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Muharram 19,1430/ January 16, 2009, # 5.
[65 issues of New Trend were published in 2008]
A very distinguished Muslim intellectual, Prof. Shahid Alam
from Northeastern University, Boston, writes a thoughtful and
thought provoking analysis titled: "Zionism in Gaza's Shattered
Mirror." This is an important contribution to the critique of
Zionism from a scholar of Bangladeshi origin.
Please scroll all the way down.
by Kaukab Siddique
Obama's inauguration on January 20 is expected to bring
together the largest gathering of people in the history of
America. The White House was built by slaves from Africa. Obama
does not have slave roots but he is in part from Africa. Thus
the symbolic value of this inauguration is immense. America is
changing in many ways and this event symbolizes the change.
In Obama's family people see hope for the future. His wife and
two beautiful children got him a very large number of votes.
Within that context Muslims have to see the unfolding of the
American power structure's new moves.
The people behind Obama, the Democratic Party, have divided
their task into two parts. Their task is going to be easy for
at least a year because of the terrible disasters, defeats and
despair visited upon America by the Bush administration. Anyone
would shine when compared to Bush.
Obama will concentrate on improving the domestic economy and on
changing the image of America in Europe. Torture will be
condemned and Gtmo will be closed down. Gestures of
reconciliation with the Muslim community will be made [
with perhaps even a token position for a "Muslim."]
Unfortunately for Muslims, the foreign policy of the USA will
remain in the hands of the Zionists. Obama's sickening silence
during Israel's horrendous slaughter of civilians in Gaza bodes
ill for peace. Vice President [elect] Biden's visit with
[Pakistani president] Zardari and Karzai of Kabul indicates
that war with Islam will continue and may well extend
U.S. Muslims thus face a dilemma: Obama will be extremely
popular in America and no one will listen to any criticism of
him. Israel's control of America and the overall attempts to
destroy Islam and to bring up "Muslim" collaborators and
"moderates" will intensify. U.S. Muslims should counter this
situation by creating independent organizations rooted in the
American people. Seek guidance from the Qur'an and the
authentic Hadith. Do not ever think that becoming part of the
power structure will help Islam. Uncle Tomism is a
characteristic of slavery and has no justification in Islam.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release:
Analysis of Gaza Tragedy by Imam Badi Ali, National Islamic
leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen:
Assesment and Change Strategies: The enemy does not
Gaza Shows that Islamic Movements like Ikhwan in Egypt and
Jordan have failed Miserably: Muslim Populations have not been
prepared to deal with Criminals like Israel
Gaza cried out for help. None came. Gaza especially cried out
to Hamas' direct constituencies in Egypt and Jordan known as
the Muslim brotherthood or Ikhwan. Hamas badly needed
"brotherhood" but didn't get it. Not that Ikhwan did not hold
demonstrations. Many impressive demonstrations were held in
Egypt and Jordan but they were counterproductive. In fact,
Ikhwan were used by the rulers of Egypt and Jordan as tools of
control and manipulation. The demonstrations were used to make
Muslims feel that they had done their job and should be
satisfied with their efforts.
Ikhwan in Egypt were not able to overthrow Hosni Mubarak, the
Egyptian tyrant. Thus Gaza's access to the Muslim world
remained shut. In Jordan, Ikhwan have popular support, but
again they were ineffective. They could not pressure or
persuade their playboy king Abdullah even to attend the Arab
summit, let alone overthrow him.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges the Ikhwan to look critically at
their ideology and their strategy. Social work and charity are
signs of compassion and caring but Ikhwan have become so bogged
down in social work and charity that they simply don't have the
spirit required to deal with the situation facing the
If Ikhwan are so infatuated with social work and charity, why
not join the social services department of the Egyptian
government, or join the police so that the fight against vice
and immorality can be carried out? Islam requires the removal
of rulers who are working with the worst enemies of Islam.
Holding demonstrations can be useful in a non-Muslim country,
like the US or UK, to help people understand the Islamic
viewpoint. To hold demonstrations in Muslim countries may have
initial benefit in mobilizing the people but if the government
knows that all you are going to do is demonstrate, it is a
waste of time.
