Monday, July 07, 2008

Views on the news - 3/7/08

France punishes Muslims for no crimes committed

On 1/7/2008 Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report that criticized France for violating human rights in the way it handles terrorism-related cases. HRW says France uses a catch-all offence to charge suspects even when they have only a vague link to an alleged terrorist organization. Suspects can face long periods of detention before trial, and some have suffered physical violence during interrogation. They cannot see a lawyer for three days, and then for only 30 minutes. It is clear that these draconian measures are aimed at instilling fear in France’s Muslim community. Any alleged association with terror is enough for authorities to incarcerate Muslims for having committed no crime at all. France like other European countries has adopted laws that by their very nature are designed to persecute Muslims and curb their right to practice Islam. Muslims living in the Europe must take it upon themselves to expose the fallacy of freedom and human rights to their fellow citizens, and present Islam as the only alternative ideology to western liberalism.

Turkey plunges into a constitutional crisis

Turkey took a lurch towards turmoil on 1/7/2008 as the chief prosecutor outlined his case for banning the governing party— AKP. “The secular Republic is facing an unprecedented danger because the counter-revolutionary forces are no longer in the margins, but in government,” said Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, the chief prosecutor. A 162-page petition submitted to the court claimed the “risk” to the secular republic was “increasing every day” and said: “The danger is clear and concrete. There is no other way to protect society than to close the party down.” Ever since Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister, and his government were elected six years ago, Turkey ’s pro-British army has been uneasy. Over the past couple of years, the army has repeatedly intervened under the pre-text of protecting secularism to thwart AKP’s pro-American policies. Previous attempts by the army to bring down AKP, like forays into Iraq , tensions with the US and public demonstration against the government failed to displace AKP from power. However, the constitutional challenge to AKP inspired by the army presents a real threat to Erdogan and his US masters. Whilst Anglo-American agents embroil themselves over the reigns of power, Turkey’s Muslims have once again been let down by their leaders for their lack of support for Islam. The time has come for the Muslims of Turkey to remove the agents of the kafir powers and re-establish the Khilafah on the ruins of the Turkish republic. Only then will the Muslims of Turkey be able to enjoy Islam in their lives.

Israel’s water supply policy to Gaza is inhumane

On 1/7/2008 Israeli human rights group B'Tselem reported that West Bank faced grave water shortages because of Israel 's discriminatory policies. West Bank per capita water use is about 66 litres a day - just two-thirds of the recommended international minimum. On the other hand per capita water consumption by Israeli settlers in the West Bank is 3.5 times that of Palestinians. Furthermore, the B'Tselem added that the accumulated effects of a series of dry years would make matters worse in the months to come. A similar situation—if not worse— exists in Gaza . This news should not come as a surprise, as Zionist state has turned Palestine into a huge concentration camp, where crimes against humanity are perpetrated on a daily basis. Reducing water supplies in their eyes is no big deal. Instead, the biggest disappointment lies with the Arab rulers who do not lift a finger to lessen the plight of the Palestinians. For them, the reduction in water supplies, the erection of a wall, military operations, the torture and the slaughter of Palestinians no longer matters—as if Palestinian lives have no value. The messenger (saw) of Allah said, the blood of a Muslim is worth more than the Kaba and all of its surroundings.

Abu Dhabi plans to feed its population by starving Sudan

It was recently announced that Abu Dhabi is to develop nearly 30,000 hectares of farmland in Sudan in the first step towards ensuring food security in the emirate. Watered by the Nile, Sudan has great agricultural potential, and it is reported to have offered Abu Dhabi free use of the land, hoping to benefit from the business links and technical know-how. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have also expressed interest in developing projects in Sudan . Up to 80% of arable farmland is not used The move follows similar projects by Middle Eastern countries locking up land from Brazil to Pakistan and Thailand to guarantee supplies of cereals, meat and vegetables at a reasonable cost.. Pakistan 's government is reported to have offered the Saudis hundreds of thousands of hectares in return for £3bn in oil and financial aid. Once again such projects are going to deprive the vast majority of the ummah in Sudan and Pakistan to feed a small minority in the Gulf. The best way to eschew such a scenario is to develop a project where all of the ummah’s energy, food, medical, security, and educational needs are met fairly. This can only happen through the re-establishment of the Khilafah, which will control the resources of the Muslim world and ensure that its citizens are treated equitably in terms of benefiting from its resources.

Kashmir Muslims left to fight the Indians on their own

On 2/7/2008 the Indian government finally relented to the demands of the Kashmiri Muslims not to give land to pilgrim Hindus. The decision brought an abrupt end to 10 days of violence between Kashmiri Muslims and the Indian police authority. The trouble started when the Indian government decided to give 39.88 hectares of forest land to the Amarnath shrine board. The Muslims of Kashmir feared that the Hindu government was taking advantage of a lull in relations between Pakistan and India to cede more land to Hindus, and as a result launched violent protests. However, the truth of the matter is that Pakistan has officially abandoned the Kashmiri people in favour of normalizing relations with India . This explains why the Pakistan government is next to silent on the every day oppression of the Kashmiri people. The rulers of Pakistan have abdicated their responsibility towards the Kashmiris and only indulge in those activities that bolster the enemies of Islam. The Muslims of Pakistan are obliged to help their brethren in Kashmir in the face of this oppression. The quickest and the most practical way to accomplish this feat, is to establish the Khilafah. The Khilafah will unite the 40 million or so soldiers of the Muslim world under the banner of la ilaha illahu mohamedur rasoollah and liberate their brothers in Kashmir .

Mullen says he has full authority to strike Pakistan.

Despite vigorous denials by Pakistani officials the stark reality of America’s scope of operations has finally emerged. On 2/7/2008 America’s top military official, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “I’m comfortable, as the military leader, that I have all the authorities I need,” said, when asked if he had the authority to target key terrorist leaders hiding in Fata. Pakistan under Musharraf’s leadership has surrendered its political, economic and military sovereignty to the Americans—who at will can slaughter both Pakistani civilians and soldiers. The current leadership of Zardari, Gallani and Sharif is no different. They have not only offered friendship to the US but are supporting the killing of Muslims in FATA under US auspices. Allah Says, “O ye who believe! Choose not My enemy and your enemy for friends . Do ye give them friendship when they disbelieve in that truth which hath come unto you…” (60:1).

3rd July 2008

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