بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Not even two months have passed since Obama visited and spoke in Istanbul, and now he has crossed the entire breadth of Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. The Egyptian regime laid out a red carpet welcome for him, this morning, Thursday, 4th June, 2009, as if a victor was being received! Right from nine in the mornning when his plane landed, or even before that, there was an unprecedented level of maximum security in and around the airport. The security forces were everywhere and so were the elaborate protocols in honour of the President of the United States of America, the head of Kufr (disbelief), whose hands are still stained with blood of Muslims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan etc….
The Egyptian regime prepared an elaborate convoy for President Obama, who was flanked on all sides by the elite cavalry guard and accompanying luxury limousines, replete with music bands. He was received at the presidential palace al-Qubba’s entrance, by the president of the Egyptian regime, with full honours, and then taken to the Cairo University to rise to its podium and address the Muslims!
Despite the fact that his speech did not differ in content from the policies of his predecessor, either with reference to the subject of American wars on Muslim countries, or on the issue of Palestine, the US’s special relationship with Jewish state, or the issue of nuclear weapons or in relation to any major or marginal issue, his speech throughout remained focused on US interests and all the way through the speech he tried to influence the Muslim public opinion, to take it in their stride or ‘digest’ the American wars on the Muslim lands.
Yet, the outline of his speech stood out from those of his predecessor for being deceptively soft and all-embracing, it was certainly an exercise in public-relations, it was worthy to be heard for Obama’s own convictions and the art of deception:
وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَهُمْ تُعْجِبُكَ أَجْسَامُهُمْ وَإِنْ يَقُولُوا تَسْمَعْ لِقَوْلِهِمْ كَأَنَّهُمْ خُشُبٌ مُسَنَّدَةٌ يَحْسَبُونَ كُلَّ صَيْحَةٍ عَلَيْهِمْ هُمُ الْعَدُوُّ فَاحْذَرْهُمْ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ أَنَّى يُؤْفَكُونَ .
"And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words. They are as blocks of wood propped up. They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allâh curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path?" [Surah al-Munafiqoun: 04]
This was as far as the public relations exercise went. As for the sensitive issues and credible matters, the speech was sharply flagrant and offensive and it demonstrated his unapologetic hostility for the Muslim issues:
وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ
"But what their breasts conceal is far worse." [Surah aal-'Imran: 118]
He began with threats against what he called the “terrorists” and separatists in Afghanistan and Pakistan and vowed that he will never tolerate them and will call upon nations to fight them. He boasted that he cobbled up a coalition of 46 countries to fight them in Afghanistan! He is not satisfied with that, but has begun to fire missiles on Pakistan directly and indirectly and is not concerned about this, rather, he justified the killing of women, children and the elderly. This has happened repeatedly in Afghanistan and he justified these as unintended errors!! And of course if the killing of women and children does not come to light, then the death-toll is simply accounted for as the killings of the separatists. As a matter of fact, Obama regards any Muslim who adheres to his faith, who does not want his country to be occupied by America or who does not tolerate his sanctities being violated by the Jews, as extremist and “terrorist”!
Yet despite all his evil deeds, in spite of the brutal and non-stop killings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama repeated the words he had spoken in Turkey, that he does not want to fight Islam and Muslims! The Prophet (saw) truthfully said in his noble hadith:
«إِذَا لَمْ تَسْتَحِ فَاصْنَعْ مَا شِئْتَ»
“If you are not ashamed, do as you please”.
The American troops have committed slaughter in the Muslim lands, waging bloody wars against Muslims, day and night, killing Muslims and relentlessly expelling people from their homelands…. Yet Obama repeats that he is not fighting Muslims!
He then shifted to Palestine and declared forcefully that America’s relations, both military and otherwise, with the Jewish state which has usurped the Palestinian lands, were permanent and cannot be severed. He declared that that the Jewish state will remain on the occupied Palestinian lands and that he will not accept any alternative to this! Obama then stressed the two-state solution i.e. the right of Jews over most of the Palestinian lands and in exchange for this guarantee, small, insignificant lands, if at all, to be called the homeland for Palestinians! He then referred to the issue of settlements and touched upon the naïve sensitivities of trusting people and said that he wants an end to settlements; which implies not removing the already established settlements, rather merely stopping new ones, when there is no more land that the Jews consider secure enough for their settlements, except if they were to build fortresses and castles! And even this so-called ceasing of settlements is conditional on cessation of all hostilities against the Jewish state, holding along the entire course of the fatal path of his Road Map!
Then he stumbled upon the nuclear weapons issue in his speech and focused on Iran. He clarified that he wants to see a nuclear free Middle-East, where there is no race for nuclear armament. He conveniently forgot the Jewish state, which he knows is a state with nuclear weapons!
Despite his entire speech being full of threats on the issues of Muslims, the Egyptian regime welcomed this man, who came with his evil and sweet smooth-talk, attempting to cover the stains of innocent blood that he and his troops have spilled in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. The Egyptian regime arranged for a crowd, clapping and waving, to give the impression and perception of acceptance of his venomous speech by the Egyptian people.
This arranged and fake applause was evident for anyone who kept his eyes open. How else could one applaud the two-nation proposal? Could any Muslim accept - let alone applaud - the partition of the blessed lands of Isra’ wal Mi’raj to be shared between him and the illegitimate usurper?
