Islamophobia. I have written quite a few entries pertaining this (For Ben Affleck Vs Bill Maher; REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/islamophobia-the-pride-prejudice-ben-affleck-vs-bill-maher-real-time/) and of course, issues that sparked outrage which deeply rooted on Islamophobia (“Innocence of Muslims”; REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/domino-effects-of-innocence-of-muslims-the-cheap-film-the-u-s-consulate-attack-the-unison-jihad-of-islam/) & also on the death of Osama Bin Laden (REFER at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/death-of-a-vagabond-vigilant-osama-bin-laden-terrorist-or-revolutionist/).
But now it seems that, the phobia has its logical axis. Why? Because there are quarter of people out there who unabashedly ABUSE the name of Islam to justify their evil wrongdoings and then, claiming that it is the essence of the religion and Moslems around the world!!!!!! These evil people do not care about innocent people they claim to be heathen; they do not care about their so-called Moslem brethren – they are evil warthogs using Islam on the name & do not even care about the uprising Islamophobia due to their acts!! I hate them and I wish actions would be taken to combat these evil people.
I haven’t been following the chaos caused by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant which then goes by the name Islamic State of Iraq & al-Shams (ISIS) but now preferred for “Islamic State”! With such Islamic tag-name infused in the name, these terrorist murdered thousands of people and then released videos online. What’s the intention??
What is YOUR real intention, ISIS? Why are you using Islam as your Propaganda platform?
As a communication Master’s Degree student, the idea of Propaganda spontaneously grabs my attention. It is reported that ISIS has establish its own media center called Al-Hayat and is responsible to release all the video and audio contents and materials worldwide. The usage of Jihadist Black Flag with the writings of “Shahada” with “ALLAH” and “Muhammad” clearly visible can also be viewed as a theme to attract the red-hot blooded of immature Moslems to join the force. The ISIS camp also has been actively been using Twitter to promote its activities and reportedly has been successfully in influencing the gullible Moslems with weak faiths to join especially women – by the name of so-called Jihad to provide sex services, etc. Malaysians are no exception. I have seen a few of my FB friends gallantly supporting this WITHOUT knowing the ounce of truth basis and simply following the kowtow bandwagon under the name of ‘Islam brethren’ (nowadays, especially Malaysian Moslems Malays; always want to make themselves perceived as if they are affiliated with Islamic elements. The reason? Could be due to the ‘Islamic in-trend’ or the popular culture of ‘back-to-basic-Hijrah’ popularized by Malay local celebrities, etc).
What is the intention of ISIS releasing this sex-market trading section; even with subtitles provided? A disgrace to humanity. And need to be pondered. Why the release of the video?
I am drawn to write this piece today as I just saw a news in NHK News that a Japanese reporter named Kenji Goto was beheaded by this ISIS via a video released circa 31st January 2015. I HATE the name ISLAMIC been used by these culprits! Actions should be taken. It is heart-wrenching to see the video that Kenji Goto did prior to his entrance to ISIS region. He said that if anything were to happen to him, IT IS NOT THE SYRIAN FAULT but his own. His heart was fully for the Syrian people. You just feel so in awed. This is the unsung hero. Amazing.
My eyes water and I cried when I saw this last picture. I was touched to see his video in NHK news claiming that should anything happened, the Syrian people should not be blamed. I also saw his videos on the Syrians’ plights due to the war. Look at the first picture; he was so calm. My heart sank to see these evil atrocities. Kenji Goto, you are a humanitarian warrior in my heart. Condolence to Japan and your family. *Sniff*.
Deep down, I feel that there is a conspiracy going on. With the ISIS as well as smithereens of Islamophobia around the world :-
- The Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris (7th January 2015);
- 2014 Sydney Hostage Crisis (15th December 2014);
- The uprising rally of PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against The Islamization of The West)
The Charlie Hebdo.
As I have already learned “Advanced Public Relations” last semester, I could not rule out the existence of conspiracy and propaganda. Before this, I used to think that these are all fabricated bullshits created in Hollywood. But after studying a few cases in “Advanced Public Relations” as well as discussions in the classes back in UPM and a few ‘light bed time reading’, I realized that the political behemoths in this world DEFINITELY use propaganda in order to make their political missions as success. And with the emergence of some claims that a few members of ISIS are recruited by the superpowers of the world (Google Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; a reportedly CIA agent; a US and British intelligence as well as Israeli’s Mossads!); eyebrows are definitely risen.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; the leader of ISIS. An ex-CIA? Israel’s Mossad?
On putting a neutral hat, I understand that most of non-Moslems do not hate Islam. They are just taken aback that everytime terrorism is concern, Islam always come into the picture. They try to see it from the point of view that Islam does not promote extremism but they are also angry with what the ‘self-confessed Jihadists’ did. They also feel that Moslems are being ignorant when extremism happened affiliated with Islam but when Islam is being mocked, the Moslems become so jumpy and defensive. I feel that is what the non-Moslems feel.
What is the rational of using “Shahadah” with “ALLAH” and “Muhammad” clearly visible? To hoodwink the weak minds of gullible Moslems? A pure Propaganda sly tactic.
As a Moslem, I am so angry with what these terrorists are doing. Killing innocent lives AND abuse the name of ISLAM!!!!!! This always happen – and it raises one question within myself as well. Could this really be a propaganda launched by any entity to fume fiery anger among the citizens of the world and create another double-fold hatred of Islamophobia? Who will gain benefits from this?
A might heart. I sincerely sad and sympathize. Kenji Goto, a brave humanitarian journalist. An unsung hero.
Something to ponder.
Kenji Goto’s video prior to his entrance to ISIS region. He vehemently stressed that the Syrian people should not be blamed if anything happened to him. So sad. Such a courageous man. Condolence to Japan and his family. *Sniff*