The modern world has lived with the presence of radical Islam now for eight years, or since 9/11. Radical Islam has always found its adherents, but prior to 9/11, it did not impact of the modern world at all. Of course,
Islam has failed to ever organize a monolithic Islamic union even like the
For a variety of reasons a minority radicalized interpretation of Islam has emerged and has been marketed to the vulnerable. It is simplistic and meant to principally support the jihadist fantasy worldview. The vast corpus of Islamic scholarship has no value or even the slightest glimmering of understanding in this world. Just as Nazi theology was based on a fanciful interpretation of German paganism, jihadist theology is also based on the pagan background to Mohammed’s revelations.
This mythic dream has sold well on the Arab street, as did the dreams of Nazism in prewar
Presently the movement subsists on handouts from their followers on the Arab street and their ability to tax the opium crop of
Taliban strategy has fallen back to a distributed small packet presence making concentration of force impractical. It does support the inflicting of small losses indefinitely over huge geographical areas. Imagine been at war with the
Today, it appears that Islamic regime tolerance of these folks is ending and a concentrated drive is developing to exterminate them wherever found. The global core is in the middle of the present fighting.
Other centers exist, and that must also include