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This was a case of Islamic terrorism. Senator Lindsey Graham said so. But the truth may be more complicated than that. As I argued after the Boston bombing: Some of these were committed by Christians, some by Muslims, and some by those with no particular religious affiliation at all. In almost all cases, though, these have been instances where lonely, alienated individuals have raged against a society that they thought had abandoned them.
These lone wolf events are different from other instances in recent years where organized radical religious groups such as the Christian militia or Muslim jihadi organizations have plotted attacks and recruited participants to be involved in them.
In the lone wolf cases, religious ideas, when they appeared at all, were more of an excuse than a reason for the violence. Though at least one of the brothers may at one time had ties to the Yemeni al Qaeda, there is no evidence that they were sent by some higher authority in the organization to commit this crime.
The brothers Kouachi were hardly saints.
In fact, they were scarcely religious. They were raised in a secular household and their youth was filled with petty theft and brawls.
Neither held a solid job, though Cherif occasionally delivered pizzas. The lure of the jihadi ideology seemed primarily to be the call to warfare, coupled with a sense of bringing honor to their communities and to themselves, a dishonor they had earned through their vagabond lifestyles.
They simply wanted to join a fight. It is true, however, that the target of their angry, vicious attack was related to religion, since the enemies in their military assault were satirists who had portrayed the Prophet Mohammad in cartoons.
This is the kind of insult to religion that would offend all Muslims, not just the angry ones like the Kouachi brothers. These images demean a whole race or culture, in the case of Muslims. Algerian Muslims in France already feel demeaned, and for many the cartoons were the last straw.
It enraged many Catholic Christians at the time—just as the recent musical, The Book of Mormon, infuriated many Mormons.
Neither did any other Muslim except the Kouachi brothers. This brings us back to the idiosyncratic nature of this terrorist act. It was not Muslims in general who attacked the Paris office, it was these guys. Hence no amount of thundering about Islam or Islamic radical ideology in general explains why these particular people did what they did.
If they were not commanded by some radical organization to undertake the attack, then the relevant questions are why the Kouachi brothers were angry about the society around them, and why they used a religious pretext related to a religious issue the cartoon portrayals of the Prophet as a cover for their rage?
This raises an issue that George Packer, in his New Yorker essay, specifically said that we should ignore: Moreover, there is a prevailing radical Islamic ideology that presents an image of cosmic war between Islam and secular society that allows these individual angry frustrations to be vented.
For the deadbeat, dead-end Kouachi brothers, the notion of being a part of a great jihadi battle may have seemed appealing for many reasons.In courtly love, the sinner (against the laws of love) asks the mother of the love god, Cupid's mother Venus, to intercede on his behalf with Cupid or Eros, who is the god of love.
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