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The Game OF Illusion ... Islam Between The West And Terrorism



The Game OF Illusion
Islam Between The West And Terrorism
By
Dr. Kamel Fathy Dr. Theeb Al-Qaralleh

Translated by: Jehan 'Abdel-Raouf Hybah




Preface
At some stage when the truth fades away, illusion prevails, and the sound-minded man gets confused, it's incumbent on us to pursue certainty and right in an absolutely scientific manner, free of bias and prejudice.
Owing to the fact that the understanding of things requires its definition, "illusion" linguistically means an instance of invalid conjecture, sensory deception and all that is different and contrary to what is perceived in reality. Technically, it refers to the perception of reality in a misleading way.
According to the Muslim philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina)-who lived during the period of decline of the Abbasid Empire, in which conflicting and vying mini-states had arisen-the term ''illusion'' denotes half the ailment, "tranquility" is half the cure and "patience" is the first step towards healing. From a psychological perspective, "illusion" is an error in perception, discernment or logical judgment as for events.
A true Muslim is he who is spared such illusion and submits to reality; otherwise he becomes one of those to which the Statement of Allah, to Whom Majesty and Sovereignty belong, applies, namely: "Say, [O Muhammad], "Shall we [believers] inform you of the greatest losers as to [their] deeds? [They are] those whose effort is lost in worldly life, while they think that they are doing well in work."
[Surat Al-Kahf:103-104]
" قُلْ هَلْ نُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِالأَخْسَرِينَ أَعْمَالا الَّذِينَ ضَلَّ سَعْيُهُمْ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَهُمْ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُمْ يُحْسِنُونَ صُنْعًا "
Illusion in today's world has turned into an advanced industry and a blooming trade. Accordingly, in the illusion market, there are some who sell and others who purchase; and there are some who are deluded and others who delude. Yet, the commodity in vogue is 'policy' being harnessed so that it can transcend "the art of possibility" to "the logic of deception technique."
In this book, the two researchers seek to sort the hot dossiers out, categorize the various attitudes, encode the agendas, analyze the objectives, disclose the intents and read the silent subjects, through an objective scientific survey exploring history in search of the roots to be attached to the branches of the contemporary reality, in a bid for extracting out reasonable outcomes and providing the confused ones with adequate answers, in the hope of illuminating the road to the future and contributing to comprehending its trends in addition to decoding its tracks.


Comprehension of the "illusion" game, as for its sound political indication, is probable to explain to us the complicated developments regarding the course of ongoing events at times, as well as the illogical ones at other times, which are being witnessed in our region. It is a game administered by professional experts in policy, who are adept in adapting religion, ideology, sociology and economics to their objectives. It is not wielded by amateurs who lack experience and knowledge.
With all its components comprising power, interests and authority, policy represents in this illusory game "the house of every disease"; whereas Islam as a religion, a message and a lifestyle represents a "scapegoat". With respect to terrorism, Jihadism , the mysterious countries, the emirates of blood and the death organizations, they are merely nothing but instruments being perpetuated and renewed in view of the mounting trilogy of injustice, poverty and ignorance; in conformity with the requirements of the prevailing nature of the respective stage, the balance of power, the bourse of home and foreign interests of the West and the compass of the relevant sides in the region.





