Andrew Walden takes a close look at the connection between academia and just—busted terrorists in the UK, in Front Page Magazine.
One of at least 24 'young Western Muslims' nailed in the British airliner bombing plot last week, Zaman is described as 'a well—known political activist' at London Metropolitan University.
According to the Times of London, 'He is head of the Islam Society at London Metropolitan University and is reported to have spoken at Muslim rallies and written a number of articles about Islam for the student magazine.' Another report indicates Zaman represented the Islamic Society on LMUs Student Senate. [....]
The Telegraph now reports:
The recruitment of Muslim students at British universities to take part in terrorist attacks is at the heart of the alleged plot to blow up passenger jets, it is feared
There is much more. Sobering and important reading. Walden concludes:
Islamist recruiters can rely on a wall of protection provided by leftists occupying positions of authority in academia. This fact serves only to convince the Islamist terrorists that the West really is comprised of weak and decadent infidels who are ready made to bow down and serve Islamism.
Leftists point to American, British, and Israeli actions as the root cause of Muslim anger that leads to Islamist terrorism. They are wrong. Islamists look at the self—hating impulse of the Left and are inspired to believe the West is primed to crumble at their feet. Islamists are not angry; they are power hungry.
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