This is the translation of an Arabic Article
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Obama Offers Sugar-Coated Poison for the Region!
Obama concluded his tour of Turkey yesterday Tuesday 7th April, 2009. This visit was full of sugar-coated statements trying to convince that he was not at war against either Islam or Muslims, and that Turkey is important for America and the world as a bridge between the West and the Islamic world. He also stressed that America’s relations with Muslims is not confined to merely fighting terrorism, but it extends to many other issues as well. Obama also said that he will work towards a dialogue etc., He spoke on these lines in his address to the Turkish parliament, during his various meetings and conferences whilst in Turkey.
Despite the fact that there is nothing good about these statements, it is akin to a riverbed that holds neither water nor can it sustain any vegetation! However, officials in Turkey and Arab countries especially Iraq, then Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan perceive Obama as being close to them unlike his predecessor and they welcome his statements regard him not as a man of war like his predecessor Bush but as a man calling for peace! They applause his statements and conferences despite the fact that his defence secretary Robert Gates’ announcement that in the US Defence budget, his will stress before the US Congress on increased spending in America’s war in Afghanistan & Iraq- which in other words simply means spilling more of Muslim blood! This also coincides with the announcement by the US Justice Department about the arrest of an Iranian national on charges of exporting military aircraft components to Iran!
One of the greatest tragedy to have befallen the Ummah, are its rulers who remain a silent spectators-despite the treachery; deaf-despite the wailings of the oppressed; and blind to the sufferings of Muslims. Another misfortune is that from among the Ummah are those who applaud and cheer such rulers:
فَاسْتَخَفَّ قَوْمَهُ فَأَطَاعُوهُ
“Thus he [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] befooled (and misled) his people, and they obeyed him.” [TMQ 43: 54].
Oh Muslims! These rulers have no regard for you, they have dumped you to be killed and butchered, if you obey them or follow their ways, then the forewarning of Allah’s Messenger (saw) comes apt for you, he (saw) said:
إِنَّهُ سَتَكُونُ بَعْدِي أُمَرَاءُ مَنْ صَدَّقَهُمْ بِكَذِبِهِمْ وَأَعَانَهُمْ عَلَى ظُلْمِهِمْ فَلَيْسَ مِنِّي وَلَسْتُ مِنْهُ وَلَيْسَ بِوَارِدٍ عَلَيَّ الْحَوْضَ وَمَنْ لَمْ يُصَدِّقْهُمْ بِكَذِبِهِمْ وَلَمْ يُعِنْهُمْ عَلَى ظُلْمِهِمْ فَهُوَ مِنِّي وَأَنَا مِنْهُ وَهُوَ وَارِدٌ عَلَيَّ الْحَوْضَ
There will be rulers after me, whoever testifies to their falsehood and lies and helped them in their treachery, he is not from me, and I am not from him (i.e. I have nothing to do with him). He shall not come near me at the cistern (Hawdh Kauthar). And whoever does not testify to their falsehood and does not help him in his treachery, he is from me and I am from him and he shall meet me at the Hawdh. [Reported in Sunan anNisai on the authority of Ka’ab ibn ‘Ujrah (r.a)
How does the policy of Obama differ from Bush’s policy for the region?
Doesn’t Obama swear by the same policies for Palestine that were adopted by Bush? He talks of the ‘Road Map’, the Annapolis and the two-state theory?!, each of which is as grave a sin as the other. In simple words, all these things merely comprise surrendering almost all Palestinian territories to the Jews; the territories that include the sacred lands of al-Isra wal Me’raj and this leaces just a handful of land for the Palestinians- that too with no real authority and no sovereignty. Would you cheer for such a ‘wise’ man?
Is this not exactly what Bush did and what his successor is repeating?
Even in Iraq, where is Obama any different to Bush? Aren’t the American soldiers roaming there like jackals poaching on its prey and causing havoc and uprooting people’s lives? Aren’t they still holding on to real power and authority there? Hasn’t Obama only resumed where Bush had left. It is just that the American master of its agents in Iraq has just had a change of face in Washington and now the new face will hold the leash of its agents in Iraq. Obama ha s declared that he will not withdraw all of his troops from Iraq until end of 2011, i.e. if he withdraws!
And how does he differ from Bush in Afghanistan? Aren’t they US & NATO troops killing women, children and the infirm day and night, day in and day out, where is any respite for the people? Moreover, Obama wants to send even more troops! And he is urging his partners in NATO to send even more troops. Has he not declared this openly? Can a Muslim applaud Obama who brazenly declares his intentions of killing even more? Is it not shameful to applaud and cheer him? i.e. if they still have any degree of shame!
