Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pakistan in the Taliban – Al Qaeda – ISIL Triangle

http://www.harunyahya.com/en/Articles/203200/Pakistan-in-the-Taliban-%E2%80%93-Al-Qaeda-%E2%80%93-ISIL-Triangle


The US administration regarded Afghanistan’s coming under Soviet rule following the Soviet invasion in 1979 as against its own global interests, and began supporting and arming radical groups resisting the occupation. It accomplished this task to a large extent via the military and intelligence agencies of neighboring Pakistan.

The Growth of Radical Terror Following the Soviet Invasion

That tactic enjoyed considerable success in the fight against the occupation. Having suffered severe losses by the late 1980s, the Soviets eventually withdrew from Afghanistan. On the other hand, however, the seeds were sown for the radical terror groups that would come to represent a major problem for both Pakistan and Afghanistan and for much of the Islamic world.

The foundations for the climate of insecurity, instability, terror and turmoil that still persists today in the region were laid at that time. Moreover, it led to radical terrorism making its way into such parts of the Islamic world as Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen in a developed and strengthened form.

It is this intensive military and logistical support over many years for radical groups both during and after the Soviet occupation that lies behind the appearance of al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the latest incarnation, ISIL, in an organized and well-equipped manner with considerable numbers of supporters. It is also due to that backing that certain areas on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan are today under the influence of radical groups which are difficult to combat with military means.

This border area, which consists of seven administrative regions in northwest Pakistan, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and North and South Waziristan, covers an area of some 30,000 square kilometers. Various radical groups, such as the Pakistan Taliban, al-Qaeda and the Haqqani Network are based – and active – in the region.

It is because of this historical framework that Pakistan has overtaken countries such as Iran, Iraq and Syria and come to the top of Western countries’ terror lists. People who live a radical mindset generally pass through Pakistan, despite not being Pakistani themselves.

Pakistan Is One of the Main Victims of Radical Terror

It is of course Pakistan and the Pakistani people who are paying the greatest price for these radical organizations growing within the country. Bomb attacks targeting civilians and approaching shocking levels of  barbarism in recent months have once again revealed the threat posed by radicalism to the Islamic world and the world in general.

More than 150 people, 134 of them children, died in an attack on a military high school in Peshawar last December. More than 60 civilians lost their lives in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the town of Shikarpur on 30 January.

Six people died recently in a suicide bombing near the Lahore security department.

Another attack on a Shiite mosque in Peshawar during the Friday prayers resulted in the deaths of 20 people and in more than 50 being injured.

Bearing in mind that one wing of the Pakistan Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the majority of the attacks, recently swore allegiance to ISIL, one may conclude that radical activities in Pakistan will reach critical dimensions in the days ahead. ISIL is looking to open new fronts in Central and South Asia following the instability in the Middle East, and is particularly interested in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

An Intellectual Campaign against Radicalism is the Only Solution for Pakistan

Although a series of military operations initiated in the northern areas of the country last June and continuing this year are portrayed as a success against terror, it has still proved impossible to completely prevent the recent acts of savagery listed above: On the contrary, as a result of these operations, terrorists are reported to have mingled with refugees and infiltrated major cities such as Karachi and Lahore and are believed to be preparing even more barbaric suicide attacks.

Indeed, at least 14 people were killed and more than 70 injured in suicide attacks on two churches in Lahore on March 15 for which the Pakistani branch of the Taliban claimed responsibility. Violence leads to nothing more than further violence and to rising rage, hatred and feelings of revenge.

Since radical terror is cunningly supposedly perpetrated in the name of Islam and uses methods of indoctrination and propaganda aimed at winning Muslims over to its perverse way of thinking, it has a powerful capacity to influence the ignorant people who make up a large part of society. The result is not terrorists numbering in the hundreds or thousands, but a mass of supporters numbering in the millions.

Apart from a few secret service agents and the occasional provocateur, the great majority of this mass of people are misled into following the perversions of radicalism, genuinely thinking it to be Islam, and thereby becoming the pawns of terror organizations. It is obviously impossible to stop this mass of people with guns or military operations, and that these will merely encourage feelings of vengeance and increase the number of supporters many times over. In addition, killing ignorant but sincere people who have been deceived and misled through military operations rather than educating them and raising their awareness is little more than murder.

