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23 Ramadan 1438 A.H.- June 18, 2017 Issue # 25, Newsletter # 1711
Hadith of the Week
How to end Sibling Rivalry?
Nauman bin Basheer, r.a.,narrates : My father gave me a
special gift and then went to the Prophet, pbuh, to let him
bear witness [and bless it.]. The Prophet, pbuh, asked: Have
you given a similar gift to your other children? He said:
No. Then the Prophet, pbuh, said, I cannot be witness to
[Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal # 18601]
Six page document given to 100 Muslims at Masjid Fatima.
Something Strange and Disappointing Happened at this Masjid.
In On June 16, after Juma at a small masjid in the town of
Catonsville, MD, a 6-page Jamaat document was given to 100
muslims, mostly Pakistani-Americans.
The 6 pages were as follows:
Hate group's against Muslims failed.
Washington briefing about children under Israeli occupation.
Afghanistan, Somalia, and Philippines.
Syria and Iraq.
Holocaust Museum and censorship.
Ehsanul Sadequee, Bangladeshi prisoner of the week in U.S.
Something strange happened at this masjid. The crowd was big
because it was Juma during Ramadan. Instead of inviting the
people to Allah and Islam, the Masjid preacher gave a long
talk as a fund-raiser for the masjid. He bragged about how
much money he had given and how much more was needed. He
went overtime and would not stop urging people to donate at
least $1,000 each. It seems that where rich Pakistanis go,
the focus is on money rather than on the Islamic message.
The large crowd, many of them young people, looked extremely
bored. American style fund raising should be taboo in a
place of worship. May God have mercy on the Ummah.
Political Prisoners :
First Notice of Shamim Siddiqi's latest book.
[The author is the most prominent scholar of da,wah in
After Becoming Muslim, What Next?
PREFACE & DEDICATION
In the name of ALLAH, The Magnificent. The Merciful
Alhamdulillah, I have written so far the following eleven
books about the feasibility towards introducing the truthful
concept of paramount Abrahamic Islamic faith to Judeo-
Christian Community of Euro-American Society and elsewhere
in the world where the people of Abrahamic faith live. All
are available on my Website
One can visit my Website and go through them to find out
their contents and feel my eagerness to do the same as early
as possible along with the intense reality that this
phenomenon work can be done now by Muslims only. So, in the
fitness of the matter, Muslims should be the first to be
revived as pioneers of this Supreme task of Revival. The
task was originally entrusted to them as the Qur'an dictates
in Verse # 110 of Surah Al-Imran and it is the Muslims who
again can do it as their Champion as they did at the advent
of sixth century AD.
"You are [The Muslims] the best Community that has been
raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid
the indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the people of
the Scripture had believed, it had been better for them.
Some of them are believers but most of them are
[Verse#110 of Surah Al-Imran]
So, the Muslims have, therefore, no choice but to resurrect
their fate as "Ummatun Wasatan", [the best of nations], rise
to the occasion, and make them as the Role Model in the
Community of nations in every respect and invite the Judeo -
Christian Community and the Pagan world to follow their
footpath in order to have peace, order and harmony in the
human abode, solve the human problems with the help of
Divine Guidance that the Qur'an presents for humans. This is
our foremost obligation as Muslim and we are obliged to do
so as our priority # 0ne. In this context, I produced the
essential literature so for, keeping the aforesaid vision
crystal clear and paramount before us, exhorting Muslims to
do their assigned job as the foremost call from our Creator
and Sustainer and equally urging the Western secular
societies to follow what our Creator and Sustainer demands
from all of us.
The readers will find both the paramount concept and concern
running together with equal force in all my books. The theme
has reached to the Climax in my last books # 10 & 11 -
'Calling Humanity" and "Global Islamic Movement -Why &
How?". I am sure, my prolong humble efforts will convince
the readers to go through the final effort that I am
presenting in this book to answer the Question of - "WHY &
HOW?" that I envisioned in my last book for Muslim Ummah to
think and undertake as the paramount mission of our
A US air force jet fighter shot down an Assad regime jet
which was bombing SDF Kurdish fighters advancing towards
There is competition between Russian backed Assad and
American backed SDF to reach the ISIS capital of
The shoot down was near Tabaqa.
