Date: 5/6/2006


COMBATING JIHADI TERRORISM: PROBLEMS, PROCESSES AND PROSPECTS >///// > Dr. Babu Suseelan > >////// >Few days ago, I was in a restaurant in New York. The newspaper I had been >reading reported the death of nine Jewish people by a Jihadi suicide >bomber. An Arab Muslim sitting nearby screamed right into my face "for >Jewish people we need more bombs". On the same day, four American marines >were killed in Iraq by an explosive device planted by an Islamic terrorist. >The next day 50 people including children and women were killed in a bomb >explosion in Karachi. Last month a Taliban terrorist beheaded several >infidel engineers working in Kabul. Muslim terrorists in Kashmir murdered >45 Kashmiri Hindus. Bombs planted by Jihadi terrorists exploded in the >temple town of Varanasi, India killing twenty-five people. Attacking >religious centers of infidels, schools, crowded shopping centers, torching >people alive in passenger trains, bombing of hotels and rioting and >disrupting public life by Jihadi terrorists is a daily occurrence in >Israel, India, and all over the world. Last week, forty-five people were >killed in a bomb exploded by Jihadi terrorists in Egypt. Several hundred >people were killed or maimed by Muslim terrorists in Algeria. Few weeks >ago Islamic Thinkers Society of America demonstrated in front of the >Israeli Consulate in New York. Shouting death to America they were >carrying placards with the following slogans: > >* ? Israeli Zionists what do you say? The real Holocaust is on its >way >* ? The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real Holocaust is on its >way >* ? Israel won't last long. Indeed, Allah will repeat the Holocaust >right on the soil of Israel >* ? //////// No wonder they call you sons and apes and pigs because that's >what you are////// >* ? May the FBI burn in Hell!///// >* ? CIA burn in Hell!////// >* ? Mossad burn in Hell////// >* ? Homeland Security burn in Hell/////// >* ? Islam will dominate the world////// > >The following item was posted inside a major Mosque in London: >///////// >* ? "If a kafir (non-Muslim) is going into a Muslim country and he is >walking by, he is like a cow. Anyone can take him. That is the Islamic >rule. If Muslims cannot take them, you know, and sell them in the market, >then kill them. It is ok". >("Extremism Shows Its Tenacity" The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2005)/////// > >These episodes and continuous Jihadi terrorist attacks in India, Israel, >Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Sudan, and Indonesia have proven Islamic >proclivity for terrorism. Jihadi terrorism around the world is unabated and >continues to claim thousands of innocent lives each year. The media is >replete with reports of terrorism, bombing, riots, arson, honor killing and >beheading by jihadi terrorists. We are likely to encounter the >'conversation about Jihadi terrorism' wherever we turn. >//////// >One wonders what kind of culture promotes killing of innocent people. In >all Islamic countries, war, violence, riot, terrorism and hostility against >non-believers serve Muslims to establish a culturally coherent community. >Jihadi culture is based on war against non-believers. Jihadi culture >supports shouting "foreign pigs", harassing tourists with a Jewish name in >Islamic countries, characterize non-Muslims as Kafirs, shouting Allahu >Akbur while beheading infidels. For Jihadis, culture means ritualized >violence. Muslims internalize this intolerance of no-believers; and the >violent Islamic culture provides internal cohesiveness and unity and >stability, and a sense of security and action guidelines for violence. Many >hostile social practices against non-Muslims are organized around it, and >it provides a rationale and support for ritualized violence. >//////// >Muslims have a commonality of understanding Islamic rituals and built in >cultural hostility towards non-Muslims. In Islam, there is no such thing as >listening to your conscience, or questioning of conscience. The history of >Islam shows this trend clearly. Islamic clergy justifies killing of >infidels according to the laws of Allah, in which a kafir, labeled as Dhimi >cannot be regarded as equal to a Muslim, and cannot have any human rights. >The Koran, Hadith and Sura clearly state://////// > >* ? Allah is the enemy of unbelievers and Dhimis are the >enemies of Allah >* ? In Allah's eyes, unbelievers are the worst of beasts, and >the enemies of Allah >* ? Neither Allah can be expected to grant equal rights to his > enemies, >* ? Nor do these enemies deserve rights equal to those of >Muslims >//////// >For