Jul 27 2007
The dream of Islamo Fascism, the take over of the world and the final elimination of the infidels, was a major part of the glue that held the ideaology together. It envisioned the Islamic Warriors fighting the Great Satan and destroying it and its evil influences. And through the 1990’s (thanks Bill) and culminating with 9-11, the dream was coming true. Then America began to tear that dream apart. And now Islamo Fascism is all about mass murdering Muslims for headlines. That is where we have come over nearly 6 years since 9-11.
And it is clear that Islam is tiring of Islamo Fascism. We see it in the polls on suicide bombings, we see it as Iraqis stand up and purge Iraq of al-Qaeda, and we see it as those who once fought the Great Satan realize how truly screwed up the whole idea was:
The last time Ahmed Al Shayea was in the news, he was in the hospital at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, being treated for severe burns from the truck bomb he had driven into the Iraqi capital on Christmas Day 2004.
Today, he says, he has changed his mind about waging jihad, or holy war, and wants other young Muslims to know it. He wants them to see his disfigured face and fingerless hands, to hear how he was tricked into driving the truck on a fatal mission, to believe his contrition over having put his family through the agony of believing he was dead.
At 22, the new Ahmed Al Shayea is the product of a concerted Saudi government effort to counter the ideology that nurtured the 9/11 hijackers and that has lured Saudis in droves to the Iraq insurgency. The deprogramming, similar to efforts carried out in Egypt and Yemen, is built on reason, enticements and lengthy talks with psychiatrists, Muslim clerics and sociologists.
I am sure there are many more muslims like this who are now truly regretting they fell for the lies of al-Qaeda.