Friday, November 11, 2005 The will of Islam
Islamic terrorism is not terrorism at all! This premise might surprise most intellectuals, think tank groups and individuals alike. Islamic terrorism or rather what is perceived as “terrorism” by secular and Non-Muslims is simply the enforcement of radical Islamic theological principles in a literal sense by certain individuals, groups and nation-states. These groups have not home grown these ideas overnight, nor do they consider themselves criminals. They have no political demands or financial demands for ransom money. They are simply following the literal dictates of Allah in the Al' Quraan. They are willing to sacrifice their lives for a cause that they believe is far greater than any worldly pursuit or reward. This is precisely what makes them so dangerous. Some intellectuals have compared the Japanese Kamikaze suicide pilots to the Islamic suicide terrorists. The fundamental difference between these two groups is that the Japanese kamikaze pilots were fighting for Japan, their motherland, while Islamic terrorists are fighting for the Islamic Caliphate and hope to impose the will of Islam on all peoples of the world.
Islamic terrorists, thankfully form a small majority of the world’s Muslims. Those Muslims that don't practice Islamic theology in the literal sense like the terrorists do are considered “moderate”. The issue with these so called “moderate” Muslims is that they don't always condemn the atrocities perpetrated by the Muslim terrorists on the rest of the world’s populace. The rationale behind such “silence” is that these moderates realize deep-down that the “terrorists” are performing the “will” of Allah, and do not wish to be branded as non-believers or Kaafirs. Some “moderates” are on the fence and secretly harbor fundamentalist views shared by their terrorist brethren. Such moderates usually end up as financiers and supporters of terrorist activities.
There is no immediate term solution for the issue of “Islamic Terrorism”. There is no tangible body, party, group or nation to negotiate with. Their demands of “Death” to the Non-Muslim or the conversion of the world to “Islam” (Ummah) is unacceptable. As a result, the world is left with no choice, but to crush these terrorists and their sympathizers at every level possible. If we are to preserve the freedoms that we cherish and have fought so hard for, we have no choice but to destroy Islamic terrorism. To this end, the Indian government must adopt a Zero-Tolerance policy to crush Islamic terrorism. We must invite moderate Muslims in India and the rest of the Sub-Continent to jointly combat this menace, for that is the only way, we can achieve a lasting peace.
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