Islamic movements should realize that GAZA CAN HAPPEN to ANY
Islamic group. The enemy has no standards of morality and no
limits to the use of power. Imagine 1.5 million people crammed
into a tiny enclave, with a tattered city and two refugee
camps, being smashed by HEAVY ARTILLERY, TANK FIRE, F16 and
helicopter gunships. Phosphorous rained down on the people of
Gaza; even then the Islamic movements could not lead the people
into revolution. None of the demonstrators in Egypt or Jordan
were killed or injured:only a few were arrested [and most
Muslims around the world are facing serious danger from
Israel and its allies. It is the 21st day of the Israeli
assault and no one has done anything to move militarily against
Israel. People everywhere in the Muslim world need to realize
that the threat is very real: Talk and demonstrations will not
make a difference. Muslim populations need to be prepared
for calamity and should be taught how to fight back. That
is where the Islamic movements can play a key role. Teach the
people that they will have to fight back if they don't
want to be slaves. NO GOVERNMENT WILL HELP THEM.
We must bring up our young people to have the Jihad mentality.
Here are the basic steps:
As you study Islam, also study your enemy and do not be so
gullible as to be taken in by propaganda. Be prepared to fight
back. The enemy is not affected by your moral talk or by your
tears. You will survive Islamically only if you fight back.
Create links with AFRICA and SOUTH AMERICA. We have natural
allies there who do not appreciate U.S.-Israeli policies.
Send your children into journalism and law: and send them into
medicine and engineering only if they are motivated to work in
situations like Gaza.
Hamas will hopefully bring up radical new young leadership. The
trauma of war is going to transform Hamas into a more radical
movement, or parts of Hamas will become more radical and break
off into new movements.
Say NO TO ISRAEL now and forever. Every child in Gaza knows
that Israel is the enemy and the Jews have committed crimes
which are unimaginable for people in other countries. A whole
new generation of Islamic youths will rise up against
Shameless Congressman Keith Ellison,
CAIR's bootlicker of the Jews, booed by Palestinians. Also
powerful speeches on Gaza and Hijabi women in the struggle.
Letter: CAIR: Bunch of Collaborators who have infected
Muslims in America
CAIR is a major element in the collaboration network which has
almost totally infected many masjids in America for a long time.
They try to give themselves plausible cover while continuing to
cooperate with the enemy, including the Jews, in a number of
ways, many of which New Trend has called attention to. They are
both "on the take" and "on the make". They will be prominently
featured in my "American Muslims" roundup of traitors and
US-Zionist assets, on whom I am building an extremely thick
file. You got me started on this project!
Husayn al-Kurdi [Chicago]
U.S. Media try to Seal off American People from horrors
perpetrated in Gaza by Israel
From New Trend's media monitor
American cable networks, MSNBC, CNN and FOX TV embraced the
Israeli version of the assault on Gaza without any reservations.
The evening news networks, NBC, ABC and CBS are not far behind.
Their themes, seemingly noted for them by Israeli officials,
are as follows:
Most surprising is the behavior of MSNBC. Keith Olbermann and
Rachel Maddow are very good at criticizing Bush [who has only
4 days left]. Rachel Maddow was excellent in her reportage of
torture committed by the Bush regime [MSNBC January 14.] yet
neither she nor Olbermann have been able to bring themselves
to look critically at Israel's assault on Gaza. [Fox is still
defending Bush and has no interest in anything critical of
Hamas is responsible for the war.
Israel's entire population is in great danger owing to the home
made rockets Hamas fires on daily basis. The rockets have
killed 3 Israelis.
Palestinian children are getting killed because Hamas fighters
hide behind their own children. Israel has no choice but to
Hamas are terrorists. They are holding the Palestinian
U.S. media have become so predictably "voices of Israel" that
many Americans now depend on European newspapers and the
Internet for their information about Gaza.
Americans are Sick of Israeli games: 4 Movies released to
"cover" Atrocities in Gaza
by Sis. Karen English [Jamaat al-Muslimeen Los Angeles]
Once again, I've had to watch Israel unleash (with pomp and
swagger) a brutal, horrific, and continuing assault on the
Palestinian people via F16 bombings, tank incursions, drone
operations and other sophisticated maneuvers underwritten by
the United States government. My heart is broken.
And, once again the world has to stomach the public relations
campaign that always accompanies this kind of aggression.
