Can it be controlled ?

Is any Islamic nation capable of controlling terrorism? (violent/extremeists/jihadists)

Answer #1


A spokesman for Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the killing, reports Asia Times Online. Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, described as a top Al Qaeda commander for Afghanistan operations, spoke immediately after Thursday’s attack.

“This is our first major victory against those [eg, Bhutto and President Pervez Musharraf] who have been siding with infidels [the West] in a fight against Al Qaeda and declared a war against mujahideen,” Mustafa told Asia Times Online by telephone.

Answer #2

Well I am not to sure what to say about this none sence when I dont really understand why the question was asked to begin with but the issue is with People and not God I can ssay that for sure.

I am a person who personaly believes that any one can do anything and then the bibile does say that we can do all things through Christ {phili 4:13} and so I would say yes it is possible but not likely either…any one can do anything if they set their minds to the bible says that we could even move mountians if we had the faith to do so…the mind is a very powerful thing really…so one should becareful what they set them selves to doing.

I have to ask though why the question to begin with? What was going through your head?

over all it is a choice like anything else…I hope that you find what you are looking for.

dark wolf

Answer #3

noname55alanna: Terrorism is so named because it is meant to attack the psyche of the general population. Its main purpose is to instill terror, fear, and a paralyzing effect on those that have not been physically harmed by the actual attack. It is psychological warfare with intentional maximum casualties; both physical and psychological.

Answer #4

Nope, not every nation has a terrorist problem… Vatican City - that’s one. Can you name another?

Well, I guess the word ‘problem’ needs to be clarified. There may not be terrorist attacks in certain places, but I can assure you, the terrorist network IS present there.

Answer #5

I don’t think it can be controlled. You would have to isolate yourself from the world and I don’t think that is possible today. The capitalistic countries of the world are always negotiating for new untapped commercial markets. Look at who is using terrorism as a means of defense or opposition. It is a David vs. Goliath scenario. The Islamic people in the Middle East don’t want western intervention, but it is there. They are fighting for their lives, spiritually, traditionally and physically. If you agree with them they are freedom fighters and if you don’t they are terrorists. The civilians here in the United States would be doing the same thing if our way of life was threatened. That is why we have the right to bear arms.

Answer #6

Ok, the answer to the question: of course they are.

How many Islamic nations have have a terrorist problem? Not all.

Does Spain have a terrorist problem with the basque seperatists? Yep, they do, and none of them are Islamic.

Nope, I’m not going to apologize. War = terrorism with a bigger budget…you might ponder that & pray for the tens of thousands of civilians who died in Iraq, all over some miscommunication among the US (christian) government.

Answer #7

Nice job once again - totally not answering the question asked (Is any Islamic nation capable of controlling terrorism? (violent/extremeists/jihadists) - airing comtempt for the questioner - reading things into the question that aren’t there - taking yet another opportunity to Bash Christianity (which had no part in the perfectly legitimate question) - you have made it very clear where your prejudice/hatred lies.

Can a co-founder of this site set an example of simply answering the question asked without inserting his personal bias/hatred towards the questioner or subject matter ? I would think you as “CO-FOUNDER / ADVISOR’ would at least make an attempt to be professional and above-board - some EXAMPLE !!

We didn’t paint ALL Pastors with a broad brush did we ? - I know MANY FINE Men of Christian Men of God - I am ‘dead-on’ with the points I made here - are you Big enough to apologize ??

Answer #8

The answer seems to be more about the current state of law and order in a country, rather than its religion, I’d say. If you looked at medieval Europe or the 19th century American West, then you’d find they had serious problems controlling violence between citizens. Therefore, the fact that Pakistan (if that’s the country considered) and other Muslim countries are relatively new and relatively impoverished, makes it fairer to compare them to our nations in other times, as we’ve been able to move on since then. As people have pointed out, though, we still can’t completely protect our citizens against the evil acts of individuals. We also have to be careful not to provoke hatred by our unthinking arrogance - maybe I’m arrogant in describing these countries as ‘behind’ our own.

Answer #9

The problem with terrorism is that it only takes one person. How do you find the one person that is going to commit an act of terrorism?

Answer #10

It would seem that NO nation of ANY KIND is capable of controlling terrorism. Since it still exists all over the world. What was your point?

Answer #11

Nope, not every nation has a terrorist problem…:) Vatican City - that’s one. Can you name another? :)

Answer #12

Can the Christians control their pastors from hiring male prostitutes, doing drugs, or stealing from the church?


