The Structure Of The Dark Clan
Every society consists of various social classes separated by divides, even if not clear-cut. These divides are in general defined by the moral values, life styles, world-view, cultural standards and economic means of the classes in question. Generally speaking, the leading elite of society have a more degenerate lifestyle whereas the majority of people try to stay clear and safe of this decadence. The characteristics common to most members of this leading elite are their arrogance because of their wealth, status, office, property, beauty or fame, and the fact that they are leading figures of a decadent way of life.
God reveals in the Qur'an that the leading elite among people fought religious values constantly, throughout history and in many societies. In the chapter of the Qur'an entitled Al-Isra, God says:
When We desire to destroy a city, We send a command to the affluent in it and they become deviant in it and the Word is justly carried out against it and We annihilate it completely. (Qur'an, 17: 16)
In another verse God revealed that the deniers mobilise every possible means to fight the proliferation of religious values:
Those who disbelieve spend their wealth barring access to the Way of God. They will spend it; then they will regret it; then they will be overthrown. Those who disbelieve will be gathered into Hell. (Qur'an, 8: 36)
One of the most important features of the dark clan is the diversity of their members. There are plenty of examples around of people who stake a claim on being artistic but are better known for their decadence rather than their art. Some occupy decision-making positions in the world of the media, others influence global trade according to their interest, and some have even infiltrated governmental organisations in collaboration with the clan. However, it must be said that besides these people in the world of the arts, entertainment and the media and those who have infiltrated the government, there are worthy and honest people working in all these areas who are also disturbed by the activities of the dark clan.
One of the main reasons for the clan's ability to safeguard its existence is the fact that it has members at every level from the highest to the lowest. There can be minor differences between the places where they grew up, between their family structures and their cultural backgrounds but they are united behind one imperative: the continuity of the clan's immorality and the personal benefits they derive from this. Another bonding factor is the similarity of their characters.
God revealed to us their common character traits in the Qur'an:
But do not obey any vile swearer of oaths, any backbiter, slandermonger, impeder of good, evil aggressor, gross, coarse and furthermore, despicable, simply because he possesses wealth and sons. When Our Signs are recited to him, he says, "Just myths of previous peoples!" (Qur'an, 68: 10 – 15)
It is of great importance to bear in mind these characteristics when reading the information on the dark clan provided over the coming pages. This is necessary in order to better understand the psychology of the clan members.
There is a hierarchical structure within the clan. There are the leaders and their supporters but as a principle, they act as one body in a highly organised fashion. Every member's responsibilities are clearly defined. There is also a task sharing mechanism in place between members where every member knows what to do without it being explicitly stated. For example, while one member sings the praises of decadence using a fancy and philosophical terminology, another becomes the role model of this glamourised way of life. Yet another member will protect him if something goes wrong because of his immorality or because of a crime he may have committed. Some members use the press as a propaganda tool to aid their brother in need and others misuse their state powers to protect him from potential harm. The defence mechanism, as will be seen in the coming pages is a fundamental feature of clan life and assures its continuity.
Solidarity Within The Clan
A slightly closer examination of the group behind the moral degeneration which is afflicting society, reveals a covert solidarity between its members. The definition of a clan in sociology highlights this aspect. The Grolier Encyclopedia for example, states that one of the foremost rules of a clan is: "Most [clans] stress collective rights and obligations and provide members with mutual support during a feud or conflict."21 For this reason clan members always display solidarity in the face of a "common enemy" (this being anyone who stands in opposition to the dark clan's ideology) even though they can have differences between themselves or even be in conflict with one another. No doubt, at the bottom of this solidarity lies the survival instinct.
The biggest fear of the clan is to lose its habitat. This fear is the motive behind the great solidarity between clan members. Defensive as well as offensive activities are carried out in complete unanimity. All the members unite in the face of danger to its source, and continue to act as one body until it is certain that the danger has passed.
