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War on terror primarily a 'war against young Muslim men'
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:27:06 PM »

A bestselling author and terrorism expert disagrees with the premise of a newly released U.S. government study on homegrown terrorism that contends extremism is contrary to the true teachings of Islam.


Nidal Malik HasanResearchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill produced the new study on homegrown terrorism in order to reveal more about the types of persons who might be "radicalized." The cases studied included Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged with the Fort Hood mass shooting last November, and the five young men from Virginia who were recently arrested in Pakistan, supposedly on their way to join the Taliban in Afghanistan. (See related article from Associated Press)

The study -- which was funded by the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Justice Department -- found that among the publicly known cases, the typical suspect is male, under age 30, and either U.S.-born, a naturalized citizen, or legal resident of the country.
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, reacts to the findings documented in the report "Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim-Americans."
Robert Spencer"It's pretty obvious that most terrorist suspects would be young Muslim men. It's something that I could have told you a long time ago," he shares.
According to Spencer, the findings cry out for profiling. "Obviously we're wasting our resources searching 80-year-old grandmothers from Ohio," he states. "We are in a war against young Muslim men primarily."
In addition, the terrorism expert says it is ridiculous that the report also urges authorities to increase their support for American-Muslim programs that reinforce the message that extremism is contrary to Islam. "Obviously the recommendation that American civil authorities should build Islamic schools and so on is just asking us to put a gun at our head," he laments. "It's ridiculous, because there is going to be no effective effort made to counter the jihad ideology in such schools."
Spencer warns that those who run those schools are usually sly enough to escape the notice of American authorities who are ignorant of Islam.
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