Sympathetic report portrays Muslim terrorists as misunderstood by westerners
If you’ve been wondering what your tax dollars have been funding lately, you need go no further than Arizona State University’s Center for Strategic Communication.
The group recently released a 14-page study, titled, How Islamist Extremists Quote the Qur’an explaining their analysis of 2,000 instances of propaganda from al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups from 1998 to 2011: “We conclude that verses extremists cite from the Qur’an do not suggest an offensive foe seeking domination and conquest of unbelievers, as is commonly assumed. Instead they deal with themes of victimization, dishonor, and retribution. Based on this analysis we recommend that the West abandon claims that Islamist extremists seek world domination, focus on counteracting or addressing claims of victimage, emphasize alternative means of deliverance, and work to undermine “champion” image sought by extremists.”
Got that? “Based on this analysis we recommend that the West abandon claims that Islamist extremists seek world domination…”
These academics believe, and are attempting — by way of multi-million dollar studies — to influence others, that Muslim terrorists are widely misunderstood and don’t wish to impose Islam around world as is commonly believed in the west. They simply murder innocent people to defend against foreign attacks by enemies of Islam.
Conservative legal watchdog, Judicial Watch reports the same group received a $6.1 million grant from the Department of Defense for a neurophysiological study involving narrative comprehension and persuasion. This assignment is a six-year, $4.5 million study on Islamist extremists’ use of narrative to influence contested populations in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, North Africa and Europe.
That Arizona State University, a public, taxpayer funded institution, would house such apologists for terror is unconscionable and should be protested.
Read more in this jaw-dropping report titled Academics: Muslim Terrorists Simply Misunderstood byChelsea Schilling