15 November, 2019

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Focussing On Just ‘Jihadism’; Missing The Woods For The Trees

By Lukman Harees

Lukman Harees

Lukman Harees

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Krishnamurti, the philosopher

The Paris massacre was certainly a shocking tragedy. However, it should not be turned into an act of war. For , it is being repeatedly stressed that the potency of terror lies not in the act but in the aftermath. The act is death and destruction, horrendous in itself. The response is what gives it political traction. All what ISIS wants the world is to go berserk, declare emergencies, tear up freedoms, persecute moderate Muslims and bomb Muslim cities. By capitulating to these desires, the west has vastly increased the power of the terror – and the likelihood of imitation. Sure words of wisdom, aren’t they?

Robert Frisk , in the Independent UK, underlines the true intentions of this murderous outfit , posing off as Islamic State : He says in an incisive article: ‘What Isis intends to do is to persuade us to destroy ourselves. Isis wants us to hate our Muslim minorities. It wants civil war in France between the elite and its disenfranchised Muslims, most of them of Algerian origin. It wants the Belgians to hate their Muslims. It wants us Brits to hate our Muslims. Isis must have been outraged by the thousands of fine Europeans who welcomed with love the million Muslim refugees who reached Germany. The Muslims should have been heading towards the new Caliphate – not running away from it. So now it wishes to turn us against the refugees… To achieve this, it must implicate hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslim refugees in its atrocities. It must force our EU nations to introduce States of Emergency, suspend civil liberties, raid the homes of Muslims’.

From another different viewpoint, although the Paris attacks have been described as a representation of an “escalation” in the fight between western civilization and Jihadists by Western leaders, there are many who also argue that those attacks appear to have all the hallmarks of another false flag operation by Western powers to secure their strategic interests in the ME region. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a prominent American journalist says; ‘The Western media has avoided many interesting aspects of the Paris attacks. For example, what did the directors of the CIA and French intelligence discuss at their meeting a few days prior to the Paris attacks. Why were fake passports used to identify attackers? Why did the attacks occur on the same day as a multi-site simulation of a terrorist attack involving first responders, police, emergency services and medical personnel? Why has there been no media investigation of the report that French police were blinded by a sophisticated cyber attack on their mobile data tracking system? Does anyone really believe that ISIL has such capability?. The Western media serves merely as an amplifier of the government’s propaganda. Even the non-Western media follows this pattern because of the titillating effect. It is a good story for the media, and it requires no effort

He asks pertinent questions: ‘ISIL is discovering that it is an independent power and is substituting an agenda of its own for Washington’s, but ISIL still appears to be at least partially dependent on support, active or passive, from Washington. ISIL is a new group that suddenly appeared. ISIL is portrayed as barbaric knife-wielding fanatics from medieval times. How did such a group so quickly acquire such extensive global capability as to blow a Russian airliner out of Egyptian skies, conduct bombings in Lebanon and Turkey, outwit French intelligence and conduct successful multi-prong attacks in Paris? How come ISIL never attacks Israel?’. Few years before, in the midst of the Syrian civil war, foreign powers were falling all over themselves to fund and arm ISIS, the Nusra Front and Al-Qaeda offshoots. The Gulf States led the charge. Saudi power-prince Bandar ibn Sultan, who was its intelligence chief at the time, provided the radical Sunni fighters with hundreds of millions, if not billions.

‘The only benefactor of the Paris attack is therefore’, he says , ‘the Western political establishment and Washington’s goal of unseating Assad in Syria. The Paris attack has removed the threat to the French, German, and British political establishments from the National Front, Pegida, and the UK Independence Party. The Paris attack has removed the threat to the US political establishment from Trump and Sanders. The Paris attack has advanced Washington’s goal of removing Assad from power’.

The world does not anyway work the way we have been led to believe – by our mainstream media, by our politicians, by our corporations, by our financial institutions, by our military, by our schools. We are bombarded daily with so much misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, half-truths, and outright lies, that it takes a persistent individual to sort through the fog of information to find the truth.

