Posted by cool_ambo on June 29th, 2014 | 0 comments
This post is uploaded to compliment my other post titled “The Saladin Syndrome”.
The present incursions by the Shia sect of Islam proceed to validate
my first post on the Saladin Syndrome.
There is now proof of the search, nay, a struggle to determine
who in fact will wear the mantle of Saladin.
Let us not interpret this present conflict in Iraq to be regionalized
for in truth this conflict is a conflagration,
and will embroil also the rest of the Muslim world.
This is a conflict which is similar to that which engulfed the Christian world
resulting in the present day splinter of the religion into several denominations.
And this is obtained even when there is one single pontiff
who interprets and administers the the Laws of God.
How much more confusing would the problem of conserving the tenets of Islam
when there is not a single entity to lay down and interpret the Laws of Allah.
“There is no other God but Allah.
And Mohammed is His Prophet”
All Muslims adhere to this Credo,
and yet there is a wide rift when it comes to the interpretation
of what follows in the Islamic Dogma after this Credo.
One authority to sort out the rules of Islam is needed,
and such authority is personified with a sword in hand
and the proclamation of Holy War to further
enforce his authority.
Such a person was Saladin,
and every Muslim with a sword and a sworn fealty to Allah
would follow him.
Nowadays, it is OK if one does not have a sword to follow Saladin.
One only has to know how to use an AK to be OK.
One does not define the differences between Shia and Sunni because by doing so, one gets to be biased. Let us just say that getting involved in this struggle as to who will lead the Muslims would be a mistake. Any which way that this is accomplished would have cultivated enemies. Moreover, it has been so that the forces resisting any established government always have been splintered into as many groups as there are ambitions for the mantle of Saladin, making it so that any deal or negotiations attempted have already failed before the talks start. This was so in Libya, and in Syria, and in Egypt, in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan. But the upheavals in all of these parts of the world could have been easily contained had the rebels who would intend to disestablish the governments not been provided conveniently with arms, training, and money.