By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today
By acting upon the old policy of divide and rule, US-led cabal of Israel and India are razing the Muslim unity to obtain their secret designs against the Islamic World.
As part of the double game, secret agencies agencies-American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad are using various terrorist outfits such as the Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL), Al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) etc., and their affiliated outfits like Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jundollah (God’s soldiers) etc., and other similar terrorist groups to destabilize the Muslim World. These militant outfits, especially ISIL have claimed responsibility for various terror acts, conducted in Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Indonesia, including some African countries like Libya.
Particularly, CIA, Mossad and RAW are in connivance with the ISIS militants to obtain the collective and individual interests of their countries against Russia, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, Pakistan and Iran.
American Jews who are owners of many big cartels—multinational corporations, arms industries, oil companies, banks etc., including print and electronic media of the US in particular and the world in general. Thus, by dominating American internal policies, Zionist Jews mould country’s foreign policy for their own interests, devoted to Israel. By changing America into corporate industry, they have converted the world into corporate industry.
In this regard, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney pointed outs, “It is long been clear that the pro-Israel, ultra-Zionist network of think-tanks, public policy organizations, media outlets and lobbying organizations which have absolute control over the United States Congress, executive branch and foreign policy, actually run the US government…politicians who do not submit to the Zionist agenda are not elected or appointed to serve the government. We know that no government can serve two masters, and as a result, we have seen Israeli priorities placed above those of the American people.”
McKinney explains, “The idea that our leaders are pursuing America’s vital national interests abroad–is a myth…Israelis have a singularly powerful lobby in the US, which wields such political clout that no politician can afford to cross them…the pro-Israel movement, a well-organized political machine that operates as the Israeli government’s agent in America…a fifth column in league with a foreign government, so powerful that it has become the decisive factor in determining US policy.”
It is notable that after the 9/11 tragedy, both India and Israel who had jumped on the bandwagon of American fake global war on terror have been equating the ‘wars of liberation’ in Palestine and Kashmir with terrorism and under the cover, accelerated state terrorism on these controlled territories. Their main purpose is to divert the attention of the West from their own brutal tactics, while employing delaying tactics in the solution of Kashmir dispute and the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
In fact, Jewish-Hindu lobbies are collectively working in America and are well-penetrated in the US Administration and governments of the Western countries, especially Europe. These lobbies are exploiting the war against terrorism and presumed threats of Iran, China and Pakistan so as to protect the Indo-Israeli covert designs. With the help of some American law-makers and media, these entities have introduced dangerous socio-religious dimension in the world by equating the “war on terror” with “war on Islam” and acts of Al-Qaeda and ISIS with all the Muslims. With the support of these lobbies and in collaboration with the US neoconservatives, India and Israel have been exaggerating the threat of Islamophobia.
In this context, on October 19, 2007, the special issue of South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, under the caption-‘Working for India or against Islam? Islamophobia in Indian American Lobbies’ wrote, “In the past few years, Indian American community has gained an unprecedented visibility in the international arena and now constitutes influential ethnic lobbies in Washington. Among other factors, Hindu aligned with Jewish pressure groups in relation to the war against terrorism and to further the India-Israel-US strategic partnership play a major role in exaggerating Islamophobic overtones in the Indian American lobbies.”
Besides other related-developments such as occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, air strikes on Libya, assistance to CIA-backed rebel groups, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra in fighting against the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and current Iraqi regime—promoting ethnic and sectarian divide and violence in the Islamic World to protect the political and economic interests of Israel, US has been supporting Indo-Israeli cabal to destabilize the Muslim World to complete the unfinished agenda of the Zionist Jews, though New Dehi has also been availing the opportunity to weaken Pakistan.
Notably, Pakistan is the only nuclear country in the Islamic World. Hence, it irritates America, Israel and India. However, chaos has, deliberately, been created in the Muslim world. US, India and Israel are using the militants of the terrorist outfits to weaken the Tibetan regions of China, Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan, Pakistan’s province of Balochistan and Central Asia (Russian interests) by arranging the subversive activities to promote acrimonious sense of dissent, sectarian violence and to arouse sentiments of separatism. In this context, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is their special target. As regards Balochistan, every Pakistani knows that separatist groups like BLA, TTP, ISIL and their affiliated outfits, which have been creating unrest in the Balochistan province, gets logistic support from RAW and Mossad with the tactical assistance of CIA. In the recent years, these terrorist groups massacred many persons through suicide attacks, bomb blasts, targeted killings and sectarian violence. Besides the recent bomb blasts in Quetta-the provincial capital of Balochistan, in the recent past, these insurgent groups kidnapped and killed many Chinese and Iranian nationals in Pakistan including Iranian diplomats. They have claimed responsibility for a number of terror assaults, including those on Shias in Balochsitan and Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan. In this respect, Tehran has directly accused CIA of funding these types of terror attacks.
