Of course I am angry and offended.. But I also know that the “Qur’àn”, either being the Text (Book) or the Context (Doctrine), was attacked hundreds of times in many different ways throughout the past 14 centuries. And yet it remained intact without the addition or the omission of a single comma or an accent. So if we, the Muslims, really believe in the text and the doctrine it brought, we should be more than confident that Allah always keeps his promises.. For He promised, even better, HE Swore to protect it.
Moreover, it was not a casual choice that the very first Word which the Archangel Gabriel transmitted to Mohammad (mppbh) was Allah’s order for all Humanity, that word textually is “IQRA”, meaning “Read”.. A word which containing all the analytical talents of a human mind: logic, reason, intelligence, before its expressive oral gifts.
At this point it should be easy to reason and analyse the fact as it is not as “They” want it to look like. In the first place, one should legitimately ask himself: “Is it plausible that the United States’ mighty intelligence machine and its ‘Think Tanks’ do not know the difference between the Islam’s holy book, sacred and treasured by every Muslim on earth, and a common ‘Terrorist Manual’?”. At least that is how the latest “US Official Excuse”, which bluntly insulted our intelligence before slapping our faces, came public through the news agencies exactly as dispatched by a “US High Ranking Source” simply saying that “…the American prison guards didn’t know that what they were burning was what it was”!! After centuries of meticulously anatomising every letter of the “Qur’àn”, and scanning every copy in every corner of the globe by their scholars and experts, do they expect us to swallow such a mediocre excuse?
Anyhow the careful consideration exercised by the “Beneficiaries”: CIA, NSA, the other tens of civil and military agencies, the Military Industrial Lobbies and the Banks; led the Pentagon spokesperson straight into his bashful entry to the press conference room to throw-up such nauseating excuse.
The question is WHY? I am convinced that the timing and the way that issue was made public suggest one answer: “Political and Economical Interests”! I will synthesise my opinion as follows:
The Pentagon, using its own intelligence analysts together with the suggestions of a friendly Intelligence agency operating in the region; planned and obtained a green light to stage such “Psychological Offensive”, aired only few weeks after the desecrations of dead Muslims, in order to:
Ø Ignite the emotional spark of hatred in the vastest possible area of the Muslim world, in a way to suppress reason and cloud the minds of Muslims from evaluating serenely and deploy the correct reactions to the merits of the situation in hand.
Ø Aggravate the issue through massive media coverage of what apparently seem to be the US official apologies, supported by invalid excuses offending more than amending; all of which are only aiming to accelerate the heat in the streets of Afghanistan, and hopefully elsewhere, to reach an uncontrollable vast riots situation possibly resulting in western casualties.
Ø Create new difficulties for the Obama Democratic Administration which is struggling to find a safe and dignifying way out from the quick sands of Afghanistan.
Ø Impose a temporary, if not a definitive, stop to the ongoing negotiations with the Taliban leaders.
Ø Maintain the strategic hold over the fortunes of the Afghan Opium trade worth of $65bil/year, enabling the US to finance an infinity of tactical operations necessary for creating the “New Middle East”. (in that regard I refer you to my post of January 22nd 2012 entitled ‘NATO’s Drug For Food Program’).
Ø Provide a legal excuse for extending the Allies permanence in Afghanistan, with all what that would entail in terms of unlimited range of advantages for the US and its Allies in containing Iran and controlling the ex Soviet Republics Oil and Gas production zones, as well as the priceless Caspian Pipeline.
Ø Deviate the international attention from the daily criminal acts committed against unarmed Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
That is in brief how I view the entire matter. And I am convinced that as such our political and social institutions may have a better than average chance for handling the matter and dealing with the situation more united and could come out with better results, rather than simply expressing symptoms of primitive rage by organizing some street manifestations to burn some flags and shout some empty harmless slogans in the air before some TV cameras, that no matter how high they will cry them out from their burnt throats, they will soon vanish between the smoke of “NATO’s Dirty Bombs” and the tinkling of the “American Gold” fruit of the “Afghan Poppy Trade”.
Pass On The Word.