In this context, it is therefore important that we need to realize that there is much credible evidence to suggest that murderous ISIS is a politico-military project of those mighty powers with vested interests in the ME Region and has no serious interests in creating the so-called sacred ‘Islamic Caliphate’, as the world has been made to believe. As to the ‘Islamic’character of these so-called ‘Islamic’ soldiers , I will leave it to the better judgement of the readers. In 2008, a classified briefing note on radicalisation, prepared by MI5′s behavioural science unit, was leaked to the Guardian. It revealed that, “far from being religious zealots, a large number of those involved in terrorism do not practise their faith regularly. Many lack religious literacy and could be regarded as religious novices.”. The “master-mind” of the Paris massacre Abdelhamid Abaaoud, for example was seen drinking whisky and smoking cannabis in Saint-Denis after the attack. And Europe’s first female suicide bomber had a reputation for “drinking, smoking, and having lots of boyfriends”. The two brothers also involved, Salah and Brahim Abdesalam, were petty thieves who owned and managed a bar. It is no secret that these behaviours are hardly Islamic.

In dealing with this ISIS problem , it is therefore important to consider the basis for their creation in the first place and also weigh all options , before embarking on any bobbing adventure to bomb Syria. When it was slaughtering Arabs , Kurds and Shias, and sweeping across hundreds of miles of Iraqi desert, West paid little heed. a force that must be exterminated. ISIS only became Satan himself when it initially killed 3 Westerners and now engaging in killing within its; own frontiers. Already PM Cameron is attempting to make Britain intervene militarily in Syria, and in support thereof, relates fantasy tales like ’70,000 strong moderate fighters deployed in Syria will take over when ISIS is bombed out’. A similar pantomime was staged by Blair on WMD in Iraq. Didn’t he? And we believed him and the world has been repenting ever since.

It was pertinent to note Jeremy Corbyn, UK Labour Leader, one of the very few pragmatic political leaders in Europe talking sense , rightly said ‘Past interventions had “unleashed” terrorist forces, making the current situation one “we have created”. .Military action should only be used as an absolute last resort. Trying to achieve a political settlement in Syria and cutting off Isis funding, oil trading and weapons supply should be the priority’, Now , for being frank and pragmatic, the Western media and Blairites in the Labour Party have been employing all available Media and other gimmicks to gun him down politically.

As the Syrian community representatives in the UK made clear: We want more than anyone to be freed of ISIL and so we welcome international commitment to rid the world of this disease. But selectively bombing ISIL from the air will not win the support of those on the ground who want to defeat it … The only way to defeat ISIL is by stopping the Assad regime’s indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, including areas controlled by moderate rebel groups. Once this happens, Syrians will be freed up to drive out ISIL themselves, as they have proved themselves capable of doing. Air strikes against ISIS are to be opposed because ISIL wants to persuade Syrians that countries like the UK are turning a blind eye to the horrors of the Assad regime and are instead choosing to attack them because this is a wider clash of civilisations. Bombing ISIL while ignoring the much greater violence of the Assad regime would feed this narrative.

We therefore need to listen to what Syrians are actually saying. If ISIS has to be defeated, it is important to work with the Syrian opposition and that will mean confronting some of the issues which have been ignored during the past years. As the conflict resolution organisation, the International Crisis Group, states: The U.S. finds it much easier, politically and militarily, to focus on “degrading” IS rather than on seriously pursuing its other stated goal of achieving a transition from the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The problem, however, is that the former is practically impossible without the latter, for two reasons: First, Assad’s dependence upon brutal collective punishment tactics and sectarian militias is a key factor driving radicalisation in Syria, and thus jihadi recruitment. Second, taking and holding significant territory from IS requires credible local ground forces – in Sunni Arab areas, that means Sunni Arab forces. There are plenty of anti-IS rebel groups up to the job, but they cannot afford to dedicate sufficient resources toward IS so long as the regime is killing them and their families in far higher numbers, and most will not focus on IS exclusively unless they see Assad on his way out the door. We must not forget that the murderous Assad regime has killed more Syrians than ISIS and more Syrian refugees are seeking asylum in other countries running away from Assad more than from ISIS.