June 16. Jerusalem.
In a clash between armed Israeli security troops and knife
carrying Palestinians, an Israeli police officer was stabbed
to death and two injured. All three Palestinian attackers
were shot dead by the Israelis.
The attack has been claimed by the Islamic State [IS].
Hamas is objecting to the claim and saying it was their
people. ISIS is becoming a problem for Hamas which is
leaning towards Iran.
Believe it or not.
Sex Trafficking of Women has reached Small Town Nebraska big
On June 15, the "Take it away" program of NPR broadcast a
summary of Nebraska TVs report on the trafficking of women
in the small towns of Nebraska. Young women are being sold
for sex across this far away state in the small towns. More
than 900 cases have been detected in a year.
The small towns, according to this report, cooperate with
each other to use women in such a way that it remains a
secret till once in a while the colossal level of this
tragedy comes out.
Many of the women are from Nebraska itself. Some families
sell their own daughters.
The scale of this sex slavery is so big that almost every
little town is involved.
Pity the Nigerian People. This is what their rich elites
Nigerian Billionaire Marries Model in $6.4 Million Wedding
Plenty of people dream of fairytale weddings, but Folarin
Alakija and Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar's nuptials make
fairytales (and our Pinterest boards) look downright quaint.
Alakija, the son of a Nigerian oil billionaire, and
Ghaissarifar, an Iranian model, said "I do" in a ceremony
that came with a price tag of $6.3 million dollars.
The wedding was held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire,
England and the guest list included the likes of supermodel
Shanina Shaik and fashion blogger Temi Otedola. As if the
venue itself isn't stunning enough, celebrity florist Jeff
Leatham curated one million white roses to adorn the
interior. Check out the full flower walls and hanging
Our reader Br. Mohammed Mahfooz of Michigan quoted these
verses of the Qur'an on this wedding:
"Verily, Qarun was of Musa's (Moses) people, but he behaved
arrogantly towards them. And We gave him of the treasures,
that of which the keys would have been a burden to a body of
strong men. Remember when his people said to him: "Do not
exult (with riches, being ungrateful to Allah). Verily Allah
likes not those who exult (with riches, being ungrateful to
"But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on
you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion
of lawful enjoyment in this world; and do good as Allah has
been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily,
Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes
and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers,
He said: "This has been given to me only because of the
knowledge I possess." Did he not know that Allah had
destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than
him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had
collected? But the Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers,
polytheists, sinners) will not be questioned of their sins
(because Allah knows them well, so they will be punished
without being called to account).
So he went forth before his people in his pomp. Those who
were desirous of the life of the world, said: "Ah, would
that we had the like of what Qarun has been given! Verily he
is the owner of a great fortune."
But those who had been given knowledge said: "Woe to you!
The Reward of Allah (in the Hereafter) is better for those
who believe and do righteous good deeds, and this none shall
attain except those who are As-Sabirun (the patient in
following the truth)."
So We caused the earth to swallow him and his dwelling
place. Then he had no group or party to help him against
Allah, nor was he one of those who could save
And those who had desired (for a position like) his position
the day before, began to say: "Know you not that it is Allah
Who enlarges the provision or restricts it to whomsoever He
pleases of His slaves. Had it not been that Allah was
Gracious to us, He could have caused the earth to swallow us
up (also)! Know you not that the disbelievers will never be
That home of the Hereafter We assign to those who do not
desire exaltedness upon the earth or corruption. And the
[best] outcome is for the righteous.
Sura Al Qasas 28 Ayat 76 -
Voices of Concerned American Muslims
On June 17, the National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat
al-Muslimeen was held in Baltimore, Maryland.
