Mark Humphrys (politics)


Islamism - The root cause of Islamic terror

  The idea that Islamic terror must be caused by "poverty" or "oppression"

The Arab / Islamic culture of shame and pride

The terrorists are not poor, they are revolutionaries

Poverty does not cause jihad. Jihad causes poverty.

The jihad against tourism

  The root cause of 9/11: Islamism

Global Peace Index - The world's most violent countries. The leading cause: Islamism.

Terrorism Risk Index - The most terror-prone countries. The leading cause: Islamism.

World Watch List - The countries with the worst persecution of Christians. The leading cause: Islamism.

The left's fantasy "root causes"

The root cause of Islamic terror

Since 9/11, a lot of nonsense has been talked about the root cause of global Islamic terror. The left has attempted to explain it as driven by "poverty" or "oppression", or American foreign policy, or Israel, or at least some sort of logical grievance.

But we are gradually coming to see that Islamic terror is in fact driven by a totalitarian, idealistic ideology - Islamism - that has its own dynamic and its own goals, and is not based on any logical or rational grievances. The jihad against the West is caused by the ideology of jihad.

Many are now also realising that Islamic terror before 9/11 - such as in Israel - was basically the same thing. Arab terror against Israel is also fundamentally based on Islamist / Islamic supremacist ideology, not on logical or rational grievances. The jihad against Israel is caused by the ideology of jihad.

He wasn't born evil:
Bin Laden (2nd from right) in Sweden in 1971.
He wasn't born evil. He chose evil.
Bin Laden's life illustrates clearly how Islamist terror is not caused by poverty or oppression. He wasn't poor. In fact, he was obscenely wealthy. His life's work was as a rich man killing people who were much poorer than he was. He was never oppressed either.
Islamist terror is not caused by poverty or oppression. It is caused by memes. It is caused by ideas inside the killers' heads - and nothing more.

The idea that Islamic terror must be caused by "poverty" or "oppression"

Actor Matthew Modine, Mar 2010, illustrates the failure of so many well-meaning liberal westerners to understand jihadis.
Clip from Greg Gutfeld's "Greg-alogue", "Nice people are dangerous".
Modine absurdly says: "Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama Bin Laden and say, 'listen man,what is it that you're so angry at me about that you're willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings.' That would be the miracle if we can get, sit down and talk to our enemies and find a way for them to hear us."
As Greg Gutfeld says: "Modine just turned 51, but his opinion reflects that of a six year old girl ... It's a perspective that suggests one has never contemplated evil beyond a character portrayed in a script. MM fails to realize that there are people out there who see your desire for "understanding" as one reason why you'll be killed first."

Absurd post by Facebook inventor Mark Zuckerberg, 27 Mar 2016, after the jihad massacres in Brussels and Lahore.
He claims the solution to jihad is to create a world "where every single person in every country feels connected and cared for and loved."
Technology genius knows no more about politics than the average man on the bus.
'Love' will not stop the jihad.

US Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf is the poster girl for dumb left-wing conventional wisdom.


The comically awful White House Down (2013) by Roland Emmerich.
See plot summary and negative reviews.
In this dumb, obvious, clunking left-wing fantasy film, the Barack Obama-like President says that the root cause of terrorism is poverty. And he's not meant to be an idiot! We're meant to think he's intelligent.

Why do jihadis hate America and Israel, not China and Russia?

Hint: It's based on psychology and emotion, not on logic and reason.

The Arab / Islamic culture of shame and pride

U.S. soldier chews out Iraqi police.
A brutal encounter between the culture of empirical results and the culture of honour/shame/tribe.

