Orientalism: A matter of national security [An entry from July 2021]
With the terms of art and doctrinal background, it is not hard to find detailed information about these organizations. Our leaders cannot or will not admit it. The only mention I've seen was in committee on Parliament, and by an individual who had already been retired from CSIS. He stated a key fact: specificity on the language of our enemy is a pre-requisite to forming effective countermeasures.
Bill Warner is probably the best resource on ideologically specific information. Stephen Coughlin approaches the topic from defense intelligence construction, also stressing that the element of knowing the doctrines and history are a matter of public moment. But for its application in Canada, much is unchanged in Jihad. Same old tiger, same old stripes.
S.K. Malik, "Reliance of the Traveller", Raymond Ibraham, Richard Spencer, all provide "milestones" the "bridges" where interfaith influence operations can be seen in action. It's not hard to find the organizational connections between "conservative" Muslims and active terrorist organizations. Once you know the terms of art and the objectives, it's trivial. Mohammed was nothing if not unambiguous on the eschatology of Islam.
Recognizing useful idiots on the subject of Islam: Their words will not trace both the esoteric and the facile meanings of the words simultaneously. Islam means the peace of total subjugation. Any other construction is A)incoherent or B)instrumental. The practical distinction between liar and fool narrows as the officeholder becomes more powerful.
Ignorance of Islam is resolute in Canada. The Polish mental band MGLA calls it the "style of total denial." I'm somewhat apprehensive at the public absence of orientalists, of Europeans who can understand these foreigners on their own terms. As I said, specific intelligence is impossible to come by without identifying the opponent.