By looking at events that have occurred in various countries and their press coverage, we are able see how this solidarity works in practice. For example, think of how many headlines about smashed prostitution rings or arrested drug traffickers you have read in the public press. Think of how many corruption scandals in how many countries you have come to hear about. Think of how many headlines you have read such as: "Prostitution Ring Smashed!", "The End of the Mafia", "Drugs Clean-Up Operation",etc. and hoped that things were changing for the better around the world. But think again, how many of these cases have actually been concluded as you would have expected? Which smashed prostitution ring has led to the discovery of the bigger businesses behind them? When has the capture of a drugs gang led to the destruction any drug cartels? When has the apprehension of people giving or taking bribes led to any genuine reform of administrative processes obliging them to function totally according to the law? The answers to these questions will most probably be almost none, because the "invisible hands" of the clan, even though the crimes were clear and open, somehow manage to cover up these cases.
Rapid cover-ups are examples of the dark clan's solidarity. Despite all the evidence, witnesses, and proofs, the crimes are covered up. The possibility of the dark clan's crimes and scandals being discovered sets off the alarm bells of this nefarious organisation. A dirty defensive strategy begins. Firstly, an efficient communications network ensures that the maximum number of clan members are notified of the incident, and within a very short period of time all the key people will have been informed. The remainder of the members are informed by the clan members working in the press, whose responsibility is to get the message across. Newspapers and TV stations broadcast the news in such a way as to appear critical of the incident but in reality, they are triggering the clan's solidarity reflex. If needed, the clan uses those of its members who have infiltrated the various government departments and tries to manipulate the police and the justice system to its own ends. The most ruthless methods are used.
The reason for this is that every crime not covered up can lead to the discovery of an even bigger crime. Sometimes the arrest of a junky or a prostitute or the discovery of a racket is enough to make the clan nervous. Just as a pain somewhere in the body causes discomfort to the whole body, the arrest of a drug addict, prostitute, fraudster, corrupt official or a killer causes unease within the clan. The arrest of one person can sometimes make hundreds or even thousands of people feel uncomfortable. Every person caught has the potential to "grass" on the other people he knows and this danger can escalate into a chain reaction, whereby one person can give away many people and thus the whole organisation of the clan could be unearthed and all of its dirty businesses exposed. Most importantly, every single member of the clan could come to harm, one after another.
To prevent a potential chain reaction and disintegration of this kind, all the clan members rapidly become engaged in the operation to cover up the incident. For this reason clan members watch developments closely in relation to such incidents since they are constantly aware that they themselves may be at risk.
A major scandal which exploded in Italy around fifteen years ago can be cited as an example in which the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the P2 masonic lodge led to "Operation Clean Hands". The illegal activities of one Licio Gelli having come to the attention of the police, gave rise to an investigation which eventually led to the exposure of the entirety of P2's activities. Gelli, who was the Grand Master of the lodge, had been engaged in money laundering activities and officers investigating the case decided to search his villa. They found a document listing the names of hundreds of lodge members and further documents containing information on the secret activities of lodge members ranging from drug trafficking and money laundering to links with the Mafia. The capture of one member led to the destruction of the whole organisation. It all began with the discovery of a list which eventually led to a series of scandals shocking the nation and finally the exposure of the dark clan's "network of greed".
Worried that all of its activities may become exposed the dark clan took drastic measures in order to prevent this. Some investigating officials were attacked and others even became the targets of assassination attempts. This case provides many important examples of the methods the dark clan will employ in order to cover up its crimes or when it perceives a threat.
The clan member's pathetic and paranoid frame of mind is of the sort mentioned in the Qur'an:
When you see them, their outward form appeals to you, and if they speak you listen to what they say. But they are like propped-up planks of wood. They imagine every cry to be against them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. May God assail them! How they are perverted! (Qur'an, 63: 4)
The unanimity in the clan is an instinctive necessity based on the individual's fear that "I could be next". Their solidarity is not the consequence of positive moral qualities like loyalty, devotion, faithfulness and love, but simply results from the criminal code of the underworld fraternity. In danger-free times clan members can afford to give free rein to their internal rivalries and even indulge in some "backstabbing", to use their own terminology. Within the clan, all relations and all dialogues between people rest on self-interest. What looks like solidarity on the outside, is in reality disunity when seen from within.
Actually, all these features are typical of deniers and their society, as God has revealed in detail in the Qur'an. One of these verses says:
They will not fight against you all together as a group except in fortified towns or behind high walls. Their hostility towards each other is intense. They are full of bravado in each other's company. You consider them united but their hearts are scattered wide. That is because they are people who do not use their intellect. (Qur'an, 59: 14)
The sense of solidarity based on self-interest is compatible with the Darwinist ideology. According to Darwinist dogma, living beings will only display solidarity if it is in their own interest to do so as determined by nature. At all other times they are competitors in the struggle for survival and will do anything for their own survival in this struggle.
The solidarity of the clan which exists in this world will totally disintegrate on the Day of Judgment. On that day, they will come face to face with the clear truth and they will not find the strength to unite with one another in their denial and against the welfare of good people as they did all their lives. They will have surrendered to what God will give them in return. God says in this matter:
[They will be asked:] "Why are you not helping one another?" No, today they come in absolute submission. They will confront each other, questioning one another. One group will say, "You used to come at us from a position of power." The others will say, "The truth is that you were not believers. We had no authority over you. Rather you were unbridled people. Our Lord's Word has been carried out against us, that we would taste it. We misled you and we were ourselves misled." On that Day they will be partners in the punishment… (Qur'an, 37: 25-33)
All this information gives us a clear picture. The true nature of the clan is based upon the subconscious instinct of self-preservation. Their degree of response to this instinct is in direct relation to the seriousness of their crimes. Therefore, their defence is often aggressive and can involve lies, slander, and smear-campaigns against their enemies.
The Constant Fear Of The Clan Members
One of the most characteristic attributes of the clan members is the constant fear they live in. We have mentioned in previous chapters that clan members are afraid of being exposed, that their interests may be damaged, that events can suddenly turn against them or that they will have to change their immoral lifestyles. They live under the threat of their immoral activities and crimes being discovered and this fear results in a schizophrenic state of mind. In order to comprehend this state of mind better, we can categorise their fears as follows:
1- One of the best-known fears of the clan members is that of losing their place in the clan and thus being faced with isolation. Apart from losing their share in the collective profits, to be alone means that the clan member cannot continue to exist. He will have lost the protection and support of the clan which increases the likelihood of his activities being exposed and his certain downfall. Because of this every clan member will do his best not to become an outcast. He would rather participate in the immoralities, crimes and perversions of the other members and defend them to the best of his abilities. Being accomplices in crime creates the mentality of interdependence.
2- Another important fear of the clan is, as mentioned, the loss of benefits. As there is no religious belief in the dark clan, worldly ambitions constitute the only goal in life. Obtaining high office, status and material wealth is for the clan member more important than anything else. For these people, values like patience, devotion, loyalty and good character mean nothing. People are thus judged by wealth rather than character. They will respect even the most contemptible people in the world provided they are rich and powerful and can benefit them. By the same token, they can disrespect and be ruthless towards honourable people of good character if they are not considered to be wealthy or powerful or that they are of no use to them in the pursuit of their own advantage. This is because they do not believe in the hereafter and think this world to be all there is to it. According to their false reasoning, life is only about this world therefore they must take advantage of everything this life can offer. The Qur'an describes the people of this mentality and their attitude to life in this world and the great mistake they make:
Those who prefer the life of this world to the hereafter, and bar access to the way of God, wanting to make it crooked; they are greatly misguided. (Qur'an, 14: 3)
The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion. The abode of the hereafter – that is truly Life if they only knew.(Qur'an, 29: 64)
3- Discretion and secrecy is one of the foremost principles of the clan. Every member feels responsible for covering up the other's immorality and crimes. To defend the other means to defend oneself. For this reason the care and attention paid to keeping one's own activities secret is paid to those of everyone else, this shows that one of their biggest fears is the exposure of their immoral behaviour. Just the thought of their guilt is enough to make them nervous. This is their worst nightmare, because they want to be highly regarded in society and accepted as respectable people of good repute. Each member of the dark clan aims to be seen as innocent and blameless even though they commit fraud, lie and cheat. He is well aware of the danger to his interests if this image of blamelessness were to be damaged.
4- Besides all these fears there is also the fear of losing everything for reasons of social change. This one weighs heavier than all of the others. The most frightening change for the clan is where religious morality becomes dominant in society thus spelling the end for immorality, injustice, and inequality. For the clan this would mean that it would never be active again in any way. Throughout history, this has been the reality for all dark clans. They have always been wary even afraid of devout believers and Muslims who endeavour to spread religious morality. In a verse of the Qur'an:
You are a greater cause of dread in their breasts than God! That is because they are people who do not understand. (Qur'an, 59: 13)
As stated clearly, those who have declared war on God's religion are very much afraid of the Muslims, particularly with respect to the ideological struggle the believers wage against irreligious systems. In reality, the only being to fear is God. The clan members, on the other hand, do not fear God, His power or the Day of Judgment, but because of their hopeless ignorance they fear instead that their ideology will be wiped out by the Muslims.
5- There is yet another fear that haunts clan members: that the clan should lose its authority. For the clan, numbers are important and it wants to increase them constantly. The more clan members there are, the greater the extent of the propaganda. In the case of danger, each individual member will act for the clan, it will become easier to suppress opposing voices and therefore easier to protect itself. This is why anyone who has had any dealings with the clan is quickly sucked in and then never again permitted to leave.
Partnerships founded on the evil and wicked deals of the clan prevent anyone who has become involved from leaving even if he wanted to. The dark clan has its own culture of authority, violence and force. Just like in the primitive African tribes of the past, unforgiving rules apply. The clan is absolutely merciless when a member decides to go his separate ways. Allowing even one of them to depart could mean great dangers for the future of the clan, since there is always the possibility that this individual might confess to his involvement in the clan and reveal its structure. Therefore, members who show any sign of going down this road are forced into a corner by the clan.
There are plenty of examples to be seen in various countries of how people end up when they attempt to give evidence against the clan, or who try to prevent them from pursuing their criminal goals. Such examples make potential witnesses against the clan change their minds about giving evidence when they are required to do so, even right up to the very last minute in the courtroom itself. The witness protection schemes in many countries are not enough to encourage these people. It is not surprising for someone tied to this world, who is not God fearing, who does not know the secret of trusting in God, not to find the courage within himself to do so.
The Leaders Of The Dark Clan And Their Adherents
In the previous chapter, the hierarchical structure of the clan was briefly examined. Within this structure there are those who take the lead in immorality and decadence, then there are others who, influenced by the rich and powerful trappings of their superiors, blindly support them. The fact that some people live immoral and irreligious lives as promoted by the clan through the powerful image of solidarity it has created, misleads these people. To side with people whom they regard as powerful is one of their typical character traits. According to this false logic, "might is right". Therefore, when those considered to be powerful do injustices, break the law or repeatedly commit crimes, it is easy to turn a blind eye. They are spoken of highly without deserving it, they are obeyed unconditionally and they are defended under all circumstances. The loyalty which leaders of totalitarian regimes command is an example of this psychology. Everybody in totalitarian societies knows deep down that the dictator ruling them is tyrannical and merciless, they witness the inconsistencies and inequalities, but never rebel against the leader who seems to be so powerful. The majority of people come under the spell of this mass psychology and become part of the system.
