Friday, June 20, 2014

Qutbism at the Root of Al Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban

By Aftab Ahmad, New Age Islam

19 June 2024
Sayyid Qutb
 Not only the Islamic countries, but the whole world is grappling with the menace of Islamic extremism and its outbreak in the form of terrorism. Salafi-Wahhabi-Takfiri ideology and the mission of establishing Islamic caliphate in Muslim majority countries and demand for implementation of Shariah laws in countries where Muslims form only three per cent of population has been behind these outbursts of extremist and terrorist activities in Muslim majority countries. The education system in these countries is dominated by Islamic religious education. In countries like India and Bangladesh where the education system is secular, a parallel system of education runs where Muslims have madrasa education too. The sectarian education there gives birth to Takfiri ideology under which Muslims brand the members of other sects Kafirs and worthy to be beheaded.

The ongoing operation against TTP in Pakistan by the Pak army and the advance of ISIL, a breakaway terrorist organisation of Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria that aims at establishing an Islamic caliphate where Christians and other minorities will be summarily killed if they do not pay Jizya (that is what has happened in one of the territories occupied by it) puts forward one question: Is there something wrong with the Islamic education system? If not, why not only a section but the whole Islamic world and the societies where Muslims live have been suffering from the menace of religious extremism and terrorism?

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