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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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Western sincerity and contribution to help the Islamic world to let go of its fanaticism is repeatedly shunned. The recent arrest of the eight foreign staff from an International Aid Agency in Afghanistan, for promoting Christianity to Afghani locals, was bluntly rejected. Closure of Christian aid organisations is a reminder of Islam’s open defiance and rejection of aid in the name of non-Islamic aid symbols. It takes the form of priority to instill fear of Allah in the hearts of the non-Muslim. Islam considers its religion as the only faith that equates with (Al-Khaleq) the Creator.

Destruction of non-Muslim historical sites, churches, holy shrines and Christian holy crosses is another way of sending the message to the Muslim mujahideen world over that their Islamisation process is in progress. This gives Islam the satisfaction that they are on the right track. It helps boost their morale, especially the mujahideen in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo? a Serbian Province, the Moros in the Philippines, the militants in Pakistan and Kashmir, and in other locations such as Northern Iraq against the Assyrians, in Israel against the Jewish people, in Eastern Cyprus against the Greek Cypriots and the Sudan. Muslims of South Africa have belatedly begun ruffling their feathers, by wearing the traditional Islamic headgear in group demonstrations as a prelude to drawing public attention to specific Islamic demands rather than encourage South Africa to continue along the path of secular reforms.

The West will never be able to change Islam’s strong conviction, deep faith and intensive drive for world dominance. It is a far-fetched wish of those nations that believe in the Holy Bible, to expect a change of heart and toning down of Islam’s criticism and opposition to their religion. Islam’s animosity and daily criticism of Western values is commonplace. It is indicative of their open challenge to Judaism and Christianity as a growing movement to open confrontation of a wider scale. Jihad seems to suit all situations. Jihad is an undeclared war against established world order of the day, not with Muslim regular armies, but with continued opposition to any non-Islamic ideological stance.

Islamic governments distance themselves from the mujahideen and play down their aggressive approach, denying any knowledge of, or involvement in, their destructive actions, moral or financial support to them. Yet, mujahideen institutions, offices and training centres are spread all over the Islamic world. They extend from Pakistan to the Balkans, with the full knowledge and in full view of the world at large. Their civil organizations are autonomous. They appear to work in isolation, independent of the state authority. Yet, they operate openly and promote their (Da’awah) mission publicly, as any other legitimate organisation similar to Hamas (Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamiyya – Li-Tahreer Filasteen Min Al-Sahyouniyyah): Islamic Resistance Movement for the Liberation of Palestine from Zionism), Jihad, and Hezbullah. Scores of other parties and organizations continue to emerge, spreading all over the Abode of Peace, with followers in the Abode of War, posing as potential supporters of the Jihad sacred cause.

Since Islamic governments cannot match the military might of the West, mujahideen become the forerunner battalions of Allah’s army, the vanguard of Islam. The potential army of the mujahideen is built from the local Muslims, residing in the host countries of (Dar Al-Harb) the Abode of War. They receive training in their field of operation, both at home and abroad, in preparation for open assault on Western constitutional governments. The mujahideen converge on the land they want to control and raise supporters and ‘freedom fighters’ from the Muslim locals of the area they intend to bring under their control.

Like the ineffective French Maginot Line that was outflanked by the Germans in World War II and rendered useless, so are the political borders of non-Muslim countries of (Dar Al-Harb) the Abode of War to the mujahideen. They smuggle themselves in, across the border unhindered, with the help of the Muslim locals, or Western co-opts, avoiding checkpoints and barriers. They establish a chain of command to launch guerrilla type attacks at the time and place of their own choosing. With determination and decisive strikes, against the host government, they bring certain areas under their direct control. Yet, without the connivance of certain contorted Western elements, selfish and greedy, they would all fail in their treacherous attempts. Such mediums should at least be completely cut off, if not totally eliminated.
The military might and heavy guns of the West end up becoming useless and unable to dislodge them, as witnessed in the Philippines, Kashmir, Chechnya, Cyprus and the Balkans. The Muslim residents are obliged to cooperate fully with the mujahideen. They go by the (Hadeeth) saying:

 

“Fa-Mann Ith-torra Fa-Ghairu Baghen”
[He that has been compelled is not a wrongdoer]

 

That is, a Muslim who has been forced to act contrary to his conscience is not a transgressor. In other words, any religious order or fatwa issued against a non-Muslim in the name of religion is obligatory and (Halal) lawful. It should be executed. Muslim residents in the war zone become selective volunteers (Pryce-Jones; 1989: pp 31-33).

There is no end to the demands of the supreme religion. Once Islam consolidates its foothold, militant leaders begin orchestrating demonstrations, demanding separation and international recognition for an independent Islamic state of their own. Their first tactic is playing the role of being the victim, of being denied freedom of exercising their full cultural rights. Hence, they obtain the support of humanitarian and political organizations, under the watchful eyes of the International Community and representation of the UNO. Then, escalation of violence picks up in execution of the fatwa that is issued discreetly, against the existing nationals of the territory they intend to attack, and the targets they aim to destroy. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo-Serbia and Eastern Cyprus, are vivid examples. Macedonia, Lebanon, “Kordstan”, Kashmir and Thailand are actively engaged in such a move. Macedonian, Lebanese, Kordish, Cashmiri and Thai Muslims are on the same track.

Physical confrontation and sudden suicidal attacks on Christians and Jews are all premeditated. This course of action of sniping at pedestrians, homes, motor vehicles, shops and business centres, is to restrict movement of the Christians and Jews, diminish their economic growth, and threaten their survival. Their aim is to discourage Christians and Jews from venturing outside their perimeter. Under such constant pressure, the mujahideen want the Christians and Jews to feel that they are under siege, trespassing on enemy ground. Their aim is to discourage Christian and Israeli inhabitants from indulging in business ventures at the local level, leaving the way open for their Muslim counterparts to step in and take over. Islamic states prefer that non-Muslim countries establish private business contacts with Muslim enterprisers rather than Christian or Jewish locals. The boycott policy is still deeply entrenched in their minds.

This Islamic cultural behaviour seems to be taking a formal shape of acceptance and approval by their respective governments and the Arab League. Their justification, for lack of a legal mechanism to include members of non-Muslim ethnic groups, in such business ventures is straightforward: Muslims must eventually be ahead in all aspects of life.

The Master-slave relationship appeals to them and would apply it beyond Saudi Arabia. More so, it reflects in terms of their work contracts and distant behavioural attitude with their employees. Scandals of cheap labour and mean employment contracts for domestic service and foreign labour give one the idea of how ill the Muslim employers treat their employees. They hold them in low esteem, and exploit them to the point of physical exhaustion and mental fatigue. Any attempt to redress their grievances is considered by the Muslim employer insubordination and breach of contract. They are dealt with, severely. The local Muslim employer is assured of his government’s support and backing for the action, he takes against a foreign worker regardless of his nationality. By depositing the foreign worker’s passport with him, under lock and key, as a security measure, foreign employees, especially domestic servants, become prisoners, held at the mercy of their Muslim employer (Aburish; 1995: pp 73-75; 91-97).

 

 

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