2016 June

The mind of the Islamic State: An ideology of savagery | The Monthly

Here’s a quick side note to the article Brian passed to me:

Graves said the “guilt” didn’t emerge until the fourth system DQ-BLUE, and while guilt emerges in the honorbond from DAY 1, if you are dealing with the other 95%, guilt doesn’t work in systems prior to DQ!

In the Philippines, lying, cheating, scamming and stealing can’t be thwarted with modern guilt, FYI!

It’s clear this applies to all PURPLE-red societies, where the 5% can use this absence of guilt to lead…without guilt being an issue.

Our modern world uses guilt as a tool, it cant be used in the preconventional world;)

“Political ideologies invariably take decades to crystallise. In the case of the Islamic State its world view is grounded in the thought of the Egyptian visionary Sayyid Qutb, whose Milestones is a seminal text for an understanding of both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Following Qutb’s execution and martyrdom in 1966, his thought was subject to a process best called, to borrow a phrase from the scholarly debate about Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, “cumulative radicalisation”. This process occurred through the writings of a series of influential revolutionaries. The Egyptian engineer Muhammad abd-al-Salam Faraj, author of The Neglected Duty(referring to jihad), which inspired the 1981 assassination of his country’s president, Anwar Sadat, made Qutb’s thought operational. The Palestinian scholar Abdullah Azzam, who wrote Join the Caravanand inspired the first army of jihadists during the fight against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan from 1979, made Qutb’s already operationalised vision global. The Saudi-Yemeni businessman Osama bin Laden and the Egyptian physician Ayman al-Zawahiri, who, in combination, created Al Qaeda, converted Qutb’s vision into the ideology of the most consequential global jihadist movement prior to the emergence of the Islamic State.”


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