Don’t they know that there is no jihad? Don’t they know that “Islamophobes” made it all up? Eli Clifton and Wajahat Ali, you have work to do in Dubai! Just be careful not to tell them about Naser Abdo, the would-be second Fort Hood jihad mass murderer; or Khalid Aldawsari, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Lubbock, Texas; or Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore; or Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland; or Nidal Hasan, the successful Fort Hood jihad mass-murderer; or Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer; or Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer; or Naveed Haq, the jihad mass murderer at the Jewish Community Center in Seattle; or Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; or Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber; or so many other jihad murderers and would-be murderers in America.
“Almost 70% believe Islamist extremism remains a threat,” by Carol Huang in The National, September 8:
ABU DHABI // Ten years after the September 11 attacks and the US “war on terror” launched in response, 68 per cent of UAE residents say Al Qaeda and Islamist extremism (65 per cent) remain a threat, a survey has revealed.
But never fear, the victimhood narrative has actually reached the UAE:
Besides not improving security, 58 per cent feel the American effort has not upheld human rights – particularly Arab expatriates (68 per cent).
Just 47 per cent felt the US’s role in the world had improved under President Barack Obama.
Muslim governments (36 per cent) and religious and social leaders (32 per cent) also got low marks for their efforts to combat Islamist extremism. The UAE ranked higher, with 54 per cent saying it had done well.
The survey was compiled for Al Aan TV and The National by YouGov Siraj, who polled UAE residents over 11 days late last month and early this month.
This included 385 Asians, 280 Arab expatriates, 47 westerners and 37 Emiratis. Half lived in Dubai and a quarter in Abu Dhabi. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, an Emirati political scientist, was surprised by the security fears, given the anti-terror measures taken by the UAE since 9/11 and Al Qaeda’s weakened state.
“Al Qaeda has become so dismantled,” he said. “Al Qaeda has not pulled anything in the UAE.”
He said that the UAE has taken extremism very seriously due to the fact two Emiratis were involved in 9/11. “Through its financial system, its media, security … the whole system was energised to see that this is never, ever repeated,” he added.
“That kind of figure is surprising and does not square with the UAE reality and the reality around us.”…