It goes both ways, amblessed…try finding a single religion without extremists. It’s impossible.

One interesting thing, doubtless you’re aware, is that there are a high number of muslim countries where they live in extreme poverty. And, from reading my history, it’s always those who have the least to lose that are willing to do extremist actions.

If the socio economic situation changed…well, would you go bomb somebody instead of punting on FunAdvice whilst drinking a coke? Nope, and neither would anybody else.

Last, if you’re referring to the tragic assassination in Pakistan…she was warned and possibly could have taken more precautions. It’s tragic, and I hope the masterminds get caught & punished.

Answer #13

No nation is able to control terrorism. Islamic, Christian or otherwise. Take the US for example, were they able to control terrorism? Apparently not. But they are able to inflict similar acts of illegal indiscriminate destruction on innocent civilians, they ‘think’ are responsible, and put it under another label. It is extremely difficult to control individual acts of terrorism…especially when those terrorists can also be citizens in your OWN country.

Answer #14

* Nope, not every nation has a terrorist problem… Vatican City - that’s one. Can you name another?

Well with a population of less that 1000 I’m sure they would weed out the bad apples before we found out. . . .

Answer #15

Acts of terrorism focus specifically on targeting the civilian population, not the military or industrial aspects of a tyrannical régime – as is properly the case in a just war. However, it may be impossible for any nation to guarantee security from all terrorist activity, especially when those terrorists do not have any regard for their own lives.

Muslim terrorists take their cue from a literal interpretation of the Qur’an, which says: “Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem [of war]” (Surah 9, verse 5). An explanatory note in the respected translation by A. Yusuf Ali makes clear that this is not intended metaphorically: “The fighting may take the form of slaughter, or capture, or siege, or ambush and other stratagems.” So the rulers of Islamic nations may find it quite difficult to justify any peaceful relations with other nations (or even groups within their own borders) which some of their people view as pagan or apostate.

Of course, it is to be sadly acknowledged that history records the terrorist activity (as well as other gross sins) of many who have falsely claimed to be followers of Jesus. However, no one can legitimately insist on having our Lord’s support for any such behavior, since He, contrary to Muhammad, specifically taught: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).

Let no one think he can lie, steal, be a fornicator, an adulterer, or a murderer, and still demonstrate the love of God. Any such individual is just fooling himself, not God. After the conversion of Apostle Paul (who had, at one time, persecuted Christians himself – even sanctioning their death), he plainly stated: “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour” (Romans 13:10). May the whole world learn that lesson!

Answer #16

There are some brilliant answers above, but I have a slightly different one to offer. Soci-economic reasons serve as the basis for many terrorist activities, including political aims, and historical shame/guilt.

When dealing with an Islamic nation, we are faced with two extremes - those with a Shia outlook (Iran) and those with a Sunni outlook (Saudi Arabia expresses a form known as Wahabism).If one were to look at Iran, I believe one would not see terrorist groups functioning,as the people are under the guidance of the Ayatollahs, who literally speak for God.These people would espouse views held by the Ayatollah and the clergy , but would not seek to overthrow the Nation itself, as it is being lead by the very people who preach to them.

Now, take a look at Saudi Arabia.The Sunni tradition has no established clergy system, no Church if you will.The difference between one Imam and the next might just be a matter of which country they are supported by.In my experience, I view the Saudi Imams as being viewed as nothing more than puppets for the Saudi King as there are meant to be no Kings in Islam, only elected leaders (on this point I am unable to find the citation to back this point as I had studied it in school.I kindly ask for forgiveness).Bin Laden himself has made it his main aim to overthrow the Royal family of Saudi Arabia, viewing them as nothing more than corrupt hypocrites who wield power unjustly in the land of Mohammed.This is why terrorist cells appear more prevalent in Saudi- they have no established clergy system.An Imam may express a view they feel, be these as hate-mongering as possible as they have no hierarchy of clergy.The Government has put in measures to crack down on Imams who promote more radical interpretations of Islam, but again I point out that it is the Government who attempts to control religious expression, and not the religion itself.

And here I come to my main point.Sunni branches need to establish a system of training Imams whereby they have to have approved education,combined with training and psychological screening (as certain branches of Christianity do).Once these more sane Imams are sent out, the Islam they would preach would be of a better kind than some village Islam espoused by some ignorant Imam.The question of who would set this up and judge what is sufficient to make one an Imam is something I do not know.

I accept any mistakes on my part for this answer, it is just something I’ve been pondering for quite some time.

