Takfiris threaten Islam – and the world

by Kevin Barrett, Press TV

takfirifanatics2Islam is a religion of moderation and inclusion. Today, it is threatened by a Takfiri ideology of extremism, fueled by fanatics with misplaced faith in their own exclusive access to ultimate truth.

Yesterday, one of the Takfiri rebel groups in Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed the secretary general of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), Ammar al-Wawi.

The ISIL and the FSA are supposedly fighting on the same side. But the roughly 1000 rebel groups fighting against the Syrian government seem to hate each other as much as they hate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Takfiris execute Christians as well as Muslims. They have been brainwashed to hate anyone who doesn’t think exactly as they do.

The fragmented Syrian opposition, mired in internecine conflict, is getting mopped up by government forces. The Syrian government, unlike the opposition, has managed to create a united front including Christians and secular-oriented people as well as Sunni, Shia and Sufi Muslims. Ironically, this is more in keeping with Islamic tradition than the “my way or the highway” attitude of the self-styled Islamic-extremist Takfiris.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s chief sponsor of Takfiri extremists, and its ally Israel, are both panicking. The Saudis are launching a last-ditch effort to save their Syrian mercenaries by throwing six billion dollars at them. That is how the Saudis always try to solve problems.

The Israelis, meanwhile, are lobbying the US government to support the Saudi effort to save the doomed Syrian insurgents. The US establishment is split between those bought and paid for by the Saudis and Israelis, versus those committed to some version of the US national interest. The latter group is getting increasingly fed up with Takfiri and Zionist fanaticism.

Takfirism, like Zionism, is an angry ideology of aggression and exclusion. Both the Takfiris and the Zionists define themselves by excluding and hating “the other.” Takfiris exclude and hate all non-Takfiris. Zionists try to exclude all non-Jewish natives of Palestine from their “Jewish state,” and hate everyone who dissents from Zionist orthodoxy. Both the Takfiris and the Zionists are aggressively expansionist. The Takfiris dream of taking over the whole Ummah (Islamic nation) by force. The Zionists keep grabbing more and more land as they dream of annexing everything between the Nile and the Euphrates. As the Zionists dream of a final ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, the Takfiris dream of a final religious cleansing of non-Takfiris. These deranged dreams are nightmares for the whole world. The Takfiris, who pose as radical Muslims, are a threat to Islam – and to the Islam-inspired politics of the Islamic Awakening.

Islam has always prospered by its inclusiveness, its reasonableness, and its ability to forge coalitions. From the early days when the Prophet (PBUH)  and his companions created the Constitution of Medina and forged alliances with a wide variety of tribes of different faiths, Islam has always included a respected place for the religious and ethnic “other” within the Islamic system. Most Muslim societies have always protected non-Muslim minorities and respected pluralism among the legal schools of Islam.

During the heyday of the Ottoman empire, thousands of Jews and Christians fled Europe to the Muslim lands to escape religious persecution. Andalusia (Islamic Spain) was even more pluralistic and tolerant than the Ottoman empire – and in many ways more tolerant than any modern society, as Maria Menocal explains in her book The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain.

The West subjugated both Andalusia and the Ottomans through a “divide and conquer” strategy. By forging alliances with first one Muslim city-state and then another, the forerunners of the Spanish Inquisition were able to pick off the Spanish Muslim societies one by one. The Andalusians, and their fellow Muslims around the world as well as non-Muslim allies, failed to unite to defend what many believe was the most advanced society that has ever existed on Earth.

The West used a different kind of divide-and-conquer against the Ottomans. It took advantage of conflict between the Ottoman and Persian empires, and stoked the rabid fires of nationalism among the many tribal and religious groups of the Ottoman lands – while enslaving the rulers through usury. One of the Europeans’ favorite tribal nationalist groups was the Wahhabis of Arabia – the forerunners of today’s Takfiris. Beginning in the late 18th century, the British imperialists encouraged an alliance between the Wahhabis and the House of Saud. The British were delighted when Wahhabi fanatics massacred the people of Karbala in 1802, sparking conflict inside the House of Islam. And they were even more delighted to see the Wahhabis and their Saudi patrons become a permanent thorn in the side of the Ottomans.

