Some Islamists simply activate the sacred theory that is common ground to the Islamic general community.
Christianity and Judaism have had their reformations after meeting modern civilisation.
Islamists on the other hand are still bleeding from having "lost" their empires. Mainstream, left, right and centre, they all resist freedom, individuality and modernity. They want to recover the ground "lost" in the past few hundred years. They prefer submission "Islam" to freedom. Submission is what Islam means. Submission of freedom and individuality. There is no basic difference between the mainstream and the activists. They have the same "faith"
They have the same faith and the same view of what the world should look like because they follow the same basic text. The Koran. They believe that they have succeeded and are better than Jews and Christians, and everyone else for that matter. They believe all others should be subordinate and subservient to them, to Islam.
If there are any differences between the Islamic streams they remain complimentary in their common cause - world dominance.
Those who countenance violence and Jihad in the pursuit of Islam are pursuing the same ideals that are held by the majority.
This is why so called "de-radicalisation" programs which use other believers in Islam must fail. They have in fact failed all over the world as evidenced to the Canadian 2014 Senate inquiry into "de-radicalisation".
All that such home grown Islamic faith remedies can ever do is to re-inforce the fundamental beliefs of the Jihadis. They believe the same thing!
Australia can learn from the failures of government funded deradicalisation programs which all over the world are simply used as a funding resource to build up, not defeat, the Islamic Ideology.
When Walleed Aly advocates on behalf of his Islamic co-believers that letting the traitorous, Jihadi, former Australian's, back on to our soil because they could be a "gift" to us. "Taquiya alert"
I refute his proposition and I despise him for not being honest about the true use to which these fighters in the islamic cause will be put if they are let back on to what is now foreign soil to them.
They have just finished one tour of duty and like Jihadists all over the world when they have brought back their knowledge to train others and recruit in their host country they will either return overseas for a second tour of duty or practise their murderous war skills on our Australian streets.
How stupid are we?
Walleed is named after the Islamic Caliph who conquered southern Europe. We must resist him bringing us down in our country by using his simpering smiling face to persuade us to import known Jihadis as "gifts."
Parts of this article are plageurised from Clive Kessler page 1 Australian 30th May 2015. Emeritus Professor of sociology and anthropology Uni of NSW a student of Islam for 50 years. I accept responsibility for it all.