is Islamic Terrorism and How could it be Defeated?
What to do with Islamic terrorism is the question that is
in the minds of everyone. Few however seem to have an answer for that. In fact
few even understand this phenomenon. Our politicians actually have no clue at
In coming weeks I am going to interview various scholars of
Islam and will ask them why Muslims
dislike and distrust the non-Muslims? Why they think of us as enemy when
we have no feeling of enmity towards them? What are their grievances? What the
terrorists want? Is Islamic terrorism an aberration? Is there a peaceful Islam
that needs to be rescued? Is there such thing as moderate Islam? Can the
moderate Islam win over the extremist Islam? Has the West been responsible in
anyways for how Muslims feel? Are poverty, lack of education, lack of
opportunities and dictatorship the causes of Islamic revolt? How and when all
this will end? Is this the beginning of the World War III? Is this a war? If so
how we should fight it? Who should fight it? Is our civilization in danger? Can
Islamic terrorism be defeated? If yes…how? If no…what should be done?
Each week I am going to publish the views of one or two
scholars on this subject. At the end I will put together the gist of what these
scholars have said and send them to several world leaders and politicians with
the name of the participants.
Clearly we are at war. People are dying. What is not clear
is the identity of the enemy and what he wants. I hope at the end of this
symposium all of us will have answers to the above questions and perhaps our
politicians will also benefit from this insight.
I will start with Syed Kamran Mirza
Syed Kamran Mirza
never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious
conviction.” (Blaise Pascal, mathematician, 1670)
would be naïve to ignore in Islam a deep thread of intolerance toward
is Islamic terrorism?
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 Qur’an) and declared unlimited reward in the after life. Muslims
those who read Qur’an 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.
have nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. In American soil 9/11 attacks did
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.
, the cradle of Islam never allows religion other than Islam to practice in
their land. Their ulterior motive 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 belonging to 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 Qur’an 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.
and solely—the real motivation behind the terrorism (Islamic Jihad) is
the teachings of Qur’an and Sunnah. Western politicians erroneously and
perhaps ignorantly call it “evil or distorted ideology.” 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
Qur’an. Therefore, Qur’an and
Sunnah (prophetic instructions) are the true foundations of Islamic terrorism.
Palestinian problems, wars of
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. Will any poor
Hindu or a Buddhist bother to commit suicide to kill innocent Westerners?
conversion to other religion is a common phenomenon throughout the world. Many
people convert to Islam or Christianity. But only Muslim converts turn into
terrorists or Taliban. The Western born terrorists like John Walker Lindh,
Zachariah Moussawi, Jose Padilla or James Uzzama etc. were converts and happened
to be very pure and devout Muslims. If these guys
were converted to Hinduism or Buddhism, they would never be the terrorists.
tonic will cause poisonous effect whoever drinks it. Should we not analyze the
tonic to determine the harmful ingredients, which causes the poisonous effects?
Or should we start blaming those drinkers (instead of the tonic) for the ill
effect of the tonic?
whoever reads Qur’an and try to follow with its literal
(verbatim) meanings, immediately becomes a bad human being (terrorist) for the
society and for the nations. Wherever
and whenever Islamic Shariaat (Laws of Qur’an and Sunnah) is being imposed,
human misery ensues immediately. Is it not the time to analyze to determine
exactly what causes this misery? Or, should we keep on blaming those hapless
people who only try to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah with its literal
instruction? Time has arrived to identify the real enemy of the Western
intelligence must not overlook ‘Mosques-Islamic
centers-Madrashas’ connections to all Islamic terrorists in 100%
time of their terrorists operation and success. If those ‘Mosques-Islamic
centers-Madrashas’ are the so-called radicalized Islam then what is the
real Islam? It’s true that all Muslims are not terrorists, but all
terrorists are pure Muslims as per the Qur’an.
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 Qur’anic scriptural teachings. Here are some Qur’anic
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
“O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your
friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each
“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 spiritual good).”
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.
of any human are 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 (except
perhaps by Prophet Abraham). 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 intelligent human being.
But, this is the one and only truth to a blind-faith believer (Islamic Zombie) of the so-called holy book Qur’an, indeed!
The Qur’an is the center of Jihadi inspiration.
a greatest lie to say that Qur’an prohibits suicide! That is the suicide (Qur’an
referring) to kill one-self only for no good reason or out of frustrations. But
to die (to kill the kaffirs) for the cause of Islam is mandatory good deeds for
the believers, which has been directed more than 100 times in the Holy Quran
with plenty of rewards.
Netherlands—Mohammed Bouyeri, the killer of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh confessed
his guilt and showed no remorse for his dastardly act of Islamic slaughter.
During court trial he made 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.”
could we stop Islamic Terrorism?
Islamic terrorism could be stopped if the west be united and take the right
measures. West must not weigh Islamic terrorism lightly. This is a more
dangerous and deadlier phenomenon than communism. It took fifty years to defeat
communism. But it may take only twenty years if the West takes the right course.
But the menace may continue to grow if the West follows the fruitless policy of
appeasing the Muslims, disseminating patronizing statements like: “Poisonous
or perverted interpretation of peaceful Islam”. Terrorists are not
misinterpreting Islam; rather they are interpreting Islam very correctly. Islam
is like cancer and Qur’an is the carcinogen, which causes 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. To defeat Islamic terrorism West must learn
about the true cause of Islamic terrorism!
billions of dollars in strong security or democratization tactics will not help.
Sweet appeasing talks also will do no good. Almost 80% of world Muslims does
support Osama’s ideology in their hearts. They only talk false sympathy in
front of Westerners to please Western govt. But when inside their house, they
sympathize with those suicide bombers very much. In every suicide bombings when
Western cities are in chaos, peoples die, and Western economy is in
shambles—most Muslims all over the world gloat in their hearts. No doubt about
West must remember that as of 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 Rushdie was sentenced to
death. As of now no Muslim country sentenced Osama to death. We must ask
way to solve Islamic terrorism:
enemy Islamic Arab imperialistic ideology must be fought in three fronts:
must be defeated with iron fist by waging all out war against Islamic terrorists
all over the world. The West (Europe and
) must be united and declare war against Islamists. President Bush must issue
personal letters to all government heads of Muslim world to cooperate, or
face economic embargo.
The West must ask all Muslim Governments to cooperate honestly and
by issuing fatwa’s against terrorists. It’s not enough to say, “We
but must act to stop this madness by strongly disassociating with the
Islamists, isolating them, arresting
them, and imprisoning them without any mercy. All governments of the Muslim
world must impose a strict ban on all Madrashas (religious
schools-breeding ground of terrorists) and terrorist organization formed by
B. All Muslims living in the Muslim nations must condemn
terrorists and they must stop any association with those 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 Western living gullible Muslims must cooperate
with the Western intelligence (like FBI, CIA) and provide them all sorts of
information about militant Muslim’s activity. Or face the backlash of host
C. The West must also fight the Islam ideologically. That is the
West must form a multi-national committee to investigate, scrutinize, and
extract the poisonous teachings of Qur’an, which do transform a simple young
human into a monster. Those scholars must find out what those Muslim
mullahs/Imams teach young Muslim students in the Madrashas and other religious
schools all over the world. Their findings must be submitted to the governments
and published in the newspapers. Open criticisms and debates of Qur’an and
Islam must be permitted by all nations.
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
will solve nothing. Because, to solve the terrorist problem, we must destroy
the ultimate machine (Islam), which do create terrorists.