During World War One – a Rothschild-sponsored holocaust designed to destroy the Ottoman empire and plant a toxic Zionist entity in the heart of Islam – the British sent their agent T.E. Lawrence to open a Saudi-Wahhabi front against the Ottomans. The destruction of the Ottoman and Persian empires, following the earlier British demolition of the Mughal empire in India, subjugated the entire Islamic world to the Rothschild-funded European imperialists.

Today, Islam is rising as the Western sun slowly sets. Hard-line Zionist strategists, inspired by British Orientalist Bernard Lewis, are fighting a rear-guard battle to stymie the Islamic resurgence and preserve and expand the Zionist empire. Once again, the Takfiris and their Saudi sponsors are doing the imperialists’ dirty work.

As the West’s dominant Zionist faction continues to encourage the rise of the Saudi-funded Takfiris, dissenting voices point out the potential for “blowback.” These realist foreign policy experts argue that the Takfiris and their radical Zionist allies are out of control and “bad for business.” The realists have managed to stop the US from bombing Syria. They have succeeded in getting a preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran, despite the opposition of the Zionist faction. Whether they will manage to rein in the extremists permanently remains to be seen. In this case, what is good for Islam is good for the world.

If Muslims can return to their traditions of inclusiveness, tolerance, and coalition-building, and avoid the Takfiri temptations of extremism and obscurantism, political Islam will continue to rise as a force for justice; and the religion of Islam will spread even faster as the reality, rather than the Takfiri distortion, becomes better known throughout the world.

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17 Responses to "Takfiris threaten Islam – and the world"

  1. Tiu  December 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Divide and conquer. As simple as it is ancient.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_izi23CK6fc

  2. Scathan  December 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    fun fact the Takfiris “rarely” touch Zionists

  3. Bartered  December 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    So its clear. Make laws against Usury and over seas arms sales, and prevent death, disease and misery caused by invasions on Sovereign governments. Or by some crazy miracle hope the Sovereign countries defeat those trying to destroy good relations and see what happens when they work together.

  4. ethanallen  December 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    The moderate and respectable Muslims of the world (the overwhelming majority) are going to have to band together and officially declare the promulgation of religious hatred APOSTASY and those who practice it APOSTATE. (please excuse the shouting but emphasis is badly needed) Apostate is the ultimate condemnation in Islam and it must be made to make clear that there is no place in Islam for religious hatred.

  5. jglassel.  December 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Say it ain’t so, Kevin.

    First you tell us radical Islamists did not do 911 and now you tell us Islam a faith of tolerance?

    Where is Tyron when we need him? We need to find someone to hate real quick and no doubt Tyron can tell us who we should hate.

  6. maria  December 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    All these religions with their extremist are dangerous.
    It amazes me over and over that so much hatred towards your fellow man can arise because of your religious affiliation.
    When we went to an injust war in Iraq my Turkisch friend called and said, these damn Arabs.
    I responded, why damn Arabs, the prophet of your religion was an Arab.
    May be you should go back in time, give Istanbul back it’s name Constantinobel and the Haque mosque back into its old glory as a church.
    Same for Iran, they are not Arabs, once a proud Persian civilization.
    Some Christian groups scream about the Jewish religion, your religion, the New Testament comes from the
    old Testament, it is the Jewish Torah. So conveniently when the St. James version was approved by King James things were changed to their believe it should be. Are in fact you not practicing the Jewish religion but your are not following the Talmud?
    England forever since Henry VIII of and on fighting with the Catholics but when you watch the services in church of England it is almost watching a catholic service.
    How many people have lost their lives over the centuries just because of a Religion.
    As a woman and I watch the women all covered up I wonder how many of them are lacking vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin so you develop osteoporosis. Going to the extreme, not an ankle or a string of hair may be seen, it is to sexual?
    Apparently tribes in Africa or along the Amazon river where the women still walk around with naked breast.

