WHAT ISLAM HAS TO SAY TO THE AMERICAS
Just like then Humankind is crossing a decisive moment. Even though all the main nations of the world find themselves nowadays in a similar level of technological capability, the West persists in performing its unwelcome role of global autocrat, psychopathically threatening not even only its own survival but also also the whole world’s by having already come even to the disparaging point of summoning the dreadful specter of an imminent 3rd world war. Behold: a scenario so apocalyptical like that corresponds to nothing less than a change of era. The last time at which something of the kind occurred was 500 years ago and, just like then, the main personages in this eschatological drama are the White man, the Muslims and the Americas.
Above: Sigismund of Hungary, a Protestant king, bowing before Suleiman, the Magnificent, of Turkey, in 1556. The support of the Muslims was decisive to the success of the protestant movement, a historic fact suspiciously forgotten.
The connection Just like then, such a coincidence denounces the deep connection between, on one hand, capitalism itself and its industrial feature — as a supposedly higher stage in the natural development of the human society: the greatest pride of the Whites — and, on the other, the very colonization of the Americas, including the African slave trade in particular; that is: the major role the subjugated peoples from the 3 Americas perform in the constitution of the Western power. (Capitalism and colonialism)
(Capitalism and slavery)
The power of religion Just like then — when, besides, the Celtic slaves of the Roman Empire, by revising the religion inherited from their masters, were retaking the control of their own lives and lands once for all (episode usually known as the Protestant Reformation and the birth of the modern European countries) — now, the Latin-Americans (as the natural representatives of all the victims of the forced colonization of the Americas) has as well come to engender something not only equivalent but also quite more advanced: the Liberation Theology, an ideological revision so meaningful that it has already happened to provoke not only the greatest doctrinal change in the very history of the Western Christianity itself (as an extension of the Vatican Second Council, 1962-1965, and noting that the Christians represent 25% of the very humankind, a majorly non-white group and more concentrated in Latin-America), but also repressive reactions from the current Eurocentric empire in the recent past of Latin America (against priests, even from the highest ranks, like the famous Brazilian Catholic archbishop Don Helder Câmara, who were submitted to persecution, imprisonment, torture and murder), as well as and above all some genuine power shift even in that region of the continent (the North) where the purely European ruling minority still owns its last stronghold. (Introduction)
(Vatican Second Council)
(Don Helder Câmara)
(The non-white Evangelical power-shift in USA)
The comrad And, just like then, so considerable has such a revision proved to be that it ended up affecting even another ideology practically forgotten by the Whites too: the very Marxism itself. After an entire generation of challenging unsuccess (the Cold War) being as well forced to witness its largest significant bastion being reduced to Latin-America, and the former members of the hypocritically Catholic elite of that quarter who had in the end formed its own local leadership subjected to the same privations always experienced by the very people they had tried to save, this movement has finally prompted itself to revise its still European linguistic and to try to understand why the non-mechanistic speech of a subjugated worker like Jesus sounds not only to their own fellow citizens of today but also to those of the past (who, besides, happened to rebel against tyranny in a quite more intense and frequent way) more convincing than that of an ethnocentric positivist who, like Marx, may well have been as well no other than a bourgeois son of the very cynical empire they continue heroically combating. (The situation)
(Fidel and religion)
(European Left decline)
A world they appreciate Just like then, the decadence of the empire has become so scandalously patent that not even its greatest adulators are any longer succeeding in devising convincing rationales for the situation. The paradigmatically mechanistic relativism recurrently employed to mask obvious and growing socio-anthropological aberrations and factual disparities in endless implementations of ever-changing approaches where in summary the White always ends wealthier and the Colored poorer, for the now predominantly non-White middle-class of the supposedly globalized (Westernized) community, starts to betray not only some sort of intellectual incongruity but above all of pathologic nihilism. Much as acculturated such a globalized population may well be they do not admire either the monster or much less the doctor. They start to demand a real identity, a legitimate place, in a natural, comprehensible and fair order of things — that is: for an authentically logic and universal view of a world which they happen to appreciate indeed. Much westernized as they may well be already, they still believe in God. (The current debate)
(Karl Popper’s opinion)
(Roger Sperry’s opinion)
This page makes reference to classic opuses of the universal thought rarely or never mentioned in the 3rd World and particularly in Brazil. Published: 08/2010. Updated: 11/2010.
Above: Lula (right) and Ahmadinejad, a historic alliance between Latin America and Islam, 2010.
