Islamic Terrorism, what's thy real name?
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." -- Blaise Pascal, mathematician, 1670
Overwhelming ignorance of the West about the roots of Islamic terrorism, erroneously calling “radicalization”, instead of “Islamization”, due to political correctness (PC) is ruining the prospect of success of the war on terror. Political correctness is, indeed, becoming deadly for the western world! PC is killing western civilization slowly but steadily.
During the Bush years, we heard “evil ideology”, “vicious ideology”, “militancy”, and, occasionally, we heard “Islamic terrorism”; although President Bush used to say due to his PC syndrome: “Islam is a great religion or Islam is peace!” Yet, Bush, at least, said “war on terror” or “war on evil ideology and Islamic militancy” on occasions.
But surprisingly, president Obama, in his incorrect, weak and apologetic notion of tackling deadly Islamic terrorism, has stopped uttering the word ‘terrorism’ to appease Muslim world. His administration started calling it “man-made disaster” and also briefly considered calling Islamic violence ‘terrorism’ an offense and insult to Islam or Muslims. Obama administration, thus, has clearly demonstrated marked weakness and appeasement to jihadi Islamic terrorists, which has also clearly emboldened those terrorists. Hence, we see the latest terrorist incident on Christmas Day has come on the heels of nearly a dozen terrorism probes and alleged plots uncovered in recent months. And, at least one of them, the Fort-hood jihad, has succeeded, causing havoc on Americans. Within the first year of Obama presidency, American mainland has become totally unsafe and vulnerable.
Soon after Fort Hood jihad massacre, the White House reluctantly started calling it militancy, extremism, or insurgency. Lately, White House started using a brand-new terminology for Islamic terrorism, namely “radicalism” or “radicalization”. Still, white house is reluctant to call it “Islamic terrorism” or “war on terror!” Instead, they call it radicalism or radicalization.
What is radicalism?
The question is what is “radicalism” or “radicalization”?
Radicalized by what?
Is it the new ideology or any new form of disease that infects these jihadi Muslims?
Or, is it any new religion?
Let us see what the actual definition of radicalism is. The dictionary meaning of the English word RADICAL is—going to the root or origin, or fundamentals of something like: political ideology, religious ideology, social rules, or economical rules etc.
In fact, the word ‘radical’ is an adjective, which is the modifiers or quantifiers of the nouns, frequently used in English language as comparative and superlative forms. Hence, the word radical is an adjective of something or some ideological system. The word “radical” by itself has no meaning except it is the adjective of something.
Now, the puzzling question is: Why then authorities in western countries largely continue calling the Islamic terrorist phenomenon as “radicalism” or “radicalization”? Should not they be honest and courageous enough to name the “exact ideology”, which radicalizes those individuals? What are they radicalized by? The fact is: All these young jihadi muslims are radicalized by Islamic ideology, or, to say correctly, they are radicalized by the pure or fundamental messages of Islam.
Another wrong and strange terminology the West frequently uses is “extremism”. What does extremism mean by itself? Extremism to what? Nothing?
The West must call it ‘Islamic extremism’ or ‘Religious extremism’, which is the correct way of saying it.
Acting alone or in a group!
It seems that western politicians and media are hell-bent on asking this ridiculous question: “Has he acted alone or in group?”
As if, acting alone is not a problem, or acting in a group is more dangerous! This is silly question at least for Islamic terrorism. Whether terrorists act alone or in a group of 5, 10, or 100, it matters little. Few in number is not important at all. Abdulmutallab of Nigeria alone has shaken the whole earth! Can’t we see that?
After every terror attack, authorities in western countries also scramble for searching a connection to specific terrorist groups or name of the country a terrorist belong to, which is also another unnecessary. Islamic jihadis can have 100s of different names or groups, but they all have the same objective: Destruction of the western civilization. These terrorists, are pure Quranic Muslims (i.e. radicalized by Islam), having strong connection to only one very strong and hateful ideology, namely ‘pure and original Islam’. They are radicalized by the same real and original 7th-century version of puritanical Islam, that was practiced by the Prophet and his followers. It does not matter where they come from, or with which terror group, they are connected. They all are the fanatical followers of real Islam and radicalized by its hateful and violent ideology.