Introduction
The case of the Jihadist organizations has occupied the attention of the whole world since the rise of Al-Qaeda [Al-Qa'ida / the Base] organization following the occupation of Afghanistan, which thereafter introduced itself as the world leading militant front and the most prominent challenger to The United states of America. Remarkably, this interest in such a rising phenomenon increased in conjunction with the attacks of September 11th, 2001, having been regarded as the biggest affront to the single pole of world power. Such attacks resulted in the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq respectively, in effect of which Abu Musab Az-Zarqawi emerged; at a stage that tended towards being the most violent as for the operations launched by these Jihadist organizations against its enemies, and expanding the list including the potential targeted parties.
Al-Qaeda and its subsequent offshoots have been viewed as the most recent manifestations of the phenomenon of international terrorism, for Al-Qaeda organization could have coped with the developments on the world plane. At the very time when the international arena was preoccupied with talking about the phenomena of globalization and the global village, Al-Qaeda organization managed to establish a network of trans-boundary groups "globalizing Jihad" and use the most outstanding modern techniques in the field of media and propaganda. It thereupon targeted the American interests throughout the globe; from the Gulf to Yemen and Africa, and from Southeast Asia to Europe up to the US soil itself.
When the star of Al-Qaeda began to wane, after an elapse of a period of more than ten years of war waged against it, there emerged the Islamic State organization (IS) suddenly, swiftly and unexpectedly,  which could in record time control over vast swathes of territory across Iraq and Syria. Such organization adopted violent methods against the opponents, whether Muslims or non-Muslims; so severely that it drew the attention of the whole world due to being regarded as a more ferocious alternative to Al-Qaeda. This matter has put Islam once again, as a religion, in the focus of the eye of the storm as to considering it a religion of extremism, racism and brutality that got to the whole world owing to the evolution of means of communication, upon which this group considerably relied with the objective of conveying its message of terror and savagery to the whole world.
In light of such reality, there have been several reasons having given impetus to the authors to select the topic of Jihadist organizations to put under study. This issue notably evokes a range of other related issues such as the international terrorism, the prominence of the religious factor in the international politics, maligning Islam while associating it with terrorism, the attempts made to counter the charges launched against Islam, the minority rights, and the relation between despotism and religious radicalism and the likes. However, the issue of presenting the true image of Islam, away from the atmosphere of chicanery, overstatement, fanaticalness, arousing spitefulness and emotional charge, as well as tracing the phenomenon of terrorism back to its real causes of emergence; all this continued to be of the marginal matters on discussing this topic at all levels, whether at the level of decision-making institutions of the states or the salient research and studies centers, or within the books and modern writings, or in the debates and dialogues conducted in the mass media transforming the world public opinion.
Remarkably, in the studies tackling the connection between Islam and extremism, the Shar'i (legal) aspect is being detached from the contemporary political reality. For instance, we find a great scarcity of studies combining both (legal and practical) sides. Further, the majority of studies blot out the scientific aspect characterized by neutrality and objectivity, whether they are the studies attacking Islam and holding it responsible for the proliferation of such organizations or those ones trying to defend it. Yet, both cases proceed from the point that Islam is charged. Thus, most writings in this regard keep being purely legal and consequently hard of being comprehended, especially by the ordinary Muslims not majored in Islamic religious sciences as well as the non-Muslims. Further, such writings address the community with terms, issues and arguments almost related to historical events, which have taken place in environments that are different from the contemporary ones; or they are in the form of press and informative analyses that are consuming and often void of the scientific dimension, so they get unfortified against partiality.
Thereby, the authors in this book seek to establish a rooting study incorporating the analysis as regards the political reality with the employment of legal evidence, so as to understand that reality from an Islamic perspective. This is along with laying focus on the historical context to identify the extent of the phenomenon under study, monitor the political environment; the international and regional, particularly the nature of the international system, and analyze the external factor, its objectives as well as its impact on it, while taking into account the human and leading dimensions.
Likewise, most studies with regard to the Jihadist organizations are directed to a limited number of people, and are subsequently written in a language grasped by such people for achieving fixed goals pertaining to them; in an attempt to convey a certain message to them. Yet, as for this study, it is endeavoured-with respect to its message-not to be restricted to specific people; since it primarily addresses the Muslim, whether the one experienced in sacred knowledge, who is remiss in linking the religious sciences with the political reality and the contemporary international environment, or the Muslim not well-acquainted with the sacred knowledge and its grounds, for he commonly can not apprehend its concepts, objectives, approaches and proofs. By the same token, it addresses a non-Muslim Arab living historically among the Muslims and is familiar with Islam more than the non-Arabs, but feels endangered, either on account of the acts perpetrated by Jihadist organizations against some non-Muslims or because of the media discourse deluding him into believing that he is targeted. Finally, this study will-through being translated into English-be conveyed to the non-Arab Muslim, especially the newly converted to Islam, who is probably in need of knowing a lot about Islam through its original sources; in a way more likely to help him to interpret reality and its related issues. It will likewise be orientated to the non-Muslim foreigner, who reads about Islam from a non-Muslim perspective and may mostly have in his mind an illusory image that is contrary to the truth of Islam, its rituals and its relationship with the others.