centuries, Jihadis have resorted to mass murder, oppression, >intimidation, kidnapping, terrorism, and assassination in the name of >Islam. And today, only the threat, the methods, and goals differ. Now, >Jihadi terrorism is one of the greatest single threats to the existing >world order. Modern day jihadi terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, >Lasker-Tobia, Al Bader, Taliban, Al Queda, Tehreek E-Jihadi, and Hizbul >Mujahadeen virtually ensure that Jihadi terrorism will be with us for many >years to come. >/////// >DEADLY JIHADI IDEOLOGY/////// > >It is absolutely essential to understand the deadly ideology, which >transforms simple human beings into suicide bombers and terrorists. We >cannot deal with the problem of terrorism until and unless we completely >comprehend the ideology which extols the virtues of violence and preaches >hatred, incite violence and encourage its followers to instill terror in >the heart of those who do not believe in Allah, compels its followers to be >harsh to unbelievers, tells them that ultimate abode of infidels is Hell, >directs them to bind them, burn them in the fire of Hell. Jihad is a >doctrine of permanent warfare. Jihad, the Holy War and terrorism are almost > synonymous terms. Islam has divided humanity in two parts: Dar-Ul-Harb >and Dar-Ul-Islam. Dar-Ul-Islam means the nations where Islam has been >firmly established and Dar-ul-Harb means the nation, which is yet to be >subjugated by Islam. >//////// >Prophet Mohamed has poisoned the minds of Muslims, by telling them that >Kafirs are not just nuisances, but are enemies of Allah, emphasizing >repeatedly not to question the morality of this conclusion, but to follow >Allah's system, and that Islamic system has descended to earth from Allah's >Janat (Islamic heaven). There is no God but Allah, and all other Gods are >false Gods, they are the works of shaitaan (Devil). Don't listen to these >Gods. They will take you to Hell. It is the bounden duty of each and every >Muslim to keep fighting till the rule of Allah is established in all over >the world. The killing of 300 innocent children in a school in Beslan, >Russia, bomb blast in a train in Spain in which more than 200 people were >killed, bomb blast in UK, attack on World Trade Center in New York, riots >and arson in Paris, destruction of Danish Embassy in Beirut after >publication of prophet Mohamed's cartoon in Denmark, all are part of that >grand strategy to frighten and terrorize infidels and coerce them to accept >Islamic domination. >/////// >EXCUSE THEORIES OF JIHADI TERRORISM/////// > >Liberal leftists, communists and Islmo-fascists have come forward with >sophisticated, meaningless excusing conditions for Jihadi terrorism. >Excusing Jihadi terrorism contains a mountain of unsubstantiated, >irrelevant details including rapid social change, western, Israeli >interference and social injustice. What is lacking is a deep examination of >the ideological issues promoting Jihadis to commit terrorist acts. The >leftists promote excuse theories despite knowing Jihadi cruelty and they >care little about the victims. They produce and promote irrational >arguments that are too flimsy and misplaced. These phony, precarious >excuses excuse Jihadi murderers and view terrorists in a favorable moral >light. >//////// >Excusing Jihadi suicide bombers and terrorists beheading innocent infidels >with speculative theories will have more deleterious consequences. Liberals >and leftists are misguiding and misdirecting the public authorizing an open >season for terrorism. Fictitious causation hampers liberal's ability to >affirm mens rea and preclude their responsibility altogether. These phony >excuse theories are not justifiable defense of Islamic terrorism and are >not realistic and persuasive. Recently some media pundits have joined the >bandwagon to expand the number and range of excusing conditions without >merit. These irrational, liberal excuses are a grievous insult to justice >and morality. Liberal's conditioning propaganda is to soften the general >public for the long-term purpose of supporting Islamic terrorists.