Probing a Destructive Ideology That Promotes Universal Terrorism

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‘Connivance by Silence’ addresses misrepresented interpretation of Islam that fuels terrorists to launch suicide attacks and other acts of terror around the world.

A social and secular evil that implanted the roots of fear deep in the hearts of the people, terrorism is one of the most atrocious reality the world is dealing with. The September 11, 2001 attacks, the suicide bombings in Pakistan, and the recurring social destructions people hear everyday through the media, are only few of the despicable acts that spur fear and horror. But, why are these things happening and what is the root of these wickedness? In his new book titled Connivance by Silence, author Arif Humayun probes and discloses one of the important root causes to these malevolence.

Providing a comprehensive explanation on these critical situations, Connivance by Silence addresses the destructive ideology that provokes terrorist attacks around the world. These seeds of hatred that culminated in the September 11, 2001 attacks were sown in Muslim societies decades ago. The Muslims’ silence inadvertently helped nurture these seeds to their deadly fruition. The Arab hijackers, who called themselves Muslims and killed innocent people in the name of Islam, have left a black mark on the second largest religion in the world. The subsequent decade of destruction that followed against the Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan shows the enormity of this monster that is fueled by misrepresented interpretations of Islam.

Moreover, Connivance by Silence also emphasizes the radicalism among Muslims in the US that has become extremely alarming. The ideology promoting criminal acts, under the guise of Islam, was thoroughly investigated in Pakistan by a government appointed high-powered commission headed by the chief justice. This commission meticulously examined the doctrines and found them to be flawed and contrary to the Qur’an, the Muslim scripture.

As Connivance by Silence identifies the sources and explains the causes of misrepresented Islamic teachings that terrorists exploit to justify violence, it provides knowledge and awareness to empower average Muslims to forcefully reject these twisted interpretations and remove the Islamic guise off the terrorists’ justifications and expose the criminals. Through this revealing book, readers will realize how these misinterpreted ideologies evolved and understand their inherent contradictions and give them the power to question the religious rationale of such flawed ideologies.

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About the Author
As a US citizen and a practicing Muslim, Arif Humayun is a student of comparative religion. Keenly interested in understanding the motivation that catalyzes radicalism among Muslims, particularly those living in the US and other democracies, he has frequently published articles condemning any form of terrorism under the guise of Islam.

He manages a global intellectual property licensing business as an employee of a large multinational corporation. His frequent and extensive global travels bring a clearer perspective to this destructive phenomenon that afflicts the world.    

Connivance by Silence * by Arif Humayun
How the Majority’s Failure to Challenge Politically Motivated [Mis]interpretation of the Qur’an Empowered Radicals to Exploit Islam and Propagate Extremism
Publication Date: October 29, 2010
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