The West is Naïve, Greedy and Cowardly in Dealing Islamists
15 May, 2009
- Some Westerners, especially politicians, act in good faith toward Islamists and Muslim terrorists. Guantanamo will be closed, and its inmates will be rehabilitated in the U.S. and some European countries – although everybody knows that these men were not accidentally roaming Afghanistan as tourists, but were criminals fighting alongside their Taliban comrades when they were arrested.
Alongside Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, and Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a press conference on May 6, 2009, that she “deeply regretted” the death of civilians in a recent clash with Taliban terrorists, and promised a thorough investigation.
But Clinton should by now know that terrorists, whether they are Taliban or Hamas do not value human life. They use civilians as human shields when they fight the “infidels.” This has become a pattern in Afghanistan and Gaza. Besides, as these terrorists do not wear a uniform, it is difficult to tell whether they are civilians or terrorists.
Most reports from Afghanistan corroborate the fact that the Taliban deliberately kill innocent children and women in clashes with Western troops to tarnish the image of these troops and present them as the aggressors.
Of course, it is regrettable when innocent civilians are accidentally killed, but the Taliban is to blame and nobody else. Very often, Western soldiers risk their life in order to avoid killing civilians.
Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary General, also regrets the death of civilians in Afghanistan and Gaza without mentioning the real culprits. After the latest strike of the Israeli forces, he visited Gaza and blamed the destruction on Israel.
Ban Ki Moon never mentioned that Hamas terrorists use civilians as human shields and they are the ones to blame for killing innocent civilians.
On the other hand, some Western politicians and bankers are greedy, and do not value human life. They would convert to Islam if that made them make money with petrodollars. They support regimes like the one in Saudi Arabia, which funds fanatic Muslims across the globe.
When Peer Steinbrück, the German Finance Minister, blasted Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, and the poor African country of Burkina Faso for harboring tax evaders from Germany and from all over the world (in a parliamentary debate on May 5, 2009), he was criticized by some politicians and mainstream media. How dare he do so?!
You are not allowed to touch on two issues in Europe: tax havens and radical Islam. These areas have become taboo.
For including Burkina Faso in the list of European tax havens, the Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker was unhappy and said, “Steinbrück has gone too far.”
Actually, Steinbrück did not. For decades now, these countries have been safe havens for tax evaders and corrupt money plundered by dictators from developing countries.
While in power, dictators from Africa, Asia, and Latin American stock millions in public funds in their private accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Austria, and nobody dare demand the return of the money to the states they were stolen from.
Oil sheikhs from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates have also stocked billions of petrodollars in their private accounts at European banks, and nobody dare criticize that. Money is welcome, but criticism is not.
Everybody knows that these sheikhs fund Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Gaza, but nobody dare say that openly. That might jeopardize lucrative businesses with these sheikhs.
European governments have hushed up any criticism of these corrupt accounts.
Non-profit organizations, like Transparency International (TI), do not want to take this any longer. TI has filed a court case against corrupt African leaders in France. Omar Bongo from Gabon, Denis Sassou Nguesso from Congo Brazzaville, and Teodoro Obiang Nguema from Equatorial Guinea are accused of corruption.
I hope that one day TI would also file a similar case against the oil sheikhs. Light must be shed on those to whom the billions of dollars belong, and how this money is being spent.
Genocide is immoral, but corruption is equally immoral. Millions of innocent people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America starve to death because their leaders plunder public money. Both genocide and starvation lead to the same end: Death of innocent people. And for both, the responsible must be prosecuted and persecuted.
“Pro-Köln”, a public movement in Germany, is branded by some German politicians and mainstream media as “fascist” simply because this movement opposes radical Islam and the construction of a huge mosque in Cologne. This is sheer hypocrisy.
The Pope preached peace and interfaith dialogue during his latest visit to the Middle East, but failed to condemn the atrocities of Hamas, which denies the existence of Israel and aims at wiping it out from the world man. Check out Hamas’s charter here.
If the Pope and his aides listened and read carefully what Islamists say about their understanding of “interfaith dialogu,e, they would be shocked and might wake up.
Islamists insist that Islam is the best religion on earth, although it is extremely intolerant, denigrates women, and incites hatred and violence. They preach that if you accept our “religion,” which is the “Word of Allah,” we can enter into a dialogue with you.
How can you enter into a dialogue with someone who denies your tenets and principles of religious freedom, and preaches uncivilized practices?
Only when the West starts recognizing a spade is a spade, such a dialogue could start making sense – otherwise, it is propagandistic and futile.
Many Europeans, including some Germans, are naïve and believe everything Islamists tell them. For example, Islamists tell the Germans that they “fully accept” the German constitution and its principles. The Germans accept that at face value. But they do not know that this is a lie. When no media are around, Islamists insist that Sharia is “the best constitution.” Furthermore, according to the Koran and Hadith, Muslims are allowed to deceive the infidels if that helps advance Islam.
Unfortunately, some Westerners are consciously and unconsciously helping Islamists spread the virus of radical Islam. This must be stopped and combated everywhere.
Both radical Islam and Western stooges must be combated. They
pose a big threat to the world peace and the world’s civilization.
They are one of those viruses roaming the globe.
Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a sociology professor and an Arab/Muslim culture specialist. Before moving to Germany he taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University.