Islam: Why is the Holy Qur'an so easy to hijack? Part-VI Endnotes

Endnotes are from Chapter One 2015 Second Edition (PDF)
Part-I
[1] pg 42 cleansed heart, see Zahir Ebrahim, Islam and Knowledge vs. Socialization, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/07/islam-and-knowledge-vs-socialization.html
[2] pg 43 Bernard Lewis, The Crisis of Islam – Holy War and Unholy Terror, 2003
[3] pgs 43-44 Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, 1996
[5] pgs 43 Zbigniew Brzezinski, “giving to the USSR its Vietnam War”, interview to French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, January 1998, http://globalresearch.ca/articles/BRZ110A.html
[6] pgs 44-45 Zbigniew Brzezinski, “War on Terror” as a “self-fulfilling prophecy”: 'To argue that America is already at war in the region with a wider Islamic threat, of which Iran is the epicenter, is to promote a self-fulfilling prophecy.', Testimony before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 1, 2007, ( http://tinyurl.com/SFRC-Brzezinski-Testimony-2007 ) https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/cacheof-us-sfrc-brzezinskitestimony070201.pdf
[7] pgs 43-47 Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1997
[8] pgs 43-47 Militant Islam vs Moderate Islam Hegelian Dialectic, see Zahir Ebrahim, The Mighty Wurlitzer, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/05/note-on-mighty-wurlitzer.html
[9] pgs 43-47 Zahir Ebrahim, Response to the Fatwa on Terrorism in the Service of Empire, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/03/resp-terror-fatwa-in-service-of-empire.html
[10] pgs 43-47 Zahir Ebrahim, Islam vs. Secular Humanism and World Government, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/07/islam-vs-secular-humanism.html
[11] pgs 43-47 Zahir Ebrahim, Case Study in Mantra Creation, The Mighty Wurlitzer, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/05/note-on-mighty-wurlitzer.html#Case-Study-Mantra-Creation
[12] pg 45 Anon, Memoirs Of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy To The Middle East, Historical Fiction, Political treatise like Machiavelli's The Prince, Part Six: ( http://tinyurl.com/Excerpt-Hempher-British-Spy ) https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/excerpt-from-part-six-of-memoirs-of-mr-hempher-the-british-spy-to-the-middle-east.pdf
[13] pg 45 Edward Mandell House, Philip Dru Administrator : a Story of Tomorrow 1920 – 1935, Historical Fiction, Political treatise like Machiavelli's The Prince, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6711/6711-h/6711-h.htm
[14] pgs 45-46 Zahir Ebrahim, Editor, Three Political Dialogs To Screw Your Enemy: Protocols of the Elders of Zion, The Prince, The Art of War, ( http://tinyurl.com/Three-Political-Dialogs ) https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/cacheof-three-political-dialogs-to-screw-your-enemy-via-gutenberg-and-aztlan.pdf
[15] pg 46 Zahir Ebrahim, Egypt and Tunisia – The 'arc of crisis' being radicalized! http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-tunisia-arc-of-crisis-radicalized.html
[16] pg 46 Zahir Ebrahim, Unlayering the Middle East War Agenda: Making Sense of Absurdities, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/unlayering-middle-east-war-agenda.html
[17] pg 46 Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Arc of Crisis”, Iran: The Crescent of Crisis, Time Magazine, Monday, January 15, 1979, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,919995,00.html
[18] pg 46 One world government, see Richard N. Gardner, The Hard Road To World Order, The Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs, April 1974 issue, pages 558-559
[19] pg 47 Zahir Ebrahim, Of Ostriches and Rebels on The Hard Road to World Order, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/12/of-ostriches-and-rebels-zahirebrahim.html
Part-II
[20] pg 52 Imperial mobilization, see Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.”, The Grand Chessboard, 1997
[21] pg 57 James Woolsey, CNN, Thursday, April 3, 2003: Ex-CIA director: U.S. faces 'World War IV', http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/04/03/sprj.irq.woolsey.world.war/
[22] pgs 63-65 Zahir Ebrahim, Prisoners of the Cave, 2003, see Introduction for excerpt from Plato's Simile of the Cave, URL: http://prisonersofthecave.blogspot.com/2007/04/introduction.html#Myth-of-the-Cave
[23] pg 64 Abdus Salam quoting Albert Einstein, Nobel Speech, 1979, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1979/salam-speech.html
[24] pg 67 Charles Townes, 1964 Nobel physics laureate, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1964/townes-bio.html
[26] pg 67 Arthur L. Schawlow, 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1981/schawlow-autobio.html
[27] pg 67 Max Planck, 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics, cited in Critique of Western Philosophy and Social Theory By David Sprintzen, also see http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1918/
[28] pg 67 Richard P. Feynman, 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics, Surely You are Joking Mr. Feynman, also see http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/feynman-bio.html
[29] pg 68 Zahir Ebrahim, Behavior Control: Architecture of Modern Propaganda, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/05/note-on-mighty-wurlitzer.html
[30] pgs 68-70 For left-half brain over-dominance, see Zahir Ebrahim, Morality derived from the Intellect leads to Enslavement!, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/12/morality-from-intellect-is-enslavement.html
[31] pgs 69-70 Allama Iqbal, Zarbe-e-Kaleem, text from http://youtube.com/watch?v=TsuXQSJci6o
[32] pgs 63, 70 Extending footnotes [1] and [2]. The well-justified skepticism on “Sir” Dr. Allama Iqbal and his service to empire is based on his acts, despite his eloquent “revolutionary Islam” lyrics having captivated the overly simpleton Muslim imagination from the shores of the Nile to the heights of Kashgar for generations, is the consequent of the appellation “Sir”. This one tiny dangling imperial prefix to his name, like the loose dangling thread of a tightly knitted woolen sweater, when tugged, quickly unravels the entire garment. The knighthood naturally leads to taking a more scrutinizing look at this poet's role in the British empire and begs the obvious question: how was “Sir” Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal of service to the British Empire for which the white man rewarded this brown-skinned Indian Muslim revolutionary with the coveted knighthood of their empire so vast, that even the sun never dare set on all its dominions? Most Muslim intellectuals are inhibited from doing even this basic scrutiny due to the culture of hero worship that has surrounded this most sacred poet laureate. The shocking fact that “Sir” Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal accepted the imperial knighthood, instead of simply declining it with a “no thank you” in the first place, or renouncing it like his counterpart Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore did after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British imperial troops, patently identifies this poet laureate of the Muslims and of Pakistan state, as a condemnable hypocrite (in the language of the Holy Bible), a “munafiq” (in the language of the Holy Qur'an), and Übermensch, superman (in the language of Nietzsche). The creator of the brilliant Hegelian Dialectic of marde-momin against the Nietzschean superman, his Ph.D. thesis advisor in Germany himself being a direct student of Hegel, “Sir” Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal's actual acts of both commission and omission on the global imperial chessboard of his time, his sudden meteoric rise from the backwaters of a small unknown town of Sialkot to world prominence and glorification orchestrated by the British empire herself, and in whose laurels he composed great suck-up lyrics (eulogy when Queen Victoria passed away, on the occasion of coronation of King George V, on other occasions after World War I in praise of the British king, etc., and the newspaper report of the time of his allegedly having killed a prostitute in Lahore's red light district with the British rulers of India looking the other way and uncharacteristically refusing to investigate that crime of murder in their own slave colony when it was they who inflicted upon their dominions their famous penal code as the avant-garde law-givers for the rule of law to the backward natives, their la mission civilisatrice, the white man's burden, have never quite died away despite Pakistan cleansing and sanctifying his memory as the sacred father of Pakistan), all brazenly bespeak of this cherished poet-revolutionary of the Muslims being the British empire's most prized asset for divide et impera, divide and conquer, a Trojan horse carefully cultivated, groomed, and planted among the Muslims in India to create the demand for dividing the huge Indian subcontinent during the British empire's retrenchment phase from overt world domination. This subject is scrutinized in these reports:
[32a] Zahir Ebrahim, Sacred Cow: Allama Iqbal - marde-momin or superman?, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2012/12/allama-iqbal-marde-momin-or-superman.html ;
[32b] Zahir Ebrahim, The Search for Historical Truth: Partition of India and Palestine, The UK Indian Independence Act, 1947, 18th July 1947, Discovering The “Divine Destiny” of Pakistan, http://pakistan-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/p/indian-independence-act-1947.html
