Monday, September 13, 2004

America at War - The State of the Jihad

Mansoor Ijaz has a piece on Jihad and Islam on National Review Online:
Osama bin Laden's global vision — of jihadists crawling from the cracks in every enemy state to strike out at infidels with weapons of mass destruction — is drowning in a swamp of confusion among senior jihadists debating who to attack next, how to do it, and for whose benefit. In short, global jihad has turned on itself, and is being destroyed from within — one botched and more wretched attack at a time.
Mr. Ijaz sees the tide turning against Islamofascism and urges Muslims to take a stand:
The terrorists have turned on themselves because they have no morality and no code. Let's now finish the job and rise up against them en masse with ideas that reflect human values, not just Islamic values: to mobilize the Muslim masses against their own extremist creed for the good of humanity.
Hopefully, with the horrific events of Beslan in front of them, they will.