His force has now identified at least 10 youngsters — including two 13-year-olds — as “vulnerable” and formally referred them to a programme to wean them away from radicalism. — from this article
How would they be “weaned away”? Will they be told that these men telling them what they can find in the Qur’an and Hadith are “bad men” and “mustn’t be listened to” when the children can see, anyone can see, that the texts they refer to are right there? Will they be told to ignore what Muhammad did in his 78 campaigns, in the Battle of the Trench, in the killing of the inoffensive Jewish farmers of the Khaybar Oasis, in all the battles in-between — the kind of thing so carefully collected in those Books of Battles, such as al-Waqidi’s Kitaab al-Maghazi?
Young Christians are, or can be, inspired by the life of Christ, his homilies and parables being the sayings to which what the Prophet Muhammad said, as recorded in the Hadith, is the counterpart in Islam. And what Christ did during his life has as its counterpart in Islam the acts of Muhammad, which include such events, celebrated and not ignored by Muslims, as the killings of Asma bint Marwan and Abu Afak, the decapitation of the 600-900 bound prisoners of the Banu Qurayza, and the attack on the innocents of the Khaybar Oasis, with its blood and gore, in order to seize their property and their women (and after killing their fathers and husbands).
Perhaps those now in charge of keeping these young Muslims from being “led astray by extremists” are Muslims themselves, with what has now turned into a gig, a job, all over the Western world, to be paid for by Infidel taxpayers. They give “reports” of “progress” that are so very heartening to the apparently endlessly naive, or perhaps, more likely, willfully ignorant, Infidel social workers and police and local officials who might “hail” the results of this “innovative” program.
But why don’t they find out what the appeal actually is? We know that in the prisons of Saudi Arabia those Al-Qaeda members who are supposedly “turned” away from terrorism are not turned away at all, but merely made to stop attacking fellow Muslims, while retaining their hatred for real Infidels. And above all those fellow Muslims who are not to be attacked are the symbols of authority of, and even members of, the smiling, daggers-and-dishdasha, dripping-with-gold-and-malevolence, Al-Saud.
We can all imagine what kind of things are being said:
“You should stay away from the extremists” because “they don’t help Islam now” and “should do something for Islam” by “working to further the position of Muslims in this society,” by “getting into positions of real power” where “you can do far more for Islam” than “someone putting a bomb on a bus.”
“Listen, I understand you, I’m you, and you’re me, we’re all brothers — [“bruvvers”] — aren’t we, part of the same Community, but we have to think smart, act smart. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), now he was brave, wasn’t he? He wasn’t afraid of war, was he? He loved war. But he knew when to fight, and he knew when not to fight. Remember how he tricked the Meccans at Al-Hudaibiyya? Well, some people might have thought when he made that treaty that he’d gone all soft? But he showed them, didn’t he? And that’s he was such a great man, the Seal of the Prophets, because he didn’t just receive the Message, but he knew how to spread it, in any way that worked.”
Or, expanding on that same theme:
“Well, we are here aren’t we? In Great Britain I mean. And they are paying me and the other brothers to make you stop listening to those “˜extremists.” And I need you to do that. I need you to see the larger picture. Can you do that? Just because someone tells you to learn how to fight the Infidels with bombs and guns in Pakistan or Afghanistan, or right here, especially right here, doesn’t mean they’re right, doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing. And those people telling you to leave school and go off on Jihad — how great are they? Are they The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)? What would The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), uswa hasana, al-insan al-kamil, the Perfect Man, tell young boys like you to do today? Remember how he made that “peace” with the Meccans at Hudaibiyyah, the one that was supposed to last for ten years, and his own followers thought he had gone soft, but — eighteen months later — he showed them, and he showed the Meccans too. The Prophet Muhamamd (pbuh) said that “war is deception.” Well, are we Muslims in a war or aren’t we?
“You tell me, boy, what you think would be wisest for you to do, right now, in order to help make sure that Muslims prevail — everywhere.”