Ever mindful that the confrontation between the West and radical Islam includes more than the problem of terrorism, the Middle East Forum presents “Islamist Watch.”
Islamist Watch asserts that nonviolent radical Islam is more likely to alter the makeup of Western society over time than is terrorism. For while it is relatively easy to mobilize public opinion against terrorist groups, no institutions exist to counter the demands of non-violent extremists. Lawful Islamists lobby for legislation, influence curriculum and media content, advancing their agenda patiently, through non-violent means, bringing about fundamental changes in society. They also use “lawfare” (aggressive legal maneuvers) to close down academic, media, and political critics.
“Lawfare” is something Mark Steyn knows about.