Terrorism is not an ethnic trait – it’s a malady wrought by social, religious extremism


Some nations unwittingly provide the ways and means for terrorists to thrive

McVeigh&Nichols-OklahomaCityBombers-530Every nation on earth has the potential to produce its own brand of terrorists and criminals. But only a few nations provide the media and conditions that produce and nurture terrorists and criminals. There are nations notorious for organized crime syndicates, and there are countries where corruption is the way of life. And there are countries that allow institutions – in consideration of the rights to free speech and peaceful assembly – to promote and foster hate and ill-will toward others. The latter becomes the breeding ground for all sorts of terrorists.

The United States and Saudi Arabia are the two countries in the world today that are breeding grounds for terrorists, terrorists groups, and mass criminals.

From Saudi Arabia come terrorist sub-sects brought about by Wahhabism; and from the United States emerge terrorists and mass criminals inspired by fundamentalist or evangelical Christian groups, certain “rights” movements, the Ku Klux Klan, and other White supremacists.

TerroristRobertLewisDear-530Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabists (a Sunni Muslim sect) is responsible for the propagation of organizations like al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS. The American government’s inability to outlaw or reign in the activities of organizations that incite hatred and violence encourages many members of fundamentalist or evangelical Christian, White Supremacist, and anti-abortion or pro-Life groups to take the law into their own hands. And then, of course, there are the mentally unstable people who “hear voices” that tell them to do certain evil things.

Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia preaches tenets to which al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS are bound. The Wahhabist sect had entered into a pact with the Saudi rulers (the Saud royal family) in which the religious group would not oppose the government as long as the government leaves them to their whims and devises.

BostonMarathonBombedIn2013-530America’s fundamentalist and evangelical Christians unwittingly induce people to commit crime and terrorist acts in the name of their causes and beliefs. An example is the very recent killing spree at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood building by Robert Lewis Dear. Colorado Springs is a hotbed of racists. Colorado state has an “open carry” weapons law. In an another instance, the brothers Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted home-made bombs at a Boston Marathon site in 2013, killing 3 and wounding 264; they later engaged police in a shootout.

White Supremacists dominate many small towns and cities in America’s “deep South” and are responsible for the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan and White Militias that run free of the long arm of American law. The US government has somehow allowed these movements to thrive by not prosecuting their members for their unlawful agendas. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are two home-grown southern terrorists who blew up a Federal government building in 1995, killing 168 people and injuring 680 others.

Many religious and political organizations do imprudently or unknowingly produce “lone wolves” that execute extremist goals for and in their behalf. Most anti-abortion and pro-Life movements likewise unconsciously provide compulsions for the mentally-unbalanced members of society to carry out their agendas.

Terrorism is not an ethnic trait. Terrorism is unwittingly and imprudently engendered by a country’s civics.

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About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaperman and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the City of Hayward's Planning Commission, the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board of CSU-East Bay's Center For Filipino Studies. He is also on Hayward's General Plan Task Force.
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