Imran Khan made quite a poignant statement with his ‘International Terrorist’ tee on Wednesday night at the premiere of “The President is Coming” Ironically the very same night the terror attacks happened in Mumbai.
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Is the attack on Mumbai a fulminant recrudesence of a millenium of jihad for world conquest, or due to the arrogance of India’s self serving foreign policy.
Perhaps the shouts of Allah il Allah akbar! tell us something. Perhaps the raid on the Jewish Center and terrorists seeking out those with American and British passports help.
If the jihadis are really intent on establishing a worldwide caliphate under sharia law, I would think they would see Israel, the US and Great Britain as the chief obstacles to their project.
“The 9/11 attacks have inspired two diametrically opposed interpretations regarding their “root causes”. According to the first school of thought, the attacks were the latest salvo in the millenarian “clash of civilizations” between the worlds of Islam and
Christendom, a violent backlash by a deeply frustrated civilization reluctant to come to terms with its long-standing decline.
“For many centuries Islam was the greatest civilization on earth–the richest, the most powerful, the most creative in every significant field of human endeavor” wrote a prominent exponent of this view. “And then everything changed, and Muslims, instead of invading and dominating Christendom, were invaded and dominated by Christian powers. The resulting frustration and anger at what seemed to them a reversal of both natural and divine law have been growing for centuries, and have reached a climax in our own times.”
Not so, argues a vast cohort of academics, journalists, writers, and retired diplomats. The attacks were a misguided, if not wholly inexplicable, response to America’s arrogant and self-serving foreign policy by a fringe extremist group, whose violent interpretation of Islam has little to do with the actual spirit and teachings of the religion. Not only does Islam specifically forbid the massacre of innocent civilians but the evocation as a jihad in the context of 9/11 makes a travesty of this concept, which means first and foremost an inner quest for personal self improvement and not a holy war as is widely believed. “Muslims have never nurtured dreams of world conquest,” runs a typical argument in this vein. “They had no designs on Europe, even though Europeans imagined that they did. Once Muslim rule had been established in Spain, it was recognized that the empire could not expand indefinitely”
See Karsh, Islamic Imperialism: A History.
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