The only solution, therefore, is to tell the masses of the vast gulf between radicalism and the true Islam described in the Qur’an by means of a rational and scientific education campaign. It is essential to reveal that the nonsense and fabricated accounts that incite terror, violence, bloodshed, lovelessness and hatred are the diametric opposite of the verses of the Qur’an, which teach love, affection, peace and justice, and for radicalism to be eradicated through education. Only in this way can ‘bigotry,’ the lifeblood of radical terror be eradicated, and the threat of radicalism be comprehensively brought to an end.

Adnan Oktar's piece on The Daily Mail:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It is severe oppression to sentence Mohammed Morsi to death


#NoToExecutionOfMorsi

Adnan Oktar: Let’s make a hashtag [in Twitter] regarding the  death penalty given to Morsi. Let our brothers support this hashtag. ‘NoToExecutionOfMorsi’. He is a believer, a Muslim person. He may have erred, he may be imperfect. But he makes this error within his belief. He may acted that way since he is a believer in orthodox, traditional belief [of Islam]. But he did not hang or butcher anyone, he did not seize someone’s property. Capital punishment would be oppression for him. Yes that hashtag ‘NoToExecutionOfMorsi’ is fine. Let’s demand world support for it. That would be deterrent. That is to say, seeing that the world is against the death penalty would make a positive effect on Egyptian government.


Friday, May 15, 2015

The Solution To Terror In Pakistan



http://www.diplomacypakistan.com/articles/the-solution-to-terror-in-pakistan/

By Harun Yahya
Having been home to several civilizations, the nation known today as Pakistan is a country with a rich cultural and historical fabric. Its strategic importance is also growing by the day, as it stands at the intersection of the Middle East, and Central and Southeast Asia, which play such an important role in world politics, or in other words, along the world’s oil corridors. Yet since it harbors numerous ethnic communities that share a common Islamic faith but are not properly welded together, the country is also the scene of much conflict based on sectarian divisions. In particular, there is an unending power struggle between Punjabis, Sindhis, Baluchis and Pashtuns. Add to this the tensions caused by problems such as tribal affiliations, political and sectarian divisions and ethnicity, acts of terror by al-Qaeda and the Taliban, ongoing border disputes with India, the departure of what was East Pakistan under the new name of Bangladesh, endless conflicts of the Afghan border and economic difficulties, and life in Pakistan becomes highly problematic.
In addition, as a country that has spent half of its 68-year political history under military rule, Pakistan deserves credit for the steps it has taken toward democracy in recent years. Power in Pakistan, which spent decades deprived of democracy since independence in 1947 and has regularly witnessed coups, first changed hands through elections in May 2013. For the first time, an elected government managed to serve out its entire term, meaning that Pakistan had successfully taken the first step on the long road to democracy.
Another success of the elections was the 60% turnout. Before the elections, the Pakistan Taliban killed more than 130 people, including electoral candidates, and spread terror throughout the country. Even so, the public risked their lives to get to the ballot boxes, and the election duly took place, albeit under the shadow of acts of terror. This high turnout revealed how seriously the population desired democracy. The army, a formidable presence even under 34 years of civilian rule, restored the people’s confidence in it through its support for the democratic process.
Clear efforts are being made to achieve democracy in the country. However, there are still many problems that need to be solved, such as a lack of consensus on the form that relations between the state and religion should take, religious, sectarian and ethnic clashes and basic issues of identity, and other questions that need to be addressed promptly arising from Pakistan’s federal system, such as power imbalances between the provinces.
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Pakistan’s greatest problem is the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan, or Pakistan Taliban. This organization has come to represent a major threat to national security with its attacks in recent years, is weakening the country, damaging its prestige at the global level and placing Pakistan at the top of the terror lists. Following an airport attack in June 2014, the Taliban attracted the attention of the entire world public with an attack on a school in Pashawar in December, in which 148 innocent people lost their lives, mostly children and teachers. It then led to the deaths of dozens more people one month later in an attack on a Shiite mosque and in an assault last month on a Catholic school in the city of Lahore.
The government restored the death penalty last month, and many Taliban members have been executed. While anti-terror operations were taking place, Pakistan experimented with its first own domestically produced drones, and the General Staff announced that they would be more effective in the fight against terror from now on.
Pakistan, which will now be producing its own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has in fact long been the target of drone attacks that have caused the deaths of a good many innocent people in attacks on civilian areas. American UAVs have carried out some 400 attacks in Pakistan over the last 11 years and have led to the deaths of more than 3,400 people, the majority of them civilians. According to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), 61% of the targets in drone attacks have been civilian settlements. UAVs are known to mainly target civilian buildings such as homes, madrassas and mosques. Susan Schuppli, a senior researcher, says that the real victims of UAVs are civilian women and children caught in homes when they are bombed. Amnesty International also says that the UAV operations conducted by the USA are a violation of international law, and may even fall under the category of war crimes. Yet despite all these condemnations, the buying and selling of UAVs between countries is growing all the time.
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Countries are blatantly and carelessly ignoring the fact that the killing of civilians is murder. They have ostensibly convinced themselves that this is the only way of dealing with terror organizations. Yet even if security measures are sometimes instrumental in success against individuals involved in radical terror organizations, they do not get rid of the organizations themselves; the problem of terror cannot be resolved through force alone. In particular, radical organizations with false conceptions of religion, such as the Pakistani Taliban, are bodies that harbor people with an ideology, albeit a false one, and who are even prepared to die for these false values which they believe to be true. Therefore, so long as the false ideas they hold are not neutralized by true ideas, it is impossible for such organizations to be eliminated.
What needs to be done at this point is to make it clear that the ideas espoused by terror organizations, who as a general rule act out of a radical and erroneous conception of religion, have no place in Islam and that the way of thinking they have developed in the light of fabricated hadiths and other nonsense is in no way compatible with Islam. Islam is a religion of love, brotherhood, affection, compassion, tolerance, peace, union and unity. The correct solution is to adopt a policy of education in which these facts are set out with full supporting evidence from the Qur’an, the true source of Islam. Indeed, regarding UAVs as the answer – and imagining that responding to violence with more violence can put an end to terror – will in fact create an even greater danger.
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We hope that our brother country, Pakistan, with which we share a common culture and values, will soon resolve all its problems, and particularly the scourge of terror, that it will take sound steps on the passage to democracy and that the country’s innocent and sincere people will soon attain the security they deserve.
The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com