While hinting towards US, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has rightly disclosed, “The bloody actions being committed in Iraq, Pakistan and Iran are aimed at creating a division between the Shias and Sunnis…those who carry out these terrorist actions are directly or indirectly foreign agents.”
It is mentionable that John Stockwell, ex-CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, who also worked for the director of the CIA under George Bush (Senior) and spent 13 years in the agency, confirmed the US Central Intelligence Agency’s expanding operations in a report. Stockwell’s report indicated that since the 2006 US-led Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, “the CIA maintains a growing security complex in the country, located right behind Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport. The complex contains over a dozen buildings as well as several metal hangars, which house CIA aircraft.”
Another report by United Press International claims, “The CIA complex contains a prison for the suspected militants who are routinely interrogated and tortured by the members of a Mogadishu-based CIA team.”
As regards the CIA role to exploit the Iranian election protests in 2009, its programme involved playing the media as well as having secret agents on the ground in Iran. In this connection, in May 2007, ABC News reported that the CIA had received secret presidential (Bush) approval to mount a covert “black” operation to destabilize Iranian government.
Starting from Iran, protests and armed clashes inspired by the CIA resulted into revolt in Tunisia, expanding uprising and demonstrations to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Yemen, Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and Libya.
On March 31, 2011, the Guardian revealed that the President Obama had signed a secret order authorizing covert help to arm Libyan rebels. On May 20, 2011, The Guardian indicated, “US President Obama placed Washington on the side of popular uprisings not only in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya but also in Syria and Bahrain—a longtime American ally.” It wrote, “President unveils shift in US policy towards Arab countries—tells Syria’s Assad to get out of way.”
On March 2, 2011, Yemen’s President Saleh, describing the role of CIA and Israeli Mossad, disclosed, “I am going to reveal a secret…there is an operations room in Tel Aviv run by the White House with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world.” Saleh also said, “Opposition figures meet regularly with the US ambassador in Sanaa.”
Nevertheless, in line with the Obama’s strategy, CIA agents succeeded in ousting Tunisian President Ben Ali, Egyptian Mubarak (a close ally of the US) and Libyan President Col. Gaddafi, toppling the elected government in Egypt as part of the policy of the regime change in accordance with the Israeli agenda.
Nonetheless, regarding the Muslim World, the quote “United we stand, divided we fall” has been used several times in the history to instill a bond among several segments of the society to achieve grand collective aims. The phrase, in various forms, can be attributed to the ancient Greek storyteller Aesop, US Founding Father John Dickinson and many others. A similar phrase also appears in the biblical testament in verses 12:25 “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” It is more pertinent to the Muslims, as Islam regards all the Muslims as a single brotherhood “Ummah Wahida”; it professes unity among Muslims and abhors division. The Quran clearly ordains, “Wa`tasimu bihablillahi jamee`an wala tafarraqoo” (Hold fast to the rope of Allah and do not be divided) (Quran 3:103).
After coming into being, the Islam spread in the vastness of Arabia and beyond just due to the unity it displayed in the early years. The Islam loathes any division among its followers or any discrimination on the basis of color, creed and status. The Holly Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in his famous sermon at Hajja-tul-Wida, “Arabs have no superiority over non-Arabs and non-Arabs have no superiority over Arabs; you are all equal except by piety and good action. I am leaving behind me two things, the Quran and my example (the Sunnah) and if you follow these you will never go astray.”
Till the time Muslims remained united, they were the sole superpower and ruled the world. They set standards for the rest of the world, and were intellectually, morally, economically and politically—the leaders and role model for other communities and nations.
After getting humiliating defeat from the hands of the inferior by failing to cope with the shrewd diplomacy, Muslims soon realized the unity as the forte of Islam. Since then, the enemies of Islam have tried to break this unity by planting the seeds of dissention among the Muslims in one pretext or the other. The relentless efforts and tactics by the enemies have been employed to divide the Muslims on the basis of color, creed, language, ethnicity and culture. There are numerous occasions in the history, when the Muslims swallowed the bait and suffered horrendous consequences—weakened the Ummah as a whole.
