Rea­sons for ter­ror­ism

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ABy Ah­mad Al-Sar­raf

s has al­ready been ex­pected by the de­vel­oped world, and then ridiculed its ex­pec­ta­tions DAESH has ‘van­ished’ and with it its il­lu­sions of es­tab­lish­ing the Is­lamic State, af­ter a con­flict that lasted for three years.

The fall came dur­ing the era which only knows sci­ence and co­ex­is­tence, where there is no place for such po­lit­i­cal sys­tems. With the fall of DAESH, all the naive analy­ses of dozens of po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts, and their empty ac­cu­sa­tions against the var­i­ous coun­tries of the world also fell apart.

Those an­a­lysts ac­cused some coun­tries or one of them of supporting the idea of es­tab­lish­ing and fi­nanc­ing and arm­ing the so­called Is­lamic State and this is what I did not be­lieve since day one.

To this day, there is no con­crete ev­i­dence of the in­volve­ment of a par­tic­u­lar coun­try in the es­tab­lish­ment of this State, which has been re­peated much in Is­lamic his­tory.

How­ever, the ab­sence of the me­dia, tools and cam­eras pre­vented them from doc­u­ment­ing them in time.

My friend Abu Ab­dul­latif won­ders why there are no ter­ror­ists among the In­done­sians, Malaysians and Mus­lims of In­dia, and among other Mus­lims.

Why ter­ror­ists are only in our coun­tries, whether we are Shi­ite or Sunni Arabs? Do our school cur­ric­ula have a role in that?

He added, the Arabs have known po­lit­i­cal ter­ror­ism dur­ing the era of Wadih Had­dad, the Pales­tinian who led the armed wing of the Pop­u­lar Front for the Lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine and oth­ers.

The ed­u­ca­tional cur­ric­ula that pro­duce ter­ror­ists, as some claim, dif­fered in the for­mer sec­u­lar Baath of Iraq, dif­fer­ent from the Saudi, which dif­fers from the Le­banese sec­u­lar cur­ric­ula, and all of them dif­fer from the sec­u­lar cur­ric­u­lam of Kuwait or Tu­nisia or the con­ser­va­tive one in Egypt.

How­ever, all ter­ror­ists have grad­u­ated from their schools dur­ing the


past half a cen­tury un­til date.

He added, it is a mis­take to be­come cap­tives of hold­ing the school cur­ric­ula re­spon­si­ble. This false di­ag­no­sis will help the dis­ease to con­tinue, as hap­pened 60 years ago, and the causes of ter­ror­ism dif­fer from what some peo­ple think and pro­mote.

My friend Ab­dul­latif did not men­tion the real rea­sons be­hind ter­ror­ism. If we as­sume that this is true in gen­eral, the re­al­ity is not. There are Sunni/Shi­ite ter­ror­ist op­er­a­tions in Pak­istan. There is Pak­istani/In­dian ten­sions caused by ter­ror­ist acts, there is Afghan ter­ror­ism, there is Philippine ter­ror­ism led by Abu Sayyaf, the ter­ror­ism of the Somali youth or­ga­ni­za­tion and the ter­ror­ism of the Nige­rian Boko Haram.

All are non-Arab coun­tries, there­fore, ter­ror­ism has no na­tion­al­ity, but it is more dy­namic and ac­tive com­pared to oth­ers, per­haps be­cause we have civ­i­liza­tions that are deep­rooted in his­tory for thou­sands of years, thus we see that ter­ror­ism is purely re­li­gious in na­ture, from rad­i­cal Mus­lims.

Such ter­ror­ism did not leave an Is­lamic coun­try or mi­nor­ity in the world with­out af­fect­ing it neg­a­tively. The greater the dam­age, the closer we are to the Mid­dle East and the Near East. The Mus­lim mi­nori­ties in China, the Philip­pines, Myan­mar and Kash­mir were all af­fected by ter­ror­ism.

Ter­ror­ism has also dev­as­tated coun­tries such as Afghanistan, Syria, So­ma­lia and Ye­men, and has hit Saudi Ara­bia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Tu­nisia, Libya, Morocco, Al­ge­ria, Egypt, Su­dan, Le­banon, Jor­dan, Qatar and Pales­tine and oth­ers.

The rea­son is not only the school cur­ric­ula, but also what has been and is still ‘preached’ in many mosques, and what is be­ing broad­cast through hun­dreds of most ex­treme chan­nels, which at­tract tens of mil­lions of view­ers through­out the day.

The Gulf money has also played a role in the spread of re­li­gious ex­trem­ism and that is why the nonArab Mus­lim coun­tries were out rel­a­tively from the in­flu­ence of the Gulf money, and the lack of knowl­edge of Ara­bic did not neg­a­tively af­fect them by what is broad­cast in re­li­gious chan­nels.

These are some rea­sons, the sub­ject is big.


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