Is America embracing dictatorship in the Arab world?
When Syria’s sectarian tyrant Bashar Assad was facing a hard time, as rebel forces were marching toward Damascus, Israeli War Minister Ehud Barak flew hastily to Washington to warn the Obama administration that the Assad regime must not fall down under all circumstances.
Barak, who became Israel’s 10th Prime Minister, told his interlocutors from the Pentagon and the CIA that the survival of the Alawite regime was of utmost strategic importance to Israel and that its downfall would be a black day for the Jewish state.
Upon hearing these ominous words, the Obama administration, which had considered supplying the rebels with potent anti-aircraft weapons, Changed its mind abruptly regarding the overthrowing of the repressive regime whose soldiers and death squads were murdering an average of 100-150 Syrian men, women and children per day.
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When Syrian opposition leader Moath al-Khatib met the astute Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the top Russian diplomat looked al-Khatib in the eyes and said: Look my friend, America and Israel are even more opposed to ending the Assad regime. Surprisingly, Lavrov was telling the truth, as indicated by a largely ambivalent US policy in Syria whereby the US adamantly refused to allow some Gulf Arab states to provide more advanced varieties of weapons to opposition forces. This attitude was balanced out by vitriolic but innocuous verbal attacks on the autocratic regime. Interestingly, this outrageous policy of hypocrisy and betrayal by Washington toward the virtually helpless Syrian people remains unchanged.
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Today, more than a decade after the so-called Arab Spring, when Arab masses sought to extricate themselves and their countries from repressive military regimes and corrupt dynastic rules, the US is shamelessly continuing to consolidate utterly undemocratic Arab regimes politically and strengthen their security apparatuses. The tacit but candid American message to Arab despots, especially under the Trump administration, read like this: You are free to treat your own people as you deem fit and necessary for your security and stability, we are not the policeman of the world, We have no intention to interfere with your internal affairs.
The utterly illegitimate police-state regimes in most Arab countries interpreted the US message as granting them carte blanch to go wild in abusing and further tormenting their respective citizens.
Hence, the intelligence and security services in these countries saw the American message as a green, or at least, yellow light to pursue their critics and other non-conformist voices with an iron hand and “not give a damn about annoying reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.” Moreover, the interior ministers of the notoriously ineffective organization called the Arab League decided to wage a venomous propaganda campaign, demonizing and criminalizing any person or group demanding human rights and civil liberties as well as a credible justice system to which people with legitimate grievances could appeal.
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In Egypt, the country’s justice system, paralyzed by years of favoritism nepotism, cronyism, and interference by the state intelligence services, passed hundreds of death penalties on basically innocent people who wouldn’t even spend a single day in jail in any democratic country that respects itself. Their “crime” was nothing other than their erstwhile political support for former President Muhammed Morsi and the now-outlawed movement of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi died during trial on 17 June 2019 amid credible claims that he was being denied appropriate medical care while in custody. A UN committee described his death as a state-sanctioned crime.
Moreover, the Sisi-appointed parliament passed draconian laws incriminating any person subscribing to the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood as “being a member of a terrorist organization” as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for life.
In Saudi Arabia, the crown prince Muhammed Bin Salman (MBS), is the de facto king Welcomed Trump’s “uncompromising” stance against “terrorism”, and embarked on a rabid campaign of repression against non-conformist voices in the kingdom.
MBS also issued a plethora of decrees, encouraging liberal lifestyles, including mixing of men and women as well as seriously relaxing previous restrictions related to modesty and Hijab.
Ulema who venture to practice “Amr-Bilmaaruf and Nahy Anil-Munkar,” (propagation of virtue and prohibition of vice) like Salman al Oudeh, is thrown into jail indefinitely until they recant or die.
Moreover, the Saudi Mukhabarat (intelligence) instructed bloggers and internet surfers throughout the kingdom to shower praise on Jews and Israelis while cursing and abusing Palestinians. I remember a blogger arguing that the Aqsa Mosque belonged to Jews, not to Muslims and that Muslims were actually usurpers and invaders of the land of Israel.
Like the autocrat of Saudi Arabia, the Emirati leader, a man with very little formal education, apart from the numerous honorary Ph.Ds he either purchased, or were bestowed on him by sycophants, or money-hungry educational institutions fell in love with Israel and everything Jewish.
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Muhammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) launched a witch-hunt campaign against all free voices, promoting human rights and civil liberties. He also promoted a strain of Salafism, known as Madakhella, teaching that obeying the leader is more important than performing Salat and Zakat. The discredited scholars who are following the regime’s line, also taught that invoking liberty and democracy was tantamount to blaspheme and Kufr.