It is true that all Muslims are not terrorists but we must not forget that all terrorists are pure Muslims. One needs to be radicalized by pure Islam only in order to become a deadly terrorist. Fortunately, not all Muslims are radicalized! But many gullible Muslims are also sympathetic to radical Muslims. We must not forget that!
Deception and self-deception!
For long, Muslims in general, and Muslim leaders, Imams, Muslim organizations (like CAIR, ICNA, ISNA etc) in particular, are deceitfully fooling western governments by one constant and simple mantra, which is: Islam is peaceful religion, Islam never advocate terrorism to kill the innocents, or Islam never condone suicide bombings etc.
For long, these Muslim spokespersons are bluffing the west by parroting the same deceitful mantra again and again. But, all these Islamic hypocrites will never dare to challenge/face those jihadis, the so-called radicalized Muslims, and ask why they are doing it! Because, they know very well that radical jihadis are following true Islam, and these apologists are doing hypocrisy only to fool the westerners.
Would the so-called moderate Muslims bring a big street-demonstration chanting strong condemnations against those jihadis? Jihadis will come to behead them for blasphemy and talking against true Islam. I can bet a million dollars on this.
At the same time, western politicians and media are continuously calling it Islamic terrorism just “radicalization”, but would not mention to what, or by what, these young Muslims are radicalized! Therefore, they are clearly engaged in self-deception by their politically correctness. Because of sheer deception from Islamists, and self-deception of westerners, the actual culprit, i.e. to what these young Muslims (all over the world) are radicalized, remains hidden or unexposed. This hidden nameless culprit is none other than the ‘religion of Islam’ itself. These mindless terrorists like that Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Umar farouk Abdulmutalab or all those al-Qaeda jihadi young Muslims all over the world are clearly radicalized by the teachings of nothing but real Islam. Radical Islam means “pure” or “original” Islam. Radical Islam is never a distorted or deviated Islam by any means.
Sources of Terrorists’ motivations and radicalization:
Islamic terrorists kill people by their Islamic fanatical motivations, which always come from the teachings of Islam (Holy Quran). Now, question is: Dose the Quran contain such verses, which can inspires/incites devout Muslims to kill people with impunity?
Answer is: There are plenty of such hate-inciting or -inspiring Quranic verses, which can turn any simple/innocent-minded, but devout, Muslims into a killing monster. In fact, Quran is replete with horrific violence-inciting dictums. The Holy Quran repeatedly promised terrestrial handsome rewards for those, who can kill kaffirs (opponents of Allah and His messenger, namely non-Muslims) and dreadful punishment of hellfire for those Muslims, who would refuse to kill kaffirs. The Quran also incite its followers to sacrifice their lives in order to kill kaffirs in exchange of much better and lucrative life hereafter. In this line, just one Quranic verse (9:111) is most attractive to those jihadis, egger to attain heavenly rearward, including 72 celestial virgins for ceaseless copulation:
Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran. [Quran: 9:111]
In addition, a strong support and explanation to the verse: 9:111 was given by Merciful Allah in following verses:
Quran-4:74: Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory (i.e. killed or be killed) - Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value).
Quran-4:95: Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons (sacrifice both life and wealth) than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.
Quran-3:169: Think not of those who are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord; (Here Allah is saying that those jihadi who dies [commit suicide] is not dead but he will be living with Allah).
