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‘War on Terror’ euphemism for ‘War on Islam’
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:37AM
By Anthony Mathew Jacob
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Yes Mrs. Clinton. We know what your "freedom of speech" is doing to Bradley Manning, ex US army soldier who is languishing in jail on the suspicion of sharing details of your "War on Terror" in Iraq, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters in your country are greeted with tear gas, batons and pepper sprays. While "reverend" Pastor Terry Jones, who openly burned the Holy Quran and arranged the screening of this blasphemous movie, roams around freely."

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"A (true) believer does not taunt, damn, slander and abuse people." These are the words of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the same Prophet who's being taunted, damned, slandered and abused in the name of free speech.


The whole of Middle East is in chaos, thanks to the ones who funded the movie, those who made the movie, and those who are defending it in the name of freedom of speech. Neither is this the first time the religion of Islam has come under attack nor is it the first time that such acts are being shielded under the garb of freedom of expression.

Instead of condemning and punishing the perpetrators of this heinous offense, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says freedom of speech is an ideal that Washington upholds even when the results denigrate some. “[O]ur country does have a long tradition of free expression, which is enshrined in our Constitution and in our law. We do not stop individuals from expressing their views no matter how distasteful they may be."

Yes Mrs. Clinton. We know what your "freedom of speech" is doing to Bradley Manning, ex US army soldier who is languishing in jail on the suspicion of sharing details of your "War on Terror" in Iraq, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters in your country are greeted with tear gas, batons and pepper sprays. While "reverend" Pastor Terry Jones, who openly burned the Holy Quran and arranged the screening of this blasphemous movie, roams around freely.

Last year, your government stripped Wiki Leaks of its ability to raise money via PayPal, MasterCard and Visa. The CEO of the whistle blower website; Julian Assange has taken asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London fearing arrest by the Swedish authorities and a subsequent deportation by Washington. His fault is that he exposed inhumane acts like assassination, sabotage, espionage and black operations your "freedom-loving" government carries out through the large network of its embassies and consulates all over. God bless your government and your idea of freedom.

Experts believe that there is more to what appears about this unrest; everything seems to be well planned. Every year, Washington, Israel and their allies spend millions of dollars in spreading Islamophobia and encourage and support those who insult this religion and its Prophet. In the last ten years alone, close to USD 40 million was spent to meet these ends. The very "War on Terror" is nothing but a euphemism for “War on Islam”. 9/11 set the stage for this war and after eleven years it still continues.

“According to hundreds of pages of course material and reference documents obtained by Danger Room (wired.com), the US military held a course at the Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College and taught the students that they had to use a Hiroshima-style in Muslim countries and target the ‘civilian population wherever necessary’.” (US declares 'total war' on Islam by Dr. Ismail Salami, May 20, 2012, Press TV)

The officer in charge of the hate lessons was Army Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley who believes that there are no moderate Muslims. He still maintains his position at the Norfolk, Virginia College. “Sadly, those who sat in his classes are now in the top positions in the US military.” This course titled ‘Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism’ was recently scrapped following protest and a consequent inquiry.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, the cartoons in the European media, the burning of the Holy Qur’an in Afghanistan, Pastor Terry Jones' shameful deeds, the latest blasphemous movie and other acts of profanity are just the tip of the iceberg, there is lot more than what meets the eye.

The very timing of this movie and the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya coincide with 9/11 and the forthcoming US presidential elections. Only time will tell whether the consulate attack in Benghazi was another 9/11 meant to blame, attack, occupy and more importantly win a second term in office or get elected to the office.

The world has changed a lot since 9/11; people have become much more aware and alert. CNN, BBC, FOX and other cunning media houses that are driven by wicked agenda are not considered to be the word of God anymore.

“Scientific polls show that more than three-quarters of the world's Muslims and two-thirds of American Muslims, 89% of the German people and somewhere between 36% and 84% of the American people know or suspect that 9/11 was an inside job.” (11 years on, more people believe 9/11 was “inside job,” by Kevin Barret, September 12, 2012, Press TV)

Analysts believe that one of the prime motives of this movie, is to create a rift between the Muslims and Christians in the Middle East, especially Egypt and Lebanon. Muslim and Christian leaders have urged both communities to stand united against the enemies' plot to divide them. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, has stressed that "all Muslims and even Christians in the region are united against any insult against religions and called for a series of rallies which will be held in various areas in Lebanon."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has severely criticized those involved in this dastardly act and said: "What lies behind this wicked move is the hostile policies of Zionism, America and other leaders of the arrogant powers, who are vainly trying to make young generations in the Islamic world lose respect for what is held sacred and to extinguish their religious sentiments. If they had refused to support the previous links in this evil chain - namely Salman Rushdie, the Danish cartoonist and Holy Qur’an-burning American pastors - and if they had not ordered tens of anti-Islam films from the companies affiliated with Zionist capitalists, today this great and unforgivable sin would not have been committed."

Today, Muslims in Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Gaza, Morocco, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Britain, the United States, France, Belgium, and some other countries are holding many demonstrations to condemn the insulting movie.

The sacrilegious movie has wrenched the hearts of more than 1.5 billion Muslims throughout the world. If Washington claims to be innocent of this odious crime, then it should prove itself by punishing the perpetrators of such crimes and make sure that abhorrent acts such as these are not committed in the future. As for those giving sermons on free speech, its time you realize that "Your liberty to swing your fist ends just where my nose begins."

AMJ/HMV
A graduate of the University of Mumbai, Anthony Mathew Jacob writes on the Middle East and the US issues and generally incorporates Islamic teachings in his articles. Anthony Mathew Jacob is a researcher in comparative religion and an India based political commentator. Jacob is a frequent contributor to Press TV. More articles by Anthony Mathew Jacob
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