FDD Bloggers

Blog Editors

  • Mary Beth Nalin
    Communications Coordinator

FDD PROJECTS

Newsletters

« Iranian Visa Office? (RWC) | Main | Europe must distinguish between Islam and Jihadism »

July 05, 2008

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8345259f269e200e553a403c08834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Radicalization of Muslim youth: a self-fulfilling prophecy?":

Comments

davod

"Mr Phares said the world had failed to detect the rise of the Salafist movement,..."

This is a most important part of the talk. The Jihadist's are just the violent or overt part of tha Salafist movement. The Salafist tradition is that Islam is the one true faith and that the world must brought under the umbrella of Islam. Salafist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, and its successor organizations such as CAIR, work within a society to expand the influence of Islam. What is worse, takeover by stealth or violence?

"...The second is to work with the moderates in the Arab and Muslim world to define Jihadhist ideology, and Mr Phares was scathing about what he described as “the battle of the lexicon”, in which Western policy-makers draw up a list of words to be avoided in order not to fan Muslim-Western tensions..."

One of the greatest problems in the Western world at this time is the influence of Salafist groups on Western governments. In the US, despite its small membership, CAIR has a great influence on the Federal governments approach to Islam and Jihadism in particular.

Governments have to remove Salafist advisors from their midst.

davod

"Mr Phares said the world had failed to detect the rise of the Salafist movement,..."

This is a most important part of the talk. The Jihadist's are just the violent or overt part of tha Salafist movement. The Salafist tradition is that Islam is the one true faith and that the world must brought under the umbrella of Islam. Salafist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, and its successor organizations such as CAIR, work within a society to expand the influence of Islam. What is worse, takeover by stealth or violence?

"...The second is to work with the moderates in the Arab and Muslim world to define Jihadhist ideology, and Mr Phares was scathing about what he described as “the battle of the lexicon”, in which Western policy-makers draw up a list of words to be avoided in order not to fan Muslim-Western tensions..."

One of the greatest problems in the Western world at this time is the influence of Salafist groups on Western governments. In the US, despite its small membership, CAIR has a great influence on the Federal governments approach to Islam and Jihadism in particular.

Governments have to remove Salafist advisors from their midst.

Syed Qamar Afzal Rizvi

Although one may not logically or pragmatically encourage to refute the arguments offered by Dr Phares, yet there is no valid justification to give linkage of so called radicalization/ Jehadism to the ideology of political Islam. Europe may take all prevent measures to halt this phenomenon of radicalization of Muslim youth without exercising any means of cultural and political polarization towards the Muslim Youth living in Europe.

Sami Malek

Phares made a crucial point: The rise of Jihadism is the work of Jihadi indoctrination in as much as the rise of Nazism was the work of the national socialists. Socio-economic problems are a constant factir with constant evolution, but the ideological factor can make a difference in socialization and violence. Disenfranchized immigrants can become marxists, anarchists, fascists or Jihadists, or follow the path of hard work and reform and climb the scales of self empowerment. It is the network of well funded Jihadism that transforms them into suicide bombers not the socio-economic pressures. Political Islam or not, there is a direct link between the ideology of Jihadism and Terrorism. Simple.

Shah Sufi Saleh Uddin Ahmed Chisty

ATTN: News Editor
Press Statement

International Religious and Spiritual Leader H.E. Shah Sufi Saleh Uddin Ahmed Chisty Gives A Clarion Call to Establish the Religious Brotherhood on the light of Abrahamic Faith.

“The patriarch of all the believers of Allah (God), i.e. Jews, Christians, and Muslims is Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him, Abraham, PBUH). He built the Kaaba in Makkah with his first-born son Ismael (Peace be upon him, PBUH). This was an order from Allah (SWT) that Ibrahim and Ismael (PBUT) construct this Holy House of Allah (SWT) as a place of worship for all the believers on earth. Ismael (Peace be upon him, PBUH) was 17 at the time he and his father built the Kaaba. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him, PBUH), a descendent of the Prophet Ismael (Peace be upon him, PBUH), would come nearly 2,500 years after Kaaba was built and reunify it as a holy place of worship, according to the teachings of the Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him, PBUH). As stated in the Torah and in the Holy Quran "all the generations will be blessed through Ibrahim (Peace be upon him, PBUH)" (Genesis 12 and 18 Holy Bible, Chp 2 Verses 123-141 Holy Quran).”

