In Islamic lore the mujahidin were in ways similar to the the samurai of Japan, who had strict rules of honor and combat. They were the military nobility in the upper ranks of society. The warrior class was skilled in martial arts and practiced an ethical code like the concept of chivalry.
When US Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, they expected fierce resistance. But only one shot was fired at them. Having no tunnels or hidden exits, the big hideout complex was apparently designed to prevent an escape rather than a surprise attack. Instead of a mujahidin stately residence they found a dehumanizing tantrum of sorcery.
Narrator: You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone.
The Abbottabad complex, at first described as a millionaire mansion, proved to be a squalid hideaway. One of Osama bin Laden’s wives claimed she lived in the hideout for six years without leaving the upper floors of the house, a Pakistani intelligence official said. Eerily seen, bin Laden’s “support network” inside Pakistan was adept in techniques of dehumanizing individuals by keeping them in filth and sensory deprivation.
The Manchurian Candidate (1959), by Richard Condon, is a political thriller novel about the son of a prominent family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin. In Islamic tradition, mind-control and thought reform techniques are expressions of “sorcery” or coercive persuasion dedicated to the ruin of the soul. An individual’s behavior and decisions are manipulated at will by outside sources to break down psychic integrity. Shocking photographs of dirt-covered rooms and moldy walls in the litter-strewn Abbottabad complex emerged even as close allies of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, were accused of using sorcery to further his policies.
A coercive environment of squalor, preserved by a support network of domineering handlers, is known to be a standardized brainwashing method. Reports that bin Laden’s family spent “entire years” in the upper floors without a telephone painted a dismal picture of solitary confinement, psychological harassment, and inculcations of guilt. The menace of a child dying of starvation in a filthy hideaway gaol could, for example, simply brainwash a man’s morale to dye his beard black or make videotaped speeches.
Washington said that Osama bin Laden was still actively in control of al Qaeda at the time he was killed. But bin Laden’s immediate family would certainly have lived better and healthier lives in Guantanamo Bay detention camp. “It’s bullshit,” said a senior Pakistani security official. His body’s prompt disappearance might fuel conspiracy theories of a brainwashed “mujahidin candidate” implanted with electrodes or RFID chips. But the al Qaeda leader was most likely quickly buried at sea to prevent a funeral procession which could have attracted millions of spectators.
Iran’s president allegedly has an obsession with the imminent return of the Hidden Imam Mahdi – the rescuer of Islam, whose reappearance with Jesus is awaited by believers. But some conservative clerics see this as a “deviant current” within president Ahmadinejad’s inner circle.
Yet the soothsayer’s prevailing question is: “Who’s next?” Will Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man often described as al Qaeda’s No 2, be captured some day in a state of filth and severe asceticism, perhaps to be found sleeping on a bed of nails? Or will the global fraudster spread out false passports like a fan, masquerading Swiss, French or Dutch citizenship? Dr. Zawahiri is the most illustrious charlatan and sorcerer since Aleister Crowley. Was he the CIA mole of 9/11, as some conspiracy theories imply?
Zawahiri needed bin Laden’s money and brand name. Bin Laden needed a good doctor to treat his impending kidney failure. Choose your friends wisely . With a hundred billion dollars under his mattress, Dr. Zawahiri’s primary operation is to scourge the economy of the United States.
He removed a round scar from his forehead like a piece of dried glue. He slipped into a blazer and donned a baseball cap. The country club landscape encouraged him. In sorcerer’s realms: “Liars are the knowers of truth.”
“I lied to a million people about the Gulf of Tonkin,” smiled a politician and applied a secret handshake. “I lied to ten thousand children about the need for vaccines,” the doctor cautiously replied. In sorcerer’s realms, liars are the knowers of truth. “I lied about my very name with families and passports on both sides of the Ocean.”
Clerics study the life Husayn ibn ‘Ali (626 – 680), a martyr who fought tyranny. But the Hidden Imam Mahdi is not a cleric. He is a world-leader who conducts the course of history. Choose your friends wisely and consider the abyss of the Koran:
“And We shall drive the sinners to hell, like thirsty cattle driven down to water.” (Maryam, Chapter 19, Verse 86)
Ward off charlatans and sorcerers who call democracy an invention of cunning minds. Democracy is the hope and faith of billions. It is a force of human nature that repairs itself, like the Arab Spring. Reflect upon burial at sea and the ruin of the soul, disgraced in the hereafter. Driven down to the tarmac of the Gehenn, and the portals of a hollow earth. There, a battle for raw and fluid matter takes place, and the world’s abundance is reckoned.
Narrator: There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.
“Twilight Zone” Opening narration (1959)