Is islam inherently terrorist? Let's look at a case study:
Excerpts from Marc Sageman’s The next generation of terror, Foreign Policy 2008
“…of young people in and around
. The youths they
apprehended were mostly second-generation Canadians in their late
teens or early 20s'and from secular, middle-class households.
They were accused of planning large-scale terrorist attacks in Toronto Toronto and ,
and when they were arrested, they had already purchased vast quantities of
bomb-making materials. Ottawa
The core members of the group were close friends from their early high school years, when they had formed a "Religious Awareness Club," which met during lunch hours at school. They also created an online forum where they could share their views on life, religion, and politics. Eventually, a number of the young men and women intermarried while still in their teens.
The group expanded their network when they moved to other parts of the greater
area, attending radical mosques and meeting like-minded young
people. They also reached out in international chatrooms, eventually linking up
with Irhabi007 prior to his arrest. Through his forum, they were directed
to Web sites providing them with information on how to build bombs.
Other militants in Toronto Bosnia, Britain, Denmark,
Sweden, and even ,
also virtually connected through this forum and actively planned attacks.
Again, there is no evidence that any of the core Atlanta, Georgia plotters were ever in contact with al
Qaeda; the plot was completely homegrown. Toronto
Is islam inherently terrorist? It sure as hell looks that way!