A Modest Proposal to Combat Islamic Violence

Not sure about this method. Wimpy? or necessary info “-/


by David Solway

On August 29 of this year, a certain Afsun Qureshi published an article in the National Postinstructing non-Muslims how to save their lives should they ever have the misfortune of finding themselves in the hands of Muslim jihadists. Her model was the massacre that occurred at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi last year when the terrorist group al-Shabaab “weed[ed] out” the faithful from the infidels by having them recite the shahadah, one of the five pillars of Islam, testifying that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet. Those who could perform the task, (among other shibboleths) were spared; those who couldn’t were slaughtered.

“If one ever finds oneself in a similar situation,” she wonders, “could even a rudimentary knowledge of Islam save us?” In order to protect ourselves against the extremists, “it is worth getting up to speed on what these…

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