Thursday, August 10, 2006

Afro-Islamic Gap v. Old Core

"IQ and the Non-Integrating Gap," by Arcane, gnxp, 26 September 2004, http://www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/002790.html.

"The great divide: Pew surveys Muslim public opinion," by Allahpundit, Hot Air, 22 June 2006, http://hotair.com/archives/2006/06/22/the-great-divide-pew-surveys-muslim-public-opinion/ (from Michelle Malkin).

"Air chaos as terror plot foiled," by Michael Holden and and David Clarke, The Standard, 11 August 2006, http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=16&art_id=24845&sid=9270156&con_type=3.

I've previously noted how the Non-Integrating Gap -- those areas that are getting worse as globalization makes the world as a whole a better place -- exports her violence to the Core -- those areas benefiting the most from the global economy, Specifically I outlined how the Gap exported her terror to India and Israel.

Now the United Kingdom has been struck

British police foiled a suspected plot to blow up several aircraft mid-flight between Britain and the United States in what Washington said might have been an attempted al-Qaeda strike.

"We are confident we have disrupted a plan by terrorists to cause untold death and destruction," said London police's Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson Thursday. "Put simply, this was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale."

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Sources said some of those held are British Muslims.

The security alert comes 13 months after four British Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people and injured about 700 on London's transport network.


While the Gap is both African and Islamic

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Red = Gap, Yellow = Seam, Green = Core


A few things should be obvious:

  • The merely "African" portion of the Gap does not export terrorism. Terror -- from India to Israel to England -- is exported by Muslims. Islam is not a race, an ethnicity, or a nationality. It is a religion.

  • As a religion, it exists regardless of social status. During the London Train Bombings, we saw how a Muslim teacher of disabled children was part of the terror plot.

  • As a religion, it exists with little regard for geography. It appears the Muslims to were going to conduct this terror attack were British citizens.


The Global War on Terror, our long war, will be won when the Islamic world is lifted up from the Gap. This is for our benefit -- no more of them exporting disease, plague, war, and terror, and for theirs. The Gap traps human beings in misery, poverty, and ignorance. The borders of the "non-integrating gap" are also very close to the borders of the lowest IQ nations:



Our actions, which are designed to change rulesets of action, thought, and behavior in the Islamic World, are going to invite retaliatory strikes.... even if the host populations of our enemies do not see a connection:



Therefore, we must firewall ourselves off from the terrorism of the Islamic Gap while changing regime rulesets of the Islamic Gap. Or, in simpler English, we are an open society, but we do not have to be an open society for all people at all times. And it may not be the risk.