The how does Obama differ from Bush in Pakistan? Aren’t the US killer drones and aircrafts bombing their missiles on the tribal region day and night? In fact some of these aircrafts take-off from Pakistani airports?! And yet the envoys of the Pentagon and the US State Departments feasting delectable dinners and enjoying parties hosted by Pakistani government agencies- both by the previous regime as well as the present rulers?
Take the case of Iran. In what way does Obama differ from Bush? He is treading along the same policy outlined by Bush towards Iran. Bush had wanted Iran to participate in the dialogue on Iraq, because it suited the US agenda and interest, Obama has invited Iran for dialogue on Afghanistan, again, because it serves American interest. It is the American interest which is paramount for both Bush and Obama. Just as Bush called to prevent Iran from enriching Uranium, Obama has simply renewed the same call. Is it that Bush was opposed to Iran’s nuclear policy and Obama is not opposed to it? Is it that Bush wanted to impose sanctions on Iran and Obama is opposed to any sanctions on Iran? If there is any difference between them, it is merely in their approach and not content, their policies are merely a mirror reflection of each other!
And where is any real difference even in the case of Turkey which just recently played host to Obama? Just like his predecessor Bush, Obama has also called Turkey to mediate in the dialogue between Syria and the Jewish state. Hasn’t Obama been urging Turkey to normalise its relations with Armenia, just as Bush had done? In fact Obama clearly asked Turkey to come to terms with its history… which in effect means, to reject its glorious past. This effectually is a slap on Turkey’s face and it does not become any less grave by the fact that Obama has assured Turkey that he will not insist on the Armenian issue during the current year. Actually in other words it means that US is giving Turkey a deadline of one year on the Armenian issue. Obama has turned Turkey into its front-line state to defend America and to project itself in the region. America hopes to achieve this by forming a strategic partnership with Turkey where Turkey will be used a bridge between the US and the Islamic world.
In fact American policies are not decided by the President of the United States, for this, there are other establishments which have both Republican and Democratic parties’ representation. Hence when a president departs, their national policies do not evaporate with him, just the approach and manner of achieving those goals are modified. This is something that every sensible person who has even a rudimentary knowledge of things, is aware of. The only people who do not understand this are their agents in these Muslim statelets, who have hearts, yet they understand not; who have eyes, but they see not; it is not merely blindness if the eyes, it is actually the blindness of their hearts; the hearts in their chests!
Obama’s deceptions and lies are not unforeseen or strange, he says that he is not at war with Islam or Muslims, yet is actually engaged in brutally and mercilessly killing Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the barbaric war, and this is obvious to anyone who can see, the wailings of the victims is loud and clear, day and night. This is not strange, it was very much expected. Such is the attitude of the kuffar colonialists who detest Islam and bear hatred towards Muslims so much that they do not regard killing a Muslim as murder; they do not consider destroying their properties as destruction. To them it is merely testing their weapons right in Muslim chest!
But the strangeness or rather tragedy is that Obama has chosen to repeat these statements in the very capital of the last Khilafah. This is the same place that even a mere mention of its name would cause shivers in the enemy as well as his horses, a place they would dare not come near… and now the Muslims can not even talk loudly in his face, can not confront or challenge him, they merely applaud him and cheer for him!!
Lastly, Bush and Obama are merely the faces of the same coin; they outsmart each other in their hate for Islam & Muslims. They differ from each other in that while Bush would spit his venom openly and earn the wrath and anger of the Muslim Ummah, to the extent that his agents in the Muslim world could only serve their masters’ interests covertly and with a sense of shame; while Obama on the other hand has coated the very same venom with cream so as to numb and paralyse the Ummah so that it would not dare to confront America in its face. His agents now stand invigorated and re-energised and are now serving their masters interests and wishes without any sense of shame!!
Obama believes that he has successfully deceived the people of the region just because he sees the agent rulers and their cohorts cheering and clapping for him….but he is misled in his belief, he and his allies and agents either are either forgetting or ignoring that these agent rulers who are cheering up for him are not the whole of Ummah, nor do they represent the Ummah…
The Islamic Ummah is alive and aware and is on its way to restore its place of honour and prestige, the position of leading the nations and people under its Khilafah State. The Islamic Ummah is pure and pristine, strong, it is an Ummah that Allah willing, cannot be subdued or overwhelmed by the evil men, the Pharaohs of this era.
أَمْ حَسِبَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السَّيِّئَاتِ أَنْ يَسْبِقُونَا سَاءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ
“Or think those who do evil deeds that they can outstrip Us (i.e. escape Our punishment)? Evil is that which they judge!” [TMQ: al-‘Ankaboot: 04].
12th Rabee’ al Thani, 1430 A.H
8th April, 2009 C.E