April 26, 2010

"Muslim Extremism: The Narrative" 60 Minutes VIDEO

This week on 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl interviewed a man who used to be part of a Muslim extremist group, and he gave frightening details about how these grouos work and what inspires them to carry out their hateful movements.

The man said Jihadist groups are on the rise and becoming more popular because of something known as "The Narrative", a belief that is constantly stirred up in these circles that the US is at war against Islam. See the link below for video of the riveting 60 Minutes segment.

As reported in a NY Times Op-Ed: "after two decades in which U.S. foreign policy has been largely dedicated to rescuing Muslims or trying to help free them from tyranny -- in Bosnia, Darfur, Kuwait, Somalia, Lebanon, Kurdistan, post-earthquake Pakistan, post-tsunami Indonesia, Iraq and Afghanistan -- a narrative that says America is dedicated to keeping Muslims down is thriving."

"Muslim extremism: The Narrative" 60 Minutes VIDEO

A former member of a Muslim extremist group tells Lesley Stahl the reason for the increase in home-grown jihadists is an ideology called "the narrative," which states America is at war with Islam. 60 Minutes, Sunday, April 25, 7 p.m. ET/PT


The Narrative is the cocktail of half-truths, propaganda and outright lies about America that have taken hold in the Arab-Muslim world since 9/11. Propagated by jihadist Web sites, mosque preachers, Arab intellectuals, satellite news stations and books -- and tacitly endorsed by some Arab regimes -- this narrative posits that America has declared war on Islam, as part of a grand "American-Crusader-Zionist conspiracy" to keep Muslims down.

"Muslim extremism: The Narrative" 60 Minutes VIDEO

Posted at April 26, 2010 4:33 AM