An employee once asked his boss, "Are we permitted to smoke during work time?" The boss got so furious and said, "This is so negligent and time-wasting on your part." Another employee asked the boss, "May we work while smoking?" The boss answered, "Of course, you may. I appreciate your keenness to work at all
times even while smoking."
In fact, the misconduct of smoking would take place in both cases and would be even worse in the second case being done under boss's permission. Actually, the method of case presentation is the difference between the two situations although both of them lead to one result. In the second case, the boss was deceived and consented to smoking in his company. By the same token, the late Obama's visit to Cairo is of the same effect!
No actual change in the US strategy or supreme country objectives took place. Only tactics and planning changed. In fact, Obama, as well as Bush and all US presidents, go in one direction each employing his own means. Thus, it will be the fault of Muslims in the first place if they are deceived by actions taken by US presidents.
No doubt, Obama declared explicitly and openly that he, as the US president, concerns first of all with keeping security and stability of the US and with achieving its interests as possible as he can, which can never be blamable. More frankly and clearly, he said, " America's strong bonds with Israel are well-known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties."
Actually, it was so astonishing of him to say so totally ignoring that he is addressing the Muslim world from Cairo. I dare say that such ignorance is intentional, for he wants that those deceived by him understand this fact very well and perceive that it means nothing to him at all to be an ethnic African Muslim. To this effect, he further explicitly declared that he is a devoted Christian. Moreover, he spoke unwarrantedly of the Jewish Holocaust in Europe claming one who denies it to be ignorant. Actually, I do not know why he intruded such a point into such a speech as delivered to Muslims. According
to their claims, Holocaust was committed by German Nazis. So, what does Muslims have to do with it? Had Germany already aggressed against Jews, why would no part of the German lands have been taken to establish the state of Israel thereon?
Having intruded such a point into his speech, Obama wanted to inform us that he is a Zionist from head to foot. In his electoral program, he had promised to make Israel the strongest country in the Middle East. In addition, he only one month ago celebrated the American-Jewish heritage, during which he clearly stated that it is thanks to Jews that the US reached such a level of advancement.
Obama, actually, has a clear vision of objectives, i.e. interests of the US and Zionists, giving Zionist interests even priority. Please, refer to a previous article of mine "US or Jews Interests?", for more information on how clearly Americans sacrifice their interest for Zionist security and power. On the other hand, Arab and Muslim interests are not taken into consideration whatsoever and are opposed even if harmless to them. They think that Muslims' power represents a great danger to them and thus both Jews and Americans seek relentlessly to weaken Muslims as far as religious, political, economic and military aspects are concerned.
Now, what does Obama want from us?
Obama delivered a so eloquent speech whose wording is so professionally formulated. He also quoted many Qur'anic verses and Prophetic Hadith in support of his ideas. After such a wonderful performance, he asked Muslims to cooperate with him in matters that aim at peace, love and affability among peoples.
Mr. President, what are these matters?
He first demands the establishment of two states, a Jewish and a Palestinian states.
We wonder what new he proposed. In practical terms, he reformulated fancies we have suffered from along sixteen years. We would like here to remind the ever-forgetful Muslim Ummah of the so-called road map. I would like also to remind them that George W. Bush also stressed in all his speeches the two-state solution as did Klinton before both of them. Thus, Obama did not produce a magical amazing solution. More significantly, is such a solution satisfactory to Muslims? Should we be that happy clapping and shouting 'long live Obama' because he will help give Palestinians less than 20% of their lands?!
I would like here to quote an anecdote inspired by the current situation. A professional highwayman once usurped the house, the money and the donkey of a poor man. The poor man started crying and weeping. However, a gangster gave him the advice that the gang boss is a kind man and will return to him his property if he
explains to him his poor status. The poor man started explaining his status and the gang boss then promised to return to him his donkey provided that he forgets all about money and the house. Upon this, the poor man left very happily shouting, "Long live Justice, Long live Justice."
My Ummah, you should never be poor!
Would Salahud-Din (Saladin) accept a small state in Acre, Haifa or Jerusalem leaving the rest of Palestine to crusaders? I know that our leaders do not resemble Salahud-Din in the least. Nevertheless, we are at least to know our rights and where our interest is even if we are unable to achieve it.