The study proceeds from a fundamental premise with the epitome that the case of Jihadist organizations is a subsidiary issue emerging generally as a result of the problematic relationship between Islam and the west, and that the political dimension is instrumental in explaining this phenomenon. Therefore, correlating the prominence of these organizations with the essence of Islam is merely an enigmatic and controversial matter.In some respects, the relation between the west and these organizations, notably with regard to the causes and circumstances of their genesis, is extremely closer than their relation with Islam. This is apparently evident, based on the gains and losses; since Islam and the Muslim countries are the most losers due to the repercussions of such a phenomenon; whereas some Western sides obtain the greatest gains as for bolstering their political and economic influence and the arms trade. This is actually borne out by the reality of the situation and the developments of the political situations in the region day-by-day.
Thus, the study raises a set of questions that can be presented as follows:
Is Islam, as a religion, held responsible for the emergence of Jihadist organizations, and in such a case is it inevitably deemed to be the root cause of radical ideologies? Or is there any endeavour to implicate Islam in conflicts serving political agendas belonging to certain parties misappropriating gains by distorting the image of Islam?
Is religion considered the only dimension, from amongst the other dimensions of the case of Jihadist organizations, which has led to their establishment? And what is its position amidst the other dimensions, if existed, like the political, economic and social ones?
How has the phenomenon of Jihadist organizations arisen? What are the factors leading to its development and growth in such a considerable way? What are the conditions of the international and regional environment giving rise to that?
What is the reason for developing a mental image maligning Islam in the West? Is the reason for such a delusory image pertaining to the western hatred of Islam and prejudice against it? Or are the Muslims remiss in presenting Islam to the West in its true and real image?
Is there any connection between the prominence and evolution of the phenomenon of Jihadist organizations in the Muslim world and the constant growth of Islam in Western nations? What is the explanation for the phenomenon as for the increasing numbers of militants, from amongst the western Muslim citizens, who join these organizations?
What are the backgrounds of the leading figures of Jihadist organizations? Do they have the scientific, political and lawful fundamentals that qualify them to be in lead of those organizations and crystallize their ideas and strategies?
Which are the parties beneficiary of the swift prominence of such a phenomenon and its swift ascendance? Which are the parties suffering the greatest detriment from that? What is the harvest Islam has reaped from that?
What are the most significant visions that account for the emergence and evolution of these organizations? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How can their future be foreseen?
This study has been divided into ten chapters; the first chapter deals with an introductory definition of Islam as a religion, a way of life and a civilization, and the second chapter displays the roots of Islamic fundamentalism. As for the third chapter, it tackles the truth about Islam and the problematic issue of extremism. In the aforementioned chapters, the authors have concentrated on relating some items of legal evidence manifesting the true attitude of Islam. Thereupon, they have intentionally traced these items of evidence back to some of the thinkers charged with radicalism, in order to prove that this charge launched against them or against Islam is false.
In the fourth and fifth chapters, the authors have sought to demonstrate the phenomenon of Jihadist organizations since its origin and trace its track and evolution by depending on the historical methodology. Subsequently, the study pivots, in the fourth chapter, on the occupation of Afghanistan and the formation of Al-Qaeda Core. Respecting the fifth chapter, it is about the invasion of Iraq, the Az-Zarqawi phase and the creation of the militant organization of the Islamic State (IS). In both chapters, the evolution of these organizations over three decades has been trailed.
In the sixth chapter, the authors have followed the comparative approach seeking to estimate the practices of Jihadist organizations by putting them on the scale of Islamic sacred knowledge, to be acquainted with the extent of their compliance with the right Islamic way. In this chapter, the study highlights the manner proceeded upon by Salafi-Jihadist organizations in their treatment of Muslims. By the same token, the seventh chapter shows the attitude of these organizations towards the non-Muslims and the pleas and arguments put forward by their ideologues in these situations and the true legal attitude concerning them.
The authors have sought in the eighth chapter to reveal the role of the external factor in the emergence and evolution of Jihadist organizations, utilizing the methodology of system analysis in this respect, whereby the inputs have been analyzed and they serve as the reasons behind advocating and supporting these militant organizations, which are represented in the political interests of the various parties. Thereafter, the outputs are analyzed, being represented in the outcomes brought about through this support and advocacy. Thus, both the regional and international environments contributing to this are determined, and then the feedback effects are designated, being represented in the transformations in the policies adopted by some parties rising up to confront these militant organizations after their remarkable achievement of victory-by virtue of the benefit they fulfilled through the support given by other numerous parties-and returning to bear hostility and fight them after they have become so vigorous that these hostile parties perceived their dangers on their vested interests.
The authors in the ninth chapter have conducted a survey as for specimens of the leading figures of Jihadist organizations during the various stages (Al-Qaeda Organization-the Az-Zarqawi phase-The Islamic State Organization, An-Nusra Front), for dissecting the personal characteristics of those leaders. The personal factors have thereby been reviewed, such as nationality, age, age at the time of leadership, field activity, and educational and occupational variables. Further, in this study, it has been taken into consideration whether those leaders acquired the sacred knowledge or not.
Finally, in the tenth chapter entitled "The Future of Jihadist Organizations", the example of the Islamic State organization has been expounded. The authors have detected the most significant visions interpreting the emergence and evolution of these organizations, in addition to their weaknesses and strengths. They delved into expecting the most important scenarios for their future and the threats encountering them under the conditions of the current political environment and in light of the agendas of the major powers and the conflicting interests of the regional parties, as well as seeking the best ways for facing their extremist ideologies.


