I have been trying to initiate a campaign at NYU to launch education to correct the behavior of Islamic Jihadists since June 2014. In fact, this has been the main idea of all of my recent articles, HERE & HERE

 Terror of the Islamic State

 Jerusalem Post, 4/1/15.


I thought I would never write any more articles on Islamic terrorism, because these radicals don’t read anything except the verses from the Quran. However, recently I realized the prophecy of Gandhi that states we should never lose hope. This hope motivated me to write this article, “Terror of the Islamic State, which appeared in Jerusalem Post on 4/1/15.

 

This attached piece explains why Islamic terrorism is worse than the terrorism of terrorist groups like the Nazis or the Khmer Rouge and proposes two solutions to overcome this challenge. I hope this article will influence them to remove the monster from their radical minds. I feel sure that this Op-ed will contribute to creating the momentum we need to combat the threat of ISIS. This is why I invite you to read it and share it with others, HERE:


I’m Muslim and I’m Charlie

Jerusalem Post, 1/14/15


This Op-ed, which appeared in Jerusalem Post on 1/14/15, uses a personal story to motivate every Muslims to become a supporter of the French victim newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. It further explains why all good Muslims shall unite to identify their growing jihadists tumor and unleash education to eliminate such tumor.

 

I’ve been in pain since Taliban killed over 130 schoolchildren on Dec 16. My pain started accelerating since Jan 7 when terrorist killed my fellow journalists of Charlie. I’m in mourning and I’m in shock. So writing this article hasn't been easy. I was still trembling as I was writing you this Op-ed. But I can tell you one thing that this attack on Charlie will go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the French and, probably, the history of the world. That exactly what I explain in this article. I feel sure that this Op-ed will contribute to creating the momentum we need to push forward the concept of separation of church and state in the Middle East. This is why I invite you to read it and share it with others, HERE:


Taliban Terror

Jerusalem Post, 12/31/14


This Op-ed, which appeared in Jerusalem Post on 12/31/14, explains how to correct the behavior of Maulana Fazlullah, the Taliban Leader who previously ordered his men to shoot 14 year old Malala, and has become increasingly more aggressive.

 

On Dec 16th, 2014, he ordered seven members of the Taliban to enter a school in Pakistan and open fire on children; killing over 130. This crime touched me deeply - I have seen men killing men many times before—but I have never seen men killing a 5-year old children. The attack is believed to have been in retaliation for Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize.

 

I feel it vital that we draw attention to this act of violence, in order to foster the actions necessary to prevent such atrocities from occurring in the future. I feel sure that “Trial of the Taliban” will also contribute to creating the momentum we need to combat the threat of terrorism. This is why I invite you to read it and share it with others, HERE


Trial of Malala

Jerusalem Post, 10/29/14


This article , which appeared in Jerusalem Post on 10/29/14 explains why in 2012 the men of Swat Valley launched one of the most notorious attacks in human history: the Trial of Malala.  More than 100 years ago, Ralph Waldo Emerson said that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. When one becomes enamored with a principle, as have the Taliban, one also becomes blind to alternatives. For such, it is as though a hobgoblin or a monster has entered their imagination and blocks any new ideas and the ability to see different perspectives. We certainly witness this blindness in the Taliban today. However, we have discovered a weapon against them, and her name is Malala. In this article, I explained how to use this weapon to remove these hobgoblins from the imagination of Taliban members.

 

I realized that there was another story I would like to tell: the story of Malala and how to overcome the biggest challenges of the Indian subcontinent, including poverty and terrorism. Once Malala had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I found another story to tell: why Malala is the most powerful weapon to correct the behavior of the very people who launched a notorious attack against her.

 

Many think that Muhammad Yunus is the biggest weapon in the fight to defeat poverty. In a similar vein, I think Malala is our biggest weapon to defeat terrorism. I invite you to read it from Jerusalem Post, Here



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Rashidul Bari