Radical Islamism and Jihad
Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam
vaunted Imperialist tools of ‘Democracy and Human Rights’ terrorism adds another powerful weapon of world domination in the
arsenal of the Corporate Masters. They
already used these weapons in Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. And
now they are going after Syria and Iraq for Balkanizing the Middle-East.
Terrorist Organizations like Al-Qaeda, IS, Al-Nusra, Boko Haram
etc. are their foster-children to be brought up as an instrument of
disruption of the national unity and subverting
Nation State Sovereignty for creating
a favourable environment for
external intervention and regime
emirate, should it come to it, may be more firmly supported by the local
population, and therefore even harder to extirpate, than the barbarous IS
There is a
large pool of alienated angry young Muslims eager to join the fight against the
Christian West which has colonised them, dominated the governments in their
home countries which have failed to provide productive lives for them and
discriminated against them. The only way to deal with Daesh is to tackle the
roots of the alienation of Muslim youth....
doctrine holds that preservation of cultural heritage, whether Islamic or
non-Islamic, is a form of idol worship or polytheism prohibited in Islam. The
Saudi kingdom now faces the need to choose between its continued patronage of
the Wahhabi clerics and the danger they pose, inside the Saudi state and
abroad, to Muslims, non-Muslims, and global culture, in the form of death and
mutilation, cultural desolation....
approval of attacking Muslims indiscriminately led to a situation of
significant loss of support within the Muslim community. The fact that he could
kill Muslims praying in a mosque convinced the locals that he is not really
fighting for Islam,”...
that galvanise youngsters from across different faiths and backgrounds.
Encourage interfaith dialogue as the weapon of choice to counter the
destructive narrative ISIS promotes for recruitment. Using social media,
advertising and faith groups across the country can be a simple but very
effective measure to help tie the noose around ISIS and its rabble-rousers who
spout their rubbish....
welcome the development and we pray they would continue fighting and
fragmenting. However, what I want to tell you is that none of them is better;
we are looking for all of them. "The only ones that we would spare are
those who repent, and they were the ones that would be taken as prisoners of
war by the Nigerian Army.”...
in defeating Daesh is not really about vanquishing it on the battlefield.
America has won battles like that for 15 years in Afghanistan and Iraq only to
discover that once US forces leave, the Taleban or Daesh or some other radical
group returns. The way to have these groups stay defeated is to help countries
find some form of politics that addresses the basic aspirations of their
people- all their people...
Terrorism is a
multidimensional phenomenon, and until today the existence and latent threat of
Islamist terrorism confronts global society with formidable challenges. As a
global phenomenon, it is indeed easy to recognize the manifestation of
terrorism, but it is rather difficult to clearly define it.....
countries like Britain have for years been putting former extremists to work in
think tanks to provide authentic voices against radical ideology, Mr. Morton is
the first former jihadist to step into this public a role in the United
Daish (ISIS) is such an organization which has
come into existence to weaken the Islamic forces, spread confusion and chaos in
the lines of the Muslims, tarnishes the image of Islam in the eyes of the world
and distracts the world from the humanity-loving divine ideology. This is
surely a threat to humankind and leads to the decline of the Muslim Ummah.
Therefore, such organizations are terrorists and
condemnable and to support and co-operate (with) them is not allowed by
Shariah. It is the religious and moral duty of the conscious persons of the
Muslim Ummah that they should inform the world of its threats and strive to
prevent the Muslim youth, if any, from supporting Daish and those of its ilk,
in any form.-----
curriculum is little more than indoctrination, but it brings children closer to
each other to create a band-of-brothers effect, and brings the children to the
attention of IS personnel who talent-scout for children exhibiting early
potential for “Cub” status in IS’ dedicated training camps. Through a
socialization and selection process, IS implies that entry into the Cubs of the
Caliphate is a rare commodity and something desirable for each child. ...
It is, of
course, unlikely that al-Qaeda will voluntarily follow the example of the
Islamist Group and Zawahiri's own organisation, al-Jihad, and revise its
violent strategy. But it is clear radical Islam is confronting a rebellion
within its ranks, one to which Zawahiri and the leaders of al-Qaeda are poorly
equipped to respond. Radical Islam began as a spiritual call to the Muslim
world to unify and strengthen itself through holy warfare....
