EVERY RELIGION IS A WEAPON FOR OR AGAINST SOMETHING:
WHICH QUR’AN WILL BRING A FINAL PEACE TO THE MUSLIM PEOPLE ?
MECCA OR MEDINA?
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
The hardest task on the world is not talking about the times without faith in God but about the times when faith in God brings demons on the ground. Then, instead of peace and understanding, people are dealing with war and deep hatred, with no reasons. Religion, as I see it personally, should be another excuse for love for each others and not the cover for divisions and fire against each others.
In the last 20 years, the Islam as a religion by itself, has become the most controversial term in global relations because it has gravitated from the field of belief to the abused political ideology.I am not referring here only to the facts that some extreme groups took Islam and modified it so they can use it as their own manifest for doing evil, against those who don’t accept the rule of darkness. I am also addressing here the rest of the apathetic world which allowed that happen by silence or unconscious support to the conditions for growth of radicalism inside the body of one religion.
Islam is not the lonely case of one abused and misused religion. Unfortunately, the Islam has been exploited in Terrorism as an international threat so everyone could easily link Islam with Extremism but it should be said that Christianity is also mistreated in some political divergences. It is more discreet than Islam, but we are all aware that some christian churches continue to demand political power or to oppose the one which is directly or indirectly against them. Many christian lobbies, ruled by religious authorities, make decisions behind the public policy. Its enough to mention Roman Catholic bishops in Ireland who influence on State referendum, then English bishops in Parliament to European Christian Democrats trying to stop joining of Turkey in the EU. US Baptist ministers focus on some of extreme right-wing politicians and many of radical Catholics who misuse their positions to find moral explanations for different forms of illegal activities, which are enhancing their power dressed into kind religious face.This is not aggressive form of misuse of religion in political ideologies or gaining the final goals but it is happening and it takes victims too. The victims of Islamic terrorism are known and numbered but the victims of “hypocritical” adjusted Christianity mobilized in political machinery are suffering in silence and demand the another big study.
However, the certain people have found the Islam as a great cover for their activities against the humanity and as a great excuse for their greedy plans and ideas. They knew that all they have to do is to make a pyramidal structure of transmission of the religion into the mass, stuck in poverty and angry in hopeless situations and to convince them that their God want them to stand up against the rule of those who are responsible for their bad lives. It doesn’t matter who is really guilty for global economical crisis and if that has anything to do with one religion, but the despair people got the negative focus, their own scapegoat.It was all ready for them to just start the big bad fire and to move on, pretending that it is God’s will. The truth is that there is no God who hates and whoever teaches about it,offers fake religion for building an empire based on hatred.That empire will rise and will sacrifice many lives for its development but it wont last forever. The point of religion is eternal life and fear of hell through the respect the moral commandments in the terrestrial life not aspiring for heaven through making the hell on the Earth. The problem with abuse of Islam was exactly that one. The small and devoted group of people who wanted more power and who were greedy to increase their stake in the global share, decided to make a new Leviathan , modifying the elements of Islam with their own deepest esoteric, demonic and other’s cult colors, grounded all on the supremacy of money, mixed it with human nature as an object of manipulation and making a new shooting weapon against the opponents on the chess table of global politics.
One day we all have been awaken in the worst nightmare ever. Terrorism became a reality. Islamic Terrorism became a destiny of our century. We didn’t know how it happened or what were the indicators but we all knew that there is not a chance to bring the evil spirit back in Pandora box. He is already everywhere. It started silently around the Middle East, which was a region of oriental legends, bloody fight for oil and timeless injustice. It came loudly into our regions, as a scream of dying hope that we can do something about it. When it was a time to react on small cold, we were blind and deaf. Now, we have deadly virus without a cure. Islamic Terrorism, combined and empowered by western brainless interventionism and silly attempt to export western democracy in non-western world, ended with years of wars with no winners, millions of damaged people and seed of hatred which turned to be carnivorous plant who kills and eats all. Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Yemen… just some of so many contagious zones, our modern silent hills. We export them democracy with the best wishes on our bombs , they export back to us the perfidious terrorist attack in the name of Allah. We don’t recognize their killed people but we praise our own for days. The circle of life is replaced with the circle of death. The love for God is replaced with the hate in the name of God. While we are sitting in our offices or homes and reading about the horror of Islamic terrorism, the snake of the violence is already crawling into the most fragile layers of our societies. They hate us, we hate them back. They kill us, we will kill them back. Eye for eye and the whole world will be blind. Then, the one eye man will be the king. The new ruler.
