A Morning Thought (76)

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  1. Not quite.
    Bin Laden demanded submission because he really believed we are commanded to by his faith, and his role was divine enforcer, also as mandated by his faith. It is the “moderates” who exploit Western norms to advance their faith, without the comparable scrutiny Scientology faced for instance.
    Few still think Islamic exceptionalism is a myth, few are assuaged by the notion the West’s concerns would be mitigated by more Islam, and fewer still would admit to observing this. Getting people to say things they know to be untrue, through systematic fear and intimidation, will result in a sudden and shocking move to equilibrium, or in their view, something akin to a declaration of war.