Jihadist goal is to establish single Islamic power in Middle East

It is obvious that ending ISIS or ISIL terrorism also known as ISIL (short for Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, which is the region of the Eastern Mediterranean) is a deep concern to the world.

However, I strongly believe that Islamic terrorism should be revoked from the world’s agenda because what is going on is not terrorism, it is a religious war called Jihad. Jihad is both religious and secular. The world experienced several attacks of them and called it terrorism. However, these particular extremist religious groups are attacking non-Muslims or non-Shias. For example, the September 11th attack in US can be considered a military operation followed by the chain of military operations; twice in Spain, in England, in Scotland in France, in Norway and now they are focusing on Iraq and Syria’s, Kurdish populated areas. They can move this war elsewhere if their movement is not prevented.

Lately, a large population of the world started to forget what the religious wars meant.  Obviously, one of the Islamic successes is Iran that took place in 1979. The Islamic Revolution in Iran which initiated a new Islamic Crusade in search of world domination. Since that Iranian Regime has been brutally practicing its rules that have resulted in thousands of torture, imprisonment, execution and exile of innocent people!

Actually, Islamic extremism comes from interpretation of Islam that believes in Islamic law or Sharia which is encompassing religious political system.  Stated theories open to act harshly when needed and produce unlawful harmful groups that can spread a serious threat to peace of the world. These groups can closely be related to cycles of political mobilization and sometimes take mass protests against states.

Therefore, it is right to say that when they lose their social, religious and political influence, they tend to split off and form different groups and adopt terrorism as its preferred method of social influence (Reinares, 1998; De la Corte, 2006).

We know that ISIS and IS are the production of AL-QAIDA. Their aim is to create a “Single Islamic Power” in Middle East. I strongly believe that using the terrorist groups carries religious purpose. The global jihadist movement is inherently religious, centered on Islam. When we carefully consider some Islamic points, we see that the movement uses some of the key instruments of the religion such as Jihad, Fatwa and Sharia to make them serve their malicious political utilitarian and instrumental reasons.

If we look at the beginning of the 7th century, Muhammad personally headed Jihad to make the mostly Pagan, Jewish and Christian Peninsula Arabic Islamic and partly succeeded on.  It is clear that the history is partly repeated but the violence they use does not fit the 21st century.

As a result of Islamic extremism, Kurdish nation is constantly victimized by Arabic Muslim’s malicious, unlawful manner. Obviously, the power struggle given by Islamic war groups caused a barbaric war and genocides towards Kurdish nation! Why Kurds? For sure, there are polished Kurdish treasures called “Petrol, Gas and Water” attracting Arabs and their allies. Their goal is to control petrol, gas, water and power in Middle East. However, creating a war is their only method of approach. This strategy is both profitable for them and for arm markets. Here the goal makes double profit.

I assume that the world does not agree with the single Islamic power in Middle East. Why should Arabic Muslims be a single power while they have full of barbaric war crime references?  Actually, this question needs to be addressed to the world leaders and they should act in time to prevent malicious intention of Muslim Arabs and their allies. At this point the world needs brave decision makers. Prevention of Jihadist war towards humanity demands courageous leaders.

Finally, I would like to state that Jihadist war must be dealt with internationally. There is a collective international responsibility, exercisable by the Security Council authorizing military intervention as a last resort, in the event of genocide and other large-scale killing, ethnic cleansing and serious violations of humanitarian law. The international community also has a responsibility to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other means to protect populations from above mentioned crimes. If a State is manifestly failing to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take collective action to protect populations, in accordance with the UN Charter. Participating towards Jihadist war can stabilize peace of the world. Middle East needs peace the world needs peace.

Solin Hacador

About the Author
Solin Hacador is from capital city of Kurdistan. She specialized in international commercial law and human rights law. She is currently working as an academician and business investment adviser in Barcelona, Spain.