Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Radical Islam is a fact of life !!!
This title got my attention during a hotel stay as i was in the hotel lobby and noticed this title but in Arabic on the cover of Newsweek magazine, "Radical Islam Is A Fact Of Life. How To Live With It" , so I started thinking, do we really have to live with it or do we need to fight it and eliminate it, whats the best way to handle radical islam, I wished there was an easy answer to this question, the problem is that radical and extreme islam is growing so much that it is no longer a minority or limted to small groups. In fact I can say that most muslims are becoming radical ,extreme and fanatic in one way or another. Terrorism is not the only face of radical islam, but one of many faces. Based on judging muslims behavior and based on daily dealings and interactions with muslims, u feel that the majority is moving towards radicalism,extreme and fanaticism, I am sure many have noticed it as well and not only in the middle east but also in Europe and the USA and the entire west.
Now back to the Newsweek article or title, we all know radical islam is a fact of life now, there is no doubt in anyone's mind,but again I am questioning if we have to live with it. Do we just ignore it and let these radicals take over? or do we fight them and create more of them, I guess both scenarios have risks associated with them, but what is the bigger risk, to ignore them or to fight them?
As these radicals are everywhere and they have no reason to slow down, its unfortunate that most muslims support these radicals and thats what makes them stronger. Its unfortunate that muslims do not realize the risk of backing these groups and they always provided cover and justification for their actions.
I guess I am going to leave this article with an open ending to allow everyone to post his opinion, I think it is important to get feedback and different opinions on how to handle this problem that threatens all of us and it can impact us any time and any day,no one is shielded from this threat including muslims themselves, but the question is do they realize that.
I welcome your comments and feedback.