Extremism and terrorism are not limited to non-state actors or groups which claim to adhere to Islam while trampling on the pure example of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ,
but unwittingly they are - most of the time - political weapons in the hands of the arrogant elites of various states and this is a very difficult situation.
Also right-wing, supremacist, nazi groups have emerged, while being emboldened by their leaders, in places such as the US, Russia, India, to mention a few. Then there is China, using their special brand of state extremism against minorities - such as the Uyghur Muslims, but not only against them - and in a grand industrial scale, erasing their religion, their culture, their dignity, but Allah will punish them, and the promise of Allah is true.
One such example here:
1.1 Judaism ≠ Zionism
1.2 For the countless crimes of Zionists against Palestinians - who are Muslims, Christians or otherwise, we refer to this link.
1.3 Zionist Settler Extremism/ Terrorism:
Thousands of olive trees owned by Palestinian farmers (often owned for generations) are being uprooted and destroyed by Zionist settlers at this moment and no European Union person has the guts to stand up against it.
While those Zionists don't believe in God (G-d), as they don't follow His distinct warnings to the Israelites (see OT), they still believe that God has given them the land!
1.4 Zionist Occupier Military Terrorism
What kind of government sends this to their people? → To the Palestinian people whose land was stolen, whose harvests are destroyed, whose children (!) are in detention, whose houses are broken in by night, whose houses are being demolished, while the Israeli Army routinely kills unarmed people on purpose.…
This is what we call terror.
1.5 Zionist International Terrorism
Informed Comment3, Juan Cole – 2020-12-01
An unnamed Israeli official told the New York Times2 on Sunday, “the world should thank Israel” for killing Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
I don’t guess I’m thanking Israel for committing a flagrant act of terrorism. If Israel can murder a scientist in Iran, what is to stop it from murdering people it doesn’t like in other countries, including in the United States?1
□ comment: It's not every day we quote a CIA chief, but this is 2020:
Former director of the CIA, John Brennan, put the reasons for our shocking ingratitude succinctly:
This was a criminal act & highly reckless. It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict.…Such an act of state-sponsored terrorism would be a flagrant violation of international law & encourage more governments to carry out lethal attacks against foreign officials. @JohnBrennan, Nov 27. 2020
□ comment: But then we know that international law does not count for the settler occupier.
□ comment: There are many more examples of Zionist international terrorism.
A few below:
- Zionist political violence - Wikipedia
- Israel and state-sponsored terrorism - Wikipedia
- Jewish -- Zionist Terrorism and the Establishment of Israel - Dtic
- Jewish Terrorism in Israel | Columbia University Press
- State Terrorism on a Global Scale: The Role of Israel - JStor
- How terrorism helped found Israel - The Washington Post
The Christian Right (esp. in the US) is not so much a religion than a dangerous sect, enabling authoritarianism.
”In Bible class at my evangelical high school, I was taught that pluralism is ’heresy’ and must be rejected. This was a more formal way of conveying what I had already learned as a small child— that it was the task of all Christians to convert everyone to Christianity, and that the world would be a much better place if everyone were Christian.”
”For the Christian Right, religious freedom means their right to discriminate against people who don’t share their beliefs.”
- The only way to save democracy from the Christian Right is by fighting for pluralism C Stroop, Feb 13, 2020
Then there is the special case of those who claim to act in the name of Islam. Those people have turned away from the example of the noble messenger of Allah - the blessings and peace of Allah upon him.
We agree with Sh. Yasir Qadhi when he points out the following:
”We must be honest and admit that we do have a very small handful of people who feel such attacks are justified. We also have, like every group of people, those who are mentally disturbed and unstable and psychologically prone to violence. For both of these subsets, the cartoon controversy potentially acts as a catalyst - and the Nice attack is the result.”
Further: The idea of an (Islamic) nation-state is a modernist idea, not an Islamic concept. The only valid Islamic state “is essentially a universal state, a state without borders.”
The Muslims do live of course in de-facto nation-states, but they should not accept in principle the division of the world into nations and states.
Furthermore the division of the world into a dar-u-s salam (abode of peace) and a daru-l harb (abode of war) is obsolete in this globalised world. The only and true dar-u-s salam (abode of peace) which we have is the next life, this is the eternal Abode Of Peace.
