Douwe Osinga's Blog: Muslim fanaticism

Friday, May 2, 2003

Lately I have been wondering about moslim fanaticism. When you think about it, they aren't really that fanatic. You hear about the thousands of suicide attackers that voluntarily went to Iraq. But there were only two cases of suicide attacks and they might have been not so voluntary after all. It is not that much for a really fanatic religion.

I'll admit that the 9/11 attack was pretty spectacular, but the number of attacks on the US are rather limited. If you compare the fanaticism on display by muslims with what the Nazi's or the Japanese did in World War II, the muslims seem rather soft. Back then they didn't have precision bombing, but the Axis armies got a lot of bombs on them and kept fighting, even when it was completely clear that they didn't stand a chance. Both in Iraq and Afghanistan they so called fanatics ran after a few weeks of bombing. The Serves in Kosovo were a lot harder to beat.

Sure, the muslim fanatics talk big about the Great Satan and how they are going to drive Israel into the ocean, but there is not a lot of action going on. If there was, they would have overthrown more then just the Persian Shah.