One of the most thought provoking examples of this situation is the account about Pharaoh in the Qur'an. Influenced by the power and means of the Pharaoh, one of the most bloodthirsty dictators known to history, most people turned away from the true religion and did not ally themselves to Moses, despite knowing him to be truthful. They did not submit to the true religion because they perceived Pharaoh to be all powerful due to his material wealth and sovereignty and regarded him with awe inspired admiration. God reveals in the Qur'an that very few people joined Moses in his religion for fear of Pharaoh and his entourage:
No one believed in Moses except for a few of his people out of fear that Pharaoh, and the elders, would persecute them. Pharaoh was high and mighty in the land. He was one of the profligate. (Qur'an, 10: 83)
Those who join the dark clan make the mistake of thinking that their leaders will never be defeated, never be wiped out, and that they are capable of overcoming any difficulty. To them, it seems only logical to join the clan, which also guarantees their future. In reality, it is a big mistake. The real and true power is with God, and His help is with the Muslims who obey Him. God says in the Qur'an:
Do those who take the disbelievers as protectors, rather than the believers, hope to find power and strength with them? Power and strength belong entirely to God. (Qur'an, 4: 139)
There are very important truths, forgotten and ignored by people. First of all, the people they seek refuge with and where they hope to find empowerment are themselves only helpless creatures of God, who could not have obtained wealth, status or power unless God had allowed them to. The wealth and power given to them is only a temporary adornment for the duration of their lives in this world after which they are then doomed to become nothing. All wealth given to man is a test. The Qur'an reveals the secret of the means given to the deniers:
Do not let their wealth and children impress you. God merely wants to punish them by them during their life in this world and for them to expire while they are disbelievers. (Qur'an, 9: 55)
The temporary resources the deniers own, as revealed in this verse, are only a means to the suffering awaiting them in this world as well as in the hereafter. Those who fail to realise this fact become spellbound by this wealth and power and admire these people without regard to their foul characters or their low standing in God's sight.
The Qur'anic narrative concerning Qarun exemplifies people's admiration of wealth and their tendency to forget that it all belongs to God. God had given Qarun huge wealth, but instead of being grateful to God he became spoiled, arrogant and spiteful in character. Despite his moral deficiencies, many people of that society could not help admiring him:
He went out among his people in his finery. Those who desired the life of this world said, "Oh! If only we had the same as Qarun has been given! What immense good fortune he possesses." (Qur'an, 28: 79)
The believers on the other hand, knew God to be the true Owner of all property and thus were not tempted by Qarun's wealth. When God took away all of Qarun's riches, the people who had admired him for it realised their big mistake:
We caused the earth to swallow up both him and his house. There was no group to come to his aid, besides God, and he was not someone who is helped. Those who had longed to take his place the day before woke up saying, "God expands the provision of any of His servants He wills or restricts it. If God had not shown great kindness to us, we would have been swallowed up as well. Ah! Truly the disbelievers are not successful." (Qur'an, 28: 81-82)
Just like the people who had come under the spell of Qarun's temporary riches, the members of the dark clan believe that the clan's existence will always protect them.
They think that whatever may happen, their profit motivated relationships and connections in this world will continue. The clan members may well be supporting each other in this life but they will never be able to do so in the hereafter.
On the Day of Judgment everyone will come to God's presence alone, just as when he was first created, and account for every deed in his life. God has commanded mankind, through His messengers to fear only Him, to beware of Him and to obey His messengers. It is God's order not to follow the conspirators of evil and corruption. In the Qur'an the prophet Salih addresses his people:
So have fear of God and obey me. Do not obey the orders of the profligate, those who corrupt the earth and do not put things right. (Qur'an, 26: 150-152)
In other verses connected to this, it is also revealed that the corruptors are deeply divided between themselves. The disbelievers who appeared to be supporting one another in their worldly lives, will be blaming one another when they see the great punishment awaiting them. The Day of Judgment is where the clan's solidarity will be no more. God reveals their circumstances on that Day in the following verses of the Qur'an:
Those who disbelieve say, "We will never believe in this Qur'an, nor in what came before it." If only you could see when the wrongdoers, standing in the presence of their Lord, cast accusations back and forth at one another! Those deemed weak will say to those deemed great, "Were it not for you, we would have been believers!" Those deemed great will say to those deemed weak, "Did we debar you from the guidance when it came to you? No, it is you who were evildoers." Those deemed weak will say to those deemed great, "No, it was your scheming night and day when you commanded us to reject God and assign equals to Him." But they will show their remorse when they see the punishment. We will put iron collars round the necks of those who disbelieve. Will they be repaid for anything but what they did? We never sent a warner into any city without the affluent people in it saying, "We reject what you have been sent with." They also said, "We have more wealth and children. We are not going to be punished.'' (Qur'an, 34: 31-35)
