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Headline News 11/08/2018
• Mushrik Communist China is an Enemy of Muslims just as other Disbelieving Nations
• After Iran, America confronts Turkey, as Payment for Services rendered in Syria
• Saudi Regime Spares No Effort in Obeying the US, even in its Issue with Canada
Mushrik Communist China is an Enemy of Muslims just as other Disbelieving Nations
According to the Washington Post:
First-of-its-kind courtroom testimony here has corroborated allegations that the Chinese government has built a network of internment camps in western China where Muslim minorities are held without charge for “reeducation.”
Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, said she crossed from China’s Xinjiang region to Kazakhstan without proper papers after being forced to work at a camp where around 2,500 ethnic Kazakhs were being held for indoctrination.
“In China, they call it a political camp, but really it was a prison in the mountains,” she told a court last month packed with Kazakh villagers, reporters and a few tight-lipped Chinese diplomats.
And according to Reuters:
A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.”
Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into “political camps for indoctrination” in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.
“We are deeply concerned at the many numerous and credible reports that we have received that in the name of combating religious extremism and maintaining social stability (China) has changed the Uighur autonomous region into something that resembles a massive internship camp that is shrouded in secrecy, a sort of ‘no rights zone’,” she told the start of a two-day regular review of China’s record, including Hong Kong and Macao.
China has said that Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority who call the region home and the ethnic Han Chinese majority.
A Chinese delegation of some 50 officials made no comment on her remarks at the Geneva session that is scheduled to continue on Monday.
It has become popular amongst some Muslims today to look to Communist China as a benevolent alternative to America, just as some Muslims in an earlier generation used to look to the Communist Soviet Union as an alternative. But reports such as these should open their eyes to what is already most apparent, that the disbelievers are no friend to the believers. Allah (swt) says in Surah Aal-Imran:
(لاَّ يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاء مِن دُوْنِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللّهِ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَاةً وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللّهُ نَفْسَهُ وَإِلَى اللّهِ الْمَصِيرُ)
“Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the [final] destination.” [Quran 3:28]
And Allah (swt) also gives us a special warning for mushrikeen, a category that includes the atheistic Communists, when He (swt) says,
(لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ)
“You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah” [5:82].
Muslims must remember that ‘tawakal’, trust, is in Allah (swt) alone. The vast population, lands and resources in the possession of the Muslim Ummah is such that even a segment of this Ummah has the capability to become the world’s preeminent superpower. It is only the agent class of rulers and politicians imposed upon us that safeguards Western thoughts, systems and interests in our lands and prevents us from taking charge of our affairs. It is incumbent upon us to reject the foreign disbeliever and depend upon Allah (swt) alone, implementing His Shar’a under a single leadership for all Muslims that will secure the Ummah from its enemies and carry the light of Islam to the entire world.
After Iran, America confronts Turkey, as Payment for Services rendered in Syria
US President Donald J. Trump is further intensifying American pressure on Turkey. According to CNBC:
President Donald Trump's move Friday to double metals tariffs on Turkey is only his latest jab against the NATO ally that stems from disagreements over defense policy and the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.
Trump came into office seeking better relations with Turkey. But as Trump announced his plans to hike tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum to 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively, he acknowledged that "our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!"
In order to understand what Trump is doing, it is necessary to understand the Syrian revolution, which the US has worked to suppress by using the forces of numerous other countries in tacit aid of the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The US decided after the military disasters of Iraq and Afghanistan not to depend on its own army in war in Muslims lands again. But, as with Iran, now that the US sees the revolution coming to an end, Trump is applying pressure on Turkey to roll back its involvement in Syria. According to the Washington Post:
As Syria’s war enters what could be its last and most dangerous stretch, the Syrian government and its allies will have to contend for the first time with the presence of foreign troops in the quest to bring the rest of the country back under President Bashar al-Assad’s control.
The government’s recent defeat of rebels in the southwest of Syria has put Assad unassailably in control of a majority of the country, his hold on power now facing no discernible military or diplomatic threat.
But at least a third of Syria remains outside government control, and those areas are occupied both by Turkish and American troops. Turkey has deployed soldiers in the northwest, in parts of the rebel-held province of Aleppo and in Idlib, which Assad has identified as the next target of an offensive. About 2,000 U.S. Special Operations forces hold sway in the northeast, in support of their Kurdish allies fighting against the Islamic State.
Revolution in Syria or elsewhere can never be successful if we are to depend on the very forces that are responsible for oppressing Muslims in the first place. In the words of Sheikh Ata Bin Abu Al-Rashtah, the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, which has constantly been warning the leaders of the factions of the revolution that chose to depend on our enemies for funding and weapons:
...Although the Hizb exerted effort to raise awareness of these factions, and enlighten them of what is going on, but they were justifying following these people, because they supported them with money and weapons... They say that advice does not aid when it comes to actual fighting!
The real solution for the situation in Syria is for Muslims everywhere to rise against the agent ruling class and return our affairs to sincere, indigenous, ideological leadership that will re-establish the righteous Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate) State on the method of the Prophet (saw).
Saudi regime spares no effort in obeying the US, even in its issue with Canada
According to the BBC:
Canada's recent criticism of the treatment of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia has sparked a diplomatic spat with Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia has frozen all trade, expelled Canada's ambassador and ordered its citizens studying in Canada to leave.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to "stand up for Canadian values and human rights".
The move jeopardises a controversial arms deal between the two countries.
However, the way to understand these events is through viewing the relationship between the US and Canada; according to Bloomberg:
U.S. officials believe Prince Mohammed thinks he has license from the U.S. to confront Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, exploiting perceived tension between Washington and Ottawa over trade that emerged at the end of a Group of Seven summit in June. At the same time, President Donald Trump and his top advisers -- especially son-in-law Jared Kushner -- have been cultivating closer ties to the Saudi crown prince, a key supplier of oil who Kushner also wants to play a central role in his Israel-Palestinian peace plan.
The truth is in fact more than what Bloomberg and others can care to admit: Trump is the one actively instigating Saudi Arabia against Canada. A marginal economic conflict is nothing for a Saudi regime that can mercilessly bomb Muslims in neighbouring Yemen under US instruction; this week brought another round of devastation in that country, according to the Washington Post:
Dozens of civilians, mostly children, were killed or injured in an airstrike on Thursday by U.S. allies on a bus in a crowded market in northern Yemen, according to health officials and international aid agencies.
In a tweet, the International Committee of the Red Cross said the attack struck a bus carrying children in Dahyan market in Saada province, which borders Saudi Arabia. A hospital supported by the aid group has received “dozens of dead and wounded,” it said, adding that “under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict.”
“Body parts were scattered all over the area, and the sounds of moaning and crying were everywhere,” said Hassan Muwlef, executive director of the Red Crescent office in Saada, who arrived an hour after the attack Thursday morning. “The school bus was totally burned and destroyed.”
These agent rulers will face their sins on the Day of Judgement, with ledgers that count every incident of harm brought to Muslims, every child injured or killed, for which they deserve the most painful of punishments in a fire that is everlasting. But for the sincere amongst Muslims, such events are a call to action, to extract ourselves from our personal affairs in the dunya and turn our attention to higher goals. Allah (swt) says:
(يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ)
“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.” [Quran 8:24]