Collateral damage: 'F*** America': Boston 'bomber' scrawled 'confession' on side of boat revealing he would not mourn 'martyr' brother because he was 'in paradise.' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found a pen inside the boat he was using to hide out. He couldn't find paper so he wrote a confession on the interior wall. It said he wouldn't miss his brother Tamerlan because he was a 'martyr' who was in 'paradise' and Dzhokhar expected to join him soon. In his note, Dzhokhar said that the victims of the April 15 bombing were like the innocent Muslims who had been killed in American wars abroad.
“The [Boston] bombings were in retribution for the U.S. crimes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan [and] that the victims of the Boston bombing were collateral damage, in the same way innocent victims have been collateral damage in U.S. wars around the world. Summing up, that when you attack one Muslim you attack all Muslims.”
CIA ex-analyst Ray McGovern reasons that after analysing the contents of the writing on the wall, he thinks exactly along the lines what a 2004 unclassified study by the Pentagon-appointed U.S. Defense Science Board deducted. The report directly contradicted what President George W. Bush was saying at the time, the board concluded:
“Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favour of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standing, even increasing support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, and the Gulf States.”
I disagree 'Freedom of mind is antitheses of political Islam.' CIA analyst Ray McGovern conclusions are wrong. This mindset of Boston 'bomber' is the result of the rage of impotence. The yearning to widen Islam's global reach and rebuild a global Islamic caliphate under Muslim rule helps to explain this 'salifist mindset.' From Cole to 9/11 to Boston, the 'air within nations of Islam' is heavy with loud lamentations urging the faithful that why they forgotten that they are the 'power brokers' and vicegerent of 'Allah' on earth. The license should kill should not get expired.
Contrary to what 'Awlaki infected Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled inside the boat, the chief ideologue of this whole concept of zero tolerance of infidels has been recanted by the one who Theodosius it as Islamic Allah's license to kill. Let me refer to a 'Sayyid Imam al-Sharif,' aka Dr Fadl, the person helped bin Laden create al-Qaeda. Fadl is reported to be one of the first members of Al Qaeda's top council. Sharif, a surgeon who is still known by his underground name of "Dr Fadl", is famous as the author of the Salafi jihadists' "bible" - Foundations of Preparation for Holy War.
Twenty years ago, Dr Fadl became al-Qaeda's intellectual figurehead with a crucial book setting out the rationale for global jihad against the West. He is said to be "one of Ayman Al-Zawahiri's oldest associates, and his book Al-'Unda fi I'dad Al-'Udda ("The Essentials of Making Ready [for Jihad]"), was used as a jihad manual in Al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. It was like what Das Kapital was to the Marxists. Sharif’s book 'The Compendium,' which was used by Al Qa’eda as its scriptural license to kill in the name of Allah.
This book written by Sharif validated concept of Takfir; the extreme version of Islam, that called for 'zero tolerance' for any supporter or leader in a country that did not strictly follow Shari’ah law. His recantation and damning indictment of the underling jurisprudence that legitimised war of al Qa’eda is in its admonition is no less that a denunciation of Marx by Friedrich Engels.”
Now the chief ideologue says that : "Every drop of blood that was shed or is being shed in Afghanistan and Iraq is the responsibility of bin Laden and Zawahiri and their followers," writes Dr Fadl. He thinks 9/11 "a catastrophe for Muslims," because Al Qaeda's actions "caused the death of tens of thousands of Muslims—Arabs, Afghans, Pakistanis and others."
'From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams.'' There is a reason why even the most liberal will be the most hardened ideologue. Silent majority doesn't mind supremacy of Islam and regaining of the paradise lost of the Caliphate where Islam reigned supreme.
The quote above from Professor Karsh's book is very significant, it rejects the customary hypothesis that Western Colonialism created the grave plague of Islamic fanaticism stretching from Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia. The author writes that the principal origin of Islamic radicalism is not merely a reaction to the Western prying in their nations affairs but rather a profound and ingrained craving in the predetermined Islamic belief to expand Islamic authority throughout the world.
Karsh says that "Arabs and Muslims unabashedly dream for the restoration of Spain" under Muslim control even though Spain has been lost to the Islamic world for centuries since the Fall of Granada in 1492. Osama bin Laden himself lamentably referred to "the tragedy of Andalusia" after the September 11, 2001 attacks as if to suggest that Muslims were still the legitimate and equitable owners of Spain rather than measly invading occupiers. Same is the feeling of Lashker-e- Tyaaba and TTP vis a vis Hindustan in Pakistan. The desire of unfurling the Mughal flag on the Red Fort never dies.
The wish to repair Islam's past medieval regal glories and convert the world permeate the approach of a substantial portion/segment of the Muslims. Muhammad himself shaped the contemporary political Islam when he said "to strive for a new universal order in which the whole of humanity would embrace Islam or live under its domination." Muhammad's dream was realised after his death with the growth of Islamic power from Arabia into North Africa, Turkey, Spain and Central Asia under ensuing Caliphs of Umayyads, the Abbasids and the Ottomans.
This yearning to widen Islam's global reach and rebuild a global Islamic caliphate under Muslim rule helps to explain 9/11. September 11 was a reaction to the essential veracity that America's place as a great power essentially suspend all " Islamic aspirations of global supremacy.'' Muslims are vigorous contestants on the large-scale stage not as toothless foot soldiers, rather one strain run common in all Islamic fundamentalist movements from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda and TTP; the wish to fashion a broad based Muslim caliphate. Conventional Muslim beliefs and perceptions are underlying cause of an underlying anger and rage, rage of inability to control vast swathes of the lands of infidels.
''There is, and was, no sympathy towards Western philosophy, according to the extremists. Islam promises its one billion plus faithful the rule of the world, and what they have discovered is that they are at the bottom most wrung of the ladder as a result of their own failure. The rage of impotence combined with blind craving to manage the human race through the 'will of Allah' is what propels hatred within the fringe elements.
It is dreams of rediscovering the history of Islam's golden age and the re-conquest of the world, like old Spain, that propels many lunatics to impose the 'will of Allah' on the unwilling. This is not about terror, rather this is about imposing a way of life through a 'regime of terror'. Appeasement only makes their work easier.''
The Muslim world's deep rooted yearning for the glories of the old Islamic Empires make their societies vulnerable to the control of a dictators or autocrats. Most of the Islamic dictators relentlessly summon the idea of a restoration of past Islamic prominence. The idea of the entire 'Ummah' have a Muslim world's political sway. Muslims unfalteringly need to turn their sponsorship of pan-Islamic global hallucination and turn 'religion' a matter of individual belief rather than a tool of global domination. Unless this happens they will certainly not prosper in the contemporary world or be charitable to other philosophies.