A Tiny Minority of Extremists
We are constantly told in the West by our politicians, academics and even many of our counter-terrorism officials that the number of Islamist extremists around the world who are willing to kill for their deranged beliefs represents a tiny minority.
If that is the case, how is it possible for a flash mob of thousands of Pakistanis to descend upon a police station, wound several officers and finally torture and burn a man to death for the "crime" of ripping pages from a Koran? Were all of the members of this tiny minority inconveniently hanging out in a six-block radius?
(How many in that mob will face justice? Zero is a good guess.)
There are 174 million people in Pakistan. Technically, the mob represented a "tiny minority." Much good it did to the man who was tortured to death.
Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist