Islam and Techniques of Imperial Mobilization

The religion of Islam since its inception had been hijacked into an absolutist system for the exercise of imperial power by Muslim rulers. Anyone on the throne or the pulpit could interpret the verses of the Holy Qur'an any which way they liked, simply by making recourse to outside narratives written by their own favored scribes. By thus fixing the values of the Indeterminates in the Holy Qur'an to suit narrow self-interests, it was easy to hijack Islam to motivate the public to accept Muslim empires in the name of Islam. Fanning the flames of gratuitous interpretations by overzealous scholars, and fixing these Indeterminates throughout the ages with partisan and imperial narratives, reinforced different socialized interpretations among the masses of the same common text of the Holy Qur'an. It made divide et impera (divide and rule) in every generation even simpler. Not just for outside invaders, but for Muslim rulers themselves who reigned in dynastic empires for centuries at end. Social Darwinians, despots and democratic ones alike, don't rule by themselves or in vacuum. They always have a willing and compliant public behind them. And hijacked Islam has furnished as fertile a ground for invoking divine privileges upon the public mind as Christianity.
How is one to prevent the hijacking of the Holy Qur'an from a self-serving understanding for oneself due to the inevitable socialization and perception biases, before one can even begin to interdict the pious pulpits and superpower think-tanks hijacking Islam for imperial mobilization?
Hegemony, they say, is as old as mankind. As Aldous Huxley and Zbigniew Brzezinski both fleshed out in their respective dystopic visions of society Plato's ageless dilemma of power always perversely controlling the public mind if it can get away with it, getting mankind to love its own servitude has been the goal of every ruling class from time immemorial. Can it be effectively resisted by the public? Or, is mankind doomed to the perpetual battle of Darwinian primacy until the Last Days?
The book whose free Internet Edition cover appears below, Hijacking The Holy Qur'an And Its Religion Islam – Muslims and Imperial Mobilization, 2015 Revised Second Edition, abbreviated to Hijacking Holy Qur'an And Islam, scrutinizes that question from a unique angle – the intersection of religion of Islam and political science. This book is a macro case study in social engineering, of why is the Holy Qur'an and its singular religion named Islam, so easy to misinterpret for self-interests, and consequently so easy to hijack for “imperial mobilization”. This book is not about faith, or on proselytizing Islam, but about understanding the mechanics of ruling power, and how it makes the public mind today to achieve global primacy using “Islam” as the bogeyman.
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