It's the same old p.r. designed to tell the same old story:
Israel is the eternal victim; the true victims are actually the
aggressors; Israel occupies the moral high ground (it would
never deliberately target civilians); Israel is engaged in a
sixty year struggle in defending its right to exist. It tells
this tired story with the help of our politicians, our
corporate media, and the knee jerk Zionists among us.
Hollywood also does its part. This time it has released no
less than four holocaust themed movies in the last eight
weeks: The Reader; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Valkyrie;
Defiance. Imagine four movies with a slavery theme or
four movies on the Armenian genocide? Wouldn't that seem a
But, who really believes in Israel's victimhood anymore? It's
almost common knowledge---outside of the US--- that this latest
campaign was months in the making. It has a political agenda:
getting Egypt and/or UN on board to close the tunnels. There's
an election coming up in which the candidates want to appear
tough and Israel is still smarting from its loss of face in
Lebanon in 2006 where the world saw its only prowess is in
dropping cluster bombs onto helpless, captive civilians.
So, the same ol' story isn't playing well anymore. The script
is a bit worn and dog eared and now it seems as if the
politicians, the talking heads, the Zionists are only talking
to each other. Alhamdullilah, the world is turning
away---generating its own "intelligence". How? Mainstream
(and Zionist controlled) media are losing the eyes and ears of
more and more people everyday. While the same talking points
play out, the audience is shrinking. Its turning to less
controlled sources of information---the internet, alternative
publications, alternative and less suspect networks. The world
is drawing its own conclusions.
Witness the huge demonstrations against Israel in cities around
the world: Copenhagen; Mexico City; London; Paris; Melbourne;
Madrid; Belfast; Edinburgh; Oslo; Berlin... The se are cities
outside of the Muslim world. These are demonstrations full of
white, rosy faces. It's a beautiful thing.
To bring this hint of a sea change closer to home, I need to
relate a little story. I have a good friend, not Muslim, who
sits on a committee that decides which festivals in the Los
Angeles area will receive funding in 2009 and 20010. Recently
they were reviewing applications and making decisions. When the
committee got to the application for the Israeli's 61st
Independence Day Festival (which included a slick video full of
Zionist propaganda about the special relationship between the
US and Israel), there was a collective groan around the table.
One of the committee members, a young woman born in Ireland,
recused herself. Most of the members bent over backwards to
try not to give funding. Unfortunately, this festival met all
the requirements and the committee had to award it some money,
though not as much for which it was applying.
This sentiment is a far cry from the days of the 1967 war when
a college friend of mine related, in a boastful way (as if it
was his own glory), the tale this little country in the middle
east, who was at war with all these big countries surrounding
it and yet it was winning. What a myth. We all know now that
the US was the source of its "success". The US would love for
Israel to succeed in this latest campaign. But that was then
and this is now.
Child Named "Adolf Hitler" taken by Foster care: Next will
they remove children named "Osama"
by Sis. 'Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]
I saw in New Trend] that very disturbing picture of the young
Palestinian boy murdered by the Israelis and it brought back
memories of African-American men and women who were victims of
lynchings in America. There is definitely a correlation
between the murders going on in Palestine and the murders of
Black people in America. The common thread is the whacked-out
belief of white supremacy. Zionism, which is Jewish
supremacist belief, doesn't even extend itself to non-White
Jews. I am not saying that non-white Jews are not culpable to
some extent for promoting zionism.
However, the same racist devils who hoisted their children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren on their shoulders as
they roasted the carcasses of their fellow Christian brethren,
who happened to be Black, are helping the Jews commit the same
types of atrocities in Palestine.
Speaking of zionists, on January 9, 2009, three children were
removed from their parents home in Holland Township, NJ, and
placed in foster care. Why? None of the authorities would say
but, I will give you a hint by telling you the name of each
child: Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell
and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.
Recently, headlines were made due to the fact that the
neighborhood bakery refused to put the name "Adolf Hitler
Campbell" on the boy's birthday cake. The children range in
age from 3 years old down to less than a year old.
If these children were removed for reasns other than their
names then, hopefully, they are better off somewhere else.
However, there are areas of New Jersey that are very Jewish and
if these children were removed solely because of their names
this is a serious violation of every Allah-Given right known to
man. The next thing you know, they will start clamping down on
children named "Osama?"
