Sunday, April 13, 2008

Islam, Another Religion?

"Specifically, the religion model of Islamic terrorism itself requires rethinking. Western sociologists and war strategists have mostly utilized the dynamics of Muslims vis-a-vis westeners and their ally, Israel, to influence what they see as 'root causes' of terror. Prominent among these are the 'grievances' Muslins feel in the hands of the West and Israel. ... Although one could argue that most of these grievances are self-inflicted, Muslims have managed to successfully transplant the idea that being part of the weaker civilization, they are the victims. Wearing the mantle of a victim has its advantages, including the ability to camouflage aggresssion as a form of self-defense. However, the dynamics of Muslim-non-Muslim interaction in the developing world tells an entirely different story. Far more aggressive tactics have been employed by Muslims against much weaker opponents, be it in Darfur against black Africans or against brown unbelievers in South Asia. ... In the past sixty years, from every Muslim majority region of South Asia ... non-Muslims have been driven out in massive numbers to Hindu-majority India. This occurred when Muslim populations in these regions obtained political power. In 1971 about three million Hindus were slaughtered by the Pakistani army in the then East Pakistan and many more were driven to India, never to return. ... This has no parallel with any other religion in the modern era. ... This data ... compels one to scrutinize the roots of Islamic scriptures and study Islamic history of conquest. ... Islamic scripture is predominantly political and that the religion itself was probably devised to extend Islam's founder Mohammed's powerbase upon an edifice of theology. ... The conquest model is a much more inclusive and nuanced one, where terror is just one of the many tools for achieving objectives. It also explains why the Muslim population in Europe is fast growing, angry and disinfranchised (through self-infliction)--to deliberately create conditions conducive to Europe's demographic conquest by the Muslims", my emphasis, Moorthy Muthuswamy (MM) at, 20 March 2008.

I agree with MM. My study of the history of Pakistan and India since 1947 gave me a new understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict. The Pakistani army killed about 2.4 million Hindus in East Pakistan in nine months before being defeated by India. This is a genocide I doubt one American in 100 has heard of. About 8-10 million Hindus were driven into India as refugees. Interestingly in 1947, Pakistan was about 30% Hindu. Now it is about 1%. India is about 14% Moslem and shows no signs of trying to force its Moslem population out. India has affirmative action for Moslems in university admissions, as does Israel! No, the sources of Islamic aggression are not injustices, at least as the West understands the term.


Muddy Mo said...

Skeptical CPA (SC), you don't seem too skeptical to me.

Since your quote lacks any link to the actual article, I will attempt to work with the text you posted.

"...This has no parallel with any other religion in the modern era."

That statement is so wrong it may actually be right. What, exactly, is meant by This? This organized campaign to slaughter people who follow a different faith? Well that's true! Even the religion whose adherents believe their God wrote,

"You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you. You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new."

-- cannot be accurately described as having the sole purpose of organizing to slaughter people who hold different faiths.

But just to be sure, let me ask:

SC, are you asserting that Islam is not a religion but is simply an organized campaign whose sole purpose is to slaughter non-Muslims?

Independent Accountant said...

It has been used that way ever since the time of the prophet (PBUH).

Muddy Mo said...

"I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."

"Satan wants to destroy this nation, he wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army...[they] will only be defeated if we come against them in the name of Jesus".

"warriors in this spiritual war for souls of this nation and the world .."

"George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the US. He was appointed by God."

These are all quotes from Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin, United States Army, architect of the operation to "Gitmoize" the Abu Ghraib prison in October 2003.

Using a rhetorical "style" embraced at this site, I will enthusiatically add: This has no parallel with any other Armed Service in the modern era!

I will also avail myself of the unique linking "style" found on this site, by providing a link to the article written by Sidney Blumenthal at The Guardian