Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Realities and the Muslim Revival Installment 3
Just like the life of every civilization in History is cyclical so too is the life of every religion in History.
As far as Islam goes, yes we are fighting the so called extremists for now. Make no mistake about it, in the end, they are all family.
When it comes right down to it, they will come together. We will reluctantly as we might be, find it necessary to take on Islam as a whole.
Let us remember World War 2 and the lessons it should have taught us. Sure, we were fighting the Germans. There were still a few German citizens willing to risk their own lives, and go against their own people. They did this in order to help as many Jews and allies as possible.
They did this because they had a conscience, knew right from wrong, and ultimately did the right thing. This is exactly what is going to happen with the Muslims.
Let’s talk about Islam a little bit. This is just to give us a little background on why we are having some of the problems we are having with some of the Muslims.
I think it will give a lot of you a new understanding of the situation. I know a lot of this surprised me. You really can understand why some of them feel the way the do.
However this by no means justifies their actions. They can get themselves on the right track as a country first. Then they can go about settling their difference hopefully under direction, and civilly.
Throughout recent history the west, primarily European Nations have been consolidating their countries. They have been putting an end to colonialism.
I’m just realizing something, with what we are about to discuss. I’m going to say what should have been a good thing for Muslims appears to have been the beginning of the end for them.
In the early nineteenth century when colonization was at its peak there was a general malaise and disquiet in the Muslim world. The French had colonized Algiers in 1830 and in 1839 the British colonized Aden, (now part of Yemen).
Then between the two of them they took over Tunisia (1881), Egypt in 1882, the Sudan in 1898, and Libya and Morocco in 1912. To me what is worse is what the Europeans did to Africa.
The Berlin Conference was held in 1884 -1885 to discuss how they were going to divide Africa between them. This factual blunder really amazed me. The Berlin Conference was Africa’s undoing in many ways.
The colonial powers superimposed their domains on the African Continent. In no time the entire African continent acquired a legacy of Political fragmentation. One that could neither be eliminated nor made to operate satisfactorily.
In 1884 at the request of Portugal, German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck held a world meeting.
He called together the major western powers of the world to negotiate questions and confusion over the control of Africa. Bismarck appreciated the opportunity to expand Germany’s sphere of influence over Africa.
This was because he desired to force Germany’s rivals to struggle with one another for territory. At the time of the conference, 80% of Africa remained under traditional and local control.
What happened was the same thing that had been happening to all colonized Muslim lands. It resulted in a hodgepodge of geometric boundaries that divided Africa into fifty irregular countries.
This new map was superimposed over the one thousand indigenous cultures and regions of Africa. The new countries as had been the case in the past, lacked any rhyme or reason whatsoever.
Thus giving no consideration at all to how all these people would deal with the new situation that was forced on them. It divided coherent groups of people. Worse was the fact that it merged together disparate groups who did not have anything in common and did not get along. Life Today The Real Story "2005"