Also, and this is important, in many Arab countries if a person speaks out against these acts, sooner rather than later the extremist elements will
come knocking at the door, ready to carve them up.
When our ancestors were serfs, monarchs and despots used the climate of fear to control us. But after 4000 years of civilisation, with great minds
contributing to science, thru gradual education, we realized there was nothing to fear but fear itself.
Fear is an awesome to weld, better than a sword, for each man fears for his life, if not for others around him as well. The opposite of fear is to be
brave. Throughout mankind's history, there were never lack of brave men, who knew they face death inorder that they may bring a better life to their
love ones, if not for mankind.
The french, russian, american, chinese revolutions showed the way, led by intelligent and educated people to ease the suffering of their fellow men.
Most spectacular of all was India's Ghandi, who challenge the might of an empire that ruled half the earth thru non-violence and succeeded.
Religion is an awesome tool to use to create the climate of fear - for who dont fear an unknown power? Who do not look upon the skies and dont believe
there is a higher being than man who operates the wonders of nature and destiny? And who wont fear the man who claims to speak on behalf of such
being, thru his acts of charity, benevolence, calmness and seemingly 'wisdom' to qoute ancient text by heart? More so by those who could hardly
understand alphabets, let alone the complexity of analytical science?
But as we progressed into the 21st century, we realized there is more to nature than just the hand of a mighty being in play. Amongst moslems today,
we have intellectuals who are capable of rational and analytical thoughts. Yet, why are they not doing anything? The answer lies in the ingrained fear
instilled over centuries by despots who twisted and corrupted a peaceful religion, used by the largely uneducated rural clerical louts to keep
themselves in power,denying and suppressing rational analytical thinking. Anyone who dares voice out is held out as a heretic and sentenced with a
fatwa for immediate punishment of the barbaric kind.
In the past, most of our heros know that they would die either way, as serf or fighting it out not to be serfs. Their back was truly against the wall,
and in a way made revolution easier. Today, thanks to civilisation, outside of Middle East, moslems can protest freely without fear. However, the
power of the M.E despots travelled overseas as well, and created the climate fear in overseas moslems communities.
The thing is, why should intellectual moslems be held hostages or made cowards by the rural clerical louts here in civilise lands where rule of law
and rationality is supreme? Surely the intellectuals will NEVER identify with the moron rioters and their actions we saw the past days? And these
morons are to be feared???!!!
Its time the moslems intellectuals do more than just mouth platitudes, unless they are truly cowered by the irrational morons who rule over them. Fear
is understandable, but the choice of continued fear and rule of irrationality instead of intellectualism for them and their generations to come is
something they must confront to destroy the despots, either by violence or non-violence for their cruel ways to their fellows brothers kept in the
chains of fear and denial of mental progress in the 21st century.
Failing which, they themselves may fail to exists as a community as mankind learns to share this world together in peace with sensible rule of secular
laws that ensures human rights are respected, and not with heads or body parts decapitated. Many on this planet will not stand idly by for such
tragedies to their own kind any longer, anymore.
During WWII, Italians supported the tyranical dulce, but when Normandy landings occured, knowing full well the entire world's anger at the dulce for
his support of Hitler, they figured that to fight against the world, they will lose 100%. But to overthrow the facist dulce with his german SS teams,
they at least will have a 50% to win and make things right for the next generation of italians. They chosed right. Will we see something similar with
moslem intellectuals today or soon?