Hope materializes into a more tangible concept when disparate ideologies unite for the greater good. Such is the case when environmental activists unite with moderate Islam in their fight to defeat climate change deniers and free market fundamentalists (for they are one in the same).
Great strides have been made to hold scholarly dialogue between scientists and theologians to eradicate the so-called ‘warfare between science and religion.’ Dialogue between scientists and Muslim theologians that is.
From the Qatari Dialogue in Doha to Istanbul’s The Climate Reality Project, Big Green is actively seeking to convert adherents to the religion of peace to eco-Islam – a jihad of sorts to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. This past June, Climate Reality Project held its second international training session of the year with such illustrious participants as the Islamic Society of North America and the Arab Office for Youth and Environment. [Outreach] can be uneasy and difficult at times…it is largely non-existent [in the Muslim world] for fear of offending religious traditionalists.
Nevertheless the mere mention of Intelligent Design by Christian traditionalists sets the scientific community ablaze. The scientific community equivocates ‘teaching creationism…to a mild form of child abuse and that it mirrors the tactics of the Taliban.’ Yet we are told that radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution.
The union of environmentalists to moderate Muslims is purely mercenary – a means to use their collective power to amplify their voice at the international bargaining table.
Who else is seated at this international bargaining table and where is it set? Not surprisingly, it is located at the UN where cap and trade is getting an overhaul. The rejected policy of Cap and Trade is now being reinstated as the global Green Marshall Plan. This is complete with direct approach ‘bottom-up’ pressure to raise awareness through Global Marshall Plan Academies (surely nothing like Communist re-education camps) and ‘wage pressure’ on the economies of traditional industrialized countries. Basically the global Green Marshall Plan is an initiative of coordinated programs of coercive influence and behavioral control aimed to fleece taxpayers and make them like it. A Plan whose charter is to secure wealth and job security for less developed countries therefore removing the antecedent to terrorism thus creating sustainability, adjudicating social justice and clearing a path for world peace.
Environmental hardliners adhere to the idea that climate change is responsible for more deaths than the threat of terrorism. Eco-activists equate climate change deniers to a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace to an alcoholic father. Yet when natural disaster strikes, the world responds, not just the environmentalists. It is radical Islamist extremists who thwarted humanitarian relief efforts to securely deliver aid to those afflicted by famine in Somalia leaving 260,000 dead in their wake. It is radical Islamist extremists who massacred 22 Nigerian schoolchildren hiding under their desks while it is the overtaxed, middle class suburbanite who didn’t properly recycle his incandescent light bulb who instead reeks the blame for his indifference to the planet and human suffering.
So expect to see strange bedfellows in your midst or on Al Jazeera – environmental activists aligning with Green Islam. Where the only evidence-based denying going on is the Holocaust.