S. Mubashir Noor, New Age Islam
media wing al-Furqan has made public three audio recordings attributed to
al-Baghdadi since May last year, they all sound like Mullah Mohammad Omar
speaking from beyond the grave. I refer; of course, to last July when, amid
landmark talks in Islamabad between the Taliban and Kabul, the Afghan spy
agency NDS leaked news that Mullah Omar, despite his very recent pronouncements
through the group’s media cell, had been dead for years. It turned out his (now
deceased) deputy Mullah Akhtar Mansour was impersonating him to prevent the
movement from splintering. Is al-Baghdadi now too a sock puppet for some new IS
Arabia’s export of the rigid, bigoted, patriarchal, fundamentalist strain of
Islam known as Wahhabism has fuelled global extremism and contributed to
terrorism. As the Islamic State projects its menacing calls for violence into
the West, directing or inspiring terrorist attacks in country after country, an
old debate over Saudi influence on Islam has taken on new relevance....
America, and the Islamist movements feel their hatred and their impotence.
Ramming America has become the shortest road to fame and leadership among the Arabs
and Muslims. But what good is it if you destroy one of your enemy's buildings,
and he destroys one of your countries? What good is it if you kill one of his
people, and he kills 1,000 of yours? That, in short, is my evaluation of
The roots of
this ideological war within al-Qaeda go back 40 years, to 1968, when two
precocious teenagers met at Cairo University's medical school. Zawahiri, a
student there, was then 17, but he was already involved in clandestine Islamist
activity. ... Now his (Zawahiri's) former emir (Dr. Fadl) refused to see him. 'I do not know anyone in the history of Islam prior to Ayman al-Zawahiri who engaged in such lying, cheating, forgery and betrayal of trust by transgressing against someone else's book,' the inflamed author told al-Hayat . Zawahiri and Fadl have not spoken since, but their war of words was only beginning.
With a nation
of children scarred by death and destruction, what hope can there be for a
productive and prosperous Syrian nation? The children who could leave, have
left, and the children who can’t leave are uneducated and resentful. However
the future plays out, Omran Daqneesh was not the first and he certainly will
not be the last....
“What is very
disturbing is that many well-off people are part of these silent modules and
many times they themselves are not aware of it....Also, it is no longer limited
to north Kerala, reports of such activities come in from all places in the
The rise of
Islamic State poses a great threat to South Asia, but also provides the region
with a rare opportunity. A collective threat by a non-State actor to the entire
region may mean the countries will rise to meet the threat collectively....
moderate Islam and its secular polity is a threat to these global Jihadis
because it is a model that strikes at the heart of their Wahhabi-Salafist
vision of radical Islam,”...
But the murder
of Muslims has always been a point of debate. Under the maniacal Abubakar
Shekau, who last year declared allegiance to Islamic State (IS) and once
professed to “enjoy killing anyone that God commands me to kill”, the group
blew up mosques as well as churches—often using children to detonate suicide
bombs. But with new leadership, tactics can change...
But it is time
the state realised the impossibility of fighting terrorism without having the
upper hand in the discourse on Islam, the legitimate ways of enforcing its
injunctions in the private life of the faithful, and accepting the vital need
to stop mixing politics with belief....
Dr. Mohammad Ghitreef, New Age Islam
pertinent question that stirs the mind: did the prophet of Islam (PBUH), who is
the sole eternal role model for the Ummah, implement the Shariah with any
coercive method? Or his true successors the Rashidun Khulafa (right guided
vicegerents of the prophet) had done it? Or the great four Imams of historical
Islam advocated it? I want a clear-cut answer to these relevant and grim
questions to be given from the religious leaders who sympathise with the criminals,
who are giving only lip service to Islam and thus tarnishing its image.....
Tushar Ranjan Mohanty
irrespective of their sectarian background, it appears that lawyers are being
singled out across Pakistan. According to partial data compiled by the South
Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), at least 114 lawyers have been killed, and
another 210 have been injured, in 28 incidents of attack on lawyers since 2007.
Significantly, the current year has so far recorded the highest number of
attacks on lawyers over the last decade, with eight such resulting in 114 fatalities
and more than 50 injured....