MBZ opened up to Israel without limits and without borders, raising the eyebrows of many Israeli intellectuals who wondered whether MBZ had secretly embraced Talmudic Judaism.
Some of the eccentric feats he did included, were the UAE decision to rescue a bankrupt Israeli soccer Club (Betar), which is notorious for its anti-Arab racism, and building a large synagogue in Abu Dhabi although the number of native Emirati Jews there are less than a dozen. This week, MBZ decided to dispatch a squadron of Emirati Jet fighters to take part in Israel’s airshow marking the Palestinian Nakba, and the dispersal of millions of Palestinians to the four winds.
One Emirati intellectual, Dr Dhabya al-Meheri, made an innocuous criticism of this clarion moral collapse. The next day, she found herself fettered in solitary confinement and shackled in solitary detention, all to appease and please Israel and her guardian- ally, the land of the First Amendment and Statue of Liberty.
Finally, we have the king of Morocco who has decided to “succumb” to Netanyahu’s glamorous solicitations by betraying the Palestinian cause.
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This is the very man who carries the official title of “Amirul Mu’mineen” or Commander of the Faithfull. However, his behaviour, policies, lifestyle, foreign relations, and above all, commitment to Islam and Islamic causes have nothing to do with true Islam or with the real commanders of the Muslim Umma, like Omar Ibn al-Khattab and Ali ibn Abi Taleb, may Allah be pleased with them.
This king, strangely enough, insists that all Moroccans from the simple citizen from the countryside to the Prime minister must bow and kneel down once they approach the throne of “his majesty.” Even Muhammed Rasulullah, the greatest man to have ever walked on earth, didn’t do such a thing, which is a kind of Shirk!
The King of Morocco, too, opened up to Israel without borders and limits, claiming, mendaciously of course, that he did it for the benefit of the Palestinians.
So why do these unelected leaders, who are supposed to shield the Umma from any harm, indulge in this perfidy against Islam and Muslims.?
The answer is very simple. These people are slaves of America which itself is a slave of Zionism, namely Israel.
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Needless to say, these “venerable” kings and emirs are first and foremost answerable to America which keeps them in power and grants them certificates of good conduct on Israel’s behalf.
Such are the rulers that Israel and America are superimposing on hundreds of millions of Arabs from Bahrain to Casablanca. And if you don’t like them then you are a murderous terrorist or Jihadi Islamist, deserving a thousand capital punishments! (end)
Expect a Srebrenica-like massacre anytime by Jewish Settlers in the West Bank
Encouraged by the Israeli government’s acquiescence, millenarian Jewish settlers in the West Bank seem to miss no chance to emulate “Hitler youth,” the para-military Nazi gangs that murdered, and terrorized Jews prior and during the Second World War.
“Hitler Youth” carried out some of the most outrageous acts of mass terror against Jews throughout Germany and Austria prior to the outbreak of the World War II.
During their rampages, they murdered people, vandalized property and torched businesses. They took an active part in Kristallnacht’s “Night of Broken Glass” on 9-10 November, 1938, burning down numerous synagogues.
According to historical sources, the pretext for the attacks was the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew living in Paris.
Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by some historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the holocaust.
Jewish Settlers in the West Bank: Judeo-Nazis
Today, more or less the same scene is being replayed by the Nazi-like Jewish settlers in full collusion and coordination with the Israeli government and security forces in the West Bank.
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The settlers play the role of Hitler Youths and other Nazi paramilitary gangs while the Israeli security forces play the role of Gestapo and SS.
I know there are differences between the two cases. However, one must be faithful to one’s rectitude, which compels us to recognize the immense similarities.
In both cases, we are talking about a nefarious racist ideology (Aryan Supremacy -the Master Race) in the German case, and (Jewish supremacy or chosen people) in Israel’s case.
Indeed, when subjecting the two movements to cool examination and analysis, the two terror groups (Jewish settlers and Hitler Youth) look as two sides of the same coin, notwithstanding some secondary differences.
Most of the Jewish settlers now marauding through the West Bank and Jerusalem are graduates or students at Talmudic schools known as Yeshivot. They are thoroughly indoctrinated in the Talmudic ideology which views non-Jews as virtual animals. This means that the life of any goy (non-Jew) has absolutely no sanctity. This is far worse than the Nazi concept of the lower classes or Untermenschen.
The Jewish Settlers’ terror : Never forget
On 13 July, 2014, Jewish settlers in the West Bank kidnapped and burned alive a Palestinian child, after pumping gasoline into his body. Typically, when hair-raising incidents like this occur, the perpetrators often blame Torah sages and Talmud teachers in their communities for okaying the hideous crime.
