The Hindutva Fascists & the Malice

Like a virus, toxic ideologies never remain confined within the geographical or political borders. It quickly spreads and gets followers beyond the border. The same is exactly true for India’s Hindutva fascism. Fascism has its robust diagnostic symptoms. The fascists keep a constant watch on their ideological enemies and show the virulence. If anyone tells anything against Pakistan, the USA or China, nobody starts barking. But if anybody criticizes the Indian atrocities against the minorities, some people instantly get furious, abusive and homicidal. In Bangladesh, Abrar Fahad –a brilliant student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) was beaten to death for criticizing the Indian policy of hegemony against Bangladesh. Nurul Haq –the Vice President of Dhaka University Students’ Union was badly bitten and hospitalized for the same reason. So the RSS fascists work as attack dogs not only inside India but also beyond the borders. These thugs entered into the student hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru University of Delhi (JNU) with arms and badly injured dozens of students. Among the injured was Awishy Ghosh –the President of the JNU’s Student Union. She needed many stitches for her injured forehead. The same thugs showed their abusive anger and atrocities against the students of Aligarh Muslim University and Jame Milli, Delhi. One such goon even fired a bullet in broad daylight against the protesting students of Jame Milli with barking malice: “You want Azadi (freedom), this (the bullet) is Azadi”. The police of the fascist government of Modi standing behind stayed unmoved.

Recently I received some abusive rancour through emails from two of such Hindutva RSS thugs who live outside India. The cause of their anger is understandable. Recently I was invited to present a research paper in an international seminar in France organised by Paris University and the University of Le Havre of Normandy. My topic was: “Political, religious and demographic dynamics in South Asia and the threatened co-existence of people with a plurality”. Since my paper exposed some aspects of the appalling evils of the current Hindutva regime, they got infuriated. I am accused of putting lies against the Hindutva government in my paper. Whereas my every argument is supported by well researched and well-documented references. One of them ridiculed my narrative “threated co-existence of people with a plurality”. My core Islamic beliefs also became an issue for him and mockingly questioned: do the Muslims believe in plurality? These fascist thugs do not bother to read history. Hence, I need to focus on some of the historical facts to help discover their lies.

In world history, the Muslims are the people who practised the peaceful co-existence of a plurality of religion, culture, and ethnicity in every continent and every country they ruled. Cleansing of people of other races and religions has been the political norm of the Hindus and also of the Europeans. So, the Buddhists –though their religion originated in India, were almost fully cleansed out of India by the Hindu rulers in the past. It was indeed the worst genocidal massacre in Indian history. The Buddhists fled to the south-eastern corner of Bangladesh (Chittagong), Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan for survival. Their religious institutions stood in tatters. Now one needs to go to Nepal or other Buddhist sanctuaries –far away from their birthplace to find the heritage of these ancient Indians.

Now the Hindutva forces want to do the same against the Muslims as they did against the Buddhists. Such an intention of the Hindutva forces gets robustly expressed through their political slogans. They shout in the street: “Muslims have only two destinations: either to Pakistan or Kabaristan (graveyard)”. So, it implies, the Muslims have no place in India. Even a ruling BJP’s MP shouted in the street of Delhi “guli maro shalleko” (shoot these evil elements). These are all published in the Indian press. A few days ago, Arundhati Roy gave a very vivid description of such Hindutva atrocities in her speech at Cambridge University and London School of Economics. Such Hindutva motive has prompted the Indian Muslim men, women and children to come out of their homes to the street to engage in a battle for their own citizenship rights as well for the survival. So hundreds of thousands of people show their presence in Shahin Bag in Delhi, Park Circus in Kolkata and hundreds of other places in other cities.  

To annihilate the plurality of religions and culture, the history of the European Christians doesn’t present any different picture either. When the Roman King Constantine converted to Christianity, he forcefully converted all of his subjects to Christianity. As a result, a non-Christian became extinct in Europe. The Russian monarch didn’t behave differently when he became a Christian. More awfully, while these European Christians went to America, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, they caused genocidal cleansing of the native people like Red Indians, Aborigines and Maoris. Whereas the history of Muslim rule presents a different picture. Islam emphasises on peaceful preaching, but detests forceful conversion. As a result, even in Islam’s heartland like Lebanon, about 30% of people remain Christian. In Egypt, about 15% of people are Christian. Muslims ruled about 6 hundred years in Spain and Portugal but never forced them to convert to Islam. Hence the Muslims remained the minority. Muslims ruled over Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Crimea, and southern Russia for many hundred years, but they didn’t force them to Islam either. 

