Al Qaeda is a "dark illusion" according to an upcoming BBC documentary. The key quote, where the whole article breaks down, "It does not have members or a leader. It does not have "sleeper cells". It does not have an overall strategy. In fact, it barely exists at all, except as an idea about cleansing a corrupt world through religious violence."
The obvious conclusion, though the BBC would never reach it, is that any Muslim is a potential terrorist. But don't take my word for it. There are numerous beheading, bomb, RPG, machine gun, and mortar videos available with the screeching soundtrack of "Allahu Akbar" if you have the stomach. The history of "cleansing" religious movements need not be discussed. Any student of history could name 10 mass killings in seconds. What a choice of words, "cleansing". As in ethnic?
More proof is available in New Zealand prisons [via EvilPundit at LGF]. They join Islam because they admire Osama bin Laden. "They think it's all about fighting Europeans."
The only thing worse than fighting an organized structure with a chain of command is trying to fight a religious movement where enemies can spring up from any mosque or Islamic center. But don't tell the BBC. We don't want to spoil the surprise.
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