I don’t know why these Jewish settlers in the West Bank chose this particular gruesome method to end the innocent child’s life. Did they want to vicariously punish the Nazis, on the ground that all goyem are the same, irrespective whether they are Germans, or Palestinians or Chinese?
What was even more outrageous was the behavior of the Israeli government. The Israeli security officials spread disinformation alleging that Abu Khdeir was murdered by his own family.
Israeli Offilcals: Lying like breathing
Indeed, only when there was no room for denying the obvious did Israeli leaders admit the occurrence of the crime. The reluctant admission was not due to concern about the monstrosity of the crime. It was rather imputed to concerns about the public relation damage that Israel would incur as a result of the crime.
The Jewish settlers’ terror against the Palestinian people in the West Bank occurs with the knowledge, acquiescence and direct or indirect encouragement of the Israeli government. Claiming otherwise would be like committing an act of lewdness with truth.
In fact, it is well known that some Israeli security officers often teach Jewish settlers how to conceal evidence of murder just as the Israeli justice system easily exonerates Jewish murder suspects accused of murdering Palestinians. A few weeks ago, I asked a Jewish lawyer from Haifa to explain the chances of a Palestinian receiving true justice in a Jewish court.
The lawyer, a lady, told me this: “No non-Jew can hope for true justice in a Jewish court, period.”
Jewish settlers and their supporters from within the army and Shin Bet security agency have burnt and vandalized dozens of mosques in the West Bank. However, so far, not a single perpetrator has been apprehended let alone punished. This amounts to a green light that encourages the terrorist settlers to “keep up the good work.”
Jewish Settlers in the West Bank: Expect the worse
Today, the Israeli government is using these genocidal fanatic Jewish Settlers to murder and terrorize unarmed and unprotected Palestinians for the purpose of driving them away from their homeland in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
The criminal Jewish settlers pray for a miracle to empty the land, the West Bank and Jerusalem, of its indigenous inhabitants, the Palestinians. They invoke the 1948-Nakba, saying “if we did it once, we could do it again.”
This is why these evil people are willing and ready to embark on the unthinkable, including carrying out a Srebrenica-like massacre of Palestinian villagers.
The settlers believe they could do such heinous act with minimal or no impunity. They cite Jewish domination of the American government and Congress as well as the settlers’ domination within the Israeli army.
Yes, they could embark on the unthinkable. Don’t say “we didn’t know.”
BBC’s Modi Documentary Rattles Modi Government
BCC recently released a documentary on India’s controversial right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi rattling Modi and his ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The documentary’s first episode titled “India: The Modi Question” which was released in the UK on 17th January drew a sharp reaction from the Modi government.
Modi Government Blocks the Documentary in India
The Modi government moved swiftly to block the documentary in India. Proving right the critics of IT Rules, 2021, the Modi government’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting invoked emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021 to order YouTube to take down all the videos that had published the first episode of the documentary. Orders were also issued to Twitter to take down all the tweets that had posted the link to the documentary. Both YouTube and Twitter complied with the orders, removing all the posts and videos flagged by the government.
The government alleged that the documentary was found to be “undermining sovereignty and integrity of India, and having the potential to adversely impact India’s friendly relations with foreign states”, which allowed for the invocation of the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021. The government also alleged that the documentary questions the credibility of the Supreme Court of India and attempts to sow divisions among different communities while also making unsubstantiated allegations regarding the activities of foreign governments in India.
Earlier India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesperson dismissed the documentary as a “propaganda piece that lacks objectivity and reflects colonial mindset”. The spokesperson also questioned the timings of the release of the documentary.
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The documentary’s first episode produced by the BBC tracks Modi’s “first steps into politics”- his association with the right-wing Hindu extremist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), his rise through the ranks of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and further his appointment as Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat in 2001 till 2014. As the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi’s involvement in and his response to a series of communal riots in 2002 remains a source of controversy.
The documentary highlights a previously unpublished report, obtained by the BBC from the British Foreign Office, which raises questions about Modi’s actions during the religious riots. The report claims that Modi was “directly responsible” for the “climate of impunity” that enabled the violence.
The report cited by the BCC was part of an inquiry ordered by the then foreign secretary Jack Straw. The reports say that “the extent of violence was much greater than reported” and “the aim of the riots was to purge Muslims from Hindu areas”.
Jack Straw is heard in the documentary saying, “these were very serious claims that Mr Modi had played a proactive part in pulling back police and in tacitly encouraging the Hindu extremists. That was a particularly egregious example of political involvement to prevent police from doing their job to protect the Hindus and the Muslims.”
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Modi’s Role in Gujarat Riots of 2002
It is the documentary’s highlight of the Gujarat riots of 2002 that has rattled the Modi government.
