I congratulate Donald Trump in his victory in his election campaign. I am not in amazement of his victory, but, yet, there is a question that needs to be answered. The experts of analysis, statisticians, investigators and opinion pollsters must work overtime to make an important discovery. How did the media industry fail to predict a Donald Trump victory? How did the fact and truth evade the hawk-eyed-ness from the political analysts? Obviously, people cannot predict the future, but an entire country, with its intelligence experts were hoodwinked by the Donald Trump campaign. I think there is more to it than the eye can see. Is it not a matter of shame that the intellectuals and the educated missed the truth? Evidently, near 200 million people had nurtured a prayer that Donald trump of the Republican Party must get a chance at the presidency of USA.
So, why are the experts and their noises become silent? Where is their courage to discuss about this mystery?
In a globalized world, we have a phenomenon. There is no more national news. Every news, event and situations that happens on any part of the world, has one category and that is world news. In the planet called news, it’s always one global news. Therefore, it is imperative that one considers all happenings from the perspective of world view.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has ordered that all his followers must subscribe to his extremist view of the Middle Eastern doctrine. But such fundamentalism and fanaticism to an ideology can never become a popular feature among any electorate. Therefore, he cannot win a democratic election. So, the only way to preside over a nation is to create a new nation. Here begins the need for a caliphate.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a mullah from the Iraq Syria border. He proclaims to have thorough knowledge of the Islamic scripture. He is evidently very passionate to his cause, extremely ambitious and does not seem to stop at any obstacle in his way. He is adamant and stubborn. He wants a country that he can rule. Evidently his unifocal lifestyle has disadvantages. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is extremely skewed to the method of living as is in the sharia. He has ordered that all his followers must subscribe to his extremist view of the Middle Eastern doctrine. But such fundamentalism has disadvantages. This fundamentalism and fanaticism to an ideology can never become a popular feature among any electorate. Therefore, he cannot win a democratic election.
So, the only way to preside over a nation is to create a new nation. But this requires covert operation. This ambition must have a disguise. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi must deceive the public to recruit followers. Therefore, the discovery of a decoy. Here begins the need for a caliphate.
A perfect plot to touch the emotional chord among gullible people – the people who are vulnerable to deceptive directions. These people may need a leader. And when the direction is towards the doors of heaven then there are many who cannot resist. You must have heard of the famous phrase, the lure of 72 virgins in heaven. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi chose the method of massacre of innocent people. He called them “Kaffir” as enshrined in the scriptures. To carve out a caliphate he had to shape the minds of those who are burdened with idea of social reforms. Such people whose everyday living is already a struggle, they became his recruits and militia. The famous brutality called ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is born. And then began the unleash of terror, trauma and torture by the ISIS of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Accuse Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or blame it on the doctrine itself. The fact remains that this ideology has succeeded in recruiting young people from other cultures but of the same religion. ISIS has takers in many number of countries. These young recruits get training in heinous acts of terrorism. They become equipped to handle bombs, shootouts and other modes of explosions. All of them have one focus – to undermine and bring chaos in areas of harmony among people. ISIS is desperately seeking attention from the world media. Therefore, multiple number of attacks in European countries and the US.
Angela Merkel of Germany welcomed millions of migrants. European shores became a haven for people fleeing Lavant, Allepo and other parts of Syria. Many Iraqis and people of Afghanistan and African countries became refugees. They all had one destination for their journey – it was towards the harmonious nations of Europe. Netherlands, some Scandinavians, Greece, France and Germany became sought after places for the displaced people of the Islamic countries. Many months has passed since their arrival on European shores. But this influx cannot be without consequences.
Local people in each country, the regional satraps, and leaders, and the citizens of European countries may feel threatened. Are their jobs at stake? Is the free space and freedom to live being stifled? In short, will the European values become compromised if they regularize the ideology of the immigrants?
There is an intrigue that the exodus is from Arab and Islamic countries. How can you explain this that no developed Arab or Islamic countries accommodated any of the refugees? The rich oil producing countries of the Arab world rejected these helpless Syrian people. Malaysia, Indonesia and these brethren countries did not offer to grant entry to the refugees.
Donald Trump cannot be accused of hoodwinking the Americans. There will be more people like Donald Trump in many countries. The good people in the world are coming together to show solidarity.
Where is the fault line? How to identify the demographic change? If you study the global news closely then you will realize there has been reactions from original citizens in European countries. Certainly, these peace-loving nations did not retaliate brutally. European wisdom in civilization must have compelled them to use the method of elections and voting. They too have a right to be heard. Right wing parties and nationalistic politicians started to become more verbal and loud.
The liberals and sympathizers of the immigrants also did a show of strength. In the US, it was the democratic party of Hillary Clinton that wanted to show solidarity with policy of Angela Merkel.
There is evidence to this case. The referendum of Britain Exit (BREXIT) has proved this point. Nothing other than severe insecurity would have torn apart the European alliance. British people choosing to leave the European Union is because they have felt a severe threat from the new visitors from the Arab lands.
The United States had to open to the news channels that brought the BREXIT decisions to be heard by US citizens. This sense of loss of the American culture, and other US traditions started to look real. The uproar against all sorts of illegal immigrants got its fuel. The assertion of ideology helped the Americans to polarize themselves into two sections. Suddenly there was legitimacy in the idea of nationalism and patriotism. Many felt that the face of Donald Trump has become essential for the survival of the values of freedom and liberty. It is justified to be suspicious that the American electorate has become phobic of non-Christian ideologies. There is a learning, the one extreme stance of an ideology will create its own shadow of fanatism in its counter religion.
Donald Trump cannot be accused of hoodwinking the Americans. The experts of social predictions have certainly been caught napping. What used to be undercurrents are now globally visible. People are rejecting the tendencies of the terrorists. The primitive religions and the outdated ways of worships needs to be reformed. Democracy is gaining strength. The vibrancy to be able to discard negative theologies is gaining momentum. There will be more people like Donald Trump in many countries. The good people in the world are coming together to show solidarity.
We must live by the rules of humanism. There cannot be happiness when minds are stifled. There cannot be innovation without progressive economy. Freedom of ideas and enhancement of academic values must be encouraged. This January 2017 is a perfect time for the forward push. This year called 2017 will see a tipping point, you and your family can all support this game changing activities. Celebrate the festivities and welcome the new winning attitudes. The way that you live, make it great again.
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