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conclusion


This study has proved the validity of the basic premise having proceeded from it, implying that the issue of Jihadist organizations is namely subsidiary, emerging mainly from the problematic relationship between Islam and the West in general. This study has found out that the phenomenon of Jihadist organizations appears as if it were a religious phenomenon associated with Islam and its attitude towards others (non-Muslims). Yet, the surveying and analyzing of the roots of these organizations, in terms of their emergence, evolution and development, divulge that their establishment is due to political reasons related to the nature of the international order and the interests of the major powers. Thereby, the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan resulted in sowing the first seed of Al-Qaeda organization, whose evolution got linked to two major events; the first is pertinent to the growing foreign (military) presence in the Arabian Gulf region, in the course of the formation of the broad international coalition to liberate Kuwait in 1990. The second is a consequence of the events of September 11, 2001 and the ensuing U.S.-led 'war on terror.' As regards the Islamic State (IS) organization having inherited the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), it has come into prominence as a corollary to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, its occupation and dismantlement of its official institutions. Lastly, the emergence of Jabhat An-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front-the Support Front for the people of Ash-Sham (the Levant)] has been concomitant of the atrocities perpetrated by the Syrian regime against its people, and it developed amidst an international and regional environment being inextricably complex and engulfed by several conflicts and regional coalitions of obvious political agendas.
Thus, this study has concluded that the premise that is grounded on associating terrorism, inflicted by Jihadist organizations, with Islam as a religion or an ideology, is an inaccurate premise, since the prominence and evolution of such organizations have been linked to purely political issues, worked on by international and regional powers. They have begun to emerge in concurrence with the laying of the Zionist entity inside the Arab world, amidst the absence of any political,historical or religious legitimacy;and the international community's connivance with Israel's brutality against the Palestinian people; as well as the ongoing abdication of the major powers in the international system of responsibility for assuming the international and humanitarian obligations in this regard. 
Further, the emergence, development and effectiveness of these militant organizations have been concomitant with the U.S.' defiance, preceded by the Soviet Union's, of the international legitimacy; and their embarking on the occupation of countries that are U.N. member states without any legal justification, coupled with dealing with the international organizations, not on the basis of maintaining respect and approval of the international law, but in conformity with "the law of jungle", on more than one occasion.
Regardless of the study acknowledging the magnitude of the riskiness and havoc wreaked by the Jihadist organizations throughout the world, this magnitude remains limited, compared to the outrageous acts perpetrated by at least three states, notably the USSR (now Russia), the U.S. and Israel. The economies of the countries having been occupied by these three states lost billions of dollars and their infrastructure got devastated; coupled with the killing of millions of their people and displacement of millions of other people who became refugees (seeking safety in other countries). Yet, it is remarkable that most of the material and human losses brought about by the acts of Jihadist organizations were suffered by the Arab and Muslim countries and nations, not the Western ones.
The study has evinced that religious sectarianism exercised by Jihadist organizations is actually "counter-sectarianism" having cropped up as a result of the state of sectarian polarization, which has surfaced since the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. The U.S. has founded a sectarian regime in Iraq that used the most atrocious methods of exclusion and discrimination against the Iraqi Sunnis. Likewise, Iran has utilized the opportunity and reinforced its presence and influence in Iraq, and worked to fulfill its political aspirations and expansionist objectives. Such polarization escalated with the eruption of the Syrian revolution and the Syrian regime's attempt to transform the popular revolution into a sectarian conflict. Therein, this led to the formation of the Shiite alliance including Iran and both the Iraqi and Syrian regimes plus Hezbollah.
The study has emphasized that the most significant factors having spurred the growth of these militant organizations are the absence of justice, in the broader sense of the term (politically, economically and socially), in most Arab and Muslim countries since their independence, and the blocking of the horizons before the Islamist moderate forces, inhibiting them from expressing themselves politically through traditional means, in spite of their acceptance of the political game and their engagement in the democratic process though it has been foiled or turned into a fiasco during their few available experiences with democracy in any respect. Further, the reasons that fall under the rubric of justice imply that the international and regional powers do not have genuine and sincere willingness to resolve the crises of the region, like the Palestinian cause, and there is a great deal of inconsistency between the fulfillment of their interests and those of the states of the region. Accordingly, the citizens of the region have the conviction that there are political agendas pertaining to such powers, which are surely incongruous with the political stability in it. 
