ANGLO-SAXON "VALUES" AND THE MUSLIM EAST
Pavel V. Gusterin
Center for Asia and the Middle East of The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS)
Today, not everyone knows that after all the United States won a worthy victory in the Muslim East: it was a victory in so-called Second Barbary War (1815) run by the United States against North African pirates. As a result of this war, everything was over with centuries-old piracy in the Mediterranean. However, that time America did not impose its “democratic values” to anyone, although the US Constitution has already existed by that time including the “Bill of Rights”, etc.
It is noteworthy that the United States began to suffer one after another reverse in the Muslim East exactly when they began to speak with “messianic goals”, preaching “democratic values” to establish a unipolar world order. Export of such democracy, underlying false messiahship with a purpose of removing legitimately elected heads of state from power, brings very undesirable results in a form of growing anti-Americanism addressed to the exporters themselves, as life has shown.
What is the reason for such misfortune? Apparently, because in the Middle East, even if we are talking about the Christian Arabs, Yezidis and the representatives of other confessions, the religious component of life was, is and will be higher than the social component. It is vice versa in the Anglo-Saxon system of values. In this system, the Lord to each person is a partner in a project called “life”, with which you can always make arrangement.
What is the religious component of Anglo-Saxon civilization like today – it can be judged by the fact that its priests bless marriages of LGBT community, even though they can not know what the Lord did with the people of Sodom for their way of life: “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground” (Genesis 19:24–25). However, these priests go to spiritual crimes, including against the Lord, because they rate democratic freedoms higher than religious foundations. Therefore, women and homosexuals have already appeared among the priests themselves.
These Western values will never be accepted by societies with predominantly Muslim population, and that’s what brings them together with Russia. Export of democracy, which justifies the violation of international law and war crimes, such as in case of Iraq in 2003, will always cause fierce antagonism of the societies with traditional religious foundations, which in turn will put the countries of the Muslim East in chaos. Destructive organizations and movements such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, etc., will surely take advantage of this situation with all the consequences that we observe.