Middle Eastern oil has enchanted global powers and global capital since the early twentieth century. Its allure has been particularly powerful for the United States. Over the course of the twentieth century, preserving the security not just of Saudi Arabia but of the entire Persian Gulf region and the flow of Middle Eastern oil were among the United States’ chief political-economic concerns. But as The Journal of American History (Vol 99) ,Toby Craig Jones says, ‘‘The increasing willingness of the United States to use force and violence to shore up the flow of oil to global markets has not been a sign of American strength but rather of its limits’. Sadly however, US and their Western allies are still failing to realize the emerging realities – the emerging strength of the weak and the weakness of the strong. There is no hegemony in the multipolar, borderless world

When all these dramatics have been unfolding in the world arena, we hear less of the main party which should have been in the forefront in taking control of the situation without allowing the Western superpowers to have a ‘free-for-all’. The UN. They failed the world in many crisis situations – The illegal US/UK Invasion of Iraq, Ruwandan Crisis, even during the last phases of the War Against the Tigers in Sri Lanka and now their apathy and abdication of their role in this Syrian /ISIS crisis. The sad result was that the superpowers –US, EU and Russia are fishing in troubled waters, making the world worse by the day. Thus, the earlier the UN assumes its expected role in conflict resolution, the superpowers realize the ground reality- ‘the emerging strength of the weak and the weakness of the strong’ and stop playing dirty power games in the vulnerable regions of the world and the world realizes that global politics is too important to be left in the hands of few mighty powers, the better for ensuring a peaceful world . Haste and Macho rhetoric and chasing after just ‘Jihadism’ as THE ONLY and MAJOR CAUSE will lead us nowhere and certainly NOT the recipe for world peace at all.

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    Well, the Western injustices in the Middle East against Moslems were significant.

    Implanting Zionists in Palastine by the British and creation of Israel. The fallout from this still persists.

    Expulsion of Shah of Iran by USA and appointing a puppet in place probably gave rise to Shia extremism later.

    Sunni/Wahabi extremism seems to have risen on its own accord from Petro dollars of Saudi.

    The Islam Caliphate is a reality. Although it will have ongoing problems with the west seek to destabalise and destroy. So it will never be at peace.

    I do not know where it will end but suffice to say its mostly Moslems who suffer as a result.

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      Islamic Schools of Thought are a guide to follow Islam for Muslims. All Schools of Thought had only a perspective or an interpretation according to their understanding. Long after the Death of these Scholars; some of the followers created their own version with their political masters. Some of these groups have strayed away completely from the Core Values of Islam. While some others who identify themselves by any other than Muslim, will be representing these political entities and their leaders interest to control wealth and power. Some of these leaders will tie up with the Devil to benefit from this world. Muslims have a specific purpose in Life on earth. Most of them know it and pursue to the best of their ability.

      Those who follow the true Message of Islam are known as MUSLIMS. Wahabi, Sufi, Salafi and some other labels are misnomers. In the Islamic history labels have created disunity and chaos. The enemies of Islam take advantage of this weakness.

      For example the label Wahabi:-

      Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made every effort to purify Islam by returning Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as exemplified by the Salaf (Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) First and Second Generation in Arabia) and rejecting what was regarded as corruptions introduced by Bid’ah (Innovation of new practices) and Shirk (Attributing Partners). Although all Muslims pray to one God, Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab was keen on emphasising that no intercession with God was possible without Allah’s permission, which Allah only grants to whom He wills and only to benefit those whom He wills, certainly not the ones who invoke anything or anyone except Him, as these would never be forgiven.

      And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me. (The Noble Quran 22:52) But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each sect rejoicing in its tenets. (The Noble Quran 22:53) So leave them in their error till a time. (The Noble Quran 22:54)

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        Maghribi

        “Some of these leaders will tie up with the Devil to benefit from this world.”

        Wahhabi Saudi Arabia who follow the Devil, Inblis. They give punishment not prescribed in the Quran. They appoint themselves Kings.

        “Wahabi, Sufi, Salafi and some other labels are misnomers.” They are Iblisis, Devil Followers. They kill other Muslims such as Shia, non-Wahhabis calling then Kuffar, Apostates,

        Stoning to Death: A Violation of the Qur’an

        This is a chapter We have sent down and made obligatory. We have sent down clear revelations in it so that you may take heed: flog the male and the female adulterers and fornicators (الزانية والزاني) one hundred times. Do not let compassion for them keep you from carrying out Allah’s law if you believe in Allah and the Last Day – and ensure a group of believers witnesses the punishment.” (Qur’an 24:2)

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          Stupidity / ignorance is a self inflicted disorder infects and poisons a morbid condition, specially when one is intoxicated with propaganda by the enemies of Islam.

