What Does ISIS Hope to Achieve With Random Violence?


What is ISIS trying to accomplish with their seemingly random murders of non-Muslims like the recent attack in Vienna? This puzzled me for a long time. I know terrorism is supposed to scare people, but for what ultimate purpose? People will be scared for a while, and then normal life will resume. ISIS is not going to conquer Europe by killing a few people. What are they doing? They're obviously investing time and money to plan and carry out these attacks. Why?

The bigger goal, the central Islamic goal is to bring non-Muslims under the rule of Islamic law. That goal is laid out clearly and unmistakably in standard Islamic doctrine. But why does ISIS think that randomly blowing up and shooting infidels will achieve this?

The strategy ISIS and other orthodox Muslims are now following was laid out by by the late Sheikh Abu-Bakr Naji. His big insight was this: It is impossible now to achieve Islam's prime directive the traditional way, which was to invade countries and establish Islamic law by force. This method may have worked fine when non-Muslim countries were unconcerned with things happening in other parts of the world. Back in those days, using the traditional method, Islam successfully established most of the now-existing 56 Muslim countries. But these days non-Muslim countries are too powerful militarily and would stop it. Naji thought the Taliban did a great job setting up a true Islamic state, faithful to Islamic law, but look what happened: The "crusader nations" destroyed it.

Osama bin Laden thought he would make the cowardly infidels succumb to fear with a few very big violent attacks, such as 9/11. But that strategy failed. It only strengthened non-Muslim resolve and triggered a massive retaliation.

So in 2005, Naji proposed a new strategy: He said the way to ultimately accomplish the prime directive is to fight the entire non-Muslim world everywhere at once, and to create an increasing occurrence of ever-more-violent events so non-Muslims everywhere would feel insecure and would eventually live in constant fear of violent death. They would lose trust in their government's ability to protect them. They would become exhausted from insecurity and fear, and would then be willing to embrace Islamic rule just to make the violence stop and to be able to live in some sort of peace.

In an article about the Friday 13th attack in Paris (in 2015), the New York Times quoted a 42 year-old French accountant: "I feel sickened, angry," he said. Coming so soon after the attacks the previous January, he said, "It is starting to be too much." This struck me as an expression of exactly the state of mind Naji was talking about.

In order to accomplish frequent attacks, Naji said Muslims must create bases of operations inside the non-Muslim nations. That means Muslim immigration is necessary, coupled with the Muslims' refusal to integrate into the non-Muslim society, leaving areas of Muslim-only populations (what many have called no-go zones) within non-Muslim countries. This way, terrorism operations could be organized and carried out more effectively.

ISIS and other Islamic groups have embraced this strategy worldwide.

Muslim immigration into non-Muslim countries has increased, especially with the new influx of refugees (created by ISIS). And no-go zones are being created in most non-Muslim countries. The number of violent events is accelerating. We in the West usually only hear about the very large events, but constant random killing of non-Muslims is happening all over the world now, as chronicled by thereligionofpeace.com. A general feeling of insecurity is increasing.

But ultimately, I believe this strategy can only fail. The people in Western nations are not as weak or as easily cowed as we may appear. They are mistaking a reluctance to fight with an unwillingness to defend ourselves — a mistake they will pay dearly for. We are nice people, for the most part, and we bend over backwards to give people the benefit of the doubt, but when we understand what is really happening, we suddenly and completely change our tune. Look what France's response was to its 2015 jihad attacks: They immediately bombed the hell out of ISIS strongholds, closed their borders, arrested 104 suspected jihadis, and are shutting down the orthodox mosques in France.

People in the West are like the little old man being harassed and taunted by the punks in this video. He just wanted them to go away so he could go on about his day, but when he realized they were not going to leave him alone, he knocked them out.

That's why all over Europe (and Canada and Australia) there have been protests against the influx of refugees — partly out of a new understanding of the facts surrounding Muslim immigration — it produces more rapes, more criminal activity, and in the process of trying to create Muslim-only areas, non-Muslims are forced out by constant harassment. The trend is toward a growing resistance to Muslim immigration.

We can look at Flight 93 on 9/11 for a good illustration of how people in the West change their stance from relatively passive to ready to fight. The jihadis on board all the planes that day told their passengers to stay calm, and everything was going to be all right. But the people aboard Flight 93 found out about the other planes. And once they understood what the hijackers' real intentions were, they attacked and stopped the plane from reaching its destination.

Like the people on Flight 93, our fellow non-Muslims may only need accurate information. We need to share with our fellow non-Muslims what ISIS plans on doing. It will create a resolve to thwart them.

The above explanation of Naji's strategy is summarized from an article by Amir Taheri. Read his article here: The Jihadis' Master Plan to Break Us.

Read more about Naji's strategy: The Management of Savagery.


