While one would think that the world should be turning more into secularism as a result of the “Global Village” and the borderless virtual one universe, it turns out it is much easier to accept and tolerate the virtual other than it is to do so in real life.
As a result, we’re seeing extremism spread in the world at all levels of society. From a sharp rise in religious schools and institutions, especially Muslim in traditionally Christian countries, to a blatant expression of religious affiliation through the hijab in schools controversy in Europe for instance. Fundamentalists are certainly expanding their territory and strengthening their stance, while the real peacemakers are practicing their tolerance unbeknownst to them that they are being used as tools to bring change only to be pushed aside at the end. At the ripe moment, extremists rally the troops under one banner and swiftly take over
The Muslim effect can be felt from Bangkok to Paris and Muslim extremism poses a threat from China to Switzerland. Militant Islam’s terror can be seen in the Philippines as in Somalia, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Buenos Aires and Pakistan. No part of the world is safe from terrorism such as alQaeda’s and its global franchise. This new world disorder is made up of individuals who feel entitled to have things as they wish them to be. What could start out as a decent cause and rightful struggle often ends up ushering in the wrong people to power and abusing the very people who should be credited for the change
In the midst of all this, the world doesn’t seem to have leadership
. The United Nations, its peacekeepers, envoys and resolutions are not taken seriously, NATO and its allies are viewed as partial and not to be trusted, the Arab League has no place or voice in a fast changing Middle East, entities such as Israel, Iran and Hezbollah act as bullies and no one seems able to stop them. Syria is bleeding with no clear solution in sight because no one owns its revolution. Every Arab nation is on the brink of explosion, whether the west is involved or not. All the while Egypt and Tunisia are living examples of what an Islamist rule means.
Everyone should drop their petty problem and deal with the real threat. Because, if this is not a scary disorder, I don’t know what is!