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Instead of Seeking Revenge, We Must Fight ISIS By Advancing Ideologies of Human Solidarity

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"Our approach to fighting such oppression must be founded on an ethic of human solidarity that is broader than Jordan. This attack on multiple targets must be made in conjunction with the support of network intelligence gathering from Boko Haram to ..."


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 12:25 am
"At the core of these efforts is the patent truth that real security is human security, one that takes a long-range view of human welfare and addresses long-term issues of poverty and injustice and not only the short-term causes of particular violent conflicts. For millions of people, structural violence has become a fact of life; their suffering -- the banality of their pain -- is the inevitable product of the postcolonial debris with which nation states in our region continue to grapple with to this day."

Brilliant piece Carrie.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 1:45 am
A wonderful post Carrie

Carol R (11)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 7:08 am
Excellent piece Carrie, thank-you.

jan b (5)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 7:08 am
I'll base my argument on the fact that O B Ladin came from wealth not poverty and the fact all the terrorists groups are financed mainly by the wealthy. (Not that I'm against a war on poverty---not at ALL )

The early Muslims were not a tribe in the traditional sense. They were united not by blood but by belief. Therefore, when they fought members of any neighboring tribe, the struggle was not between one tribe and another but between believers and nonbelievers. These raids thus began to take on a religious dimension. JIHAD in the 7th century, burst out of Arabia...and existed in every century since and even today. . Does anyone honestly believe it will end with alQueda -Hamas--Hezbollah-Taliban-Boko Haram or ISIS or in this century because as long as this religion continues to exist and radicals able to fund it.... there will be JIHADiST.

The following ranking and revenue data was provided by Forbes ----
Islamic State (Iraq, Syria & Jordan), Annual Revenue: $2 Billion
Hamas (Gaza Strip and West Bank), Annual Revenue: $1 Billion
Hezbollah (Lebanon) Annual Revenue: $500 Million
Taliban (Afghanistan and Pakistan), Annual Revenue: $400 Million
Al Qaeda and its offshoots (Worldwide), Annual Revenue: $150 Million
Al Shabab (Somalia, Kenya, Uganda), Annual Revenue: $70 Million
Boko Haram (Nigeria, Cameroon), Annual Revenue: $25 Million


Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 8:33 am
The rich instigate the wars, the poor end up being the pawns within.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 8:36 am
Yet again, most, if not all wars can be reduced to a battle for territory, power. . .

Lona G (66)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 12:46 pm
Thank you so much, Carrie for this excellent article. A must-read for all, and from such an unexpected source: a Jordanian prince who blogs: The faces of the unvirtuous who exploit these problems for remapping power and wealth do change, but the root causes remain predictable. Hasn't the time arrived for us to revive an inter-disciplinary and eco-social framework for a world humanitarian order?"


Gillian M (11)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 3:34 pm
How on earth does one show sociopaths any human ideas? carrie hasn't learnt any so how would Muslims who are enjoying their frenzy of murdering non-Muslims and Muslims, raping women and children as well as stealing booty going to change? And, if we go back in time to Mohammed, there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell he was going to give up HIS narcassistic "religion" based about his sex perversions and banditry.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 3:54 pm
Rather than criticize (easy to do. . . ) with a fixed inflexible attitude, what are your solutions?

Carrie B (306)
Thursday February 12, 2015, 4:00 pm
Not all Muslims should be described as Penny has. That shows how intolerant and inflexible she is in her feelings and opinions. Not all Jews feel the way you do Penny, so why should all Muslims or Christians fit into one single category?

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday February 13, 2015, 4:26 am
"Inequalities that are incompatible with human dignity anywhere are politically, socially and economically destabilizing everywhere. We need to find out how people, the disenfranchised, think, and we must think with them towards long-term solutions, in good times and in bad. Good governance engages the needy -- those who see themselves as discarded by society -- so that they can live with dignity and begin to see themselves as integral to social order and stability. Regional stabilization will only be achieved in the context of recognizing security as humanitarian. That is the real war that we must struggle to win in Jordan and the world at large.#

Clearly a part of the solution but I fear it's not enough.

Diane K (134)
Saturday February 14, 2015, 9:35 am
Good article, but people have a long way to go to think sensibly. thx
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