Why Isn’t The War On Terror Ending?

Because the war is not an Earthly one like the two World Wars but a Cosmic one…A Cosmic war is a religious war, it is a battle between good and evil…According to Reza Aslan, the author of How To Win A Cosmic War, the war America is currently fighting “is like a ritual drama in which participants act out on Earth a battle they believe is actually taking place in the heavens.” Normal Earthly wars are fought with conventional weapons whilst Cosmic wars are fought with jihads and forcible conversions…In such wars, there is no compromise, negotiation, settlement or surrender…

The jihadists want Muslims to believe that the world is locked in a heavenly contest between the forces of good (themselves/Muslims) and evil (Americans)…The enemy for them is not America per se but Satan…The battle is a contest not between armies like in Earthly wars but between angelic and demonic forces…This spin is nothing but a marketing ploy to recruit dissatisfied people by turning ordinary Earthly murders into holy soldiers…

America has fallen into the same trap as the Islamic fundamentalists…Infact, they are no better than the jihadists…They too are fighting a Cosmic war because they too have adopted the rhetoric of jihadism by equating the war as a battle between good (themselves/Christians) and evil (jihadists)…This is evident from what George Bush has said time and again (“We are in a conflict between good and evil, and America will call evil by its name.” and “Axis of evil”)…The absolutism in the ultimatum “You’re either with us or against us” is eerily similar to what Islamic fanatics believe in…

As I see it there’s no hope for the war on terror ending because this battle of religious fundamentalism, identity and rhetoric is an eternal one…I don’t know what the answer is but political leaders have to rethink their strategies if they really want it to end…

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