...they give better advice. Now with hindsight being 20/20, I wanted to bring up a gem from the past. From history. Well his story to be exact. You see shortly after 9-11, Usama Bin Laden gave one official, verifiable, interview on the topic of 9-11 to Ummat, a Muslim news service. I've linked the entire interview in the title of this post. Do your progeny a favor and read it when you have time to process it. For now, take a good look at these parts:
USAMA BIN LADEN: Muslim traders and philanthropists should make it a point that if the weapon of public opinion is to be used, it is to be kept in the hand. Today's world is of public opinion and the fates of nations are determined through its pressure. Once the tools for building public opinion are obtained, everything that you asked for can be done.
UMMAT: The entire propaganda about your struggle has so far been made by the Western media. But no information is being received from your sources about the network of Al-Qa'idah and its jihadi successes. Would you comment?
USAMA BIN LADEN: In fact, the Western media is left with nothing else. It has no other theme to survive for a long time. Then we have many other things to do. The struggle for jihad and the successes are for the sake of Allah and not to annoy His bondsmen. Our silence is our real propaganda. Rejections, explanations, or corrigendum only waste your time and through them, the enemy wants you to engage in things which are not of use to you. These things are pulling you away from your cause. The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which makes us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves. Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.
Emphasis added. Well, if these definitions are true,
n.1. Intense, overpowering fear.
...then we have been using them in regards to the wrong people.
I marked "unlawful" in blue above because I view that to be an illegitimate modifier for the definition. The legality of violence upon others debatable in any situation and as a basic rule, there is no lawful reason to commit violence other than in direct defense of one's own person, family or property. Therefore there is no lawful use of force by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Oh and here is one more gem. Just to ponder in the absence of any public debate as to the inherent evil and guilt of Usama,
UMMAT: The losses caused in the attacks in New York and Washington have proved that giving an economic blow to the U.S. is not too difficult. U.S. experts admit that a few more such attacks can bring down the American economy. Why is Al-Qa'idah not targeting their economic pillars?
USAMA BIN LADEN: I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the [U.S. Government] system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom. This system is totally in the control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is clear that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid down by them. So the punishment should reach Israel. In fact, it is Israel, which is giving a blood bath to innocent Muslims and the U.S. is not uttering a single word.Here of course he is being highly anti-semitic... I never said he wasn't. All I said was that he didn't have anything to do with 9-11. I would like to qualify that his statements have lost subtext due to translation and that the "Jews" he is referring to are Zionists. Condemning a man for Antisemitism due to his being an outspoken opponent of Zionism is as ridiculous as declaring someone anti-German for opposing the Nazi Party. Make no mistake, the current Zionist Regime of Israel is indiscernible from the Third Reich in its Policies and Procedures. There is a holocaust going on right now. You should be outraged. You should be doing something to stop it. Why aren't you?