Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Terrorists, Terrorism, and Terror ...


The United States has launched an alleged war against terror. This is the newest link in a chain of events that have been unfolding for quite a while. Nine/eleven was a single terrible event that is now serving as a scapegoat for a whole new series of terrible events in the world that are almost always targeted against Muslims. Irrespective of who is responsible for 9/11, there can be no doubt about the fact that there have always been a small number of extremist elements amongst us who have created mischief while the Muslim community as a whole remained pacific. These extremist elements have restricted themselves in the past to terrorist activities within the Muslim community, but of late they have expanded their horizons and thought it more advisable to play the enemies' own dirty game against him. Ill-advised as such a manner of thinking is, it has only served to sandwich the Muslim community between the terrorist extremist element within itself and the terrorist of the World, which is America. It is admittedly difficult to manouevre in such a tight situation, but there sure is a way out of it. As the final Ummah, it is imperative that we unite against both enemies - the enemy on the right, as well as the enemy on the left - and affirm our position with an assertive stance (and I am NOT talking about General Pervez Musharraf's sycophantic attitude here!).

Anywayz, one wonders how terrifying this war would be that is supposedly pitched against terror. God protect us from the terrors of this terrible war.

2 comments:

Diogenes said...

You call America the Terrorist. The only country in the world that welcomes all peaceful people who share the values of equality and freedom.

When your extremists cause another another Hitler to rise to power in Europe, do not expect America to come to your aid as they did in Bosnia and Kosovo.

What good has Pakistan done in the world?

Renaissance Scientist said...

You call America the Terrorist.

Yes, I call America the terrorist. And for good reason. America has been pursuing an imperialistic foreign policy and can truly be called an international rogue state. Please see my new post titled, "U.S.A.: THE Terrorist of the World ...", which I have posted in response to your comment.

The only country in the world that welcomes all peaceful people who share the values of equality and freedom.

I think most countries in the world will welcome peaceful people who share the values of equality and freedom.

When your extremists cause another another Hitler to rise to power in Europe, do not expect America to come to your aid as they did in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Firstly, when (and if) our extremists cause another Hitler to rise to power in Europe, it will be the Europeans - and not us - who will be in need of aid. Secondly, American aid to Bosnia/Kosovo could be likened to someone who allegedly goes to aid a dying man, waits for him to die, buries him, and then touts the burial as a great favor.

What good has Pakistan done in the world?

We have large expatriate communities in U.S.A., U.K., Europe, and the Middle East. The vast majority of these expatriates are law-abiding, peace-loving, hard-working people who are contributing significantly to the economies and welfare of these countries.