As I take my seat and sit before my computer to attempt to write this article and find answer to this question, my heart and prayers go out to the People of Great Britain, more so to the immediate family members and the surviving relatives of those who lost their lives on July 7, 2005, while traveling from home to work on the trains and bus that were cowardly and senselessly bombed at the nefarious hands of heartless terrorists. To these uncivilized and primitive people, I can hear the free world saying, shame on you and your supporters for being so inhumane, wicked, heartless, senseless, and barbaric.
I certainly can imagine while the lovers of peace, freedom, security and stability of the free world are denouncing and declaring the unprovoked and uncivilized attack on London as being nefarious, senseless, barbaric and uncalled for, certainly, I can also imagine and humanly share the robust feelings and certainly the traumatic reactions of the people of America, Spain and Russia who painfully and tragically lost their immediate relatives on September 11, 2001, and later thereafter. What a painful and senseless destruction of lives and properties! My God, how can these ill-reputed and freedom-illiterate people, just in a flash of a second caused so much destruction of lives and properties?
To those Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mid-easterners, as well as any other nationality of people and their surviving family members and their closed relatives who saw their families and immediate relatives end their precious lives at the hands of terrorists on the dreadful Sept 11, 2001,a day in the U.S., and later in Spain and in Russia, that faithful and celebrated day particularly in Russia, when kids and their loving parents, teachers, well wishers, and school administrators were joyously returning from vacation and back to school, days, that witnessed the horrific destruction of lives and properties at the hands of barbaric and self-enslaved thinkers of the world of terrorism, to you, I say I know that as you reflect on July 7, 2005, similar destruction of lives and properties in London by terrorists, your traumatic hurts and wounds have started to resurface and reoccur. Prayerfully and sincerely I say I share your pains and your trauma.
To you the people of free thoughts, free society, and the free world, certainly, I have no reservation to say that I know and that I can imagine, that your traumatic pains and robust feelings of lost of lives and properties have started to reoccur and resurface. Certainly, your painful thoughts and traumatic injuries are shared by me, as you start to re-struggle to reflect and re-associate the senseless taking of lives and properties in London with that of yours on Sept 11, 2001, in the U.S. and later in Spain and Russia. Let me admonish you and your surviving relatives to take heart and courage on these hurtful and unimaginable days. As you take courage and attempt to stand firm in the face of terrorism, please remember, that the world of evil can never overcome the world of freedom and good!
Equally so, I can also imagine and I am definitively hearing the people of the free world saying, who is responsible for this? How can we bring them to justice for these terrible and horrific acts? Surely, this is the world of terrorism v. the world of freedom. In fact, what is terrorism? What is terrorism about? What terrorism is not about, and what does the free world need to do better to protect more lives and properties?
What Is Terrorism ?
Terrorism - is a neo-cultural and neo-traditional way of life of a morally bankrupt and depraved world that consists of morally bankrupt and depraved people. Thus, terrorists are subjects and agents of a morally corrupt and virtually freedom-illiterate world. This is a barbaric world of enslavement and highly enslaved thinkers. A world of terrorists and their financial supporters, who basically lack the freedom of choice, freedom to work for and self-owned property and the freedom to dare say who their next leaders should be. Sadly the ground rule of this game is, wear yourselves down in bombs and other dangerous explosives and kill yourselves, and as many as you can, and you will wear the crown of saints in the world to come.
Practically, terrorism is a neo- culturally entrenched and neo-religious revolution that desperately seeks to remake the free world and its free people into its image, values and likeness. Thus, terrorism seeks to convert the free world and its people into its neo-traditional culture and thinking. To simply put it, terrorism is desperately about the command and control. The more and more the leaders of the world of terrorism rob their people of the freedom to choose, to accept and reject, the more they make sure to fill this freedom generated gap by consistently financing their people and teaching them to kill themselves and others.
What is Terrorism About?
Terrorism - is about the citizens of the free world are sinners, and subjects of the world of terrorism are saints.
Terrorism - is about citizens of the world of terrorism are holy and pure, and the citizens of the free world are sinful and depraved.
