Al-Arabiyya TV Director-General: “Why Do Islamist Extremists Who Incite Against the West Insist on Living There?”
“The common denominator shared by Abu Qatada, currently under arrest in Britain, Osama Nasser, who was kidnapped in Rome, and Omar Bakri, who fled from London, is that all of them want to live in the West, rather than in their native Islamic countries.
We have never heard of these extremists wanting to immigrate to Somalia or Pakistan, or wanting to return to their countries of origin. This, despite all their sermons and writings about religious duty and love of the homeland, and despite the fact that they characterize others as ‘infidels,’ to the extent that some extremists even call to fight these infidels.
Instead of demanding that the Arab [countries] mend their legal and security deficiencies, they ask the [Western] countries that have thrown out these extremists to spare them and to tolerate the ideological damage that they inflict upon their societies.”
Probably the same reason anti-capitalist protestors grab a double tall non-fat, sugar free vanilla latte from Starbucks on their way to the march or why liberals show up to global warming conferences in SUVs and protest environmentally-friendly windfarms. Protesting against the evils of the West is easy… Giving up the luxuries provided therefrom, not so much.
Jihad as I say, not as I do.