Jihadism is not “alienation” but celebration, and we should stop blaming ourselves

Andrew Bolt

Jihadism is a religion of death

David Martin Jones says jihadism is not “alienation” but celebration, and we should stop blaming ourselves:

Significantly, Tony Abbott and the director of ASIO, David Irvine, have both recently said the problem Australia faces is the misguided “extremism” of a minority, rather than a radical, well-funded and highly attractive Islamist ideology.

Somewhat bizarrely, Irvine made a rare media appearance on a Muslim radio station to declare his “outrage” as an Australian at the idea that “we might be fighting Islam”…

In Britain, MI5 has come to take seriously the power of the ideological appeal of a version of Islam that sacralises violence and legitimates terror against the Kuffar. By contrast, the Australian government, its security agencies, its media and academic analysts of terrorism have promoted the view that to take Islamic rhetoric seriously is to play into “the politics of fear” and overreact to a problem associated with an irrelevant, fringe minority…

[But], before pouring money into the problem, the government might usefully ask why have publicly funded institutions failed to address the transnational power of what is essentially a death cult…

As early as 2004, in the wake of the Madrid bombings, Islamists defined the divide between a pluralist secular world view and their brand of apocalypt

ic millenarianism with the formula: “You love life, we love death”…

In essence, this aesthetising of death defines itself against a secular liberal belief in life….

Jihadism …  means, as numerous slickly produced videos on the internet demonstrate, adoring and serving death, be it as the slayer or the slain. In fact, its beatification of terrorist violence, or the management of savagery… This putrid need of death is evident today across the Middle East. Jihadism … is a form of political nihilism made possible by the sacralisation of violence…

[T]he elected representatives of a secular democracy ought to do far more to defend a political way of life and target the promulgation and appeal of this potent and ultimately fascist death cult.

One thought on “Jihadism is not “alienation” but celebration, and we should stop blaming ourselves”

  1. G-d loves life. He created life. Its His crown & glory. He called it “good”. G-d hates sin cuz it harms His creation & leads to death. Therefore G-d hates death cuz it harms his creation. Death is a punishment for rebellion. So those who love death are in rebellion against G-d. Death is temporary for those who love G-d, creation & life. But permanent for those who love death. They get what they ask fore.

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