The Gujarat riots of 2002 claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people. Most of those killed were Muslims. Modi is alleged to have instigated the riots and further prevented the police and the army from taking any action to stop the riots. Most of the reports published on the Gujarat riots by the Indian media as well as the international media point out Modi’s direct role in facilitating the riots. It has been claimed that Modi gave a free hand to Hindu extremists to kill Muslims and the aim was to purge Hindu localities of Muslims.
Modi has rejected these accusations. Further, in 2013 an investigation approved by the Indian Supreme Court absolved Mr. Modi of complicity in the rioting. Based on that finding, a court in the state of Gujarat found that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him.
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Action Taken by Foreign Countries against Modi
Like the above-cited British Foreign Office report, there were many countries that were convinced of Modi’s role in the killing of Muslims during the riots. Concerned countries acted against Modi at different levels.
Modi was banned entry into the U.S. for more than a decade for his role in the riots. In 2005, Modi became the only person ever to be denied a U.S. visa under the 1998 law on violations of religious freedom. The U.S. State Department invoked a little-known U.S. law passed in 1998 that makes foreign officials responsible for “severe violations of religious freedom” ineligible for visas. The ban on Modi’s travel to the U.S. was revoked by the Obama administration in 2014 after he became the prime minister of India.
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A Permanent Stain on Modi’s Career
Modi may have achieved great things in his political career, but the stain of the Gujarat riots is permanent on his career.
Modi loves the camera. He loves advertising and branding himself. Modi puts his picture on everything. He loves hearing his voice. However, ever since he became the prime minister of India, he has never given an unscripted interview to the media. He has also never held a press conference in India or abroad. It has been claimed that Modi does not want difficult questions about his attitude towards the Muslim minority of India thrown at him.
When Modi became the prime minister of India, Indian liberals were hopeful that Modi had changed. They were wrong in their assessment that Modi as a prime minister would be inclusive. However, after Modi’s eight years as a prime minister now, he has not changed his attitude towards Muslims. As of now, Muslims are increasingly persecuted by his government.
This author highly recommends that you watch the BBC documentary on Modi. Its first episode has been released here (if you are outside the UK watch it here or use VPN). The next episode will be available on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 21:00.
Double standards haunt FIFA
At this year’s FIFA World Cup, Palestine is still represented. Moroccan players carried the Palestinian flag with pride at every victory in their matches.
Morocco’s public carried Palestinian flags and chanted Palestinian songs at the same time.
According to reports, US President Donald Trump announced Morocco and Israel’s agreement to normalize and establish diplomatic relations, making it the fourth Arab country in just four months to do so.
And while this coincided with the United States’ recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, the “Agence France Presse” agency said, “Morocco confirms the resumption of diplomatic relations as soon as possible with Israel.”
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Morocco witnessed widespread protests rejecting normalization and abandoning Palestine and the resistance, and the Moroccan leaders considered that this is not considered normalization, but an alliance to facilitate the problems between Palestine and Israel.
A sizable portion of the populace continues to oppose normalization and remain steadfast in their protest both inside and outside the World Cup stadium.
The German national team expressed its anger since the first match after Qatar and FIFA banned the wearing of the LGBTQ badge in matches and considered the German team and the German government a flagrant violation of freedoms. Despite this, a German official wore the gay badge in a subsequent match, not interested in the laws of Qatar and FIFA as a matter of freedom of opinion and expression.
However, after the Morocco-Spain match, the Moroccan national team raised the flag of Palestine, German newspapers criticized the act, saying that it and the German newspaper “Taz” criticized the Moroccan national team’s players raising the Palestinian flag, describing it as “anti-Semitism and a childish challenge to show the alleged Arab unity,” she said.
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The German newspaper also attacked the Qatari government, claiming that it supports terrorist resistance movements in waging wars against Israel for years.
The funny thing is that the German side wants to infringe on the freedom of expression and opinion of the Moroccan team, and the freedom of opinion and expression only stands for them.
(UKLFI) protests against FIFA
Famous pro-Israel advocacy group UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has voiced opposition to the Moroccan football team’s display of the Palestinian flag during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Jewish Chronicle reports that the London-based organization accused the North African nation of breaking FIFA regulations in a letter to Jorge Palacio, the chair of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
After the denunciations of banning alcohol and wearing the LGBTQ badge, expressing that this is a flagrant violation of freedom of opinion and expression, everyone hastened to attack the Moroccan team, which raised the Palestinian flag in solidarity with it against the Israeli aggressions and the ethnic cleansing that Palestine endures and the daily martyrdom in Palestine.
Palestine will remain present in the stadiums, lands, and hearts of everyone, despite all the challenges and attacks it suffers daily.
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