Sunday, August 05, 2007

Mark Steyn: The Vanishing Jihad Exposés

Mark Steyn: The Vanishing Jihad Exposés

How will we lose the war against "radical Islam"?

Well, it won't be in a tank battle. Or in the Sunni Triangle or the caves of Bora Bora. It won't be because terrorists fly three jets into the Oval Office, Buckingham Palace and the Basilica of St Peter's on the same Tuesday morning.

The war will be lost incrementally because we are unable to reverse the ongoing radicalization of Muslim populations in South Asia, Indonesia, the Balkans, Western Europe and, yes, North America. And who's behind that radicalization? Who funds the mosques and Islamic centers that in the past 30 years have set up shop on just about every Main Street around the planet?


For the answer, let us turn to a fascinating book called "Alms for Jihad: Charity And Terrorism in the Islamic World," by J. Millard Burr, a former USAID relief coordinator, and the scholar Robert O Collins. Can't find it in your local Barnes & Noble? Never mind, let's go to Amazon.

Everything's available there. And sure enough, you'll come through to the "Alms for Jihad" page and find a smattering of approving reviews from respectably torpid publications: "The most comprehensive look at the web of Islamic charities that have financed conflicts all around the world," according to Canada's Globe And Mail, which is like the New York Times but without the jokes.

Unfortunately, if you then try to buy "Alms for Jihad," you discover that the book is "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock." Hang on, it was only published last year. At Amazon, items are either shipped within 24 hours or, if a little more specialized, within four to six weeks, but not many books from 2006 are entirely unavailable with no restock in sight.

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http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/mark-steyn-jihad-1797347-exposs-column

2 Comments:

Anonymous z said...

this is horrifying. Apparently, Saudis can do no wrong. We must submit. I hope Steyn watches his back. What an important thinker.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

The answer is to find this book, scan its pages, and then publish it online. If I did that and got a few people to mirror the site, pushed it out to FTP servers worldwide, do you think this sheik could stop it? The only thing that stops evil is good men refusing to be lazy.

5:44 PM  

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