Sam Ghandchiسام قندچيWhy the West Neglected Islamist Threat
Sam Ghandchi
http://www.ghandchi.com/1073-west-vs-islamism-english.htm

چرا غرب خطر اسلامگرایی را نادیده گرفت
http://www.ghandchi.com/1073-west-vs-islamism.htm 

‍It is strange that the rise of Islamist extremism, both Shi'a and Sunni, continued for more than 50 years and yet the West basically failed to see the threat from it. In contrast, the Western states were very clear about the threat of Communism even before the Cold War and were highly focused on their own democratic values to challenge the Communists all over the world.

Why the difference? Western countries were afraid of Communism to be picked up by labor and student movements or other segments of their own population. Whereas almost all the Western countries even with the current rise of Muslim immigration cannot reach 10 percent of Muslim population, and conversion to Islam is negligible.

In the battle with Communism, the West emphasized on its own democratic values whereas as far as Islamism was concerned, the West even united with many Islamist extremist groups in various countries and hardly talked about their opposition to secular and democratic values of the West.

 

It is now time to understand why Islamism kills, whether in power (1) or in opposition (2) and to make up for the huge error of the last half century of negligence (3).

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
IRANSCOPE
http://www.ghandchi.com 
http://www.iranscope.com
January 2, 2016

1. Why Islamism Kills?
http://www.ghandchi.com/880-why-islamism-kills-english.htm

2. Mojahedine Khalgh, a Baathist Organization
http://www.ghandchi.com/343-MKOEng.htm

 

Appeasing MKO is Like Appeasing Nazi Fascism
http://www.ghandchi.com/151-AppeasingMKO.htm

 

واقعیت تشکیلات داعشی مجاهدین
http://www.ghandchi.com/1072-mojahedin-daesh.htm


3. Time for a Global Secular Initiative
http://www.ghandchi.com/871-global-secular-initiative-english.htm 


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