originally posted by: enlightenedservant
No, that's not where the problem begins. There are many different types of terrorists, each w/various reasons for choosing violent extremism.
For example, radical Imams have nothing to do with the people who resort to violence because their families were killed in drone strikes. Radical
Imams have nothing to do with the ones who become literal mercenaries for hire, like many of the black ops "terrorist" groups that serve as the foot
soldiers in many proxy wars. And radical Imams have nothing to do with the ones who join their local paramilitary "gang" for the same reason that kids
in other countries join gangs and organized crime rings (aka, reasons such as poverty, social status, to prove they're tough, etc).
I'll just put three names out here although in reality there are very very many
Anjem Choudrey, Omar Bakri Mohammed, Abu Hamza, They among the many
others preached hate and the killing of infidels, addressing large groups in public
in community groups and in universities. I have seen them interviewed on the
TV at rallies, their faces twisted in hate, while they drum up support for various
terror groups. I'm not even sure if the families are aware of the radilisation that
goes on .... as terrorists when caught or killed are said by their own families to
be quiet good religious young men/women? How can that be?
You are comparing apples with oranges bringing up families killed in drone strikes
because many of their families are in the UK they have taken it on themselves to go
out to the war torn countries in the ME who in many cases are fighting each other,
Assad has been killing his own people in a civil war and in at attempt to remain in
Many countries (including some of our allies in the region) even label political opponents and journalists as "terrorists". And some groups that our
allies label "terrorists" are actually highly respected in their own demographic, which further complicates it. For example, plenty of our enemies
would consider the Marines and Navy Seals to be terrorists; but to our public, they're given a near "hero" status. So which are they? If people aren't
willing to differentiate between Islamic denominations and sects, why would I expect them to differentiate between the types of people who are labeled
extremists and terrorists?
Countries/Nations have always had armies to *protect their people*?You know
you're in trouble when you are facing an army? But where does one stand with a
couple on a train with a loaded back pack ..... or a man with a gun walking along
a beach full of holiday makers ..... or a venue of music in a Capital city ..... I
could go on, but I'm sure you get the picture.
I support no religion, but had general religious education at school and I can
conclude that what generally came over was *God* in all his forms was a peaceful
entity who preached more than anything to love and honor thy neighbour, the only
hate I personally have seen is ......... the raging of hate preachers like the ones I
mentioned at the begining of my post calling for the death of ALL infidels...
*Love thy neighbour*
Thats a whole different ball game
edit on 7-2-2017 by eletheia because: (no reason given)