ISLAM is not an “ism”. It is not a geographic entity, a military force, a short­lived ideology or a movement that resurfaces temporarily and can be oppressed with the force that the superpowers are so proud of.

Islam is a true religion, a faith with its unbeatable power in the hearts and minds of those who truly believe in it.

There is no denying the fact that since the demise of the Soviet Union, the Western media are creating a negative perception and attitude towards Islam. They regard Islam as an enemy to Western society and institutions.

The use of the terms “Islamism”, “Islamist”, “terrorism”, “extremist”, as used in the context of Islam and Muslims, is proof of this negativity.

The weapons at their disposal in their war on Islam are: hypocrisy, propaganda, military might, economic power and social and political instability. Their propaganda machinery sustains their hypocrisy. The West has tried to present a world view of Islam by referring to the wearing of the hijab and burkini as being barbaric and to show adherence to Islam as violent, fanatical and intolerant.

What is “terrorism” and who is a “terrorist”? The world has yet to agree upon a definition for this seemingly indefinable term. By the same token, is there such a person as an “Islamist” and what is “Islamism”?

As stated above, Islam is neither an “ism” nor a short­lived ideology.

I am a Muslim and my religion is Islam. Does it make me an “Islamist”? When do I stop being a Muslim and when do I become an “Islamist”?

Am I a Muslim and an Islamist rolled into one? This is nonsense. Period. Why has the war on terrorism boiled down to a war on the Islamic belief system?

Just as “terrorism” was ill­defined to enable the United States and its allies to wage war on the weak and vulnerable, “Islamism” is also left vague until everything related to Islam will be declared as evil and subjected to banning orders in the next phase of the “war on terror”. Some Muslims are already labelled as “Islamists” for these views.

The article in The Witness titled “The evolution of Islamism” (September 6), equates the Muslim Brotherhood with “Islamism”, creating the impression that everything pertaining to Muslims and their faith is negative, violent and a danger to Western norms and values.

In fact, within political circles of the U.S. and its allies, support for secular governments is compulsory to ensure that there is no future for Islamic movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a “terrorist organisation” and is banned.

It was deliberately portrayed as being extremist (whatever that means) and violent. To quote former British prime minister David Cameron: “We will review and examine the philosophies and values of the Muslim Brotherhood and how it operated in different countries around the world, including in the UK, as well as its impact on Britain’s national security”.

It is about time the world studied the flip side of this coin called “the war on terror”.

This side has a distinct footprint of the world’s financial elites, the multinational corporates as well as the military industrial complex. World wars one and two resulted in increased powers for governments and cartels run by bankers.

The hidden agenda is to transform humanity through the destruction of race, religion, family, society and finally nationhood.

Humanity is bombarded with consumerism, sex, drug addiction and violence. These endless and deliberate wars are used to transform society and terror is used to justify wars.

“Terror” is also used to sway public opinion. The concept “democracy” has been subverted and is used as a form of social control. The financial elite frame the debate as well as suggest the alternatives. As long as we live this life in a nominal “democracy”, we cannot do much until more people see through this globalist agenda for what it really is.

The propaganda used to demonise Muslims and Islam, using such meaningless terms as “Islamists”, “fundamentalists”, “extremists” and Islamism”, provides the pretext for the fraudulent “war on terror”.

It is designed to advance the world’s financially elite governments, suppressing Islam and creating police states all over the globe.

Issued by:

Ibrahim Vawda

Executive Member: MEDIA REVIEW NETWORK

Ibrahim Vawda

Ex educator and spent the last 14 years in education as headmaster. A proud Muslim and keen internationalist. Passionate about human rights issues. No respect for politicians.