Does Western Foreign Policy Cause Terrorism?

Does Western Foreign Policy Cause Terrorism?

Following 9/11 in 2001, terrorist attacks across the Western world have grown and risen to an unprecedented level. In the last three months alone the UK has experienced three major incidents. The narrative pushed by politicians and the media is that there is a genuine problem of Islamic terrorism across the world that they are battling against, what they call the War on Terror. However, this perception of their war on terror actually serves the strategic and political aims of the West in its war on Islam.

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Aleppo – Are Assad and Russia only to blame?

Aleppo – Are Assad and Russia only to blame?

History has been unfolding before our eyes in Aleppo (Syria) as a massacre takes place upon the Muslims. Who is to blame for this devastating situation the Muslims of Aleppo find themselves in? The mainstream media appear to be pinning all blame on the Assad government and Russia for their active role in indiscriminately bombing, killing, raping and torturing innocent civilians. No doubt they are responsible for these heinous crimes but are they the only ones to blame? are the hands of every other party clean and free of Muslim blood?

America

Everyone is aware that ever since the dissolution of the Soviet Union following the Cold War, America is the sole Superpower in the world today. What that means is that they decide the international agenda and have the power to influence and ultimately decide upon the destiny of any nation on the globe. The view that there is a some sort of ideological battle taking place between the US and Russia today is absurd. President Putin himself said,

“America is a great power – today probably the only superpower. We accept that. We want to and are ready to work with the United States.” 

(Putin, St Petersburg International Economic Forum, 2016)

Knowing this,  it would be politically naïve to believe that Russia are the only foreign nation to blame for Syria with the US free of blame. Rather, the US are attempting to shift the anti-American sentiment they gained following their brutal invasion of Iraq in 2003, towards Russia who have been committing similar atrocities in Syria. Although there has been apparent tensions between the US and Russia in the last few years, with the election of Trump it appears the US will now more openly support Russia in their onslaught of Muslims in Syria. Trump recently hired Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil as Secretary of State. Tillerson was awarded ‘Russia’s Order of Friendship’ by Putin following deals signed with the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft, whose chief, Igor Sechin, is seen as Putin’s loyal lieutenant.

Not only are the US quietly satisfied with the Russian onslaught of Muslims in Syria, but it is all part of their plan unveiled in 2004 during the Bush administration titled the ‘The Greater Middle East Initiative (GMEI)’ — a strategy aimed at exporting the American democratic model to the Arab-Islamic world and redefining borders and nations in tune with America’s geopolitical ambitions. Nasser Sahah, a political analyst based in Yemen stated, “President Bush quite simply revisited imperialism. He put on paper US intentions to rule over the Arab world, hiding the neo-colonial campaign under the banner of democracy and freedom”.

UN

Ban Ki Moon (UN Secretary General) recently made an emotional speech to the Security Council in which he said,

“We have collectively failed the people of Syria. The Security Council has not exercised its preeminent responsibility with regard to the maintenance of international peace and security. History will not easily absolve us”.

And he is right, history will not absolve them. Not in this or in any of their other crimes committed against the Muslims. However, we should not expect any support or assistance from an organisation built to consolidate Western dominance. The United Nations was established by the US following the Second World War to act as an international institution which promotes Western values, disguised as ‘universal values’, across the world. The term ‘Human Rights’ was coined to deceive the world into believing the organisation had moral and humanitarian interests but in fact they only seek to further the agenda of the Capitalist West who have no concern for humanity.

Leaders of the Muslim World

Bashar Al Assad is the current leader of Syria and we can all see that he is actively poisoning and murdering his own subjects. However it was the West themselves who placed his father, Hafez Al-Assad, as the head of state. Power was then transferred to Bashar Al Assad in typical dictatorial fashion. Additionally, the West have no qualms with Assad’s brutality in Syria as it adds fuel to the fire of Sunni-Shia sectarianism amongst Muslims. Assad is from the Alawi-sect but has been largely supported by Iran and Hezbollah.

