Muslims Most Civilised – 5 America’s Terror versus Muslim Terror
Posted by musliminsuffer on May 18, 2011
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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Muslims Most Civilised- 5 America’s Terror versus Muslim Terror
Despite shortcomings, Muslims Most Civilised in the World – 5 Terror versus Terror
America’s Terror versus Muslim Terror : 1 million versus 4000
Let’s focus on America’s Role: Facts and Figures
By Dr Javed Jamil*)
In the last chapters, we have been discussing day to day violence. We have shown that:
- the murder rate is extremely high in Western countries and extremely low in Islamic World;
- the rape rate is extremely high in Western countries and extremely low in Islamic World;
- the Western world has killed more than 160 million people in the last 150 years; and Muslims have been involved in very few wars.
We will mow specifically focus on the issue of terrorism because the allegation that Muslims are the enemies of the civilized world have become more vocal in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks on the US.
The death of Osama Ben Laden led the International organizations and media to again focus on the issue with terrorism with the same kind of urgency that was witnessed in the immediate weeks after 9/11. However, as always, the focus of discussions and reports was only the profile of Osama and the terrorism he is alleged to have masterminded. There was absolutely no discussion and no attempt to find out what spawned this philosophy of terrorism. There was as always no debate whatsoever on the role of the West particularly the US in creating conditions that led to terrorism. There has bee hardly any sane voice that would ask the question: Why condemn terrorism unconditionally? Terrorism is bad but Tyranny is worse. As we will see below, the tyranny of the US, the UK and allies has been much more brutal than the terrorism of al-Qaeda.
It is well known that al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are always planning terrorist attacks. All must condemn such attacks and plans. However, it will be a travesty of justice if terrorism is condemned in isolation without condemning the tyrannical forces that are directly or indirectly responsible for the rise of terrorism. If terrorism has to be tackled, all factors responsible for it must be attended. These include
1. the continuing tyrannical policies of the western governments against Islam and Muslims and recurrent killing of innocent Muslims in different pretexts,
2. failure of the puppet Muslim governments to put any pressure on the Western governments and international organizations,
3. the failure of the international bodies to stop injustices against Muslims or Muslim countries and
4. the failure of Islamic clerics and intellectuals to stage any purposeful mass movement against the injustices.
We will see below that Muslims are much more the victims than the victimizers. We will also see that American government and its allies have massacred much greater number of Muslim innocents than the number of innocent Westerners massacred by Muslim terrorist organisations.
While terrorism may not be condoned, it must be recognised that it is usually the product of the suppression of certain people. It is the weapon of the week against the mighty, which have large armies at their disposal. When innocents are killed in wars, big powers tend to dismiss it as collateral damage. But when innocents are killed in terrorist attacks, it is regarded as a ghastly crime against humanity. If terrorism is to be successfully tackled, its root causes have to be found. Justice is the only answer to terrorism. Attempts to kill terrorists or terrorise them may have a short-term impact. But in the long term, it will breed bigger and more dangerous forms of Terrorism.
State terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism are much more dangerous than the terrorism of splinter groups. The so-called Islamic terrorism has caused much less damage and has taken much fewer lives than the tyrannical state terrorism of the US and Israel and state sponsored terrorism of some other countries. What is the US action in Iraq if not the worst form of terrorism? What are Israel’s actions against Palestinians and Lebanese if not terrorism of the most tyrannical kind?
Given below are the statistics telling about the violence caused by Terror and that caused by the “War against Terror).
Attacks by Al-Qaeda and the casualties they inflicted
- 1993 (Feb.): Bombing of World Trade Center (WTC); 6 killed.
- 1993 (Oct.): Killing of U.S. soldiers in Somalia.
- 1996 (June): Truck bombing at Khobar Towers barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killed 19 Americans.
- 1998 (Aug.): Bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania; 224 killed, including 12 Americans.
- 1999 (Dec.): Plot to bomb millennium celebrations in Seattle foiled when customs agents arrest an Algerian smuggling explosives into the U.S.
- 2000 (Oct.): Bombing of the USS Cole in port in Yemen; 17 U.S. sailors killed.