Unexpected commonalities Just like then, the more the empire tries to divert the public opinion from its deep-rooted inconsistency by using the Muslims in a similar way as they did with the Communists in the Cold War, the more the world has the opportunity to examine better this strange people and starts to understand that, after all, they cannot be merely reduced to some sort of ethnic group full of folkloric eccentricities which do not mean nothing in truth not even to themselves and who is on the verge of natural extinction; that, much the contrary, they seem to embody the varied remains of an enduring movement which might have already been of general interest indeed or would never have come to encompass — as they definitively have already — all the races of the globe, literally; and that, therefore, the given version of their history must be in the need of a revision as well. After all, this new Western predominantly non-White middle-class who either in the Americas or in Europe persists in claiming to be either Christian or Leftist happens to identify with the very concept of miscegenation by itself, since it somewhat reveals multiculturalism, non-racism. But not only this, they start to detect as well other unexpected commonalities which Islam shares with them simultaneously, either the Christians or the Leftists: rationalism, socialism, optimism. So much so that the empire, foreseeing and fearing the consequences of such a dangerous discovery, has already been preventing its occurrence since the Inquisition, at least. (Ronald Segal’s opinion)
The brotherhood Just like then, when the Muslims, by supporting the Protestant revolutionists, ended up exerting a big influence not only in their enormous success but also in their conceptual explorations (a very significant fact, besides, now suspiciously in complete oblivion), Liberation Theology starts to approach Islam. Even the German thinker Hans Kung, one of the greatest Christian theologians of all times, one of the major voices of the contemporary Western intelligentsia, and an adherent of such a movement, has already encouraged such a meeting, as well as the Jewish American philosopher Noam Chomsky, another essential well-meaning Western opinion of today. (History)
(Christian-Muslim interreligious dialogue)
(Hans Kung’s opinion)
(Shia comment on Kung’s pertinent book)
(Noam Chomsky’s opinion)
(Interviewed by Muslims)
(Hamid Dabashi's "Islamic Liberation Theology - resisting the empire")
(Google search: "Muslims+Liberation Theology")
The key-factor Just like then, everybody is observing Brazil. It has suddenly become a sort of moderator between the West, the Latin-American Left and Islam. At first sight, its multiculturalism seems to be the main reason for that, even when its economic racism is completely brought to light. But, after a while, what really proves to be the key-factor in this particular context is nothing less than its broad racial miscegenation — something which, in the West, cannot be witnessed anywhere else. And this has appeared to be enough to make Brazilians the legitimate spokespersons of this new predominantly non-White globalized (Westernized) middle-class scattered throughout the world the West is always trying to induce against some of its own defenseless homelands, especially if Muslim. Brazil is entering history on account of all this, but above all due to its brave commitment to Islam — and, just like then, to that same face of Islam whose legendary civilization would witness its own brutal conquerors disturbing Brazil as well only 2 years later: the Shias, the builders of Al Andalus, later Portugal and Spain (more details in
“The surprising history of islam”
Mutant nomads Just like then, Islam as well is changing again. One of the main causes of such an extraordinary event is the on-going, and scarcely mentioned, major diaspora of the peoples from the 3rd World provoked by globalization — Muslims included. The other is the very defamation they have been constantly suffering on the part of the West — what has naturally induced them to expose their views to the unaware in the clearest way possible. And the third is the unexpected kind of intimate contact with the very Western mentality thus generated — more inclined to analysis (Aristotelian) than synthesis (Platonic), like theirs. The Amman message (see the page
“The renaissance of Islam”
) is the first relevant evidence of such a change. The other is the growing number of movements like that I am trying to initiate in Brazil as well through this site. However, these reformists movements are arising more in the West — in North America and Europe. They aim to revise Islam completely, out from the fundaments — the Koran, the Muslim classic writings, and the history of Islam. And they are already succeeding in exerting a major influence over the very traditional Islam. So much so that terms such as “Islamic Reformation” or “Islamic Protestantism” have already been amply employed to designate this historic event in which, by the way, internet has been performing a significant role. If at least a half of the expectations of this movement succeed in concretizing, Islam will certainly come to affect the entire world again — so appealing its proposal anyway proves to be to any person from any background who really is idealist: religion based on reason plus socialism.
(My own personal contribution)
“The restoration of natural religion”
Together we can And this is what Islam has to say to the people of the Americas (and through them to all the non-white Westernized persons in the world): “Together, Liberation Theology + the Latin American Left + Islam, we can prevent the seemingly imminent and inevitable bursting of the 3rd World War and re-establish a new global order truly universal and non-imperialist!” Koran 5: 56: "As for those who turn (for friendship) to God, His Messenger, the (fellowship of) believers, — it is the brotherhood of God that must certainly triumph."
An apocalypse with a happy end There is a very popular eschatological tradition among the Muslims (which not even for this is regarded for all the sects of Islam as orthodoxly correct) referring to a figure called the Mahdi — the “Rightly-Guided One”. It says more or less that, with some secondary variations: After centuries of secret seclusion, the Mahdi must appear at a time of the future before the Judgment Day in order to confront the Dajjal — the “False Messiah”: a sort of Anti-Christ. But, as soon as they see each other, the Dajjal will cut the Mahdi into two pieces, neutralizing him. Then, Jesus returns to the earth, mends the Mahdi back, and jointly with him fights and kill the Dajjal, restoring at last the paradise on the earth again until the well ahead End of the World. Note that the shortest version of this tradition correspond to a verse of the very Koran which only says that: “And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment)” (43:61). That is: whether or not the Koran supports these traditions does not matter here. The question is the emphasis given by all of them without exception to the major role that Jesus shall perform in the end of history (of the readjustment of civilization to nature). For Muslims believe that Christianity has lost its original doctrine and, so, that the juncture at which all the truth in this regard will be finally recuperated still is to arrive: the Return of Jesus. Now, let us suppose that this Mahdi represents the present Islam, who still remains rather divided and subjugated in fact; and Jesus, a Latin American Christian movement like the Liberation Theology’s, which, fusing with a no longer atheistic Left, comes then to restore the Christian creed in full again, as it seems to be the case nowadays; and, so, helps Islam to reunite itself entirely once more, what seems to be already happening as well; and, jointly with it, defeats the empire — the Dajjal , of course — and establishes a completely new global order (inasmuch as really fair). If this supposition makes any sense, given that all these events seem to be really happening at the present, then the occasion on which such a revolutionary combination and further apocalyptical victory will come to happen must be very near. (Introduction)
THE OPEN WAY
The renaissance of Islam
The main point in Islam
The surprising history of Islam
A revolutionary worldview
What Islam has to do with the Americas
What Islam has to say to the Americas
Islam under attack
UPDATED: 29/09/12 - LAUNCHED: 18/04/10