The other ‘leaders’ of the Muslim world are similar to Assad in the sense that they are not representatives of the Ummah, but rather representatives of the West (specifically America). Even leaders such as Erdogan who has duped many of his people into believing he represents their wishes (i.e. Islam) has proven to the Ummah that his loyalty lies with the West and her allies including Russia and Israel. Not only did he reconcile relations with Russia as they were brutally murdering Muslims in Syria, but he also supported the Zionist criminals Israel to extinguish the Haifa fires whilst he has done absolutely nothing for the Muslims in Aleppo. Likewise, Al-Saud claim to be representatives of Islam yet they have only offered du’a for Aleppo through their government scholars whilst they use state of the art military to murder the Muslims of Yemen.

The Ummah

Some have blamed the noble Ummah for what is occurring in Syria and the wider Muslim world today. The claim is that it is due to the disobedience of the Muslims that Allah has sent down his punishment upon the Muslims. However, if this was really the case then one would wonder why the best of generations, the companions of the Prophet (SAW), went through severe persecution and humiliation. Was it due to their disobedience of Allah or because the enemies of Allah recognised the threat of Islam and sought to hinder the call of Islam?

The reality is that the Ummah is a victim to the onslaught of the Kuffar as they progress towards completing the revival. Despite being the victim the Ummah has the power to change the situation and this is not only through prayer and du’a. No doubt every Muslim should glorify their lord and pray all their Salawaat, however this should not be misconstrued to believing that Salah and Du’a alone will solve the situation in Syria (and all the other oppressed Muslim nations). The problem in all these countries are political and requires a political solution which is derived from the Prophetic method in bringing about change.

Allah says: “Verily, Allah will not change the condition of a people unless there is a change of what is in themselves”

Allah mentions the word ‘qawm’ (community). The word “qawm” negates or precludes individuality. Thus, the verse is addressing a people collectively as a set not as individuals. The verse cannot be read as: ‘…and Allah will only change a qawm if and only if every member of that qawm changes him/herself first’. Individualism is a concept promoted by the West and the Muslim must not be smitten by such a concept. Islam came for the collective society but today we lack the organisation due to the absence of an Imam (leader). We therefore find that the enemies of Allah are easily able to persecute us and kill us facing no retaliation as we have no mechanism to truly protect ourselves.

The Messenger (SAW) said: “Only the Imam is a shield, behind whom you fight and you protect yourself with” (Muslim / Ahmed).

Imam Nawawi explained the shield as being a cover for those behind him, since the Imam (leader) is the cover which prevents the enemy from harming the Muslims. This is by leading the army, protecting the borders and organizing the Jihad. Although the military might possessed by the Muslims today could easily remove the oppressors from our lands, the reality is that those who command the armies are slaves of America and therefore only order the armies to carry out actions which please her. The absence of the sincere Islamic leadership today is the sole reason for our problems faced in Aleppo and the wider Muslim world.

Western complicity in the Srebrenica Genocide

Western complicity in the Srebrenica Genocide

Today marks 21 years since the massacre of more than 8300 Muslims and the raping of more than 60,000 Muslim women (throughout the Bosnian War) in Srebrenica as UN “Peacekeepers” moved aside and allowed it to occur. The UN themselves described it as ‘the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War’.

Over the last 21 years, the International Criminal Court (ICC) (based at the Hague) has convicted some of the Serbs involved in the massacre, the most prominent being the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, although he was only given a 40 year prison sentence. His military counterpart, General Ratko Mladic, still awaits a well overdue verdict. However, blame should not be restricted to the Serbs alone. Declassified cables, exclusive interviews and testimony to the tribunal show that the British, American and French governments along with the United Nations, knew six weeks before the massacre that the enclave in Srebrenica would fall, but they decided to leave the Muslims to the fate of the Serbs. Here is a summary of Western involvement in the Srebrenica genocide:

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“Deeds are judged by their ends”

“Deeds are judged by their ends”

AlhamdulillahirabilAalameen wasalatu wasalamu ala rasolulillah wa ala alihi was sahbihee aj-ma’een 

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh


O Muslims, fear Allah as he should be feared. Hasten to seek his forgiveness and pleasure. He who devotes all his attention to his Lord will succeed, and he who follows his own desires and forgets the hereafter will surely be of the losers.

