See, any pushback, any resistance to the jihad threat is taken by Islamic jihadis as a new provocation. They will throw it up at those who are resisting as being the cause of more jihad: Because you have executed our man, or Because you want to limit Muslim immigration, or Because you have bombed our training camps, or what have you, we will rain down death upon you.
The fact is, however, that they wish to rain down death upon us no matter what we do. They want to do this because it is a Qur’anic imperative to wage war against unbelievers, and not just those unbelievers who resist jihad attacks or commit various “provocations.” The establishment propaganda media, however, and much of the political establishment in the U.S. has internalized the idea that various things we do provoke the jihadis — Trump’s rhetoric, the proposed immigration ban, drawing cartoons of Muhammad, etc. — and if we just stop doing them, all will be well.
These groups don’t realize, or don’t care to admit, that if we do actually curtail our behavior to suit Muslim sensibilities, the jihadis will not be pacified, but emboldened at the sight of what they will see as our weakness. To change our behavior to suit them will only make them more aggressive and demanding — and lethal.
“ISIS Promises Egypt ‘a Volcano of Jihad’ after Execution of a Jihadist,” by Peter Mulvany, Middle East Confidential, December 16, 2016:
The Islamic State group vowed to trigger “a volcano of jihad” in Egypt following the execution Thursday of Abel Habara, leader of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, for his role in several deadly attacks.
Egyptian authorities on Thursday executed the 40-year old jihadist, convicted of involvement in a 2013 gun attack on police in Rafah, in the Sinai Peninsula, that killed at least 25 soldiers, state media reported.
Adel Habara, whose death warrant was ratified by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday night, was hanged in a Cairo prison days after a court upheld his death sentence.
Even before the execution, ISIS had warned of the consequences if the death penalty was implemented.
According to Reuters, an account of ISIS on the Telegram, a secure messaging platform, issued a threat “to the tyrant Sisi” to stop the execution because “by God, you will have ignited a volcano of jihad” if you dare….