Ughhh, this article does a very poor job
at explaining terrorism.
It is just another simplified, incomplete, inaccurate version of the whole.
Here's how it happened. When he first received his revelations (the Koran is a collection of the revelations Mohammed received from the angel Gabriel
who was giving Mohammed Allah's message) the revelations were full of compassion and love and peace and goodwill. At that time Mohammed lived in
Mecca, a large city. *snip, snip*
As Mohammed gained power, the revelations changed in nature. They were more about conquering and ruling than about tolerance and compassion.
If you think about it, when it all started, it was all about gaining converts. But the opposition towards this "new" religion was huge. Muslims were
attacked from pretty much every side. So, as they defended themselves and tried, just like any other religion on planet earth, to gain more converts,
rules of engagement in war were neccessary, for example "do not kill innocent women and children", or "spare those who seal a contract of peace
with you", or "those who do not attack you, let them pass", stuff like that. They were not comandments to just kill people, they were RULES OF WAR
imposed on Muslims due to the situation back then. Anyone who has read the Qur'an thoroughly knows this, but this Trifkovic dude obviously is not
aware of it.
In the Koran, a later passage says, "When we decide to destroy a population, we send a definite order to them who have the good things in life and
yet transgress; so that Allah's word is proved true against them: then we destroy them utterly."
"We" in Qur'an means God. Every Muslim knows that. Just like every Christian knows what Trinity is. There are a lot of examples of God destroying
nations, civilisations, a fairly common thing in the Bible too. Divine Punishment. Such punishment can only be enforced by God, and not by men
So this quote is very out of context of this whole topic, since we are discussing what men are allowed to do. Is God morbid or not is another topic
It is part of Muslim propaganda in the West to say things like, "Islam is totally against violence.
Again, a slight error there. Islam is against sensless violence and killing of innocents
, and exactly that is being propagated everywhere, for
better understanding of Islam.
Violence in self-defence is allowed, hence the whole "rules of engagement" part of Qur'an. In some cases, fighting is a duty, for example when
someone is trying to kill your whole family, conquer your land, force you to convert, etc, etc. Muslims are peaceful, but not stupid. They won't
just sit back and let you kill them.
On a side note, a lot of people whining about this have absolutely no problem with american forces killing thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq in
the name of uhmm security, uhmm wait no, it was WMD, uhmm wait again no, it was democracy... uhmmm difficult to keep track of lies indeed. They are
still civilised, their nation is not primitive, they personaly are not killers and their religion is still "religion of peace with peaceful
non-violent message of Jesus", despite all that killing.
ANyways, back on topic...
The situation is similar to the publications of Hitler's book, Mein Kampf
Well, that didn't take long. Godwin's Law smack down in the middle of article, inclusive Hitler's pic for better mental images. Interesting psycho
Let see... Trifkovic ignored different fractions of terrorists, with totaly different goals, which for most part have nothing to do with world
domination. He ignores the political reasons and focuses on solely religion and history, in most cases only partial info, innacurate and incomplete.
Most terrorist don't even kill in the name of God, they kill for revenge, political goals, fight for power, freedom etc, etc. They just happen to
have a Muslim name.
Initial goal of Al-Qaeda (and those who preceded them) was to gain control of an islamic country and that failed several times, example: Egypt.
After that they became scatered groups, who used violence to promote their goal, but have largely failed to gain enough supporters to start an
uprising somewhere. (Note here: do not confuse islamic regimes in Saudi Arabia and Iran with terrorist groups. They are two very different things. In
fact, Bin Laden had to flee from the Saudis and hide in Afganistan, Saudi Arabia is helping in the war on terror, arresting suspects, etc, etc).
The majority of Muslims are peace-loving people who basically ignore the Koran's command to kill the unbelievers.
Another false statement. Muslims do not ignore anything in Qur'an, it is a book from God, you do not ignore it. The fact that most Muslims do not go
out on a killing spree is because there is no such commandment in Qur'an. It is more likely that terrorists who kill in the name of God are
misinterpreting certain things.
To sumarize, it is an inacurate and incomplete analysis of the issue of terror.
It is very simplified though and it might appeal to masses because of it.
Do not be fooled, the reality is much more complicated then Mr. Trifkovic is presenting it here.
On a side note: I clicked around a bit on his site, he seems to be organizing some kind of Citizen Army with "Citizen Warrior Basic Battle Plan" to
fight terror... what the *self-censored*....
I think there a lot of more qualified experts on this subject outthere.
For a start I recomend books by Gilles Kepel.