In this post I will tell you what a five-year old also can do so, but apparently not the loyal mainstream media or the talking heads, TV, news, politicians and the likes; namely, why we, the Muslims, are indifferent to violence committed in our names and in revenge for our violated people and lands.
We can beat the bushes in dissecting all forms and types of ”causes of violence or apparent hatred” from mommy didn’t love him or her, to drugs, gangs culture, prisons, religion, hatred of ”freedoms and liberal ways of life”, sexual repression, isolation, weirdo-ism and so forth but the truth is simple: We, the Muslim, are indifferent (and sympathetic) to revenge-violence (also labelled as ”T-word”) such as Nice, Westminster etc et cetera just as You, the Westerners (western public, media, politicians etc), are indifferent (& sympathetic) to your belligerent governments (continuing colonial- and imperial-minded and cultured) violent acts across the Muslim World, from Syria to Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Mali, Chad, Nigeria, Algeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmiri et cetera et cetera… and here is just an example from today (25th March 2017) of over 150 civilians (depending on the sources of corrupt mainstream media, guardian says 150 and New York Times, another rag, says over 200) killed by US-led western coalition in bombings in Mosul, Iraq. Remember, civilians and non-combatants not armed fighters. In London, 4 or 5 died, right?
In other words, I, as any other Muslim across the world (and inside the west), will not apologies (”not in my name” lies), crocodile tears over the events or so do much in any form of acceptable (public or not) treason and submissive treachery. Across the Muslim world since 9/11, western nations of UK, US, France and others are committing violence and slaughtering [per week, only] in hundreds, and destroying their livelihoods, homes etc; while you want me and my fellow Muslims to cry or apologies for one or two or in small hundreds rare deaths. You must be kidding me/us. And which of these two really deserves the word ‘terror’; 24 hrs of indiscriminate bombings of homes, civilians and so forth or rare counter-attacks by knives, cars and so forth???? By the way, when western coalitions of US, UK, France and others commit violent atrocities, human rights abuses and war crimes GUESS WHO ”INVESTIGATES”, the same parties who have committed such criminal and terrorist acts, and they always (ALWAYS) find themselves not GUILTY, of course not; is like giving the murderous-rapist the right to judge his or her own conduct in the case against the defendant with a penalty of life in imprisonment (awaiting), mmm, what do you think will be the verdit – not fucking guilty gentlemen and ladies, thank you (with a smile).
POINT: Across the Muslim World – between Monday 20th March to Sunday 26th March 2017 – Western forces have directly slaughtered between 500 – 600 innocent Muslims, majority of whom are made up of non-combatants children, women and old-aged and not armed freedom fighters! This plus x2 of above figures responsible in the hands of western-backed local worthless fucking proxies; e.g. YPG Mercenaries, kurdish forces, etc. So think, where is the candle-light vigil for the fallen Muslims; is Muslim LIVES not worth in value to western lives?
And you can not say the west cant left our people and our lands to our own business as in future it might just come and bite you, are you kidding me; in terms of fighting – from the past to present and near future – you are armed to the teeth while our freedom fighters (yep, just said it) are like someone going into a bare-knuckles fight just with armed with his fist [in accordance to agreement of the fight] while the west come to the fight armed with an automatic close-quarter ’50 calibre’ (shooting) rifles and grenades; mmm, not a fair fight right. Same as today, west come with planes, heavy artillery etc etc and our fighters with small arms (aptly named).
In summary, lets not claim otherwise or pretend with lies, the truth is for us Muslims, as it is for you Westerners, violence and counter-violence are all carried out in our names and not the bull-shit favoured-meme of #NotInMyName – Fuck off (be truthful, for god’s sake)! Why don’t the western public, en masses, protest their governments illegal, belligerent, and ancient colonial and imperial-cultures in foreign policies based on dominance over others, interference in others affairs, sponsoring violence and ”terrorism”, creating violent divisions and hatred, fuelling wars and civil violence (including sectarianism) to continuing with theft of our people’s and lands’ natural resources and wealth, while leaving our people and nations in destitute and poverty. Imagine the issue of China or Russia ”cyber interfering or hacking etc” in western elections, espionage etc; these trivial (in a sense as these acts do not cost any real lives) create hysterical outrage among western ruling elites, echoed by the mouthpieces (so-called ”independent and free” western mainstream media, like Guardian, BBC, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, etc etc). So imagine the equal hysterical outrage among us, Muslims, when we have US-led western imperial or Crusading (call it as you might wish) armies interfere violently inside our Muslim World with huge bloodshed and losses of lives? Can you imagine this or is your head still up your ass?