Now, I do not believe that anybody would have the slightest doubt that the clear invitations (from Allah) to the ardent fanatical believers in above-mentioned verses can easily convince the blind pukka (pure) Muslims to become a suicidal time-bomb in order to kill infidels/kaffirs in the cause of Allah! The above verses (9:111; 3:169; 4:74; 4:95) clearly order Muslims "to kill and be killed"; that is, Allah is exhorting Muslims to sacrifice their lives (to commit suicide) in an effort to kill the infidels (enemy of Allah) in His cause (Allah's cause). This single verse (9:111) very precisely justifies suicide bombing, the most lethal, terrifying, inhuman and successful weapon the majority of Islamic terrorists are using today to kill Allah's enemies. In the verse, Allah clearly says: He (Allah) purchased life and property of believers in exchange of lustful and unimaginable lucrative heavenly pleasures for those who will die (commit suicide) for the cause (killing kaffirs) of Allah. . It is the perfect example (without any ambiguity) of suicidal method Allah has prescribed for devout Muslims. After this, devout Muslims need no more killing instructions, as a motivation, to kill kaffirs/infidels.
With good reasons, we can sum up that the Islamic God (Allah) is the most dangerous deity having unlimited vengeful, cruel, intolerant, intimidating and war-loving blood thirsty divine entity.
But this is not all! The Quran is loaded with numerous hateful and killing verses ordering its ardent followers to carry out endless killing of infidels/unbelievers until only Muslims remain to inhabit the earth, owned by Islamic Allah.
Making of Islamic jihadi terrorists!
Millions of young ardently devout muslims are continuously radicalized with Islamic teachings (cited above) by Muslim clerics (Imams) in mosques, Islamic schools, and other places throughout the whole world. They are radicalized by the pure and fundamental teachings of Quranic Islam. Actually, they are the real Muslims, Muslims by the book (i.e. Quran). The remaining billion of gullible Muslims, the so-called progressive moderate Muslims (living in the western comfort), are simply Muslims by virtue of their birth. They hardly read and understand anything of the Quran.
The Christmas Day terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is the testament of Islamic radicalization. This young man belonged to a very rich (Multimillionaire) family of Nigeria. Poverty did not touch him at all. But, Islamic teachings and devoutness of pure Islam touched him big-time at a young age (school life in England). He became a monster by his extra fervor in Islamic faith. No other force on earth could make him a monster like this: He tried to detonate a bomb onboard Northwest Airlines flight-523, carrying some totally innocent 290 people, over Detroit, USA.
What could be a better example of Islamic radicalization than this one? Radicalized Muslims have declared open war against the west! West must not forget this for a moment!
Calling spade a spade!
To say only the adjective (radicalized) without the noun (Islam) is incorrect way of talking about a terrorist’s mentality. Westerners should name the noun by which young Muslims are radicalized (to become deadly terrorists)! That noun is ‘Islam’, the name of an ideology and a religion, viciously hateful to non-Muslims.
Knowing the enemy is very crucial!
West is still struggling with the real identity or real face of their greatest enemy ever and erroneously or, to keep maintain Politically Correctness, they just can not name the enemy with clarity. They also perhaps can not understand seriousness of this deadly fanatical enemy! Whether the west cowardly call it a man-made disaster, or erroneously call it—militancy, evil ideology, vicious ideology, extremism, radicals, radicalization, etc, etc; however, it is more than sure that—this enemy is the pure Islamic jihad the historical imperialistic brain-child of Islam. Radical Islam is nothing but the real pure Islam, and radicalized young Muslims are the dedicated soldiers of Allah who are hell-bent to destroy the west in general and America in particular.
Proponents of American ‘political correctness’ do not know that, these Islamic jihadis are fighting from many fronts, in order to subdue American infidels to fulfill their holy wish of converting America into an Islamic nation, establish Islamic sharia (the draconian) law, and to hoist Islamic flag over the White House. I am afraid, super irresponsible political correctness may allow that to happen soon.
How can one cure a body by keeping the cancerous lesion inside the body? Nothing can change this precarious situation created by fanatical jihadi Muslims unless we realize the real problem (read Quran) and take care of it.
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