The Christian Science Monitor posted an article by Alia Malek on American Jihadis: Blame violence-prone boys, not Islam
“Security experts tend to see only a threat of Islamicization and the incompatibility of Islam with American values.
Even Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed his fellow soldiers at a time when violent crime and suicide in the military are both on the rise, is cited regularly as an example of home-grown terror with little to no mention of other contributing factors” ( excerpts of her post )
She shows much compassion towards the act of Nidal Malik and indirectly blames on violence within the nation. Oh! This is absurd; there is no nation in the world which doesn’t have home ground violence. Where ever human society dwells, so does violence and crime. Now that doesn’t mean Nidals actions were the basis of home grown terror. Even countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia and all other nations have home grown violence and I have never heard any of those criminals blaming it on the violence within. The author tries to distract the readers from the very basic nature of terrorism and replaces it with merely with non religious crime. I wonder even the attacks on twin towers and the Oklahoma bombings were due to home grown crimes.
Does Ala Malek mean that Nidal Malik was a true American patriot, if she describes he acted because of home grown violence. That only shows that the action was a revolt against the government. I know USA has freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean the pro-Islamic authors should mislead the American people. Until now Americans have been led into believing every lie of the government and the media. They have softened their stance on religious fanaticism. If US forces are fighting in Iraq & Afghanistan it doesn’t mean that US in involved in a religious war and US citizens should compromise the acts of terror on their own soil with such notions. Iraq & Afghanistan wars are total different agendas and both the US governments and Islamic regimes at the countries have served their own interests on the grounds of Islam & terror.
In her article Ala Malek has just written some of the most basic acts of violence, which is available in all countries of the world. She is trying to take these natural acts of home grown violence to cover the acts of terror. Terrorism and home grown violence are two different yet acts of violence against humanity. Terrorism is violence on a much more larger scale and people like Nidal Malik are surely encouraged by religious aggression. Home grown violence is on the local scale devoid of any society and not subject to religion, otherwise we will have all those hip hop bling bling boys blowing towers and shooting soldiers all over US.
The American should curb such religious violence and try to nip them in the bud. By giving extra mile and freedom to these Islamic radicals, America is becoming a breeding ground for more attacks on its soil in future. I know most American people are lost and confused or either turn a blind eye on such topics, but that only gives the radicals to become more and more stronger. Allowing ACLU and other anti-American institutions to rip of the freedom of common citizens under the blanket of their own version of freedom. Thus creating one more breeding ground for terrorists to act within the country with external support. Today the enemies of USA don’t have to fly down kamikaze planes all the way from Japan as happened in WW2. The enemies have their henchmen living in United States, all they need to do is excite these men’s religious feelings and they shall act against America or probably read certain verses from scriptures to create in the minds of listeners that this is a Holy war.