It was a 12-hour meeting which discussed, analyzed and
issued solutions for all the major problems facing the
Muslims of America.
The logistical associate was Sis. Kristi.
The Chairperson was Imam Ali Siddiqui and he also lead the
Concluding statements and texts to show Islamic reasons for
holding a Shoora in Ramadan were given by Br. Kaukab
Siddique [ameer of the Jamaat].
A delicious meal for iftar was brought by a Bangladeshi
halal restaurant.. Desserts were also provided.
Some of the main speakers included:
Br. Solano [Texas]
Br. Abu Talib [New York]
Sis. Ayesha & Br. Ali [Virginia]
Br. Salahuddin [Colorado]
Br. Sennaar [Baltimore]
Sis. Nadrat [Maryland]
Br. Kalem [Washington, Dc]
Br. Hyder [Canada]
Imam Ali [Virginia]
Br. Kaukab [Pennsylvania]
The issues agreed upon by members of the Shoora are subsumed
in the resolutions presented here.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen National Majlis-e-Shura Resolutions:
We condemn police violence against Black men in the
United States, and the near universal aquittals of police
when cases are brought in such killings. We condole with the
family of Philando Castile, Terence Crutcher, and other
We stand with the Latino community against escalated
harassment, raids, and deportations by ICE (Immigration and
Customs Enforcement) under Donald Trump.
We call for the immediate release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui,
innocent Pakistani woman held political prisoner by the
United States; in the interim, we insist that an independent
team of doctors, which include her sister, Dr. Fowzia
Siddiqui, be allowed into the prison to evaluate Dr. Aafia's
physical and mental state.
We deplore the political imprisonment, maltreatment in
prison, and death in captivity of renowned Islamic scholar
Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman.
We deplore the political imprisonment and maltreatment in
prison of Attorney Lynne Stewart (attorney for Dr. Omar
Abdel Rahman before her imprisonment), which led to her
early death from cancer after she was released.
We extend our condolences to the family of Sekou Kambui,
Black Panther Party and Republic of New Afrika member, held
political prisoner by the United States for 47 years. He
died in May, after having been free for less than three
We categorically condemn the dropping of the largest bomb
in the U.S. on the defenseless nation of Afghanistan.
We condemn the $38 billion military aid package from the
U.S. to the apartheid entity of Israel.
We deplore the imprisonment and killings of Palestinian
children by the Zionist entity.
We condemn the bombing and infliction of massive
casualties on the Syrian cities of Alppo, Raqqa, and
Damascus, and on the Iraqi city of Mosul; in particular, we
deplore the use of White Phosphorus, a deadly chemical agent
prohibited by International Law, on Mosul and Raqqa.
We urge Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to commit himself
to Islam, and to not try to appease both sides.
We urge Iran not to support the tyrant of Syria, Bashar
al-Assad, and to rejoin the Islamic community of the
We deplore the gargantuan sale of weapons by the U.S. to
Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Invitation to Think
from Br.Robert Solano
Manipulation of People's Minds can lead to Terrorism: The
It did not surprise me that another act of terrorism took
place in Alexandria Virginia this past week. What surprised
me was that it was a follower of Senator Sanders in his
attempt to get elected President and that the group of
people, including a Congressman was overwhelmingly
I started to think about what I had learned for over half a
century as an adult in this country of ours. I recalled that
the North Koreans were working with Mind Control techniques
in the early 1950's with the prisoners of war. The US was
also conducting experiments using LSD and other methods.
Then some scientists came up with the idea of using
"subliminal messages" to influence human behavior. They
tried it out in a movie theater where instant messages
appeared on the screen telling people to buy popcorn. And it
worked. People without realizing it got up from their
theater seat and went to the lobby to buy popcorn.
Many have forgotten about these studies since it has not
been mentioned for over fifty years. But it was learned that
a person had to be susceptible to what they were told in
subliminal messages. If you did not like popcorn you did not
pay attention to it.