          There are two kinds of people in the world. The good and the evil. The Noble Quran addresses both and identifies both and gives us the choice to choose. The evil person is driven by unethical / materialistic desires and would take every effort / interpretation to fulfill those desires. So the evil may end up with the pleasures of this limited life, while the good may return to a pleasurable, eternal life provided they have faith in the unseen. So let’s choose wisely. Every design has a designer. A mathematical Universe is a hall mark of a design just as the Noble Quran and the Universe is a design of a benevolent Creator.

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            Maghribi

            “Stupidity / ignorance is a self inflicted disorder infects and poisons a morbid condition, specially when one is intoxicated with propaganda by the enemies of Islam. “

            Practice what you preach.

            The Primary enemy of Islam is Satan, Iblis, Devil.

            Why not write to the Saudi King, what is given Below.

            Your Highness the King of Saudi Arabia and the State of Sri Lanka,

            RE: Stoning to Death the Sri Lankan Maid-Was that Allah’s Will?

            Peace be Upon You and upon Mankind.

            The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claims it bases its Laws based on Gods, Allah’s Law, which you call Sharia Law. We want to point out to the Sri Lankan Govt., and the Saudi Arabian authorities that, while we respect their laws, we want Saudi Arabia to apply God’s Law as stated as claimed and given in the Holy Quran, and the Sri Lankan Govt. to make that request to the Saudi Govt.

            The Holy Quran says 100 Lashes, which you have correctly prescribed for the man.

            However, you have prescribed death by stoning for the women. Nowhere in the Holy Quran, a punishment by stoning is proscribed. Given below is what Allah has prescribed. By Stoning the women to death, you are going against Allah’s Laws, and are now following Satans’s Laws.

            “This is a chapter We have sent down and made obligatory. We have sent down clear revelations in it so that you may take heed: flog the male and the female adulterers and fornicators (الزانية والزاني) one hundred times. Do not let compassion for them keep you from carrying out Allah’s law if you believe in Allah and the Last Day – and ensure a group of believers witnesses the punishment.” (Qur’an 24:2 )

            We urgently request that, you correct the error by the Judges who are ignorant of the Quran and deceived by Satan.

            Please remember that the Satan is deceiving and cunning. The Satan also deceived Prophet Mohamed in the verses Quran 53:19 and 53:20.

            “Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzzá
            and Manāt, the third, the other?
            These are the exalted gharāniq, whose intercession is hoped for.”

            which had to be corrected, Quran 53: 21-23.

            “Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzza
            And Manat, the third, the other?
            Are yours the males and His the females?
            That indeed were an unfair division!
            They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them.”

            We respectfully request that you review the current stoning penalty given by the Judges to the Sri Lankan Maid.

            Should Saudi Arabia be known as the Land of Double Standards and the Land that Follows Satan?

            Peace be upon you.

            Salaams,

            Maghribi and The People of Sri Lanka.

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            It is the rubbish that you spout that radicalises our Muslim youth to follow the Noble Quran and commit murder of the innocents in the name of Islam. When are you going to get it into your thick heads that the Noble Quran is not filled with words from Allah but edicts created by Muslim fanatics to serve their own purposes. If Allah had spoken to them then, why cannot he (or she, unlikely) speak now, when needed most. At the time of the birth of Islam, there were no print until 800 years later and those created edicts were passed on by word of mouth and would have been a miracle if they did not get corrupted. Additionally, the Noble Quran is written in an archaic form of Arabic, subject to many interpretations and a sure recipe for chaos. That is how the moronic Saudi Islamic rulers and the ISIS justify murdering innocent people in the name of Islam.

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        Maghribi

        “Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made every effort to purify Islam by returning Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as exemplified by the Salaf (Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) First and Second Generation in Arabia) and rejecting what was regarded as corruptions introduced by Bid’ah (Innovation of new practices) and Shirk (Attributing Partners)”

        Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab was infected by the Devil Satan. He came from Najd. The Hadith warned about such impostors. It took 1,200 years for this Devil, Iblis impostor to appear. Aided by the British and the French, this Imposters ideology flourished, in Iblisic- Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, where it wasa formed as the First Daesh State.

        They introduced by Bid’ah (Innovation of new practices) and Shirk (Attributing Partners) and claimed that they are not Muslims and Apostates and can be killed- the Iblisic Law.

        This was not the First Time, Iblis, Satan intervened to mislead the Muslims.

