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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Is Paris Burning?

Prominent Saudi Fundamentalist

After the events in Paris, I am very sad to see that now some people say that Bill Maher is half right, half wrong, whereas before they considered him wrong.

I do not understand.
Did we not expect more violence?
Did we think all terrorism had stopped, and this recrudescence of the terror is so unforeseen that we must stop and re-think?

All religions contain messages of peace and messages of war.
Islam is not alone. Even Buddhism attacks Muslims in Myanmar, and some Hindus attack Muslims in India, whereas in Pakistan it is often open season on everyone.

Again, I repeat that we have gone to war against terrorism with a Pork Barrel Political Agenda, wherein everybody that thinks they have a stake in the matter gets a say in who should be attacked. Most of the big time targets have ended up being non-Al Qa'ida entities... which is the usuall outcome of the Pork Barrel: a bridge to nowhere, a war for no thing!

We must fight terrorism and the intolerant sect of philosophy that bred it, the radical Wahhabi fundamentalism of the Saudi ruling elite.
If we have to even refuse to purchase the cheap oil, then so be it. Those who fight us understand the prices to be paid in their chosen confrontations. 

As Hadrat 'Ali ibn Abi Talib spoke:

اتَّخَذُوا الشَّيْطَانَ لاِمْرِهِمْ مِلاَكاً، وَاتَّخَذَهُمْ لَهُ أَشْرَاكاً، فَبَاضَ وَفَرَّخَ في صُدُورِهِمْ، وَدَبَّ 
 وَدَرَجَ في حُجُورِهِمْ، فَنَظَرَ بِأَعْيُنِهِمْ، وَنَطَقَ بِأَلسِنَتِهِمْ، فَرَكِبَ بِهِمُ الزَّلَلَ، وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الخَطَلَ، فِعْلَ مَنْ قَدْ شَرِكَهُ الشَّيْطَانُ في سُلْطَانِهِ، وَنَطَقَ بِالبَاطِلِ عَلى لِسَانِهِ!

They have made Satan the master of their affairs, and he has taken them as partners. He has laid eggs and hatched them in their bosoms. He creeps and crawls in their laps. He sees through their eyes, and speaks with their tongues. In this way he has led them to sinfulness and adorned for them foul things like the action of one whom Satan has made partner in his domain and speaks untruth through his tongue.



knutty knitter said...

The main problem I see is unemployment. The old saying of idle hands make for trouble is very true and we are flooded with a mass of unemployed young who have nothing to do and nothing to look forward to.

At that age things tend to be black and white so it is no surprise that they are easily radicalised by anyone offering a splendid vision of purity and sacrifice to a cause. It gives them meaning and hope in a way that our present society is not.

I think we need to rethink our society so that it includes all these people and gives them a fair share in what we have.

Can't see that happening when the main idol of the day is wealth and the gaining of it at any cost. I have read many comments about the worthlessness of the poor across the web and it doesn't bode well. You can't treat people like animals and expect them not to bite.


Montag said...

"... worthlessness of the poor..."?
That surprises me.
My wife says I am too much in my own world.

But even if my world includes work-a-day carnage in the streets of Paris and other places, it did not include a sort of Satanic commentary that seems to be an
"Anti-Sermon On The Mount".

That really surprises me.

It provides an excellent experiment in Morals: how shall Christians come through this?

Shall we all sink into barbarism?

Even though the mindless slaughter grabs our focus, we ignore God at own greater peril.