//////// > >It is vital to understand that Islamic menace exists because of liberal's >habitual tolerance of intolerance. Their tolerance of intolerance is not >tolerance. This type of pathological tolerance, sobering sympathy for >Jihadis and stony indifference to victims is immoral and barbaric. >/////// >Democratic societies cannot survive or prevent terrorism with phony, >meaningless, and manufactured theories of Jihadi terrorism. Uncritical >acceptance of false, unsubstantiated root cause theories peddled by >communists and leftist liberals will have disastrous consequences for >everyone. Such mental misdirection and deliberate >psycho-linguistic-programming will result in our psycho paralysis. Free >thinking, peace loving people would be wise to make a motivational analysis >of such pseudo intellectual's extreme insensitivity to the victims of >terrorism, and syrupy sympathy for Jihadi terrorists. >//////// >Jihadi terrorism is not over the policies of the U.S, Israel, U.S, or due >to globalization, rapid social change, economic inadequacies, and lack of >self-esteem. Rather, terrorism is stemming from the ideology, the >cognitive-behavior process, and criminal thinking of jihadi Muslims. >/////// >DEMOCRACY AND ISLAM ARE INCOMPATIBLE >/////// >It is not uncommon to promote the theory that introducing democracy in >Islamic nations can eliminate Jihadi terrorism. It is divorced from >empirical evidence. It is wishful thinking over reality. Every empirical >study of Islamic nations has demonstrated beyond doubt that Islam and the >governmental system known as democracy are indeed incompatible. Democracy >is the rule of the majority and Islam is the will of Allah. Either the >society accepts the will of the majority or one accepts that society is >ordered by the divine will of Allah. All Islamic societies accept the >divine will of Allah. Promoting democracy in Islamic societies without >breaking the closed Islamic dogma is futile and wasteful. Pakistan, >Bangladesh, Iran, Sudan and Hamas of Palestine claim that the government is >democratically elected. Yet these Islamic nations breed, sustain and >promote terrorism. So here is the question: "Are Islam and democracy >compatible?" It does not appear that one can have freedom of expression, an >important principle of democracy, and Islam in the same place. Their >ideology is spawned around hate and masked under the label of democracy. >Muslims have no freedom to scrutinize Islam, and when we give up freedom to >think and criticize, there is no democracy. Unless we break the closed >Islamic dogma and force Muslims to freedom from their slavery, we cannot >have genuine democracy in Islamic nations. >//////// > > >MISGUIDED MUSLIMS: A MISNOMAR//////// > >There is one more misconception that Jihadi terrorists are misguided >Muslims and that they are not real Muslims. The Jihadi terrorists are not >misguided Muslims. They are the real Muslims doing what their prophet had >instructed them to do. Several misguided leftists also nurture the >fallacious notion that Islam is peace and Muslims are peace-loving people. >This assumption is based on ignorance and lack of understanding of the >brutal past of Islam. Non-Islamic countries in Asia and the Middle East >have been suffering from jihadi terrorism for hundreds of years. Jews, >Hindus and Zoroastrians have been slaughtered by Muslim Jihadis for >centuries. > >/////// >BRUTAL HISTORY OF ISLAM//////// > >Throughout its recorded history, fundamentalist Islam tried to establish >Dar-Ul Islam through Jihadi terrorism. Islamic past is replete with war, >conquest, death and destruction. Islam caused the disappearance of several >civilization and millions of innocent people throughout Europe, Middle East >and Asia. Muslims invaders are known for ethnic cleansing, burning of >libraries, destruction of temples and educational institutions and cultural >institutions and artworks of historical significance. There were 24% Hindus >and Sikhs in Pakistan in 1947 when India was divided. After Pakistan was >declared as an Islamic nation, reign of terror, murder and rape was let >loose against Hindus and Sikhs. They were given two choices either to >convert to Islam or face death. At present, the number of Hindus has been >reduced to 1 percent in Pakistan. In East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, there >were 35% Hindus and Christians in 1947. They were also tortured and >butchered in Jihadi tradition. Many were killed or forcefully converted. >Today non-Muslims comprise only 8% percent of the population in Bangladesh. >In 1989, in India ruled Kashmir, 350,000 Hindus were driven out by Jihadis. >They are still languishing in refuge camps outside Kashmir. India has faced >several deadly Jihadi terrorist incidences since 1947. Muslim Jihadis are >engaged in riots, violence, bombing, murder, assassination, looting and >terrorism against Hindus in India and it is unabated. Bombs are exploding >daily in India. Historians have said that the Islamic conquest of India is >probably the bloodiest story in the history of the world. >//////// > >Koran and Hadith encourage and motivate Muslims to fight against