Divide and rule has always been a successful strategy, and from the perspective of those who wish to destroy Islam and weaken Muslim-majority states, what could be better than a full-blown sectarian war between Muslims?
No wonder anti-Muslim neoconservative Douglas Murray is promoting the notion of a decades-long conflict between Muslims, in an article in the Spectator entitled, “Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East’s 30 year war.” His gleeful predictions of Armageddon are as much wishful thinking as they are an accurate reporting of Middle Eastern dynamics.
Murray has plenty of incentive to promote sectarian conflict, both to demonize and destroy Muslims, as outlined bluntly by fellow hatemonger, “Hugh Fitzgerald,” in one of his many paranoid rants:
We should welcome, and do nothing to discourage, the sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shi’a in Iraq, and recognize that the aggression and violence, and inability to compromise, that one now notices, is a result of what Islam does – for the Qur’an, the Hadith, the Sira are full of violence…
…Arabs against Kurds or Berbers or black Africans in Darfur, or Sunni Arabs against Shi’a Arabs, or Sunni Pakistanis against Shi’a Pakistanis. That’s not to be deplored. That’s to be observed, and its workings out regarded with grim satisfaction.
Grim satisfaction indeed.
In case there are any lingering doubts about his nasty agenda, Douglas Murray’s article features an image that could easily be recycled antisemitic propaganda from the Nazi era. Two apparent “Muslims” trade menacing glares, each clad in their respective stereotypical Iranian and Saudi garb. Hook-nose-to-hook-nose, each holds a weapon to the other’s throat.
Muslims poised to kill one another, and save their enemies the trouble. This is the dream of anti-Muslim bigots everywhere, now depicted in crude, brightly-colored caricature.
Could Murray’s contempt for Muslims be made any more apparent?