It is often argued that Muslims are oppressed (say in Europe), so to defend themselves, they go aggress or kill people. However, Bin Laden was one of the world’s richest men, and both in the Paris attacks and the San Bernardino attacks, the ringleaders were from rather wealthy family. Same for the attacks in London, a few years back.
The woman who moved to the USA just to conduct mayhem was, a few years back, taking classes in a university pervaded by Muslim Fundamentalism. She could not stand to share a house with her very conservative (female, it goes without saying) classmates. So her father rented a house for her alone, so that she could pursue her pharmacy studies in style. Renting a house as a student: how destitute does that sound?
The father worked overseas, an engineer in Saudi Arabia, who turned too Muslim Fundamentalist for his family in the very fundamentalist region of Pakistan he was from.
The same held for the ringleaders of 9/11.
So what is motivating Islamist killers who try to die in the process? Just the sacred texts which they believe are, they are certain are, the word of god. These people know how to get to paradise. They are just greedy. They firmly believe in the “Cult of Death”. Maybe we should just use the words “Cult of Death”, instead of the I word. But actually the “Cult of Death” is all about the “I” word. “I” like in me, myself and “I”.
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian or any other disbeliever… including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him,” said IS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.
“Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military,” he said in the message, which was released in multiple languages. That was in September.
Meanwhile Trump proposed a moratorium on new Muslim entrances in the USA “until our representatives understand what is going on”. The New York Times, who has censored all my comments on Islam, including those correcting erroneous facts (as it used to do in 2003, when the New York Times wanted to invade Iraq) transmogrified that into “until our leaders understand what is going on”. Subtle disinformation.
The attacks in Paris used Syrians who penetrated Europe by presenting themselves as refugees, and the rich Pakistani woman obviously entered the USA just because she greedily she would go directly to paradise later (this is the conclusion the FBI is already drawing).
This is all very practical: for example, Afghanistan is collapsing under the assault of the “Cult of Death”, so Afghans are leaving Afghanistan as never before. Where are we going to put them? How are we going to make it so that they can be put anywhere, safely enough for all concerned.
So will say: wait, days of empire are gone, respect to all concerned, give peace a chance, cool it, relax, new age, peace and love… The day of empires is indeed gone. This is the days of empire… without the plural form.
When idealists in the middle of the Twentieth Century called for “World Government”, they did not realize what it entailed. It entailed re-establishing enough order in places such as Afghanistan, so we can all breathe and not have to worry about lunatics (a code word, turns out) making some weapons of mass destruction in a cave somewhere.
This is not a figment of my imagination. In France the water flowing inside municipal districts, is constantly inspected in real time since 9/11: the authorities, rightly so, know there are many ways to poison the water supply. This is the world we are in now. Just a few lunatics can kill millions (in the worst possible, imaginable case).
So we have to control what even lunatics think.
This is what world government means. It means the United Nations Security Council voting unanimously to support the French resolution to terminate the Islamist State. As happened.
And what should the guiding philosophy of that civilization be? Nothing very difficult. What comes naturally. The Cult of Man.