Total till this date 54 deaths
- 2001 (Sept.): Destruction of WTC; attack on Pentagon. Total dead 2,992.
- 2001 (Dec.): Man tried to denote shoe bomb on flight from Paris to Miami.
- 2002 (April): Explosion at historic synagogue in Tunisia left 21 dead, including 11 German tourists.
- 2002 (May): Car exploded outside hotel in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 14, including 11 French citizens.
- 2002 (June): Bomb exploded outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12.
- 2002 (Oct.): Boat crashed into oil tanker off Yemen coast, killing 1.
- 2002 (Oct.): Nightclub bombings in Bali, Indonesia, killed 202, mostly Australian citizens.
- 2002 (Nov.): Suicide attack on a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, killed 16.
- 2003 (May): Suicide bombers killed 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- 2003 (May): 4 bombs killed 33 people targeting Jewish, Spanish, and Belgian sites in Casablanca, Morocco.
- 2003 (Aug.): Suicide car-bomb killed 12, injured 150 at Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- 2003 (Nov.): Explosions rocked a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, housing compound, killing 17.
- 2003 (Nov.): Suicide car-bombers simultaneously attacked 2 synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 25 and injuring hundreds.
- 2003 (Nov.): Truck bombs detonated at London bank and British consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 26.
- 2004 (March): 10 bombs on 4 trains exploded almost simultaneously during the morning rush hour in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 and injuring more than 1,500.
- 2004 (May): Terrorists attacked Saudi oil company offices in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, killing 22.
- 2004 (June): Terrorists kidnapped and executed American Paul Johnson, Jr., in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- 2004 (Sept.): Car bomb outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, killed 9.
- 2004 (Dec.): Terrorists entered the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing 9 (including 4 attackers).
- 2005 (July): Bombs exploded on 3 trains and a bus in London, England, killing 52.
- 2005 (Oct.): 22 killed by 3 suicide bombs in Bali, Indonesia.
- 2005 (Nov.): 57 killed at 3 American hotels in Amman, Jordan.
- 2006 (Jan.): Two suicide bombers carrying police badges blow themselves up near a celebration at the Police Academy in Baghdad, killing nearly 20 police officers. Al-Qaeda in Iraq takes responsibility.
- 2006 (Aug.): Police arrest 24 British-born Muslims, most of whom have ties to Pakistan, who had allegedly plotted to blow up as many as 10 planes using liquid explosives. Officials say details of the plan were similar to other schemes devised by al-Qaeda.
- 2007 (April): Suicide bombers attack a government building in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, killing 35 and wounding hundreds more. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claims responsibility.
- 2007 (April): Eight people, including two Iraqi legislators, die when a suicide bomber strikes inside the Parliament building in Baghdad. An organization that includes al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia claims responsibility. In another attack, the Sarafiya Bridge that spans the Tigris River is destroyed.
- 2007 (June): British police find car bombs in two vehicles in London. The attackers reportedly tried to detonate the bombs using cell phones but failed. Government officials say al-Qaeda is linked to the attempted attack. The following day, an SUV carrying bombs bursts into flames after it slams into an entrance to Glasgow Airport. Officials say the attacks are connected.
- 2007 (Dec.): As many as 60 people are killed in two suicide attacks near United Nations offices and government buildings in Algiers, Algeria. The bombings occur within minutes of each other. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, formerly called the Salafist Group for Preaching, claims responsibility. It’s the worst attack in the Algeria in more than 10 years.
- 2007 (Dec.): Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistani prime minister, is assassinated in a suicide attack on Dec. 27, 2007, at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf blames al Qaeda for the attack, which kills 23 other people. Baitullah Mehsud, a Taliban leader with close ties to al Qaeda is later cited as the assassin.
- 2008 (Jan.): In the worst attack in Iraq in months, a suicide bomber kills 30 people at a home where mourners were paying their respects to the family of a man killed in a car bomb. The Iraqi military blames the attack on al-Qaeda in Iraq.
- 2008 (Feb.): Nearly 100 people die when two women suicide bombers, who are believed to be mentally impaired, attack crowded pet markets in eastern Baghdad. The U.S. military says al-Qaeda in Iraq has been recruiting female patients at psychiatric hospitals to become suicide bombers.
