Claudio Mutti

¿El Islamismo contra el Islam? (Claudio Mutti)

"El problema subyacente para Occidente no es el fundamentalismo islámico. Es el Islam".  Esta frase, que Samuel Huntington coloca al cerrar el largo capítulo de su Choque de civilizaciones titulado "El Islam y Occidente"[i], merece ser leído con más atención de lo que se ha hecho hasta ahora.
Según el ideólogo norteamericano, el Islam es un enemigo estratégico de Occidente, porque es su antagonista en un conflicto de fondo, que no surge tanto de disputas territoriales sino de una confrontación fundamental y existencial entre la defensa y rechazo de los "derechos humanos", la "democracia" y los "valores laicos".  Huntington escribe: "Mientras el Islam siga siendo Islam (como así será) y Occidente siga siendo Occidente (cosa que es más dudosa), este conflicto fundamental entre dos grandes civilizaciones y formas de vida continuarán definiendo sus relaciones en el futuro." [ii]


An interview with Claudio Mutti

GRA: Western media confidently say that the fall of the current Syrian regime is inevitable. In your opinion, how well founded this prediction is, and is there some political power that can bring order to this situation?
C.M.: Western strategists and their Arab allies had announced that the Syrian regular army would be defeated before the end of Ramadan; but now it seems that they deluded themselves with false hopes, because the death squads of terrorists and mercenaries have registered thousands of dead, wounded and prisoners. Unlike the informations diffused by the embedded media, the armed gangs suffered a crushing defeat on the battlefields. Therefore I think that the Syrian Arab Republic will not collapse so easily as expected by U.S. and the others, notwithstanding its state of extreme weakness. At present, the Syrian government is the only political power which can face the disorder, if not bring order.
GRA: How likely is a forceful U.S. intervention in the Syrian conflict and attempt to violently overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad (or the U.S. will keep a distance and will not dare to risk)? Under circumstances of such a possibility, what consequences it will bring to America itself?
C. M.: The U. S. partecipation in the aggression against Syria is a matter of fact, because the mercenaries have been entrained by CIA in Turkey. Concerning a more direct intervention of U.S. against Syria, I think we must wait until November, when the presidential elections will be held. However, the U.S. strategy is clear: in its attempt to retard the decline of U.S. hegemony, Washington tries to divide Eurasia by all means; therefore U.S. want to subvert and balkanize Northern Africa, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia. Then Syria will not be let in peace.