An unpredictable state of mind



HARUN YAHYA
Published — Friday 8 May 2015

What is the underlying cause of the way that some people suddenly become infuriated or emotional and start weeping or behave in some unexpected way in the face of day-to-day events?

* Why is it essential to avoid falling prey to this disorder, which mainly damages the victim himself and is generally described as someone “having a hair trigger?”

* What must be done to free oneself from the condition?

Some people live their lives according to rules they themselves have invented. These people can easily make concessions regarding these rules when it comes to their own worldly desires. Because they have no guide who will direct the course of their lives, ensure they maintain a stable character, and whom they have a total belief. For that reason, their characters are prone to sudden variations. Among the distinguishing features of such people are, for instance, their suddenly slamming doors and acting aggressively toward people around them or shouting in a loud voice although they had been sitting perfectly calmly just five minutes ago, or suddenly bursting into tears having just said how happy they were.

The fundamental reason for this behavioral defect that all believers must scrupulously avoid, is that such people fail to frame their behavior, speech, actions, thoughts and reactions to events in the light of the moral values of the Qur’an.

The Obstacles to a Balanced Nature

Following one’s worldly desires

In the Qur’an, Almighty God reveals that people have been created with a tendency toward selfish passions. If someone permits his worldly concerns to rule him, then all his behavior will be shaped by selfish wishes. These selfish desires will prevent him displaying a stable, consisted and balanced nature. As a result of the prompting of worldly concerns he may suddenly become enraged, or emotional, or sulky, or jealous and start taking sudden decisions in the light of these emotions. His character will always come as a surprise, therefore, to those around him. There will be no consistency between one moment and another. His state of mind, thoughts, feeling, decisions and perspectives can change at any moment. Because of his unbalanced and inconsistent behavior, such a person will always inspire feeling of unease and distrust in those around him.

