Who Desires War?
When referring to various supposed scholars who direct wide swathes of society in the name of Islam, we need to remember one very important point: for some groups, armaments sector is one that always needs to be kept alive. It is the only sector not affected by economic crises. It is a vibrant sector in which supply and demand never end and in which novelties are always being offered to the market. Why is it vibrant? Because wars are kept alive. One of the ways of keeping war alive is this: the provocation of an ignorant mass of people who regard their own faith as one of war and who are ready to kill and be killed. It is of course not hard to guess who best matches that description: the radical groups that appear in the name of Islam.
Some opponents of Islam in the West are right about violence being spread by the radicals in question. However, these people are wrong when it comes to some leaders, such as Osama bin Laden. Such leaders are generally people with no interest in Islam and Muslims but who are kept ready under the supervision of various intelligence services. They are immediately involved whenever a climate of turmoil or war is needed. They spend their time in bars and cafes in Western countries, but when the command comes, they let their beards grow, change their clothing and language, assume a typically Middle Eastern appearance and set to work implementing what they have learned over the years.
Some supposed religious leaders are pawns set in motion when needed to create war and turmoil. They are supervised by various intelligence units and play a role in bringing about the war with which they are charged.
This phenomenon has become reality many times; Osama bin Laden was just one of these. The coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), the greatest event in the End Times foretold by our Prophet (pbuh), and Muslims’ sincere expectations on the subject were used to give the impression by some circles that bin Laden himself was the Mahdi and efforts were made to convince many people of this. The bizarre journey that began with bin Laden struck not just Afghanistan but the whole Muslim world; the scenario was to end with images of bin Laden’s dead body. This was perhaps the most striking part of the whole plan. Under that plan, the Muslim world would see that their Mahdi is dead and lose all hopes and expectations. This was a systematic scenario aimed at the weakening and further exploitation of the Islamic world.
People with radical mindsets are guilty on the subject, but we must not ignore certain forces that feed them. War always serves some people’s interests at a time when the armaments industry is so strong and profitable. It is usually radical groups who are incited to fight, but it is those who need war for their own wicked ends who pull their strings. These groups ready for war because of their ignorance are an ideal “cover” for these forces behind the scenes; they are merely pawns that can easily be sent to war.
Americans or Europeans who complain about the radicals must not forget these managers running them. This does not of course mitigate the crimes of those who have fallen into the clutches of radical groups and peddlers of superstition, split up into sects and declared one another to be the enemy, but neither should this important reality be ignored. Indeed, the various organizations that openly stage and manage protests and uprisings, particularly in Muslim countries, have no hesitation about openly expressing their aims.
“Puppet leaders are, from time to time, produced to keep war alive, and these leaders are generally selected from among radical movements.”
It is usually radical groups that are encouraged to wage war, but those who need war for their own evil ends manage them all. Ignorance is of vital importance to those “managers” in question. Ignorance gives them pawns to make use of.