One of the most significant developments of our lifetime...
One of the most significant developments of our lifetime...
If you look at the issue superficially and perform no analysis that’s what you would conclude. When you delve into it deeper you will notice that Trump has been roundly (and for the first time) pillared for his positons in Helsinki so how can anyone conclude that Non-Muslims are uniting against Islam?
Does the Qur'aan and Hadeeth say that Dajjal is meant to be incredibly STUPID? Cannot speak, cannot write, cannot spell?
US President Donald Trump says his frustrations with the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling forced him to revoke the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan.Extraordinary events in America, continue...
I lived in Pakistan in 1980s during the Khomeini revolution. The hype around the “Islamic” revolution in Iran was so strong that most people who had any love for Islam were swept away (Arab and Non-Arabs). It is because they had never seen any “Islamic” revolution in their lifetime, it was certainly the time to be singing the praises of Iran for most Muslims (public and Ulama alike) UNTIL the facts of the revolution and Khomeini’s opinions about the Sahaba (RA) were known.
The error occurred due to inability to separate political realities from Islamic belies. Each country has its own political realities and its foreign policies. Pakistan Army backs Taliban not because they have love for the Sunnah, it’s because Pakistan lacks strategic depth and in any war theatre a Modern Army needs depth in order to manoeuvre. The only geographical option for Pakistan in the western theatre of war (against India) is Afghanistan. Thus, due to political needs of the country, Pakistan (Army) backs Taliban so at least parts of Afghanistan can remain under the influence of Pakistan providing it the much needed strategic depth to manoeuvre during a war.
Pakistan Army needs to keep Kashmir at a certain temperature to continue to deplete the Indian Army and its resources. If the temperature rises, Pakistan arrests innocent people and picks them off their homes and they disappear. If the temperature lowers, Pakistan lets more people through the border. It is the political reality of Pakistan.
The Arab (people) have sympathy with the Palestinian cause and it has been portrayed as an “Arab” cause rather than a “Muslim” or an “Islamic” cause. Persians and Arabs have always competed with each other but they were (mostly) Sunni so they got along with each other. However, with the advent of Shia’ism in Iran, there are two competing factors in the Middle East which are race (Arabs vs Persians) and religions (Shia vs Sunni). Iran being the spearhead of Shias has to appear to be sympathetic to the cause of Palestine for two reasons:
Please learn to separate politics and Deen in your mind. Due to politics, countries align differently. A few days ago, America (not Europe) imposed sanctions on military junta of Burma for crimes against Rohingya Muslims:
Ask yourself, do you think that the Government of Donald Trump has any sympathy with Muslims (in general) or Muslims in a far flung place like Burma? Of course not, so why are they showing sympathy to Rohingya Muslims?
Because the Americans want to counter China and China has openly backed Burma and is playing an increasing role in diplomacy while America is being left behind.
Then you will ask why is China so concerned about Rohingya in Bangladesh and the plight of Rohingya in Bangladesh? Is china concerned about Muslims? Of course not! China is playing a tug of war to increase its influence in Bangladesh and wean its off India. Bangladesh is in under tremendous strain due to these refugees and unlike Pakistan and Turkey which housed millions of refugees (and still do), people of Bangladesh have no appetite for hosting them.
So China in order to get favours from Bangladesh, all of a sudden is acting like a saviour of Bangladesh and India is doing the same thing (for the same reasons) so the strategic interest of China and India match in Bangladesh.
So in a game of politics, what should Muslims do? Take advantage! Bangladesh should milk both China and India due to this unique situation but the Masters of politics among Muslims are Turks (not Arabs). The Turks for over 800 years have learned politics and they make strategic alliances and break alliances to whatever suits their needs.
Notice that the Turks continue to play all sides (NATO, America, Europe, Shia, Sunni, Arabs, Non-Arabs, Africans, Malaysians and even Israel). They play Saudia and Qatar with equal ease!
They shot down a Russian plane and now Russia has sold them S-400, how incredible is that?
Persians are also smart and they will also play both the Sunni and Shia card until you are confused and wouldn’t know what to do or who to believe.
British are Masters of deception, they created Israel and YET Britain also has the most public opposition to Israel and sympathy to Palestine. Yesterday, there was a white non-Muslim guy in my lift (to work) with a T-Shirt of Palestinian colours! How remarkable is that, in a country which actually created the state of Israel.
This is politics…
Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling.
Last week, Trump said of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s campaign to recapture the last stronghold of the rebellion, Idlib province: “If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And the United States is going to get very angry, too.”
In a front-page story Monday, “Assad is Planning Chlorine Attack, U.S. Says,” The Wall Street Journal reports that, during a recent meeting, “President Trump threatened to conduct a massive attack against Mr. Assad if he carries out a massacre in Idlib.”
Idlib contains three million civilians and refugees and 70,000 rebels, 10,000 of whom are al-Qaida.
Friday, The Washington Post reported that Trump is changing U.S. policy. America will not be leaving Syria any time soon.
Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone in Syria's Idlib province to separate government forces from rebel fighters based there.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would be 15km to 25km (9-15 miles) wide and come into force by 15 October.
Troops from Russia, an ally of Syria's government, and Turkey, which backs the rebels, will patrol the zone.
The Atlantic is one of the most Pro-Israel publications in the United States and has been representing Israel and its foreign policy inAmerica for over 50+ years.
On the surface, the Syrian civil war appears to be nearing its final stage. Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian and Iranian backers won the battle that mattered the most for them in July, when they drove the moderate rebels out of their last bastion in the southern Syrian city of Deraa. With that military victory, any hopes of a moderate takeover must be laid to rest. But while the rebels have been defeated, their grievances remain. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, mostly by government and government-allied forces; millions have been displaced; whole towns have been bombed out of existence. Now the situation is poised to worsen as the regime is readying its forces to attack Idlib, home to Turkish-backed rebels, jihadis, and countless civilians.
The demise of the rebellion has set the stage for jihadis allied with Islamic State and al-Qaeda to pick up the pieces. If history is a guide, they will exploit the volatile situation; they will co-opt the resistance against Assad, the surviving symbol of repression, use it to fill their ranks, and establish a permanent post in the region. The Trump administration has just one last chance to get peace talks back on track and curb extremist influence.
In a statement, Russia said Israel's "irresponsible actions" were to blame, saying it was given less than a minute's warning ahead of the strikes, which was not enough time to get the military surveillance plane out of the way.
"The Israeli planes deliberately created a dangerous situation for surface ships and aircraft in the area," a defence ministry spokesman said.
The spokesman accused Israeli pilots of "using the Russian airplane as a cover", putting it "in the line of fire coming from Syrian air defence systems".
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.