The KSA kind of political philosophy in the guise of religious sanctity, is a problem area. No doubt about that. They have oil, they got money, and they become rich, and they can only get more rich by fuelling conflict in many regions. (Not going into details, now).
Now, please understand the difference. It is politics all the way. It has got nothing to do with religion. If i have to create conflict, anywhere, i will create a situation to exploit the conditions. won't I?, Now, if I have to do that, i would exploit the best available tool, to easily have pointsman or frontsman to do the dirty job for me. It just happens that I may think of using religion to create those agents. It is easy and efficient means. Every military General uses this weak point. Whether it is in the name of freedom, nationalism, tribehood, democracy, or religion.
Religion has two aspects, unfortunately. One is the political and social side of religion, and the other is the private and spiritual side of religion. The political side of religion - is used by ambitious and influential powers to further political or social gains. We may call it political capital. In the bargain, the religious fundamentals get a 'theological gain'; thats there, no doubt, but thats just part of a problem.
It is similar to the way, when communists (and nazis too) used social nationalism as a rallying point to take over all private endeavours and enterprises (by sending out a tirade, propaganda and campaign among teh people suggesting that all private money over and above the requirements of needs are fruitless to the individual, and that the state should have control over it. )
The so called fundamentalist regimes are running a similar campaign. Here, instead of social nationalism, they invoke pan-religious fraternity which is under some kind of a threat. Thus invoking a fear in the core of their threatened identity. A perception, perhaps. But in politics and religion, perception does matter. Therefore, my friend please realise that the facade of a religious dress-up is shown to invoke or provoke the religious which is the only source or pool from where men, agents or warriors can be created overnight. This is the game-plan. A cunning way, though. And we need to tackle those upfront, perhaps militarily too, if it comes to that.
But, you see, attacking the religion is not the way about it. We fall into the same trap, the cunning have created. The jihadis and those faces are created to invoke a sense of fear and revenge in the opposite sides or the targets. We see their faces a 100 times repeated in the Tv channels, and we think they are allover and are soon going to take over the planet. This mind-set needs correction. You fall into the trap the instigator wants you to believe in. You are already led to believe, by some imams statements, and christian bigots, that it is Islam that is bad or incompatible.
You are repeating the mistake of taking the symptons as the disease. The most external form/facade/face is being seen as those of prophesing a particular faith. The simple logic is inductive in application. From the particular to the general. So what do you get, a muslim face on screen means that the reason lies in the islamic cultural background, and hence Islam is the root cause.
This kind of reasoning is helping the fundamentalists causes. The moment you at the religion or the scriptures, that very moment you have an agent provocateur brainwashing another young disgusted youth in the parched streets of the islamic world to get ready for jihad. This vicious circle will continue, as long as there is a reason for an emotion to be exploited.
So whats needs to be done........ One needs to focus on the conditions of those who are hoodwinked into suicide bombing missions. We need to know why these youths are unemployed, uneducated, underprivileged. We need to tackle the religious argument sepearately. We need to tackle the security issue seperately.
Todays war is not going to be on battlefields. It will be in the streets. We need to enhance security awareness, debrief the youth and the victims. We also need to see how one culture does not degrade the others culture.
The fundamentalists are also waging a war against a liberal society. Therefore, it is all the more rational to see that liberal societies are sensitive to closed societies like the KSA of the world. They need to be just. Regional political conflict should be solved in a fair and just manner, and not drag their feat. Military interest, and military economies are running the west's foreign agendas. we need to look at where conflict resolutions can be undertaken for peaceful solutions. And therefore i had said that we need to put our acts together.
If there is sincerity, and honesty, than the suicide bombers will not line up outside mosques and nondescript buildings and basements. If the recruitment stops the bombing will stop. Non of these hardcore imams will ask their own self or son to go and kill themsleves. Thats their hypocrisy, and selfishness.
For a just solution, it cant be anyone's case to put salt on the wounds, and further aggravate the problem. Thus giving fear a free reign.
Make peace, have peace.