Indeed, “Sir” Allama Iqbal makes for a very revealing touchstone for identifying both superman hypocrites and indoctrinated useful idiots among Muslims even today. See who willfully ignores and omits the fact that “Sir” Allama Iqbal is a knight of the British empire when celebrating him as the illustrious flag-bearer of Deen-e-Shabbiri (the Religion of Islam as exponentiated by Imam Hussein ibn Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, the revered grandson of the Prophet of Islam, nick named Shabbir, and his followers in Karbala, and his immediate surviving progeny in the aftermath of Karbala, whereby all of them under the stewardship of their Imam refused to bow before the reigning empire of the time)! See Letter to Shia Muslim pontiff of Pakistan, Syed Jawad Naqvi, [32c] below, the Iran trained eloquent and passionate orator to suddenly rise to national prominence as the flag-bearer of “revolutionary Islam” under the command of the valih-e-faqih of Iran. The Pakistani pontiff celebrates the poetic dispensation of this long dead British empire's asset in almost every speech he gives, without pause for reflection that this superman poet is the knight of the same Western empire that looted India for nearly two centuries, and which eventually succeeded in militarily destroying the two dominant Muslim ruling states in Asia under the Ottomans and the Mughals respectively, taking over their territories and their treasures. The role of “Sir” Allama Iqbal in aiding and abetting the British empire is entirely drowned out by regurgitating his verses extolling the virtues of revolutionary Islam. Thus, daily misleading thousands of his young student audience, not just in his own seminary, but those who tune in to his lectures and courses over the internet, who appear to hang on to his divine words amidst boisterous sloganeering against the West with “amreeka murdabad” “israel murdabad”.
[32c] Zahir Ebrahim, The Rise of Revolutionary Islam in Pakistan – A Report on Behavior Control, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/11/rise-of-revolutionary-islam-in-pakistan.html
No one dares to challenge or interlocute this new phenomenal Shia religious motivational speaker in Pakistan who, on the one hand, is trying to elevate the wherewithal of the beleaguered Shia Muslims of Pakistan about their religion, as well as about current affairs that has pushed their backs to the wall with repeated slaughters of innocent civilians from Quetta to Parachinar, but is evidently doing so most selectively, with omissions and distortions according to his own ideological agenda of bringing “revolutionary Islam” to Pakistan under the leadership of the Iranian valih-e-faqih.
[32d] Zahir Ebrahim, Revolutionary Islam in Pakistan – Pawn of World Order, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2015/04/revolutionary-islam-pawn-of-world-order.html
George Orwell could not have been more prescient in his perceptive statement of how difficult it is to confront deceit in the age of universal deceit, “In the age of universal deceit to tell the truth is a revolutionary act.” Wherever one turns, one sees only scoundrels telling half-truths and quarter truths at best, by cunningly lying by omission, by cleverly omitting to disclose facts to their audience that are inconvenient to their narratives. It makes for the most diabolical form of propaganda warfare, and Aldous Huxley captured its impact most ably in his Preface to his fable A Brave New World: 'Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects, by lowering what Mr. Churchill calls an “iron curtain” between the masses and such facts or arguments as the local political bosses regard as undesirable, totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have done by the most eloquent denunciations, the most compelling of logical rebuttals.' (See Aldous Huxley, 1946 Preface to Brave New World, 1931, Harper, pg. 11)
[33] pg 75 The sentence “see what the Holy Qur'an means to you” is in reference to a similar statement made in the Preface of the English translation titled: The Sublime Quran, by the translator Laleh Bakhtiar, who evidently advocates that literary approach to the study of the Holy Qur'an. This approach is ubiquitous in modernity and the Western mind attuned to reading fine literature especially gravitates towards this absurd style of studying the Holy Qur'an. The model for studying the Holy Qur'an as a cipher text developed here demonstrates the egregious error of the specious method “see what the Holy Qur'an means to you”. The pithy saying in Urdu captures this situation aptly: half a doctor danger to the body, half a mullah danger to the soul!