I'm sure the Mind Control Weapon has been perfected and I'm
convinced it is used today by enemies of Islam to get some
Muslims to do what the government calls "terroristic acts".
If you are a good follower of Islam but have a weakness for
injustices and abuses, you can be manipulated by what I call
a "Mind Control Secret Weapon" and made to do things which
if you had time to reason you would not do. I have no
counter solution except be careful of Television, movies and
try to let Allah take care of Evil in this world and just
concentrate on worshiping Allah.
But another issue comes to me now: Why was this weapon used
on this non-Muslim Terrorist and by whom? Was it the
Russians? Was it Mossad? Was it some government people that
are trying to reduce the constant news reporting on the
Trump's aids involvement of Russia's attempt to influence
our Presidential Election? I don't have an answer. But why
don't terrorists ever attack a Zionist facility or a house
of worshiping used by Jews? Whomever is using this Mind
Control Weapon does not want to use it against Zionists or
even better the Mind Control Machine has not been perfected
- Br. Robert Solano lives in Texas and is a member of the
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team. He's conducted da'wa
over the past several decades to the Hispanic community and
given the Spanish translation of the Qur'an to more than 500
Mosul Week 35 Trump week 21
Heavy Fighting as Shia Forces Launch new Assault on Mosul's
Old City Sector
Following 20 new air strikes by the US air force on Mosul's
Islamic State defenders, Shia military forces attacked the
inner city defenses. The large scale attack by the Baghdad
regime could not make much headway as their offensive was
blunted by ten human bombers.
The US air force hits any movement in and around Mosul's
Islamic State held areas. Under cover of the air strikes,
the best military units Baghdad has try to enter the old
The condition of the defenders is being undermined by lack
of electricity, clean water and food.
The Baghdad regime is urging the small Islamic defense force
to surrender. The odds are too great. 10 to 1.
However the resistance is very strong and the regime forces
are paying a heavy price even under cover of the US air
The Islamic State flag is flying over El Nuri mosque in the
heart of the old city.
Reinforcements are Being Sent to re-Capture the City of
June 18. After four and a half weeks of fighting, most of
Marawi city in the deep south of the Phiippiines remains in
the hands of mujaheddine groups known as Maute supported by
Some of the fighters have gone back to the countryside but a
small force is holding on to the commercial center of the
The regime has now ordered elite new troops to reinforce
those who are trying to enter Marawi.
New "Insider" Attack on US Troops.
June 16 in Mazare Sharif, an Afghan soldier who successfully
infiltrated troops being trained by the US opened fire on US
special forces hitting 7 of them. The US says that they were
injured but the Afghans say they were killed.
More than 50% of Afghanistan is under Taliban control. Some
areas are under Islamic State control.
Kurdish-American Advance on Raqqa Repulsed. IS Using tiny
Drones. White Phosphorous Used by US.
HRW Notes "staggering" Loss of Civilian lives. Assad's
Iranians/Russians Hammering Jobar & Daraa. Battle in
The Assad regime with the Russian air force and Iranian
artillery has been hammering the suburbs of Damascus as part
of its program to force the populations to leave so that
Shias from Iraq and Afghanistan can be settled there. The
suburb of Jobar and other areas of eastern Ghouta are under
Daraa. The people of this southern Syrian city ruled by
citizens under the banner of the FSA was hammered by the
Assad regime for a whole week of bombing and shelling, a
storm of deadly munitions. Then suddenly on June 18 it
stopped. Probably the population of Daraa can be persuaded
to leave. [There have been a THOUSAND strikes by Russia and
In Latakia province, look like the mujahedeen groups
smuggled in grad missiles from Turkey and hit Assad's
forces. Assad's troops suffered considerable losses here on
June 11-18. The initial news said that US Special Forces &
SDF Kurds [Communists] sounded like they were breaking into
Raqqa [the Islamic State capital]. The news turned out to be
incorrect. The outskirts of Raqqa had no defenses but once
the Kurd-US coalition reached the IS line of defense, their
attack was repulsed and has come to a complete stand still.
