Archive for Sectarian Violence

Charlie Hebdo – Out Of The Frying Pan Into The Fire?

Posted in Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Demonstration, European Union, Insurgents, News, Relationships, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 17/01/2015 by floroy1942

Charlie HebdoThe tragic events of last week and the mass outpouring of indignation at the attack on free speech has it seems backfired. The release of the recent edition of Charlie Hebdo, with the cover featuring once again the Prophet Mohammed, has caused a storm of protest across the Islamic world.

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani  Condemns Paris Attack

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani Condemns Paris Attack

Countries like Iran, whose leaders condemned the attack in Paris, have now become a hotbed of violent protest at the release of the paper’s latest edition, which it sees once again as a direct insult to the Prophet.

Muslims all across the Arab world, and the Islamic followers in other countries, are incensed at what they consider a direct insult to their religion.

World Leaders Gather In Protest

World Leaders Gather In Protest

This latest edition of Charlie Hebdo has sold over 7 million copies compared to its normal circulation of around 70,000, due purely to the high profile the attack has had across the world. At the massive demonstration in support of the paper and its right to free speech, leaders from across the world came to Paris in solidarity against the terror attack that took the lives of seventeen staff members. Arab countries from across the Middle East publicly condemned the attack, even Iran, which as we all know has been chief among the Arab nations supporting terrorist groups.

Now, one week later it is clear the western world, and particularly France, is not ‘out of the woods’ yet. Seldom has there been such mass demonstrations among the Islamic people where so many, from so many countries have come together to protest.

Muslim Hatred

Muslim Hatred

To me it seems this one terror act has started a fire that will take a long time and much effort to put out. Such is the current level of hatred among Muslims for ‘infidels’ who dared so dramatically to insult their religion that it has done a huge service to the insurgent groups who will undoubtedly gain more recruits. It appears to me that we may have inadvertently lit the fuse to a new wave of terrorist attacks across the western countries.

Belgian Terrorist Arrest

Belgian Terrorist Arrest

The many arrests in Belgium, France and Germany this last week are an indication that groups are already forming to continue the slaughter initiated by the Charlie Hebdo attackers. In several European countries security forces and police are on high alert to try and head off these attacks, but it may be impossible to stop them all.

Schengen Countries

Schengen Countries

Spain has recently called for a review of the Shengan Agreement that opened all inner European borders many years ago. They say the reinstatement of border checks may help prevent the free travel of insurgents once in Europe. This may well be a good idea when you consider that terror groups, once on European soil, are free to travel from country to country.

Muhammad-The-Ideal-ProphetFor the people of France the Charlie Hebdo attack was a direct assault on free speech, which like many western countries is held to be sacrosanct. It had nothing to do with insulting another’s religion, but this was an unfortunate sideline. Everyone knows how touchy the Islamists are about insulting their prophet, and in the light of that information, I do find that the cartoons lampooning Mohammed to be somewhat provocative. Just because you have the right to do something does not make it a justifiable act.

Free Speech

Free Speech

This is in essence what the Pope said in a speech recently and to a point I have to agree with him. Just because you have the right to insult someone does not necessarily mean you have to do it. At first I was dead against what he said for it seemed he was taking sides, but on reflection I realized that his words were true. In the West we know how touchy the Islamists are about their Prophet Mohammed, so why step into the lions mouth and do something that offends them. As we see with this episode, all it has done is inflame passions against us.

So here we are, with one western newspaper starting a wave of hatred for anything non-Muslim among the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. What have we got ourselves into?

Area Of al Quada Operations

Area Of al Quada Operations

It is clear that insurgent groups like Islamic State and al Quada will use this current wave of hate to recruit more members, and al Quada itself will feel justified in beginning a wave of attacks across Europe. Countries like France, Britain, Belgium and Germany may well become the main targets for these killers, and no matter how alert the security forces are, some will always get through.

I.S. Foreign Fighters

I.S. Foreign Fighters

It is already known that European Muslims fighting for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have been trained in terror tactics, and many of them are already back in their country of residence. This fact poses a major problem for the security forces across Europe because to track down all of them when they return is difficult.

This whole episode is a very sad indication of our times where religious hatred, the likes of which we have not seen for a thousand years, is destroying the fabric of civilization and turning us against one another.

Roy.

When Will Muslims Tire Of Killing Each Other?

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, America, Britain, Insurgents, Muslim, Sharia Law, Spain, Taliban with tags , , , , on 20/03/2013 by floroy1942

The Muslims have been killing each other ever since the  Taliban first took over Afghanistan in 1996, when they made  unparalleled attempts to enforce their version of strict Sharia Law on the country. Since that time Muslims have murdered each other unmercifully. al Quada and other offshoot groups have also spread fear through terrorist attacks in many countries of the world from Africa to Indonesia.

