Thursday, April 23, 2009

Koran Gone Wild or US Foreign Policy Gone Wild?

My comment #96.
April 23, 2009 1:21 pm


April 23rd, 2009 8:16 am
Koran Gone Wild OR US Foreign Policy Gone Wild?

Mainly, a 60-year US policy and on-the-ground intervention, dispossession and dislocation in areas where the majority of Muslims live and pray, has unleashed "fundamentalism" and "extremism".

This POLITICAL dimension simply cannot be ignored, deflected or underplayed. It is the root of the current social chaos in Muslim-majority nation-states.

The fact is Bush-Cheney "fundamentalism" and "extremism", which killed thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, produced the suicide bombings in Iraq.

Today, the "fundamentalism" and "extremism" of Obama's daily drone strikes and the military adventurism of the US-led NATO forces on the ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan are producing the incursion of Taliban (who were the mujahideen of the Soviet-US Afghan era)into Swat and now Buner.

The entire DIVERSE Muslim world is paying for the POLITICAL missteps of the New Crusades undertaken by the US.

These problems do not lie, nor have their origins in literal or non-literal interpretations of the Koran.

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice

— EthicalDemocracy, New York & Chennai
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Op-Ed Columnist
Islam, Virgins and Grapes
Published: April 22, 2009

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