RSS Follow Become a Fan

Recent Posts

Voter Suppression 2020 - Defining American Democracy in the Term of Donald Trump
Deepest Sorrow to the Loved Ones of those Killed by COVID-19
Recklessness - the Trump Photo-Op and the Spread of COVID-19 at the White House
The Pandemic and the United States President - Crossing Fate
Stirring up Trouble Without the Capacity to Contain It - the Trump Division

Most Popular Posts

Mourn with Moore
On Partnerships of Conflicting Ideologies as a Force Shaping Extremism
DC Linktank
The World in 2014 - Asia
From This Point


Elections 2013
Friends in Business
Gun control
Immigration Reform
In America
Natural Disaster
The World
Towards 2014


October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

powered by

My Blog

The Rise of Radical Islam

Radical Islam is on the rise. From Africa to the Middle East and China, evidence abounds as to this fact; the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant(ISIL) in Syria and Iraq, al Shabaab in Africa - Somalia and Kenya especially, with other groups in Yemen and elsewhere, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the East Turkestan movement in Xinjiang province, China. Why are these groups flourishing?

In a speech in London, England in April, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair described radicalized Islam as a growing threat. Blair who joined former US President George Bush in sending troops into Iraq in 2003, called on western nations to set aside differences with Russia and China to focus on what he perceived as the growing threat from radical Islam. Also at that time Blair called for support of Egypt's army against the ousted Morsi's government and the Muslim Brotherhood which he called bad because it was "taking over the traditions and institutions of the country(Egypt)."

So if Tony Blair is understood: all differences with human rights violators Russia and China should be set aside to concentrate on radicalized Islam. Wow! Tony Blair apparently fails to grasp that regimes like Russia and China give rise to radical extremist reactionary groups. So the notion to cooperate with the sparks of radicalism in order to check a seemingly inevitable effect of authoritarianism and corruption is preposterous. Blair's view has to be incorrect. An effective amended view would be Worldwide cooperation against terrorism to ensure that sectarian conflicts do not transcend their confined borders.

Radical Islam is on the rise because of historical corruption and sectarian biases by governments of inflicting nation states that have failed to provide adequate means of recourse to grieving sects. When conflicts arise, Western nations could respond when the scope of such conflicts threaten or adversely effect vital strategic interests.