Taliban Execution

Taliban Execution

After bin Laden’s attacks on western countries failed to achieve the desired result, i.e. to incite the Muslim world into violence against the West, the group changed their tactics and have since been stirring up trouble in Arab countries beginning with Tunisia, Somalia, and then Egypt among others. Over the last decade we have seen their acts of terrorism turned against fellow Muslims, which has since blossomed into full sectarian violence.

In my view, after al Quada’s original attacks did not get the desired result, they turned inward and began fermenting trouble in Arab countries in the hope of gaining some form of control in one or more of them. Few intelligent people will deny their involvement in the current battles in Syria.

Recent Iraq Car Bomb Attack

Recent Iraq Car Bomb Attack

But after all the killing that has gone on, it makes me wonder when the Muslim people themselves will stand together and tell these insurgents that enough is enough. Currently, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, people are dying in their hundreds, not only from al Quada and the Taliban, but from each other, as Sunnis and Shia car bomb each other daily. All the common people see of the conflict is their loved ones blasted out of existence by these mindless killers. And for what?

We in the West should naturally be grateful they are only killing each other, and not repeating the 9/11, London and Madrid bombings, but that is of little comfort when large populations are blowing each other up daily.

Taliban Car Bomb Afghanistan

Taliban Car Bomb Afghanistan

Peace seems a word without meaning in the world today and who knows when, and if, it will ever return. Is there no-one in the Muslim world who can see the suffering caused by these rabid individuals who have made it their life’s work killing innocents? It makes me want to shout to the Muslim world to stand together and banish this cancer in their midst, but from what I have seen and read, I think my voice would fall on deaf ears.

I am sure that should such inter-racial violence occur in the United States, Canada or anywhere in Europe, the people would rise up and demand a stop to the senseless killing. So what will it take for someone of stature and respect in the Muslim world to stand up and bring the people together in opposition to the killing of innocent Muslims by other Muslims?

Roy.

Egypt – The Devil’s Playground

Posted in Arab, Christianity, Demonstration, Insanity, Insurgents, Muslim, Religion, Riot, Sharia Law with tags , , , , , on 08/05/2011 by floroy1942

Not for the first time, news reports of sectarian trouble in Egypt have surfaced. This latest attack has left 10 people dead and 186 injured after clashes between Muslims and Copt Christians.

Coptic Church Ablaze

According to reports, the trouble started when Muslims gathered outside a Coptic church believing a women, who had married a Muslim and wished to convert to Islam, was held prisoner there. Who actually started the trouble is impossible to acertain because as usual, each side blames the other.

The latest violence:

http://youtu.be/FmVPMHYJBz8

Only 10% of Egyptians are Christian while the other 90% are Muslim, and it does not surprise me that after the fall of Mubarak we enter a new troublesome period for the country.

The military have promised to crack down hard on anyone causing sectarian violence, but I think this will prove difficult. Muslims have made it plain in just about every country in the world that they intend to enforce their way of life on everyone, and what better opportunity could they have in Egypt. During Mubarak’s time such things were practically unheard of, but with the country in turmoil as it is at the moment the opportunity is there for the hardline Muslims to make their voices heard.

The Military Will Crack Down Hard

Many Christians fear for their safety if hard-line Muslims do well in elections to be held in September, and fear more trouble if they reach positions of power in whatever government is formed in the near future.

Muslims are by their very nature fanatical and easily led, evidenced by their willingness to be persuaded by radical priests to strap on a bomb and blow themselves up. So it seems likely that a whispered word about the ‘woman prisoner’ would be enough to light the torch and set off the attack on the Christians. Naturally, I am not saying this is what happened, but it seems to me a much more likely scenario.

One view on Islam:

http://youtu.be/q372PFvXlKM

Dr. Peter Hammond, in his book  ‘Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat’ suggested just such a thing, saying that when the Muslim population of a nation rose above 80% sectarian violence will be used by Muslims to drive out any other faith.

For more information see:  

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/is-sharia-law-slithering-into-america/ 

From previous events in other countries I find the message from Dr. Hammond most plausible, but of course history will be a better judge.

Sectarian Violence

In the meantime, Eygpts immediate future looks somewhat troubled as the military try to maintain order, and the radicals try to take advantage of the power vacuum to oust the Christians. If, as they say, the military will make an example of the 190 odd people arrested at the scene by bringing them before a military tribunal, it remains to be seen if that will be sufficient to quell the anti-christian hatred of Muslims.

There can be little doubt that for Egypt to move forward after the Mubarak era this violence must be ‘nipped in the bud’ before it gets out of hand, and this seems to be in the minds of the military. Only time will tell how far this goes and if the country can move forward with dignity into a time when all men are free, and equal.

Roy.

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