On that Day the members of the dark clan will say to one another, "If only there was the distance of the two Easts between you and me! What an evil companion!" (Qur'an, 43: 38). But it will be way too late for remorse. In the life of this world they had been repeatedly warned of the Day of Judgment but they didn't listen, continued to plot against the good and cooperated in evil. There is a harsh punishment awaiting these people in the presence of God:
When they are squabbling with one another in the Fire, the weak will say to those deemed great, "We were your followers, so why do you not relieve us of a portion of the Fire?" Those deemed great will say, "All of us are in it. God has clearly judged between His servants.'' (Qur'an, 40: 47-48)
The Animosity Of The Dark Clan Towards Spiritual Values
The clan is not only against religious morality but also opposes spiritual values. Because of the selfish and profiteering nature of the clan, its members are people devoid of human love or a sense of duty to society. What is important to them is that the infrastructure for the continuity of their interests is secured. According to the clan members' perverse mentality, the continuity of their system requires that all power should be concentrated in their own leader. This requires an environment where prostitution is deemed proper, drug abuse widespread and plenty of resources are available to guarantee the continuity of immorality. The dark clan feeds on destitution and decadence. It is obvious that such an environment does not serve the interests of the people, and it is equally obvious that these individuals will always put their own interests before the common good of the populace.
It is not in the interests of the clan for the standard of living to rise, for wealth to proliferate, or for everyone to have an equal share in the rewards of science and technology. This group does not like the idea of wealth becoming accessible to the population at large, or that there should be any improvement in the distribution of wealth, or that their country should begin to achieve social stability and security. It does not even like the standards of art to improve, since this would indicate a trend towards aesthetic purification which could only mean that it would become that much more difficult to tempt people into their distasteful dealings.
In countries where the dark clan's presence is strong, this situation becomes most apparent. It is interesting to observe especially in Latin America, Africa and the majority of the third-world countries, that their abundant natural resources do not aid their development, and that destitution and poverty rule. The general profile of these countries show that their economies are usually controlled by a handful of wealthy people who drain the country's resources whilst the majority of people suffer from hunger and live in abject poverty. The reason for this corruption is that the rulers prefer to "fleece" the country rather than nurture a productive economy.
In many Latin American countries, where dictatorial regimes are in power, it has almost become impossible to fight corruption. The members of the security forces and organised crime rings are interlinked and most people in the justice department work for them. Those who don't work for them are afraid of them. The Catholic Church, which opposes the oppression of the people by the dictatorial regimes in these countries, has become the main target and in many countries the military has assassinated priests and men of faith. In the majority of African countries, theft and murder are commonplace, people cannot go out after sunset for fear of their lives, aids and other infectious diseases are widespread, while the rich protect their homes with private security personnel.
The dark clan's activities are mainly responsible for the dire situation in these countries where drug dealing and prostitution are counted among the most profitable businesses, where unsolved murders are common, where insecurity, fear and anxiety dominate, and where the rule of law and justice are out of the question. These nations are simply unable to escape the grip of the clan members who control their governments. They even confiscate the donations sent by international aid agencies for people suffering from the effects of famine and starvation, and sell the produce intended for free distribution to the poor. It is to the advantage of these pitiless rulers for millions of their own people in their own countries to remain in hunger and destitution since this is how they maintain their lifestyles.
On top of this, those clan members claim before the nation that they are the guardians of their country's interests, that their ambition is to raise living standards to the levels of the developed world. They appear to be saying that they want the democracy, industry and science of the developed world, but what they are really saying is that they want the corrupted culture and the social decadence of the developed world without any of the religious morality or other social positives. When they speak of a government respectful of human rights and freedoms, or of high levels of science and technology, it is only pretence. What they really want to establish is a society in which free sex and adultery are common practice, where drug use is legalised and supported by the state, where the family institution is abolished and where mutual respect is destroyed.
Dipnotlar21. Grolier International America, Cilt 9, Sf. 29