The Motivation behind Islamic Terrorism
Why is it that the Taliban insists we respect the Holy Quaran and not flush copies down the toilet, when they are allowed to destroy other World Religious Icons with no respect at all? But they demand we respect the Quaran or else? Even CNN reported in June of 2005:
A U.S. military investigation into the mishandling of the Muslim holy book at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has determined that detainees -- not U.S. soldiers -- attempted to flush the Quran down the toilet there.
Are we afraid of the consequences? Does Islam hold us all to its demands?
When the Taliban ordered the destruction of the Buddhist statues in Afghanistan in March of 2001, they had no respect for the profound history for the Tibetan Buddhists lineage to Afghanistan.
Padmasambhava the Buddha, the Father of Tibetan Buddhism migrated to Tibet from Afghanistan in 774 AD at the invitation of King Trisong Detsen. It was Padmasambhava (more commonly known in the region as Guru Rinpoche) who transformed the local Bön (Chineese) religion in Tibet to form what we now recognize as Tibetan Buddhism.
But after Padma Sambhava the Buddha died, it is said the he transformed himself in a higher dimension and now permanently resides in a Cooper Mountain Paradise in the mountains of Afghanistan that is invisible to human eyes. But the Buddhist believe their Guru is there today. That is why the large Buddhist statues there have such profound significance.
In March of 2001, CNN reported that:
The Islamic militia wants the statues destroyed within the "next few days," a spokesman for the Taleban's reclusive leader told The Associated Press. "There is no chance at all that we will reverse our decision to destroy all Buddhist statues, regardless of the criticism from the world," the spokesman said from southern Kandahar. "This is a matter of our religion. The order will not be reversed."
While the order covers statues across the country, two towering Buddhas carved into the cliff-face above the town of Bamiyan have been at the center of the controversy.
Erected in the third and fifth centuries, they are regarded as some of the finest examples of early Central Asian art. One stands 120 feet (36 meters) high and the other, at 170 feet (51 meters), is believed to be the world's tallest standing Buddha.
Buddha Padmasambhava came from a land called Ögyen, which is thought to be somewhere in the wild remoteness of the Karakoram mountains, where India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia and Tibet all meet. Buddhism reached the height of its power in the 8th and 9th centuries in Afghanistan before it fell to the Arabs. Most of Afghanistan's Buddhist heritage survived intact until quite recently - although the site was destroyed by Genghis Khan in 1222, the statues remained.
Buddhism reached the height of its power in the 8th and 9th centuries in Afghanistan before it fell to the Arabs. The Muslims also conquered Iran in the 7th Century AD and force converted is religion of Zarathustra to Islam; which was cruel (_See Koran Sura 9 “Al Tauba “ Ayeh 5 and 29 and 123 ).
The fanaticism comes from their very Quran, which Americans at Guntanamo Bay flushed down the toilet. I wonder why?
From the Quran: Sura 9:5 "And when the sacred months are passed, kill those who join other gods with God wherever ye shall find them; and seize them, besiege them, and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush: but if they shall convert, and observe prayer, and pay the obligatory alms, then let them go their way, for God is gracious, merciful.
This can be so easily misunderstood by fanatics. But Muhammad made it difficult when the Quaran is proliferating war and murder every chance it can in regards to force conversions of the world religions, even Christianity and Jews are forced to convert to Islam:
From the Quaran: Sura 9:30 "Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the Last Day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled. The Jews say, "Ezra is a son of God"; and the Christians say, "The Messiah is a son of God." Such the sayings in their mouths! They resemble the saying of the infidels of old! God do battle with them! How are they misguided? They take their teachers, and their monks, and the Messiah, son of Mary, for lords besides God, though bidden to worship one God only. There is no God but He! Far from His glory be what they associate with Him! Fain would they put out God's light with their mouths: but God only desireth to perfect His light, albeit the infidels abhor it. He it is who hath sent His Apostle with the guidance and a religion of the truth, that He may make it victorious over every other religion, albeit they who assign partners to God be averse from it.
There is no way to please the Prophet of the Quaran but to convert to Islam. They will forever claim war against any country or religion, even ours, until they are satisfied by converting the whole world to Islam.
This is the same fanaticism that has been the motivation behind many of the largest genocides in history. Surly the whole world will not convert. So, they will always declare war against us.
Back to the Guantanamo Bay Prison:
In one incident, on February 23, 2004, the report said a guard saw a "detainee place two Qurans in his toilet and state he no longer cared about the Quran or his religion.
Five minutes later, after the detainee retrieved the Qurans, he ripped several pages out of one Quran and threw the pages on the floor. Then, he placed both Qurans on the sink."
Another time, on January 19, 2005, a detainee "tore up his Quran and tried to flush it down the toilet. Four guards witnessed the incident," the report said.
The report also cited 12 other incidents by detainees, including one who used his Quran as a pillow, another who urinated on his holy book and several who ripped pages from the Quran.
For American Christians and Jews, a holy book that has no respect for their religions, let alone Buddhism, and calls to make war against them, no wonder they feel little respect for the Quaran.