The Prophet (saw) said:

“Indeed, the [results of] deeds depend upon their endings.” (Al-Bukhari)

The blessed month of Ramadhan is approaching its end and there is no guarantee that we will live to see another. Allah has made the ending of Ramadhan better than its beginning. If you have lagged behind in the first portion of the month, you have the opportunity to make up for it during its ending. Likewise, if you have been active in the first portion do not slow down, continue your activity and efforts in the last few days to gain the most ajal (reward). Continue reading ““Deeds are judged by their ends””

Losing the Vision

Losing the Vision

It is said that a blind man once approached his Sheikh and asked, “Can anything be worse than losing the eyesight?”, the Sheikh replied, “Yes, losing the vision”

Today, Western secular ideas dominate much of the world, either through choice or by force. Can it be said that as a result, Muslims have lost their true vision? Are Muslims even aware of the Islamic vision or have their minds been blurred by foreign ideas and ambitions? Continue reading “Losing the Vision”

Ramadhan, the Month of Qur’an

Ramadhan, the Month of Qur’an

AlhamdulillahirabilAalameen wasalatu wasalamu ala rasolulillah wa ala alihi was sahbihee aj-ma’een

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

O Muslims! We are witnessing the blessed month of Ramadhan pass us by. This is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed as a guidance for mankind, as well as a clarification between truth and falsehood.

Allah (swt) says:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَان

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.”

Ramadhan is the month of Quran – Great Imaams such as Imam Malik would close all the other books of knowledge and focus on Qur’an. We should read the Qur’an, listen to the Qur’an, but also understand and implement the Qur’an. Continue reading “Ramadhan, the Month of Qur’an”

The Baathist roots of ISIS

The Baathist roots of ISIS

Baathism, or “renaissance” is an anti-colonial and pan-Arabist doctrine dating all the way back to 1943. At the time, Baathism called for the rejection of the “Western civilization’s invasion of the Arab mind”. Aflaq, one of the founding fathers of Baathism spoke of Islam as being a proof of ‘Arab genius’,

“Europe is as fearful of Islam today as she has been in the past. She now knows that the strength of Islam (which in the past expressed that of the Arabs) has been reborn and has appeared in a new form: Arab nationalism”. ~ Michel Aflaq, 1943

What followed was the combination of the socialist ideology compounded by nationalism. Later, Baathists attempted to restore their power through a number of different tracks over the past decade: secularism, insurgency, and ‘terrorism’

After the 1963 coup that first gave the Baathists a share of power in Iraq’s government, Saddam Hussein became head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service secret (Jihaz Al-Mukhabarat Al-Amma), and collected meticulous dossiers on friends and enemies alike. Saddam used these dossiers to carry out the bloodless 1968 coup that brought his party to full control of Iraq.

With support from the West, Saddam and his Baathist party gained prominence throughout the Middle East and were used to cause sectarian strife in the region. In 1980 Saddam declared War on Tehran, an estimated one million lives were lost as a result. Even within his own nation the western appointed dictator surpressed the Shia and Kurdish population. With the tacit encouragement of Washington, the Iraqi Shia and the Kurds rebelled against Saddam. The dissenters were massacred by Saddam’s military, and the US reneged on its pledge to support the uprising.

Events preceding 9/11 indicated the end of Saddam’s reign. Saddam and his Baathist regime became the central focus of the U.S ‘War on Terror’. The U.S invaded Iraq on the false accusation of holding weapons of mass destruction and quickly toppled Iraq’s Baathist regime. Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death, and on 30th December 2006 he was hanged. The Iraqi Baathist’s were officially put on the ash heaps of history, or were they? Continue reading “The Baathist roots of ISIS”