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Transnational NGOs in. the Creation of the New Islam Ingrid Mattson, Hamza Yusuf; “Building Moderate Muslim Networks” 15" (ISLAMIC) PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS GROUP. COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE BATTALION March 28, 2009 Transnational NGOs in the Creation of the New Islam. Ingrid Mattson, Hamza Yusuf; “Building Moderate Muslim Networks” Photo Norway's Crown Prince Haakon, lef, shares a coffee with President of the Islamic Society of America Ingrid Mattson during a closing ceremony ‘at the World Economie Forum in Davos, Sw Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 erland, Most Americans of all religions despise the non-democratic imposition of anti-theism upon the electorate by a tiny foreign funded elite. The American Revolution was not just about taxes, but about self government called Liberty, and opposition to European corruption and values. Subjects of European colonialism opposed the same. But few recall that before there was state colonialism, there was transnational corporate colonialism, where overseas foreign corporations controlled local populations through the corruption of their leaders, backed up privately funded mercenary violence. India first fell to corporate control, long before it became a British colony In 1616, Sir Thomas Roe, an envoy of the East India Company had declared to the Mughals that war and trade were incompatible. But already in 1669 (even before the bans on the textile trade), Gerald Ungier, chief of the factory at Bombay had written to his directors: " The time now requires you to ‘manage your general commerce with the sword in your hands” In 1687 came the reply from the directors, advocating a Goa like British dominion in India, The French Dupleix was more or less of similar view. Still earlier, in 1614, the Dutch Jan Pieterzoon Coen! , had written to his directors: [rade in India must be conducted and maintained under the protection and favour of your weapons, and the weapons must be supplied from the profits enjoyed by the trade, so that trade cannot be * From the Jewish Eneyi., "Governor-general of Java, and founder of the Dutch colonial system; born at Hoorn, Holland, Jan. 8, 1587; died in 1629. He gained his early commercial experience with the firm of Piscatori in Rome, went to India on a commercial exploration in 1607 ...Coen is said to have been of Jewish descent, The biographies, while printing voluminous details of his career as governor-general, are singularly reticent in regard to his parentage. The name or occupation of his father is not found, though one would have expected these facts {o be recorded of so eminent a man. Perhaps as a convert he endeavored fo conceal them, His portrait in Valentyn's "History of Java" and in Miller's "Golden Age" might well be that ofa Jew.”. hiip:/Awww.jewisheneyelopedia, com/view,jsp?artid=S708letter=C 1STH (SLAMIC) PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS GROUP, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, 28-03-2009 maintained without war or war without trade." from Auguste Toussaint: History of the Indian Ocean) * Portrait Jan Coon State power replaced corporate power in India only the company experienced military difficulties, the British Navy becoming the publicly financed military contingent replacement for the Coen’s of the East India Company. But not all was left to the sword as cultural institutions were also controlled by the foreign power, asa ‘means of corruption and paralysis of the population through ‘manipulation of the subject people's elite. The Anglo-Dutch were therefore involved in “Building Moderate Muslim Networks” in both Bengal and Jakarta, Networks of local elite which supported the colonial structure, and nullified the natural impulse to rebellion towards colonialism found inherently in the Islamic faith. Elite corruption backed up by foreign military power has be working colonial paradigm then for enturies with state colonialism replaced recently with corporate control once again as in its first emergence. But like then, corporate cultural imperialism is still covered up, and lethal if necessary in the logic of the colonial imperative: you can also look at empire as being about various kinds of exploitation and cultural imperialism, Considered in that sense, the British did succeed in Kenya, in terms of exploiting and imposing their culture on Africans. It's hard to get concrete figures, because the British destroyed so many of the documents, But regardless of the numbers, it's clear that they were interning an entire population and, in some cases, doing their best to climinate them, So in my mind this is certainly something that should be considered within the context of comparative genocide... How much was Kenya the exception and how much was ita reflection of what was going on more broadly throughout the British Empire? ‘These policies and the personnel used to implement them were being moved around throughout the empire. In many other former colonies there hasn't been this kind of bottom-up research that I did in Kenya. We now know that they were doing some terrible things in Kenya and that there was a cover-up. So the question is, To what degree was thatthe case in places like Malaysia and Cypress and Oman and other parts of the empire? 2 Pages from the History of India: The British East India Company and Colonization, From Trade to Colonization - Historic Dynamics of the East India Companies bhtp:!/members,tripod,com/~INDIA_ RESOURCE leastindia, html * Interview, Caroline Elkins, the author of Imperial Reckoning, talks about unearthing the sinister underside of Britain's “civilizing” mission in Kenya, The Secret History, The Atlantic Magazine, by Sage Stossel. June 13, 2005; http:/, 1STH (SLAMIC) PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS GROUP, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, 28-03-2009