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Radical Islamism and Jihad (30 Dec 2017 NewAgeIslam.Com)


Types of Terrorism and Methods to Restrain Them

 

By Basil Hijazi, New Age Islam

Translated by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

27 December 2017

The threat of terrorism is no longer a temporary condition. But rather it has now turned into a ground reality. The reason is that we have failed in restraining this threat. Now the question arises; how to fight this threat as an ideology, behaviour and ground reality? It is not impossible to curb this threat. What we need to do is analyse this phenomenon. In this regard we can also benefit from the so-far researched materials on this cancer. Many individuals and institutions have appeared striving hard for covering and analysing all aspects of this issue. One of such platforms is www.Newageislam.com which is seriously exploring all aspects of resisting the threat of terrorism.

In the last two columns, this writer avoided the detailed definition of terrorism, because there is huge disagreement in its definition; which is nothing but a matter of complexity. However this writer has already pointed out some of its aspects. Therefore in this column too, I shall not go into enough detail about the various definitions of terrorism—but move forward instead, in a bid to shed light on the types of terrorism.   

Terrorism Can Be Classified As Follows;

1- Transnational Terrorism

2- State-sponsored Terrorism

3- Sub-State Terrorism

4- Ideological Terrorism

5- Religious Terrorism that aims at eliminating its opponents

6- Political Terrorism

7- Media Terrorism which promotes the culture of violence and Takfiri

Some Significant Causes of Terrorism:

1-    Terrorist groups think their rights are violated. Thus they excessively use their power in order to achieve their rights and compensate for what they think they have lost.

2-    Getting Influenced by the violent religious literature; which allows the use of violent resources for doing the right and forbidding the wrong, or the literature that permits blood-shedding of those who disbelieve the religion of the terrorists.

3-    The big countries bullying the small countries want to establish their domination on these small countries. In this effort not only do they give rise to birth of terrorists but also, with the support of the pre-established anti-national elements, damage the peace and security of these small countries.

 

4-    The countries feeding the terrorists attack the peaceful environment of such small countries in order to destruct their economies. For this purpose, they engage with the religiously-inspired groups. As a result, the small countries become weaker and consequently need the support of the big and rich countries. This way the big countries attain more power.

5-    With the tactics or rule of “War within Islam”, Islam is attacked by Islam. Thus Islam is also accused of terrorism.

6-    Constitutional clauses of some countries, by which these governments work to cope with certain specific sections of society.

7-    Governmental or non-governmental genocide

8-    Terrorism of government-controlled organizations.

Methods to Prevent Terrorism

1.    No justification should be accepted for any crime. In order to curb the stream of terrorism, It is necessary to describe crime as crime in all cases. If the door of justifying crime is opened or the crime is divided into good and evil, there will be a high risk of terrorism getting boosted. 

2.    Governments should act as per law and constitution, provide the citizens with fast justice and condemn the violent ways used for demanding the rights. The governments — which respect their nations, provide the citizens with their rights from time to time and ensure their freedom of expression, are hardly confronted with terrorism, especially from internal elements.

3.    Violent and extremist thinking should be considered to be a constitutionally criminal act and thereupon the laws should be enacted in this regard.

4.    The media promoting terrorism should be banned, including TV channels, newspapers, radios and websites, whether they belong to any profession or any religion (Shi'a, Sunni, Christian, Jewish). They should not be allowed to work this way.

5.    The elements inviting for terrorism should be strictly punished, without worrying much about their sanctity, such as Sheikh, Maulvi, writer, author, columnist etc.

6.    Religious scriptures should be updated and all the references calling for violence and extremism should be deleted from them, including the books of Shias, Sunnis, Christians and Jews. This should be done without wasting further time.

7.    The arms should be limited only to the government machinery. The concept of trembling terrorism is not possible unless non-governmental elements are disarmed.

8.    Eventually the most important and essential thing is sincerity. All these suggestions should be followed with full dedication and sincerity.

The question also arises; why did such terrorist outfits come into existence? Is it an effort to distort the face of Islam? If this is really so, it is then also necessary to establish the ideological reformation, as one of the aspects of this war is purely related to ideology, faith and creed.

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   3


  • Religious scriptures should be updated and all the references calling for violence and extremism should be deleted from them, including the books of Shias, Sunnis, Christians and Jews. This should be done without wasting further time.
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    In maladives a women whose religion is Islam is under threat for posting a comment that Allah ,it is Allah who created andsustaining other religions.
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    Your suggestion is like "empty the OCean  and catch all fishes".
    Bhagavad gita says " All religions lead to Thee/God.
    Swami Vivekananda said " Every religion has produced men and women of most exalted characters.
    Please preach these wise saying among those who need it.
    I wish you all the best.

    By dr.A.Anburaj - 1/2/2018 4:50:50 AM



  • Basil, you, being a young person, aspire to solve one of the greatest problems of the century. It is amazing. I don’t think ayatollah Khamenei, King Salman, Erdogan, President Sisi would have thought about it to your level. The Messiah said “Many are called but few are chosen”(Mathew 22:14). I am sure you are one of those few people.

    Basil, it is easier said than done. Please look at the AIMPLB which is unable to solve some minor issues like triple talaq; or the Pakistani parliamentary democracy, which is unable to alter the blasphemy law ; or Mumtaz Qadri, a traitor and murderer, for whom some Muslims are building a Mosque.

    This is an abstract world difficult to understand. Anyway I am not discouraging you. Press on, on your good work; even if ten people have accepted your suggestions it is a victory for you. You have a concern for the life of all; that is enough, you are great. Another way of tackling Terrorism is to encourage social justice.

    How to achieve social justice? From a Christian point of view, it can be achieved through promoting love. We do justice to our loved ones. Similarly if we love our neighbours, if we love the humanity, justice and peace can be attained. Of course it is a long process, but it will give dividends on its way. We have to expound all the ‘love versus’ from the scriptures Koran, Sira and Sunna.  The most important commandment given by the Messiah is:

    “Love one another as I have loved you” (He died on the cross for us)


    By Royalj - 12/31/2017 9:59:36 AM



  • Just addition of types, brother if you have missed.

    A good terrorism and Bad terrorism.

    By Aayina - 12/30/2017 5:10:08 AM



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