Hey, at least they’re tracking them – it’s a start! I wrote about this very phenomenon earlier this week:
In a survey after the 7/7 bombings, a mere 5% of UK Muslims approved of the bombings. The problem is that 5% of UK Muslims is 80,000 people. And that grew to 13% the following year. If you figure that only a tiny percentage of those who approve would be willing to act, that’s still 4,000 people. If you figure that only 5% of that number could act effectively, that’s 200 people.
Now, that was an extremely conservative estimate. Britain’s Muslim population is estimated at about 1.6 million. The number of 7/7 bombing supporters in the survey jumped from 5% to 13% in just one year. When I did the math, I used 5%, hence the 80,000/4,000/200. Had I counted 13% of that 1.6 million, the number would have been 208,000. Still assuming only 5% are serious when the rubber meets the road, 5% of 208,000 is 10,400. Next, assume only 5% could act effectively, and that’s 520 effective jihadis. However, there are at least 2,000 people just in the UK who have moved from wishful thinking to actively supporting al Qaeda with ties to jihad groups and training camps in Pakistan. So instead of 200, it’s actually ten times that amount. I guess that 5% of the 5% was a wee bit too optimistic.
These are people who have lived in the West, benefited from Britain’s excessively generous welfare system, and enjoyed freedom. But that didn’t stop them from siding with the enemy. One British jihadi wised up – after he lived in Saudi Arabia and had to actually live out what he was advocating.
We’ve broken up terror cells in the United States – events which were vastly under-reported. This is a serious problem, and we need serious people to deal with it. Unfortunately, few people in either party are willing to even acknowledge it.
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