Dear Religious and Spiritual Leaders,

I wish to plead and make a fervent call to all my brothers/sisters across the world through the courtesy of this letter in carrying forward, upholding the message of Allah (God), His love for mankind, and ensuring lasting peace in a troubled world. The purpose of portraying my call upon all revered world leaders, politicians, and heads of states, policy makers, academicians, and civil society, spiritual and religious leaders is aimed at removing mistrust, misunderstandings the world is unnecessarily obsessed with, we have to liberate the world of undue tensions and wrangling.

My dear revered brothers and sisters, I have been working tirelessly for establishing peace for nearly twenty-five years. We are definitely running out of time. Everyday a large number of innocent lives are taking their toll for no fault of their own. This has to be arrested. The burning question is how this can be arrested? We can only achieve this by arriving at a common consensus and share our noble vision, thoughts, pooling our energy, resources, dialogs based on religious and spiritual concepts together on one common platform and thus thrust all our force in that direction without further wastage of time. Our Holy Books and Scriptures are the source of eternal light to erase all such misconceptions and misgivings. These sacred books as ordained by Allah (God) are irrevocable. It is enshrined and has come to us as an eternal source of strength, driving force sent through our Holy prophets at different times for the betterment of mankind. Unfortunately, we have not been able to use and exploit this to our advantage, as was the enlightened desire of Allah, through His Divine prophets. We are potentially still a force to reckon with on the driving seat to harness our good virtues for the peace of the world.



It is therefore imperative, I feel, that concerted effort needed to renew our honest will to establish the doctrines of Allah in this world, in thoughts, words and deeds, if not we are bound to perish and vanish from the good book of Allah. Politicians, policy and lawmakers and religious leaders of all faith, belief has to work in close conjunction in order to materialize our dream for a world of progress and prosperity. My thoughts go out for the oppressed and the depressed. It is true, many thought provoking, peace loving individuals, groups are working in reducing tension and conflicts, but unfortunately not much has been achieved. It is only through the doctrine of preaching love and respect for families under Allah (God) and the teachings of His innumerable prophets that were sent for the welfare of mankind at different times can bring about welfare, happiness of mankind.

Followers of the Abrahamic faith having one common ancestral root in fact preach love and peace, religious harmony, having sprung from one land. This indeed is a big boon and blessing that we can be proud of. It is time for reality and not rhetoric. It is through this vehicle that we can effectively mobilize our engine together by bringing the Abrahamic faith of all religious faiths together for establishing lasting peace. I have been running all over the world relentlessly making sincere effort to preach the ideology of Islamic Sufism as enunciated and preached by our Holy prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Peace be upon him, PBUH) who inherits the fundamentals of Hazrat Abraham (Peace be upon him) as are also firmly rooted in the common ideology of our Jews and Christian brothers.

I am convinced that we can march forward in our common goals and gospel without further delay, in fostering synchronization on the principles of our common glorious heritage. I would like to make a call upon all world leaders to form a consensus to ensure that this can be established. Unfortunately in recent years, Islam has been widely misunderstood and there lies one of the saddest tragedies of our contemporary world. We believe that our prophets who had all been sent and ordained by Allah were His peaceful messengers for the spread of fraternal brotherhood and live in peaceful coexistence.

Website: http:// www.chistypcciis.org






sessilepolyp.com

I believe Muslims are very mad, and many of the things they do will discover the same religion, and beliefs.

mysticism

I want to take this moment to say that I really love this blog. It has been a good resource of information for me. Thank you so much admin.

brorbedsEvets

jeffrey lane mass college of pharmacy donor http://exclusiverx.com/products/kamasutra-ribbed-condoms.htm spirulina and cvs pharmacy

FrurneTermRup

how social networks go green http://facesepicentre.com/ social network effects what is a social networks

The comments to this entry are closed.

Search our Library


CONTACT US!


  • Send your thoughts, ideas and comments to our Blog Editor!