UI – Part 161 – Do Not Ignore the Religious and Ideological Roots of Islamist Terrorism
Investigate Tragic Events
Tragic events that take place require a thorough investigation. Too often overlooked are links to hatred towards Jews that engender tragic killings of Jews by Muslims. Iran is prepared, has expressed their intent, and directly proclaims they will eradicate Israel from the world map. Such proclamations cannot be viewed as hollow threats given what has happened throughout the world by Muslims committing acts against religious groups other than their own, Jews, Christians, Hindus, etc., Even within Islam if there is a disagreement with interpretations of the Quran or authority, battles, resistance to dissent, the killing of multitudes rages. The world has watched or read about, on TV screens and in newspapers, atrocities committed that question any respect for human life or human rights. It is often barbaric acts that are exposed, and justified under the name of Allah. Mention of locales such as Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, the Sudan, Rwanda, Nigeria among others, is a reminder of the mental collapse of leaders towards anything right, to a desire for personal gains or acceptance at all costs.
Pockets of Divisiveness
The Arab Spring is growing more pockets of potential divisiveness with the Muslim Brotherhood straining to take the lead and show the world fundamentalist Islam, the days of the 7th Century, are here to stay – by fear and force as necessary. They are systematic and skillful in using methods of infiltration with patience to gain footholds everywhere in the world they can – even the USA.
Quoting Daniel Pipes, “Ignoring the religious and ideological roots of Islamist terrorism carries a heavy price…. Islamism must be squarely faced to protect ourselves from future violence.”
Attacks on others may be prevented by proper police studies as well as the cooperation of political – governmental authorities, congressmen, even the President and his Administration – leaders and authorities. There has been too much evidence of excessive Political Correctness adopted to mitigate the tactics of Islamists in exposing their hatred towards Jews, the West and anything free. The US Military has been ordered, as an example, to remove any connection between terrorism and Muslims in training manuals.
In addition we experience violent reactions by Muslims towards issues under the claim of persecution of Islam that go far beyond the pale of human consciousness. This has occurred towards cartoons, films, speeches, books, authors, and articles. Reactions must be analyzed for what they are and might cause, such as expressions of hatred and pending violence. Words spoken may not portend the worst, but one cannot be too certain. Steps must be taken to watch, listen and be prepared.
How are Muslims being educated and what are they being taught? This may not apply to all Muslims, but we must know what is applicable in which educational environment if acts of terrorism are supported, be it madrassa, Islamic Center or mosque, by whom (the mullah or ulema in charge) and where. Where expressions inciting hatred are repeated there must be concern for the possible outpouring of such venom on the society that is the focus of the teacher’s teachings.
Our enforcement system needs to explore connections, be a watch dog for the next event with a focus and dedication towards prevention. Let us not hide the cause for the desire of not offending. We must be honest, aware, on guard and ready for tragedy to strike. Organizations as C.A.I.R. react constantly to anything that condemns Muslims, or Islam, for suspicious acts, or even criticism. They too see the smoke but prefer to dismiss it as no reason for setting off the fire alarm. Yet they do little to stop the building of the fires of enmity towards anything that is not Islamic. They in fact fan the flames.
How and what Muslims are being taught, especially here in America, is as necessary as understanding the curriculum offered and subjects taught in all public schools. If hatred its being promoted it must be curtailed.
The culture of Islam that is allowed to grow in America cannot be that of an All for Allah mentality. We are a pluralistic society and must support the common laws that apply to everyone without exception. We cannot condone Sharia law or foreign laws that are in discord with our Constitution. We must avoid Multiculturalism when it subjects those within its confines to ideologies incompatible with American standards of acceptance and tolerance.
Where terrorism can be planted we must ensure the soil is unworthy. If there are weeds of terrorism growing that can be seen they must be plucked. Where there are those cultivating in disguise the weeds of terrorism their greenhouses must be located and destroyed, the sources of the products cut-off from delivery. We must be on-guard for the seeds of hatred being planted on American soil and defend the productive beautiful product of a Godly nation created 400 years ago.
Grace and Peace