"Bin Laden tape calls for Gaza jihad"
[As reported in al-Jazeerah]
[Osama is not only alive, as this tape indicates, but continues
to give directions to Muslims all over the world. Iranian
propaganda had convinced some Muslims that Osama is either dead
or an invention of the Bush administration!. Palestine has
always been Osama's passion and now he is starting again with
Palestine ---New Trend editor.]
Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, is reported to have
issued a video recording calling on Muslims to wage jihad
against Israel over its offensive in Gaza.
The recording, which was dated to the current month in the
Islamic calendar and called "A Call for Jihad to Stop the
Aggression against Gaza", was posted on websites on
"God has bestowed us with the patience to continue the path of
jihad for another seven years, and seven and seven years," the
voice on the tape, purported to be that of bin Laden, said.
"The question is, can America continue its war with us for
several more decades to come? Reports and evidence would
It was not possible to independently identify the voice on
The 22-minute audio statement said jihad was necessary to
restore "Jerusalem and Palestine".
It criticised the way Arab governments have handled the war
Israel has been waging in Gaza for 19 days.
Nearly 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the onslaught,
and more than 4,000 others injured over the last three weeks.
Israel says 13 Israelis have been killed.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across the Arab
world in anger and protest against the attacks, but Arab
government have responded with little concrete action
The speaker on Wednesday's tape hailed the global financial
crisis as a decline in US influence around the world and said
it would, in turn, weaken Israel - one of Washington's
Gordon Johndroe, a US White House spokesman, said: "It appears
this tape demonstrates his isolation and ... looks to be an
effort to raise money as part of [al-Qaeda's] ongoing
[Obama has disclosed that his government will go all out to
kill or capture Osama and Ayman -- Editor New trend]
Thousands of Pakistani women supporting Jamaate Islami rallied
in Karachi on January 11 to condemn the Israeli assault on Gaza.
The banner in front says: "O mujahideen of Gaza, the mothers,
sisters and daughters of the Ummah are with you." The women in
leadership roles wear the niqab or face veil. Inset shows
Karachi Jamaate Islami leader Prof. Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed
addressing the gathering with Karachi's JI Ameer Muhammad
Hussain Mehnati on his left, Hafiz Naeem on his right and
activist Shuji'i on far right.
India urged not to distract Pakistan from anti-Taliban war
[Anti-Islam forces working together to undermine and exploit
Pakistan, as reported by the secularist Daily Dawn of Pakistan
- editor New Trend]
NEW DELHI, Jan 12: Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has
told India about the difficulty Kabul could face if Pakistan
was distracted from its campaign against the Taliban because of
tensions with New Delhi, sources close to his talks here with
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday.
On Saturday, Mr Karzai met US Vice-President-elect Joe Biden in
Kabul for talks on Afghanistan's reconstruction and the fight
The security situation in Afghanistan — and the fight against
Taliban insurgents there -- is one of the incoming US
administration's foreign policy priorities. It is understood
that Mr Karzai briefed Indian leaders about his talks with
The Afghan president who arrived here on an overnight visit on
Sunday expressed solidarity with the Indian people over the
terror attacks in Mumbai in November and, together with Dr
Singh, described terrorism as a threat to the entire humanity.
In a joint statement at the end of their talks, the two leaders
urged Pakistan, though without naming it, to fulfil its
international obligations to prevent terrorism in any manner.
According to the joint statement, the leaders "called for the
full compliance with bilateral, multilateral and international
obligations of states to prevent terrorism in any manner
originating from territories under their control since
terrorism emanates from the sanctuaries and training camps and
the sustenance and support received by the terrorist groups".
They also reviewed their "robust, strategic partnership" and
were satisfied at the progress in bilateral development and
reconstruction projects in all parts of Afghanistan.
The sources said although India's tone had mellowed in its
approach to Pakistan its objective to press Islamabad to comply
more faithfully with its commitments to fight terrorism had
This approach was reflected in the description used by a top
Indian army officer to the situation on the India-Pakistan
border on Monday.
"I see no war cloud in the Indo-Pak border regions," General
Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army's Central Command Lt-Gen
J.K. Mohanty was quoted as saying in Bhubaneshwar.
He said India had always wanted friendly relations with its
neighbours, but it was 200 per cent ready to deal with any
situation if they crossed the limit.
When asked about the reported troop mobilisation by Pakistan
after the Nov 26 strikes, Lt-Gen Mohanty said India was hardly
bothered by the exercise.
