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New Study: Most UK Jihadists Tied to Non-Violent Islamism by IPT News • Oct 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

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Ties to non-violent Islamism are strongly associated with an eventual embrace of jihadism, according to a new study that explores the trajectories of British jihadists.

In "For Caliph and Country: Exploring How British jihadis Join a Global Movement," researcher Rachel Bryson seeks to find out how a radical global ideology has captivated so many people living in the United Kingdom.

More than three-quarters of 113 randomly selected British jihadists studied were linked with non-violent Islamist organizations and networks prior to their radicalization toward jihad. For this study, jihadists include people who have engaged in terrorist operations, active supporters, and facilitators of jihadi activity.

While there is no universal path to jihad, the report shows that "the vast majority of our sample moved towards jihadism after their exposure to non-violent Islamist ideologies."

Many of the people profiled were radicalized through "personal connections," or after attending Islamic institutions, including several mosques featuring Islamist preachers.

"At least 17 per cent of our sample attended talks by Islamist preachers at Finsbury Park Mosque in north London," including Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical imam suspended in 2002 who continued to offer radical sermons outside the mosque's gates. Abu Hamza "was also a leader of 'Supporters of Sharia,' an Islamist group."

Several prominent terrorists committed attacks after listening to Abu Hamza preach, including one of the suicide bombers in the July 7, 2005 London subway attacks that killed 52 people.

"Individuals in our sample also had connections to Islamist bookshops or markets that sold Islamist materials," the study concludes.

Click here to read the full report.

In 2016, a study by the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics suggested that membership or ties to non-violent Islamist organizations can be associated with an individual's trajectory towards violence and terrorism.

More than half of the prominent jihadi terrorists in that study were previously connected to Islamist groups that claim to be non-violent, including "bodies that are not necessarily political activist organizations but form a functioning arm of existing Islamist groups, such as youth wings, student associations, and other societies." One in four of the 100 Salafi-Jihadi figures examined had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliated groups.


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Islam in Africa
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Islam is arguably the most bloodthirsty and conquest-driven ideology in history. It demands complete loyalty from its adherents and rarely wins converts by charm or persuasion. And nowhere has Islam belied its purported nature as a “religion of peace” more than in Africa.

Arabs visited Africa about five centuries before Europeans did. Some mosques and other Islamic structures in Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso date back to the 12th century. The Arabs came to Africa to trade in many things, including human beings.

As brutal as the trans-Atlantic slave trade was, the trans-Sahara slave route was at least as horrible. Arabs kidnapped Africans by raiding tribes and villages around the Sahara and they purchased others from the natives. The Arabs forced Islam on their captives and on the tribes they traded with or attacked. It is estimated that millions of slaves died of thirst while being dragged across the Sahara to North Africa or the Middle East. Captured women and men were both used as sex objects, and men were castrated to prevent relations with Arab women. There was a similar form of slavery on the East African islands of Zanzibar and Mombasa until the British successfully ended slavery in the 19th century. Slavery endured in Yemen and Saudi Arabia until 1962. To this day, in Mauritania, the Arab/Berbers of the north continue to enslave the blacks of the south.

One might think the descendants of people brutalized by Arabs would denounce Islam. Yet Muslims in Africa have a cult-like devotion to their religion; whether from genuine belief or fear of retaliation I do not know. The global Islamic agenda is alive in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. The aim is to spread Islam across the world by populating all corners of the globe or forcing non-Muslims to convert.

About 70 million people in Nigeria are Muslims, mostly in the northern half. Many are descendants of people who were forced to convert to Islam either by Arabs or by Nigerian Muslims. Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, northern Muslims have persecuted Christians and Muslims from southern Nigeria (southern Muslims are regarded as ‘kaffirs’ [unbelievers] because they are relatively tolerant and non-violent).


Muslim faithful pray during the Eid-EL-Kabir festival in Lagos, Nigeria. (Credit Image: © Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)


It is common for Christian girls as young as 11 or 12 to be kidnapped and kept in the harem of a rich Muslim. They are forced to submit sexually and religiously and to give birth to as many Muslims as possible. These girls are typically from poor backgrounds. They are occasionally freed when global media report their parents’ desperate pleas for their release. In general, Muslim men are encouraged to date, marry, or at least impregnate Christian women.

Muslims often riot and lynch non-Muslims. In Nigeria, the following events have provoked rioting: Danish cartoonists drew Muhammed, the Miss World pageant was scheduled to be held in Nigeria, a woman in miniskirt walked past a mosque, a man asked Muslims to stop praying in front of his shop, Christians voted not to implement Sharia law.

Non-Muslims may be slaughtered in their villages at night when lack of electricity provides a cover for mayhem. The killers are often from the nomadic Fulani tribe of mixed African-Arab descent. They are infamously ruthless and hack women, children, and old people to death. They also plunder barns and silos and burn peasant farms. Their modus operandi is similar to that of the Janjaweed of Sudan, the group engaged by the Afro-Arab Sudanese government to terrorize the blacks of southern Sudan. It seems that the Fulani have been similarly engaged to capture farms and villages for Islam, reduce the non-Muslim population, and instill fear in survivors. The Christians who are attacked mourn, pray to God to intervene, and get on with their lives. Only rarely do they fight back.

The Islamic agenda is succeeding in Nigeria, as in other parts of the world, because of non-Muslim passivity. In 2010, when I advised a local pastor to consider self-defense because so many churches were being bombed, he said that would be against Christian ideals. The West is the final bulwark against Islamic domination; Muslims see it as a stronger, tougher foe than Afria. They know they can’t win in a conventional fight so they use migration, population displacement, white guilt, and incessant cries of Islamophobia to distract attention from their atrocities. The West must wake up before it is too late.

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