This study has confirmed that the Islamic State organization and the Nusra Front as well as other Jihadist organizations have not so far constituted a real threat to the West, notably the U.S. or Israel. By contrast, Al-Qaeda organization was renowned for targeting the American interests, whether in the Arab and Muslim countries or in the Western countries themselves. Yet, neither the Islamic State organization nor Jabhat An-Nusra has up till now provoked the U.S. by perpetrating massive external hostile acts that compel it to resort to countermeasures, which have been previously taken in Afghanistan.
This study has indicated that there are some parties in the U.S. that try to exploit the existence of Jihadist organizations to serve its formerly-planned projects, for it seeks to push the region towards previously-elaborated scenarios, with the objective of dismantling the present nation-states and restructuring them according to new maps intended to serve its interests.
This study has noted that the growth of Islam in the West, in general, is a major reason behind some Western circles supporting the Western Muslims' participation in the ongoing conflict in the Mideast; in an endeavour to export the young Islamic radicals outside Europe. By the same token, the brutal practices of the Islamic State organization have given the Western governments a pretext to crack down on the Muslims in their place of immigration and restrict their activities. 
Yet, there are some views that the main catalysts behind the Western attack on Islam that has been being launched for years are primarily the proliferation of Islam as a religion beside the considerable increasing numbers of Muslims in the West, and the growing fear of decision-makers in the West lest this matter may change the reality on the ground in the coming decades. Further, the difference in interests between the powers taking part in the international coalition against the Islamic State organization presages the failure of such alliance and its laxity in handling of the crisis, specifically in light of the presence of two world powers leading it, namely Russia and the U.S.A., whose agendas, interests and spheres of influences are quite different.
The study further shows that the majority of Jihadist organizations' leaders, in its four phases (Al-Qaeda-Az-Zarqawi-the Islamic State-Al-Nusra Front), have not totally acquired religious study and qualifications; since the rate of those who studied religious knowledge or held certificates in it only reached 16%. Such a matter poses a significant question as for the absence of the rationale in this equation, for these organizations' leaders and their consultants are presumed to be scholars in religion. However, in fact, 29.5% of them do not hold university qualifications, and 33.1% of them have military and security expertise.
Following up on the growth, development and activities of Jihadist organizations and the reaction of Muslim and non-Muslim world to them, it is proved that the first to be harmed by their acts are Islam as a religion and the Muslims as a nation; whereas the first and foremost beneficiaries of their acts are the West, with all its countries and institutions, and Israel. Such acts perpetrated by Jihadist organizations have given the opportunity to the enemies of Islam to malign and fight it under the pretense that it is a religion of radicalism, hatred and discrimination and that it does not cope with scientific, political, economic and intellectual evolution experienced by the world nowadays.
It could be said that the treatment of such a phenomenon of Jihadist organizations requires realization of its immensity, causes and consequences. In the Arab and Muslim reality, such a phenomenon has not so far been subjected to study and precise scientific analysis, intended to embark on treating the causes having conduced to its existence. In this regard, there should be frankness and self-disclosure and there must be no justifications to be put forward, with which peoples get fed up, for they are predominantly used for justifying repression, tyranny and despotism while circumventing the essential issues. Therefore, there must be a strategy of containment to be applied to these organizations and their ideologies must be restricted in the same manner. There must also be a focus on the role of education and mass media, as the Arab and Islamic media has failed in the containment and immunization of youth. Nevertheless, this phenomenon has been handled in a way that led it to be escalated rather than be contained, despite the enormous capacity of the Arab media. 
The study further demonstrates that one of the most important reasons for the development of the phenomenon of Jihadist organizations is the state of frustration and despair encountered by the Arab youth, due to the unremitting failure of their governments and regimes in finding solutions to the rising economic and social problems and the restrictions on their political and ideological freedoms; consequently the treatises of such organizations have become acceptable to some of those youth. 