In their talks, Dr Singh and Mr Karzai "reaffirmed the special
relationship between India and Afghanistan, to build a strong,
united and prosperous Afghanistan and to work towards peace,
stability and development of the entire region".
Zionism in Gaza's Shattered Mirror
M. Shahid Alam
At a time when Palestinian men, women and children, corralled
in the ghetto of Gaza since 1948, are daily, hourly,
relentlessly, being bombed from the air, land and sea, it is
instructive to turn to some of the founding fathers of Zionism,
and ask what they might have thought about this obscene
consequence of their messianic vision.
In the writings of these founding fathers, the Palestinians
rarely merit even a passing reference. You can pore through one
of the earliest statements of the Zionist credo, Moses Hess'
Rome and Jerusalem, but you will find not a single
reference to 'Muslims' or 'Arabs.' Twice, the word 'Palestinian'
enters this venerated text; the first time, it appears in
connection with the training of Jewish youth for the "life of a
Palestinian farmer;' and the second refers to the 'Jerushalmi
Palestinian Talmud Sanhedrin.' Palestine always exists,
inscribed on some divine tablet, as Israeli land; but there are
If you search Theodore Herzl's The Jewish State, you
come away with the same disappointing results. It contains not
a single reference to Muslims, Arabs or Palestinians: or even
Bedouins. Incredibly, a search through Arthur Hertzberg's The
Zionist Idea, a classic anthology of excerpts from several
generations of Zionist thinkers, produced identical results.
The Muslims, Arabs or Palestinians never entered into their
plans for a Jewish state. To use a term from Lawrence Davidson,
this is 'perceptual depopulation' of Palestine, at its extreme.
Nearly from the outset, the Zionists exuded power. Palestine
was a thing to be bought; and if it was not for sale, they
would take it by force. Twice, Rabbi Kalischer urged the head
of the Rothschild family and Moses Montefiore to buy Palestine
- or, at least, Jerusalem - from the Ottoman Sultan. More than
once, Theodore Herzl too offered to buy Palestine from the
Ottoman Sultan. He was told, it was not for sale.
That would not derail Zionist plans; they could persuade one or
more European powers to take it for the Jews by force.
In 1818, Mordecai Noah, an early American Zionist, proposed
that the Jews could create their own army and do it themselves.
Nearly all Zionists were more pragmatic: they decided to let
the Europeans do it for them.
This is how Theodore Herzl laid out his plan for
creating a Jewish state. "Let the sovereignty be granted us
over a portion of the globe large enough to satisfy the
rightful requirements of a nation; the rest we shall manage
for ourselves (italics added)." Hidden in that innocuous
'the rest' are the unmentionable people who inhabited Palestine.
Two agencies would suffice to carry out this plan: The
Society of Jews and The Jewish Company.
In the plan that Herzl worked out, The Society of Jews
would "treat with the present masters of the land [the Ottomans],
putting itself under the protectorate of the European powers..."
Herzl adds that the "creation of our state would be beneficial
to adjacent countries...;" but the people living there
However, Herzl does pay careful attention to more weighty
matters, such as how best to get rid of the "wild beasts" in
the country they would appropriate. The methods used to
colonize Palestine (or Argentina) would have to be modern,
using the latest technology. "It is foolish," he explains, "to
revert to old stages of civilization, as many Zionists would
like to do."
Here is how the Zionists should work, Herzl explained, if they
"were obliged to clear a country of wild beasts..." "We should
not take spear and lance," he emphasizes, "and go out singly in
pursuit of bears; we should organize a large and lively
hunting party, drive the animals together, and throw a
melinite bomb into their midst (italics added)."
It is most unlikely that Herzl was speaking - even
subconsciously, I will grant - of the Palestinians when he
explains for the benefit of Jewish colons, how to clear their
colony of "wild beasts" such as "bears."
Nevertheless, who can escape noticing the eerie parallels
between the methods that he proposes to get rid of the "wild
beasts" and the strategy and tactics that Jewish colonists have
adopted since 1948 to clear Palestine of its
Already, in the 1930s, the Yishuv had created "a large
and lively hunting party" called the Haganah that would
grow very quickly after 1948 into one of the most formidable
militaries in the world.
