Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
Note that I am not used the word “Islamic” as I don’t want to ascribe the noble and divine religion of Allah (SWT) with the practises of dozens of Governments around the world. I do however recognise that “Muslims” happen to be in charge of these Governments and I hope that recognition that they will have to answer to Allah (SWT) on the day of judgement and Fear of Allah (SWT) particularly during the blessed month of Ramadhan will spur them into doing something “Islamic” about Palestine.
I acknowledge the individual and collective sins and shortcomings of this Ummah of Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) but I beseech Allah (SWT) to show mercy and turn the hearts of people towards good and towards the noble Sunnah of Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) [Ameen]
There is collective inertia in Muslim countries (once again) over Palestine! Once again there is airy silence on the diplomatic front of Muslim countries and best we have is “Aid drives” or pledges of money. The UAE has pledge $25 million for Gaza and the media across the Middle East is plastering its front pages with praises of generosity of “Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan”…Is this a bad joke? Khaleejtimes reads:
The assistance confirms the ongoing historical solidarity and support of the UAE leadership, government and people with the Palestinian people.
Let’s remind our readers about the historic relationship of “Muslim” rulers with Palestine:
Saudi Arabia (1948-Now):
It is reported that General Geroge Marshall had assured King Faisal that USA will not support Israel’s bid for a new country. It is sad that the “House of Saud” was bitterly disappointed when America broke its pledge and voted for the establishment of state of Israel.
Disappointed? Guess who happens to be one of the best American ally’s in the Middle East?
Neighbours of Palestine and with a peace treaty with both Israel and USA.
Country with one of the largest number of Palestinian refugees in the world and again with a peace treaty with both Israel and USA.
Doesn't recognise Israel...Wow! Please give a big hand to UAE for being so brave and ethical!!!
The country with Al-Jazeera who seem to be “very concerned” about the plight of Palestinians has FULL TRADE RELATIONS with both Israel and US.
Doesn't recognise Israel...Wow how brave!
Those who know politics would know all the backtrack diplomatic channels which have always existed between Pakistan and Israel.
There are many in today’s world who are nostalgic about the rise of “Neo Otttomanism” aka AKP in Turkey but did you know that Turkey was the first “Muslim” country to recognise Israel.
What needs to happen?
I don’t want to go through each and every Muslim country on the map as it is just one Sorry Tale after another with maybe 1 or 2 slightly appearing to be slightly harsher than the other!
When Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was charged with committed VISA fraud in America, the Indian Government reacted with absolute fury over a diplomat WITHOUT diplomatic immunity (she was later awarded immunity and it was retrospectively dated). Here are two facts about the incident:
- She DID NOT have diplomatic immunity
- She DID commit a crime according to US law
Both countries have now decided to look beyond the VISA row and revive their diplomatic relationship. Both India and America know that they need each other in a closer strategic partnership.
However, compare the reaction of India towards United States over “alleged” insult of an Indian citizen to the “actual” brazen and unwarranted support of United States for the state of Israel since its inception.
United states needs the support of Muslim countries (particularly in the Middle East) much more than it needs Indian support.
The sad part is that there isn't even hypocritical diplomatic pressure on United States from Muslim countries, they are not even trying to appear to be doing something!
When was the last time you read about even the threat of a diplomatic boycott of United States from any of these Muslims countries even the ones claiming “historical ties and solidarity with the Palestinian cause”?
Israel is NOTHING without diplomatic and economic US support. Guess what United states did to prevent the killing of innocent Palestinian women and children?
President Obama wrote a letter!
A strongly worded letter...