Thus, the Arab youth are in dire need of the right alternative through which they can discharge their energies, achieve their dreams and ambitions, and be concerned with matters beneficial to them, their lands as well as their nation. Such an alternative should essentially involve an Arab and Islamic renaissance project purporting to reconstruct the region; to relieve the region of the shackles of backwardness, tyranny and dogmatism; to tackle the issues pertaining to the minorities along with their emerging problems; and to put an end to the sectarian and political polarization.
In the context of the clairvoyant vision of the potential future of Jihadist organizations included in it, the study has identified a wide range of scenarios implying that some elements of the Islamic State of Iraq, from amidst the Baathist and tribal forces, may be the backbone of the Sunni state in case of the partitioning of Iraq, after they reproduce themselves so as to gain recognition at international and regional levels, and that the eradication of the Islamic state organization may result in begetting a new militant organization filling the void, which may be more violent and extreme than it. 
These scenarios have likewise pointed out that the provision of a solution for the Syrian crisis (to end the Syrian conflict) will put an end to the presence of the Islamic State organization in Syria and make it limited to Iraq, and vice-versa, and that the Nusra Front and other organizations will witness such transformations as for their ideologies and attitudes that they will be qualified to play a substantial role in assuming the foreseeable rule of Syria. Such scenarios have furthermore expected that Jihadist organizations will last for many years and proliferate in new geographical areas, in light of the existence of the failing countries and the permanence of the trilogy of ignorance, poverty and injustice, and that will subsequently be exploited by various internal and external parties for fulfilling political objectives.
Through extrapolating historical events to the present developments in the arena, the study has decidedly elucidated that religion is compatible with the "peg", on which failures of international policy, its repercussions and unfairness are being hung, and that there are some who are trying arduously to make the Jihadist organizations the dagger being used for stabbing Islam in an "illusory game", whose essential nature and mysteries are unfathomable to everyone, excluding the ones endowed with intellects, who have broad knowledge and comprehension of its fathomless significations.
The study has revealed that the modern international system, which had been established since the treaty of Westphalia in 1648 and represented in the nation-states being founded on geographical and political boundaries that were mostly defined by the Western countries, particularly during the colonial period and the existence of the concept of sovereignty and the international law as well as the international organizations, is dramatically exposed to the gravest threat, after the Islamic State organization has flouted these foundations, exploiting the pervading weaknesses. Subsequently, it has removed the boundaries, rejected the concept of sovereignty, proclaimed its overt revolt against the international law and considered the United Nations a non-existent organization. It also disregarded the diplomatic relations, in respect of the processes of representation or negotiation. Therefore, it can be argued that the Islamic State organization has partly managed to redraw the map of the region, even if temporarily.
In terms of the concept of sovereignty for citizens in the Arab region, it has been prone to severe shaking since the formation of the international alliance for the liberation of Kuwait in 1990 and the U.S. declaration of a new world order mainly led by it alone and the subsequent surge of forthright interventions in the internal affairs of other countries under the names of "humanitarian interventions" and "preventative war." Further, the boundaries of the modern nation-states implied a disregard for the cultural, ethnic and linguistic particularities of the majority of the world states (specifically of the states of Africa, Asia and Latin America). This thereby resulted in instilling the seeds of internal conflicts. Further, the international law is being manipulated in favour of some countries and it is not applied equally to all the countries. As for the United Nations, such organization has failed to deliver peace and security internationally and is wholly-dominated by certain powers holding "the right to veto."
Such a trend of affairs pushes the door wide open for the question about the extent of the capability of the international system, which has been existent for four centuries, to continue in the midst of a state of imbalance it leads, based on unfair rules along with prejudice and indifference to the interests of the remainder of the world states, as well as the ongoing inclination towards contention, away from maintenance of peace and security, coupled with the unequal distribution of benefits. The international system undergoes a state of tyranny practiced and being exercised by the Western countries against the rest of countries. Consequently, it could be said that such a system needs to be reconsidered and correct its path; otherwise the result will be its downfall in the long run.

