Recent articles about a Muslim woman doctor, who received death threats after speaking out on Al-Jazirah network against Muslim hardliners and terrorists, has been generating publicity for the right people and for a well justified cause that seldom gets enough attention, even though it would work to our advantage in the war against terrorism.
Everyone wants to fight terrorism but we seldom see any mention of Muslims who are fighting against hardliners and terrorists. That is what causes many people to question whether Muslims really mean what they say.
The reality is: fighting terrorism is neither easy nor will it end overnight. Most certainly, Muslims should be called upon to help because the war against terrorism is not about ones faith; it affects all of us as part of the human family. As a modern, moderate Muslim freedom fighter, a human and womenâ€™s rights advocate, I rally behind women who extend their arms in help and stand united to stop the terrorists.
When I hear these concerns, my first impression is: this will feed the terrorism agenda. Terrorism is about a minority exercising power over a majorityâ€™s peace of mind. It is a modern form of mental slavery causing fear that can paralyze an economy. As Persians say, â€œFear is the twin brother of death.â€ Fear can immobilize as effectively as a chain. Those who canâ€™t face their fear become a slave of terrorism and that is precisely what the terrorist wants to achieve. After 9/11, people hesitated to fly and go shopping. Even though the number of victims, on a national scale, was moderate, the White House admitted that 9/11 negatively affected the economy and peoples mindset more than the terrorists had even dreamed.
Americans ask why moderate Muslims, particularly Muslim women, donâ€™t stand upto the radical Muslims.
To fight terrorist ideology we need people of the terroristâ€™s faith to rally behind our cause. Terrorismâ€™s stratagem is for one class of individuals, through indoctrination, intimidation and force to impose itsâ€™ will on another class. The empowered class enslaves the underclass, whether by chains on their hands and feet or chains on their minds. In the second instance, it is not an act of vengeance for transgressions against their ancestors but is intended, through threat, abuse and violence, to force a majority to bow to the will of the minority and accept and obey the dictates of a man who calls himself, not a terrorist, but a Soldier of God.