“Most Muslims are not fundamentalists, and more fundamentalists are not terrorists, but more present day terrorists are Muslims and proudly identify themselves as such.” writes Bernard Lewis in ‘The Crisis of Islam’. But Dr. Martin Luther King logically said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Terrorism has no absolute and globally accepted definition and its interpretation can easily be used or abused to suite particular needs. The adage that “one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter” reveals the wide range of variations in its interpretation but, if simply stated, terror is extreme or intense fear. It is a psychological state, which combines the physical and mental efforts to create dread and insecurity. GLOBALLY ACCEPTED DEFINITIONS:
“Acts committed with the aim of seriously intimidating a population, forcing a government or international organization to abstain from performing any act, or seriously destabilizing or destroying the fundamental political, constitutional, economic or social structures of a country or an international organization.” “Any action constitutes terrorism if it is intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act.” State Terrorism to counter terrorism:
when the whole world is in the cruel jaws of it, this reality cannot be curtailed through the more terrorism by the state ; as many countries of the present world are trying to do it in this way. The obvious examples of Kashmir and Palestine speak horrors of inhuman acts. The relative term ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’ is also fully involved here. The freedom movements ofPalestinians, Kashmiris and the Chechens have been branded through the Western media as terrorist movements. In order to counter terrorism countries are unilaterally adopting the same attitude (definition), which the US has set for them – pose the opposition as terrorists in front of the world and attack them unilaterally. Israel as well as India’s state-terrorism falls in this scenario. As in the current imbroglio of Middle East Crisis, Israel’s unilateral attack over Lebanon – just to search its two beloved and loyal soldiers – has further deteriorated the situation. Interior Motives Of US War On Terrorism:
If we take a look of Political disputes like Iraq, Afganistan, the Interior motives of war on terrorism are: To get hold of natural resources of Muslim countries, either by the policy of friendship or confrontation. To malign Muslim freedom struggles like movements going on such as in Kashmir, Chechnya, Palestine. To damage the ideologies of Islam specially Jihad to project Islam as a religion of intolerance. The fear factor is that Islam still is spreading in the West at a faster pace, 4500 embraced Islam after 9/11. To stop the rise of orthodox Muslim governments. They are doing it in the name of democracy. They are changing the elected governments. e.g. Iran’s government, is being isolated by imposing sanctions. They are there to protect monarchies in Gulf States and a Military rule in Pakistan. To ensure a greater Israel on Arab Land for the satisfaction of American jewfish lobby. To spread its own culture. If a nation dies it’s a national death but if a nation dies of cultural death, it’s all over. The United States is permeated its culture in the countries on the name of terrorism. As in Iraq, they made dance clubs in the Green Zone. The uniform of new force of Iraq i.e. identical as it matched with USA. To check the nuclear technology of the Muslim countries like Iran and Pakistan.
Cause of terrorism in Pakistan:
The sectarian anti-Shiite militant groups like the Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan were preaching hatred against the Shiite Muslims and employing some terrorist activities. The extremist sectarian intolerance came to Pakistan only after the 1979...
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