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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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The mujahideen consider themselves freedom fighters. They are always at their militant leader’s beck and call, ready to attack marked targets in enemy territory of the Abode of War and enemy agents within the Abode of Peace itself. Traditionally, mujahideen, be they civilians or military men, operate on specific orders issued to them by their spiritual leaders. They look at them as grand Mujahideen, like Tariq Bin Zeyad, Salahuddin Al-Ayyoubi; Ayatollah Khumayni of Iran; Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadder, leader of the She’ah Mahdi Army in Iraq and Hassan Nasrullah, leader of the Lebanese Hizballah organization.

If they escaped arrest in their country of origin or an equally sympathetic one, they are harboured and treated as true (mujahideen) holy warriors. Their rescuers give them sanctuary and absolve them from their crimes. It gains them high standing and respect in their community. Their fanaticism drives them to more daring jihad missions. By gaining prominence and ascendancy in status, some mujahideen take up suicidal missions. With rigorous training and encouragement from their mentors, they accept their fate and become religiously committed. They remain calm and assume the attitude of soberness, yet within themselves, they live broken in spirit, in a subdued euphoric daze. The vicious circle offers them high hopes and higher expectations for achieving the highest feat for the sake of Allah and thereby advancement of the Islamic cause. In return for achieving the ultimate sacrifice, Islamist leaders guarantee protection and financial security for their families; and for them, paradise up in heaven. This gives them temporary consolation and keeps their spirit from melting down. The vicious circle continues unbroken. From the nine year-old who starts to learn the Koran by heart and walks alongside his father in protest marches, or the child dressed in military fatigues sitting in compliance on his father’s shoulders in violent demonstrations, symbolizing continued defiance and future confrontation; to the growing enthusiast, who is trained in using firearms and explosives; and finally the over zealot achiever who pays the ultimate price by blowing himself up, exposing the lives of innocent people to death, mutilation and injury - all this for a worthy deed in the name of the religion of Islam and Allah. Eventually, most of them run around in an empty circle, or meet with a tragic end, having contributed nothing worthwhile to humanity.

Similarly, when the tide turns against leaders of such Muslim militants, they find ready sanctuaries in Muslim countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya and the Sudan, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Dar Al-Silm states harbour terrorists and their leaders as honoured guests. When their whereabouts is discovered, the Islamic government in question tries to protect him. It either denies his involvement in the crime or grants him political asylum or diplomatic immunity. More often, they move him to another Islamic country clandestinely and disavow any knowledge of his whereabouts to avoid being hunted down. Many Dar Al-Silm states receive leaders of such atrocities with praise and open arms as liberators of Islam. Like the lunatic Idi Amin, the butcher of Uganda, who until recently was living a blissful life with his harem and treated as a dignitary in Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire, lives interchangeably in the hideous mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The official version of the Afghan government when asked about his whereabouts was that Osama Bin Laden was a guest and does not live in Afghanistan. As a guest of the country, the Afghan government allowed Bin Laden to be seen on the TV screen, armed with a military assault weapon, roaming their rugged mountains, freely.

 

 

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