A new tactic the Islamic State [IS] is using effectively is
the use of small drones they have built and these tiny
drones are sent out in swarms to attack the American forces
with grenades. [SOHR has posted a video of American
casualties being taken out of the Raqqa area by
Here is what America's Foreign Policy magazine has written
in its latest issue. [Received by New Trend via Sis.
[Next three paragraphs.]
"Islamic State drones are attacking U.S. Special Operations
forces located around the group's de-facto capital of Raqqa
in Syria, U.S. officials and Syrian fighters said, sometimes
disrupting the ability of American troops to call in
The Pentagon, in response, is looking to send additional
anti-drone equipment and troops into Syria, according to one
official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss
Unlike in Mosul, where U.S. forces have deployed an array of
drone-stopping systems, U.S. troops on the ground in Raqqa
are operating with fewer resources and have a limited
ability to defend against the small, hard-to-spot aircraft,
the official said. The off-the-shelf drones, sometimes used
in swarms by the extremist group, are often rigged to drop
small 40mm grenade-sized munitions with a relatively high
degree of accuracy.
In Raqqa, the Islamic State has been attacking U.S.
targeting teams working alongside the coalition of Kurdish
and Arab fighters, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces or
SDF, the official said. The teams — usually operating
from a vehicle with radios and a computer synced to
communicate with the aircraft overhead — often have a
spotter looking for incoming drones. In recent days,
according to one SDF fighter, the Americans were preparing
for a set of strikes after receiving coordinates from their
Syrian counterparts when they had to move position because
of a drone"
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH [HRW} has noted the rising death toll of
civilians in Raqqa owing to bombing by the US air force and
members of the American coalition. The use of WHITE
PHOSPHOROROUS by the US air force has been confirmed. Here
is what Human Rights Watch and Foreign Policy magazine have
"Separately but relatedly, it appears that U.S. forces are
using white phosphorous in areas in Iraq and Syria —
including Raqqa, a stronghold of Islamist extremists, but
one still populated with civilians. White phosphorous is not
technically banned as a chemical weapon, but can cause burns
and start fires.
"No matter how white phosphorus is used, it poses a high
risk of horrific and long-lasting harm in crowded cities
like Raqqa and Mosul and any other areas with concentrations
of civilians," Human Rights Watch arms director Steve Goose
said. "U.S.-led forces should take all feasible precautions
to minimize civilian harm when using white phosphorus in
Iraq and Syria."
News Within the U.S.
Amazing,Good News: Doing Good For the Refugees without
Talking Much about it.
[The writer is a teenager, a Part of the brilliant new
generation of Muslims.]
Community Service Needed and Worthy of Praise
By: Maitha Ali
(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) - In response to the oppressive
political and economic climates within the Middle East and
Africa, large flocks of refugees have been displaced in
various countries, including the United States. In fact,
according to a demographic study completed by Pew Research
Center, nearly 85,000 displaced refugees entered the U.S. in
the fiscal year of 2016 (PRC, 2016). Since then, many
churches and other non-profit organizations have taken the
initiative to intervene with the affairs of the refugees,
sacrificing an extensive amount of resources, efforts, and
time in attempt to assist them.
A prominent and notable non-profit organization in the small
yet populated city of Greensboro, North Carolina, has a
similar mission. The Islamic Center of the Triad (ICT)
Refugees Committee, founded by a team of Muslim activists,
is a newly established organization with hopes of aiding
families who have endured separation, immense discomfort,
and suffering. This team is determined to empower and
transform the lives of the displaced refugees who know
little to nothing about America.
"Our non-profit organization was primarily established to
serve the ends and objectives of the refugee's community
where the government and other resettlement agencies may
lack in support and/or resources," Sheikh Badi Ali, one of
the founding members stated.