The terrorists are not poor, they are revolutionaries

New York Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad proves that poverty does not cause terror.
Rather, Islamism causes terror.
This young man was born in Pakistan to a wealthy family, the son of an Air Vice Marshal in the Pakistan Air Force. He had the incredible luck to be accepted into the US to study and then work. He received a B.A. in computer science and engineering at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He got an M.B.A at the University of Bridgeport. He got a job as a financial analyst in Connecticut, and lived in suburban America in freedom and prosperity. He responded in May 2010 by trying to kill random American men, women and children, and now faces decades of misery in American jails.
Only Islamism can explain not just such ingratitude, but also such personal self-destruction.

Poverty does not cause jihad. Jihad causes poverty.


The jihad against tourism

Islamism and jihad kill tourism. Who wants to go on holiday in a sharia hellhole, where tourists get sexually harrassed, or arrested for the "crime" of being raped? Much nicer to go to a country that makes foreigners safe and happy. And then there are direct jihad attacks on tourists.

Islamism and jihad are not caused by poverty. They are a cause of poverty.

The root cause of 9/11 - Islamism

The root cause of the September 11th attacks is a sick, fascist movement within Islam.

It is an expansionist fascist movement that aims to rule much of the third world. It is at war with everyone who is not an Islamic fundamentalist fascist. It has killed vast numbers of Muslims.

Ongoing list of killings for Islam around the world.

Irish academic Julien Mercille, 2 Apr 2016, says the root cause of 9/11 is Israel, and sanctions on Iraq.
He is not interested in the actual root cause: the ideology of Islamism and jihad.
The mad theories lefties invent in order to avoid dealing with the jihad!


Saying foreign policy is the cause of jihad violence is like saying that spilling Begbie's pint is the cause of his violence.
And here.


Global Peace Index - The world's most violent countries

The Global Peace Index is a flawed list of the world's most "violent" countries. But despite its flaws, it still is a powerful indictment of the violence of Islamism.

Terrorism Risk Index - The most terror-prone countries

Similarly, the Terrorism Risk Index by Maplecroft, released Nov 2010, clearly shows the violence of Islamism.

Ranking of countries at risk from terror attacks Country Cause of the terror
No.1 most terror-prone country Somalia Islamism
No.2 Pakistan Islamism
No.3 Iraq Islamism
No.4 Afghanistan Islamism
No.5 Palestine Islamism
No.6 Colombia Communism and Drug prohibition
No.7 Thailand Islamism
No.8 Philippines Islamism
No.9 Yemen Islamism
No.10 Russia Islamism

World Watch List - The countries with the worst persecution of Christians

Similarly, the World Watch List, by Open Doors, shows the countries with the worst persecution of Christians. It clearly shows the violence and intolerance of Islamism.

It is noteworthy that 8 and 10 years respectively after military victory, both Iraq and Afghanistan are still in the 10 worst countries.
This does indicate that "nation building" in these deeply corrupt and screwed up societies has ultimately been a failure.

The 2011 list:

Ranking of countries with the worst persecution of Christians Country Cause of the persecution
No.1 worst country North Korea Communism
No.2 Iran Islamism
No.3 Afghanistan Islamism
No.4 Saudi Arabia Islamism
No.5 Somalia Islamism
No.6 Maldives Islamism
No.7 Yemen Islamism
No.8 Iraq Islamism
No.9 Uzbekistan Islamism and Communism
No.10 Laos Communism

The left's fantasy "root causes"


The inability of the western left to understand the root cause of Islamic terror.
Found here.

The idiocy of the left in one chart.
The maker of this chart thinks jihadis kill non-Muslims because they are "angry" about "being bombed".

The cold-blooded jihadi butcher of women and children, Osama Bin Laden, packs so many lies into one sentence:

  1. The lie that jihadists kill women and children because they are responding to something.
  2. The lie that jihadists don't want to kill women and children.
  3. The lie that jihadists have ever acted according to any moral rules of warfare.
  4. The lie that there are any circumstances under which jihadists will not kill women and children.
  5. The lie that if the West changes behaviour, the jihadists will stop killing women and children.
  6. The lie that the West targets women and children.
All of these statements are total lies. So many lies, all in one sentence.