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Table of contents


Table Of Contents
Preface-
Introduction-
Chapter I
-The Islam You Should Know
Islam: Methodology of Life-
Islamic View On Other Religions-
Islam Is A Universal Religion-
Science And A Muslim's Daily Life-
-Secrets Of Islam's Spread
Islam And The Sword-
Chapter II
-Roots of Fundamentalism And Extremism
-Crimes Perpetrated On Religious, Ethnic & Ideological  Grounds
-Slavery, Drudgery & Genocide
-Western European Violence & Persecution Of Jewry
-A Million Innocent Victims
-Subtle Arts Of Terror, Torture And Murder
Serbs' Brutality Vs. Bosnians' Mercy-
-Early History Of Fanaticism In Islam & Relevant Attitude
-Ideological Extremism & Islamic Mysticism
Influence of Western Civilization On That Of Islam-
Chapter III
-The Truth About Islam & The Problematic Issue Of Extremism
-The Status of Knowledge And Scholars In Islam
-Prerequisites For Issuance OF Fatawa (Religious Legal Verdicts)
-Islam Does Not Approve Of Ghulu
-The Higher Objectives Of Islamic Law
Extremism Is The Antithesis Of Piety-
Chapter IV
-Occupation Of Afghanistan & Origins Of Jihadist Organizations
-The Rise OF Immigration Jihad
-The Afghan Jihad And Afghan Arabs
-Sudden Rise Of Taliban

-Mixing Islamic Shari'ah With Tribal Tenets

-Al-Qaeda: An Organization And Its Ideology
-The Return Of The Mujahideen To Their Home Countries
-Global Jihad

-Al-Qaeda's Golden Age
Chapter V
Invasion Of Iraq And Birth of The Islamic State-
-Political, Irreligious Hatred
-Emergence of "Az-Zarqawi"
-U.S. Casualties in Fallujah
-At-Tawhid And Jihad Group's Merger With Al-Qaeda
-Differences Between Az-Zarqawi& Al-Qaeda Leadership
Ideological Conflict Between Az-Zarqawi And Al-Maqdisi-
-Proclamation of The Caliphate Led by Al-Baghdadi
-Arab Spring And The Rise Of The Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL)
-Strategy Of The Management of Savagery
-Al-Baghdadi's Vision
-Regulating Economy And Penal Code In Accordance With The Islamic Shari'ah Law
-Establishment Of Jabhat An-Nusra [The Nusra Front]
Chapter VI
Jihadist Organizations' Treatment Of Muslims-
The Causes That Led To Excommunication Of Muslims-
Judgment Based On Suspicion And Conjecture-
-Lesser Unbelief And Greater Unbelief
-Takfir Al-Mutlaq (Absolute Takfir) And Takfir Al-Mu'ayyan
(Takfir Of A Specific Person)
-Conditions And Impediments Of Takfir 
-Criticisms Leveled At the Islamic State (IS) For Its Treatment Of Muslims
-Giving Priority To Conjectural Evidence Over Definitive Evidence And Judgment By Suspicion
-Generalized Mass Takfir Of All The Muslims
-Gruesome Violence Against Muslims
-Proceeding Upon The Principle Of Tatarruss
Chapter VII
-Jihadist Organizations' Attitude Towards Others
-Islam And Basic Principles Of Dealing With Others
-Limitations On The Use Of Force In Islam

