Essentially, Islamists seek to recover the position that Islam had in parts of the world over a thousand years ago, initially in traditional lands but ultimately, via the duty of every muslim in their society to impose sharia law, to impose it across the world. The essence of the strategy of Islamist ideology is propaganda and violence. And everyone suffers, both muslims and non-muslims.
There is an obvious question to ask in the West. Why do Western Governments separate Islamism and Islamic Terrorism? Instead of encouraging the populace to adopt tolerance and truth in love, our leaders have chosen to adopt conformity and a fundamental lie – you cannot criticise Islam because it is a peaceful religion.
Western media shuts its eyes to persecution of Christians is an article in a secular Western newspaper revealing an uncomfortable truth which characterises the hypocrisy of Western political-correctness in refusing to challenge forces at work in the persecution. Meanwhile, in the Middle East a historic crime of epic proportions is being carried out against Christians — who are certainly not the only ones suffering, but they are the only ones the West’s intelligentsia is determined to ignore.
The Jihadist attack on Paris is actually an expression of the ancient resistance to God by fallen spiritual beings and their human followers.
Andrew Bostom’s work is a fine scholarly treatise on the deeply disturbing ideology of Jihad espoused today by radical Islamists which threatens the very existence of any non-muslim society, and which is inconsistent with individual freedom.
Islamic jihad is about an intolerant and violent propagation of the Islamic faith and subjugation of resistant populations.