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A Peek into the Barracks of the Great Jihad

By Baron Bodissey

Sexes segregated in a mosque
Years ago Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote a poem which included these lines: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.”

…What if there were a fact-based study demonstrating that the mosques of America are not generally tolerant of other religions?

What if the data from mosques showed a correlation between shari’a-compliance with the promotion of violence towards non-Muslims?

And suppose the results were so thoroughly documented that they could be reproduced by other sociologists and anthropologists?

This is exactly what Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi have done. In a paper entitled “Shari‘a and Violence in American Mosques”, which will be published next week in the summer issue of Middle East Quarterly, the two scholars have laid out a detailed summary of a four-year sociological study of the incidence of violent jihadist ideology in American mosques. The data demonstrate an unmistakable correlation between jihad-promoting ideology and the visible adherence to shari’a law by the leaders and congregations of those mosques (portions of the same study are available at theMapping Sharia website).

…The results of this survey do not indicate the percentage of American Muslims that actually attend mosques with any regularity, nor does it reveal what relative percentage of American Muslims demonstrate Shari’a-adherent or non-adherent behaviors. Moreover, although this study shows that imams at Shari’a-adherent mosques recommend studying violence-positive materials and utilize their mosques for support of violent jihad, it does not capture the individual attendees’ attitudes toward religiously sanctioned violence. However, it is at least reasonable to conclude that worshipers at such mosques are more sympathetic to the message of the literature present at those mosques and to what is being preached there.

…The mosques are indeed the barracks for American Muslims.

When this paper escapes from the obscure cloisters of Counterjihad literature into the MSM, it is certain to be denounced as “biased”, “hateful”, “bigoted”, and “Islamophobic”.

But it cannot be refuted.

No one can argue a case against it on the merits, and anyone who is serious about scholarly studies can replicate its findings.

If it works its way into Congressional hearings or onto the talking-head TV shows, it may well have a significant impact.

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