If “terrorism” is defined as the use of violence in the name of political action, then who are the real terrorists?
In recent years, “Islamic extremism” has become a problem for countries around the world. The mass media covers them as “terrorists,” but there is a reason for their actions. I will now talk more about this duality.
Around 1920, the Ottoman Empire, the largest Islamic empire in the world, was defeated by England and France in WWI, after which their territory was divided (British foreign policy on Palestine in the early 20th century). This was the birth of Iraq, Syria, and the current Arab countries.
* 1882: The Ottoman Empire controls vast amounts of land.
* 1920: The Ottoman Empire is dismantled by England and France.
* 2015: Condition of the Arab countries and Israel.
However, this also caused many problems.
Palestine is founded by the Jewish state of Israel.
– After WWI, with the support of the wealthy Jewish family the Rothschilds, work on the construction of the Jewish state escalates.
– In 1948, Jewish Israel declares her independence.
– The Arab countries are against it, but with the support of the US, Israel’s lands expand.
* Not all of the Jewish people are Zionists (people who want to restore the Israeli homeland), and not all Zionists are extremists.
* Movement of borders between Israel and Palestine.
* Transition of casualties in Israel and Palestine. Numbers in () indicate below 18.
* Situation of US support for Israel.
* Situation of Israeli lobbying groups in the US.
* Jewish population by state in the US: concentrated in New York to win elections.
The birth of Islamic extremism.
– In the former Ottoman Empire, Palestine was considered a holy location by the Jewish, Christians, and Muslims. Some of the Jewish people wished to live there.
– After WWI, policies that are convenient for the West are carried out in Islamic countries.
– For example, control of the oil in oil-producing countries, construction of military bases, and social advances for women.
– After that, the movement to return to a political and social system that is the way it is meant to be in Islam gains momentum.
– One part of that movement felt that it should be realized even if it meant using weapons. (Islamic extremism)
– Part of the Islamic extremists wants to regain the lands of the Ottoman empire. (ISIS)
* Not all Muslims are Islamic fundamentalists, and not all Islamic fundamentalists are Islamic extremists.
* Damage from attacks by Islamic extremists between 2000 and 2011
* Many terror attacks by Islamic extremists.
* Ten groups are responsible for most of the damage.
* in 2013, 60% of all terror attacks were carried out by Al Qaida, the Taliban, Boko Haram, and ISIL.
* Movement of terror victims by 24 groups since 2000.
* Number of fighters in the aforementioned groups.
The three vital points
1) Not all believers are killers.
Not all of the Jewish people are Zionists or extremists. Not all Muslims are Islamic fundamentalists or Islamic extremists. However, unfortunately, things are moving in a bad direction politically, socially, economically, and geographically.
2) Regarding the time before WWI
I didn’t touch on it earlier, but the Ottoman Empire was not a “good empire.” It was a place of many wars. The situation is explained in this animation (* Please be aware that there are extreme expressions used in this animation).
* History of repeated war.
3) Is it possible to justify killing?
Is it correct to gain land through the winning of wars?
After gaining ground through war, is it OK to do anything that one wants with it?
Is the way of thinking and the political system in the West absolutely correct?
Is it IS absolutely correct, does that make it OK to kill people?
Is winning an election everything for a politician?
Is there any way to resist the other party other than through the use of violence?
4) When will peace come?
Each side has opponents and extremists.
There is no proposal that will please each party.
Peace negotiations were held in the past, but opponents always saw that they came to nothing.
There is no one with interests common to both sides who can serve as a third party.
No one is powerful enough to completely suppress the weapons and power of the other party.
Unless the problems listed above can be solved, it seems that the battle will continue.