The ICT Refugees Committee, oversees 97 families within
Guilford County, including the cities of Greensboro and High
Point. While more than half of the refugee families are from
Syria, the rest represent the countries of Iraq, Yemen,
Afghanistan, Congo, Bhutan, Somalia, and Sudan.
Of course, this overwhelming selfless service is not
achieved in solitary - however in solidarity.
"We maintain constant contact with our partnerships of
numerous resettlement agencies as well as some churches,
such as the College Park Baptist Church," executive Director
of the ICT Refugees Committee, May Zamamiri, stated.
"This not only avoids overlapping of services, but unites
our community towards one cause - regardless of our
individual differences," Zamamiri added.
Considerable efforts assembled by the ICT Refugees Committee
include monthly educational orientations, featuring
credentialed guest speakers who discussed topics of
Medicaid, rights as a refugee, job hunting, and ways to
access different services and resources. In addition to
education, schooling, and adapting to the new environment of
American laws and culture. The Committee has also assisted
by providing counseling and health check-ups, in which
several refugees were diagnosed and treated for any physical
or mental faults. Also, clothing, furniture, and food
drives, were carried out on several occurrences.
Earlier this week, because the holy month of Ramadan was
approaching soon, the ICT Refugees Committee evenly
distributed a 55-pound box to all families, obtaining a
variety of halal meat and other food products.
So how is this non-profit organization notably accomplished?
And why do they sacrifice their own personal endeavors?
Zamamiri explained how her background as a bilingual
Palestinian benefits her in this field of work.
"Palestinians are generally closer to the language and
culture. For the sake of Allah (SWT) anyone can do this job,
but being a practicing member of the religion of Islam and
knowing the culture and the language - I make it easier for
She goes on to state, "This is what sets us apart from other
agencies - not only our drive, but our diversity, and
ability to naturally connect without having cultural or
"I am an immigrant, so I understand," Samira Khan, Outreach
Officer of the ICT Refugees Committee stated. Khan is a
self-motivated, and exceptionally educated individual from
Pakistan, who shared her struggles as a former refugee -
mentioning that even the three languages she was fluent in,
were not useful when she initially entered the U.S.
"At one point, I had to start a new life too, so I am not
only physically involved with these individuals [refugees],
but mentally and emotionally too." Khan said.
According to Sheikh Badi Ali, "Without volunteers, we would
not be able to continue the work we do. Always get
involved." Ali also believes that service is a form of
worship and explicated the importance of making the refugees
"We are all only human. These people may not remember what
you did for them, but they won't forget how secure and happy
you made them feel," Ali said.
Ali concluded, "We worship Allah (SWT) by serving, caring,
and loving our community and the community at large."
Arab Leadership Quagmire: Do They Need More Weapons or More
[Photo: Saudi Military]
By Mahboob Khawaja, PhD.
As the challenges and devastation in the Middle East spreads
like a cancer, Saudi Arabia buys bigger military boots, and
the entire region girds for war rather than trying to find a
peaceful solution. Whether this persistent action against
the good of the people is driven by greed or for the wish to
ensure the royal hegemony, it is devastating to all states
and peoples in the region. At this point it seems that the
grip of an iron fist is being weilded withou mercy or
discretion. Is there a way out of this situation? The
question becomes increasingly critical as the loose cannon
in Washington, Trump, crashes through fragile relationships
that were in the process of bearing fruit - as in Qatar -
leaving frayed ends in his wake and exacerbating tensions
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab Leadership Puzzle
Western political dinner tables spare not a day without
hollow laughter about what the Arab leaders say and do
underpinning obsessed human follies. For too long, the oil
exporting Arab leaders ignored the newly educated
generation's calls for critical thinking on their social,
economic and political affairs. The core concern underlying
the phenomenon of political change has inextricable
relationship to new thinking and reconstruction of systems
of political governance away from the dormant
neo-colonialism prevalent across the Arab Middle East. No
Arab leaders will entertain any critical or positive
thinking for futuristic change. The people's "want"
perception embodies "fear" of the unknown; that Arab
authoritarianism will diminish and kingdoms of clans will no
longer be feasible to ensure petro-dollar Western security
establishments operated under the governance of the few.