In 1948, this "large and lively hunting party" would launch its
first massive drive to "clear" Palestine of the "wild"
Palestinians. The "hunting party" has since worked to ensure
that the "wild" Palestinian refugees would never return to
their lands. Whenever the "wild" Palestinians have ventured out
of their refugee pens to re-enter or reclaim their lands, the
"hunting party" has deterred them by throwing "a melinite bomb
in their midst."
A second drive to clear out the "wild" Palestinians was
launched in 1967, when a much-expanded "hunting party" captured
all of Palestine.
After 1967, the Israeli "hunting party" began to implement a
new plan for clearing out the West Bank and Gaza of the "wild"
Palestinians. Eager to make room for new cohorts of Jewish
settlers, the "hunting party" began to "drive...together" the
"wild" Palestinians into ever-smaller enclaves within these
newly acquired territories.
In Gaza, the Israeli plans began to run into difficulty with
the start of the Second Intifada in 2000. The Islamist Hamas
had been gaining strength in the heavily overcrowded and
miserable pens to which the Palestinians had been confined
since 1948. In preparation for a new approach to neutralizing
the besieged Palestinians, Israel adopted a new approach in
2005. It removed its "hunting party," including Jewish settlers,
out of harm's way, as it moved to seal Gaza's borders, the
better to throw "melinite bombs into their midst."
It is the ghastly culmination of this new strategy we have been
witnessing in Gaza over the past weeks.
Israel is the crowning achievement of modernity in our times,
of the rational, efficient and ruthless pursuit of power for
one tribe; its success depends now, as in the past, on the
massive deployment of "melinite bombs" against virtually
unarmed "wild beasts."
In the words of Herzl, again, Israel seeks to complete its
colonial-settler enterprise "in a bolder and more stately style
than was ever adopted before, for we now possess means which
men never yet possessed."
Yet, for more than a hundred years since the launching of the
Zionist project, the "wild" Palestinians have remained
undefeated. For more than thirty years, they faced the "iron
wall of British bayonets;" and since 1948, they have
courageously stood up against the thickening "iron wall of
The Palestinians have one resource the Zionists do not have:
they have justice on their side.
Yet, justice has not always prevailed when it has been
overmatched by brute force. America's dead natives can testify
to that. That is the hope that drives Israelis; they are
sustained by their conviction that they "possess means which
men never yet possessed."
Perhaps, world conscience will wake up in time to convince the
Zionists to the contrary. Perhaps, this can happen before it is
too late, before the tide of history has turned decisively
Israel can only be sustained if it can score repeated victories
against the peoples of the Middle East - clear, quick and
stunning victories, like those of 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1982.
That has been changing, starting with Israel's unilateral
retreat from Lebanon in 2000. Then there was Israel's costly
and transparent failure to attain any of its objectives with
the massive onslaught against Hizbullah in 2006. Israel faces
another failure against Hamas now, against a much weaker foe.
How will Israel save face after this? Will they persist in
their attempt to destroy the Palestinians, with a new
generation of "melinite bombs" dispatched from the United
States? Alternatively, will Israeli mothers force Israeli
warmongers to make a sincere determination to make amends to
the Palestinians and learn to live with them in a
Let us hope that Israelis - at last - will make the right choice.
M. Shahid Alam is professor of economics at Northeastern
University. He is author of Challenging the New Orientalism
(2007). Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the
author's website at http://aslama.org.
From: K. Hamza in India
Indian Muslims CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISRAELI OFFENSIVE:
Israel-India Spy Venture
In the wake of the recent Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip
and subsequent death toll of Palestinians mounting horrendously,
several Muslim organizations in India have staged protest
marches. Massive crowds marched through the streets in major
cosmopolitan cities on last Friday. Placard-waving protesters
shouting against Israel's inhuman atrocities in Gaza. In almost
all mosques, Imams in their Friday sermons urged Muslims to
raise their voice against the imperialist forces and prayed for
those who died in the conflict. They called for snapping of
India's diplomatic relationship with Israel immediately.
