The Mind of Jihad, and its connection with modern totalitarianism

Since jihadists are living and operating here among us, and some of them are refugees, I bring you a report on a new book by Laurent Murawiec, The Mind of Jihad. Michael Ledeen reviews it on National Review. He says the author

immersed himself not only in the sacred texts of Islam but also in the richly variegated speeches, writings, and actions of its most extremist practitioners: the jihadis waging war against us.

He candidly admits that it was not easy, that many of his initial ideas turned out to be wrong, and that his current understanding of “the mind of jihad” surprises him. This understanding holds that the current doctrine is far more than the resuscitation of medieval commandments, and in fact has a lot to do with modern European and Soviet totalitarianism.

The book explains how the jihadist strain of Islam went from being a religious ideology to a political one.

 “Islam addresses its call for effecting (its) program of destruction and reconstruction, revolution and reform not to just one nation, but to all humanity.”

David Horowitz has covered some of the same territory in his Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left, explaining the left’s attraction to radical Islam. He emphasizes the left’s side of the alliance, while Murawiec writes about the Islamic side.

Ledeen says:

As a result of these European and Soviet influences, the jihadis are inspired by a real lust for blood, and are members of a cult of death.

As an example he quotes an anecdote about the 1971 assassination of the Jordanian Prime Minister that will make your toes curl:

“Five . . . shots, fired at point-blank range. . . . He staggered back against the shattered swing doors . . . and he fell dying among the shards of glass on the marble floor. As he lay there, one of his killers bent over and lapped the blood that poured from his wounds.”

Sheesh. Communists are bloodthirsty, but not so literally.

CAIR slapped with subpoenas at annual banquet

You must go check out this delicious article at World Net Daily today!   Hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum.

WASHINGTON – When the Council on American-Islamic Relations held its 14th Annual Banquet at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel tonight, it was planning to raise funds and honor some of its supporters, but instead several top officials of the Muslim lobby group were served with subpoenas for various civil and criminal offenses.

The dramatic surprise, caught on video, was a result of the research work of the Mapping Sharia Project, headed by Dave Gaubatz. He personally served CAIR Director Nihad Awad at the banquet tonight while North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw, D-N.C., a CAIR national board member, was addressing the festivities.

Read on and rejoice.

We have written about CAIR on several previous occasions as they and their handmaiden the EEOC ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an agency of the federal government) are responsible for pushing religious (Islamic) accommodations in the workplace because of Somali complaints of discrimination.  See here, here and here.  There are more but am too lazy to link them all!

P.S.  I betcha CAIR knows where all the Somali young men have gone.

Catholic Charities still resettling refugees in jobless Michigan

Recently we reported that the US State Department was trying to halt resettlement of refugees in Michigan whose unemployment rate is near, or at the top, of the list of States that have no jobs to offer.   I guess Catholic Charities* didn’t get the message because here is a puff piece article in the Lansing State Journal about  65-70 refugees being resettled there recently.   Once again this reminds me why we need to reform the Refugee Resettlement Program and take it out of the hands of non-profits which use taxpayer funding and then do what they want to do.

A commenter (Zolton) to the article is repeating a common (soon to be an even more common) refrain:

Until our current economic crisis is solved, we should stop the flow of refugees coming into this country. It’s time to put America, and Americans first.

We provide food a housing for these refugee’s and at the same time we let American’s get thrown out onto the streets.

These refugees’s do not come here with the intention of picking fruits and vegetables. They come here expecting to get skilled training and an education. Eventually to displace a hard working American, for a much smaller wage…

The last line in the article say’s it all: “If my life is good here, I will stay.”

In other word’s… If this guy doesn’t like the winter here, he will leave – after Americans have spent thousands of dollars on him… Money that could of been better spent helping an American.

It sounds like all were spending our money on, is giving Nandal Dangal an all expenses paid vacation in the US….


* Catholic Charities is a subcontractor to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops which is one of ten major US government contractors in the field of refugee resettlement.

Minnesota mystery: where have all the Somali young men gone?

Update Nov. 26th:   Now 40 men are missing!

Update Nov. 25th:   Looks like we are beginning to get an idea–recruited for terrorist training!

Update:   More insight (and humor) on this story at Gates of Vienna here.

Thanks to the Baron at Gates of Vienna for this shocking news.   Well maybe not so shocking if you’ve been following our extensive coverage of Somali refugees in the US.

Somali young men are missing in Minneapolis, according to MyFox:

MINNEAPOLIS — Young Somali men are vanishing off the streets of the Twin Cities. More than 20 have left in the last few months, and the community fears they’ve gone back to Somalia to fight in a holy war.

If this is true (a big ‘if’) in light of the Somali Jesse Jackson’s involvement, then think about it.   We have resettled Somali refugees by the tens of thousands and just last week had confirmed to us that a large percentage are here fraudulently.    Now, we learn that some of those young men we were giving educations, homes, food, and healthcare to, have up and left to fight in a war in Africa.  In other words, are we breeding and raising warriors, not young people wanting to be Americans to follow the American dream?

The other possible scenario, since Omar Jamal is quoted as the expert here (again!), is that they are somewhere else preparing for jihad.

The families and community leaders believe the men have gone back to fight in a bloody civil war, in which Al Quiada is a major player.

“They’re concerned emotional and in shock,” Omar Jamal, of the Somali Justice Center said. “They’re completely grief stricken.

Omar Jamal is the ultimate spinmeister.  We first heard about him in August 2007, only a month after RRW was launched.  He was spinning and defending a Somali rapist in St. Paul who had been caught on camera doing the crime.   I’ll let you review our Omar Jamal archive which includes posts about his extensive activities as follows:

I called him the Somali Jesse Jackson when he got involved in the Denver Somali Cyanide death telling the media that the Canadian found dead with enough cyanide to kill hundreds was just a nut, not a terrorist.  In that post we learned Jamal had been ordered deported due to immigration fraud.  He reportedly lied to get into the US.  Of course, the big question now is why is he still here?

We also learned in that post that Jamal is the uncle to a Canadian Somali indicted for giving material support to Al-Queda in 2003.

Then we caught sight of him again in an article in which it says the Socialist Workers Party helped him fight his deportation.

He crops up in every story on Somali gang murders in Minneapolis, seemingly the go-to guy for local law enforcement.

We’ve heard him blame ‘no child left behind’ for problems Somali students have in US schools.

Most recently he was in the middle of the mess involving a possible election fraud in a predominantly Somali community.  We learned in that article that Jamal is related to the president of Somalia.

And, now here he is again telling us how distraught the families are that their young sons have gone off to Africa to fight in the Somali civil war.    Or possibly they heard how much they can make from piracy, beats working in meatpacking for a living?  See “…where everyone wants to be a Somali pirate.”

Or, maybe, just maybe, they are somewhere else in the world getting ready for jihad?