Islamist Extremism: The Challenge West and the Islamic World face


by Khaled Hamoud Alshareef

The more dangerous aspect is that the Islamist groups and allied states (Qatar, Turkey and Iran) are heavily investing in influencing western society…

The real challenge West and the Islamic world face a very real struggle against Islamist extremism and terrorism. This is a struggle no one can win on their own.

Islamist extremist movements represent a small fraction of Arabs and Muslims. They can, however, thrive on broad resentment of cultural differences between the West and Islamic countries, spreading a doctrine of “Holy War” throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds and Europe.

There is deep stigma linked to the Arab-Israeli conflict, that the Islamist groups exploit to insight violence against the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East.

The Islamist groups paint moderate voices in the Middle East as Israel’s allies and aggressors against Islam.

The media machine owned by the Islamist and allied states (Turkey, Qatar and Iran) cover news in a strategic manner that has compounded anger, and resentment of the western governments and people.

Islamist media spread hate of the west in the Islamic world, while painting the Islamic government that fight the Islamist ideology as the ones responsible for the extremism and terrorism around the western world.

There is no single cause for Islamist extremism and no easy correlation between any given set of the region’s problems and support for violence and terrorism, but now more than ever the key players behind terrorism are known The Muslim Brotherhood – Turkey, Iran and Qatar.

There is a tendency to ignore that groups like Hezbollah, and Muslim Brotherhood offshoots are very successful in their use of charities, front companies, and state funds to gather resources that they will use in their pursuit of dominance.

All terrorist groups start with a few dedicated idealists, no money, no training, and few concrete ideas, without the money and the political correctness that allow them to thrive, their risk will drastically be reduced.

Unfortunately the previously mentioned cover the militant part of the Islamist extremist groups, the more dangerous aspect is that the Islamist groups and allied states (Qatar, Turkey and Iran) are heavily investing in influencing western society mainly university campuses.

Islamist groups through Qatar are paying US institutions $1.3 billion to gain dubious influence. For example NGO’s victim card use tactics like when CAIR acted as an opponents of American anti-terrorism policies like the PATRIOT Act, citing civil liberties concerns.

As a registered lobbying group, CAIR is required to report to the IRS contributions over $5,000. Its shifting 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) branches, however, make it possible to collect millions of dollars from foreign governments without disclosure.

CAIR is a known associate with Illhan Omar and Rashida Talib, Islamist groups are literally appointing their affiliates into western governments to control the decision making process in order to give their allies more freedoms in achieving their evil agendas.

Make no mistake as the terrorists in suites are the strongest weapon in their arsenal, they are committed to their teachings and they need to be stopped today.

Khaled Homoud Alshareef holds PhD in Business and he earned Masters in Philosophy. He often writes about Islamism, Islamist factions and modern Terrorism. He tweets under @0khalodi0.

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