In the Qur’an, God warns us that worldly passions will always encourage one to evil and that Satan will oblige people to behave inconsistently, irrationally and emotionally, as dictated by their desires. He also imparts the glad tidings that people who adopt the Qur’an as their guide in the face of this, however, and who act according to the stirring of their consciences, will achieve the ideal character and enjoy superiority in both this world and the hereafter.

A believer achieves this strong and superior character by following the path shown by God. Since the Qur’an is his guide, his behavior and reactions in the face of events are always shaped according to Qur’anic moral values. How he will behave, his perspective on events and the logic he adopts will never come as a surprise to those around him. His mind, conscience, behavior and speech always reflect the stability required by Qur’anic virtue, and his nature is therefore always to be trusted.

Acting emotionally

Emotionality is not regarded as undesirable in societies oblivious to religious moral values. Indeed, it is generally believed that a certain amount of emotionality in a person’s make-up is an important attribute. According to that way of thinking, the behavior caused by emotionality is human feelings that need to be let out. For that reason, character defects stemming from emotionality, such as “touchiness, dissatisfaction, sulking, weeping, an introverted state of mind, apathy, jealousy or anger,” are encouraged by suggesting they are “emotions representing human nature.” Nothing could be more wrong, however.

Emotionality that is widespread in societies oblivious to the moral values of the Qur’an lead to people having weak characters. Since people react to events in the light of their own emotions, they tend to act irrationally. They become unable to think logically and accurately or to make sound deductions. And this leads to people being unpredictable and inflicting material and psychological damage on themselves and those around them.

However, since the Qur’an rules the whole of a believer’s life and character, he possesses the most accurate knowledge regarding the promptings of one’s passions and how to combat it. He knows that emotionality clouds one’s reason, prevents one thinking straight and seeing the truth, and also makes one weak and lacking in resistance.

The solution to an unpredictable character

Sincere devotion to God, genuine submission and knowing that everything transpires under His control and that everything is for the best prevent one falling prey to one’s emotions and behaving badly. Because of his powerful love and fear of God, the believer scrupulously avoids all forms of behavior that might result from emotionality.

Believers regulate their whole lives according to Qur’anic moral virtues. They know that avoiding the defects of personality prevalent in societies devoid of faith and exhibiting a strong character will serve as a role model for others and behave in complete awareness of that responsibility. As God reveals in the Qur’an in the words “It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful” (Surat al-Hashr, 9), they strive to cleanse their desires of evil. God has revealed that in return for that effort believers will enjoy peace, blessings and happiness in this world and the hereafter:

“What is with you runs out but what is with Allah goes on for ever. Those who were steadfast will be recompensed according to the best of what they did. Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did.” (Surat An-Nahl, 96-97)

People who are prone to enormous distress, who fall prey to weeping or rage or jealousy, or who sulk in silence and become totally introverted are unaware of God’s might, that He has created all things with goodness, wisdom and justice, that He can perform whatever He wishes whenever He wishes, and that He will heed people’s prayers.

All sorrow, anger and jealousy stem from weakness of faith and errors originating from that perspective.

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Effects of One-Sided Darwinist Education


http://www.harunyahya.com/en/Articles/202596/The-Effects-of-One-Sided-Darwinist-Education


By spreading the lie that there is no purpose to human life, Darwinist education turns people into psychologically sick individuals, pessimistic and psychopathic, devoid of all hope and joy.

One of the examples of this is the Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik admitted to perpetrating twin terror attacks in Norway on 22 July, 2011. One of these was a bomb attack on the government building in Oslo in which 8 people died. The other was an attack on a Labor party youth camp on the island of Ut√łya. Sixty-nine people lost their lives in that attack.

