Moment on twitter (collected tweets)
It seems today that the problem of the world with jihad is being firstly in the lack of understanding why jihadists do what they do. Secondly, the world initiates by taking the acts of terrorism, which is done by jihadist organizations, as a purpose in itself. This is true only as a target, because the purpose remains paradise in the afterlife as traditionally understood by the jihadist.
In fact, anyone can convert into jihad. It’s not required to pass through conditions of poverty and destitution to turn one’s eyes to jihad. However, there are some conditions that the one who is converting to jihad pass through. The first thing a jihadist does to be accepted in the organization is to sacrifice, by letting go of, everything they have in life.
If we are willing to study the jihadist organizations as they are, we must look at the legitimacy of the existence of such organizations. It arises from dispersion suffered by the jihadist as an individual Muslim, and the nation of Islam in total. Herein, resistance becomes a duty according to the individual and national standards. Hence, the jihadist is prepared psychologically and mentally to be convinced with violence as way of resistance, considering violence as the best way to defend the rights of Muslims, in order to achieve the dream of the Islamic state.
This means that the legitimacy of the jihadist existence is parallel to the dream of the Islamic state (cannot intersect but in infinity). As if the dream comes to be true, the jihadists turn into rulers, and this ends the process of jihad as a whole. Accordingly, we can say that the process of jihad is threatened by triumph. Based on that, the success of jihadist organizations is partially achieved, with no autonomy, as the process of jihad just ends.
There’s a serious problem no one pays attention to, related to the “ethnicity” of the Middle East, people consider the religious portion of their country as an acknowledgement to their ethnic portion, which is Muslim, and Arabic as well.
It seems that this is a very tight acknowledgement to their ethnic origination that might be Coptic to Egyptians and so on. Even though when questioning “what is an Arabic?” most of the Middle-Eastern people are considering their ethnic origination to the issue. But when it comes to religion, the religious facts become the conqueror, which only have started since the Islamic conquest. Based on that, comes the jihadist ethnicity. Therefore, they belong to both Arabic and Muslim ethnicity. Then, the process of jihad stills parallel to the dream of the Islamic state, where they only meet in infinity.
This process, along with the Islamist Cause, turns the vulnerability of the great Islamic nation into a personal vulnerability. And because practicing politics was and still prohibited on the peoples of the Middle East, those peoples are confused. They place their religious problems upon the actual political and economic problems. And the weakness of the Islamic nation becomes an issue that concerns every Muslim. Hence, the individual jihadist is set to seek salvation.
Jihad has a serious predicament of time, believing that time moves forward from a start point, set by God, to an endpoint, also set by God. Here, death is only a crossing between these two points (between life and afterlife). The process of the jihadist mythology revolves around the mythology of simulation, where jihadists of an organization are considered to be re-acting the mere existence of the prophet and his companions.
Such mythology empowers the role of classes among jihadist organizations; where the Khalifa is re-acting the role of the prophet himself. Then comes the high commanders, re-acting the existence of the prophet’s companions, and those are the ones who engineer the operations.
In this order, suicide attackers are chosen perfectly, where they can be used without affecting the structure of the organization. This order creates an able simulation to any time and the time of early Islam (time of the prophet, 7th century).