Monday, 22 October 2012
For some reason I have been watching so many random youtube videos, and along the way I did land on some videos that is related to the subject at hand..
It seems to me that there are efforts to convince people, and some of these are by official people to official people (like military personnel etc), that islam IS the problem, and not just the few "extremist"...
From there I observed some solutions put forward, or suggested, by various sides.. including the solution of all solution, to wipe them muslim off the planet..
The whole thing, if we want to really break it down, would require a thorough discussion on different specific topics, from what that religion actually teach, to the leadership in the community of the people belong to the religion, to understanding the political landscape of various regions in the world that basically shape the reality, and so on..
But because this particular post does not exactly mean to be an entirely serious post, even though it will touch on a serious issue, and analyze real facts, I'd want to tackle the issue of wiping the muslim off the planet for good...
Now, perhaps it is good to outline the objective, so that we are focused at the prize at the end, and not swayed from it.. Why do we want to wipe the muslim off in the first place?
Based on some of the videos I've watched, I'd say it boils down to this; them muslim is a direct threat to the lifestyle that the people in the world (which is normally used to refer to the West, because them muslims, them communists, them whatever else, though combined might outnumber the West, should never be considered as speaking on behalf of the people in the world, whatever they say) have learn to cherish all these while..
Because lets face facts; islam does not only teach personal relation with God, it actually also teach about political aspects too! Good governance, accountability, anti-corruption, etc, those are among the things that it 'force' its followers to do.. Oh yeah, economic issues is not exempted too! The muslim cannot deal with interests, cannot gamble, have to distribut excess wealth, etc.. Not to mention other stuff like dress code, communication guidelines, relationship ethics, parential and family responsibility, etc etc etc.. As a religion that claim to encompass the entire aspect of life, it does certainly seem to be just that... You get the picture..
With this in mind, you don't necessarily want, or need, to wipe out all of the muslim popumation in the world.. Because, realize it or not, some of them are your allies.. For instance, there are those so called muslim that are called "liberal muslim", that basically interprate the teaching of the religion in a way that suits the lifestyle that they like and want.. People like this do not want other people to follow islamic teachings, they instead bring other muslim to mimic the western lifestyle.. So, the point is, know your potential allies..
So, with that out of the way, lets move on...
I noticed that there is this idea that you can deal with them muslim, and got them bite the dust, by using force upon them... Nuke them off the face of the planet... Unleash the full force of the biggest military power in the world upon them.. And anything along these lines..
Now, I'm not sure where such an idea comes from, perhaps it is from playing too much video games or something, but it is just unrealistic, and bound to face major failure...
One, we don't live in the dark ages anymore, where such an action can trigger a major backlash from the international community.. I do think that the world have evolved quite significantly from back then, that such an action will not be tolerated anymore... Blow away Afghanistan, yeah, you can get away with that.. Destroy Iraq, you can get away from that too.. But the magnitude of what some are saying, would not end in a positive note for you..
Second, such things that have happened in Afghanistan, Pakistan (or its border), Iraq, etc, does not only not wipe them off the map, but also created more army with their objective is to get to you... You can actually push a normal practicing muslim to the edge, and turn them into something else that basically see you simply as the enemy, which very much defeat the purpose..
Of course, what happened to those countries are not a mission to wipe them off the map, hence the disastrous aftermath, let's just entertain if you actually going to have a mission of actually wiping them off the map altogether.. (and lets just assume the rest of the world would just look another way if you actually doing this)
Here's an observation that you can do about them muslim if you observe their history... They tend to thrive under hardship... They have shown that ability again and again.. Being vastly outnumbered is nothing to them, if they really want something that much..
Just look at their beginning.. Look at how many years it took for them to be from a group of 300+ people into overcoming the world superpower at the time... If you think that by deciminating them into just a small number of people can lead you to the goal, history will tell you otherwise...
Thinking about this subject, I think learning about the history of my country, and beyond the establishment of my country to be more precise (i.e. prior to the existence of my country as it is now), it does give the same idea...
