Omar al-Hussein, the Danish jihadist who shot and killed two people at a free speech conference and a synagogue in Copenhagen, got a write up in The New York Times yesterday. The headline reads:
The article, co-written by Andrew Higgins and Melissa Eddy, begins by quoting a Danish sociologist named Aydin Soei who had met Hussein while studying Danish inner cities in 2008 which eventually led to a book called Angry Young Men:
As the authorities across Europe try to figure out how radical Islam turns a tiny but dangerous minority of young Muslims into terrorists, Mr. Soei, the sociologist, said that Mr. Hussein, 22, was an exemplar of a phenomenon of Europe’s urban neighborhoods, not a product of the teachings of the Quran or their distortions by militant preachers.
“This wasn’t an intellectual Islamist with a long beard,” Mr. Soei said. “This was a loser man from the ghetto who is very, very angry at Danish society.”
But the 19th paragraph of the article reveals something kind of germane:
The Danish newspaper Berlingske reported Monday that, while in prison, Mr. Hussein spoke openly about his wish to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State. His remarks, the paper said, led the prison service to put his name on a list among 39 others radicalized in Danish prisons. The prison service declined to comment.
And since Hussein couldn’t go to Syria to fight with ISIS, he brought ISIS to Copenhagen. I suppose the New York Times thinks Lars Vilk and the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen were just random targets of Hussein’s anger.
Omar al-Hussein might have been a product of the streets of Copenhagen, but he is also a product of the prison system where many a jihadist is born with their anger now directed at those deemed to be infidels. There’s nothing about Hussein’s anger that’s loosely tied to Islam. It’s all about Islam.
As for New York Times reporters Higgins & Eddy, I’m surprised the Obama Administration hasn’t offered them jobs.
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