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Friday, August 12, 2016

What to tell would-be jihadis

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  1. Durie understands an Honour-Shame worldview. Turnbull just assumes all people have the same values. This is classic Western hubris.

  2. Uncle Remus got it right. Said B'rer Rabbit: "Please, B'rer Fox, don't fling me in dat briar patch."

  3. Hi Mark:
    Your fellow Australian Leah Farrall has some interesting points about how to communicate with potential jihadist recruits in this interview:

    Do you two know each other? Meet at conferences, perhaps?

  4. The delicious irony - a product of theological illiteracy on Turnbull's part, and most of our politicians along with the main stream media as well.

    Will we accidentally bumble our way to 'victory' over this threat?

  5. "They might be told that many Muslims who know more than they do consider their jihad to be null and void".

    Really? I wish Dr Durie would point us to them. I find plenty of support in the Islamic tradition for groups like ISIS and that authoritative criticisms (from Al-Azhar and various groups of imams) tend to appear more like weaselly circumlocutions on closer inspection.

  6. Some notable items:

    A pretty detailed list:

    The details of what different clerics will find acceptable naturally varies -- some Muslims may espouse Gandhian non-violence, as Gandhi's friend Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (aka Bacha Khan) did, some may consider anti-US violence in Iraq or anti-Israeli violence in the Territories as freedom-fighting rather than terrorism, and some may focus on specific modes of violence such as suicide bombing.


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