infidels. >Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs and all non-believers are target for >attack. They often seek to identify infidels as targets because of their >ideological beliefs. Jihadis justify terrorism by rationalization and show >no fear, guilt, remorse, shame or empathy. Islam is a control system, a >closed dogma and it is designed to exclude dialogue, outside input, and >forbid freethinking. Whatever Muslims do, wherever they go, Muslims are >mandated to maintain status quo of the closed paradigm. They cannot >tolerate the existence of different versions of the closed Islamic >paradigm. Differences within the Islamic paradigm are settled with war >(Sunni against Shia, Ahamedia, and Bahai). In so doing, this provides more >conviction for those committed to the paradigm tightly. Islam cannot and >will not tolerate any emerging cosmic, epistemological, scientific, >philosophical concepts if it is a threat to core components of Islam. >Muslims are forced to neutralize new ideas by the power and control system >of the Islamic clergy. Islamic states use force and other control >mechanisms including Fatwa to maintain equilibrium and the closed Islamic >thought system. Their goal is to make the world as Darul-Islam (the house >of Islam) where Islam rules and the non-Muslims world as Darul-Harb (the >house of war) that has to be conquered. The non-Muslim world should be >terrorized, intimidated, oppressed and conquered for Muslims. >////////// >The Islamic paradigm's primary core belief is in a powerful Allah, and >Allah has revealed his will through Mohamed, the only and the last prophet. >All other means of knowing other than through Mohamed are subject to error. >Any emerging knowledge of even the most insignificant nature cannot be true >if it is in any way incompatible with Allah's revelation. The Islamic >system has very strong prescriptive implications. All norms and social >practices are rooted in Allah's will. Allah's divine "will" cannot be >thwarted and must prevail always Thus the Islamic paradigm may influence >anything a Muslim might do or think about. >//////// >CRIMINAL THINKING OF JIHADI MUSLIMS >//////// >Islamic thinking patterns are very similar to criminal and addictive >thinking. Jihadi Muslims, addicts and criminals say it is okay to violate >others (infidels) or their property. Jihadi Muslims, addicts and criminals >think it is okay to infringe the freedom of others as much as you like and >to do whatever you need to get high. >//////// >The main feature of this addictive, criminal, Islamic thinking is denial. >They construct a wall of denial and hide behind their wall of denial and >justify the use of force and deceptive techniques no matter what harm they >cause to others. They have no fear, guilt, shame, empathy, and remorse and >engage in constant blame game. They are obsessed with their desire to hurt >others and march towards a self-destructive road through their >dysfunctional behavior. Obsessed with their addictive/criminal thinking, >they think and act irrationally, because their thoughts and behavior >revolve around their obsessive thoughts, false justification and erroneous >excuses about their criminal acts. The continued pattern of such thinking >and behavior leads to destructive acts. When thinking errors become >thinking patterns the stage is set for continual, habitual destructive >behavior. To stay in their denial, they blame the victims, they lie; invent >imaginary causes, twists facts-anything that serve their addictive/criminal >thinking and deadly actions. They are governed by the pleasure principle. >They seek pleasure by inflicting pain on others. The addicts, criminals and >Jihadi Muslims have a tendency to 'Push' responsibility for their actions >to the outside (i.e., blaming circumstances, society, or even the victim). >They exhibit grandiose ideas and are reluctant to accept personal >responsibility for their destructive behavior. Instead of critical, >constructive or concrete thinking, or taking purposeful actions, they tend >to show a false sense that they can do anything and blame others. Like >criminals with criminal thinking, Jihadi Muslims think the rules don't >apply to them and they do not recognize rights of others, and con innocent >people, and compel others into doing what they want. The greatest obstacle >in successful prevention and cure for terrorism is the denial mechanism, >and addictive/criminal-thinking pattern of Jihadi Muslims. >//////// >PATHWAY TO MADNESS/////// > >How do Muslims train Jihadi terrorists? Jihadi terrorists are >indoctrinated and socialized into deviant behavior at an early age in >Islamic religious schools called madras's. Islam is a closed political >dogma disguised in ecclesiastical terms and it is designed to exclude >dialogue, outside input, and it forbids freethinking. They are brainwashed >into the closed, dysfunctional paradigm and they are mandated to maintain >the rigid, reductionist dogma wherever they go, whatever they do. Muslims >are trained to neutralize new ideas, reject any paradigm shift, new >concepts, theories and rational ideas. Islamic states and Islamic religious >leaders use force, other control mechanisms including fatwa to maintain >equilibrium and the closed, rigid, dysfunctional thought system. Islamic >states spend their resources and energy to reinforce their Islamic closed >paradigm and make Islamic societies into 'islands of no change' where >individual freedom, human rights, and creativity are curtailed and crushed. >In order to maintain their closed Islamic system, Islamic states ignore >modern education, human rights, women's liberation, art, literature, >science, philosophy and diplomacy. As a result, Muslim fundamentalists >never tolerate freethinking, rational ideas, pluralism, secularism, and >religious tolerance. The Islamic toxic order is maintained by intimidation, >threat and violence. For Muslims, maintaining the closed system is more >important than social progress, democracy, and free spirited, creative >thinking. This leads Muslims being 'chewed up' by the dogmatic system and >they are willing to sacrifice their life through suicide bombing, >terrorism, riot, arson, violence and constant war against infidels. >//////// >Who are behind Islamic education system? Who are the financiers? Saudi >Arabia, Syria, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates and >Sudan are providing financial and logistical support for terrorists. >Government of India has also earmarked millions of dollars for Islamic >education. They train young Muslims and indoctrinate them with rigid, >hostile Islamic ideology... There are more than 70,000 Madrasas in >Bangladesh and Pakistan training Jihadis to fight in the name of Islam. >Jiahdis settled in Europe and USA also finances Jihadi training schools in >Pakistan and Bangladesh. Muslim immigrant communities who are alienated >from the mainstream society and refuse to assimilate into host countrie's >culture provide support for Jihadi terrorism. The hidden agents of Islam >are working overtime behind and on the sidelines of the scene to spread the >destructive Jihad dogma into democratic countries. Their ultimate goals are >to subvert democracy, and introduce intolerant Sharia type Islam. Islamic >clergies funded by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and aided and abetted by >immigrant Muslims recruit and indoctrinate Muslims for Jihadi terrorism. >They use sophisticated brainwashing techniques to indoctrinate them, >provide financial and logistical support and send them to different parts >of the world for terrorist acts. >//////// >OBSTACLES TO EFFECTIVE TERRORISM PREVENTION//////// > >Given that the primary outcome anticipated from terrorism intervention is >the protection of the public, efforts to prevent Jihadi terrorism are >paramount. Resistance to reform has been evident in Islam. Since its >inception, prophet Mohamed resisted various forms of reform including >tolerance, freedom, pluralism and democracy. Although resistance to reform >has been observed throughout the history of Islam, it has manifested in a >variety of defensive mechanisms intended to protect Muslims from becoming >aware of unacceptable thoughts./////// > >Reformation in Islam is not possible until Muslims are forced to freedom >from their pathological addiction to the rigid, closed dogma. Thus the >elimination of resistance is the cornerstone of any counter terrorism >strategy. >/////// >Resistance serves as a self-protective function for Muslims. Resistance >occurs due to their distorted thinking and thinking errors. It seems from >Muslims cognitive rejection of explanation of their rigid Islamic dogma >that is inconsistent with their pre-existing schema is to preserve their >rigid, deadly Islamic dogma. The degree of resistance and the reasons for >it are constantly changing. It is imperative that resistance to change >could be eliminated through the development of strong paradigm breaking >strategies. Effective result oriented programs shall be implemented to >reduce or weaken the conditions that maintain resistance. >/////// >To further compound the situation, Islamic societies often do not >acknowledge that they need to reform Islam. Jihadis view their criminal >behavior in an