        Iblis even tried to fool and deceive Prophet Mohamed.

        The Satanic Verses incident, known in the Islamic literature as qissat al-gharaniq (Story of the Cranes), is the name given to the alleged occasion on which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is reported to have mistaken the words of “satanic suggestion” for divine revelation.[1]

        Narratives involving these alleged verses can be read in, among other places, the biographies of Muhammad by al-Wāqidī, Ibn Sa’d (who was a scribe of Waqidi) and Ibn Ishaq (as reconstructed by Alfred Guillaume),[2] as well as the tafsir of al-Tabarī. The majority of Muslim scholars however have rejected the historicity of the incident on the bases of their weak isnads (chains of transmission) and the incompatibility of the incident with the theological doctrine of ‘isma (Prophetic infallibility, divine protection of Muhammad from mistakes).[1]

        In its essential form, the story reports that Muhammad longed to convert his kinsmen and neighbors of Mecca to Islam. As he was reciting Sūra an-Najm,[5] considered a revelation by the angel Gabriel, Satan tempted him to utter the following lines after verses 19 and 20:

        Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzzá
        and Manāt, the third, the other?
        These are the exalted gharāniq, whose intercession is hoped for.

        Allāt, al-‘Uzzā and Manāt were three goddesses worshipped by the Meccans. Discerning the meaning of “gharāniq” is difficult, as it is a hapax legomenon (i.e. only used once in the text). Commentators wrote that it meant the cranes. The Arabic word does generally mean a “crane” – appearing in the singular as ghirnīq, ghurnūq, ghirnawq and ghurnayq, and the word has cousin forms in other words for birds, including “raven, crow” and “eagle”.[6]

        The subtext to the event is that Muhammad was backing away from his otherwise uncompromising monotheism by saying that these goddesses were real and their intercession effective. The Meccans were overjoyed to hear this and joined Muhammad in ritual prostration at the end of the sūrah. The Meccan refugees who had fled to Abyssinia heard of the end of persecution and started to return home. Islamic tradition holds that Gabriel chastised Muhammad for adulterating the revelation, at which point [Quran 22:52] is revealed to comfort him,

        Never sent We a messenger or a prophet before thee but when He recited (the message) Satan proposed (opposition) in respect of that which he recited thereof. But Allah abolisheth that which Satan proposeth. Then Allah establisheth His revelations. Allah is Knower, Wise.

        Muhammad took back his words and the persecution of the Meccans resumed. Verses [Quran 53:21] were given, in which the goddesses are belittled. The passage in question, from 53:19, reads:

        Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzza
        And Manat, the third, the other?
        Are yours the males and His the females?
        That indeed were an unfair division!

        They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them.

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      Lukman Harees

      RE: Focussing On Just ‘Jihadism’; Missing The Woods For The Trees

      Yes. Jihadists are the People who follow Iblis, the Devil. That include both “Muslims” and “Christians”

      Both Christian And Muslim Fanatics Attack Women’s Rights Across The Globe

      One of the more disgusting acts of the United Nations along with the support of our ambassador to the UN was this: Saudi Arabia Heads UN Human Rights Council While Planning to Crucify a Human Rights Activist and Saudi Arabia sentences Sri Lankan maid to death by stoning for adultery:

      The 45-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had worked as a maid in Riyadh since 2013, and her partner, also a migrant from the island nation, were both convicted of adultery in August. However, their sentences were very different. While the woman was told by a Sharia court she would be pelted with stones until she died for cheating on her husband, her lover was handed only lashes – because he was single at the time.

      The Saudi cables, dated January and February 2013, were translated separately by the Australian and UN Watch. One read: “The delegation is honoured to send to the ministry the enclosed memorandum, which the delegation has received from the permanent mission of the United Kingdom asking it for the support and backing of the candidacy of their country to the membership of the human rights council (HRC) for the period 2014-2016, in the elections that will take place in 2013 in the city of New York.

      “The ministry might find it an opportunity to exchange support with the United Kingdom, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would support the candidacy of the United Kingdom to the membership of the council for the period 2014-2015 in exchange for the support of the United Kingdom to the candidacy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

      Another cable revealed that Saudi Arabia transferred $100,000 for “expenditures resulting from the campaign to nominate the Kingdom for membership of the human rights council for the period 2014-2016”. It was unclear where or how this money was spent.