They could displace and kill millions of the fellow citizens
but not listen to voices of reason. The issue is where you
draw the line between a logical political change discourse,
and a one track monstrous scheme to undo the people's
aspirations for freedom from "want" and "fear."
The whole of the Arab region reflects the absence of moral
and intellectual imagination for the future. Human
development is ignored and obstructed, materialistic
development is adored. The latest GCC individualistic
leadership skirmishes highlight how Arab leaders are
disconnected from the reality of the contemporary world. GCC
was formulated to bring unity of the minds and actions of
the Arab region. The unthinkable judgment to accuse Qatar of
"supporting terrorism" comes out of the nowhere. A good deal
of foreign propaganda asserts blame for supporting the 2011
Egyptian people's revolution and electing the leadership of
Muslim Brotherhood for a change. The envisaged change could
not materialize as the Muslim Brotherhood did not realize
the imperatives and sensitivities of political governance
once they were in power. Egyptian Generals are explicitly
involved in businesses and major industries with particular
Western economic and political interests and backing. This
interest lobby could not be changed by the Muslim
Brotherhood, and General Sissi was encouraged to oust the
elected President Morsy and imprison him under a false
pretext. The military coup was supported by then Saudi King
Abdullah, The US, Israel and other affluent gulf member
states. Arab authoritarianism lacks imagination for peaceful
change and transfer of power to elected institutions. For
the GCC affiliates, it is a policy issue, not a situation of
warmongering threats to entrap Qatar, Kuwait or others
indifferent to foreign dictates. The US strategy is enlarged
in its scope by the recent sale of $110 billion worth of
weapons to Saudi Arabia. Weapons are not needed in the Arab
Gulf Region, rather, wisdom for a logical way forward is.
Peace is not being pursued by the Arab leaders, and unity is
absent in all rational thoughts for actions. Most Arab
people and culture contribute to charities to help the less
fortunate due to social and economic disparities. This is
the core value of the Arab-Muslim culture just as it is in
many Western nations. If Qatari charity organizations are
doing it, why it has become a belligerent issue now? There
is a hidden political agenda and clash of the clans in the
current hostilities. Maybe the Arab leadership of the GCC
should rethink what it means to be "serving the interest of
the masses"? If so, they will find workable solution rather
than becoming a laughing stock all over the globe.
Towards Rethinking - Palestine is the only Issue, all others
If the Arab leaders think buying more weapons will solve the
security problems of the region, they are damn wrong and
disconnected from reality. They desperately need to have a
critical analysis of their current situation- their strength
and weaknesses. They are operating from a position of
weakness, not strength in global affairs. Otherwise, why
would instigate internal disruptive behaviors and foreign
strategies to engulf the culture with political cynicism,
militarization and greater uncertainties for the future.
Absolute authoritarian leaders have many enemies all around
them. The worst and most dangerous is the animosity against
their own self.
The Arabs, once pioneers of knowledge-based advanced
civilization lasting for eight centuries - the longest
period in human history, are the victims of a delusional
oil-pumping economic prosperity imported as marriage of
convenience, forged between the tribal Arab rulers and the
Western industrialized world - particularly the USA and
Britain. Throughout the 20th century and well into the
21stcentury, the oil richness was not used to deal with
emerging social, moral, intellectual and political problems.
Instead it was used for militarization of the region,
increasing bloodbaths depicts a havoc across the political
spectrum. Islam enriched the Arabs to become global leaders
of a progressive civilization, but the oil enhanced
prosperity transformed them into 'camel jockeys' and objects
of laughter at after dinner jokes across the Western
culture. Money cannot buy wisdom, honor and human integrity.
