A couple of weeks ago in Helsinki, in a building associated with the Finnish parliament, I sat in on a seminar with Dr. Gil-ad Ariely, CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer) and senior researcher at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy, at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.
Christian Democrat paper at the event wrote the following, here’s an excerpt:
“The fight against terrorism is a continuing learning competition. When the terrorist organization carried out actions, it will also analyze professionally what it can learn, explained the Israeli terrorism researcher Dr Gil-Ad Ariely yesterday at the Parliamentary Civil Info event.
According to Ariely, analysis and guidance for the conduct of terrorist acts and for terrorist organizations to quickly adapt their behavior, is spread via the Internet.
– If a single mode of operation can be prevented, others find gaps in security. It is no longer shoe bombs being used, having moved to underwear bombs or bombs that can also be placed inside a rectum.
Now the terrorists’ strategy is to stimulate the lonely wolves to attack with axes, knives, or other means which are simple handy methods.
– The attacker is not necessarily a terrorist, but he can be a petty criminal or suicidal husband or persons who feel rejected who just wants to get rid of their problems and to die in a “heroic” way, Ariely explained.
His one hour presentation also included a Q&A in which I posited the following question:
How crucial is it for law enforcement, the intelligence community, the military and politicians in general, to first have a good understanding of Jihad as threat doctrine, in order to use/implement the strategies you laid out for us today? To understand what motivates these terrorists, where do they draw their source of motivation when choosing, then attacking their targets?
Dr.Ariely replied that it wasn’t crucial, that everyone already knows that jihad means ”holy war”. He then went on in his response to speak about “operational knowledge in critical environments, crisis management and preparedness, and security studies” that he already spent the last hr. speaking to us about.
It was a superficial response to a serious and important question. It was like someone responding to a question about the meaning of representational government with ”everyone already knows that democracy means someone drops a ballot into a box”.
This was from a man, an Israeli who is considered the top in his field, and yet, understanding jihad as a threat doctrine was not high on his list of priorities, in fact, it wasn’t on his list at all.
Now read the following two quotes at Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch piece where he was interviewed at the Detroit News on last weekend’s jihad attack on the gay bar in Orlando where 49 people were slaughtered and a larger number of people wounded.
Robert Spencer in the Detroit News: Orlando reveals our willful ignorance about jihad
But the DHS official was just reflecting government policy. The East Orlando Post reported Sunday that James Copenhaver, whom it described as a “veteran investigator and former Orlando law enforcement officer,” said: “I have been in this business for 30 years, and … never in all my years of training, and being involved in several investigative units, to include the FBI Task Force, would we have ever guessed a LGBT club be a target of an terrorist attack.”
Why would they never have guessed? Because the FBI and other law enforcement agencies don’t study the motivating ideology behind jihad terror attacks. They do not know or care that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad says: “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.” (Abu Dawud 38:4447)
Bruce Bawer, a homosexual ex-pat American living in Norway who wrote the book: ”While Europe Slept, How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within’‘ had witnessed first hand this dramatic shift in Europe from being an open and free society:
As an American living in Europe since 1998, Bruce Bawer has seen this problem up close. Across the continent—in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm—he encountered large, rapidly expanding Muslim enclaves in which women were oppressed and abused, homosexuals persecuted and killed, “infidels” threatened and vilified, Jews demonized and attacked, barbaric traditions (such as honor killing and forced marriage) widely practiced, and freedom of speech and religion firmly repudiated.
There is no excuse for people who are in the know on so many fronts, not to know about the motivating factors involved in Islamic jihad attacks. It’s a wilful ignorance, or a rejection of reality, or simply a caving into the intimidation from those pushing the political correct mindset.
NOTE: Listen to Stephen Coughlin on the Bill Bennett show discussing exactly that, Jihad as a threat doctrine.
Also listen to Andrew Mccarthy, he knows what the threat doctrine is all about, and how important it is to know about it and understand it:
— ViveLaFrance (@vivelafra) June 14, 2016