Thus, for us (Muslims), as for you (Westerners), the bigger the violence and the bigger the numbers (of victims of the revenge-attacks) the ‘prouder’ and ‘content’ we (wake up to the news) are, respectively from our positions; after 9/11 western governments and violent armed forces labelled themselves avengers and heroes of victims and their innocent victims caused no stirs or outrages; so today, our own (Muslims) avengers – do not need to write on their foreheads or bodies or carve it on bullets or bombs dropped from thousands feet the words ‘in revenge of all Muslims’ or ‘in the name of all Muslims as their – actions are enough to communicate and signal the intent behind them as  in vengeance of crimes committed onto our peoples and blessed lands and  that it is all in our names. Yes, sometime groups conduct these operations for their own revenge sake, but as long as their are Muslim-groups – and they can be brutal or worst to anything else in history of human-kind – we will always be proud and content!
Simple solution to end this ‘war’: just stop all interference (openly or covertly) inside the Muslims lands and between Muslim people and leave us to kill each other – more preferred to us Muslims – even if it means mass genocide unparalleled in histories of humans and societies, and all these insecurities will just stop. But you cant do that can you, and the western public cant do anything to raise their objections after all the so-called ”independent and free” mouthpieces of mainstream media will always hold western governments own crimes, while hyping those of Muslims.
Now you have come this far, try this social experiment and see if you can really empathise with us, the Muslims as you put yourselves and your mental faculties into our uncomfortable shoes to understand why we are indifferent in the face of horrendous violence acts committed in [pride] of our names ….
Can you empathise and understand why we are indifferent and proud of violent acts committed in our names?
Methodology: This article is deliberatively designed as a small visual experiment which will rely on critical thinking approach mainly found within the fields of philosophical and theological studies as well as psychological cognitive experiments.
Experiment objectivity: The primary aim of this visual-based critical thinking experiment is to find out [a] if it is possible to empathize with todays Islamic Jihadists (also known as ”terrorists”, ”Islamists”, ”extremists” etc) and [b] to review the balance of factual frame of references or rather the central point of justification of both the Jihadist’s armed resistance as to that of western presented viewpoint.
Background (The contested views): So on one side we have our western leaders, securocrats, media and commentators who have presented as with a very simple-constructed facts on why the Jihadists fight and why they fight so barbaric, and of course this view is counter-balanced by those of the Jihadists themselves. The former, western viewpoint, states the Jihadists hate our western liberal ways of life mainly due to their envy and old religious animosities. The latter, the Jihadists, say, on contra, they do not envy or hate our ways of life and general liberal democratic values but rather they are only struggling to fight against forceful [colonial-imperial] imposition of these western customs and practices on Islamic customs and identity (leading to their erosions).
The Introduction to the experiment: So far we have successfully covered the main critical points and frame of references and we can now move into our brief but serious critical thinking (visual-based) experiment to see [a] which presented viewpoint merit more support and [b] why. Both of these questions’ response-positions will decide if it is possible to empathize with the present western enemies (Jihadists) acts.
The Experiment I (the context of the time and space): It is year twenty-two twenty (c.2220). The worst case scenario dreaded by western ruling elites, governments and people have all come into reality. Of course we are talking about the self-prophesied clash of civilizations where just like the theory went (as expressed by the author, Samuel Huntington) the West have come under massive assault from the Triad Eastern-Powers of Islam, Confucian China and of course the revived Leninist-Stalinist (cult of leadership) New Soviet Russia.
With years of wars and violence, occupations and colonialism of western nations and people by the Triad Eastern Powers – or hereafter TEP, also can be referred to as the NWOIC aka New World Order International Community – and having established their new customs, social norms and the likes they have also either occupied in complete western lands, divided these up as ‘spheres of interests’ between themselves or instead they have chosen to completely eliminate old western ruling establishments (e. g. Her Majesty the Queen in UK and her ‘barons, lords, and other top powerful families’) and replace these with own favored stooges/puppets or they have turned the old existing ruling elites into their own stooges/puppets.
