What is Islamic terrorism and how could it be defeated?
on Islamic Terrorism
Syed Kamran Mirza
next guest is our dear Syed Kamran Mirza whose numerous articles in
faithfreedom.org have been a source of inspiration and enlightenment for many of
us since faithfreedom.org came to exist.
Kamran Mirza was born in a Muslim family of Bangladesh. After having Ph.D. in
Biological science he worked as a teacher in the University in Bangladesh for a
period of 12 years. He migrated to the North America in 1975. Since then, he is
working as a senior scientist in the US. Syed Kamran Mirza was a moderate
believer in Islam and was practicing Islamic rituals not so regularly. But after
learning inanities and seeds of hatreds in the Quran he left Islam. Syed Kamran
Mirza is a freelance writer in the various Internet Web-based Journals and for
various secular websites. He is the author of the book, “Roots of Islamic
Terrorism” published in 2004. And also
authored more than 200 articles scrutinizing in various aspects of Islam, some
of which have been published in the reputed journals.
Syed Kamran Mirza, welcome to this symposium and it is good to have you here. I
want to ask you the same questions I asked other friends. Tell us please, what
is Islamic terrorism.
Before I answer, let me first make two quotes. The first is from Blaise Pascal,
(mathematician, 1670). He wrote:
never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious
second is from Andrew
Sullivan, a columnist of New York Times.
would be naïve to ignore in Islam a deep thread of intolerance toward
terrorism is the divine duty of pure Muslims for which they feel proud instead
of feeling remorse. Pure Muslims do not call it terrorism they only call it
Islamic Jihad against the infidel west. Killing
non-Muslims are sacred duty of every devout Muslim for which Allah repeatedly
commanded (in Quran) and declared unlimited reward in the after life. Muslims
those who read Quran and understand it well always believe in the Islamic
‘global agenda’ that Islam has a sacred and mandatory God given duty to
spread Islamic message (Din-e-Islam) to all the inhabitants of the world.
you saying that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Afghanistan or Iraq
Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan have nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. 9/11
attacks did happen before Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Please don’t forget that.
Islam is the only religion which
divides the whole world into two spheres: Land of Warfare “Darul
harb” (non-Islamic nations) and “Darul
Islam” (Land of Peace), and encourages the Land of "Peace"
to fight against the Land of Warfare until it is completely "subdued"
and peace is established in the entire world. Islam is the only religion that
largely forbids the free practice of other religions in its midst. Saudi Arabia
the cradle of Islam never allows religion other than Islam to practice in their
land. Their ultimate wishful goal is to convert and bring entire mankind under
the fold of Islam, the only true religion of Allah. To this end—two main
groups are working very hard. These two groups are: (a) Militant/radical Mullahs
(whom we know as the terrorists), (b) Educated/elite western residing true
believing Muslims (Muslims of the ummatic groups in the west such as: AMC, CAIR,
ICNA, ISNA, NABIC etc). Here we can exclude gullible God fearing innocent
Muslims (group-C), who do not read Quran and sunnah). But because those gullible
majority Muslims also believe in the same religion Islam and do not object to
pray in congregations behind those militant mullahs—Islamic terrorists get
tons of support from all Muslims.
us what you think are the causes of Terrorism:
Purely and solely—the real motivation behind the terrorism (Islamic
Jihad) is the teachings of Quran and Sunnah. Western politicians erroneously
and ignorantly call it “evil or distorted ideology” as if they are talking
about something that is not Islam. This is absolutely wrong statement by the
politically correct western politicians. That ideology is nothing but the
ideology of pure Islam, which are the holy teachings of the Quran.
Therefore, Quran and Sunnah (prophetic instructions) are the true causes
of Islamic terrorism. Palestinian problems, wars of Iraq and Afghanistan etc.
are only a plea to wage Islamic Jihad. Poverty or frustrations are not the
cause of terrorism, because poverty and frustrations also exists amongst
millions of poor people from other religions. No poor Hindu or Buddhist will
ever commit suicide to kill innocent westerners.
We know conversion to other religion is a
common phenomenon throughout the world. Many people convert to Islam,
Christianity, and Buddhism. But only Muslim converts turn into terrorists or
Taliban. John Walker Lynd, Zakaria Moussai, Padila, James Uzzama etc. so far
arrested were converts and are very pure and devoutly good practicing bearded
Muslims. If these guys were converted to Hinduism or Buddhism, they would never
have become terrorists.
you think terrorism is inherent in Islam?
Poisonous tonic will cause poisonous effect whoever drinks it. Should we not
analyze the tonic to determine the harmful ingredients that cause the poisonous
effect? Or should we start blaming the drinkers (instead of the tonic) for the
ill effect of the tonic?
Whoever reads the Quran and tries
to follow its literal (verbatim) meanings, inevitably becomes a bad
human being and even a terrorist. Wherever
and whenever Islamic Shariaat (Laws of Quran and Sunnah) is imposed, human
misery ensues. Is it not the time to analyze and to determine exactly what
causes this misery? Should we keep on blaming those hapless people who only try
to follow the Quran and Sunnah with its literal instruction? Time has arrived to
identify the real enemy of the western civilization.
you saying the Quran is the sole responsible for Islamic terrorism?
Quite obviously, the cause of Islamic fanaticism and zealotry is rooted in the
Qur’an and Sunnah (Hadiths). Terrorists like Osama bin Laden and others are
the victims of Quranic scriptural teachings. Here are some Quranic teachings (out
of hundreds) which those devout Muslims swallow every day (five
times) so passionately only to become brainwashed in the Mosques and Islamic
centers for committing suicide bombings in the midst of innocent gatherings.