The introduction of internet/social media has given a lot to the mankind and given it an unprecedented reach. However, this excellent facility is also being utilized to create divisions among the Muslims by sowing misunderstanding on trivial issues. The foreign based/funded think tanks, intellectuals and pseudo religious scholars are raising controversies on non-issues. They have coined various terms to brand the Muslims in various groups and create mutual hatred to destroy their unity.
The difference of opinion is a positive attribute and a sign of living society, Allah’s Prophet (PBUH) called “IKHTILAFO UMMATI RAHMAH” (The intellectual difference of opinion in my Ummah is a blessing) Nevertheless, taking these differences of opinion beyond intellectual discourse raises negativities and leads on the course of collision, which one can note in the Islamic World.
All the Muslims believe in oneness of Allah and finality of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). All four Imams had difference of opinion on certain issues; however, these differences were purely intellectual and based upon the Hadith of Prophet (PBUH) which reached to them at different times. Despite the difference of opinion, the Imams or the scholars of early times always respected each other and never ever condemned each other or called the other Imam and his followers as wrong. The discussion on the differences in Fiqah was never made a topic of Friday Sermons and never the Muslims were asked not to follow the other Imams.
The Islam has surpassed all the religions of the world with more than 23% of the world population as Muslims. The major deposits of natural resources of the world are mostly owned by the Muslim countries, but, the sad part is that in spite of such a great number of followers and the resources, the Muslims are suffering. This suffering is the outcome of differences/division among the Muslims who are divided on the basis of languages, ethnicity, regional preferences, nationalism and above all sectarian beliefs in the name of Islam. Those countries like the US, Israel, India and some Western countries who do not want to see the Muslims gaining strength are bent upon dividing them to the roots. There appears a grand plan of widening the gulf between Muslims by organizing various conferences and seminars on controversial issues at international level by inviting selective religious scholars, thereby, embroiling the Muslims, all over the world in general and the Gulf countries in particular by creating sectarian strife.
Therefore, there is a need to create awareness among the Muslims. Their religious scholars need to highlight the looming threats in their sermons and create unity among Muslims.
The Muslim religious scholars and clerics (Ulma) must make it clear that the spirit of Islam/ Quran, even invites the followers of other religions on common terms. In this context, “Quran 3:64-71-Surah Ale-Imran says: “O people of book! Come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but Allah: that we associate no partners with Him: that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than Allah.” If we can come on common terms with other religions, then why not with our own Muslim brothers with whom we may have just trivial differences of theological commentaries/opinions on the interpretation of few sayings/ practices of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Being Muslims, we need to hold “the rope of Allah, Quran and Hadith” tightlty and do not get divided. We have to unite in the name of Allah and not to fight among ourselves in the name of Allah. Islam ordains protection of non-Muslims simply to show the respect for the canons of divinity and humanity, then how can we afford to fight with our own Muslim brothers?
Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) has compared the Muslim community with human body, and according to him all the Muslims are like one body, when even a single part of human body suffers for any reason the restlessness is felt in all the parts of body.
Islam is basically a religion of peace that lays great emphasis upon mutual understanding and love among the fellow Muslims. Great stress is laid upon the unity and development of brotherhood among fellow Muslim brothers.
At present, the Muslims who need unity which will not be against other religions, but, can make the Muslim World an invincible force and it must not let to be destroyed at any cost, as the absence of unity brings and breeds disruption, devastation and disputes (A disputed matter or issue is that matter/issue in which the Muslim scholars are divided) which are being manipulating by the US-led cabal.
Instead of condemning each other, calling names and killing the Muslims, we must follow whichever Muslim school of thought we want to follow, but, we must respect others view points as well. The intellectual differences of opinion should not be considered as a dispute and should not be debated on streets or during Friday sermons. It should be discussed in the universities, and Dar-ul-Ulooms (Religious seminaries).
The unity does not shun any one’s personal and substantial right of expression and will mean to have respect and honor for others’ thoughts. It means to show broadmindedness, respect, and avoidance of every sort of chauvinism. We must follow the esteemed companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) who, at times, despite having academic differences among them remained friendly and respected each other.
While, all the enemies of Islam are united against the Muslims; we need to be united now more than ever before. The lives of the companions of the Holly Prophet (PBUH) and early Muslims lead us to the conclusion that all the Muslims are brothers and are like a single body and therefore, can never be indifferent towards one another. Among them should prevail the spirit of cooperation, goodwill and love.
At this critical hour, if the Muslims do not unite by following the true spirit of Islam, the US-led cabal, particularly of Israel and India will further raze the so-called unity among the Muslim countries.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations
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