How could a Muslim clap his hands and applaud Obama, while he cites the ayah of the Quran out of its context:
مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا
"If anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind," [Surah al-Maa'idah: 32]
He referred to such Muslims who fight America as extremists, although this ayah was the first to be revealed about Bani Israel, yet Obama refers to Muslims who defend their faith, their people, and fights those who violate upon Muslims and considers them as those who have killed the entire mankind. Yet the same Obama fails to see the state of Jews, which has relentlessly been killing innocent people, usurping their lands, expelling them from their own homeland, violating their sanctities, creating mischief and wreaking havoc. Yet, Obama does not term all these acts as killing entire mankind! Nor does he consider the slaughter by his American troops as killing of mankind, Allah says:
كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ إِنْ يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا
"Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths. They utter nothing but a lie." [Surah al-Kahf: 5]
How could he be cheered and applauded when he asserts that the existing settlements are not a problem, but building new ones is a problem? The fact is that both types are illegitimate! Is it not only the unthinking stooges of this system who could stand up to cheer him for his remarks!?
Al Quds was first liberated by Omar (ra) who decreed that no Jew will reside there. It was again liberated by Salahuddin, and yet Obama declares this al-Quds as the common homeland of the Jews, Christian and Muslims? How could anyone cheer Obama for such comments, and yet the fact remains that he was referring to the Eastern portion of al Quds and not the Western part!
Indeed, all the applause was fake and make-believe and the regime was not able to conceal this clumsy fact, despite the fact that it had arranged the entire stage to project Obama image as being friendly and portray him as a just and tolerant man and also to cover-up the image of Egypt as a stooge of America, which stands neutral in its view of Palestine and treats both the usurpers of Palestine and the rightful Palestinians as same, rather its neutrality is inclined towards the Jewish entity!
Indeed, Obama has come to you in the garb of a harmless saint, so that you do not see his real-self. He is far more dangerous than the one who does not conceal his hostility towards you. All this is to make you approach him for your problems. Remember, the naked reality of America under Bush is not a matter of a by-gone past. America has chosen to attack your lands, despite the fact that are already ruled by its henchmen and stooges. Despite its vast and enormous weapons, armaments and open hostility towards you, America was under awe and scared of you. But in spite of its occupation of your lands and killing of its people, Obama wants you to cheer and clap for him. He is using his patent smile to deceive you into being loyal to him! As a poet said:
يعطيك من طرف اللسان حلاوةً ويَروغُ منك كما يَروغُ الثعلب
“He comes to you with his sweet tongue” “But he is as cunning and crafty as a fox!”
Obama has not randomly selected these three venues from where he cunningly addressed you. These landmarks are chosen with great care and meaning: He launched from Istanbul, passing over the Arabian Peninsula and came to the lands of Egypt. He is fully aware that Istanbul is the land of Sultan al-Fateh and it stood as barrier and prevented the Jews from usurping control over Palestine. He is aware that the Arabian Peninsula was the launch-point of the first Islamic State from where Omar (ra) emerged and liberated al-Quds. And Obama is well aware that the land of Egypt was the province of Salahuddin’s, from where he launched and liberated al-Quds from the Crusaders!
Obama is fully aware of these facts, so he has come to these countries carrying the message that the era of your pride and prestige is over and done with, and that power and authority now is at the command of Obama and his allies and America enjoys supremacy. More than many Muslims, the Kuffar colonialists are aware of the power centres and sources of strength. They study our history, our faith and are aware of our source of our strength as well as the laudable traits of this Ummah. It was not a mere coincidence that he mentioned the ayah of the Quran:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا
"O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another." [Surah al-Hujurat: 13]
And stopped before referring to its last part, without which it is not complete, where it says:
إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ
"Verily, the most honourable of you with Allâh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwâ [i.e. he is one of the Muttaqûn (the pious.)." [Surah al-Hujurat: 13]
Obama conveniently forgot to mention that it is Taqwah, which makes the Islamic Ummah honourable and renders America and its allies humiliated and degraded.
Obama tried to portray himself as if he ruled over the world and all the so-called states in the Muslims lands were servants to him, who give him what ever he wished. They laid out rosy decorations for his reception, far more than he is entitled to in his own country! His liking is that of the Pharaoh and his people:
فَاسْتَخَفَّ قَوْمَهُ فَأَطَاعُوهُ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا قَوْمًا فَاسِقِينَ
"Thus he [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] befooled (and misled) his people, and they obeyed him. Verily, they were ever a people who were Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).” [Surah az Zukhruf: 54]
It is another matter that Obama was clever, smart and crafty, as he tries to project himself in his speech. He should realise that the land of Istanbul, the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt have not welcomed him. In fact, he should know that he was welcomed by the treacherous group of rulers, whom the Muslims by and large have rejected and ostracized. He should also be aware that his smooth, deceptive talk and the softness of his words have not gone unnoticed by the Muslims, who fully well realise the real meanings concealed craftily behind these words. Obama will do well to see that the cheers and clapping is what the men in these welcoming regimes do routinely for their masters.
Hizb ut-Tahrir declares to Obama and to the entire world that Islam has its sincere and dedicated men, who shall definitely establish the Islamic State in the world, not by exploiting the world or colonising it and pillaging its resources; but through establishing justice, eliminating oppression, restoring rights to all where it is due. This is when America will find its rightful place which is of humiliation and submission, and the Jewish entity, which has illegitimately occupied the Palestinian lands, will be eliminated once and for all restoring the whole of Palestine to the Islamic State. This is when the earth will witness the re-emergence of the Khilafah and goodness will prevail in every corner of the world.
وَاللَّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
"And Allâh has full power and control over His Affairs, but most of men know not." [Surah Yousuf: 21]
4th June 2009 CE
11th Jamadi al Thani 1430 AH