Quran-5:51- “O ye who believe! Take not the
Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but
friends and protectors to each other…..”
Quran-4:78: “Where ye are, death will find you, even if ye are in Towers, built up
strong and tall” (Perhaps
Twin towers was meant here?)
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam
(submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him;
and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All
Fight those who believe neither in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that
forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge
the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the
People of the Book (Christians and Jews),
until they pay the Jizya with willing
submission, and feel themselves subdued.
But life is
precious. How can these people give up their own lives so cheerfully? This is
beyond any logic!
Life of any human is precious and human beings definitely love their own life
more than anything in the world. Nobody
is ready to die or destroy his own life even for millions of dollars.
But a simple minded (otherwise a good man) but fanatically blind believer
of religion Islam can eagerly give his life with a smile on his face.
Why? Because he simply learned that if he dies for Islam, or killed
others (infidels) for Islam—he will be given a sure suite in heavens of Allah,
where he will enjoy plenty of hurries for unlimited sex, delicious foods forever
and ever with no interruption, what so ever.
This may sound silly to me or to any intelligently conscientious human
beings. But, this is the one and
only truth to a faith-blind believer of the so-called holy book Qur’an,
Qur’an is the center of Jihadi inspiration.
Amsterdam, Netherlands—Mohammed Bouyeristunned the killer of filmmaker Van
Gogh confessed his guilt and showed no remorse for his dastardly act of
butchering that man. During the court trial he made the following remarks:
“I don’t feel your pain”, he told the victim’s mother, “because
I was driven by my religious conviction.”
He also said, “If I were
released and would have the chance to do it again…I would do exactly the same
thing.” At one point he said to the victim’s mother, “I
have to admit I don’t have sympathy for you. I can’t feel for you because I
think you are a non-believer.”
is insane! How can we stop it?
Islamic terrorism can be stopped if the West becomes united and take the right
measures. West must not weigh Islamic terrorism lightly. This is more dangerous
than Communism. It took 50 years to defeat Communism. But it may take only 20
years to defeat Islamic terrorism if the West takes the right course. There is
also the possibility that it may never be stopped if the West continues
appeasing the Muslims, and spreading incorrect politically correct statements
like: “Poisonous or perverted interpretation of peaceful Islam”.
Terrorists are in no way misinterpreting Islam; rather
they are interpreting Islam very correctly. Islam is like cancer and Quran is the carcinogen that causes the cancer.
We must know our enemy. We
must fight the cause and not the symptoms. Unless scientists can subdue the HIV
virus, the cause of AIDS, scientists can never control AIDS.
Do you think if
we improve the condition of Muslims in Islamic countries, like for example help
them to become democracies, improve their economies, etc. it would help?
Spending billions of dollars in strong security or democratizations tactics will
not help. Sweet appeasing talks also will do no good. Almost 80% of Muslims
support Osama in their hearts. They only shed crocodile tears and talk
sympathetically in front of the cameras to fool the westerners. But when inside
their houses, they sympathize with suicide bombers. In every suicide bombings
when western cities are in chaos, peoples die, and western economy is in
shambles, such as what happened in New Orleans, Muslims all over the world gloat
in their hearts.
must remember that up until now—no Islamic government, or any famous Islamic
imams or mullahs have ever issued fatwa condemning Osama’s barrage of suicide
bombings. Just for writing a controversial novel Salman Rusdie was sentenced to
death. Up until now no Muslim country sentenced Osama to death. We must ask our
us what you think is the best way to solve Islamic terrorism:
First we have to acknowledge that our enemy is Islamic Arab imperialistic
ideology. This enemy must be fought in three fronts:
enemy must be defeated with iron fist by waging all out war against Islamic
terrorists all over the world. West (Europe and America) must be united and
declare war against Islamists. President Bush must issue personal letters to
all government heads of Muslims world to cooperate, or face economic
embargo. West must ask all Muslim governments to cooperate honestly and
actively by condemning
terrorists and engaging to uproot it. It’s not enough to say, “We
condemn terrorism”. They must act to stop this madness by disassociating
themselves from the Islamists, isolating them, arresting them, and
imprisoning them without mercy. All governments of the Muslim world must
impose a strict ban on all Madrasshas (religious schools) and terrorist
organization formed by Islamic mullahs.
Muslims living in Islamic countries must condemn terrorists and they must
stop any association with the mullahs and Islamic imams who condone Islamic
terrorism. They must not pray behind those imams/mullahs who incite Islamic
hatreds, and they must isolate them socially and politically. All Muslims
who live in the West must cooperate with the western intelligence agencies
(like FBI, CIA) and provide them all sorts of information about militant
Muslim’s activities. If they are found guilty of hiding such information
they should be prosecuted or deported.
must fight the Islamic ideologically. It must form a multi-national
committee to investigate, scrutinize, and extract the poisonous teachings of
the Quran to see its effect on Muslim youth and how it converts a simple
young human into a monster. We must find out what Muslim mullahs/imams teach
young Muslims students in the Madrasshas and other religious schools all
over the world. Their findings must be submitted to the governments and also
published in the newspapers. Open criticisms of the Quran and Islam must be
permitted by all nations.
I am positive, within 10/20 years Islamic suicide
bomber’s madness will be evaporated for good. If we fail to take positive
actions narrated above—our civilization will perish. Killing some terrorists,
arresting and killing Osama bin laden or spending billions of dollars to
establish democracy in the Middle East will solve nothing. To solve the
terrorist problem, we must destroy what creates the terrorists and that is