El Islam radical en Holanda

Hay una encuesta reciente que muestra que los holandeses están mucho menos preocupados por el radicalismo islámico que hace un par de años, cuando el asesinato del cineasta van Gogh les metió miedo en el cuerpo.

Es un desastre, porque el peligro sigue así, aunque disfrazado. El islamismo ha adoptado un perfil más discreto, para no alarmar al infiel innecesariamente mientras se asienta y toma posiciones en nuestras sociedades y en nuestras naciones. Un informe de los servicios secretos holandeses pone de manifiesto la existencia de tres estrategias paralelas. Así nos lo resume Gates of Vienna:

In present-day radical Islam [radical caliphatism, radical-Islamic puritanism, and radical Muslim nationalism] a number of strategic varieties can be distinguished which differ as to their ultimate ends, intermediate ends and the means to be used.

Firstly, some forms of radical Islam opt for not directly violent long-term strategies of continuous influence (Dawa). Other forms of radical Islam may primarily focus on short-term strategies of violent activism and terrorism (Jihad). Jihad and Dawa may also be combined as two complementary strategies which, according to circumstances, are to be used either simultaneously or separately.

Secondly, we can make a distinction between a predominantly open and a more covert character of the activities. The covert strategies involve activities such as clandestine financing, infiltration in community-based organizations under false colors and/or with a hidden agenda, the deliberate dissemination of false rumors and conspiracy theories to encourage tensions between groups, and so on.

Restrictions on democratic liberties as possibly indispensable consequences of counter-terrorism strictly speaking conform to the objectives of radical-Islamic terrorism, because these can be seen as part of the intended revolution or even dismantling of Western societies.

There are three types of radicalism, each of which involves a different focus on Western dominance and other ideas about alternatives for it:

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Radical caliphatism

The first type of radical Islam highlights the resistance against the Western political (and hence also economic) “oppression”. The focus is on the political power of the West. The ultimate objective is ambitious: the establishment of the ‘universal caliphate’ (the universal Islamic state) and the ‘Umma’ (the Islamic global community) as a superpower capable of overpowering the West. This type encompasses those forms of radical Islam which (violently or non-violently) pursue a political system based on their own interpretation of Islam on the basis of non-acceptance of the Western democratic government system.

Radical-Islamic puritanism

The second type of radical Islam emphasizes the resistance against Western cultural “oppression”. The focus is primarily on the ‘baneful’ Western lifestyle, which is considered a threat to ‘pure Islam’. The primary objective is the ‘re-Islamization’ of Muslims who have been exposed to non-Islamic influences.

Radical Muslim nationalism

The third type of radical Islam reacts against both the political and cultural dominance of the West, but is less religiously motivated in the proposed alternative. It involves the often ignored forms of radicalism which focus not really on Islam as a religion, but rather on what it means to be a Muslim (the ‘imagined community’ of the ‘Muslim nation’, the solidarity between Muslims all over the world).

In addition to differences, the three above-described types of radical Islam have one important factor in common. They all share a strongly mobilizing force from the ideology of the Umma, the (ideal of an) Islamic global community. The — potentially — international Umma manifests itself as a (partly virtual) community intent on applying radical Islamic values internationally, without as yet having at their disposal a territorial entity.

Radical Islam in the Netherlands

PS: Algunas veces me dejáis un comentario pidiendo traducción al español. Lo siento. A veces no tengo tiempo. Si alguno de los lectores tiene un conocimiento suficiente del inglés puede intentarlo y publicarlo en un comentario. No es necesaria una traducción literal. Muchas veces es suficiente con traducir las ideas básicas.

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  1. Sí han tenido que cambiar de táctica significa que no todo está perdido. Hace unos años pensaba que estos podían poner todas las bombas que quisieran pero se han dado cuenta que eso estaba forzando una reacción.

    Cuando hayan partidos abiertamente islamistas que sustituyan al al PSOE como receptores del voto, es de esperar que surjan con fuerza partidos opositores… Veremos.

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