Category Archives: Terrorism

Possible role of religious and racist discrimination in Omar Mateen’s mass shootings in Orlando Florida

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.                          June 17, 2016

https://imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/possible-role-of…fazal-rahman-phd/

This is a rather brief and necessary comment on the recent Orlando, Florida, mass shootings, as some of the underlying causal facts and connections are being omitted from consideration by almost everyone else. Continue reading

The Charlie Hebdo Affair in France: Is it a matter of defendable free speech or sadistic desecration and humiliation of Muslims and Islam’s holy figures

Protest in Zinder, Niger, against Charlie Hebdo-4 people killed, dozens injured

Demonstration against Charlie Hebdo in Niger (picture added on January 20, 2015)

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.        Completed January 11, 2015

During 2012, a desecrating, defaming, and slandering film against Prophet Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims-made in the US-sparked numerous angry riots in many Muslim countries, resulting in many deaths, injuries, and arrests.  The current Charlie Hebdo affair in France is very similar in its nature and effects.  This author had analyzed the nature and causes of the Muslim reactions to that film in his September 27, 2012 article, “  Deeper context and causes of the Muslim demonstrations against the anti-Islamic film. Structural and personal biases of US media: Example of interviews of Don Lemon of CNN” ( https://imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/deeper-context-and-causes-of-the-muslim-demonstrations-against-the-anti-islamic-film-structural-and-personal-biases-of-us-media-example-of-interviews-of-don-lemon-of-cnn-by-fazal-rahman-phd/ ).  As the nature, causes, and effects of the desecrating film and Charlie Hebdo’s desecrating, defaming, inflammatory, and obscene publications are the same or similar, some of the relevant contents of the earlier paper are also being included in this article. Continue reading

The Context of attack on the military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.                                      December 17, 2014

Six Taliban attackers of army school in PeshawarTaliban who attacked Peshawar Army school (another picture3)

Pictures of six Taliban who attacked the Peshawar army-run school (Pictures released by Taliban).  The mastermind of the attack on the school was Umar Mansoor, also known as Umar Naray (with long beard) , the Taliban military chief of the Dara Adam Khel tribal area, which is adjacent to Kohat.

Principle's office after the attackScence of final gun battle in Peshawar school

Pictures of school Principal’s office and room of final gun battle.

As usual, most people and news media in the US and the West are fragmenting, abstracting, and condemning this incident one-sidedly, in isolated form and out of its historical context.  Following are some of the relevant points to be included in any credible and truthful politico-economic or ethical conclusions, judgments, or feelings in this matter.  Wars, all forms of terrorism, losses of lives, and destructions of the means of living are abhorable anywhere.  However, it is necessary to move from the subjective and emotional into objective and rational and to place such incidents in their accurate historical, logical, and factual context, and see and analyze them within that developmental process.  Only then one can hope to arrive at the objective truth of the matter. Continue reading

The Pakistan-US state terrorism in North Waziristan and FATA

N. Waziristan-People fleeing the state terrorism4

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.         June 20, 2014

The current ongoing military operation in North Waziristan, by the Pakistan military forces, is the worst form of state terrorism imaginable and crime against humanity. One does not even hear a sparrow’s chirp against it by the western news media or politicians. This is in contrast to the deafening noises that were made against the incomparably limited military actions that were conducted by the Libyan government forces, under the late Moammar Gadhafi, against the rebellion in Benghazi and some other parts of Libya. These noises have also been continuous in case of Syria, where government forces are fighting against the rebellion that is being funded and supported by the West, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other oil rich dictatorships in the Middle East. The US and the West have a long history of contradictory double standards in these matters. They blatantly support and rationalize or ignore the atrocities committed by their allies and clients, and greatly exaggerate, distort, and pervert the nature of actions taken by governments and states, which they aim to overthrow and replace, against the rebellions that are, in almost all the cases, instigated and fueled by them to begin with. In Pakistan, that history is being repeated with total predictability. The hypocrisy and dishonesty involved in that have devastating effects on one’s remaining faith and expectations in the qualities of human nature, which have already been greatly eroded by such long history. In fact, the absence of hypocrisy and dishonesty in the policies and actions of the US, the West, and their allies and clients would now be truly shocking and surprising. This is the reflection of real nature of international politico-economic reality that has been created by the US and Western capitalism and imperialism throughout this physically and spiritually polluted planet. Continue reading

Pakistan in October 2012: A nation hallucinated with the bait of Malala Yousufzai’s shooting

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.               October 18, 2012

 

 

Introduction

Pakistanis are being flooded with “news”, “information”, articles, commentaries, blogs, and various forms of propaganda about the shooting of a 15 years old young woman from Swat, Malala Yousufzai (previously she was said to be 14 years old, but some more recent information indicates that she is 15).  It has been alleged that she was shot on the orders of Tehrik-e-Taliban of Pakistan (TTP).  So, why write another article, knowing that it would probably be wasted in the flood of propaganda, disinformation, lies, half-truths, and all types of subjective and emotional diarrhea, in which the rationality and intelligence of people, especially of the Pakistanis, are being drowned, turning them into partners and tools of the powers that are doing all that for their sinister plots and objectives, described below?  The answer is that the author is committed to doing what is necessary, regardless of the results or consequences. Continue reading

Malala’s shooting tragedy: the need for its placement and understanding within its full and proper context

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.             October 11, 2012

The news of recent shooting of a young girl, Malala Yousafzai, in Swat, Pakistan, has spread like wildfire, all over the world, fueled by the wind machines of the Western media, which have found a new opportunity for the explosion of their chauvinistic, omissive, and hypocritical political, moral, and cultural revulsions and condescensions.  The feelings of shock and rage are being stirred in people everywhere, including in Pakistan.  This brief paper is a spontaneous reaction to the one-sided, abstract, omissive, and hypocritical exploitation and manipulation of this incident by the Western media, politicians, and the so-called celebrities, as well as their stooges in Pakistan.  Basically, the story that is being radiated is that of a young woman who was struggling for the right of going to school and was shot by the Taliban because of that.  However, her activities and role, and the role of Pakistani and Western governments and media in determining, guiding, and rewarding these, are much more complex than that, which are being almost totally omitted from the partial and erroneous story being peddled. Continue reading

The real purposes and meanings of Admiral Michael Mullen’s recent statement about Pakistan ISI and Haqqani group

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.                    Completed on September 29, 2011

First posted on Make Pakistan Better

Much is being made of the recent statement of Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the links between Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) and the Haqqani resistance organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as support of the former for latter’s recent attacks on US military and other personnel.  Extreme conclusions are being deduced and projected from that, with rampant speculations of imminent US military actions against Pakistan. Continue reading