Sunday, February 15, 2009

Press Release : DHAKA, Monday, 16 February 2009. Identifying Root of Current Islam-West Conflict

STATEMENT
Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering of diplomats, politicians, intellectuals and activists in Dhaka on 7 Feb 1998 [at Restaurant Olive Garden, Gulshan-2].


He said: "...Every Muslim Country that seems to get strong militarily, there is a policy, even known or unknown, to destabilize that regime. Every Muslim country that has wealth, there is a secret policy to undermine and take away the wealth of the wealthy moderate state and the military potential of those Muslims who have some military potential.."

To keep her racial domination over the world culture and civilization Britain has been working on long-tern plans.

In the post-cold war era after the fall of Soviet Union the British network with the help of vested quarters have accommodated within her fold the atheist and leftist intellectuals and activists worldwide.

Britain continues to enjoy considerable influence over and access into the ruling elite of her former colonies - specifically the civil and military bureaucracies and the western educated elite. Britain is at the bottom of all conspiracies against Faith and Believer Muslims, Jews and Christians since she employed Darwin to create the Origin of Species Theory to rationalize colonization by one race over other races under the premise "Survival of the fittest".

The ongoing conflict has not been provoked by one or a group of Muslim or Jew. The ongoing conflict between Muslims and Jews, Islam and the West, Believers and Non-Believers have been planned and designed by Britain and executed with the help of misguided state-actors and international organizations, non-believer atheists, radical extremists, think-tanks, media, civil society and local mercenaries in the target nations.

 
Kazi Azizul Huq,
International Affairs Secretary
Cell: 01819-407963
E-mail : khelafat@dhaka.net, kahuq@dhaka.net
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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 22:47:12 +0600

To: "H.E.Seyyed Ali Khamenei"< >, "H.R.H. King Abdulllah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud"< >
From: Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon
Subject: For review: A synopsis of Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations

For Further Review & Study:

A synopsis of Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order


The Clash of Civilizations is a theory, proposed by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, that people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world.

Huntington began his thinking by surveying the diverse theories about the nature of global politics in the post-Cold War period. Some theorists and writers argued that human rights, liberal democracy and capitalist free market economy had become the only remaining ideological alternative for nations in the post-Cold War world. Specifically, Francis Fukuyama argued that the world had reached the 'end of history' in a Hegelian sense.

Huntington believed that while the age of ideology had ended, the world had only reverted to a normal state of affairs characterized by cultural conflict. In his thesis, he argued that the primary axis of conflict in the future would be along cultural and religious lines.

The theory was originally formulated in a 1992 lecture at the American Enterprise Institute, which was then developed in a 1993 Foreign Affairs article titled "The Clash of Civilizations?",[2] in response to Francis Fukuyama's 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. Huntington later expanded his thesis in a 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.

In the 1993 Foreign Affairs article, Huntington writes: It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.

Core state and fault line conflicts

In Huntington's view, intercivilizational conflict manifests itself in two forms:
1. fault line conflicts and

2. core state conflicts.

Fault line conflicts are on a local level and occur between adjacent states belonging to different civilizations or within states that are home to populations from different civilizations.
Core state conflicts are on a global level between the major states of different civilizations. Core state conflicts can arise out of fault line conflicts when core states become involved.[5]

These conflicts may result from a number of causes, such as:
• relative influence or power (military or economic),

• discrimination against people from a different civilization,
• intervention to protect kinsmen in a different civilization, or different values and culture, particularly when one civilization attempts to impose its values on people of a different civilization.[5]


Huntington argues that the widespread Western belief in the universality of the West's values and political systems is naïve and that continued insistence on democratization and such "universal" norms will only further antagonize other civilizations.

Huntington sees the West as reluctant to accept this because it built the international system, wrote its laws, and gave it substance in the form of the United Nations.

Huntington identifies the two "challenger civilizations", Sinic and Islam.