Walter Sieruk 12:05 PM  

As for the question "What dies ISIS hope to achieve with random violence ?" The answer may be that the vicious and murderous jihadist villains who compose the brutal and deadly jihad entity ISIS are actually so irrational, as in insane and wicked that they hope to achieve only what is totality unrealistic if not outright impossible. As the Bible teaches "The hearts of men are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead." Ecclesiastes 9:3. [N.I.V.]

Walter Sieruk 12:26 PM  

That the title of this article poses the question "What does ISIS hope to achieve with random violence ?" Well, there are ideas as the what they hoped to "achieve." Not that the ISIS thugs can really achieve anything they may hoped for with their cruel ,brutal and murderous jihad attacks in the city of Paris ,France. Furthermore, it's wise not be to be naive. For there might had been some jihad-minded Muslims watching that Islamic violence on television who are so warped, sick and lawless minded, because of their religion, that they might had actually liked and had praise for the jihadists of ISIS who were so wicked as to engage in those deadly jihad attacks. Nevertheless, the French police came and did their job in their righteous behavior of resisting and stopping by force those evil doers who were the jihadist of ISIS.The French police had every right to do so .As the Bible teaches in Romans 13:1-4. To such a thing as this, the Bible teaches "Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them." Proverbs 28:4. [N.IV.]

Mark 8:48 PM  

And Hollande after saying France is at War with Isis, on monday, on thursday, said that France will take in the 30,000 'refugees' from 'syria, that they promised to take in. He said it was to continue the french way of life etc etc.

So, three days after shutting the borders, he invites those who will make segregated areas within france, increase muslim terror attack and go deeper into the denial that monday he appeared to make war upon.....

Ben 2:29 AM  

Brig. S.K. Malik exposed the terror tactic in his Pakistani strategy mnanual: "The Quranic Concept Of War"

The quotes I have selected to exhibit to you contain vital clues to terrorism.

Terror is at once a means and an end; the state they desire to impose. Their strong faith makes them impervious to being terrorized. If we would defeat Islam, we must break the Ummah's Iman. No victory is possible without destroying their faith.

Crucial quotes from the Qur'anic Concept of war

Brig. S.K. Malik wrote The Qur'anic Concept of War as a training manual for the army of Pakistan. His analysis will help you to comprehend their strategy. Terror is both a means and an end. This paragraph comes from the bottom of page 59. [Emphasis added.]

Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only
a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into
the opponent's heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be
achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet
and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon
the enemy; it is me decision we wish to impose upon him.

There is one necessary prerequisite for instilling terror: the destruction of our faith. Islam's strong faith shields Muslims from being terrorized. This paragraph comes from page 60. [Emphasis added.]

Terror cannot be struck into the hearts of an army by merely
cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent's
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced by a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy, it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Qur'an has the inherent strength to ward off terror from us and to enable us to strike terror into the enemy. Whatever the form or type of
strategy directed against the enemy, it must, in order to be effective,be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy. A strategy that fails to attain this condition suffers from inherent drawbacks and weaknesses; and should be reviewed and modified. This rule is fully applicable to nuclear as well as conventional wars. It is equally true of the strategy of nuclear deterrence in fashion today. To be credible and effective, the strategy of deterrence must be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy.

Citizen Warrior 1:18 AM  

Someone emailed this comment:

To answer the first question, the answer is so simple. Frighten the
people long enough and they will do whatever the enemy wants. It will
send us broke, which is what is one of their prime objectives, and get
us on our knees. Goebels I think it was who said to frighten the
enemy and they will submit. He knew what he was talking about. This
is similar to the notion of Good German, Bad German. We do it again
with Good Muslim, Bad Muslim. Of course we cannot afford to
distinguish between the two. When do we know when the so called Good
Muslim will become radicalized? It can happen any time. Frighten
them, and they will do what is asked or "Bang" there goes the family.

Davison 8:29 PM  

A lot if bs in this article. For one, far more of the immigrants fleeing Muslim lands are of no ill will towards non-muslims than of ill-will towards non-Muslims. Once in the West, many of them convert to Christianity or cease being religious.

Muslims who immigrate to a Western nation are more likely than are Muslims who remain in Muslim nations to cease being Muslim. The influx of Muslims isn't creating huge numbers of Muslim converts as much as it is creating huge numbers of ex-Myslim apostates. Muslim immigration to the West results in fewer Muslims and not more Muslims. The birth rate of the immigrants declines once in the West. As they attain greater affluence their birth rate declines. The percentage of their children who become adult Muslims is lower than that of Muslims who did not immigrate and remained in their native lands.

What this article ignores is that the violence is being commited by ultraconservative Muslims. The problem isn't as much Islam as it is ultraconservative Muslims. The problem is non-liberal Islam. Or, "anti-liberal" Islam. Itself a response to the ever-increasing secularism and ever-increasing influence of Western progressive liberal culture.