As a person with research capacities, I cant let myself being opinionated by any side.At least, I cant try not to be. The main reason why I want to analyze how radical Islamic leaders manipulate with people by God comes from my own claim that any radical religious authority could try the same. Lets look on the Christian terrorism formed in anti-abortion violence in the USA.The famous evangelist Joshua Feuerstein calls on Christians to “punish Planned Parenthood” and make abortion providers fear for their life.The incident took a place in November , 2015 in Colorado Springs hospital and three people were shoot. The violence inspired by religious speech is nothing new in Christianity.It is just controlled more and kept on leash.
When it comes to Islam….Radical imams are choosing the frustrated non-educated mass to lead and to shape their anger. Moderate Muslim who has a job, family and good life is not going to follow his imam who will tell him that he must kill in this life so he can be alive in heaven. That simply doesn’t work with such a type of person. His mind is not opened for delusional ideas.He has many things to lose if he eventually decide to follow the another way. He is already happy just the way it is. I remember what my friend Ahmad from Bahrain wrote me once:“I dont want to go to mosque anymore.I have my God with me. I dont like what imam tells me I should do or believe in.I have my Qur’an and I read it for myself.I dont need imam.”Ali is 35 years old engineer, married with doctor. They have 2 children and they do not want to deal with any face of extremism. On the another side, imam will easily convince the poor, non-educated young boy to join the pack against other packs who are responsible for all suffering on the world. The young man is accepted, finally recognized by someone and his slowly transmission from poor boy to deadly jihadists will be without bigger problems. He has never been fully skilled in Arabic language so how he will feel any difference between smoothly written DO IT or DONT DO IT in the Qur’an noble.He will be misused many times before he finally end up blown up for so called death for Allah. But, it is also to be noted that extremely rich person could be also abused in religious evil indoctrination. The man who had everything but still has nothing , will try to push himself on new limits and challenges and in the beginning he will think of it like about special holy mission for chosen. Sadly, those people are often on the top of organization and all they do is to pick up fresh flesh to feed regularly their ideology. I had a chance to talk shorty with one ex-terrorist when I was visiting Bosnia.We will call him Ali here. I recall his reply on my question why he wanted ever to be a terrorist when he was having a great life:” Because i was bored with all I do and I wanted something new, something which will change not only my life but life of all people” No matter what, terrorism changes life and always for the worst scenario ever. The different people.Believers and kuffar. All.The same pain. One God.
Maybe the Qur’an is the answer on our dilemmas.Maybe two version of one book could give us possible exit to the dimension of finding the cure and sending the extremism to the history and the evil spirit back to Pandora box, once for all times. I am not sure about it, all I can do is to come up with my free thoughts and to hope the receptors of message will understand in the right way.
Qur’an is not the one book but rather consists of two books, made by period in Mecca and then by period in Medina. It is interesting to mention that dualism in this holy book make problems for researchers to understand ideas of Qur’an, because sometimes they are totally opposite to each others and people can use both, depending on the interest in the current situation. The famous expert for political islam, Bill Warner writes about it:“The other thing that strikes people who press on through and read the Koran is that it is very contradictory. One verse will contradict another verse. The Koran says Allah can replace a verse with one which is better. Let’s dwell on this a moment. Replace it with averse which is better means that the better one comes later.To deal with contradiction, you need to know which verse was written earlier or later.This time order is known to scholars.” Ordinary believers don’t know so good the time order or even if they do, they have a choice to embrace what is better for them in the challenging moment. That is so called dualistic nature of the Muslim Holy book.
