The historic Arbaeen jaloos in Rawalpindi, Pakistan this past week is the perfect model for how the forces of good prevail over evil. The procession of millions was one of many in Pakistan to commemorate the 40th day since the martyrdom anniversary of the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet (p)
The demographics of the participants in this historic procession testified to the fallacy of the notion spread by the Saudi-Israeli-American triangle that there is any kind of sectarian strife in Pakistan, Syria. Lebanon or other Muslim countries.
Both Sunni and Shia Muslims participated with equal religious fervor. Sunnis not only participated, but further put their lives at risk by providing security for the participants.
Saudi Arabia, the monarchical, anti-Islamic regime that is the source of the poisonous takfeeree ideology that is responsible for the blood of millions of Muslims and Christians from Syria to Pakistan, faced complete and utter failure on that glorious day in Rawalpindi.
As cries of “Sunni-Shia are brothers” and “long live Hussainiat and down with Yazeedead” ricocheted through the narrow streets of the historic city, the billions of dollars that the Saudi regime has poured into Pakistan to destabilize that country were washed away like so much putrid waste.
The corrupt government of Punjab had called for an end to such public processions on the flimsy pretext that they were a danger to security. The Punjab government’s calculated indifference towards the implementation of security coupled with the many targeted assassination carried out by Saudi supported takfeeree elements in the months before the historic procession were all part of an effort to put a dent in the mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (a.s.).
The mourning ceremonies that commemorate Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) bravery and determination in the face of the forces of cronyism, elitism, corruption and ignorance have always been a source of fear and anxiety for the world’s capitalists and their many minions.
Rawalpindi was a special case of hope for the capitalists and their takfeeree forces. They thought that they had succeeded in creating an atmosphere of fear in the city after the burning down of mosques and the killing of innocent civilians.
The arbaeen procession dashed all their hopes. Millions poured out into the streets. It was a day for victory for Islam and Pakistan and an ignominious day for those affiliated with the Saudi-Israeli-American axis.
Recent admissions by Israeli and Saudi officials have been remarkable in their candor when it comes to the alliance between the two entities. In an interview with a Zionist TV channel, Benjamin Netanyahu said that the relationship between the two countries is “good,” and that they shared “common interests.” (You can see the video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvJMJcVb3ZA). The grandson of the so called “king” of Saudi Arabia Al Abdel Aziz made similar comments in a recent interview. He said that “Saudi Arabia, the Arabs and Sunni Muslims approve an Israeli attack against Iran to destroy its nuclear program,” adding that “the Sunnis support such an attack because they are hostile to Shiites and Iran “.
The Israeli and Saudi alliance is in fact a product of the similarities in the history and psychology of both countries. Israel’s existence is a direct result of the British desire to install an alien ideology in a region where it needed to control natives in order to gain access to valuable resources. Saudi Arabia’s creation is also a direct result of the British desire to install an alien ideology in a region where it needed to control natives in order to gain access to valuable resources. Both of these fake ideologies have nothing to do with and are antithetical to the religions they claim to represent. Both of these fake entities subsequently became proxies for the inheritors of the British legacy-the Americans.
Zionism has nothing to do with Judaism. Takfeerism have nothing to do with Islam. Zionism was created by a man who hated religious Jews and was staunchly secular. The creation of the state of Israel was opposed by religious Jews and other prominent Jewish personalities. Zionist murdered Jews who opposed Zionism on Judaic principles. Jacob Israel de Haan was a Dutch Jewish writer and journalist who was killed by the Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah for his anti-Zionist stance and his desire to cultivate contacts with Muslims in the region.
Similarly, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, the father of takfeerism, was disowned by his own father and brother (both Islamic scholars) because of his anti-Islamic views. Wahhab’s doctrine was a distortion and manipulation of the Islamic concept of Tawheed just as Zionist ideology is distortion of Judaic principles. It was widely decried and rejected by the Islamc world when it was first introduced. Only British intervention to strengthen the corrupt tribe of Ibn Saudi provided the cover for this perversion of Islam to flourish. Today, takfeerees are engaged in a viscous campaign of killing anyone who does not bow down to them. Sunnis, Shias, Christians, are all decapitated and otherwise brutally killed and tortured for their political dissent. One only need ask: Is this something that the Holy Prophet (p) would approve? The Holy Prophet (p) was a man who had forbidden harming vegetation in enemy territory, so committed was he to Islamic principles. Takfeerees routinely kill their fellow Muslims let alone harming vegetation.
Both countries see genuine, indigenous, political movements anywhere as a threat to their own existence. This fear of organic revolutions that spring from amidst the people is a psychological condition that is a product of their own manufactured existence. The Zionists tried valiantly to sell nuclear weapons to the apartheid government of South Africa. In fact, the much lauded peacenik and current Israeli President Simon Peres and then the foreign minister of the Zionist entity led those efforts. Israel was supporting the apartheid government while the whole world was united in its opposition to it. The Zionist entity knew that a popular movement in Africa would oppose any entity whose very existence was based on its commitment to imperialist goals.
The Saudi opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood, which, for all its faults is a genuine Islamic movement that believes in popular support is evidence of the fallacy of Saudi Arabia’s anti-Shia rhetoric. The Saudis too fear any genuine, grassroots political movement because such a movement would naturally reject a Saudi entity whose whole existence is predicated on its utility to imperialist goals.
When the Iranian nation, led by Imam Khomeini (r.a.) overthrow America’s brutal enforcer the Shah, American policy makers were devastated and frightened by the prospects of what that could mean.
What followed was over 30 years of America’s hyper involvement in the Middle East. This included propping up a decadent, corrupt and brutal Saudi monarchy, overthrowing a former ally Saddam, attacking Afghanistan, deploying troops in Lebanon, orchestrating the over throw of Qaddafi in Libya, and, finally the linchpin of American policy in the Middle East: providing unquestioned support to the Zionist regime. The results have been anything but beneficial for the U.S.
Saudi Arabia has become a recalcitrant ally that expects unfettered support despite its contribution of hijackers who attacked America on September 11th. Iraq today is a mess with Al Qaeda committing atrocities at a devastating rate. Afghanistan has proven to be a complete an utter failure for the U.S. Libya is no longer safe for American personnel and Israel has become a liability and embarrassment.
America support of Saudi interference in Pakistan and other places to try and destabilize a genuine Islamic movement taking root has been recorded by the famous American journalist Seymour Hersh. Hersh describes a short lived American experiment that involved the invasion of Iraq failed as Iraq fell into Iran’s orbit. The result was a realignment of American policy that envisioned supporting Al Qaeda and affiliated elements when it suited American interests. The Saudi support of murderous takfeeree elements in Pakistan and their vicious campaign to try and supress the processions for the mourning of Imam Hussain (a.s.) in Rawalpindi were thus not mere chance occurrences. They were part of a well-coordinated international effort to try and blunt the political momentum that the Islamic Revolution has gained with the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and other places.
The defiant presence of millions of Muslims of all denominations in Rawalpindi was thus a painful punch in the face to the Saudi-Israel-American axis. Pakistanis, whether they be Muslims or non-Muslim, of all ethnicities and political persuasions should take pride in the show of bravery and courage in Rawalpindi on that historic day.
As Allama Ameen Shaheedi (h.a.), Deputy Secretary General of the Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen said in his historic speech on that glorious afternoon in Rawalpindi, the forces of evil should take note: Pakistanis are not one’s to be cowed by death threats. Pakistanis will never give up their love for the Prophet (p) and his beloved and courageous grandson Hussain (a.s.).