[34] pg 101 See the Recommended Reading list in Zahir Ebrahim, The Poor-Man's Guide to Modernity, 2013 and later editions. PDF download link inhttp://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/06/poor-mans-guide-to-modernity.html ; http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/02/poor-mans-guide-to-modernity-preface.html
[35] pgs 106 and 304 Part-IV For reference to “prisoners of the cave”, see Plato's Simile of the Cave in The Republic, Machiavelli's The Prince, and Zahir Ebrahim's The Mighty Wurlitzer, to understand perception management, and how it is used for behavior control of the public from time immemorial, from antiquity to modernity. The natural human processes of both myth amplification and truth attenuation due to self-interest, as well as due to the recursive inheritance of a crippled epistemology that is further distorted by each generation before bequeathing it to the successive ones, deeply underwrites epistemology. This reality of the matter calls for the often holily sanctified narratives of history to be revisited by honest scholars and intellectuals in every age in order to acquire a clearer and more forensic understanding of the epistemology of the recorded narratives of interest to them rather than just accepting history as fact. It is perhaps due to this profound appreciation of manufactured and synthetic epistemology that George Orwell presciently penned in his dystopian fable Nineteen Eighty-four: “Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past”. The narratives of 9/11 being sanctified today as “fact” during our own lifetime precisely fall on this template. One can observe the narratives of the who and the why in its first generation of sanctification and easily perceive how the young first generation growing up in the present era is already believing these fairy tales as “religion”. For an alternative view away from this populist fairy tale of “militant Islam” attacking America on September 11, 2001, that is constantly morphing into new formidable terrors threatening to “take over the world”, see:
[35a] Zahir Ebrahim, FAQ: Prove to me that the 9/11 Narrative is a Big Lie, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/p/911-sacred-cow-of-science.html ;
[35b] Zahir Ebrahim, Sanctification of the 9/11 Narrative – Long Term Impact of Sanctification of the 9/11 Big Lie, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2014/04/sanctifying-911-narrative-vs-holocaust.html ;
[35c] Zahir Ebrahim, Masters of Dissent, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/p/dying-songbird.html ;
[35d] Zahir Ebrahim, FAQ: What is an Intellectual Negro?, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-is-intellectual-negro.html ;
[35e] Lastly, the unraveling of some of the most cunning Übermensch minds who have deceived the public trust by playing fake opposition to PAX Americana in the guise of being mankind's stewards: Songbird or Superman – You Decide!, by Zahir Ebrahim, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/09/songbird-or-superman.html
[36] pg 108 al-Wasilah extract quoted from Zahir Ebrahim, Islam and Knowledge vs. Socialization, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/07/islam-and-knowledge-vs-socialization.html
[38] pg 117 Section IV Adopting a Systematic Systems Approach, Extending footnote[5]. For How to Study the Holy Qur'an, see Murtada Mutahhari, Understanding the Uniqueness of the Qur'an, http://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/unique-quran.htm . The reality of the fact of ingrained socialization and perception bias natural to all human beings, is unfortunately not acknowledged by Allama Mutahhari in his exposition, even though this fact of socialization bias is explicitly part of the teachings of the Holy Qur'an in both its emphasis on the separation of righteous beliefs (Haquq-Allah 42:10) from righteous acts (Haquq-al-ibad 5:48), and in accepting multiculturalism as an empirical reality of existence. See Islam and Knowledge vs. Socialization (op. cit.) for the system of verses that categorically impart this understanding of pluralism in the Religion of Islam – the Religion that its Author categorically asserts in verse 5:3 is perfected and completed as a Divine Favor to man. That lack of forthright recognition of socialization into tribes and nations of birth equally extending to socialized groups and sects of birth, that reaching absolute truth may be virtually impossible for socialized man, that man will naturally gravitate towards his own tribe and nation with which he shares common bonds of culture, heritage, ethos, and shared memory, fortunately does not detract from this formidable Persian Shia Muslim scholar's sensible examination of how to study the Holy Qur'an. And despite that fact that Allama Murtada Mutahhari consequently does lend somewhat of an a priori conclusion to such study based on his own narrow socialization bias of Shia theology which is amply in evidence in his exposition. It is indeed hard to find any scholar of great caliber who fervently believes in the dogmas of his religion, whatever the religion might be, who would not be at least a bit colored by socialization and confirmation biases, and by subconscious presuppositions of a priori assertions of “truths” as axioms of faith, even as he might genuinely labor to teach others how to study his religion and letting them arrive at their own conclusions AFTER such study! This unfortunate lack of understanding up front has caused Mutahhari to pepper his exposition with Shia presuppositions, which it would have been far more objective to have demonstrated as directly falling out of the Holy Qur'an after its study rather than in a guide book that shows how to study it! Any book that endeavors to teach how to study the Holy Qur'an and then peppers it with one's own presuppositions can only command like-minded audience and not a general audience. This has indeed limited Mutahhari's penetration among the majority of Muslims who are Sunni Muslims and averse to reading any Shia scholarship regardless of merit. The most famous contemporary Sunni Muslim scholar of the Indian subcontinent and later Pakistan, the late Maulana Maudoodi, was once heard confessing that he had never read any Shia Muslim scholarship in his entire life of scholarship (source of this confession is Allama Jawad Naqvi of Lahore Pakistan in one of his speeches)!
