Head of the International Center for Dialogue of Civilizations Mohammad Khatami said on Saturday that failure of the socialist and nationalist movements have led world people to embrace Islam.
The statement has attracted very little attention in the mainstream media, which is not a surprise, but is also ignored and even ridiculed by antijihadist blogs and even the usually astute commenters on Jihadwatch, save a couple, do not understand the implications of these words. Khatami had, intentionally or not, let the cat out of the bag.
Why did Kahatami pick nationalist and socialist movements as ideas replaced by islam? Why didn't he say that the failure of Christianity or Judaism lead people to Islam?
What was the purpose of nationalist and socialist movements around the world? To change the form of governement in the domicile country and beyond according to their ideological postulates. Is this the objective of Islam as well?
Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing inherently bad with the idea of changing the form of governement according to one's ideas, however the movements that seek such a goal can not be considered religious but political and if Islam seeks to subvert the present form of governememnt and replace it with an islamic one in any country it should be treated as a political movement with all strings attached.
Also, I'd like to remind those who are screaming "Christians did it in the past too" as they read this that the only fully fledged Christian theocracy in history is and was the papal state of Vatican and that medieval monarchs were not members of the clergy but simply claimed that their right and the social order of their lands was God-given, a claim that has no support whatsoever in the Christian scriptures. Jesus clearly said in John 18:36 "My kingdom is not of this world". The islamic scriptures, however, clearly deal with the place of women and non-muslims in the islamic society as well as economic and social questions. If these are applied in their totality, it would definitely make Islam something more then just a religion. And this could indeed be a blessing in disguise because if Islam identifies itself as a political movement jihadists would no longer be able to use the victimisation tactic and claim that they are being persecuted on religious grounds and thus gain sympathy among the misguided liberal leftist and globalist activists(yes, among the activists are people who are simply unaware and in the dark about many things; the liberal leftist ideologues are a lost cause and some simply evil) and make it difficult for the globalist media to portray them as noble idealists as they mostly do now.
The biggest problem is that even if Islam does come out as a political movement and not just a religion, the ruling elites of today would continue to close their eyes and stay on the course that is dooming us all. First we have to get rid of them and the worldview they are still imposing on us, the sooner the better. When the danger becomes imminent it may be too late.