Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TMI (Too Much Information, Too Much Islam)

A Jihad Watch reader recently remarked in a comments field:

“I don’t know if one exists but some central database should be created highlighting the most important and most damaging truths about islam.”

The answer is no:  A central database on the Problem of Islam does not exist.

A central database is the single most important weapon in this war of ideas phase of this war we are in.

The war of ideas in turn is the most important theater of this war. The primary object of this theater is not Islam or Muslims (unless one indulges in the fantasy that a critical mass of Muslims will “reform” to save us from the problem their Islam is causing us) -- the primary object of our war of ideas is our fellow Westerners, the vast majority of whom remain stuck in the Politically Correct Multi-Culturalist (PC MC) paradigm about this issue.

The war of ideas needs a central database, an Anti-Islam Manual -- call it “AIM” -- which would be, in effect, a digital app.

This central database should fit the following criteria:

1) It should be the “Bible” of the Counter-Jihad -- it should be the main and only source for all information the Counter-Jihad needs to empower all of us civilians, deputized with this app, to fight in the various “battle spaces” of the war of ideas theater.

2) The information available in this app should be streamlined, yet thorough, and well organized into all the subtopics the problem entails.

Perhaps the main problem of the so-called Counter-Jihad has been the problem of “TMI”. The problem is not that we don’t have enough information about Islam; the problem is that we have too much information, and this excess of information is ill-organized, with varying degrees of quality in terms of respectable citations for claims made -- and riddled with complex overlaps of redundancy that make the eyes of the audience glaze over.

Ironically, just in articulating this important facet of the problem as succinctly as I can, I likely have caused my readers' eyes to glaze over.

Over 15 years after 911, and the Counter-Jihad still doesn’t have something like this. Unacceptable.

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