By Abid Ullah Jan
The 1st e-book that systematically deconstructs the myths concerning the Taliban, the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults, the 'legitimacy' of the struggle of aggression on Afghnaistan and Al-Qaeda.
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After commencement of the 21st century crusades in Afghanistan,94 a wholehearted disavowal of the old Christendom— and all forms of coercive and imperialistic Christianity—is nowhere seen in the conversations, statements or plans of the leaders of the religious front. The religious front’s political adventures and support of barbarism, as we witness in Afghanistan and Iraq, pave the way for mainstreaming the modern day crusades and plans for effectively dealing with Islam, which Philip Jenkins describes in his book.
Apparently, revenge was the motive for the war, but the planning and real motives were far deeper. Although many Americans felt an emotional desire for revenge, the following three principal reasons for war cannot be described in these terms. The first reason was decimating the Taliban for their dream of establishing what they called a pure Islamic Emirate. A later part of this book describes this aspect in detail. The second reason was that of imperial credibility. The United States is an empire of a different kind from the Roman or the British, but still one that holds sway over much of the world through a combination of economic and military domination.
However, the reticence with which it registered Bush’s victory smells of something fishy. Those who closely follow the details can remember how the Vatican welcomed with a sense of relief the news of Bush’s presidential election victory in 2000. In 2004, the paper’s going beyond its official duty of neutrality is surprising for many because it seems like a deliberate attempt at hiding something. However, hiding has become a difficult job in the 21st century. In the June 4, 2004 edition of the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, the Vatican journalist, Luigi Accattoli, who most faithfully reports the views from the pontifical palazzo, wrote that the Pope had already decided: he preferred the evangelical Bush to the Catholic Kerry.
Afghanistan : the genesis of the final crusade by Abid Ullah Jan