In his first visit to an American mosque Wednesday, President Barak Obama condemned inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans.
Obama created a relieving interaction calling for unity among American faith communities to recognise the contributions of Muslim citizens, and asked for Muslims around the world to help combat the extremist ideologies of groups like the Islamic State.
But should Islam and the Muslims be called upon to combat the ideologies of the Islamic State that is the world renowned dreaded terrorist group ?
From The Growing Threat
Robert Pape in his book, Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. He explains suicide terrorism from a strategic, social, and psychological point of view. It is based on a database he has compiled at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism.
Robert Pape claims to have compiled the world’s first “database of every suicide bombing and attack around the globe from 1980 through 2003—315 attacks in all” .
“The data show that there is little connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, or any one of the world’s religions. …
Rather, what nearly all suicide terrorist attacks have in common is a specific secular and strategic goal: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from territory that the terrorists consider to be their homeland”. It is important that Americans understand this growing phenomenon.
Unfortunately, President Obama didn’t understand this. Asking the Muslims to combat extreme ideology like the Islamic State is a vituperative obliteration of the peacefulness of Islam with the diabolical terrorism that is alien to it.
The Obama’s speech to a Muslim audience comes amid an eight-day stretch during which he will have spoken to Jewish, Muslim and Christian audiences.
Last week, he spoke about the holocaust at the Israeli embassy in Washington, proclaiming, “I, too, am a Jew” in a sign of Christian solidarity with the Jewish people.
Every sane mind would have thought that president Obama would have spoken about combating the extreme Islamic State ideology with the Jewish community, as many terrorism experts have traced its emergence to the Jewish Zionism movement that has continuously terrorised the Palestinians in a word that is more dangerous than the holocaust.
Making such statement in the Muslim gathering is an additional insult to the Muslims that have been the highest recipients of Islamic State terrorism.
The Wolf In Human Clothing
Obama’s words were pretty fascinating and profoundly exceptional in its alluring tones. At a point, my heart almost evaded my left bosom as his words darted into me like a rejuvenating arrow.
In the middle of my compliments , I still see the same Obama, who would visit a mosque and say “Islam is peace” and also invite some Muslims for the special Ramadan meal and go out openly on another day to sponsor war and deliberate killing of civilians in the Muslim lands.
From the massacres of children and women in Iraq to Syria and the unrelenting financial support of Obama’s administration to the terrorising Zionist regime in Palestine are enough facts acting in antithesis to his “beautiful” speech for Islam and the Muslims at Baltimore Mosque.
Whether there is an enthralling reason to appreciate his “adorable” speech in the favour of Muslims or Islam today or not.
What is most glaring is that the nearly immaculate beings of Muslim children and women, who are supposed to appreciate his speech most today, are already six feet below the ground as a result of the military connivance of Obama in their deaths. They are unfortunately absent to witness this alive.
In these modern times, some people would appear like humans in the public but their hands are soaked with the blood of the innocents people, and they are like the regular dreaded terrorists and vampires.
I disagree to agree with the distorted truth that is popularly known as `diplomacy’. I am like the lion of the jungle, I would never allow to be turned into a pussy cat.
By Yusuf Jimoh Aweda, the Director, Center For Human Rectitude.