Monday, July 02, 2007

Doctors of Jihad

First, do no harm. Contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath doesn't actually contain that line, but that's the gist of the oath. I guess the oath for jihadi physicians has some subtle differences.

It's not clear yet how many of the jihadis involved in the attacks in the UK over the past few days are physicians, but it appears at least a couple of them are. Which, of course, flies in the face of the leftists' claims that things such as poverty and lack of vocational opportunities top the list of "root causes" of terrorism.

But, if you're a lefty, never fear. You've still got US and British foreign policy to blame. Oh, wait:
When I was still a member of what is probably best termed the British Jihadi Network, a series of semi-autonomous British Muslim terrorist groups linked by a single ideology, I remember how we used to laugh in celebration whenever people on TV proclaimed that the sole cause for Islamic acts of terror like 9/11, the Madrid bombings and 7/7 was Western foreign policy.

By blaming the government for our actions, those who pushed the ‘Blair’s bombs’ line did our propaganda work for us. More important, they also helped to draw away any critical examination from the real engine of our violence: Islamic theology…

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