New Delhi : Expressing concern over growth of ISIS in the world, RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ on Saturday stressed on a coordinated approach to tackle it and said “selective abetment” as China did to Pakistan in the Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi case will not help the cause.
It said that mere high-handed military approach will not address the issue and will instead make ISIS more popular, noting that unless it is accepted that political Islam with ideology of Jihadism has emerged as a challenge to Western liberalism, a piecemeal approach to the problem will be maintained. “Mere high-handed military approach will not address the issue; on the contrary, it would make the group more popular. There is a need for coherent containment strategy to deal with the menace and the selective abetment as China did to Pakistan in the Lakhvi case will not help the cause,” the editorial in the ‘Organiser’ said on Saturday, reports PTI.
China had recently blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of LeT commander Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body as it contended that India provided insufficient information.
The RSS mouthpiece suggested that Islamic countries in West Asia who believe in democratic traditions and understand the dangers of IS menace should lead the strategy for containing Jihadi forces and the voices of Muslims victims of Jihadi terror need to be strengthened. “Unless we openly accept that political Islam with the ideology of Jihadism has emerged as a challenge to the Western liberalism, we will maintain the piecemeal approach towards the problem. “Without the coordinated approach, the Islamic State can be temporarily defeated but the idea of Caliphate will continue to perpetuate violence for hundreds of years,” “Organizer” said.
The RSS mouthpiece said it needs to be accepted that this phenomenon is a spillover of the Cold War period external interventions in West Asia by superpowers and things have become complicated for the oil-rich region, with the Soviet Union ceasing to be a superpower and the US in “withdrawal” mode.