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Muslim Extremists In Society, Weapons of Mass Destruction, How Media Influences Dictate Social Behaviour

Updated on May 24, 2012

Media Influence: Used As Weapons Of Mass Destruction!

Muslims are the cause of everything bad in the world. Whether you are Al-qaeda, Muslim Shia, an Islamic Muslim, and Muslim jihad – you are all Muslim extremists! You are indoctrinated and brainwashed. The way to resolve issues is with weapons of mass destruction!

Well, this seems to be the view of the rest of the world, doesn’t it? Muslim indoctrination stems deeper than that! And I can tell you that it isn’t just a humble ordinary Muslim that is brainwashed… It is the humble ordinary guy living in the western world.

You see, weapons of mass destruction isn’t just machinery. Human life is destroyed by mind control. It is techniques of mind control that are weapons of mass destruction.

Views may clash leading to perceptions associated with Muslim extremists. However, what all us 'ordinary' folk do have in common, whether Muslim, British or American, is how propaganda by media influences have a powerful role in our lives.

The media, governments and people in positions of power - whether from within our workplace or from parliament - hugely influence our views.


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Media Influences People By Whipping Up A Frenzied Response

Just look back in history for an example. The German people in the Second World War were brainwashed by their government. They found themselves behaving in outrageous ways that led to the suffering of a their society, the Jews!

Media influences, as exampled by the jyllands-posten situation, can act as a catalyst for further indoctrination. This led to mass hysteria and blood shed. Please click here for more information.

My purpose here, is to highlight how media influence can cause damage and act as weapons of mass destruction by manipulating ordinary people. Whipping up a frenzied response, is about emotion and not logic.

I am using an example from personal experience and hope that this might teach tolerance, respect and acceptance of diversity.


Jyllands-Posten Cartoon Contraversy

The Egyptian Muslim Policeman

I went on holiday to Egypt. Police with guns outside the hotel were standing there for our protection. The Egyptian Government were on high alert after the bombings in Sharm El Sheikh. I like to talk to people from different backgrounds. I have an enquiring mind and understand that we all live in our own reality. Life from the perspectives of all individuals differs. Hearing their ‘truth’ gives me a greater understanding of diversity. This new understanding makes me more accepting, less opinionated and not so judgmental on people’s situations. I always hope that this may too influence others to be more tolerant.

I approached the Policemen with a smile and greeted him. My eyes were drawn to his belt. There in a holder was a gun. This isn’t what us British are used to, so it felt a little uncomfortable.

They said that they liked the British. However, they had no respect for the Russians and…"We HATE Denmark!" I felt a little shocked by this statement. Hate is a very strong word, but who was I to judge? He stood stern. His eyes were fixated; looking into nowhere, head high.

You may have remembered the controversy over those cartoon drawings

about Mohammed being up in the clouds with Jesus and God. This was highlighted in the Egyptian newspapers creating shockwaves of emotion all over the world. Whether you were pro or anti in the view of this cartoon is not important here. The effect it had on the world drummed up all types of emotions. They, like many people, believed in what they read. Their media had thrashed up a frenzied emotional response, instigated; it has been suggested, by al-qaeda.

The Muslim people were led to believe that the Danes were deliberately being disrespectful to their belief system after the Newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, printed said cartoons. Their response led to offending Countries Embassy’s being burned and the condemnation of a nation of people. These were the Danes and those that were deemed to be siding with them. Those who have a negative perception of Muslims tarnished them as extremist and illogical. The opinion was formulated on what the media of the western world had portrayed. The Muslim people were being manipulated and, as a collective, so was Western civilisation. It appeared that people in positions of power used everybody as weapons of mass destruction. This included al-qaeda, the media and world powers.

 

Muslim Extremist? No, Just Human, Like You And I!

Egyptian Muslim Police
Egyptian Muslim Police

The media who took a joke too far...

"Who actually published this cartoon?" I asked.  He listed... editor, journalist..etc.  I asked him “How many people had instigated this emotion?”  He came up with 9 individuals.  I highlighted, how little that was out of a population.  Suddenly he realised.  It wasn’t about condemning a population but just a few.  The irresponsibility of the media who took a joke too far was disrespectful.  The logic of condemning a whole society for the sake of a few didn’t seem common sense to him and neither to me.

Through this short discussion, he had learned the power of the media, both Egyptian and the Western world.  He had learned not to condemn a group of people who had no responsibility to the act itself.  It didn't take much to change a view of a single person and, who knows how much he had learned spilled out to this friends and family?

                       

The points I wish to make here is that it is easy to be fixed in emotion and formulate judgments on others.  Judgment is a weapon of mass destruction – people get angry when they feel they are misunderstood.  This not only leads to condemnation but breeds hate.  Condemnation and hate is a weapon of mass destruction.  There is always a backlash to hate when hate itself is shown.  Through violence, whether verbal or physical, this is a weapon of mass destruction.  When people feel threatened they will threaten.  When people belittle and humiliate others, this is a weapon of mass destruction.  Jyllands-Posten and the world’s media reported, emphasised and manipulated frenzied emotions.  This humiliated people because it directly pokes at core belief systems.  This can be very offensive and personal. 