    • maria  December 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      I am not saying we should walk around like that.
      Is it not amazing fighting over Jezus and Mohammed, who lived 2000 and 1400 years ago, still can bring these kind of wars.
      How did people live 5000 years ago all their made up religions. The God of the Sun or the Moon or what ever God they created. Praying for rain or a good crop.
      Every religion trying to win as many souls as they can, collecting money, so they build more and more
      houses of worship, the bigger the better.
      For that money how many houses could have been build for the homeless or the ones who live in shacks.
      Made me think of the song of the late John Lennon… No more religion, no more wars, no hell below us.
      Above us only sky.
      May be I am a dreamer like him. Justice and peace for us all.
      Have a nice Christmas, no Jezus was not born on that day. It is a nice day for the kids but oh so commercialized. Businesses must love that day and they are greedy enough to not even give their employees a day off.
      At least in Europe they have 2 days for Christmas the same for Easter.
      But like always the mighty buck talks…..it is all about the money.

    • Gary Walker  December 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Right on Maria.

      Agape,
      Infidel

  7. Gary Walker  December 18, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    What the hell is Allah doing through all this? Is he on Xmas break?

    Peace be upon us,
    Infidel

    • jmreeves  December 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Yes but that was only 42nd street up to third.

      (Jim Carrey, Bruce Almighty)

      John

  8. Joe  December 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Kevin, All valid points as usual. The problem with all you wrote is it’s defensive instead of offensive as all our efforts need to be now. Common citizens of all faiths have made the fatal error of giving money and support to governments the world over who are always on the offensive. Of course the Takfiri and so many other “terrorists” are funded radicals. That is because we enable governments to rape and pillage with our money, therefore our support. Governments take advantage of human nature which is to attempt to rationalize the government behavior until it’s too late to do anything about it. When the occasional citizen revolution does arise, they have never gone far enough to eradicate the real terrorists completely —> Governments and all who control them. It appears the next citizen revolution is approaching though taking far too long to materialize. When it does, we can only hope it keeps going until all evil is rooted out from every crevice and better safeguards are put in place for the future. I say “time to bring on the citizen offensive!”

  9. Brian  December 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Excerpt from an article:

    The Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said in his interesting speech yesterday, that according to investigations carried out by the Lebanese resistance movement, several dangerous Takfiri groups are behind the recent deadly attacks in Lebanon and especially behind the recent car bomb attack in Beirut.

    Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah further said in his speech that those who have carried out the attacks were not spies of the regime in Tel Aviv, but stressed that it is clear that the U.S. administration in Washington and Israeli intelligence agencies have infiltrated into these armed Takfiri groups and are using them to achieve their aims in the Middle East and especially in Lebanon and Syria at the moment.

    Brian: I wonder how many Takfiri rebels has had adult fun with Israeli Swallows and Ravens recorded on secret video cameras and have huge Swiss bank accounts thanks to our phony friends in Israel.

  10. jmreeves  December 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    The Mysteries are Real.
    WE Are Not Alone.
    The People who tried to bend this to purpose face a fate you might not want to imagine.
    Someone is Keeping An Eye on the Store
    The problem is, the ‘bad guys’ have Power Tools,
    And can destroy things far faster than we can create them
    (incurring debt an issue left aside for the moment.
    That and some folks are slow on the uptake (always somewhere else to someone else..

    Not This Time!

    John

  11. jmreeves  December 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Foolish Mythologys Threaten Us All.
    Our origin is a Mystery.
    God Is NOT ON YOUR SIDE (or anybody else’s
    I could give a Rats Ass who bore you or to what phoney tribe you belong.
    The Game is Divide and Conquer (and you fit right in)

    John

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