Captain’s Quarters responds to the NIE report leaked to the NYT (where else) that claims that the Iraq war has “created a new generation of jihadists”.

I’m willing to bet that the Japanese military exapanded its ranks when America reacted to Pearl Harbor by attacking the Vichy French in North Africa. I’m willing to bet the Nazis expaanded their ranks when England fought back after Dunkirk.

All Muslims are latent Jihadists. Their “religion” expands by force and glorifies those who die expanding dar al-Islam (that’s them) and contracting dar al-harb (that’s us). As non-Muslims resist Muslim aggression, the Muslims will issue calls to arms and gullible young “men” will flock to the cause. Why the scare quotes? Would a real man slit a hostage’s throat? Would a real man kill innocents civilians on his way to paradise? Would a real man use places of worship as a figthing postion? So sure, more Muslims are following Muhammed’s instructions:

But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

The good news is that we are doing a good job of killing and capturing their leaders and experts. We face a greater threat of pinprick attacks but a lesser threat of a large scale attack like 9/11.