Saturday, August 09, 2008

Views on the news - 7/8/08

Britain launches new initiatives to suppress Muslims

After discovering that their existing policies have failed to subdue the Islamization of the Muslim community, the British government has embarked on a new initiative which is to cost £12.5m. This consists of providing money to Muslims to fund projects which aim to "undermine extremist ideology", and also to establish a board of Islamic theologians to debate issues affecting Muslims in the UK . The government is also exploring ways to promote moderate Muslims and isolate extremists. British Minister Hazel Blears said, “I think if you have got groups that are actively promoting violent extremism, groups that are on record as saying Israel should be wiped off the face of the map, justifying suicide bombing, then I don't think it is right for ministers to be engaging with them, sharing platforms and giving them credibility.” Allah reminds us “Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow but that His light should be perfected, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it).”

Hamdan: Imprisoned, interrogated, tortured, humiliated, and now guilty

On 6/8/2008 A US military jury at Guantanamo Bay convicted Osama Bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism. The Bush administration hailed the decision and described it as a fair trial. The bitter irony is that the verdict does more to malign America ’s image in the world, than reverse its decline. For someone to be imprisoned for 7 years, brutality tortured, sexually humiliated, denied access to dues process and then subsequently tried by a military court can only be described as the hallmark of totalitarian regimes. To treat other prisoners at Guantanamo in a similar fashion only cements America’s status before the world as a totalitarian state determined to spread the tentacles of its tyranny both at home and abroad.

China inflates Muslim terrorism concerns to clampdown on foreign agitation

Lately, China has made a lot of noise about the so called terrorist threats emanating from provinces that have large Muslim populations. For instance after the bomb attack on Chinese policemen in the Muslim city of Kashgar, the Chinese government exploited the situation to not only brutally suppress Chinese Muslims, especially the Uighurs, but also strengthened police presence in Beijing and other Olympic venues to thwart Western inspired protests. China is extremely worried about Western efforts to foment agitation of its minorities against the state during the course of the Olympic Games.

Britain struck a secret deal with the Mehdi Army to hurt America

This week the English newspaper the Times reported that a secret pact with the Mehdi Army kept British forces on the sidelines, as American and Iraqi forces fought battles with Sadr’s militia. Both American and Iraqi officers have accused Britain of initially standing back because of a secret deal with the militias last year. According to BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, by the time Britain handed over Basra Palace to the Iraqi Army in September 2007, the deal was done. Under the deal's termsno British soldier could enter Basra without the permission of Mr Browne. The English stance is nothing new and it reflects a growing trend in the Middle East and the wider Muslim world of a covert struggle between Britain and America for the control of the ummah resources. On the authority of Thawbaan, the messenger (saw) of Allah said, “The People will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their food.” Someone asked, “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied, “No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and dislike of death.” [An authentic hadith recorded by Abu Dawud and Ahmad]

After ISI is destroyed what’s next for Pakistan?

On 6/8/2008 The Pentagon admitted that it was working with the government of Pakistan to contain the ISI. Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said,” With regards to the Pakistani intelligence services, I think that’s been historically an issue in that country…there are signs that it remains so. And … our two governments are working to deal with those problems.” Several US papers have also reported that the US is pressurizing Pakistan to purge ISI of Islamists and limit its role in domestic and international matters. This spells disaster not only for the ISI but for all of the armed forces of Pakistan . This is because the ISI is composed of officers who are drawn from the army, navy and air force on 2 year assignments. Purging ISI of Islamists will inevitably lead America to expand its programme of substantially weakening the majority of Pakistan ’s armed forces and bringing closer the prospects of India controlling Pakistan .

7/8/2008

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