Terrorism is a last ditch desperate response by adherents of an ultraconservative ideology who know that they are losing.

As to motivations of specific individuals who carry out attacks, those motivations are most often as simple as wanting payback for the killing of Muslims by Western militaries or by the Israeli's. The surviving Boston marathon bomber said that their motivation was revenge for the killing of Muslims in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The motivation was political more than it was religious and had absolutely nothing to do with establishing any caliphate or causing Westerners to become so terrorized as to convert to Islam.

Most in the West are absent Faith. One cannot cause the Faithless to lose their Faith. They have no Faith to lose. And as far as the loss of life to terrorism causing Westerners to seek some relief from the terrorism, all that is happening is that we are becoming desensitized to the loss of life and less give a sh!t about the loss of life. We go on about our lives as if nothing happened. Anyone who did not anticipate that happening is naive as to the extent of cynicism of the modern world. What terrorists fail to realize is that we really don't much care if they kill fellow Westerners. And to the extent that any of us do lose sleep over the deaths resulting from terrorism ( I personally do not ) it only makes us more anti-Islam and gives religion a black eye.

Religious terrorism promotes secularism. It encourages non-religion.

Citizen Warrior 10:37 PM  


You have an awful lot of statements here, presented as facts but with no support. Have immigrants been tested for their level of ill will? Not that I know of. Once in the West, many of them convert to Christianity or become non-religious? I seriously doubt it, and even if it was true, what is "many?" And what of the rest of them?

I could go sentence by sentence through your whole comment and question each one. But all stated like fact.

Unknown 1:13 AM  

Hope they do, hope they kill thousands of Western people, hope they kill thousands of children, women in the Western World
The problem is not these muslims, the problem is our " progressive political correct appeasers " politicians who call every Western Nationalist; Racist, bigot, fascist, right wing extremists. They are the real enemy; if you talk to them and ask what they know about the koran, islam or its background they have no clue, I have a few socialists in my family they are a prime example.
Islam is not a " religion ", its a cult producing: hate, death, destruction and stupidity. It has been the parasite of the planet for the last 1420 years not adding anything. We need to ban islam and its followers of every Western Nation.

Anonymous 8:24 PM  

I sincerely hope you are correct in assuming that westerners will fight back but i personally doubt it. Today's young people are being made clueless by our education system; political correctness is robbing them of their sense of preservation and survival. They are the ones standing with placards proclaiming "Refugees welcome". I cannot think of anything more stupid than inviting people into your country whose stated goal is to enslave you. India has suffered the most from islamists for as many centuries as islam has been in this world. Millions of lives have been lost because of islam. Once islam takes root in a nation, it does not let go. Take a look at world history if you disbelieve this statement. Afghanistan was Buddhist, Pakistan and Bangladesh were Hindu countries and this is just in the recent past.

Walter Sieruk 10:29 AM  

That article mentioned that Friday 13, 2015 Paris jihad attack on November 13, 2015, is because of those jihad-minded Muslim males who are so extremely deluded and irrational because they really believed in the nonsensical, strange and far –fetched doctrine contained in the Quran of sex-filled paradise with black eye- houris, virgins, in it for the male Muslim who dies as a “martyr” for the cause of Islam fighting in the jihad. As, this bizarre Islamic doctrine of a houris -filled place is found in the Koran in, for example, 4:54. 55:56. 78:31. So this odd and outlandish Koranic doctrine inspired many young Muslims males to commit many horrendous, ruthless, heartless and murderous actions of jihad violence.

Those vicious jihadists’ massacres that occurred in Paris was most wicked and hideous. That extreme deadly evil caused by those jihadist/Muslims with their firm but blind unquestioning belief in the weird and false doctrine from the Koran of such a houris, filled paradise that had the outcome of mass murder and chaos in the city of Paris. This is a strong reminder of the wise statement written by the French philosopher, Voltaire, who wrote “As long as men continue to believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.”

Walter Sieruk 10:38 AM  

This article gave information about those heroes of United 93 banded together to fight the Jihadists and foiled their evil scheme by preventing more death and destruction in Washington D.C. The heroes united in a band or cord against those Islamic evildoers. The above is a reflection of Ecclesiastes 4: 12. This reads “Though one may be over-powered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken..”

Finally, all these jihadists will have a harsh awakening after they die; they will find out that they were lied to about the 72 virgins in a paradise. That is just one of many “cleverly invented stories” of men Second Peter 1:16. Instead of the virgins they will find themselves in hell with no hope.

Walter Sieruk 7:30 PM  

Dangerous ,vicious with murderous intentions . This is kind of jihad-minded Muslims who would join the Islamic “state.”

It’s long been said that “Any intelligent person can see the true nature of any organization by the type of characters who join it. ”

This statement is never more obviously true than when it comes to observing the violent ,malicious and deadly men who join ISIS.

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