If people are concerned so much with (Islamic) nation-states then they will politically compromise because “their main concern would be more the preservation of the integrity of the borders (of any land area) rather than the integrity of Islam,” - may Allah forbid!
- The Clarification of Extremism
- The Illusions Of Fundamentalism
Sh. Fadel Soliman exposes the ‘ISIS’ delusion, showing what real Jihad is about. Towards the end he presents examples of ”Daesh’s selective fiqh,” selective meaning here false legal understanding which goes against fundamental tenets of Islam.
- Youtube: The ISIS Delusion, By Fadel Soliman
- Islamophobia 1 - Ep2, Kafir, kufr also By Fadel Soliman
- Attack in Nice, 2020-10-29, Declaration by Sh Yasir Qadhi
- More evidence of Libya blowback/ UK Navy rescued Manchester suicide bomber
- Open Letter To Al-Baghdádí - Response To Daesh (Not ”IS”)
- Some Texts On Daesh (not ’IS/ ISIS’)
- Saving Islam from the Deceit and Depravity of the Islamic State, Sh. Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
- This is Not the Path to Paradise! Response to Daesh, Bin Bayyah
- Why An Islamic State Is Not Feasible Today, OKN
- Using Non-Violence In Issues Pertaining To The Muslims, OKN
- Extremism In The Modern World, S Nasr
- Characteristics of Extremism, by Sh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
- New Kharijism, Sh M. Hisham Kabbani
- The New Crime-Terror Nexus (ed. from ICSR Research paper)
This is a general warning to every eager (often young) person who wants ”to set things right” in his own fantastic way - whatever profession, or affiliation, religious, political or otherwise. They have very little concern for the wellbeing of those affected by their violent actions, and no knowledge of the consequences for themselves and for society.
In the Muslim Ummah (community) there are cases of extremism and terrorism, people who have lost their (divine) guidance, are guided by their egos - and worse - are devoid of traditional Islamic teachings, or in denial of those teachings, pretending they know even better than the holy Prophet himself - the blessings and peace of Allah upon him - may Allah protect the Muslim Ummah from them.
They are those who twist Quran and hadith and accuse every other Muslim, who does not follow their bigoted, anti-traditional interpretations, as an apostate (takfír ).
It is not the Islamic Way to establish an Islamic khalifat & laws without consultation of the Muslim Ummah and it is against the intention and the practice of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and every Islamic tradition to build a state through coercion, spying, intimidation and murder of Muslims and Non-Muslims.
This is Not the Path to Paradise! Response to Daesh (not: ”IS/ ISIS”) by Sh Abdallah bin Bayyah
The foremost example of merciful magnanimity is by no one so fully manifested as by the Prophet ﷺ himself.
See for example: Historic Events Of Muslim Magnanimity.
01. It is forbidden in Islam to issue fatwas without all the necessary learning requirements.
02. It is forbidden in Islam to issue legal rulings about anything without mastery of the Arabic language.
03. It is forbidden in Islam to oversimplify Shari’ah matters and ignore established Islamic sciences.
… The rest of this list
This Spreading Fear and Hatred is targeting the Muslim community right now, but it will spread to most of society. The case of France, Macron in 2020.
Knife attack in French city Nice leaves three dead (Al-Jazeera) - after teacher Samuel Paty was killed.
Open Letter To The President Of France Macron Dr. Mustafa Cerić Reisu-l-ulema, 2020-10-31
Interview Sh. Yasir Qadhi with @_MarwanMuhammad (Youtube) about life for Muslims under ’laicité’… , 2020-10-29
Attack in Nice Sh Yasir Qadhi, 2020-10-29
Don't Equate Hate Speech With Free Speech Sh Gibril F Haddad. 2020-11-04
Macron’s War on ’Islamic Separatism’ Only Divides France Further Mehreen Khan, 2020-11-03
Is It Correct to Identify Terrorism With 'Islamism'? Murat Sofuoglu, 2020-11-05
The Charlie Hebdo I Know Scott Sayare, 2015-01-11
Insulting Prophet Mohammed in Europe Can Land You in Jail, ECHR a.o. 2018-10-25
France Defies European Court Ruling Upholding Right to Boycott Israel
Clarification of Extremism @ Living Islam - Islamic Tradition
Links on Various Kinds of Extremism @ Living Islam - Islamic Tradition
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