      Based on this explosive news, the Saudi head of human rights should resign his position and the people who accepted these bribes should go to prison, no? Ha. Starting with Prince Charles. Nothing will come of it due to the need to have the Saudis ‘on our side’ in the ‘war on terror’ which has to be the stupidest war in history, ever. The source of this ‘terrorism’ is Saudi Arabia, itself. Saudi Arabia unashamedly championed in UK security review | News | The Guardian

      Since March this year, bombing raids and a blockade of ports imposed by the Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Gulf states have crippled much of Yemen. Although the political aim is to dislodge Houthi Shia rebels and restore the exiled President, Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, thousands of Yemeni civilians have been killed, with schools, hospitals and non-military infrastructure hit. Fuel and food shortages, according to the United Nations, have brought near famine to many parts of the country.

      Note how the US media and politicians are perfectly OK with Saudi Arabia doing this. It doesn’t matter how horrible or evil the actions, SA is never condemned nor punished. This includes the infamous 9/11 attack on the US which was swept under the rug and nearly no mention that the vast majority of the terrorists were Saudis. Worse, the Saudi royals were the only people allowed to fly unhindered the day after the attacks. This was hidden from the US public, too. At 9/11 ‘memorials’ no mention is made of who attacked us or what their goal is…to enforce Saudi religious and civil laws on the rest of humanity.

      From the Russian news service which I use a lot since our news service is wretched: US urges Turkey to close off its Syrian border to ISIS and a Prominent Kurdish lawyer shot dead while giving a speech in southeast Turkey as terrorism is inside Turkey and the President there doesn’t give a hoot that a Kurd lawyer is assassinated by a henchman.

      Then there is this news story: Turkey Arrests Journalists Who Exposed Erdogan’s Weapons Smuggling To Extremist Syrian Rebels | Zero Hedge

      Showing how he is cooperative unlike the US, Putin Asks France for Map of Syria’s Anti-ISIS Rebels to Avoid Bombing Them since NATO claims there are such people there which I find rather ironic as well as ridiculous. This gesture is wasted. France: Assad’s Troops Can Fight ISIS, But Only Without Assad because the entire point of the NATO efforts is to destroy one of the last pro-women’s rights Muslim leaders on earth. This noxious push is, again, a huge thing for the Saudi royals who hate women’s rights and this is why I personally consider them to be my most dire enemies next to any Pope who also is nearly as bad except they have, thank the goddesses, little power over us at this point.

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    Most Islamic scholars take into account many factors specially the existing state of condition of Muslims living around the world and how one incident effects the rest of the Ummah. Those who justify Daesh have their own warped reasons. One of them is ousting the invader by all means without any concerns to the rest of the Ummah. That philosophy is no better than the Zionists atrocities carried out in occupied Palestine. Their act of retaliation has put Millions of innocent lives in danger and to make matters worst, Islam is projected as an evil way of life. This is the objective of the enemies of Islam and Daesh is well funded and protected to carry out this vision.

    The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) suffered torture and extreme provocations for thirteen years in Makkah but did not retaliate physically until he was established as the Head of State in Medina. Commentators often quote that the reason for this was that the Muslims were too weak in Makkah, but this does not do justice to his context. The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) had a loyal band of followers who would have immediately acted out any command given to them. He also had the tribal protection of Banu Hashim, one of the most eminent tribes of Quraysh. One of the most important wisdom of the Prophet Muḥammed (pbuh) not retaliating is that guerrilla warfare of this kind, where citizens of a society inflict death and destruction on their fellow citizens, is totally counter productive. It achieves no long-term strategic military goal, creates chaos in a society, and only empowers the elite to bring about more draconian laws against their subjects.

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    Bombs, guns and missiles are no solution to the problem of extremism; they are just a means of spreading hatred. It’s time to spread the true teachings of the faith to expose the deviant ways of groups like ISIS.

    Experts on terrorism, intelligence agents, writers, editors and analysts in the West are constantly seeking the answer to one question: Why do people join the so-called Islamic State (IS)? They have come up with numerous theories; they have talked about poor kids from city suburbs, about uneducated and ignorant people and about bored people looking for adventure. Some describe this phenomenon as “the attractive force of a utopian politics,” while others have maintained that these people set out with the aim of “having a story of their own.”