egosyntonic manner. That is, they are relatively unconcerned >about their actions. Lack of proper understanding of Islamic culture and >its influence on terrorists mask our awareness of terrorist psychology. We >need a systematic and comprehensive assessment of Islamic social constructs >for the successful planning, implementation and delivery of appropriate and >effective plan of actions. Muslim's temperamental and personality factors >conducive to criminal activity such as grandiosity, callousness, >impulsivity, anger, egocentrism, and poor problem solving skills are all >potential factors to consider, since they can influence Jihadi terrorists >to engage in terrorist acts. Attitudinal characteristics that should be >addressed include antisocial attitudes, values and beliefs and their >perception of non-believers. Best prevention policies and strategies must >start with good assessment, knowing Jihadi terrorist's ideology, >motivational level, cognitive style, criminal risk and need. If we can >study their criminal ideology, and target their criminal risk and need, >then we can design more effective plan of action to prevent and counter >terrorism.//////// > >The policies of preventing and countering terrorism have changed >dramatically since September 2001. Currently western democratic nations are >engaged in identifying, arresting, and prosecuting Jihadi terrorists. >High-intensity prevention and detention policies and programs are probably >a step in the right direction. But here too, if Islamic societies do not >accept change and reform islam the chances are very high they will revert >back into old criminal behaviors and most likely resort to terrorism. What >more can be done to that is not already being done? We currently point to >the amount of dollars we spent, the number of people we have employed in >security, and we show that we have arrested several terrorists. However, we >still have little to show in the way of winning the war on terrorism. We >have enacted several security policies and introduced several high tech >programs. Although these policies may be understandable within the boarder >political, societal and cultural context, they are loosely related to the >root cause of Jihadi terrorism. Identifying, imprisoning and detaining >individual Jiahdi terrorists tend to have less impact. The same is true of >negotiation with Islamic militants, appeasement, economic assistance, and >political truce. Some of these less appropriate policies and plan of action >have been found to have negative effects. Various types of policies and >strategies are relatively successful in the short term, but will fail over >the long term. There are many inconsistencies and blind spots in these >legal, military, economic strategies. >//////// >We need to develop high-intensity programs including psycho-linguistic >programming, cognitive-behavior restructuring strategies and psychological >warfare to break the closed Islamic paradigm. A powerful tool that may help >us to break the rigid Islamic paradigm and win the war on terror is the >media. We need films, videos, TV channels and Internet games, >audiocassettes, videocassettes made available to the public that deals >strictly with Jihadi terrorism and related issues. On the film and TV >shows, there could be stories of victims, reformed terrorists, and what's >going on in their lives now and "were are they now feature", stories of >oppressed women in Islamic countries, honor killing, and stories of women >and teenage suicide bombers.//////// > >The challenge before us is to translate all available legal, military, >economic, political, psychological and social concepts and strategies to >eliminate Jihadi terrorism once for all. Jihadi terrorism could be wiped >out from the face of the earth only democratic nations including USA, UK, >Russia, Israel, France, Japan and India join together and take concrete >plan of actions to destroy the deadly Jihadi terrorism and the dogmatic, >reductionist ideology that sustains and promotes Jihadi terrorism./////// > >Remember, many of us have never been stripped of our freedom, because we >haven't the slightest clue of what if we have to wake up one day and have >our freedom taken away, and that is why it is so much more important for us >to take the responsibility of understanding what is truly going on in the >name of Islam. Therefore, we should not wait until our freedom is torn and >weak. Freedom is not free until we fight for it. It is the responsibility >and obligation for every peace loving, free people to protect, preserve and >promote freedom and also force Muslims to freedom. /////// 000000000