The historical division of Qur’an is something else but it definitely is connected with the dualism by itself.The older Qur’an which was written in Mecca and the later Qur’an which was written in Medina. I found very interesting and complete explanation of one religious historian :“The Mecca Quran was all about tolerance, tranquility, spirituality, acceptance, and inner cleansing through submission to the word of Allah. This earlier part of the Quran also dictated many of the rules that individual Muslims must perform and abide in their day-to-day lives. In my most humble opinion the Mecca Quran formed a basis for a religion that bridged some of the gaps and controversies between the Christians and the Jews. Where Christians no longer followed much of the Rules of Kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws, the Quran reinstated many of these laws. But in the Mecca Quran the idea of an eye for an eye was replaced by a more Christian philosophy. In many ways I see the Mecca Quran as an attempt at a compromise that would appeal to those Jews who found merit in the Christian teachings but refused to release from Jewish traditions while also appealing to those Christians who were not totally comfortable with having left so much of Judaism behind. Either way, Muhammad set about to preach his revelations and gain converts, mostly from among Christians and Jews. The major obstacle in Muhammad’s efforts was that times were economically very good and most people were quite content with their current way of life. When people are happy and things are going well, people are usually not open to change as change may upset the balance or whatever that gives them this comfort and wealth. With time, Muhammad became more vocal as he was probably very frustrated that so few were willing to accept his preaching of Allah. This lead to his being forcefully requested to depart Mecca. So, he and his core converts to Islam made their way to Medina.” So, the first book was a preliminary attempt, the first try of new established religion to gather the followers among potentially disappointed Jews and Christians. The second phase and the chapter of Medinan Qur’an was something else, turned to be more aggressive and revengeful. It was a personal seal of Prophet Mohammed’s struggle to survive in hard conditions and to convince others to follow him. The life was not easy as it was in the first time in Mecca, where he and his followers enjoyed free thinking time and passive spirit of the religion. Medina was a cruel ground and Prophet Mohammed started playing violent:“He had originally ruled that Muslims prayed facing Jerusalem, but the opposition from the Jews had him replace Jerusalem as the center of faith to Mecca. His newer revelations were more violent and had the Jews as the primary focus of this violence. This Medina Quran also incorporated much of the moral blessings of violence and caravan raiding taken from the Arab tribes who thrived on these ventures. This lead to many of these tribes adopting this newer form of Islam as dictated by Muhammad thus supplying Muhammad with a sizeable army at his command.”The time has been changed and so the rules of the political game. The previous Qur’an was talking more about peace and tolerance, dealing with religious norms and ideas of hell which has been mentioned 147 times in the Mecca Qur’an. Most of the time it was warning the infidels what will happen after death with them if they do not accept the real religion. The Medina Qur’an comes with more allusions on the hell but not only after death. Now, it is some kind of political and social hell for those who oppose Prophet Mohammed. The situation is clear. He is fighting the hard battle to find his place. Everyone is enemy. Everyone is kafir. Kafir is an inspiration for Medina Qur’an as well as the new introduced term, the holy war, jihad. Now the jihad is not only the struggle for a believer to conquer himself but the war against those who do not believe or who do not want to believe.
I see the Qur’an also as a diary of the historical events, as they have been seen by Prophet Mohammed and all of those who believed in him and his wisdom, which was claimed to be given by God, by Allah.Every side in history has its own vision of happens, we will never know for sure what happened then and how it shaped our reality nowadays. I only know that the Medinan Qur’an is something which is misused in daily indoctrination of extremists .As we all know, not any Muslim militant is capable to understand the smooth Arabic language presented in the complicated Qur’an. He needs angry imam to define the surah for him and to fill him with hatred based on personal interpretation of something which was made for another time and situations but definitely not for 21st century and its problems. Giving an extremist the religious platform to push his own madness merged with the deviant group’s pure interests is like giving a car to drunk furious person on the Friday’s night. It leads nowhere but to cause more victims. The first victims of this religious psychopathy are Muslims who are killed every day by so called Muslims, but I would rather say, extreme psychopaths organized in groups for spreading the terror. Then come the story with kuffar. Infidels. We should keep in mind that not every Muslim want radicalized religion in his society. Not at all. Many of them aren’t happy with the products of Shari’ah law and how it was implemented into system. Some of them believe that everything what claim to be Islamic today is nothing but political abuse of religion for a sake of small % of people. They are all right but sadly we cant stop Islamic extremism and terrorism just stating these facts but rather working on preventing the possibilities for the evil plant to be grown up not only in our societies but also in originated Muslim societies. The religious groups should me monitored and people should be informed about potential indoctrination. Before all of it, the target population should be broken and oriented on another dimensions, like economical, social and intellectual integration. In the same time, the new generations of imams who would preach more about Mecca Qur’an than Medina Qur’an should be enhanced to come up on the light scene and to act. They should teach believers more about religion and its spiritual attributes than about political ideology and its price. Muslims also need to accept the changes and to not take any critics about that as an insult but rather as a constructive benign suggestion for the benefits of all.
The famous Dalai Lama once said:“If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change.” I am not saying that Islam must change itself and its not up to me to say it but I believe that freedom for extremism in Islam shouldn’t be tolerated at all.The Islamic terrorism is a responsibility for all of us to deal with. It is not only the product of Muslim world. It is a common offspring of the whole world. Everyone is a bit included in that parenthood. The Muslim people who allow the extremism to grow up among them and the western people who made it being born. Simply all. That’s why simply all of them must work on destroying it, like it destroyed and still destroys many people’s lives.
There is no religion which hates. There are only some people who do that because the hatred is their only profit. Everyone else is just a paid price of it.