It is a refrain often heard from people: “why are we so focused on Palestine, when there are far more people suffering in Syria and other places? Why do you blame all the Muslim troubles on Israel?”
This is a valid question, but its existence shows that a lot of Muslims do not have political foresight.
Al Quds day is important because the occupation of Palestine is a knife in the heart of the Middle East designed to rob the region of its resources and deny Muslims and non-Muslims in the area true democratic rights of self expression and governance. It is also a primary expression of the kind of mentality that has led to wars around the world and the brutalization of people in Syria, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Pakistan among other places.
If Israel is defeated and disbanded, it will be a heavy blow to the capitalist paradigm of inserting non-indigenous forces in native lands to control resources. Al Quds day terrifies Zionist precisely because it is an international expression of resistance to Zionist occupation and brutality which symbolizes such brutality all around the world.
The fact that the brutal occupation and or/interference occupation in countries such as Bahrain, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Hijaz and Syria are all directly or indirectly supported by the Zionist lobby is proof of this. The fact that the Zionist lobby is against the people of Egypt enjoying their right to live in freedom is proof of this.
If one studies the discrepancies the issue become clear. The Zionist lobby cries crocodile tears for Syrians, but is silent on the killing of Muslims in places like Bahrain. Israel’s Prime Minister recently admitted that Saudi Arabia is an ally, but the Zionist lobby routinely accuses Iran of “human rights violations” Why? In Saudi Arabia, women cannot drive and have limited rights. Iran has a more liberal contraceptive policy than some European countries. Iranian women cannot not only drive, they drive taxis and buses. They are in all sphere of life. One must ask, why do the Zionists give medical aid to Syrian terrorists, but regularly denies medical aid to Palestinian children? Why ?
If one examines the issue, one will realize that the occupation of Palestine and the existence of the Zionist state is a symbol for the kind of mentality that is spawning misery worldwide. Hence, Al Quds day is an expression of Muslim political awareness in the face of Zionist plotting.
Who arms the Saudis who are the mother ship of the takfeeree ideology that is destroying Syria? Why is Israel building bases in Saudi Arabia and why are the Saudis in agreement that the Zionist have the right to use their airspace to attack Iran? These are all questions we must ponder. Why did the Saudis and Israelis congratulate General Sisi when he over threw the democratically elected government of Egypt led by the Muslim Brotherhood (A Sunni Islamic movement that seeks true democratic expression of Islam)? Again, we must all ask ourselves these questions.
Why were the Saudis one of only three countries around the world (the other two were UAE and Pakistan) that recognized the brutal, takfeeree Taliban when they were ruling Afghanistan? Why did Shimon Peres, the President of Israel express sympathy for Syrian insurgents, but remains silent on Egyptian, Pakistanis, Bahrainis, Somalis and others suffering around the world?
Al Quds day and its political rejection of all forms of Zionist inspired or supported interference and its demand that the illegal Zionist entity be disbanded so that all the people of Palestine, whether they be Jewish, Christian or Muslim enjoy freedom and democracy is a crucial political position that must be expressed with full vigor every year.
If one studies the history of Zionism one will see that Zionist leaders who hated Judaism and were avowed atheists, persuaded the Europeans and later the Americans that they be allowed to create a fake entity in Palestine because it would help create a military foothold in the heart of the resource rich Muslim world.
So, those who say that the Al Quds rally is pointless because far more people are being killed in Syria, for example, miss the point. The Al Quds day rally is not about casualties, it is about the planning and machinations that cause such casualties around the world. At the root of such planning and machinations are Zionists or Zionist supporters.