Layers of support and concealment mean no ‘lone wolves’ in Islam

Islamic layers of protection [click to enlarge]

Islamic layers of protection [click to enlarge]

The media have used the ‘lone wolf’ tag as an excuse to distract attention away from the ideology of Islam, and on to the individual – he was ‘homophobic’, had ‘mental illness’, family problems – the list goes on.

But the truth is that no Muslim who commits violence is a lone wolf. There is a complex network of support, whether active or passive, behind every terrorist attack, and whether obvious to the casual observer or not.

Every jihadi is protected and concealed by multiple layers, and each layer of the onion must be peeled away to reveal what is at the centre.

Here we list the layers of the support, protection and concealment, from global to local:

  • Firstly, every Muslim is part of the global community of Muslims, the umma, with the shared political ideology of supremacy of Islam, the sharia as the source of law, and the duty to spread the ideology in the infidel lands through violent jihad.
  • Secondly, there’s Islamic State, and its caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi [who we are hoping has been taken out by a US drone strike], which commands Muslims to commit acts of violence against the ‘crusaders’ and the ‘infidels’ (see here for a the Islamic State address on 22 May 2016 – PDF). Documents such as this give comfort and confidence to would-be jihadis, and provide justification for their actions.
  • Thirdly, there are the mosques and prayer groups – the barracks for the soldiers of Allah (© Recep Tayyip Erdogan) – where the Parramatta shooter obtained his weapon, and where massive arms caches have been found in countries all over the world. Masquerading as places of ‘worship’ and claiming all the same privileges as churches or synagogues, the mosques are where the Islamic scholars spread the ideology, and are hence the breeding grounds for extremism and hatred. And there’s a mosque or prayer group in pretty much every suburb.
  • Finally, there are the family and friends, those closest to the jihadi, who see and hear everything, but say and do nothing.

Already the layers are peeling away, as it transpires that the wife of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, knew he was considering an attack and tried to persuade him otherwise.

We already know about the Islamic State, which encouraged attacks against ‘crusaders’ and ‘civilians’ on 22 May this year.

No doubt in time a mosque somewhere will be revealed to have played a role in Mateen’s radicalisation.

And the complicity of the umma in global terrorism is well established – loyalty is always given to the umma above any infidel country or government.

Added to these layers of insulation and concealment, we have yet another: the suicidal Western political correctness which will not even acknowledge the existence of Islamic terrorism, and still maintains Islam is a Religion of Peace™.

If we cannot get through this first layer, we have little hope getting through the remaining four.

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