The bogus "war on terrorism" could not have happened if the
Arab leaders - the frontline boogyman of the US Empire, had
rationality, intellectual capacity and the integrity to
challenge the most irrational and cruel act in human
history. Throughout the oil exporting Arab world, the
contemporary rulers have turned out to be complicit in the
US -Israeli strategic plans for the future of the Middle
East. Most rulers appear to be missing the essential human
conscience - the hub of Islamic characteristics of human
beings to see the unfolding political and economic realities
on the ground. None of the leaders have ever come out to
represent the public conscience on the issue of Palestine
and the establishment of an independent homeland for the
people of Palestine. If the Arab leaders had any knowledge,
understanding and sense of responsibility of the future and
of the devastating short and long terms impacts of this
bogus war, they should have challenged the American policy
or sought advice from Muslim intellectuals and scholars to
assess the crisis situation for reasonable alternatives.
Towards Remaking a Future with Knowledge and Unity of Purpose
Are the contemporary Arab dictators the reason for the
present decadence of the Muslim people and culture? Surely,
when common folks live in hues and cries, they fail to think
positively of any vital spectrum of life. Was the
petrodollar a conspiracy ("fitna") to disconnect the Arab
people from Islamic civilization? Ironically, how the few
tribal leaders could have managed the time and history on
their own unless large segments of the masses were complicit
in making the tragedy? Contemporary global affairs warrant
intelligent and competent leadership, not kings, not
military dictators or a fat and dull prince occupying
splendid palaces away from the people. Leaders manage the
crisis when facts of life warrant change and adaptability to
the future. Often crisis unites people of reason but not so
the Arab rulers. Notwithstanding the requisites of reason
and honesty, many Arab rulers are collaborating with the
US-Israel warmongering strategy in the Arab Middle East.
Unless political power is peacefully transferred to the able
succeeding generations, Arab authoritarianism is a dead-end
phenomenon. There are no Arab public institutions of
critical thinking and no leaders to lead. One wonders, why
the earth never felt any weight of the oil pumping Arab
In view of the unstoppable cycle of political killings and
daily bloodbaths in so many Arab states - Syria, Iraq,
Libya, Yemen and spill-over to other oil producing Arab
nations - deliberate dismantling of the socio-economic and
political infrastructures - is the Arab world coming to its
own end because of sadistic authoritarian rulers? The Arab
leaders and the masses live and breathe in conflicting time
zones being unable to see the rationality of people-oriented
systems of governance, the worst is yet to come, surrender
to foreign forces as there are no leaders to think of the
future or the Arab armies to defend the people. Once in
history, Arabs had moral superiority with the relations of
Islam, not any more. When difficult problems erupt,
intelligent and competent leaders are always conscious and
open to listening to voices of reason for change and
reformation. If Saudi, Qatari, UAE and Kuwaiti leaders could
sit together and face the mirror, it will substantiate a
rational metaphor for peace and harmony. This will help all
concerned to manage a navigational change and to solve the
man-made problems. Most of the oil pumping Arab countries
are merely satellites of the US Military Empire and this
needs to be changed.
In his thoughtful analysis of the Western empire-building,
Professor James Petras ("Networks of Empire and Realignments
of World Power", Dissident Voice), noted the following
....In either private or state economic and/or military led
penetration, in furtherance of empire-building, the
strategic purpose is to exploit the special economic and
geopolitical features of the targeted country to create
empire-centered networks. .....In the genocidal wars in the
Middle East, anti-terrorism and anti-Islamic ideology is
central.......The unity of purpose of European and US
imperial regimes allowed for the peaceful joint takeover of
the wealth of the new regions by private
monopolies......Imperial Sequences: From War for
Exploitation to Exploitation for War...."
Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in global security, peace
and conflict resolution with keen interests in
Islamic-Western comparative cultures and civilizations, and
author of several publications including: Global Peace and
Conflict Management: Man and Humanity in Search of New
Thinking. Lambert Publishing Germany, May 2012. His
forthcoming book is entitled: One Humanity and The Remaking
of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution.
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