By Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, Special for USDR
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, two books by Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, Global Terrorism and its Effect on Humanity and Demand by Terror, provide an educated, well researched primer on all aspects of terrorism—including its terrorist demands, causes, recruitment tactics, methods used, and terrorists’ agendas. Further, Mumuni shows the sociological, psychological, physical, political, and economical toll of the war on terrorism—and its lasting impact upon humanity and human rights.
Mumuni has numerous years of experience behind him, having run for both the senate and presidency in Nigeria. He holds a number of degrees in national homeland security, peacekeeping missions, global and remote terrorism, and mediation from schools in the United States, South Africa, Israel, Nigeria and the U.K., and educational programs run by the UN. In the last several years he has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Exemplary Politician of the Year Award from the Nigeria Union of Journalists, the Immense Contributions to the Upliftment of Islam Award by the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society ofNigeria, and the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah African Leadership Award from the Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Foundation.
Mumuni, who was raised by a Muslim father and Christian mother, knows firsthand of the political prejudices that come with religious zealotry. He says that the biggest threat of terrorism comes from religious groups.
In Global Terrorism and its Effect on Humanity and Demand by Terror, Mumuni argues that there is a resolution to terrorism. He firmly states: “The risk of terrorism in the United States could be reduced if officials reallocated hundreds of billions of dollars per year in domestic spending to homeland security measures, significantly curtailed civil liberties to ensure that no potential terrorists were on the streets, and invaded and occupied countries that might one day support or sponsor terrorism. Pursuing that goal in this way, however, would have costs that would vastly outweigh the benefits of reaching the goal, even if reaching it were possible. No sensible person would propose any of these measures, because the consequences of the solutions would be less acceptable than the risks themselves.”
These books define the impact and state of terrorism in the 21st century. The author believes – and hopes — that eventually Muslims will turn against their extremists and stop terrorism from within its ranks. He also believes the solution to terrorism includes bringing peace to the Middle East.
SOURCE Abayomi Nurain Mumuni