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August 23, 2014 - 2:21 pm

British Muslims are blaming a subculture of “jihadi-cool’ for seducing many of their young men into joining the Islamic State camp. The issue arose when James Foley’s executioner surprised the world by speaking in the clipped accent of a Londoner.

Everything trendy starts in London and eventually crosses the ocean, so the chances are pretty good we’re going to see it here. But how can terrorism be “cool”?

Washington Times:

An adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain said Thursday that a “jihadi-cool” subculture is inspiring young British men to join the Islamic State group in its quest to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

Iqbal Sacranie told BBC radio that the “jihadi-cool” subculture “is the real challenge,” Retuters reported Thursday. “This is a problem that affects all of us, and it will only be dealt with more effectively if all of us are working together on this.”

The United Kingdom has roughly 2.7 million Muslims, and the Muslim Council of Britain that Mr. Sacranie advises has over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organizations, mosques, charities and schools at its disposal to help handle Muslim affairs in the United Kingdom.

During his interview with BBC radio, the adviser went on to say that the majority of Muslims in the community believed that what the Islamic State group preaches is “totally alien to Islam.” He also asserted that families were reporting to the authorities when they discovered their sons had traveled to the Middle East to fight, Reuters reported.

Ghaffar Hussain, managing director of the counter-extremism Quilliam Foundation, talked to Reuters about the United Kingdom’s predicament, saying that it was only a matter of time before men who fought in Iraq and Syria started planning attacks for Europe.

“It is disturbing that people born and raised in Britain and who have gone to the same schools as us could have been essentially indoctrinated to the extent where they can justify raping women and chopping heads off,” he said, BBC reported. The Quilliam Foundation bills itself as “the world’s first counter-extremism think tank.”

Alienated youth will seek out cliques and groups that make them feel powerful. Islamic State appears unstoppable at the moment and that’s got to be attractive to lost boys.

It is believed that there are several dozen American citizens attached to Islamic State forces. Like Great Britain, authorities here are worried that radicalized Americans will arrive home and wreak havoc with terrorist attacks. While law enforcement has been very good at breaking up potential terrorist attacks — except for those of the “lone wolf” variety — the terrorists only have to be successful once to cause a lot of damage.

That’s why it’s better to kill them over there.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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If most mainstream Americans cringe at the sight of adolescent kids on the street
Corner With pants hangin' halfway to their feet, boxer shorted butts telling grown ups
To 'kiss my A*s...well folks, be prepared to the next show of rebelliousness coming our
Way. It's gonna make you long for the days of saggy butt
Exposure. That's right. Jihad fashion is coming our way and you can
Bet it's going to begin in a hip hop sort of way.
"Word" !

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Um I call shenanigans on Muslim liars. They say that they ask believe Isis to be antithetical to Islam, yet every Isis arseclown interviewed talks about the duty of a Muslim to commit jihad. Something doesn't jive. Also, why is it so much more important to them to say that "this isn't really Islam, how dare anyone think that the fact most terrorists are Muslims is anything but due to randomness and the west" than to categorically condemn the terrorists? Seems that they don't really have an issue with terrorism in their names.
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Sorry, but the Muslims interviewed are lying.
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If most mainstream Americans cringe at the sight of adolescent kids on the street
Corner With pants hangin' halfway to their feet, boxer shorted butts telling grown ups
To 'kiss my A*s...well folks, be prepared to the next show of rebelliousness coming our
Way. It's gonna make you long for the days of saggy butt
Exposure. That's right. Jihad fashion is coming our way and you can
Bet it's going to begin in a hip hop sort of way.
"Word" !

17 weeks ago
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The suspect in Foley's decapitation is a British rapper.
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