-The Basic Concept Of Jihad In Islam
-Jihad: Its Categories And Conditions
-Disbelief Is Not A Rationale For Fighting Against Disbelievers
-Prohibition Of Killing The Soul Without Legal Right
-Prophet Muhammad And Ethics Of War
-Causes Necessitating Jihad
-No Compulsion In Religion

-Ahlu-dh-Dhimma In Islam

-Religious Pluralism

-Justice

-Complete And Absolute Equality Among Mankind

-The Origin of Jizya In Islam
-Treatment Of Captives Of War
-Assassination Of Emissaries And Ambassadors
-Slavery And Servitude
-Criticisms And Remarks On Salafi-Jihadist Groups

-Exaggerating the Capabilities of Jihadist Organizations
-Permissive Indulgence In Killing A Non-Muslim Soul
Brutal Treatment Of Captives-
-Killing Emissaries And Journalists
-Revival Of Practices Of Slavery And Servitude
Chapter VIII
-The Role Of External Factor In The Emergence & Development  Of Jihadist Organizations
-The External Factor Behind The Emergence Of Al-Qaeda And     The Taliban
-American Partition Projects For Arab World
-First: Brzezinski's Projects
Second: Bernard Lewis' Project-
Third: Richard Perle's Project-
Fourth: The Neoconservatives' Project-
-Political Means For Achieving Religious Goals
-Attitude Towards The Islamic State
Chapter (IX)
Analysis Of Personal Characteristics Of Jihadist Leaders-
-First: Al-Qaeda Phase
-Second: The Zarqawi Phase
-Third: The Baghdadi Phase
Fourth: Jabhat An-Nusra Stage-
-First: Nationality
-Second: Age
Third: Age During Leadership-
-Fourth: Educational Level
Fifth: Specialists of Islamic Religious Sciences-
Sixth: Legitimate Leadership-
-Major Authoritative References(Commanders of Organizations)
-Leaders Tasked with Religious Affairs
-Seventh: Academic Specialties of the Leadership
Chapter X
-The Future Of Jihadist Organizations
-First: Various Visions Explaining The Evolution And Prominence Of Jihadist Organization         
-First Vision: U.S. Failure In Counterterrorism
-Second Vision: The Sunni Crisis 
-Third Vision: Capability of Possessing Elements of Power
Fourth Vision: Conditions of Political Environment-
-Fifth Vision: Major Powers Aspirations
-Sixth Vision:The Emerging Phenomenon Of Violence In General
-Seventh Vision:Conflicting Interests & Variance Of Objectives  [My Enemy's Enemy Is My Friend]
Interests Of the Main Powers In Investing In This Conflict-
-1-The United States
-2-Israel
3-Iran-
4-Turkey-
-5-Iraq
6-The Syrian Regime-
-7-The Arab Gulf States
Second: Assessment OF The Islamic State's (IS) capabilities-
-1-IS' Strengths
-2- IS' Vulnerabilities
-Threats Facing The Islamic State (IS)
-Third: Future Scenarios For The Islamic State (IS)
-First Scenario
Second Scenario-
Third Scenario-
Fourth Scenario-
Fifth Scenario-
Sixth Scenario-
Seventh Scenario-
-Eighth Scenario 
-Fourth:The Most Significant Ways As To Confronting Jihadist   Organizations
-1-Interest De-Linking Between IS And Other Jihadist Organizations:
-2.Restriction Of Funding Resources And Human Resources Support:
-3.Effectual Intellectual Confrontation With Radical Ideologies
Appendices
-Appendix No.1:Variables Associated With Nationality, Age & Educational And Occupational Levels
-Appendix No.2:Leadership Position Associated With Age
-Resources and References
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