When it comes to radicalizing videos, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Anwar al-Awlaki, Osama Bin Laden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Hafeez Saeed lead the list. Now, religious scholar Zakir Naik has joined this gang as an investigation into recent terror attacks in Bangladesh has revealed that terrorists were influenced because of Dr. Naik’s videos.
The surprising aspect is the fact that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Anwar al-Awlaki, and Osama Bin Laden are dead! Out of all, Anwar al-Awlaki’s videos have maximum views.
Deadman is radicalizing people from around the world
Anwar al-Awlaki is the man who scares American security officials even today. The person in question was born in the US (New Mexico), and was educated at Colorado State University. In 2011, an American drone strike killed him. But, he is still managing to kill people around the world. Yes, most of the bloodiest terror he inspired has happened after his death. The internet has given him life after death. Even today, his messages are available on various video sharing sites.
He is the driving force behind several terror attacks that took place in various countries after 9/11. Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Syed Farook, psychiatrist Nidal Hasan (the man behind Forthood mass shootings), and underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab followed Anwar al-Awlaki.
Believe it or not, Anwar al-Awlaki was specially invited by the government after 9/11 to lead prayers and was considered a role model by American authorities. Some libtards at Washington post also wrote a story about him and glorified him. No one knows how and when he turned into a jihadi. He was an Islamic scholar. The point to be noted here is that he never used religion to explain why he hates west. Reports suggest he turned into a jihadi because of American foreign policy. FBI started monitoring Anwar as soon as he left for Yemen and joined Al-Qaeda as their top leader.
Those with incomplete or no knowledge about Islam are easy targets
Hatred is such deep that terrorists do not hesitate to turn planes into bombs. They get trained in countries like Pakistan and enter their target nations via sea, underground tunnels, or simply enter the country via broken fences at one of its border areas. Most of the terrorists are highly educated these days. The important question is what motivates these individuals to leave their elite lifestyle and turn terrorists? You might feel astonished, but YouTube is being used as the ultimate tool to create terrorists. Videos create most of the terrorists!
Muslim reformer Irshad Manji recently interacted with Fareed Zakaria during his show GPS. She stressed on some interesting points during this interaction.
“The next time when beheading or bombing occurs in any part of the world, the first thing that you would hear from moderate Muslim individual’s mouth is a statement suggesting that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism,”- said Irshad Manji during her interaction.
“No doubt that there is some connection between religion and violence. Quran does contain verses that encourage intolerance and violence, but there are verses that promote tolerance, freedom, love, and humanity as well. Jihadis are acting on what they are shown in the Quran. It is easy for terror outfits to brainwash individuals who are not religious. To put it in simple words, Islam is being manipulated, it is being used,”- said the Muslim reformer.
Quran promises 72 virgins to martyrs, is that right? According to Manji, it is not true. Several scholars studying Quran suggest that holy book does not promise 72 virgins, but it promises lush and 72 raisins! So, all these idiots (young leaders, to put it in Barkha’s words) fought for raisins?