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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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The October 1917 Russian Revolution gave, the West and the U.S., rise to concern over the emergence and rapid spread of communism. Western democratic governments, conservative elements, heavy industrialists and religions (mainly Christianity and Islam), began to counter it at all levels. For example, in the Catholic Church, there emerged the prelacy of Opus Dei – (God’s Work) – in particular; and later in Islam, militancy of the Central Islamic Axis emerged to protect their own existence (Robert Hutchison, 1997: pp 15, 230-234). They planned to marginalize and counteract progressive elements of leftist trends, hence the open conflict between the two camps of democracy and free enterprise against communism and atheism.

During the decolonisation period, Western Powers began to build defensive walls against communism. They created strong Islamic governments in opposition to Marxism and Leninism through treaties and ententes. They provided them with financial assistance, technical and military training and support. Islamic countries became death traps to thousands of innocent people and progressive elements of democratic tendencies. In the name of combating communism and promoting freedom of religion and democracy, thousands upon thousands of innocent people were falsely accused of subversion. Apparatus of the government agencies were purged of all suspicious elements. They were either summarily dismissed, or tried and imprisoned. Many received long-term prison sentences. Others disappeared, never to be seen by their parents, their family and their loved ones. They were killed, murdered or died under torture and buried in unmarked mass graves. All this was committed for the false reason of state security and freedom of religion.

Anti-communism policy gave rise to Arab ultra-nationalism. Islamic hardliners clamped down very heavily on many liberal intellectuals and non-Islamic institutions. It was an opportune moment for the Islamic states to consolidate their hold on new territories during the Western decolonisation period. With the help of the West, Muslim countries added new territories to their (Dar Al-Silm) Abode of Peace states. They formed formidable walls against the spread of communism. From the early 20th century, beginning with the Assyrians in (Mesopotamia) Iraq in 1933, to early sixties in Cyprus and Indonesia and to early eighties in Chile, the culling went on with full intensity.

Such territories extended from the Province of Mosul and Hasaka-Khabur (in the Iraq-Syria) District of Assyria, to Eastern Cyprus and North Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, to Pakistan and Bangladesh of the Sub-Continent of India to the Archipelago of Indonesia and Irian Jaya in the Pacific Ocean.

The mandated powers did not institute adequate laws for the protection of the indigenous nationals, in the constitutions of the newly created Islamic countries from which they withdrew, such as, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq in the Middle East; and the Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco in North Africa; and Indian and Pacific Ocean countries. Instead, the mandated powers gave Islamic countries a free hand in ‘culling undesirable elements’ in the name of promoting freedom of religion and security.

The mandates fostered the infamous and repressive ‘millet provision’ to the (Turkish) delight and pleasure of the Islamic States, and satisfaction of the West - all in the name of freedom. The position and support of the West had been exploited either out of ignorance or for its lack of concern about Islam’s hidden agenda of proselytising the non-Muslim native population through coercion. The West had been had. Otherwise, the West would not have been in such an ugly mess today.

The main concern of the West was to win the war against communism at any cost. In the mind of the West, Assyria was ancient history, something of the past. Islamic propaganda, in agreement with the West, buried the Assyrian issue. It dismissed it, ignored it and has since attempted to keep it dormant. Even neutral Turkey had a piece of Cyprus on the side. That was in addition to what Turkey had grabbed earlier and kept in WWI.

Now that communism has collapsed and vanquished in those regions, the United Nations Organisation being aware of such constant provocations and abuse of human rights has an essential role to play in addressing the situation. They need to look at the Assyrian plight with compassion and justice, and stop dismissing it, and describing it, as inconsequential.

The United Nations has the responsibility to intervene and take the necessary steps, to rectify the Assyrian dire situation. The UN needs to urge such oppressive regimes to stop suppressing its native nationals, under the pretext of “communistic leanings, leftist trends or decadence”. The UN is in a favourable position, capable to act and urge existing governments of such tyrannical regimes to introduce secular constitutional reforms to guarantee the aborigines their natural rights. Otherwise, let the United Nations help the native inhabitants to free themselves from Islam’s tyranny.

There is a need to keep up the pressure on unrepenting regimes to reform their governing system. The UN and those international organisations that are responsible and allege that they work in the interest of all humanity need to be reminded to apply themselves and show real positive outcomes. Otherwise, they will become self-seeking lackeys and easy tools in the hands of the petrodollar masters, multinationals and their bureaucrats. The calamity that has befallen the four non-Muslim Provinces of former Ottoman Empire might eventually head westward. It is in the interest of all humanity to stabilise the Middle East and parts of north East Asia. There will be no peace without stability and no stability without peace. Progress and prosperity will remain clogged in between.

 

 

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