Despite shortcomings, Muslims Most Civilised in the World -1
Posted by musliminsuffer on May 5, 2011
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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Despite shortcomings, Muslims Most Civilised in the World -1
Dr Javed Jamil
Almost every civilisation claims itself to be the best civilisation of the world; and most of the societies tend to believe themselves to be more civilised than the others. The economic and political powers of the world, with their higher control on all forms of media, often succeed in convincing the people that they are most civilised of all. As part of natural inclinations, the “most civilised” have also the habit of recognising the “least civilised”. The “least civilised” of course in most of the instances are those who are the biggest threat, in reality or in perception, to the “most civilised”. The clash in today’s world between the most and least civilised happens to be between the Western Civilisation and Muslim civilisation. The protagonists of Western Civilisation comprise hardcore atheists, non-practising Christians, practising Christians, Jews and some Hindus and Muslims, almost in the same order. The protagonists of Muslim Civilisation comprise mainly the believing Muslims with minuscule percentage of non-practising Muslims, with of course some appreciable differences in their beliefs and practices. The Western Civilisation boasts itself as the best civilisation and tries to prove Muslims as the least or at least one of the least civilised societies of the world. Their control on the institutions and all forms of media is so complete that the people in huge numbers believe their claims to be true. We will examine in this series of papers why their claims are ill founded and why Muslims, despite their enormous shortcomings and their incomplete acceptance of Islamic system, are certainly much more civilised than the Western world.
When “civilisation” is to be considered, we will have to first examine the criteria of civilisation. Of course, Westernism has its own criteria, obviously the criteria being such as help it to make its claims look real. Not only the criteria need to be examined, the methods of determining these criteria are to be analysed. We will then examine the world statistics to determine who is standing where in terms of these criteria.
The proponents Westernism argue that Muslims are uncivilised because:
First, Muslims are the most violent people of the world. They are ruthless murderers who need no sympathy or understanding. Euphemistically perhaps, some have started arguing that while all Muslims are not terrorists all terrorists are Muslims.
Second, if Muslims are prone to indulging in violence, its roots lie in the very foundations of their religion that promotes violence against “unbelievers.”
Third, Muslims want to pursue their medieval culture and are not ready to accept the modern, “peace-loving” civilisation of the West. Muslim countries are undemocratic having no regard for human rights, particularly the rights of women and minorities.
Fourth, Muslims demonstrate mutual brotherhood, which endangers the very survival of the “civilised world.”
Fifth, Muslims are placed low in terms of developmental criteria, which normally mean Life Expectancy, Per Capita income, educational level, etc;
Sixth, Muslim societies have much lower status of women than Western societies.
The Western societies, they argue, are civilised because
1. They have a system where society has total freedom;
2. They have liberated their women;
3. they are peace loving people who abhor violence;
4. The lives of their people are healthier and happier with higher incomes, life expectancies and educational levels.
We will deliberate on each of these one by one. Let us first discuss the most important issue of violence:
Violence: Forms and Extent
The most notable campaign in recent years has been related to “violence”, mainly because presence or absence of violence is regarded the most important criterion of civilisation with West claiming that it abhors violence. Interestingly, “violence” has become a key word in their armoury only through a partisan definition. “Terrorism” to them is violence but “war against terror” is not violence, Killing of civilians by terrorists is violence but killing of the civilians by their forces is not violence, killing of “female foetuses” is violence (female foeticide) but killing of foetuses without the knowledge of their sex (abortion) is not violence, death sentence to criminals is violence but murders of common people is not violence or at least not a condemnable form of violence, and so on. Obviously, the violence that is related or can be indirectly related to religion or other factors not related to Westernism or is directed against the institutions of Westernism automatically becomes reprehensible and worthy of condemnation in harshest possible terms. To control this form of violence, all possible measures including full scale wars and invasions can be adopted. Every possible method will be employed to present this violence as barbaric. On the other hand the violence which is directly or indirectly related to New World Order is kept hidden and if at all there is a discussion on it, they are described as unavoidable or collateral damage, which need to be understood and managed.
See the following list of deaths caused by various reasons of violence in last 25 years:
1. Alleged Terrorism by Muslims: Around 25000
2. Alleged Terrorism by other communities including Hindus and Christians: Around 300000
3. Wars (mostly waged or supported by West): Around 2 million
4. Murders: 50 million
5. Abortions (induced): 1 billion
(These are estimated figures based on international statistics, the references for which will be given when each of them is discussed in detail in coming pages.)
Are Muslims the most violent people on the face of the earth? If not Muslims then who are the most violent people? We will examine this question in the next chapter. But it is clear from the above figures that the international response to various forms of violence has been nothing less than absurd.
Mission of Global-Right-Path is to Educate Muslim Ummah in the light of the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth, to face all the internal and external challenges, as well as to become a Great Revolutionized Leader to work for Global Revolution to serve the humanity in a balanced way to stabilize the Global World.
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