Robert Fisk, the noted Middle East news analyst, commented on the Euro News "The fear of Islamism is so great in the minds of US and Euro that they do not want these types of governments go , as they fear that they may be overtaken by Al Qaeeda likes, so they continue support these governments to prevent the contamination of this revolution in the region........
Why the West is afraid of Islam?
I can thread a few more questions to make the topic more comfortable for the readers with biased opinon about Islam " Are the western governments afraid of Islam or the entire western world is afraid of Islam ? Should the view of governments be taken as the view of every citizen no matter, no matter what policies are they looking at? The mother of all queries should be " what makes every successful western generation, and governments fear Islam?
The answer can be searched amidst the huge pile of anti Islamic volumes, the western authors and commentators have put into the minds of the readers, and listeners for past fifteen decades. When generations after generations are poisoned with books after books in an age when books were no widely published ( I am referring to the 60,00 books written in the west between 1800 to 1950), what else do you expect? Now the ghostlike image of Islam is depriving the westerners from the beautiful life style that Islam offers them
Like a hypocrite, on one hand the western rulers are calling for democracies in this region, while with their hidden agenda they are looking for another head of the state to suit their policies. After all, the oil and the Suez canal are the two things any super power would be tempted to conquer to stamp their authority over the world. It can be any western ruler's night mare that these two precious pearls of today's economy be fall in the hands of their most dangerous enemies!
The volcano has boiling for decades:
With the rise of the availing of Islamic literature in the corporate language,, the gap between orthodox Muslims and the corporate Muslims got so narrowed that some where along the line they have been even merged. Many among the Ulema can now handle the administration and maintain accounts, whereas many among the corporate Muslims lead the religious obligations like delivering sermons, inviting people to Islam, commenting on creed, traditions and culture. This is the ideal revival of Islamic values, as there is no priestdom in Islam. With Islamic knowledge available at the tip of the fingers in the global media, the Muslims have consumed the essential to nourish their bonds. Then they looked at the the political problems and , read, saw, analyzed the injustice being meted out to them from Bosnia, to Gujarat, via Palestine, Baghdad, and Kabul.
The Muslim world does not require any Al Qaeeda to motivate them. . This was what the western advisors and consultants forgot to inform their bosses all these days. When you barter a nation's security with its natural resources, when you frisk every one with names like Khan or Mohammed in every of your security check ups , when you invade a nation and hang their rulers and show the world, when you ban their moderate scholars from entering in your state by calling them hate mongers, when every third head lines of your news present a humiliating editorial or a a news item about the atrocities upon their prisoners, when your religious scholars announce to burn their scriptures, what little option that community has except that they look for some thing that will give back their lost glory and honour? Those who turned back to the Qur'an realized that the Qur'an has empowered them before and offers them again, and the history testified their claim.
I cannot say whether the day has come or not when the Muslim world will not accept any thing less than a khilafa or a ruler who will look into the eyes of the West and narrate his terms, but this seems to be the beginning.
NIsaar Yusuf is a student of Islam and comparative studies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org