By Taj Hashmi
Global Jihad and America questions the belief if Islamist terrorism, or "Global Jihad," poses the largest chance to fashionable civilization within the East and West. It explores if Islamic and Western civilizations, being "incompatible" to one another, are destined to be at loggerheads.
Consequently, the publication argues that state-sponsored terrorism and proxy wars--not terrorist acts by means of "non-state actors"--will pose the largest safeguard probability to the realm. This learn doesn't recommend that the realm has already reached the cul-de-sac of its future without aspect of go back. either the US and the Muslim international can play vital roles to keep away from the catastrophe.
Meanwhile, the distance among the needy and the wealthy and robust is widening. all through heritage, sections of the wealthy and robust have manipulated wars within the identify of peace and justice, faith and freedom. So the massive query now's: with the USA and its allies waging a "war on terror and extremism" and their Muslim adversaries protecting honor and faith, is a catastrophe looming?
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The Iranian Revolution and the Taliban/al Qaeda experiment in Afghanistan have inspired mullahs and their followers to go the Khomeini or Taliban way. Meanwhile, Western duplicities and open support for Islamists during the Cold War had further emboldened Islamists within and beyond the Muslim world. S. support for mullahs in Iran to topple the elected government of Dr Mossadegh in Introduction 17 1953, and American promotion of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to topple anti-American Nasser in Egypt, are well-known facts.
It is time that we use different expressions instead of Islamic/Islamist terrorism to understand underprivileged Muslims’ quest for freedom, democracy, self-determination, and equal rights and opportunities. Last but not least, we need to understand that unlike Europe and America, the Muslim world has not gone through an Islamic Reformation/ Renaissance. Most importantly, Muslims have not yet been able to establish nation states by redrawing the boundary lines of Muslimmajority countries. Unless they live in fully decolonized countries in accordance with the desire of each and every ethno-national, linguistic, or sectarian group with full rights and freedom, there will not be any peace in the turbulent parts of South Asia, Northwest and sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, and parts of Southeast Asia.
Malthus believed expanding population without corresponding rise in food supply and jobs would lead to catastrophic wars and conflicts. Huntington has also singled out Youth Bulge as an important factor behind conflicts. Youth Bulge occurs when 30 to 40 percent of the male population in a society belong to the fighting age; cohorts from 15 to 29 years of age, and are underemployed/unemployed. Demographic pressure in Western Europe led to the Crusades in the 11th and 13th centuries. Pope Urban II on the eve of the First Crusade (1095) wrote, “For this land…is too narrow for your large population….
Global Jihad and America: The Hundred-Year War Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan by Taj Hashmi