Europe, News Watch, Side Feature

Western Doubt has Serious Consequences

A rise in teenagers involved with neo-Nazi groups and far-right extremism is “incredibly alarming”, a counter-terrorism detective has said. Deputy Superintendent Gareth Rees said police could not “arrest our way out of” the issue.

“You’ve got people who are very young, very impressionable, and very vulnerable who are being drawn into a very worrying area which not only affects their own wellbeing, but also ultimately presents a threat to other people.”

Dr Lella Nouri, a leading expert on the far-right, said “uncertainty breeds extremism”. Dr Nouri, a senior lecturer in criminology at Swansea University, said the confusion and lack of information around Covid played into the hands of the far-right and was a powerful tool to push their message. (Source: BBC)

We now live in a post truth world, where the media and politicians promote postmodernist thought. The obsessive public questioning of identity and denial of obvious facts means that moral standards that used to evolve slowly in the West, now change so rapidly, that it is easy to see how young people succumb to the feeling that there is no objective truth at all. Such despair disagrees with our human nature, so will either destroy a person and force them to search for a more solid foundation for their beliefs and values. None of this is leading to happiness in the West, especially as material escapism is fast becoming beyond the reach of so many.

Compounding this deep crisis of morality and identity is the fact that Islamic thought is virtually absent from the public discourse. The colonialist elite have long feared the rise of Islam as an ideology that will unseat their colonial agents and challenge the Western hegemony of the world. Their deliberate and devious policies to defame Islam and Muslims have virtually criminalised Muslims who present Islam as an alternative way of life for humanity.

Islam is in fact the only true ideology that is rationally proven and agrees with human nature. Such questions of identity and values should rightly be referred back to Allah the Creator of all humanity.

(يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّـهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّـهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّـهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا)

“O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result” [An-Nisaa, 4:59]

Yahya Nisbet
Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir in Britain