The Muslims ruled over India for more than six hundred years but still preferred to stay as the minority rather than forcing Hindus to accept Islam. The minority status of the Indian Muslims itself stands as proof that they didn’t force people to convert to Islam. In fact, during their rule, the plurality of culture, religion, and ethnicity prevailed. Like the Muslims, the Hindus too got access to the city and the military institutions of the state under the Muslim rulers. Many of the top Army generals of the Moghuls like Man Singh were Hindu.

The RSS fascists complain that Hindus are uprooted from Bangladesh and Pakistan. This is a blatant lie. Such made-up stories serve a political purpose: feed the Hindutva’s objective of the anti-Muslim pogrom. In India, since 1947, hundreds of anti-Muslims riots were organised to destroy the Muslim population, their houses, and businesses. Minorities also live in Pakistan and Bangladesh, but such riots didn’t take place there. The anti-Hindu riot that took place in Noakhali in 1946 has nothing to do with the Pakistani or Bangladeshi governments; it happened during the British rule. It was indeed a reaction to the huge massacre of Muslims in Kolkata in August 1946.

It is true that the Hindu population gradually diminished in East and West Pakistan since 1947. But that doesn’t owe to any anti-Hindu riots. It happened because of their voluntary migration to India. People migrate for economic and psychological reasons. It is a historical fact that not a single Muslim opposed the creation of an independent India. And, it is also a historical fact that the Hindus didn’t want the creation of Pakistan. Therefore, after the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Hindus felt moral guilt to stay in Pakistan. They thought it a huge disgrace to stay in a country they vehemently opposed. Creation of Pakistan was indeed a huge political defeat of the Hindus that they were not ready to swallow; hence migrated to the country they wanted from their heart. Therefore, blaming the Muslims for the declining number of Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh feeds only the Hindutva falsehood; it has nothing to do with the truth. But awfully fascism doesn’t need any truth, it only needs myth and sensational propaganda to electrify the people. Therefore, whoever reveals the historical truth and dismantles their castles of lies becomes the target of the Hindutva fascists. 23/02/2020       

The Global Terrorism and the Muslims

The terrorising war of the imperialists

Terrorism has a precise dictionary meaning. It is the use of weapons to fill people’s minds with terror for political or monetary gain. The terrorising power of a weapon depends directly and proportionately on its destructive power. So, the terror of a knife-wielding robber can’t match with the terror done with bombs, drones, missiles or nuclear bombs. Hence, no one on the earth can match the terrorising power of the USA. Awe of terror has some paralysing effect. This is why, while the USA Army with its massive air, land and naval power invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and went on killing spree there, no country or international body could show any sign of morality or humanity to protest against such blatant war crime. Even the UN had to bow down to the US barbarity.


In World War II, the US dropped nuclear bombs on two Japanese cities. Its objective was not to occupy and colonise Japan. Instead, to achieve a massive terrorising goal. It could fill people’s mind all over the world with fear of the devastating power of the new weapon. As a result, the USA –with the collaboration of other imperialists, could easily twist the political course of many parts the world to fit into its own agenda; even could dare disintegrate the whole map of Middle East into more than 20 pieces. And, could also install an illegal state of Israel in its midst by cleansing its settled population. Moreover, Israel has been given the most sophisticated weapon by the US and other western powers to terrorise the whole Muslim World. So it works as an unfettered bully in the Middle East.