Answer #17

To anybody who’s confused about “why is religion being brought into it”…read the question again.

  1. the mention of Islamic nations (note, the USA where the president is sworn in over a bible has caused more deaths than any islamic nation in recent years)
  2. the mention of “jihadists” which is an Americanism of an Arabic word. Jihad = holy war.

Kind of like when the Catholics beheaded the rulers of England, they were engaged in Holy War to convert the masses from their druidic, pagan ways. This is why there are so many Christians & Catholics in Europe and the US. Because of Holy War :)

Or when the Christians conquered & destroyed the native peoples of the Americas. Holy War resulted in the predominant religion of the Americas being Christian or a close derivative.

If it confuses you WHY religion was brought into the answers, then you clearly did NOT read the question.

Just so we’re perfectly, 100% clear: taking backhanded swipes at other people & religions isn’t acceptable. In fact, it’s downright contemptible.

Speaking of Terrorism though…when was the last time in the US (say, this decade) that a Christian was beaten or killed over their faith? Never :)

And, when was the last time this happened to a Muslim? Shortly after 9/11. So, if the Christians in this country can’t control their own base instincts…then, as Jesus would say, you should deal with the plank in your own eye, before you tell your neighbor about the splinter in theirs :)

And nope, I’m not a Christian. I just think if you ARE a Christian, you should take heed of those lessons that book of yours teaches, instead of ignoring them & terrorizing other people on this site.


Answer #18

Jesus once told His disciples: “the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service” (John 16:2). Obviously, God is sorely displeased when something like that happens. It was never God’s will that the church should kill heretics or infidels. Any time a religion seeks to advance itself by murdering its opponents, then that religion is no longer a source of a solution for humanity’s ills. Instead, that religion has really become a part of the problem itself.

On the other hand, those who profess no faith have no better record. In his article, “Is Religion to Blame?” Steven W. Cornell makes the following comment: “Guinness demonstrates that, ‘The worst modern atrocities were perpetrated by secularist régimes, led by secularist intellectuals, and in the name of secularist beliefs.’ Those who believe that more wars have been waged and more people killed in the name of religion than by any other institutional force in human history are factually wrong. And Guinness is rightly concerned that the ‘lazy repetition’ of this myth, ‘seriously distorts public debate and endangers democratic freedom.’ Contrary to widespread opinion, he notes that, ‘September 11 was a break with the worst twentieth-century massacres because the atrocity was done in the name of Allah.’”

The Apostle Paul taught: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). This means that true believers are to treat all men fairly and with respect – even those who are not in the church. If everyone would take such Biblical directives seriously, then genuine peace and harmony could be possible.

Answer #19

Truly, what is terrorism? Just a person or group of people who commit a crime(s) towards another person or group of people. Why is it that there’s a different name from just calling it a crime? From my dictionary terrorism is “ violence or the threat of violence, especially bombing, kidnapping, and assassination, carried out often for political purposes.” People are committing violence everyday whether it’s a bombing, kidnapping, or assassination but its not always called terrorism. People are calling in with bomb threats to other places and only once in a while is it called terrorism. Whether terrorism happens from one country to another, one group to another or one person to another ( whether their from the same country or from different ones ) it doesn’t make a difference. Governments can’t stop every single crime that may happen but they can, however, take steps in which to help prevent some crime from happening; The same goes for terrorism. If people or a person decide they want to act the government isn’t going to be able to stop everyone just like they can’t stop everyone within their own territories from shooting their neighbors, just because they wanted to or just because they felt like it.

The Islamic nation could always improve its ability to stop terrorism but the same goes for all countries. Sadly we live in a time where theirs violence all around and the most countries have been able to do is try to prevent a majority of terrorism or violence from happening within, on, and around their borders. Christians, Islam’s, Jews, Hindu’s, Buddhist’s, Chinese, Muslims, American’s, Europeans, Russians, Indians, the list goes on and on. It’s not always a matter of religion or of government it’s the people themselves either as a group or one or two alone. It’s due to disagreements within each person’s religion or government or their own beliefs that is the bases for terrorism or violence. A person could just decide that a person who had had an argument with them the day before should die, and the very next day bomb a whole building of people just because the person that they didn’t like was in the same building; killing innocent people all due to an argument.

We all live on Earth were there’s violence and the most that can be done is to try to prevent it from happening. All governments could improve their ability to prevent terrorism but no matter what precautions are used there will be those who get around and are able to inflict violence.


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