5 YEAR of fighting terrorism!! More to fight??

September 11, 2006 at 3:08 pm (Arabs & Muslims, Islam, Middle East, Peace, Politics and War, Religions, Terrorism, United Sates, War on Terrorism)

Last night, I was with my uncle, the cheif justice of Shiites court of appeal, and we had a great talk.. I told you about him before, he’s an open minded clerk; he questions everything, even the basic principles of the religion.. You would love to talk to him, I bit… He studied religion in Qum, Iran, and still, he’s often critical of the current Iranian leadership.. Most of his talk is religion, not politics, but that gave me a big deal of wisdom… 
 
His point was mainly on “interpreting the text,” and he talked about how dangerous is the current wave of extremism.. He said that there are many verses in the Quran that, if taken literally, would take us to the dark… He said if Muslims don’t fix their interpretations, living with others would be so hard.. Notwithstanding, he said such text should be related to its historical/social conditions, and not taken as global rules. The problem, he relates, is that many historical references are lost or controversial! He said the reform is hard but not impossible, and he thinks governments and religious leaders should take the lead or else we’re all on the brink of cultural disaster…

Myself, I think that the Saudi current regime (along with his supporters) is not receiving the appropriate blame, though they are responsible for almost all of (producing, maintaining, militarizing, supporting, recruiting) this extremism mentality.. They’ve been brainwashing people since forever; and still they did not learn from their mistakes… I will tell you what? They’re still using THE SAME STRATEGY to make people bow to them. In the past, they depended on locking Saudis into religion to forget politics and money. Now, their strategy is nonetheless the same: In their anti-Terrorism campaigns, they show religious acts that prohibits people from fighting Muslims/non-Muslims, prohibits terrorism. So far so good? NO, and prohibits “going against the rulers,” and prohibits “freedom of speech,” and prohibits “demonstrations!!!!!!” Guess why? Because this is a western “obtained” value, and people shouldn’t mimic the infidels west!! Guess why??? they want people to be like “Animals!”
Yet, I complement them for sending thousands of students to the US to see different people, different Ideas, and different prospective..

In townhall and other places, where American Conservatives gather, I see an increasing tone of “Why shouldn’t Moderate Muslims go out to streets in free countries?”
let me put it in points:
1. Well, I would say that almost all Muslim leaders were the first to “condemn” the terrorist attacks in 9/11 and after wise.
2. All most all are so sad to see civilians die in NY, NJ, London, Spain, etc.
3. However, Those same believe the US/Allys has unfair and unjust foreign strategy/policy
4. From inside, they say: Why would we demonstrate for those never demonstrated for our Palestinian civilians, those who supported and stood with Saddam, those who supported AL-Qaeda itself!!!
5. from inside, they believe: Those attacks are the fruits of their actions, and this is an action of their children!

What I just said is what I hear when I ask people here the questions you guys ask… Don’t just ignore it, think!

I have hard time understanding and analysing the whole situation.. In townhall, one time: When I said Muslims are being attacked by those same jihadists, some active “conservative,” that defends Christ day-and-night in the same website, said:

Who really cares when the jihadists kill Mohammedans? It just means fewer Mohammedans. I only care when they attack Christians, Jews or non-Mohammedan nations. Sounds harsh and cold, I know, but it’s one of those awful things that everyone THINKS but no one DARES utter – except me, of course. Somebody has to to say these things and I guess the task has fallen to [me].

Again, don’t just ignore this, THINK!!
When I was discussing matters with my father two days ago, he was talking about Al-Qaeda, and how they killed 8,000 Shiites in cold blood in a single day! I yet to believe the fact that NO BODY demonstrated, and NOBODY cared!! Understand why wouldn’t the families/friends/etc. of those 8,000 died demonstrated for yours?! Especially, if they believe those blood-suckers were trained by the US! Make sense?

Binladins and the Terrorists rang the bill of their death… Those are hated by ALL HUMAN BEINGS; their dirt is all over their faces; see the blood they drink everyday, how many wife were left without her husband? Kids without fathers? fathers without kids? etc.? How many more loved ones are we going to lose?

BLAME BLAME BLAME!!? NO, I’m not whining!
I’m showing you keys to solve the problem differently..
Nobody would buy this in townhall, but I think we need to start from the definition of terrorism, start from knowing who are the terrorists; we need to be fair and just when calling names… We need the people to fight terrists not gun machines, we need a a new solution.. Endless war is not the solution; killing ALL Muslims is not the solution either!!!
it’s time to fix many causes!! …

It’s time for Muslims to fix themselves first before blaming the west, but meanwhile Westerners to fix themselves too instead of blaming Muslims!!!!

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1 Comment

  1. roy said,

    I am glad to hear the message above and only wish this was more widespread in belief and print for the world to see and come to know. However, I do take some exceptions though in the way the US is portrayed, and will comment as such.

    “Understand why wouldn’t the families/friends/etc. of those 8,000 died demonstrated for yours?! Especially, if they believe those blood-suckers were trained by the US! ”

    First, those trained by the US we done so to protect “good Muslims and other good people of their country”. Anyone taking their training and turning on there own people, or other ethnic groups is not the fault of the US. The motives and intentions were good by the US. Unless my history is incorrect – the US aided Al-Qaeda when Russia was invading Afghanistan. Russia wanted to take over that country – and we helped the local fighters resist the overthrow. Had the US not helped, we would have no doubt been seen as just standing by and letting it happen. So, how does this make us out as the bad guys here. We get blamed either way. Your logic here says, If I train and arm you to help you be a better fighter to protect your country, and then you decide to kill other ethnic groups or peoples it is my fault., becaue I trained and armed you. No acceptance of your own inhuman actions – blame others. That is just ridiculous!!

    Furthermore – “In the Abu Hanifa al-Numan mosque in the heart of Baghdad, the Friday preacher calls on the Lord to “take the Americans to hell”.

    Thousands of worshippers repeat his words in a chant that shakes the walls of the ancient building. The echo resounds throughout the capital – the same capital the US came to liberate only a short time ago, expecting to find only friendship from Iraqis who would greet them with rice and flowers.”

    This is a reason why no Americans are outraged – No where in America do Christian religious leaders do this, nor does the people allow it – yet, it is all over the Middle east. Clerics routinely, and in many numbers subscribe to this hating of America. Nor, do Christians call for the destruction of Isreal, or any other nation of peoples – unlike many Islamic Clerics.

    These are Muslims killing other Muslims here in your reference, and the public condemnation should start and be lead by “good” Muslims. But, the world does not see, nor hear it. There would be a following of Americans in condemnation, if the Muslim community were out condemning. Yet, let a non-Muslim make a cartoon, or comment that any Muslims deems offensive – and the outrage is worldwide from Muslims.

    The disconnect and ignorance of standards and application is surreal – that is one of the reasons you don’t see the Americans, Eurpoeans, Australians, ect. stand up and condemn these actions. Hipocracy breeds isolation.

    “Endless war is not the solution; killing ALL Muslims is not the solution either!!! ”

    Where does that come from? If killing ALL MUSLIMS was the goal – the operation would be clear – complete and total bombardment, unrelenting until nothing is left standing in Muslim Countries. This would have been performed, if that was the goal. The US soldiers are standing side by side with “good” Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting other Muslim cold blooded killers whom will blow up, kill, or torture anyone, including Muslims, women and children. It is absurd to make that assertion above. No one in the history of the world has ever restrained military action to selective targets like the US has done in the Iraq & Afghanistan in order to protect as many innocent lives as possible. This alone is proof that the target is not Muslims – but, terrorists whom have no regard for life, and even profess ” we love death as much as they love life”. And Bin Laden is not hated by all humans – he is revered by many Muslims who see him as a modern day prophet/warrier.

    “In townhall and other places, where American Conservatives gather, I see an increasing tone of “Why shouldn’t Moderate Muslims go out to streets in free countries?”
    let me put it in points:
    1. Well, I would say that almost all Muslim leaders were the first to “condemn” the terrorist attacks in 9/11 and after wise.”

    (Yet, in many places in many Muslim countries there was rejoicing in the streets by many more than those condemning.)

    2. All most all are so sad to see civilians die in NY, NJ, London, Spain, etc.

    (Same reply as above.)

    3. However, Those same believe the US/Allys has unfair and unjust foreign strategy/policy

    (As always, when you help one, you offend the other – again a no win situation.)

    4. From inside, they say: Why would we demonstrate for those never demonstrated for our Palestinian civilians, those who supported and stood with Saddam, those who supported AL-Qaeda itself!!!

    (See comment above – it applies also to Saddam. And many informed Muslims know this. Yet, there seems to be a historical perspective absent when it is not conducive to the point – as is violence comparred to Christianity vs Islam. Great lengths with be delved into historical perspective in this instance to this debate, as it is self serving – yet, historical perspective of Al-Quaeda and Saddam won’t be – just mentioned as though there was no historical perspective. At one point he was a better friend to the US than his foe. Should we help our enemy to defeat one more a friend to us?
    Should we have stayed out and let a worse enemy win over him?
    Because Saddam turned ruthless in front of the world, that is not our fault. Again, one is not responsible for the actions of others. The US should not be blamed because Saddam killed other ethnic groups in Iraq. If Saddam was such a friend of the US, why did we kick him out of Kuwait when we were asked for help. We were called occupiers when we came to their aide, just like when we took out Saddam in Iraq. If we had a chrytal ball, and knew Saddam was going to turn out to be such a killer of Iraqis and others, we would not have helped him in the first place. But, again, no matter what the US does, it is our fault for doing so. Where is your condemnation of the UN, or other Nations. Standing by and letting all this happen for years. The US has had to make choices because so many just stand by and talk about resolutions – while doing nothing but talk, as nothing changes for years.

    Why has there not been a Arab League that stands for justice in the Middle East. Protecting it’s peoples from tyranny – because so many of them practice it themselves – and sit around letting things happen then condemn, and judge others for their actions, and forment anger.

    But, – the US is routinely called upon, and or makes a choice to try and help others – sometimes with allies, sometime not – but always with condemnation from others -while they sit idly by and watch genocide and suffering.

    5. from inside, they believe: Those attacks are the fruits of their actions, and this is an action of their children!

    Of course, brainwashing to hate and kill is free. Who has the power to change the Middle East? If it is the people themselves – why aren’t they changing it?
    Is it fear, control, or both that is stopping them? Who will help them? The US has tried in Iraq and Afghanistan – but, murderers (Muslims) are determined to keep the status quo. Ensalve and dominate the people – don’t allow freedom. The Middle Eastern people should hate their rulers, and other Arab countries for situations – not Americans. Atleast we do things to try and help. Are our motives selfserving as well, of course. Why would anyone try help another out, and to their own demise or to make things worse for themselves. Friendly Nations are more desired than enemy Nations. We don’t proceed to knowingly make as many enemies as possible, as some believe.

    Now that I have said my piece about the good intentions and actions of the US. I will not deny that mistakes heve been made, and wrong choices made. But, we have never claimed to be perfect, and I truly believe that because we are predominately Christians – our intentions are good to try and help people. I can’t say that for the many Middle East countires which could have been, and could be helping other Mid East countries, and Muslim brothers and sisters, and therefore not even have any need for the US to get involved.

    And, I am glad to hear the message that the Muslims need to fix themselves first before blaming the west., while acknowleging that we have work to do on ourselves.

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