AFRICANGLOBE – My Dictionary defines terrorism as acts designed to intimidate people, arouse intense fear of harm and death in them so that out of the desire to live and not be killed by terrorist they embrace the public policy choice the terrorist espouses.
Why is terrorism prevalent in human society? It is because human beings live in bodies and bodies are vulnerable; bodies are prone to harm and death. Those who live in bodies and desire to live and knowing that their bodies could be destroyed are afraid of harm and death; they do things to avoid harm and death.
Terrorists are aware that people want to live and fear harm and death; they deliberately and randomly kill people and inflict maximum harm on innocent civilians and hope to induce optimal fear of harm and death in the rest of the population. Terrorists’ hope that out of fear of what the terrorists could do to them people would embrace the terrorists’ public policy choice.
Terrorists, in effect, want to use fear and intimidation to get people to accept their views on how to organize society. Their philosophy is: do as we ask you to do or else we kill you. Terrorists use fear to control people. They do not use reason to persuade people into accepting their public policy option. For example, in the long run, Arab Muslims want to get the entire
world to embrace their religion and in the short run they want the West to sacrifice the nation of Israel, give the land to Arabs. Arab Muslim terrorists thus embark on killing Westerners with the hope of generating such fear in them that they would embrace Islam and give Palestine to the Arabs.
Terrorists additionally want to create chaos and anarchy; they want to create a breakdown of law and order in society, create so much havoc that nothing works and then hope to ride in and take over society and impose their ideas of what society ought to look like. In the case of Muslim terrorists, their hope is to transform society to seventh century Arabia (Mohammed’s era).
Terrorists want to disrupt the economy so that the economic system breaks down as people cower in their hiding places and not go to work. An example of where this has happened is in Northeastern Nigeria (around Maiduguri). Here, a Muslim terrorist group called Boko Haram (who eschew Western education and want to live in a preliterate seventh century Arabia like environment) has brought most economic activity in the region to a standstill; people are afraid to leave their homes or gather in work places for fear of being the victim of a terrorist bombing. The result is that the Muslims who live in that region of Nigeria no longer go to work; their children no longer go to school. Muslims are the ones suffering in Maiduguri.
The Southern Christian part of Nigeria is largely untouched by Islamic terrorism and progresses. In effect, Muslims are their own worst enemies; they are setting their people backwards, as the Taliban terrorists set Afghanistan backwards, so backwards that the people now live in the Stone Age! Other people build rockets to transport them into space to explore space while Afghans consider riding donkeys’ progress in transportation!
Terrorists who kill persons they do not know, children included are maximally evil persons; they are wicked beyond belief. Individual terrorists generally have anti-social personality disorder and have no sense of guilt or remorse from their criminal activities; they rationalize their criminal acts with the notion of religion; their God tells them that it is okay to kill some of his children so as to make the rest of them live in fear of death (the real God wants people to live a fear free existence).
On April 15, 2013 two Chechen Muslims in America set off bombs at the finishing lines of the Boston Marathon. That explosion killed strangers; children included, and hurt almost two hundred persons. The Muslim terrorists wrecked maximum havoc on the people and city of Boston: for a week the chaos they created literally brought the economy of Boston to standstill; perhaps over a billion dollars in economic activity was lost. Islamic terrorists do this sort of thing all the time; therefore, it is rational to consider Islam a terrorist organization.
Terrorism and Islam
The current canard is that Islam is a religion of peace. Really? When did Islam become a religion of peace? Let us quickly review its history and see the trail of violence that has always characterized Islam. Mohammad, the founder of Islam, was born in Mecca (in today’s Saudi Arabia) in 570 AD. He worked as a camel driver for a wealthy couple. When the man died his wife, Khadija, at the age of 54 married 25 year old Mohammed.
Mohammad who hitherto was poor is now in the money. He had all the time in the world on his hands. He began going into surrounding hills, sitting in a cave to meditate. In 610 AD the 40 year old Mohammad claimed that the angel Gabriel was talking to him. Since he was illiterate and could not write down what his voices were telling him he got his friend, Abubaker to write it down.
The result of that channeling is the Koran, now the Muslim Holy Book. Essentially, Mohammed took the Christianity that he was familiar with and massaged it a bit and claimed to be the person that Jesus had promised his followers would come and consolidate his teaching (Christians believe that it is the Holy Spirit but Mohammad claims to be the person). Mohammed called himself the seal of the prophets, the last prophet who is here to consolidate what the Abrahamic prophets had always been talking about.
Mohammed asked people to totally submit to the will of God (Allah) and his prophet, himself. That is, he is to become the unquestioned dictator telling people about God and they had to obey him. The people of Mecca did not take him seriously; indeed, he was considered a madman, a hallucinating psychotic, claiming that his voice came from God. This assessment of the man was lent credence by his tendency to have indiscriminate sex with many women including with a ten year old, girl called Aisha.
People who have sex with ten year old children are pedophiles and insane so people had reason to see Mohammed as insane and went after him and he ran away.
Mohammed ran from his native Mecca to Medina and while at Medina organized a militia and with it came back to Mecca and fought the people and defeated them and converted them to his Islam with the sword. That is to say that the religion of Islam began in violence and is maintained with violence and continues in violence.