Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Who Are ISIS Recruits?

The punishment for riding on the same bike as a boy

"Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves." Hoffer

New mass movements require zealots; "true believers." Eric Hoffer described them as people who feel lost; have low self esteem,  and  a need to escape into fantasy. 
Hoffer was describing Hitler's SS.  Given the emergence of ISIS, which vicious zealotry have now defined Islam itself, it seems fair to think that any person who today announces a conversion to Islam is 90% certain to be an ISIS recruit. Stalking the streets of small town America, awaiting instructions.

Any Ideas?


Tom Smith said...

Really not sure why we are over there pussy footing around. Trying to pick the dust out of the pepper seems to be a waste of time...........bomb the mosques that breed them. Or maybe just come home and do a better job of keeping them outside our presumptive walls

JLW III said...

That one has the wrong end of the horse on his head.

Anonymous said...

We hate to repeat ourselves but, although we've said it before, our comment is no less apt:
Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Or, in the inner city patois, "Occidere eos!"

Kaptain Krude said...

ISIS executes 25 people by lowering them in vat of nitric acid
The men had been accused of spying for Iraqi security forces
Execution in Mosul, Iraq, carried out in public to deter others

Say, how come we haven't heard anything from the SJW-types, who yell and scream that capital punishment doesn't deter crime? One would think that this would bring them out so that they can wag their fingers in front of those guys in ISIS, telling them that, "killing people doesn't deter criminal behavior".

Kind of strange, don't you think?

SoylentGreen said...

@Ann - Wouldn't that be, "Occidere eos. Novit enim Dominus qui equo"?

Anonymous said...

Negatory, Soylent. "Occidere eos" does mean "Kill them", but the rest of your version doesn't really make sense. And a horse ("For the Lord knows that the horse") has nothing to do with it.

We learned it as "Caedite eos. Novit enum Dominus qui sunt eius": "Kill them all. The Lord knows who are his." It's credited to an abbot in the Albigensian Crusade in the south of France, 1209-1229. It wasn't even a crusade against Muslims, but of the Catholic establishment under Pope Innocent III against another sect.

It could also be said "Nec eos omnes", which also means "Kill them all."

Anyway, now it's usually loosely translated as "Kill 'em all; let God sort 'em out."

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku
(Of course, the name Ann Hedonia comes from Greek, and Sam Paku from Japanese.)

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