Honestly I must say that I am getting really pissed of with all this negative babbling and demands on ordinary Muslims. As if the world would have been all a dance on evergreen landscapes if it weren’t for them.
Well guess what the Germans claimed to be Christians they killed millions of Jews, homosexuals, communists and handicapped people.
The Spanish and Portuguese claimed to be Christians when they slaughtered millions of indigenous people in America and Africa.
The British claimed to be Christians when they slaughtered people in Africa and Asia and the Belgium’s too claimed they were Christians when they slaughtered almost 6 million people in Africa.
The French said they were Christians when they killed people in Africa and Asia.
And the US politician claim they are a religious Christian nation and they decided to militarily attack a country who had not attacked them. Or just let us remember this nations actions in Laos. From 1964 to 1973 the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of ordnance on Laos. That's a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.
Not sure about Churches in other democratic nations but here in Sweden they were found to have been investing their money in both the porn and military industry.
And Israel claims its Jewish when it hold over a million people in a death camp in Gaza. And over 10 000 Palestinians in prison without charges.
ETC ETC ETC
I live in Sweden and Sweden has a military corporation with the totalitarian dictatorship in Saudi Arabia. Sweden sold weapons to many other totalitarian regimes too who prohibit its people from a free healthy democratic development.
In Saudi Arabia if you work for human rights you get sent behind bars for allegations of terror or a threat to national security.
So on which side does Sweden and most of the democratic regimes stand on? Well they work hand in hand with the corrupted totalitarian Saudi Arabian regime making it stronger.
This happens in so many other countries and has been the tradition since many decades ago. If the regime cares more about protecting western economical interests and their personal wealth they get support.
People are starving in Egypt they want a better life a freer life away from dictator Mubarak. But what does the west and USA do? Give him military and political support.
Over and over again this happens year after year.
Democratic countries regimes support dictators because it's good for their own economic growth .
I read once that Saudi Arabia regimes weapon deal with Brittan is the reason why 20 000 Britt's have a job to go to each day.
So politician weight - demands to give Saudi Arabia's people more power to change their country - risking 20 000 Britt's losing their jobs - they have time after time chosen to keep the jobs.
Other nations people's rights have time and time again been put aside if it interfere with our own interests. And yet we seem to have no shame in our media and political debates to criticise these people for not living a life such us ours.
Even totalitarian regimes play the blame game - blaming its own people and never its own way of ruling.
So do you ever hear these democratic regimes linking their own actions in strengthening a dictator, totalitarian or corrupted regime to the fact that it is a major reason why it's so difficult for those who take and want to take responsibility to democratise their countries and make it a better society?
Now these leaders see the west regimes support to them as a green light to call their opponents who ever they may be as a threat to national security and therefore either kill them, torture them , threatened them, make their life hell or hindering them from their work.
War on terror has made it even easier to silence opponents.
I remember a few years ago when we had a huge earth quake in Pakistan. Pakistan needed help from all over the world. And what did Sweden do? Well Sweden went ahead and finalised a weapon sell for 1 milliard SEK to the dictator Mosharaf.
When angry ordinary people in Sweden protested the answer we got back was well the deal was made before the earth quake?!!!!!
The fact that Sweden as a democratic country just sold weapons to a dictator using money he stole from the Pakistani people was apparently not a problem??!!!
A few days later you hear leaders praising Swedish efforts to help with blankets and health service to Pakistan. Wouldn't it have been better to demand that Mosharaf uses 1 milliard to built better houses, schools, health centres and roads to the Pakistani people instead? Wouldn't it have been better to demand that the sum of money be used on building a free democratic healthy open society where the Pakistani people's human rights are respected?
We have so many other western democratic regimes that sell a lot of weapons to totalitarian regimes and/or have military and intelligence corporation with them.
All the time never ever admitting or taking into account that its own actions creates the problems it says its fighting.
Why do people not like us we hear? Its your active support with the regime who prohibit them from a better life they don't like. But nobody listens to that. No we still just hear they claim they hate us because they are Muslims, they have problems because they are Muslims... muslims.... islam.... muslims... threat.....islam....
No let the charade continue its only the ordinary Muslim its wrong with.
And the 18 million people who die from starvation each year are apparently not the sort of lives that need an urgent solution such a war on poverty either.
The fact is western democratic countries actions are one of the reason why there is so much destabilisations in the world today.
Another is totalitarian regimes and the extreme corruption we have in leadership in so many countries in Africa and Asia and even some European and American nations too.
A third is a result of the first two and that is that people have lost their faith in politicians ability and willingness to work for what is best for the majority. Work to end poverty, access to clean water, electricity, food, housing, free education, roads, work that gives you a salary you can live on, access to affordable health care, solidarity and respect of human rights.
People's loss of faith in politicians ability and willingness to work for what is good for the majority can develop into three different results or a combination of them together:
One is that people are so weakened mentally and/or physically that they have lost all ability and/or willingness to participate in building a better society. All their strength goes only to survive from one day to another nothing more. We sadly see this in many places. Its one of the dangers since the society problems can get extreme hard to come to terms with for those who try to work for change to a better society.
Another is that criminal, political and religious fundamentalist groups see the people who have lost faith as a place where to get support and destabilise countries and the society. And other criminal groups see the regime as a place to join to work with them to hindering a healthy development in the country. This is growing and a threat to many innocent people.
And another is the struggle of local and international NGOs together with the local people to manage the work for global solidarity. The positive outcome from grass root levels such as Fair Trade is where our support should be going! These are the groups of people who will give faith back to the ones who lost it. Some see this as a threat because more people get the power over their lives regardless of who is in power and some see it as the only pathway to sustainable peace!
So which way do world leaders want to take their nations people and the world 2009?
Continue as before, with wars, bombs, torture, lies, hate, fear and double standards?
Or will they join us who urgently want to eliminate poverty and injustice and work for global solidarity with peaceful means?
I hope many of them chose to join us - WELCOME!!!
Solidarity, empathy, caring and sharing