are so extreme they are willing to fight to the death)... this does not count the possible Americans (North and South) or all the other
countries... that means recruiting in the west to this ideology, is a BIG problem.
edit on 14-8-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason