on Islamic Terrorism
I published this Interview under another name. I apologies for mixing
up the names. It was my error.
guest today is Dr. Habira. Dr. Habira has been conducting empirical and
theoretical research in Islam and terrorism for more than three decades. After
his graduation in psychology, physic and mathematics, he did his masters in
English literature, MBA and PhD from London. He has been a British Council
fellow and lecturer in Southeast Asia, Middle East, and London for twelve years.
His analyses of Islam and terrorism have been collected in his book “God’s
Tears: Modern Islamic Propaganda and the Reality of Islam” which is being
reviewed for publication.
Dr. Habira, welcome
and thank you for accepting my invitation. Can you please tell us what
the terrorists want?
who physically commit acts of terror (blasts, slaughter, kidnappings etc.) and
those ideologically supporting and conditioning them into glamorizing these acts
differ in personal motivation. Those who act are prepared to die in the process
but those guiding them want to live and govern. The mindset of the former has
been described in the last page. The leaders of these terrorists aim at
achieving the following short-term and long-term goals:
The Wahabbi and Sunni terrorists want western forces out of
so that they could punish and subdue the Iraqi Shiites the way they did since
the murder of Imam Hussein 1400 years ago, first by the Umayyads, then by the
Abbasids, and recently by the Sunni minority of Saddam’s regime. The Wahabbis
and Sunnis are furious at the Shiites gaining power in
and partially in
. Rumours are being spread that the Shiites have made deals with
to gain power. The Shiites are branded as traitors. In turn, the Shiites too
raise slogans against the west and
to prove to non-Shiite Muslims that they are not traitors.
Islamists want to retake
and cleanse it of the Jews. Until the last century of the last millennium, they
had cleansed the
of the Jews but are furious beyond limits at the return of the Jews in the
State of Israel.
hypothetically, the above two demands are met, it will not stop Islamist
terrorism because then they will demand Chechnya, Kashmir, more of Indian land
such as the State of Hyderabad, and Spain which they believe was part of the
Islamic Empire – the Khilafa.
hypothetically, all the above demands are met, that too will not stop terrorism
because then the Islamists will want Islamic Law to be enforced in Central Asian
post-soviet republics (Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan etc.), in Bosnia and
Kosovo, and in western cities such as Bradford (UK) where they have a sizable
population. To reach this point, they are procreating faster than any other
cultural group and setting up façade structures such as CAIR, Muslim
Parliament, and the Muslim Council of Britain. In
they are closest to that point than in other western countries as shown in the
massive memberships of Al-Muhajayrun, Hizb-al-Tahrir, the Khilafa movement,
allied bodies, Islamic faith schools, 1500 mosques and allied madressahs.
final, the terrorists want the process of Islamization to continue until the
whole world belongs to Islam. This is what they believe God wants them to do.
They are not willing to accept multiculturalism or secularism except as a
short-term tactical deceit until they grow sufficiently in numbers compared to
other cultural groups (see Muhammadan politics with the Jews of Medina).
you say that the terrorists are the ones who interpret the Quran properly or are
they, as most people believe, extremists?
Islam is based on fanatical devotion to the Qur’an and Muhammad’s examples
above everything else. Muhammad used the most vile and horrible methods such as
ethnic cleansing, secret assassinations, kidnappings, robbery, deceit and
cunning in the propagation of Islam and domination of other people. Such has
become the morality of Islamic politics broadly and generally for 1400 years,
despite tactical withdrawals, and this is codified in scores after scores of
violence generating and hate-breeding Qur’anic verses. The terrorists get all
the moral support they need from the Qur’an while the `good Muslims’ do
neither challenge its divine basis nor read it except at times in classical
Arabic which the latter do not understand but still revere as God’s word.
Do you think
that the moderate Muslims could one day take over the control and make Islam a
peaceful and moderate religion that would coexist with others in peace and
fact, that the vast majority of the so-called moderate Muslims denounce the
reformists, shows that they are not willing even to take the first step to
reducing violence. Moderate Islam has never agreed to reform the Qur’an and
anyone who tries to do so is branded and persecuted as an apostate by the very
common Muslims. The so-called moderate Muslims leave the
violent basis of Islam unchallenged for the terrorist to implement, while they
present the ritualistic side to the world and thereby deceive it. Moderate Islam
is more deadly because while the terrorists are clear enemies, the moderates
make inroads into `infidel’ lands, and deceive the host cultures until the
terrorists could do the dirty work. Without the moderate Islamic façade, the
terrorists cannot survive because they will be quickly exposed. History is
replete with example after example of this typically Muslim deceitful strategy
evidence that moderate Muslims protect the terrorists is as follows: As soon as
the terrorists strike somewhere in the west, (such as the London underground on
7th July), the moderates appear on the television and other media
with the following deceits: “The terrorists were not Muslims; The terrorists
came from abroad; The terrorists were Israelis or western intelligence agencies
who want to give a bad name to Islam; We are under threat from the far right; We
need protection from the far right”. The moderate Muslims do not allow Islamic
reformers and critics on their scores of television channels though they use
every available media to propagate that they are the victims of non-Muslims and
thus incite hate and anger. More evidence comes from that while the moderates
seldom report the terrorists to the police, they force the reformists to run for
mindset of the terrorist is the extreme manifestation of that of a devout
Muslim. The two vary only in form and modus operandi, not in nature. That is why we do not see
active resistance to terrorism from within Islam. For example, the Arab League
has made no serious efforts to bring the Iraqi factions to live in peace.
Likewise, the `moderate’ Muslim leaders in
always refuse to accept that there are Islamic terrorists in
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