The Youth Wing of the Muslim Educational Society (MES) had
organized a postcard campaign against Israel's brutal and
senseless assault on civilian lives in Gaza. Hundreds of people
from all walks of life, including elected representatives from
the cities, media persons, cultural leaders, social activists,
educationists and journalists took part in the campaign by
writing in their own hand to the Indian Prime Minister, and the
Secretary General of the United Nations, the U.S. President
and the Israeli President appealing to stop attacks on the
Palestinians in Gaza under the guise of fighting against
terrorist outfits using unconventional weapons. Gaza civilians
continue to suffer the horrors of war since the war began on
December 27. Further the Israeli blockade of Gaza has caused
acute shortage of food, fuel and medicine in the region where
the residents, most of them are women, children and elderly
people, are forced to flee from the cities clutching babies and
hurriedly packed bags after sleepless nights. Israel's Deputy
Defense Minister, Matan Vilaini had threatened Gaza with a
"bigger Shoah" (In Hebrew it means : genocide)).
The Solidarity Youth Movement, an affiliated wing of Jam'athe
Islami Hind organized a people's rally in Kochi, Kerala on
Monday, January 12 and condemned the Israeli attack. The
Indian National League (INL) and the Kerala Muslim Jamaath
Youth Council have demanded the Centre Government of the United
Progressive Allies (UPA) to sever the relationship with Israel.
All other Muslim and minority political parties protested that
India still continued its diplomatic relations with the Jewish
State even after the latter unleashed inhuman atrocities to
Palestinians in defiance of the international law and the U.N.
Charter. The barbaric level of most devastatingly concentrated
bombing was with a core motive of reaffirming Israeli military
supremacy in the region. Under the rule of the Congress,
India had been pursuing "Non-Alignment " foreign policy without
falling under the spell or the influence of the superpowers,
neither West nor the East.
It is painfully obvious that India is pursuing a policy of
subservience to the Jewish-American dictates and kowtowing to
the powerful Israeli lobby in Washington. It proves beyond any
doubt that India has been trapped in a strategic snare
conspired by Us-Israel lobby.
The Hindu fascist forces had taken initiative in establishing
diplomatic relations with Israel when the former came to power
after electoral victory in early '90s. The leaders of the
Indian National Congress were reluctant to recognize the
Israeli State which they condemned as a illegitimate child born
under the midwifery of the British empire. Even Gandhiji, the
freedom fighter and father of Indian nation had not recognized
Israel as it had driven out the Palestinians from their mother
land. Israel had usurped the land of Palestine and its fascist
style illegal occupation of Arab's land under the folly claim
of Biblical land, a "Grand Israel State stretching from the
Euphretis to Nile." Driven by this belligerent greed, the
Zionist enemy waged war in 1967, and occupied territories of
Palestine and the other Arab countries. It is painfully obvious
that Israel is continuing its wanton act of aggression against
Muslim countries while the Arab regimes remain silent
spectators in the region despite the fact that they possess
enormous wealth and great potential, the OIL which they can use
against the Zionists and their supporters.
Recently, India facilitated the launch of an Israeli spy
satellite that was now being used to spot with pinpoint
accuracy enemies targets for attack. Further the influence
and activities of Israel's secret service MOSSAD and the
American CIA have been increased in India. All available
evidences indicate that there was a link between their presence
and terrorist attacks in India. The fascist party, the BJP
ruled States such as Gujarat and Karnataka are planning to send
troops of counter terrorist personnel to Israel for further
training under Mossad Secret Service.
There are some striking similarities in the policy of the BJP,
the Hindu fascist party and Israel. The Hindu extremists are
striving to establish a Hindu Rashtra in India on its
scriptural theology solely ruled by the Brahmins, the upper
caste Hindus, and Israel is using its nerve and verve to
establish a "Grand Jewish State" in the Middle East by invading
and occupying the neighboring Arab Muslim territories.. In both
cases, Muslim population and Islam are posing stumbling blocks.
The only remedy to this malady is annihilation (genocide) of
Muslims. That is what Israel is doing now with Washington's
persistent support. Often it appears that whenever any
resolution against Israel is tabled for debate in the Security
Council of UNO, the US would veto it.
Israel has emerged as India's second biggest defence equipment
partner in the major project for joint development of medium
range surface to air missiles.. It is the Washington's policy
to support Israel to consolidate its grip over territories it
deems vital for its interests. Recently, India has also become
a strategic partner of the US-Israel by signing the
controversial Nuclear Deal. In the aftermath of 9/11,
Washington has already branded the countries as friends and
foes on its war on terror.
What is required at this crucial stage is the unity of the Umma
under powerful and pious leadership. Let us hope and pray.
2009-01-17 Sat 03:46:45 cst