Terrorism - is about a neo-cultural and neo-revolutionary movement that intents to overtake the free world and its people, by creating in us the fear of insecurity and self-preservation.
Terrorism - is about spreading the fear of self-confinement and dictatorship and nothing about democracy.
Terrorism - is about using death and destruction to command and control the free world and its people.
Terrorism - is about using death and destruction to command recognition and respect from the free world.
Terrorism - is about real people, waging real battle of evil against real people.
What Terrorism is not About?
Terrorism - is not about making intellectual and interlocutory statements, that life consists of so many dangers, and that terrorism, is just one of those dangers that humanity needs to learn to live with.
Terrorism - is not about a conventional world waging a conventional battle to achieve a conventional result.
Terrorism - is not about making intellectual and philosophical statements about the danger and threats that terrorism poses to real life and property.
Terrorism - is not about chasing after conventional criminals to have them to face conventional justice.
Terrorism - is not about whether terrorists will attack the free world today, tomorrow or in the year to come. Certainly, terrorism is about a chance.
Terrorism - is not only about poor nations that consist of poor structures or systems.
Terrorism - is not about a selected group of extremists being financed by a selected group of people. Certainly, terrorism is about the world of dictatorship and evil.
Terrorism - is about a real world of terrorists consisting of real people without a real border.
What does the Free World need to do better to protect - More lives and Properties?
The Free World - needs to wake-up and distinguish between what constitutes civil liberties and terroristic incitement.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and distinguish between sermonic messages of salvation and messages of death and destruction.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and distinguish between speeches protected by law and speeches intended to propel death and destruction.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and prohibit the use of any electrical device on any moving civilian flight.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and prohibit the use of any electrical device on any moving civilian train or bus.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and immediately initiate and institute security check of all travelers prior to boarding any train or bus.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and immediately initiate and institute security check at each bus and train station.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and immediately initiate and institute security check at each major commercial center or store.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and immediately initiate and institute security check at each major medical center.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and immediately initiate and institute security check at all schools.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and immediately initiate and institute security check at each sporting center.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and know that terrorists will always target and attack less-security concentrated and less-security concerned targets.
The Free world - needs to wake-up and appreciate that the world of terrorism has real people with real origin.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and appreciate that terrorism is always about circulated chance and circulated targets.
The Free World – needs to wake-up, transport and construct democracy in the world of terrorism.
The Free World – needs to wake-up and work more actively for good governance and the life of democracy in the world of terrorism.
The Free World – needs to wake-up and take better governance and accountability to the world of terroris
The Free World – needs to wake-up and work more actively to sustain democracy and the rule of law even-handedly around the world.
The Free World – needs to wake-up and work more actively to sustain the freedom of choice even-handedly around the wor
The Free World – needs to wake-up and ensure to bring to justice warlords and war criminals even-handedly around the world.
The Free World – needs to wake-up and work more closely and actively with pro-democracy institutions to build democracy and accountability around the world.
The Free World - needs to wake-up and appreciate that our most trusted friend could be our trusted enemy.
As I conclude this article , I certainly do understand and surely appreciate that the issue of civil liberty will certainly be bitterly raised and contested when it comes to attempting to considering and implementing any of the foregoing thoughts and recommendations. But, which is better, protecting the civil liberty of the of living or protecting the civil liberty of dead? I think that the free world deserves better than this.
About the Author
Counselor Frederick A.B. Jayweh holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA degree in Biblical Studies) from African Bible College, Bachelor of Laws, (LL.B degree in general law)from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, and Master of Laws (LL.M degree in American And Comparative Law) from the University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado. Also, Counselor Jayweh is a member of the Grand Bassa County and the Supreme Courts Bars, Republic of Liberia, a registered member of the Liberian National Bar Association, and former Executive Director of the Civil Rights Association of Liberian Lawyers, Inc. Presently, Counselor Jayweh lives in Denver, Colorado and can be reached at: 303-884-2652 or firstname.lastname@example.org