Can you tell me, reasonable Muslims, what Palestinian state Obama will establish beside Israel? What specifications does it have? Do you think it will be an independent state with a powerful army armed with tanks, planes, weapons, explosives, etc.? Will it have a self-dependent economy? Will its people be freely permitted to move to and fro? Or, tunnels and bridges connecting parts of the promised state will be controlled by Jews?
Analytics view it impossible, in view of multiple settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, to establish a Palestinian state. Actually, stopping settlement construction was called to by James Baker who served as the Chief of Staff in President George H. W. Bush administration even more
strictly than Obama did. However, nothing has never been put into practice. Suppose that settlement construction is stopped, the current situation hinders the establishment of any state. As a matter of fact, we view such calls as no more than pacifiers for the deeply-wounded nation until better chances for eliminating and crushing it as usual are opportune.
What else Obama wants?
He requires Hamas to do the same as that required by Bush. He wants them to recognize the state of Israel and to simply give up resistance against usurpers. Moreover, he so flagrantly does not accept shooting rockets at old women of Israel giving no mention whatsoever of the three-year extending siege of Gaza and shelling it with rockets, planes and warships in addition to injuring thousands and destruction of infrastructure therein. He deemed it sufficient to give mention of the sixty-year long sufferance of the Palestinian people, which was also appreciated by Bush, Klinton and others.
Anything else, Mr. President?
He also asked Muslims to cooperate with him in his war against extremists. Thank Allah, his war is not staged against
Islam; rather, it is only against extremist Muslims. Ridiculously, Sheikh Obama forget to tell us who shall judge some Muslims to be fanatics and others to be moderate and who shall judge some to be extremists and others to be negligent! Undoubtedly, extremists in his point of view are those who resist Zionists in Palestine and those who resist Americans in Iraq. According to him, those who resist American existence in Afghanistan are terrorists.
It is undoubtedly a complicated disaster. To clarify, Obama does not only ask Muslims to give up their brothers being killed by Americans, but also asks them to help him do so under the pretext that, narrating the Glorious Qur'an, Allah created people to know and cooperate with one another. Therefore, according to him, we should cooperate in crushing all those who refuse the America-defined peace!
While Obama was delivering the speech, his rockets were shelling Swat in Pakistan and additional 17.000 soldiers were being deployed in Afghanistan to combat "terrorist extremists". I ask him waiting for a faithful answer, "Will you dispatch your armies one day to fight against terrorist Jews who do not accept the two-state solution? Or, are rockets shelled on the head of Muslims only?"
We should not also forget that Obama demanded the "internationalization of Jerusalem", being a holy city for Muslims, Christians and Jews, which means, in Obama's opinion, that Jerusalem should not be ruled by Muslims.
Furthermore, Obama did not forget to state that his forces will not withdraw from Iraq before the end of 2011. In this regard, I think you can remember that the Us army in 2003 promised that its occupation of Iraq will continue only for six months, which was postponed two years, four years and then until 2011 in the hope that by 2011 we will have used to see Americans there and thus will not demand their withdrawal.
Brothers and sisters, I have so far listed some requirements of Obama, including his plan and objectives. What new there did he propose?!
I am never worried about such requirements, plans and tactics, as they are conventional occurrences along all stages of Islamic history. Similarly, I am not also worried about submissive respond officially expressed by Arab and Muslim governments to these requirements, knowing that both Obama and Arab rulers hold the same objectives. Actually, all of them aim at subjugating Hamas and at establishing two states, one powerful Zionist state and another weak Palestinian state. Moreover, all of them agree to entitle leadership to those who declare submission to Jews and Americans. Besides, they are all opponents of the Islamic current. In this respect, I dare say that Islamists in Arab countries prisons are tenfold their counterparts in the US and Jewish prisons!
Therefore, I was not astonished by wonderfully beautifying Obama's speech. I did not also wonder that celebrated PM Mustafa Bakry submitted an acquaintance request asking about the reason behind expending about LE500M pounds (about $100M) on Obama's eight-hour visit preparations.
I also did not wonder that a newspaper's main headline describes Obama as the awaited for Mahdi (the prophesied redeemer of Islam) and another newspaper praises Obama's taking off his shoes on entering Sultan Hassan Mosque!!