In Huntington's view, East Asian Sinic civilization is culturally asserting itself and its values relative to the West due to its rapid economic growth. He sees the hierarchical command structures implicit in the Confucian Sinic civilization, as opposed to the individualism and pluralism valued in the West.

Huntington argues that the Islamic civilization has experienced a massive population explosion which is fueling instability both on the borders of Islam and in its interior, where fundamentalist movements are becoming increasingly popular. Manifestations of what he terms the "Islamic Resurgence" include the 1979 Iranian revolution and the first Gulf War.

Huntington argues that a "Sino-Islamic connection" is emerging in which China will cooperate more closely with Iran, Pakistan, and other states to augment its international position.

Huntington also argues that civilizational conflicts are "particularly prevalent between Muslims and non-Muslims", identifying the "bloody borders" between Islamic and non-Islamic civilizations. This conflict dates back as far as the initial thrust of Islam into Europe, its eventual expulsion in the Iberian reconquest, the attacks of the Ottoman Turks on Eastern Europe and Vienna, and the European imperial division of the Islamic nations in the 1800s and 1900s.

He believes that some of the factors contributing to this conflict are that both Christianity (upon which Western civilization is based) and Islam are:
• Missionary religions, seeking conversion by others

• Universal, "all-or-nothing" religions, in the sense that it is believed by both sides that only their faith is the correct one
• Teleological religions, that is, that their values and beliefs represent the goals of existence and purpose in human existence.
More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism - that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values - that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists.


After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Huntington is increasingly regarded [citation needed] as having been prescient as

- the United States invasion of Afghanistan, 2002
- Bali Bombings, 2003
- Invasion of Iraq, the 2004
- Madrid train bombings, the 2006
- cartoon crisis [citation needed],
- the 2005 London bombings,
- the ongoing Iranian nuclear crisis and
- the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

fueled the perception that Huntington's Clash is well underway.

Huntington's influence upon U.S. policy has been likened to that of British historian A.J. Toynbee's controversial religious theories about Asian leaders in the early twentieth
century.

As a genuine advocate of the often-elusive dialogue of religions and cultures, Pope John Paul II once observed: “A clash ensues only when Islam or Christianity is misconstrued or manipulated for political or ideological ends.”


References
1. http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.29196,filter.all/pub_detail.asp
2. a b Official copy (free preview): The Clash of Civilizations?, Foreign Affairs, Summer 1993
3. Bernard Lewis: The Roots of Muslim Rage The Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 1990
4. http://s02.middlebury.edu/FS056A/Herb_war/clash3.htm
5. a b Huntington, Samuel P. (2002) [1997]. "Chapter 9: The Global Politics of Civilizations". The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (The Free Press ed.). London: Simon $ Schuster. pp. p 207f. ISBN 0-7432-3149-X.
6. Berman, Paul (2003). Terror and Liberalism. W W Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-05775-5.
7. a b c Russett, Bruce; John Oneal, Michaelene Cox (2000). "Clash of Civilizations, or Realism and Liberalism Déjà Vu? Some Evidence". Journal of Peace Research 37 (5): 583–608. doi:10.1177/0022343300037005003. Retrieved on 3 October 2007.
8. Edward Said: The Clash of Ignorance The Nation, October 2001
9. Edward Said: [1] Prof. Edward Said in lecture, The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations, University of Massachusetts, 1998
10. Edward Said: [2] Prof. Edward Said in lecture, The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations, University of Massachusetts, 1998
11. Beyond the clash of Ignorance, Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, June 2007
12. a b Tusicisny, Andrej (2004). "Civilizational Conflicts: More Frequent, Longer, and Bloodier?" (PDF). Journal of Peace Research 41 (4): 485–498. doi:10.1177/0022343304044478. Retrieved on 3 October 2007.
13. http://www.unesco.org/dialogue2001/en/khatami.htm Unesco.org Retrieved on 05-24-07
14. http://www.dialoguecentre.org/about.html Dialoguecentre.org Retrieved on 05-24-07