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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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One-Track Mind
 

 

Islamic states are signatory members of the UN, yet most of them ignore its Charter, and a few like Iraq, Algeria and Indonesia ignore many of its resolutions. They introduce and enforce their own harsh laws. They leave no room for dialogue and sensible negotiations with native leaders of non-Islamic faith. It is a disgrace to the international community and especially to the UN, the guardian of human rights, to allow this sort of behaviour to continue. Christians have already taken the initiative in propagating their cause in all sorts of ways. They have made constant appeals, tried to enter direct negotiations with their Muslim counterparts, publicized their plight via various media organs, and even launched armed struggles, like in Lebanon and Northern Iraq? all come to little or no avail.

The indigenous people need full support of the world media and the attention of the International Community through the UN agencies. It is the duty of the UN to intervene and assert itself firmly in support of the aggrieved and dispossessed people that are struggling to restore their usurped rights. The UN represents the world family. Any inadequacy, on its part, encourages Islamic regimes to continue with their policy of discrimination and oppression against non-Muslim natives.

Lack of concern or using a softly-softly approach by the UN towards oppressive regimes is a bad reflection on her image and that of the International Community. Indonesia and Nigeria and even Sudan seem to have gone wild lately in their persecution of the Christians, in the name of jihad and Islamic (Shari’ah) law. Islam treats the Christians as household property. Christian life has no value when it comes to assertion of their Shari’ah religious law.

Surah XLVII, [47] Muhammad, verse 4, explains in graphic detail how Muslims should react when facing the disbeliever in battle:

 

“So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners, and afterwards either set him free as a favor or let them ransom (themselves) until the war terminates.”

 

The heavy-handedness of the Mongol Turks and Iraq’s brutal regime and repression of the indigenous Assyrians in the north is a vivid example of the impotence of the UN. Sudan’s cruelty and inhumane treatment of its impoverished people in the south shows how powerless is the UN. In this regards, it is constitutionally weak, or lacks the authority to enforce its resolutions forcibly to allow it to intervene successfully against such flagrant violations of human rights. Living in the safety of their governments, disciples of (Al-Da’awah) the call to Islam receive training in guerrilla warfare, sabotage and armed combat. They take up the aggressive approach in spreading their religion to expand the landmass of their domain in the name of Allah’s army of jihad. They resort to extreme violence, often suicidal, instead of holding dialogues and preaching the message by peaceful means.

The Western world needs to reconsider and perform a complete ‘overhaul’ of their relationship with sectarian regimes that suppress freedom of religion. Lack of reciprocity by the Abode of Peace States and unconcern of the West, is perceived as being in agreement with Islam’s growing animosity towards indigenous religions.

States of the Abode of Peace continue to harass the indigenous Assyrians through threats of jihad campaigns against them. The call for Al-Da’awah (the Muhammadan message) is spread with militancy, at home and abroad, suppressing the native inhabitants their right to practice their religion and culture freely.

It is noteworthy to examine Islam as a unit, as a whole social structure, with its head Arabism, to try to understand its concept and the extent to which it wishes to expand and outstretch the physical borders of its Islamic Umma nation as a political body. Propagation of its mission seems to have no boundary.\Execution of human rights activist by Nigeria’s regime, and repression of the Ogoni tribe and the Christian people in general, are some more open acts of defiance. United Nation's inaction encourages such regimes to continue with their persecution and committing of violations against the embattled aboriginal people. The Nigerian Regime continues with its suppressive campaigns, unperturbed and without fear of UN retribution. Persistence of such Islamic states in affirming their state religion as supreme is a testament to the failure of the U.N. in stopping the systematic persecution of the Christians in the Abode of Peace. Unless they become Muslims, the Nigerian Christians are destined to be literally hacked or starved to death.

The term ‘Commonwealth’ in Islamic countries is given to mean for the common good, exclusive to Islam. Why should the land, resources and wealth of the country be shared among the Muslims themselves, and not with the native Christians? The UN has a moral responsibility to act against government misrepresentation of the people, corrupt leaders and oppressive regimes that do not comply with certain UN constitutional guidelines.

Without secular constitutional reforms cruelty and injustice will continue. Corruption, nepotism and bribery become rampant, while the general population sinks deeper into impoverishment. The hardest hit are always the dispossessed Christian natives.

 

 

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