Watch the video report here from Japan’s NHK news service. In it, a jihadi says that Muslims from Indonesia are leaving for the Islamic State every day, “too many to count.”
Even if this is wild exaggeration, which it is unlikely to be, why are any Muslims from Indonesia going to the Islamic State at all? We are always told that Indonesia practices, in the parlance of the international news services, a “moderate form of Islam.” Why is this “moderate form of Islam” so unconvincing to so many young Indonesian Muslims? Why is it incapable of withstanding the challenge of “radicalization”?
Note also in the video the influence of Muslim clerics who are backers of the Islamic State. How did they miss the Qur’an’s message of peace that is so blazingly obvious to John Kerry, David Cameron, Pope Francis, and the rest?
Video link thanks to Schillaci.