The TEP have bought the old ruling elites’ loyalties by resoundingly defeating any attempts to challenge their newly empowered stooge (‘guaranteeing security’ clause) and also by making them more wealthier than the rest (we have seen this throughout, wealthy west/North, poor South/Non-Western; the very reason why wars can be completely eradicated from the history of humanity but will never happens because to many ‘the commercialization of security’, also known as ‘securitisation of relations’ as product and services, well pointed out by a favored neo-conservative geopolitician, Thomas Barnett, who said the most invaluable western competitive resources and advantage is their ability to ‘export security’, and to do so we need to create constant insecurities; the loop that can never be broken and hence wars will never cease. Many depend on violence for their wealth) who are now suffering the humiliation of poverty, arrogance and living in constant state of violence and wars as the few rebels rise up to clash with puppet ruling elites and their masters locally based forces; yes by this time, TEP have spread their military bases as well as clandestine reaches, in organizations as well as networks in relations and so forth, deeper into the fabrics of western societies from top to bottom.
The western populations, that is the majority of the masses, are left in destitute conditions of poverty and crimes. The few middle classes are continued to be bought with their tacit passivity with few key roles and well-off lifestyles. However from all sections the few rise out to defy the new lords of the east. They refuse to wear Burqas or any other Islamic or Confucian clothing. They are disturbed by the levels of erosion taking place from their once proud western identity and customs. They are angered by hearing never ending reports of collateral killings of their innocent fellow populace. They hate the new machineries of wars (weapons) brought to sow chaos and reap damages from their sacred lands and people. They weep as they see their women and mothers no longer free to be independent but ”corrupted” by new aliens and masters’ ways and customs. They are brought to boiling points when they see new masters corporations profiting from their nations’ resources while the rest live in poverty. So what do these individuals (initially before becoming collectives) do? They secretly organize themselves into popular armed resistance forces. They spread and share doctrines, ideas and tactics from the wild lands of Canada to US to their transatlantic cousins of Britain and mainland Continental Europe.
The Heart of The Experiment II (Visualization): Now we have come this far and we posses all the essential briefing above let me ask you from the reading above described as hypothetical environment – of the damned west of year 2220 under occupation, constant humiliation, powerless and in poverty, robbed of its resources and so forth – what is the main visual picture forming in your mind. Now be honest. How do you imagine the popular armed resistance forces and why. Come, Come. Again, only honesty will make this experiment successful.
I can see the rebels. Yes, I can see the rebels just like you can; actually I think we might have same visual images of the rebels across all lands and societies of the west.
Freeze the image. Look it is you as the rebel leader. You are surrounded – in hiding presumably sheltered by the harsh and wild environments of Scottish Highlands, or Welsh mountains, or Yorkshire moors, or North American wilderness, forests, national parks, or the vast metropolis urban milieu as ‘urban guerrillas’ or inside enemies lands as tourist or immigrants – by young and old. Lets zoom in. Can you seen any shared symbolic icons, imagery or specific symbols. Yes, say it: what is the only thing that all these western rebels have in common? Come, Come. No, it is not their liberalism or democratic passions…. yes, it is in your tongue. It is on you chest and flag as you stand in year 2220 as a leader of the rebel, look hard there it is a recognizable symbol to a Medieval person or any other afterward. It is a CROSS. Yes, Christianity is the only true thing that all these rebels share and connect them to their western societies.
Thus the rebel of year 2220 look just like a Crusader of Medieval times. He or She, or rather you, have a big Cross sown-in on your combat garment which has been placed in front of your Kelvar body armor as well as helmet and of course the Flag. Christianity, like Islam today, is what unites these disparate groups and what brought them into a union.
Conclusion: The Jihadists perspective and reasoning of their casus bellis is much stronger than the western presented version. But does this make you, a la philosophical and critical thinking perspective, able to empathize with them today since every descriptions made above can be said to be exact to what some principal western states have and are still doing with the Islamic World and are exactly why Jihadists are engaging (and perhaps made more symbolically through their highly selective targets; why not attack Belgium, and instead travel and risk ‘operational security’ to attack France?; known as ‘diagonal attacks’). Does these actions not justify their anger and resistance, as these would for rebels of 2220? Would the rebels of 2220 not be referred to as ”terrorists” then by TEP? Would their people, the publics of the west (inside and outside), not (always) sympathize (in secrecy or in open) with their own popular armed resistance forces (whatever their barbaric tactics and approach to fighting might it be)?
I would like you, as a reader and a participant of this simple public experiment, to be quiet honest with yourself in responding to above questions. I would also like to see comments, if you wish, so I can get the picture of the failure of success of this experiment.
Thanks for taking part and reading.