EDITORIAL – English version

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It is not an air of freedom that hangs over Mosul…

But rather the bitter, unctuous and fetid smell of carbonised putrid corpses… and an impression of ‘déjà-vu’.

What if the Islamic State was nothing else than the ultimate shout of anti-colonialism, of anti-capitalism?

The last act of the ‘Third-World tendency’?

Beyond the fantasy of an Atlantist plot lead by Washington and her impatient European accomplices to shape the silhouette of a new regional order for the Arabic nations…

Beyond the romantic war, where the international mysticism was forged, of heroes of an authentic Islam freed of centuries of gibbous exegeses ruminated by cohorts of corrupted ulemas at the service of their timely context; hairy heroes brandishing their scimitars under the hot winds of the desert, defying the faithless appetites of the West and its almighty financial-military machinery…

Beyond a religious war scheduled fourteen centuries ago in Kerbala…

Beyond the poisonings and distorted images of realities, muddled up by partisan chancelleries or media without conscience…

Beyond the face that the propaganda of the Caliphate’s Mujahedeen wanted to give of themselves to seize their opponents with dismay…

The ‘Third-World tendency’, as any ideology, whose doctrine is implemented, demands rigour, stubbornness, abnegation and courage; contrary to capitalism, which takes root in individualism and frees the natural egoism of humans – even making it a virtue. And then, resisting is accepting to be in a minority… and to be denigrated by those whose diverse interests and the agreed respectability are suddenly shaken, and who then choose the camp of those that are going to win, simply because they are going to win.

What really was the Islamic State? Who can say it?

Of what anachronistic dreams was it the material expression? With what mission had God invested his new Caliph? And what will remain of the Islam of the Prophet after the absolute failure of this supreme and ultimate revolt, that of the last companions, the “Salafs” of the 21st century?

But also, what will remain of the spirit of revolt of the men of the South, crushed by the powers under the unbelieving applauses of the relieved peoples?

Whilst the fires in Mosul and Raqqa are going out, lit by the Sunni uprising, which for a while threatened Baghdad and Damascus and impressed the whole world, the economic liberalism pursues its expansion, confident, crawling, impassable, and the speeches of Bandung and Belgrade evaporate a little more with every decade that passes, in the ebb of the armies and the stirs of business.

Vae victis!

 

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Pierre Piccinin da Prata

Historian and Political Scientist - Chief Editor / Rédacteur en Chef

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