[39] pg 118 Switching pronouns Surah Abasa 80:1-12: the most shocking example of this sorry fact of pronoun fixing for narrow self-interests is demonstrated by some translators of verses 80:1-12 of Surah Abasa. While no explicit reference to the Prophet of Islam is made in these verses, or in the entire Surah, some Sunni translators drawing upon early tafsirs dating back to the Abbasside dynastic rule, have added the word (Prophet) in parenthesis to indicate it is the Prophet of Islam who is being chastised by Allah for the mistake of turning away from the blind man: “(The Prophet) frowned and turned away” (80:1, tr. Yusufali); the un-stated motivation of the early scribes being to argue that the Prophet made mistakes and was not inerrant, and therefore anyone could succeed the Prophet of Islam as the temporal ruler of the nascent but rapidly expanding Muslim empire after the Prophet's demise. That wicked legacy has been blindly mimicked by subsequent scholars without reflection upon what the Holy Qur'an is itself stating most plainly on that subject of inerrancy! This is shocking mistreatment of the Prophet of Islam by Muslim scribes shilling for the ruling interests who had become caliphs and rulers by making recourse to verse 4:59, the Verse of Obedience, despite the most clear exposition of the Principle of Inerrancy being the co-requisite for succeeding the Prophet of Islam. To patronize the rulers, the Muslim pulpit evidently had no compunction even belittling their own noble Prophet! This unfortunate mistreatment concerning the stature of the Prophet of Islam has now become the permanent ethos of the majority Sunni sect and remains a point of major contention with the minority Shia sect. Speak of Western hectoring hegemons hijacking Islam for imperial mobilization! Pious Muslims beat that subversion to the punch by a long shot. See article: What does the Holy Qur'an say about Inerrancy of Prophet Muhammad? which explores this topic further, http://islam-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-does-quran-say-about-inerrancy.html
Part-III
[40] pg 132 See article: What does the Holy Qur'an say about the Ahlul Bayt, which summarizes the findings of this Case Study, http://islam-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/03/what-does-quran-say-about-ahlul-bayt.html
[41] pgs 134, 151 Harvard University Lecture Discusses Qur’an Translations, The Harvard Crimson, October 29, 2010, 'The Qur’an is fundamentally untranslatable, according to Bonn University Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages and Islamic Studies Stefan Wild. In a lecture sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Wild said yesterday that the sacred Islamic text cannot be perfectly replicated in another language. ... Wild’s lecture—titled “The Qur’an Today: Why Translate the Untranslatable?”—was the final installment of the three-part Fall 2010 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lectures series.' ( http://tinyurl.com/Quran-Untranslatable-Harvard ) http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/10/29/wild-quran-translate-arabic/
[42] pg 163 The statement “wasn't Qur'an alone sufficient” is in reference to Caliph Umar, the companion of the Prophet of Islam who became the second Muslim Caliph to rule Muslimdom, and under whose watch Jerusalem was conquered and his version or understanding of Islam spread to distant shores. He is recorded to have uttered the famous “Qur'an alone is sufficient for us” statement when the Prophet of Islam, during his last days of terminal illness, had supposedly asked for some ink and paper to be brought to him so that his Last Will and Testament could be written down for posterity. Myth or reality? Part-V deals with what these scribes of history have written, and not written, or watered down with half-truths, from which, while no “religion” can sensibly be derived, a forensic sense of the political climate of the time can still be inferred. Especially the context for verse 33:36 condemning the believers among the companions of the Prophet of Islam for following “clearly the wrong path”. The forensic scrutiny of historical data to update our largely hagiographic understanding of the early period of Islam after the death of its Prophet, evidently requires the same “cleansed hearted” considerations that are prerequisite for the perceptive study of the Holy Qur'an.