- 2008 (April): A suicide bomber attacks the funeral for two nephews of a prominent Sunni tribal leader, Sheik Kareem Kamil al-Azawi, killing 30 people in Iraq’s Diyala Province.
- 2008 (April): A suicide car bomber kills 40 people in Baquba, the capital of Diyala Province in Iraq.
- 2008 (April): Thirty-five people die and 62 are injured when a woman detonates explosives that she was carrying under her dress in a busy shopping district in Iraq’s Diyala Province.
- 2008 (May): At least 12 worshipers are killed and 44 more injured when a bomb explodes in the Bin Salman mosque near Sana, Yemen.
- 2008 (May): An al-Qaeda suicide bomber detonates explosives in Hit, a city in the Anbar Province of Iraq, killing six policemen and four civilians, and injuring 12 other people.
- 2008 (June): A car bomb explodes outside the Danish Embassy in Pakistan, killing six people and injuring dozens. Al-Qaeda claims responsibility, saying the attack was retaliation for the 2006 publication of political cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten that depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
- 2008 (June): A female suicide bomber kills 15 and wounds 40 others, including seven Iraqi policemen, near a courthouse in Baquba, Iraq.
- 2008 (June): A suicide bomber kills at least 20 people at a meeting between sheiks and Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.
- 2008 (Aug.): About two dozens worshippers are killed in three separate attacks as they make their way toward Karbala to celebrate the birthday of 9th-century imam Muhammad al-Mahdi. Iraqi officials blame al-Qaeda in Iraq for the attacks.
- 2008 (Aug.): A bomb left on the street explodes and tears through a bus carrying Lebanese troops, killing 15 people, nine of them soldiers. No one claims responsibility for the attack, but in 2007, the army fought an al-Qaeda linked Islamist group in Tripoli.
- 2008 (Aug.): At least 43 people are killed when a suicide bomber drives an explosives-laden car into a police academy in Issers, a town in northern Algeria.
- 2008 (Aug.): Two car bombs explode at a military command and a hotel in Bouira, killing a dozen people. No group takes responsibility for either attack, Algerian officials said they suspect al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is behind the bombings.
- 2008 (Sept.): In its first acknowledged ground attack inside Pakistan, U.S. commandos raid a village that is home to al-Qaeda militants in the tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. The number of casualties is unclear.
- 2008 (Sept.): A car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.
- 2008 (Nov.): at least 28 people die and over 60 more are injured when three bombs explode minutes apart in Baghdad, Iraq. Officials suspect the explosions are linked to al-Qaeda.
- 2009 (April): on April 6 in Baghdad, a series of six attacks kills 36 people and injure more than 100 in Shiite neighborhoods; April 23: at least 80 people are killed in three separate suicide bombings in Baghdad. This is the largest single-day death toll due to attacks since February 2008. One of the bombings is reportedly set off by a female, who was standing among a group of women and children receiving food aid.
- 2009 (Dec.): A Nigerian man on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit attempted to ignite an explosive device hidden in his underwear. The explosive device that failed to detonate was a mixture of powder and liquid that did not alert security personnel in the airport. The alleged bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, told officials later that he was directed by the terrorist group al-Qaeda. The suspect was already on the government’s watch list when he attempted the bombing; his father, a respected Nigerian banker, had told the U.S. government that he was worried about his son’s increased extremism.
- 2009 (Dec.): A suicide bomber kills eight Americans civilians, seven of them CIA agents, at a base in Afghanistan. It’s the deadliest attack on the agency since 9/11. The attacker is reportedly a double agent from Jordan who was acting on behalf of al-Qaeda.
- 2010 (Oct.): Two packages are found on separate cargo planes. Each package contains a bomb consisting of 300 to 400 grams (11-14 oz) of plastic explosives and a detonating mechanism. The bombs are discovered as a result of intelligence received from Saudi Arabia’s security chief. The packages, bound from Yemen to the United States, are discovered at en route stop-overs, one in England and one in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. A week after the packages are found, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) takes responsibility for the plot.
