[Cc'ed T., T., T., D., and A.]
As I read this article and this passage:
Yet al-Qaeda has weathered such setbacks before. When US-led attacks destroyed much of what existed on September 11, 2001 of its core command, it was not long before scores of self-radicalised terrorist cells had sprung up in the west. Jonathan Evans, director-general of MI5, Britain's domestic intelligence service, said in November that his agency knew of 2,000 people involved in terrorism and suspected there were many more.
I could not help but think of the occasions on which the Gadianton robbers were crushed by the Lamanites and righteous Nephites, only to have their practices eventually revived by corrupt Nephites seeking for power. This dispensation is different in that righteousness will finally prevail, but I'm still attentive to the growth of secret societies in the West.
"The presentation or 'gift' of the Holy Ghost simply confers upon a man the right to receive at any time, when he is worthy of it and desires it, the power and light of truth of the Holy Ghost, although he may often be left to his own spirit and judgment." --Joseph F. Smith (manual, p. 69)
Be pretty if you are,
Be witty if you can,
But be cheerful if it kills you.