In his return to writing, The Akh ponders over what Jihad means for Muslims such as himself living in Britain, the “disease” we all have and do we need to re-contextualise the struggle?
So……here I am…..I knew I would be……I took the last few months to totally switch off, I popped the blue pill, no news, no media, no twitter (what a shock!), just me, my thoughts and my people. It’s been a while since I last wrote & 2013 has so far been a year that I’d rather consign to the rubbish dump of history.
Lately I’ve begun to develop “the itch”, to get writing again as a first step….to get the head into akhtivism mode again?….. maybe.
I was determined not to see what goes on in the world around me and short of finding a deserted island (which I almost did) and cutting yourself off from the so called humane world we live in, it’s proved nigh on impossible. It’s what my Oxford professor labelled as “The Disease”, the disease being that once your eyes have been opened and conscience awakened, it’s no longer possible to switch it off……yeah ignorance is bliss, but there’s always something there, nagging at you, the moral conscience – the adherence to the unwritten laws and guiding principles we all have.
It’s the moral imperative – that when you’re presented with the cold hard facts of life – what do you choose to do with them?
To paraphrase Wilberforce, you can choose to look the other way, but you can never say that you didn’t know.
The world is getting increasingly more sad & shocking.
Take a step back and look for yourself.
While I was on my sabbatical, I and many of you would have noticed in these past recent months how corrupt life is, right here in the UK. Sure we like to point to the banana republics & the tin pot dictatorships the world over and laugh at them and give ourselves a big congratulatory pat on the backs on how high and mighty we are.
We are the beacons, the shining light that the savages of the world must inspire to.
Still believe it’s our freedoms and democracies that they hate?
Virtually every institution has been implicated and charged with stupefying levels of corruption. You thought it was limited to the the financial sector?
It’s our political classes, our religious institutions, the NHS, the BBC, the sporting world & the mega stars that you and our children idolise – they’re all guilty of cover ups or turning a blind eye because they stood to gain from the malfeasance they committed and continue to get away with by simply claiming it was a different culture “back then”…….everybody did it and if everybody is guilty that means none of us is guilty.
We live in an era that proves that any dissenting opinion or the activities of any whistle blowers will have you labelled as a terrorist and hunted down. There is no transparency and there is no accountability, these are purely words, constructs, created by those in power to give us the illusion that we actually have a say in how the world is run.
We as a country cannot be forgiven for becoming desensitised to discover that the very people in whom we put our trust to act honourably, even to protect us, are in the end only protecting themselves.
Perhaps the most indulged phrase which emerges from such wanton acts of criminality is the need for greater transparency today so that what happened in the past can’t happen now.
We, the public are left to imagine a state of greater openness but exactly what have been the changes in the people and the management of so many of these institutions to give us greater hope that things are different now?
Have people become less hateful, less racist? less bigoted? less Islamophobic? and any less selfish?
Our trigger happy government loves to put into place all kinds of legislation, yet legislation cannot transform cultures and mindsets – for that to happen all of us as individuals need to examine our actions and attitudes and judge whether we are living lives of self interest, with little accountability to anyone beyond ourselves or lives where we know that what we say or do matters, that when we try to live with some moral integrity, aware that in many ways we are all connected and maybe, just maybe something within society will shift a little for the better.
There are many people in this country who want to see us, the three million Muslim minority, not to take too much of a “militant stance”, which simply translates as an uncompromising stance. These special interest groups are absolutely against the successful regrouping or organising of any Muslims in the political sphere (termed as Islamists) who’s thinking is international (Ummah conscious) and no longer localised.
The message to all Muslims is this, give up your God given rights, give up your rights enshrined within the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights to self determination and self defence, put down the AK47 Mr. Jihadi, give up the RPG brother insurgent, give up the struggle and enter the political arena.
Maybe it’s time to give up the contractually obliged religious mentality?
To inculcate legitimacy for their nefarious schemes, they will demonise us, the vociferous and dissenting opposition, with the Islamist or terrorist tag….that’s politics….You’ll go from being a Jihadi to an Islamist in one quick swoop…..yeah we’re damned either way
Islamist is an acceptable term, Jewist isn’t, Christianist isn’t…..let me know when you work out why that is?
Did you think they would roll over and let you eat from the table?
No….we’re fed like dogs with crumbs from the masters table
Once you reach the same conclusion that I have, that signing petitions and protesting do not work, then what do you do next?
How do we reconcile our Islamic principles, of Jihad, to struggle for truth and justice within the constraints in modern day Britain?
Do we lobby? do we write? do we organise? do we teach others? do we learn? do we blog? do we blow ourselves up?
There is no nation, there is no state, there are criminal syndicates who claim to be your government and then there is you
Life isn’t going to get any easier, you just have to get stronger and I’ll assure you of one thing, if you think I’m going to change, or compromise my attitudes, my way of life or in my expression or my goals….you’re wrong.
If you read this message then you are the resistance, and you have to continue to resist, to revolt and to rise and always speak truth to power.
1 Dhul-Qi’dah, 1434
Friday 6 September 2013
Many thanks for all your messages over the last few months, they were greatly appreciated & I’ll be back on the twitter game, where you can contact me @HotterThanCurry