- 2011 (Jan.): Two Frenchmen are killed in Niger. France highly suspects the al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
- 2011 (April): Men claiming to be Moroccan members of AQIM appear on the internet and threaten to attack Moroccan interests. The following week a bomb killing 15 people, including 10 foreigners, explodes in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Total 4475 including 2883 on 9/11
Grand Total 5529
At least 919,967 people have
been killed in Afghanistan and Iraqsince the U.S. and coalition attacks, based on lowest credible estimates.
At least 919,967 people have
been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq
since the U.S. and coalition attacks, based on lowest credible estimates.
This page is updated about once monthly. Most recent update: Aug. 10, 2010.
# Casualties in Afghanistan:
Afghan troops killed  8,587
Afghan troops seriously injured  25,761
Afghan civilians killed  8,813
Afghan civilians seriously injured  15,863
U.S.troops killed  1,140
U.S.troops seriously injured  3,420
Other coalition troops killed  772
Other coalition troops seriously injured  2,316
Contractors killed  298
Contractors seriously injured  2,428
Journalists killed  19
Journalists seriously injured  unknown
Total killed in Afghanistan 19,629
Total injured in Afghanistan 48,644
# Casualties in Iraq:
Iraqi troops killed  30,000
Iraqi troops seriously injured  90,000
Iraqi civilians killed  864,531
Iraqi civilians seriously injured  1,556,156
U.S. troops killed  4,414
U.S. troops seriously injured  31,882
Other coalition troops killed  318
Other coalition troops seriously injured  2,296
Contractors killed  933
Contractors seriously injured  10,569
Journalists killed  142
Journalists seriously injured  unknown
Total killed in Iraq 900,338
Total injured in Iraq 1,690,903
It should be pointed here that the tyranny of the Western nations against Muslim nations did not start with 9/11. It is much older. See the following statistics:
VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY THE WESTERN COUNTRIES OR THEIR ALLIES BEFORE 9/11
1980-88: Iraq-Iran war (1 million) the war was started by saddam Hussein at the behest of the US
1987-: Palestinian Intifada (4,500) by Israel
1992-99: Algerian civil war (150,000)
1992-96: Yugoslavia‘s civil war (200,000)
- I (1947-49): 6,373 Israeli and 15,000 Arabs die
- II (1956): 231 Israeli and 3,000 Egyptians die
- III (1967): 776 Israeli and 20,000 Arabs die
- IV (1973): 2,688 Israeli and 18,000 Arabs die
- Intifada I (1987-92): 170 Israelis and 1,000 Palestinians
- Intifada II (2000-03): 700 Israelis and 2,000 Palestinians
Violence caused by other non-Muslim countries
1979-88: the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan (1.3 million)
1991-: Russia-Chechnya civil war (200,000)
Terrorists must be condemned but in the same breath American government must be condemned. For its heavy-handedness in dealing with other countries, its exploitative policies at the global level, its attempts to hijack all international institutions including the UN, its support for social evils, even their export for its own economic ends and for its unjust policies towards the genuine grievances of Muslims.
They also ignore that even the most modern heads of state try to protect their countries from visible threats by openly or clandestinely ordering the execution of the biggest tormentors. When Khomeini punishes the leaders of the enemies of Islam, the whole world yells in unison. But when Bush orders the killing of the current and former heads of state and a number of other enemies of the US and puts rewards on their heads, the world keeps quiet.
If terrorism is to be tackled, an international conference must be called to discuss all the issues involved. It must have separate discussion days on
- the Role of the Western governments
- the Role of Muslims
- the Muslim demands from the West
- the Western demands from Muslim
- the Way Out.
Terrorism cannot be defeated in isolation. Terrorism and tyranny go side by side. Both have to be defeated simultaneously if peace has to prevail.
* Dr Javed Jamil is Executive Chairman, International Centre for Applied Islamics, and Chief Editor, “Islam, Muslims & the World”. He is also author of more than a dozen books including “Islam means Peace”, “The Essence of the Divine Verses”, “The Killer Sex”, “Rediscovering the Universe”, “The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism” and “Islamic Model for Control of AIDS”. Also has more than 200 articles and papers to his credit.
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