    However, many of those theories have been shelved now, as it has gradually been realized that the group contains large numbers of wealthy people, people with careers, academics, doctors and engineers, and that many come from well-off backgrounds. There are some who have even declared that those who join the organization have “mental problems.” The response to that is of course, because of what terrorists do, we can safely assume that this can be explained via the pathology of those people, but trying to explain terrorism as mental illness is misleading and ridiculous.

    Others too have had to eliminate all the possibilities they had hypothesized. Because neither poverty, nor boredom, nor mental illness can explain why people from almost every country in the world are so determined to overcome all difficulties to become part of a system in which people die and are killed with ease. Nobody would hurl himself into a war, leaving behind his family and all he owns for the sake of “having a story.” He would never accept death so swiftly and unconditionally.

    People are currently joining the IS from all over the world, from European countries to Kazakhstan, from Australia to Somalia and from Russia to Tunisia. The number of people joining the IS is rising all the time, despite the losses inflicted on it and the powerful weapons and aerial bombardments of the coalition. European countries such as France and Germany head the lists of these figures.

    The aim of the western coalition may genuinely be to install its own version of democracy in these lands. Yet the method used is so wrong that it has hurt, not just the Middle East, but the West itself. Those who wish to understand as to why so many people have joined the IS from Europe and why suicide is such a major problem in the US Army need to look a little at the erroneous nature of the policies being followed.

    So what should the solution be? The IS follows a deviant ideology that many people in the world believe to be true. The followers of that ideology cannot oppose the IS because, at heart, they do not think that IS is on the wrong path. The IS has managed to produce this effect to a large extent by way of the Internet. It used the social media. It reached out to five continents and gathered supporters. It won people over with perhaps only a few brief lines. In other words: Through education.

    This can be summarized quite effectively as “They have become so adept at social media that they are reaching out to disaffected individuals on a global scale.” It is truly astonishing, given that education is so easy, the way that the western coalition powers still insist on reinforcing their bases in the Middle East with more weapons. What needs to be done is to set out using the same means and to show people the false nature of the IS ideology with evidence from the Qur’an by making use of such a powerful communication tool as the Internet.

    It is to prove, using Islam’s own holy book, that Islam rejects savagery and teaches love and peace. If the West can be convinced, there is of course no need to remind anyone that it has greater means at its disposal than IS. Just imagine that all international media, which are generally under the control of the West, were to provide such education with a loud voice! It would take just seconds for the world to hear the truth.

    Europe at the moment is in a state of terror over the IS militants returning to their home countries. It believes that people who have fought in those regions and then come home will inevitably continue to commit acts of terror in their own countries, and those countries are taking extraordinary security precautions. Yet they never stop to think that the problem could be resolved at the roots if they were to educate these people about true Islam. Or else they are unwilling to believe it.

    What they need to understand is this: If someone has set out to kill or die in a foreign land, the reason for that can only be an underlying belief. Since that essential belief is based on flawed interpretation of Qur’an, there is a solution that can produce clear and certain results; to teach people the true belief from the true source, in other words, the Holy Qur’an.

    However, if western countries in particular continue to turn their backs on that education, the tragedy afflicting the world will sadly begin to threaten them even more. Bombs, guns and missiles are no solution to the problem; they are just a means of spreading hatred. It is a waste of time to ask, “Why are people joining IS?” while still seeking a solution in the form of dropping more bombs.

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    When attacked, it is a right to attack back, bombing of Islamic state will ensure more bombings in moscow/new york/england/paris etc.. you dont have to be a rocket scientist to know this. Bombings kill people indiscimanatly, so the west & russia cannot expect any niceties.Its better to leave IS alone, as its a internal issue, The caliphet and west lived peacefully for more than 600 years, and the caliphet is back, and this is why the west wants to destroy it, as it stood for all humanity. If not for the Ottoman caliphet, Africa would have benn decimated by the western colonizing powers France,UK. even beligium killed 12 million africans in congo. France 1million algerians , british killings in Uva in Sri lanka, and india calcutta in millions. Read history, WHAT THE WEST DID IN ASIA/AUSTRALIA/AMERICA AND AFRICA. -GENOCIDE

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    Prove if i am wrong, the Americans have killed in the last 50 years, more civillians than the mongols. 30 million and counting.
    Genocide in industrial scale.

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