Actually, it is no wonder to see all such things. It is also no wonder to hear the hysteric state of continuous clapping, as we know very well about those who were permitted to sit before the US president and upon whom the honor of listening to his voice was conferred!
Definitely, I am never worried or amazed at all such things. What worries me most is to know that many young men and old men and women have great expectations of him thinking his speech as the beginning of salvation and that we are about a much better era. I am also worried about thinking that it is time for an American president to confront Jews and that, being a colored man, he will sympathize with us and pay attention to casualties Muslims suffer bearing in mind his Muslim ethnicity. Actually, he tackled Muslims' feelings through quoting some Qur'anic verses and Prophetic Hadith in his speech.
My Ummah, I adjure you to be on your guard and learn from history lessons.
On invading Egypt, Napoleon delivered the following speech, "O Egyptians, some people say to you that I invaded your country with the purpose of eliminating your religion. Do not believe them for they are not absolutely telling the truth. Say to those liars: I only came to save you from oppressors. Moreover, I worship Allah more than Mamlukes do and respect his Prophet and the Glorious Qur'an. Tell them also that all people are equal before Allah and only reason, virtues and knowledge give some of them preference over others."
This is a statement of the speech delivered by Napoleon on invading Egypt. You undoubtedly know about atrocities committed by him and his army thereafter against Egyptians and Palestinians.
Similar statements were said before on conquering Andalusia by Ferdinand and Isabella, who promised Muslims to safeguard their souls, properties and mosques. Only few years later, genocide campaigns were launched and inspection courts took place which ended up with killing all Muslims, driving them out and turning their mosques into churches.
Before all of them, Hulagu and other criminal Mongol leaders would quote Qur'anic verses on addressing Muslim peoples
and rulers. In their letter to Qutuz (may Allah show mercy to him), they wrote, "In the name of the Heaven's God Who is to be honored, Who made us owners of His land and invested us with authority over His creatures." In their letter, they quoted the Qur'anic verse that reads, "Now this Day you shall be recompensed with a torment of humiliation, because you were arrogant in the land without a right." They also quoted the verse that reads, "And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!"
Unlike many people, I will not say in this article, "Actions speak louder than words." Rather, I will say even your Words, Mr. Obama, are not that acceptable to ask you to put them into action. As a matter of fact, we do not accept the two-state solution, do not recognize Israel, do not condemn or deny resistance, do not accept that your forces remain in our countries and do not agree with your definitions of terrorism, fanaticism and extremism. Likewise, we do not consent to our rulers loyalty to you and obedience to your commands.
Mr. President, we were a low people and it was Islam that made us honorable. If we seek honor from anything other than Islam, Allah will return us back again to that state of lowliness. Moreover, we love peace more than any people on the earth do, but only just peace that wastes no rights and through which no inviolabilities are encroached upon.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to us, "Say: 'there is no God but Allah,' and you shall prosper, by which you will rule Arabs and subjugate non-Arabs." We certainly believe in his sayings and know for certain that once we say "there is no god but Allah" truthfully and put it into practice in our daily life, we will prosper, rule Arabs and subjugate non-Arabs.
They say: When will it be? Say: It will perhaps be soon.
I would like to deliver a two-point message to the US president:
First: You should not think that the loud applause your speech was received with represents the Islamic street. Actually, those who applauded are no more than a group selected specifically for the purpose of applauding regardless of the value of your speech. Unfortunately, they are wretched at your hands who will have no share of your gifts and aspire for no more than morsels.
Second: I whole-heartedly whisper to you the following sincere advice, "Being the president of the greatest country in the world weigh nothing if compared to Islam you forsook. By Allah, I sincerely hope that you come back to the folds of Islam as were your simple ancestors in Kenya, who, although belonging to a simple marginal tribe, held the greatest belief ever held. I so faithfully and devotedly call you to Islam and say to you: I invite you to embrace Islam so that you may live in security. If you come within the fold of Islam, Allah will give you double reward, but in case you turn your back upon it, the burden of the sins of all Americans shall fall on your shoulders."
We thank Allah for blessing us with Islam, which is an enough blessing.
We ask Allah to glorify Islam and Muslims
By: Dr. Ragheb El Sergani