This region have seen many colonial powers come and goes throughout history, but I'll focus to the power that came with the crusades mission at hand... It is interesting to see how the same super power have ventured to different parts of the world, but wa can see contrasting end results in these different parts of the world..
For example, if you see the South American countries, try to imagine what it was like before the expedition reach that region, the civilization that was there, the language they use, their religion or type of rituals... aaanndd, just see what language they use now, what religion the people there have, etc... From this perspective, you can say that the expedition reach total success, changing the belief system, religion, culture, language of the entire region...
But, if you take a look at the, say, South East Asia region, if you go by the same analysis, you'd have to say that they met a total failure, for the most part.. They gain power of the region alright, but they fail miserably in changing the people.. They use force and violence for sure, and that was well documented, from those incidents where Vasco da Gama burn those ships heading to Mecca for pilgrimage, together with all the pessangers, that they encounter at the sea, to the acts of Alfonso de Alburquerque destroying and demolishing mosques and dig up graves, then using them as building materials for their forts.. Many and many people have been killed, but the religion, the culture, the language, they all survived and thrived through all those...
My take is, there's something different about them muslims, and they cannot be knocked down with force..
But guess what, though these particular colonial power failed, another colonial power that came later succeed, to a certain degree.. and guess who they are.. the British..
Ask anyone that know the history of my country (or perhaps even the region), and you'd find a starking contrast in the perseption towards the British in comparison to all the other colonial power that have came before... They are not known for using force or violence... Not to say no acts of terror was done by them, but they are so smooth in doing so, that people remember them as the nicest colonial power to have came to this land.. Perhaps the fact that they are the one giving the nation its independence have something to do with it, but it is obvious that their tactics in handling them muslim in particular played a significant part in it... not to mention the success in changing the people to accept their values, culture, etc..
And if you want to achieve success in the sense that was defined earlier in the post, this should be considered as a sample case to be analyzed.. Because, to a certain degree, they manage to succeed where others have failed..
So what's the secret to their success?
Well, read history for your self =)
But one thing for sure, force and violence wouldn't get you anywhere.. That approach will only get one of the two; either them muslim will continue to strive through the challenge, as always, or some of them become extremist that don't really think about living to the teaching anymore, but only thinking of fighting against you and think that what you did to them justified whatever the heck that they are planning... So, it's kinda lose-lose situation... kinda...
What you want to do instead is let them getting richer and richer, and more busy with wealth.. or at least die trying, haha.. That will lead them to be the liberal muslim, I think, where they don't really stay true to the teaching that much, rather they'll follow your lifestyle..
I mean, do you think creating a situation like what is done to, say, Palestine, is better than letting it to become, say, Dubai?
Same picture can be seen throughout history, I believe... So it is kind of a no brainer...
However, as clear as this is, I wouldn't think that some people would get it, and I'm quite certain that they will continue to dig their own grave..
To be honest, I'm not really sure why I write this and posting this.. Perhaps telling it as it is is kind of something that can release tension from my brain, which helps me relax..
Though I doubt it (due to the fact that not many people read whatever I read), but there is a chance that a muslim to actually read this post.. If that actually happen (and it's you), I hope this does not come across in the wrong light, if you are a muslim.. I mean, the history that I mentioned is very much out there and not a secret whatsoever, and the fact that what makes the muslim weak (and can be more easily beaten down) is also out there for anyone who want to search for it.. Plus, if you are a muslim you should already know it by heart, as it was specifically mentioned by prophet Muhammad in a hadeeth (that the muslim will be basically feasted upon eventhough they are very large in number - just like what you can see today - because of a specific issue that they will be having - which you can also see to be the exact thing that is happening to the muslim today ).. So I'm just stating the obvious... (ironically I think it should be more obvious for a muslim than other people, because they should know their own teachings, but... yeah)
Aaaaaanywaaays... I do wonder how would people react to this, ahaha... Especially you, fatcat (considering I think you are the only xangan that read my posts - which I do appreciate.. I still remember that invitation you mentioned, too bad I still don't have the financial ability to fly to wherever you are - ahaha, I don't even know where you live)
Okay, I should stop my rambling now... Have a good day all =)
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