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Monday, 28 July 2008

The Fifth Generation Warfare? - Islamiphobia hits Islamic finance

Islamiphobia of the highest order....

Islamic finance has been described as the "fifth-generation warfare (5GW)"....according to
[Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency; Edited by Jeffrey Norwitz; U.S. Naval War College, June 2008, chapter 28.]

This as excerpt from the report:

"The United States and the West cannot win the war against radical Islam merely with the most sophisticated military strategies. Winning requires understanding the role of shari'a and the Muslim Brotherhood in developing a global ideological and political movement supported by a parallel "Islamic" financial system to exploit and undermine Western economies and markets. This movement is the foundation and the major funding source for the political, economic, and military initiatives of the global Islamic movement.

Shari'a finance is a new weapon in the arsenal of what might be termed fifth-generation warfare (5GW). The perpetrators include both states and organizations, advancing a global totalitarian ideology disguised as a religion. The end goal is to impose that ideology worldwide, making the Islamic "nation," or ummah, supreme.

Rising oil prices and the West's dependency on Middle East oil, combined with willful blindness and political correctness, provide a surge of petrodollars, making financial and economic jihad so much easier to carry out. Moreover, according to shari'a, Muslims hold all property in trust for Allah. Therefore, under the shari'a, all current and historic Muslim acquisitions everywhere, including the United States, belong to the ummah, in trust for Allah.

Shari'a is the crucial source and ultimate authority dictating the actions of practicing individuals and radical Muslim states and movements alike. Failing to understand the political use of shari'a hampers the U.S. ability to mount effective policies, plans, and strategies to successfully counter this fast-growing totalitarian threat."

This is simply an Islamiphobic and bigotry statement of the highest order. Islamic finance has been well accepted by Muslims and non-Muslims in the East and the West and supported by governments in Muslim-majority nations (Malaysia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait etc) and Muslim-minority nations (UK, Japan, Singapore, Thailand etc). Several Islamic banks are owned by non-Muslims. Some Muslim-minority countries promoting Islamic finance more vigorously than Muslim-majority countries. Islamic financial system brings together and even unite Muslims & non-Muslims, the East & the West, rich & poor....nobody feels threaten or harmed in anyway. In fact Islamic finance could have saved the US economy from the current sub-prime crisis and the misery it brings along to millions of people, businesses and financial institutions.

I think this misguided group of people who believe that Islamic banking is a threat to US/the West security need urgent help from psychiatrists (it appears that they are suffering from Great Depression.....). If the "super power" would react based on this "intelligent" report, all Islamic bankers and customers would be potential inmates in Guantanamo Bay detention unforgettable experience in the orange jumpsuit.

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