Friday, September 07, 2007

War on Terror: Spreading Western Values By The Sword


Whenever western governments mention weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Muslims in the same breath, the western media immediately breaks into wild frenzy warning its people that a catastrophic event of epic proportions is about to unfold. Old European fables of Muslims spreading Islam by the sword are reinvented to convey the impression that Muslims are extremely dangerous, highly irresponsible and pay scant regard to human life. Hence the mantra of disarming Muslim countries of WMD has become the rallying cry of the West directed against the Muslim world. Might the animosity of the West towards Islamic societies be something to do with the latter's relative immunity to western capitalist values?Might the animosity of the West towards Islamic societies be something to do with the latter’s relative immunity to western capitalist values?In some cases the arguments are extended to justify the West’s ongoing policy of regime change in Syria, Iran and perhaps Pakistan. However, a close study of Islamic rule in the past contradicts the popular western myth that Muslims are bloodthirsty people anxious to wipe out the rest of mankind in the name of Islam.The same however, cannot be said about the West. The West, armed with its secular doctrine and materialistic world-view proceeded to exploit, plunder and colonise vast populations in order to control resources and maximise wealth.In pursuit of these newfound riches the West succeeded in destroying civilisations such as the Incas, American Indians, Aztecs, and Aborigines. Those who survived colonisation were forcibly converted to Christianity, stripped of their heritage and sold into bondage to western companies. For the indigenous people of Africa, India, Asia, Middle East and others, the promises of freedom quickly evaporated and were replaced by colonial rule. Rather than show remorse towards such atrocities, the West could only gloat at its achievements.Firing sham democracy at Muslim societies, via the barrel of a gun, won't convince them of the good intentions of those who pull the trigger.Firing sham democracy at Muslim societies, via the barrel of a gun, won’t convince them of the good intentions of those who pull the trigger.Technologies such as cannons, pistols, steam engines, machine guns, aeroplanes, mustard gas. etc, only hastened the acquisition of colonies and the exploitation of its people. Resistance offered by the natives towards their colonial masters was met by brute force – often resulting in the destruction of entire communities. When the West was not destroying the natives they were too busy annihilating each other in a desperate bid to cling on to their precious colonies. World Wars I and II are prime examples of the destructive nature of western values.This is a description of the Old World, where countries like England, France, and Germany built empires and accumulated immense wealth on the death and destruction of millions of innocent people. Is the New World (America leading the West) any different today?Take the example of the New World and its relationship with Afghanistan and Iraq. Liberation has become occupation; democracy has given way to colonial rule, devastation is termed as precision bombing and the slaughter of innocent Muslims is described as collateral damage. Meanwhile, American and British oil companies are queuing up to exploit the oil wells of Iraq and transport the energy reserves of the Caspian Sea to Europe via Afghanistan.These pipelines will carry $3-5 trillion in oil and gas from the Caspian Sea basin via Afghanistan, to be sold at huge profits to Asian economies.These pipelines will carry $3-5 trillion in oil and gas from the Caspian Sea basin via Afghanistan, to be sold at huge profits to Asian economies.The Islamic Khilafah in the past never treated mankind in such a barbaric fashion. Neither did the Khilafah spread Islam by force, nor destroy civilisations. When Islam spread to Egypt, many Coptic Christians did not embrace Islam, and today they still number approximately 7 million. Likewise, when India was opened up to Islam, the inhabitants were not coerced into accepting Islam. India today has a population of more than 750 million Hindus.Compare this to extermination of Muslim and Jews in the courts of the Spanish Inquisitors during the much-coveted European renaissance. Those Jews that survived this Spanish holocaust, were warmly welcomed by the Ottoman Caliphate. In Islamic Spain they flourished and became important members of the Islamic society.Today the world has more to fear from the destructive nature of western values than WMD in the hands of Muslims. In the past these values were enforced upon nations either through direct colonial rule or through tyrannical regimes loyal to the West. Presently, the greatest danger-facing mankind is the constant threat of the West imposing its values on the rest of the world through its own WMD.

Blogger Comment:

1- I do not really know what the west wants, unlike the writer of the article who proclaim he knows. I do not think I know. I just do not trust them. They may be very good people with very good intentions, you just have to show me very strong reason to trust them. Even if there is Mahdi today I would not think they are sincere to deal with him or if they would be conspiring against him. I do not hate them but I do not trust them.

2- Thus our best hope as Muslims is to have them convert to Islam. Islam is a simple honest religion. Honesty and transparency are the main virtues of governing.

3- The western civilization is built more on comfort than values. Their comfort is not to fight the Arab or Muslim tyrants but to appease them for oil and political interests. Their comfort is not to listen to a guy like me but to the rich who control the world. This will find the support of the religious leaders who will claim no one will fix the world but Jesus. If he would come today he will be brought to be re-crucified as soon as his decent.

4- That is why my moral utopia project was turned down not because they think I am a crazy guy but because of their comfort. The best comfort for them is to find whoever can be the Mahdi and destroy him in a second. I would not be surprised if they already has the plan ready. I can read people minds even without looking to them. I know well about comfort. The other way is to play him for years repeating his words and planning to keep him until he change or he dies in a traffic accident. They are playing God and he will decide when he will send the Mahdi. Thanks God his name is Muhammad Abd Allah and my name is Maged Taman.

5- The other thing I know is the power of prophecy from the scripture it looks that God will control the end of days and he will be the director he will not be an audience. It is not comforting to his glory to be an audience.

6- I do not think violence will make us achieve our goals. It is our collective engagement as Muslims. We have to forget about any sects let us stand one hand to make it clear to the world that we are not going to be the audience. I felt like a rat in my country not able to stand for the tyrants. There were no other alternative extremists would not attract me but for God sake I would like them to listen to me. No violence, it is not because I am a rat but because I can stand and fight intelligently the good fight. Reagan won great war without firing a shot. I am not the same one like in the old days I have a lot of audience and God listen to my prayers when I call for justice he answer.

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