Before the attacks, Breivik set out his views in his ”European Independence Manifesto.” On page 1518, he stated that he regarded himself as a champion of the scientific world view and modern biology. Among the books he “most valued” was Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.1  According to Breivik, "a perfect Europe" must include the laws of social Darwinism.2

On page 1202 of his book, Breivik says that he entirely agrees with  the Darwinist biologist from Princeton University Lee Silver regarding the re-implementation of eugenics. He agrees with Silver’s view that radical policies will have to be applied in the future if the world population is to be reduced to less than half of the current figure, or 3.8 billion.3 On the same page, Breivik makes it clear that he has signed up to Darwin's argument that "genocide and natural selection … go hand in hand ":

“Even if the second and third world countries ignores the call of this ”hegemony” [to stop having babies], nature will correct their suicidal tendencies as they are unable to feed their populations.”4

Breivik goes on to say that there must be no intervention in this natural process, or famine:

“If starvation threatens the countries who have failed to follow our [population capacity] guidelines we should not support them by backing their corrupt leaders or send any form of aid.”5

“Food aid to 3rd world countries must stop immediately as it is the primary cause of overpopulation.”6

These words written by Breivik in person clearly show that he had lost all moral values because of his Darwinist education, as a result of which he cold-bloodedly perpetrated his terrorist  attacks that cost the lives of dozens of people.

Another example of the moral collapse and savagery caused by Darwinist education is the American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and ate 17 children before he was caught. In a last interview with the Dateline NBC channel immediately before he was put to death, Dahmer made the following statement:

“If a person doesn’t think that there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime [by chance]. When we died, you know, that was it, there was nothing.”7

Darwin’s superstition that has poisoned vast numbers, turns people into serial killers and even makes them psychopathic enough to eat human flesh. That is what comes of this false religion that seeks to indoctrinate people with the idea they have no responsibility to a Creator, that convinces them they are purposeless, irresponsible and aimless entities, that regards human beings as animals and that seeks to turn people away from the fact of the hereafter by portraying death as the end.

Darwinism was the worst deception and scourge of the last century, killing, oppression, terror, mass slaughter, degeneration and afflictions of all kinds for the last 200 years. DARWINISM WAS THE WORST DECEPTION AND SCOURGE OF THE LAST CENTURY, and was behind the world wars and the communism and fascism that led to irreligion, racism and mass slaughter in societies at one time.

The unfortunate effects on society of this dark scourge initiated by Darwin have persisted down to the present day. The latest book by Richard Dawkins, one of the most committed devotees of Darwinism today, contains suggestions far removed from belief in God that will inevitably lead to pessimism and despair. One of the most significant instances of this was the way that  Jesse Kilgore, a 22-year-old student in America, committed suicide under the effect of Dawkins’ book he was recommended by a teacher.8

The effect of Dawkins’ terrifying views based on the sinister ideology of Darwinism are by no means limited to that example. In the foreword to his book Unweaving the Rainbow, Dawkins himself admits that fact:

“A foreign publisher of my first book confessed that he could not sleep for three nights after reading it, so troubled was he by what he saw as its cold, bleak message. Others have asked me how I can bear to get up in the mornings. A teacher from a distant country wrote me reproachfully that a pupil had come to him in tears after reading the same book, because it had persuaded her that life was empty and purposeless. He advised her not to show the book to any of her friends, for fear of contaminating them with the same nihilistic pessimism.”9

This sinister scourge, Darwinism, is a perverse religion that inflicts death, murder, despair, lack of feeling, terror and savagery and encourages people to think they are nothing more than animals that came into being by chance. The few remaining representatives of that faith are still striving with all their might to turn people away from belief in God. That is why they strenuously oppose the teaching of the weaknesses of Darwinism in schools, hide away fossils that prove creation, and never admit that protein cannot come into being by chance and that more than 350 million fossils totally refute Darwinism. Yet despite all these measures, people in the 21st century are no longer taken in by lies. All the efforts made to keep Darwinism propped up after it was exposed as a fraud have been in vain.
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1- http://www.darwinthenandnow.com/2011/07/breivik-a-darwinist/?cb=09394448816310614

2- Anders Behring Breivik, A European Declaration of Independence, p.1386

3- http://www.darwinthenandnow.com/2011/07/breivik-a-darwinist/?cb=09394448816310614

4- Anders Behring Breivik, A European Declaration of Independence, p.1202

5- Anders Behring Breivik, A European Declaration of Independence, p.1202

6- Anders Behring Breivik, A European Declaration of Independence, p.1203

7- Kelly J. Coghlan, Houston Chronicle Sunday-15 February 2009

8- http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=81459

9- Richard Dawkins, Unweaving The Rainbow New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998, p. ix.