Hi Everyone, Please read this article in the Wall Street Journal. It’s by Maajid Nawaz, a young man who was once an extremist. He de-radicalized himself through an unusual series of events which included being jailed in Egypt, and freed by Amnesty International. He offers in the article valuable insights into the Islamic extremist mindset, how they gain their successes, and options of how best … Continue reading How to Beat Islamic State
I remember once reading a very good article from a well respected combatives instructor from the UK. He was making the point that experienced criminals often use distraction to enable them to very effectively and violently assault their chosen victim. He was making the point that we thus need to train ourselves to avoid falling prey to such distraction, and so increase our chances … Continue reading Trumping Distractions in order to Deal with Violence
Hi All, In Verbal Defense & Influence (VDI), we speak about the importance of the social contract of a group of people, whether this group is a family, an organization, or even a nation. When I study social contracts, what becomes evident is that, in nations, social contracts are overturned, sometimes by necessity, to save lives and to improve the quality of everyone’s life. ISIS is … Continue reading Sufism (The Good Guys): An Antidote to ISIS?