Terrorism is unfortunately becoming a frequent event in the lives of many people around the globe.
Unfortunately, it has been a reality form many countries around the world for a long time, and the Main stream media just felt it wasn’t important
enough to focus on.
This thread is not really about what caused groups like ISIS and Al Qeada. I have many thoughts that people on both the left and right would agree
and disagree with.
This thread is about something that comes up after every terror attack. People ranging from leaders of a country right down to lowly ATS members
discuss what should be done about terrorism. And inevitably, people will claim that some of those thoughts are “Playing right into the
This seems to be brought up most often when someone is discussing Islam’s ties to terror, or when retaliation, or preparedness is suggested.
“Trump’s rhetoric about Islamic terror is playing right into their hands!” “Discussing terror is being fearful and playing right into their
hands!” “Investigating people returning from Syria is playing right into their hands”.
In fact, it seems that the mere act of acknowledging that terrorism is a problem is somehow playing right into their hands. The theory seems to go
that terrorism exists to cause terror, so by acknowledging the problem, or God forbid having a rational fear of it that leads to action, is allowing
the terrorists to win.
Everytime I hear this, I have to ask myself “Are people really this stupid?”
Only in the insanity of the world today can acknowledging a threat be accused of helping the threat win. I assume the solution is to imagine the
threat doesn’t exist. I have actually seen this posted on ATS by several members. If we see a bomb just maim 10 people, we shouldn’t even blink.
We should carry on shopping or whatever we were doing. Then the terrorists will get bored, and go away.
I assume this is the thought behind everyone holding hands and singing “Imagine”. Just one more vocalists, or one more song, and Isis will
finally be defeated.
So before we answer the question of what is “Playing into the terrorist’s hands” it is important to know what they want. Just so I am not
accused of posting a terrible conservative source, I will use the very credible (cough) CNN.
“ISIS makes no secret of its ultimate ambition: A global caliphate secured through a global war. To that end it speaks of "remaining and
expanding" its existing hold over much of Iraq and Syria. It aims to replace existing, man-made borders, to overcome what it sees as the Shiite
"crescent" that has emerged across the Middle East, to take its war -- Islam's war -- to Europe and America, and ultimately to lead Muslims toward an
apocalyptic battle against the "disbelievers."
I would add one thing; the don’t just want a battle, they want to win it.
Now ask yourself, what seems to be helping them achieve this goal more? People being fearful of them and wanting to take action, or people refusing
to acknowledge Islam has anything to do with the terror, or that warns of Islamaphobia immediately after attacks?
The argument that being fearful helps terrorists because they want us to be terrified is partly true. However, that terror is merely a means to
obtain their goal. One of those goals is, are you ready for this, “to replace existing, man-made borders,”. Hmm. So according to many people,
even mentioning Islamic terror is playing into their hands, but recommending eliminating borders and allowing unvetted people by the millions into
Which do you think Isis thinks is more of a help to their cause?
Isis wants people to condemn Islamaphobia immediately after attacks. It wants people to make excuses for Sharia law. It wants people to argue for no
nation states and free movements of people. These all help them achieve their goals far more rapidly.
The most important thing for Isis is to win; to beat the west through war or conversion. And demanding that people not be afraid or focus on Isis, or
claim Islam has anything to do with them is a great help in this effort.
Now look, I am not saying that this means bash all Muslims, or threaten to nuke people. That is overboard, and does help Isis. This will lead to
people having no choice but having to go to Isis for protection. But we need to stop pretending that singing songs and shouting at anyone with a
reasonable fear of Islamic terror will make it go away.
The irony here is that the world leaders that are globalists and seeking to erode man made borders (what other groups wants to do that, oh right Isis)
that claim they are afraid people will become Islamaphobic are driving the people to that very thing.
Just like people calling for the deaths or deportation of all Muslims will lead to Isis recruitment, shouting down anyone with a fear leads to those
reasonable people becoming unreasonable.
Normal people who just want to be safe are being called racist or cowards, and they are starting to get fed up. These people aren’t racist, they
aren’t Islamaphobes; they just want action taken to deal with the problem. Many did things like vote for Brexit, and all of the know it all wealthy
people and people in the media told them how terrible they were for doing this. They are being pushed further and further into the corner. And when
they are at their final straw, you know who will be there to help them; the actual racists. And that’s when the real bloodbath will occur.
I also think this is exactly what the globalists leaders want. They want to erode borders, they want to push these people into fighting back. Then
the can say “Ah ha, we told you they were racists!”
It’s time to wake up. Yes extremist rhetoric from all sides should be condemned. But ignoring the problem of Islamic terrorism and pretending that
love will solve it is what is actually playing right into the terrorist’s hands.
edit on 5-6-2017 by Grambler because: (no reason given)