 

It is through respect, love and understanding that we can help change our own and other’s perspectives on life.  If we value each other’s word, religion and creed, this helps build foundations for discussion.  It is through sensible interaction and shear common sense that we can achieve one-world and change views.  By ‘walking in the shoes’ of another, we might have true insight and realise that there is never a right or wrong in anything.  Everyone has his or her own realities and beliefs.  Everyone can justify their actions, whether we find them socially unacceptable or not, they still believe in their truth.  Just because it doesn’t ring true to our truth, doesn’t mean it is wrong.  It just means it is different. 

 

We are told to fear weapons of mass destruction.  These weapons, therefore, are about attitude.  On this basis, it is us we should fear.  To eradicate weapons of mass destruction, therefore, we need to eradicate attitudes formulated from fear.

 

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I want to leave you with a message....

Weapon of Mass Destruction - Faithless

Whether long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether you're Soaraway Sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct
You coulda Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction


My dad came into my room holding his hat
I knew he was leaving,
He sat on my bed told me some facts.
Son, I have the duty, calling on me
You and your sister be brave my little soldier
And don't forget all I told ya
Your the mister of the house now remember this
And when you wake up in the morning give ya momma a kiss
Then I had to say goodbye
In the morning woke momma with a kiss on each eyelid,
Even though I'm only a kid
Certain things can't be hid
Momma grabbed me
Held me like I was made of gold
But left her inner stories untold
I said, momma it will be alright
When daddy comes home, tonight



Whether long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether you're Soaraway Sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct
You coulda Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether Halliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find the courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)


My story stops here, lets be clear.
This scenario is happening everywhere.
And you ain't going to nirvana or far-vana,
you're coming right back here to live out your karma.
With even more drama than previously, seriously.
Just how many centuries have we been
waiting for someone else to make us free?
And we refuse to see
that people overseas suffer just like we:
Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free
Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead
I don't need good people to pray and wait
For the lord to make it all straight.
There's only now, do it right.
'Cos I don't want your daddy, leaving home tonight

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    • Chuck Bluestein profile image

      Chuck Bluestein 

      6 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      In a 2012 debate Ron Paul mentioned that Muslims do not want our soldiers in their holy lands. Osama bin Laden even mentioned that. The other candidates did not want to hear what the U.S. was doing wrong. Elsewhere Ron Paul said how would you feel if there were Chinese soldiers occupying places in the U.S. That is what we are doing with Meca and another holy place for Muslims.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Sean. Mother Teresa said she would never join a fight against war, but if there was a peace campaign, she would be at the front. I advocate peace and love to all people, no matter what their nationality or creed. Love to all for a safer and joyous world.

      Blessings to you :)

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      Sean 

      7 years ago

      This is a beautifully, wonderfully written piece. Wish more people thought like, and those of us who see people as people first. Keep up the good fight.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you Shazz - It saddens me to see what us human beings are doing to ourselves.

      Thanks for reading

    • shazz01109 profile image

      shazz01109 

      8 years ago from Western Massachusetts

      It's interesting how the media can be used to propogandize by the government, as well as create their own agendas. Good hub!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      SK - We all want peace in the world and tolerance is the key. The true power forces are those that give a one way story that whips up a frenzy. They are the weapons of mass destruction and we are the porns.

      Thanks for reading!

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      SK Usman 

      8 years ago

      This is really good. I wish more people will read it so that the world could be made a better place for all. Certainly, it is a two way traffic; if only people will think or ponder on what they do and its impact on others, I guess the essence of life could be brought to the fore. Thanks.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Cagsil. I think in order to change atitudes we have to start with ourselves. Through life we need to think in terms of 'first do no harm' at an individual level. As you have said, we are all accountable to ourselves so, therefore we must start with changing this.

      Nice you took the time to read x

    • Cagsil profile image

      Cagsil 

      8 years ago from USA or America

      This hub was really interesting. Thank you.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Nell! The point is that everyone is reasonable if treated reasonably. The world is getting smaller because of technology. Now is the time to throw off the shackles of prejudice and preconceived ideas. We need to, starting from ourselves, sow the seeds of goodness through understanding. We need to set an example to others by attempting to live our lives with good intentions. Even if good intentions go pear shaped, we need to be able to say sorry when we make mistakes. If we start on an individual level, i.e. us, it can affect a society. Does that make sense?

      Thanks for reading, my friend x

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hiya, I totally agree. Twenty years ago I went to North Africa, Tangiers, and they were all Muslim. at that point in time their was'nt any hatred or suspicion, in fact they were absolutely brilliant with us. we felt safe going out in the evening and they treated us with respect, as we did them. It is the governments that should sit down together and put things right. well thought out hub. thanks Nell

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