Prof. Azharul Islam plays the same game in reverse, placing the blame on Christians. The game of blaming and counterblaming might satisfy a few Muslim Neocons, but will not bring lasting solutions to any.
When we finally learn that the crimes are committed by men, insecure men, and not their religion, then we have a target to hit and punish. As long as we blame religions, we do not have a target, religion is intangible and you simply cannot punish it.
The war on Terra by Bush has failed simply because he is aiming the gun at Islamic Terrorism, an intangible item, it is not a target Mr. Bush. Go after the individuals, follow Bin Laden and his gang to the gates of hell and get them, then you are a gutsy man.
The pack of Neocons are chickens, they are afraid to do the right thing and instead scheme and aimlessly blaze their guns in darkness hoping some one will come in the way of fire and get killed, and claim a major victory on the war on terra.
Every policy recommendation by the schemey Neocons like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Daniel Pipes, Alan Dershowitz, Dick Cheney has failed and will continue to do so. Why would any one in the admin listen to them beats me.
If we want to make peace, we need to work on justice. Punish the wrong doer, as simple as it sounds will actually work. All else will fall in place.
As a member of community of nations, our efforts ought to be directed towards justice and equity to attain peace for the humankind with a firm grounding in commonly held values. We cannot have advantages at the cost of others. Such benefits are temporary and deleterious to lasting peace. We believe what is good for America has got to be good for the world, and vice versa, to sustain it.
Let the Neocons go.
Name of the Book: Bedevilled World
By Azharul Islam,
Published by : Global Media Publications
About the Book:
Islam has been accused for every evil, every incident of terrorism, every action of some splinter groups in remote corners of the world. Islam has been portrayed as a savage religion, bent upon destroying world. This unjust portrayal of Islam (a Divine Religion) is in sharp contrast to Christian groups responsible for atrocities or terrorist attacks throughout the century up to the present time. For these Christianity is hardly named or blamed in world media. Basque separatists, IRA, Ku Klux Klan, other terrorists groups or individuals including Oklahoma city bomber 27-year old Timothy James McVeigh (168 were killed on 19 April, 1995) in countries like Britain, Germany, Lebanaon, North or South America or elsewhere in the world are never called Christian terrorists and Christianity is never blamed for their actions.
President Bush's so-called multi-billion dollar 'war on terror' in the last few years has failed to contain terrorism. The so-called 'war on terror' should have been fought alongside the 'war on global injustice'. Something about redressing global injustice, Muslim plight, bigotry, attack on Islam should be addressed genuinely. One should clearly understand that 'fault' does not entirely rest on a group or a smaller country but on the most powerful nation and the colonial powers for their imperialistic behaviour. A manifesto that seeks to enforce 'Western hegemony and cultural imperialism' through an archaic policy of 'divide and rule' is probably hard to win friends, though it is sure to create more enemies. This book discusses all the above issues and tries to find out as to how the world can be made more secure, how terrorism can be contained and how the injustice can be removed from the face of the earth. Bangladesh is a good example where the Bangladeshi government destroyed the terrorist infrastructure in the country. It can be a good example to follow elsewhere too.
About the author
Born in Bogra (Bangladesh) in 1946, Professor Islam earned his Ph.D. from London University in 1972. For 39 years he has been engaged in university teaching and research.
Dr Azharul Islam is a former vice chancellor of International Islamic University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He is the recipient of several national and international awards. He has authored 17 books. Two International Conference proceedings edited by the author are catalogued in the Library of Congress, and several other libraries of UK, Italy, Japan, China, India, Pakistan, Singapore etc.
Professor Islam regularly writes about culture, social issues, current affairs, issues involving Middle East and scientific issues including nuclear proliferation in several national and international dailies and weeklies. He has published more than 100 research articles in his field of research and around 75 review and general articles. He has also translated books from English to Bengali and edited several books and conference proceedings in English. The Arabic version of one of his recent books is being published from Jordan. He has recently completed a 50-page chapter of a big volume on invitation by Nova science publishers in New York.
Table of Contents
Chapter - 1 Wild World - Global Injustice
1.2 Mapping some basic issues
1.3 US Middle East policy
1.4 From Hiroshima to Iraq
Chapter - 2 Global Violence and Terrorism
2.1 Violence and terrorism
2.2 Face of terrorism – few examples
2.3 From 'favoured' Mujahideen to 'Al-Qaeda'
2.4 US 'War on Terror'
2.5 Violence and terrorism – other aspects
2.6 Root causes of terrorism and why it is on the rise
Chapter - 3 Vilification and Demonization of Islam
3.1 The clash of ignorance
3.2 Neo-Crusaders – reviving ancient hatred of Islam
3.3 Religious intolerance and Qur'an abuse
3.4 Pretext of freedom of expression
3.5 'Militant Islam' – a fashionable label
3.6 Experiencing the fight against terror
Chapter - 4 From Nation-building to Religion-building
4.2 Pretext to 'fix' Islam
4.3 Blueprint for nation to religion-building
4.4 Muslim revival
Chapter - 5 Unlearning Negative Image of Islam
5.2 Abrahamic faiths of the world
5.3 Islam and Islamic world
5.4 West's ignorance of Islam
5.5 Fundamentalism and Jihad
5.6 Democracy in the context of Qur'an
5.7 Women's Issues
Chapter - 6 Tragedy of Muslim Nations and Possible Strategies
6.1 Current tragedy of Muslim nations
6.2 Unions of divided Muslims
6.3 Rising to the occasion
Countering terrorism – example of a Muslim nation
Chapter - 7 Road to a Better World
7.1 Odyssey of a safer world
7.2 Global peace – its chances of success
7.3 Reviving global justice
7.4 Deterrence of global violence and conflict resolutions
7.5 New Global Order – Road to end the evil
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