[43] pg 197 “Waiting for Allah” is the title of 1992 book on the Pakistani people and their psyche, by Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times,Christina Lamb, http://www.christinalamb.net/ ; see http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2014/03/waiting-for-allah-by-zahir-ebrahim.html
[44] pg 219 Ayn Rand, see novels Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, and Collection of Essays: The Virtue of Selfishness. See 1959 interview with George Wallace of CBS for review of Atlas Shrugged.
[45] pg 220, 271 The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you have others do unto you. From the Bible: Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31; Old Testament Mosaic Law. Also Socrates; Confucius; Solon; others.
[46] pg 222 arc of crisis, “Selling the Carter Doctrine”, Zbigniew Brzezinski, see Zahir Ebrahim, Viewpoint: Egypt and Tunisia – The 'arc of crisis' being radicalized!, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-tunisia-arc-of-crisis-radicalized.html ;
[46a] Zahir Ebrahim, Viewpoint: Instrumenting Kosovo in the 'arc of crisis' and the 'global zone of percolating violence', http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/03/kosovo-in-arc-of-crisis-by-zahirebrahim.html ;
[46b] Zahir Ebrahim, Unlayering the Middle East War Agenda: Making Sense of Absurdities, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/unlayering-middle-east-war-agenda.html
[48] pg 222 “Selling the Carter Doctrine”, Time Magazine, February 18, 1980, http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,921819,00.html
[49] pg 223 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Iran: The Crescent of Crisis, Time Magazine, Monday, January 15, 1979, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,919995,00.html
[51] pg 248 Extending footnote [12] Machiavellian forces, transcending the immediate, the national boundaries, and what's visible like the iceberg, which manipulate global affairs and what is made to look like “happenstance” of history, can only be seen by distancing oneself from the immediate and what's happening near to you; “With your mind as high as Mt. Fuji you can see all things clearly. And you can see all the forces that shape events; not just the things happening near to you.” Witness the hard empiricism of the theory of “revolutionary times” which wasn't just limited to the diabolical construction of the Jewish state in Palestine:
(a) Fomenting and harvesting “revolutionary times” with self-inflicted or manufactured terror is explained in the tutorial “Understanding Self-Inflicted Terror”,
http://tinyurl.com/Manufacturing-Terror ;
(b) Examine the contemporary case of fashioning "militant Islam" as the Hegelian Dialectic to seed "revolutionary times" and blaming it for 9/11,
http://tinyurl.com/Fabricating-Pirates ;
(c) Examine the creation of ISIS and its extreme barbarianism reminiscent of Biblical times to continue the "revolutionary times" in the name of fighting the constantly "mutating Islam",
http://tinyurl.com/Understanding-ISIS ;
(d) Examine how Insurgency and Counter-insurgency are used as the Hegelian Dialectic to endlessly sustain "revolutionary times" in a self-fulfilling prophecy,
http://tinyurl.com/Insurgency-Counterinsurgency ;
(e) Examine the early fomenting of "revolutionary Islam" in Pakistan as a Hegelian Dialectic,
http://tinyurl.com/revolutionary-islam-pawn
[52] pg 254 See article: What does the Holy Qur'an say about Taqlid?, which is based on this study but which also explores this topic ab initio, from first principles, by first examining the fundamental basis of the guidance system in the religion of Islam, http://islam-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-does-quran-say-about-taqlid.html
Part-IV
[53] pg 299 See Leon Festinger for cognitive dissonance.
