Today the light bulb turned on above my head and a new idea entered. Only God knows where this came from or why, but here it is for what it is worth. Most of us know that pit bulls are a strange breed of dog that have a terrible reputation for being aggressive. How, I wondered do they get this way and what provokes them? An instant later the same idea morphed toward Muslims. How do these people suddenly become violent radicals?
In the case of the pit bull there are experts who studied the problem and listed the reasons for the dog’s behavior. First let me support this premise by citing a statistic: From 2003 to 2015, or over 8 years, there have been on average of 22 deaths per year from pit bull attacks. One estimate puts the pit bull population in the USA at 5.3 million. That makes 22 deaths per year an awfully small percentage, and the pit bull supporters are quick to spell out that Rottweilers have higher percentage of kills than the pit bull.
Here are ten reasons why pit bulls have problems:
- poor breeding
- medical problems
- lack of socialization
- pack oriented
- predatory instincts
- mood state
- social agression
- lack of training.
I then dug into the reasons why Muslims radicalize and here are some of the reasons they do:
- they don’t have parents
- damaged psyche
It might be just me but there is a line of similarity between the two. In the case of the muslims the ISIS recruiter plays on these weaknesses. In the case of the pit bull the owner uses the traits to make the dog ferocious.
These are all interesting facts and I enjoyed reading about them, but I don’t want to pretend to be an expert on either. My point is that there are a lot of Muslims in the world as there are pit bulls. For too many reasons both can trigger to become violent. The question is how do we determine which is the one?
In the case of the pit bull, most of the triggers are owner induced like poor training, health, abuse, training. In the case of the Muslim it is also human induced. A lack of parents? Trauma? Demoralization? Damaged psyche? Who are these humans? My guess is they are Muslims, parents, relatives, and Muslim society. Where else do these people grow up? Where else do they get demoralized? Who damages a psyche, but a parent, caretaker, friend, imam, or teacher?
Since most Muslims grow up in Muslim communities the seeds of radicalization are sowed by the peace loving souls who live there.
What is the best way to control radicalization? First control the muslims entering the country. Limit immigration to those who are non-muslim. This is not a violation of the First Amendment since Islam is not a religion it is a political ideology. Second, shut down all mosques within the USA. These are not the equal of churches. They promote the over throw of the government by teaching hate for all non-muslims. We have laws prohibiting discrimination. The government has spent millions prosecuting people who discriminate against race, and hate speech. Mosques are promoters of religious discrimination and use hate speech as their vehicle. Muslims violate our First Amendment rights of freedom of religion by persecuting non-muslims, and they deprive us of our civil rights by discriminating against us, and as such must be prosecuted for doing so.