Social justice activists are facing an “unprecedented” threat of “war on terrorism” as the war against ISIS draws to a close.
Social justice activist Joshua Wong said that the “war” on terror is not only being waged by the US and its allies, but also by the world’s governments, and that “there are no end to the wars we’re fighting”.
“If we are going to fight it, we need to start working together to stop it,” he told The Straits Times.
Mr Wong, who was born in China and currently resides in Hong Kong, said that “we can’t stop fighting” if “the people are fighting for justice”.
“I believe that we need an open and democratic political process,” he said.
“I want to see an open, transparent, and democratic electoral process in China.
I believe that China has the right to do that.”
Mr Wong added that China’s leaders “don’t want to win the war”, but rather “keep fighting for their political interests”.
The anti-US sentiment in China is now so strong, he said, that even if China had to resort to a war, “it would be a very different outcome”.
“What we need is to stop the war,” he added.
“We have to stop our war.
We need to stop trying to keep winning the war.
It’s time for us to stop fighting.”
The “war against ISIS” has seen the US-led coalition of the world powers launch a major military campaign to defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and parts of Africa.
The US-backed coalition has claimed more than 100,000 civilian lives, including civilians in Iraq, and has destroyed or crippled thousands of targets.
Social media employment”We need an independent political process that is free and open to debate and discussion, he added, as well as a “transparent and democratic” electoral process.”
That is what I’m trying to build in the country,” he explained.
Mr Wu was joined in his comments by several other activists and activists, including two students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.”
The idea of ‘war’ has become so widespread and has become normalized that it’s almost meaningless,” one of the students, Gui Minhai, told the Straits Report.”
We have to fight for our own freedoms.””
That is not a war at all.
We have to fight for our own freedoms.”
Activists say the war on terrorism is not just being waged in Syria and Iraq, but has also spread to other countries around the world, including Australia, the US, and other Western nations.
Activist Joshua Wong, pictured in 2014, said the “ticking bomb” of war on social media has given rise to a new generation of activists.
“If you are going through an election, there are a lot of people you are supposed to get on the ballot paper for and you should get them on the same day,” Mr Wong said.
“You are not supposed to do this.
It is not fair.”
The war on terror began in the early 2000s, when the US launched its first military strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Taliban was largely defeated and the Taliban were eventually forced out of Afghanistan, but the US continued to target Afghanistan’s Taliban and al-Qaeda networks.
The wars against the so-called Taliban in the late 2000s and early 21st century have continued, as US-US relations soured and President Donald Trump became increasingly critical of China and its role in the region.
“China is the biggest enemy of the United States in the Middle East,” Mr Trump said in April, after the US announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
“They are killing innocent people.
They are destroying our country.
They have no respect for human life,” he continued.”
And they have no regard for the rule of law.”