Our Secret Weapon In the War with IS: Racism

Our Secret Weapon In the War with IS: Racism

Racism isn’t something non colored people do to colored people. Racism is rife amongst all peoples of the world for very simple reasons: we all have the same primate brain

Imagine you are a pre homo sapiens primate on a walk about and you encounter an entity that doesn’t look like you, is it seems capable of attacking you, then you think twice before walking up to it and giving it a kiss.

This ingrained self protective survival method, be wary of strangers, is what lies at the base of racism. All what the intellect of homo sapiens added to this hardwired instinct is a rationale why to be wary.

Depending on the level of sophistication some people can easily overcome this instinct, most can’t. In any case murderous savages such as those in the various Islamic death cults for sure can’t.

Long before ISIS militants beheaded Christians on a Libyan beach last week, Nigeria’s Boko Haram was carrying out similar atrocities 1,500 miles to the south. Now that ISIS is operating in northern Africa, will the Syria-based organization join forces with the continent’s largest Islamist terror group?

Maybe not, say U.S. intelligence officials, and they suggest one obstacle is racism.

“The Arab world is incredibly racist,” explained a U.S. intelligence official. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

ISIS may show “affinity” with Boko Haram, said the official, “but they stop short of allegiance.” Moreover, said the official, while Boko Haram has in the past year released videos to show “affiliation” with groups like ISIS, there’s no evidence of either group sending members to fight with the other. And while Boko Haram has praised ISIS, and shown the ISIS flag in videos, ISIS has not reciprocated.

“There are still questions of the ISIS view of Boko Haram and Nigeria,” said the official. “But Boko Haram does not operate in sync with ISIS. The caliphates are separate.” There was concern last October when Boko Haram declared its caliphate that the two might team up, but there’s no indication that’s happening, said the official.

NBCnews

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