[54] pg 299 Metanoia, Greek word for transformation, often used in Biblical literature to denote a change of heart due to repentance. Used here in the context of radical transformation of one's perspective due to the discomfort of cognitive dissonance induced by contradictions. For instance, a closely held prior false belief that is contradicted by empirically supported new evidence or understanding. To move to the new belief, or to become even more convinced of prior false belief, is the result of resolving cognitive dissonance. The stubborn irrational mind resolves it by the latter, becoming even more adamant about prior belief now known to be false. The rational self-aware mind however resolves it by abandoning the former false beliefs in the face of the new awareness. This scribe has come to the cold realization that without the onset of cognitive dissonance, no metanoia is possible in the human mind. In other words, facts and empiricism are not sufficient to induce transformation by themselves. It requires a concomitant emotional and psychological discomfort, the realm of the right-half brain, for the analysis of the left-half brain to leave its indelible mark upon the human mind and the human will. And even there, Leon Festinger predicted and proved that the human mind will gravitate towards becoming even firmer in its prior false beliefs as a means of resolving its cognitive dissonance, instead of accepting the new coherent reality. What finally induces Metanoia, the kick to the human mind to accept the hard facts of rational analysis of its own left-half logical brain, or its own troubled conscience because of it, and to have the facts of reality prevail upon the emotional and stubborn right-half brain steeped in recalcitrance, no one can really predict. Conversely, what human forces prevail upon the left-half brain to not make it accept what only the right-half brain can intuitively and spiritually perceive, no one can predict either. As examined in Part-II, the human mind is the most complex and sophisticated system in creation. It can do science and discovery and overcome the illogic of superstition with bravery, and yet also accurately perceive that which science and logic cannot comprehend nor measure. Recall from the fable of Star Trek that Captain Kirk's human mind always beat out Mr. Spock's stellar logical one in the end in every battle of reality and survival. Perhaps not the perfect metaphor, but Rabindranath Tagore's poetic allusion comes closer to capturing some of its limitations: “A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.” Which is why all Holy scriptures of world religions, especially the Holy Qur'an, and also the Holy Bible, put so much emphasis on the heart. It is not illogical to surmise that the fountainhead of metanoia, transformation, is also secreted therein. Embolden the heart and man is indomitable. Enslave the heart and man is chained for life. Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérable, the quintessential depiction of metanoia, and the story of the transformation of General Hur ibn Riyahee in the historic event of Karbala, in 680 A.D., in which the first Muslim imperial state army under the command of this general who switched sides at the last minute before his armed to the teeth military killed the besieged noble grandson of the noble Prophet of Islam, Imam Hussein ibn Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, in a barbarianism that has brought the condemnation of all who have studied that ignominious chapter of Muslim history, capture this truth most vividly.
[55] pg 300 For details on how the First Council of Nicaea canonized the four books of the New Testament and destroyed other gospels, see Muhammad 'Ata ur-Rahim, Jesus: Prophet of Islam, 1991
[56] pg 304 For reference to Simile of the Cave, see [35], op. cit.
[57] pg 305 Zahir Ebrahim, How to Return to Palestine, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/p/pamphlet-how-to-return-to-palestine.html
[61] pg 315 Surah As-Sajdah verses 32:7-9, and the statement: 'The Author therefore also Knows the “fitrat”, i.e., nature, of every man,' also see Metanoia, op. cit., and How to Study the Holy Qur'an, op. cit.
[62] pg 323 Zahir Ebrahim, Case Study in Mantra Creation, Report on the Mighty Wurlitzer - Architecture of Modern Propaganda for Psychological Warfare, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/05/note-on-mighty-wurlitzer.html#Case-Study-Mantra-Creation
[63] pg 324 “truly independent mind may exist only in philosophy”, Zahir Ebrahim, What Have I Learnt as a Student of Truth? The Art and Science of Co-option,
http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-art-and-science-of-co-option.html
[64] pg 325 Macaulay's Minute on Education Source: From Bureau of Education. Selections from Educational Records, Part I (1781-1839). Edited by H. Sharp. Calcutta: Superintendent, Government Printing, 1920. Reprint. Delhi: National Archives of India, 1965, 107-117. Source link for this text: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00generallinks/macaulay/txt_minute_education_1835.html ; cached http://pakistan-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/p/macaulay-minute-on-indian-education-2nd.html




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