The left's idiocy is illustrated by this cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Jan 2017. From
The cartoon is in response to Trump's Jan 2017 Executive Order restricting immigration from 7 Muslim-majority countries.
Now I agree that Trump's order is cruel and idiotic.
However, this cartoon packs in almost every single logical error the left makes about Islam and jihad:
  1. The idea that jihad is because of something the West did.
  2. The idea that if the West changes its behaviour, then jihad will stop.
  3. The idea that anything will cause jihad to stop.
  4. The idea that if you anger normal peace-loving Muslims, they will become jihadi terrorists.
    • I thought the idea that all Muslims are potential terrorists was a nasty right-wing idea. But the cartoon promotes this idea.
    • "If you anger Muslims, they will join ISIS and start killing Christians and raping Yazidi children". Really? I don't believe that, but the left seems to.
  5. The idea that jihadi terror is a reasonable response to suffering grievances and offences.
    • Really? I think if you're raping Yazidi children because of something Trump said, then you weren't a very good person anyway.
    • Note also that Christians in those 7 Muslim-majority countries are banned from the US too. How come they aren't queuing up for terrorism?
  6. The idea that if someone will become a terrorist if not let in, then the US should let him in.
    • On the contrary, he is the last person who should be let in! "Be nice to me or I will become a terrorist" is not a very strong argument for being nice to somebody.
    • The people queuing up here are exactly the sort of people who should be banned from the US. The cartoon makes Trump look as if he is dead right to ban them.
So many idiotic ideas, all in one cartoon.

"Once I interviewed a young Taleban fighter who was almost too angry to speak as he described how he joined the insurgency after American soldiers had dishonoured his mother by entering and searching their family home, casually looking at her as they did so."
- Article by Tom Coghlan, The Times, 17 Aug 2009, beautifully illustrates the "root cause" of Islamic violence.
Infidels looked at his mother. Does he shrug and say so what? Does he ... write a letter of complaint? Does he ... join a political party and stand in the upcoming Afghan elections? Does he organise a demo? Does he write a witty article? No. He turns immediately and without trying any other solution to barbaric violence. The "root cause" of his violence is crap inside his head, not anything outside it.

"[The left's] idea of root causes [is] a pseudo-intellectual exercise that prevents a real understanding of evil actions. Every culprit can tell a story, but by listening to that story, you insult each and every one of his victims."
- Greg Gutfeld, 23 Nov 2009.

"They can't blame it on poverty or any of that stuff. They will have to realize that it's an ideology and it's a way of life that makes people change."
- American-born Islamic terrorist Omar Hammami (or "Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki") himself denies that "poverty" is the root cause of Islamic terror.

"Our enmity towards Hindus is not due to the Kashmir issue; our enmity towards America is not due to Iraq and Afghanistan; the enmity between us and the Jews is not due to the Palestine; the real cause is that they do not accept our system and Islam. Our enmity towards them (the non-believers) will continue even if they renounce all their crimes."
- Al Qaeda, Sept 2013, explains the root cause of Islamic terror. But the left isn't listening.

"First we want to make it clear to all that what makes the kafir's blood permissable to spill is not him fighting the Muslims, rather it is his "KUFR" that necessitates his killing. So if one asks, can you kill a Kafir (who does not fight Islam and Muslims)? the answer is a big YES."
- ISIS statement, Mar 2016, makes clear that they kill us because we are not Muslim, not because of what we do. But the left isn't listening.

"although some might argue that your foreign policies are the extent of what drives our hatred, this particular reason for hating you is secondary, hence the reason we addressed it at the end of the above list. The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam."
- ISIS statement, Aug 2016, yet again explains why jihadis fight us. But the left isn't listening.
The top 3 reasons ISIS gives for its war crimes against western civilians are: "1. Because you are disbelievers. 2. Because you are liberal. 3. Because some of you are atheist."
But the left isn't listening.

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