The USA still continues to deploy the same strategy to terrorise the whole world –especially the Muslim World. President Donald Trump –a proven anti-Muslim rogue, destroyed almost every house of Mosul -the second largest city of Iraq to achieve that goal. He also razed the cities of Kobani, Raqqa, Fallujah, Ramadi, Deira’zour and many others to the ground for the same purpose. Whereas, the US could win the war without such massive destruction. President George W Bush too had the same mindset. He invaded Afghanistan and Iraq to reinforce the image of the American might on the world stage. The main purpose of the USA’s occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria was not for oil or gas, but for terrorising the whole world, especially the Muslim population. It was a calculated act of robust terrorism to enforce the full capitulation of the Muslim rulers. It has indeed fully achieved that. As a result, the US could easily twist the arms of the Saudi, Qatari, Kuwaiti, Emirati, Omani, and Bahraini rulers to deposit trillions of petrodollar in the US economy. In return, the US provides security to these tyrants. Now they are trying to do the same against Iran. To continue with the same terrorising aim, the US government has embedded with thousands of military bases around the world. Now it has turned indispensable for the US to pursue such a coercive strategy to sustain its Super Power status. The US is already the most indebted country in the world – more than a trillion-dollar it owes to China. The security cost of the US has turned so huge that it can’t sustain on its own.  Only through a coercive strategy, the US can force other nations to bear the maintenance cost of the American global empire. So, it has no other option but to engage in a constant robbery –the classic version of terrorism, all over the world.


Terrorism with the distorted connotation

Military occupation never ends with the mere physical occupation of a country. It is followed by an occupation cum colonisation of people’s minds. And it is done through media. For that, the western imperialists and their partners in crime in the Muslim World have already taken over the media. As a result, they could hide their own crimes and demonise those who stand against them. The captured media helped them even to distort the true meaning of terrorism. So, in their vocabulary, those who are killing and terrorising the people with deadly weapons and reducing cities to the ground are not labeled as terrorist. So, even the armed Israeli illegal settlers or soldiers who shoot at unarmed Palestinians are labeled innocent. In fact, they mean the opposite. The children who protest with empty hands or throw stones to the Israeli tanks are portrayed as a terrorist. In Kashmir, the unarmed Kashmiri men, women, and children who protest in the streets and demand freedom from Indian occupation are killed with a label of terrorist.

With the emerging trend of Islamic revival in the Muslim World, the meaning of terrorism has been given another deceitful distortion. Even the people who want to practise original Islam –as was practised by the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) with its indispensable components like sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, shura, and jihad, are also labeled as extremist cum terrorist. So, the fascist regimes in Egypt, Bangladesh, and other Muslim countries do not hesitate to kill the unarmed Islamists. So, on 6th May in 2013, hundreds of sit-in protesters were killed in Shapla roundabout in Dhaka in Bangladesh and on 14th August in 2013, more than two thousand peaceful protestors were killed in Raba al-Adawiya square in Cairo.


Terrorism: a multi-national imperialist enterprise

A mad dog doesn’t need to be hurt to get offensive. The same is true with the imperialists. No man or woman from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria bombed any American city; but the Americans came from another end of the glove to bomb the cities of those countries to kill more than a million. They dropped bombs, mother of all bombs, depleted uranium bombs, missiles, and drones to turn thousands of Muslim houses and hundreds of cities to rubbles. But such killing campaigns have never been labeled in the western countries as a terror campaign. The US forces have detained and tortured thousands of innocent people with extreme brutality in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. They established torture cells in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Bagram base in Afghanistan, Abu Gharib in Iraq to run brutality in an industrial scale. They also introduced a rendition scheme to franchise such a torturing schemes to other regimes known for cruel state apparatus. Awfully, under the US patronage, terrorism thus has become a multi-national state enterprise.

It is worth noting that the US-led imperialists aren’t concerned about the absence of basic human rights in the Muslim countries ruled by the US-supported tyrants. They get happy if these brutal killers help strengthen the national security of the US and serve their political, ideological & economic interests. Moreover, they appreciate these tyrants if they crush any Islamic resurgence. This is why the killer tyrant like General Abul Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt gets such a robust appreciation for killing, torturing and arresting the Islamists. It is clear, in the world order established by the US-led western powers, there is no scope for the Muslims to raise their heads and emerge as a significant global power. Such a world order is only to safeguard the interests of the US-led imperialists and Israel. Its prime aim is to keep the Muslims de-empowered.


The case of Russia, China & India

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has taken the same route. Like the US, it has committed similar crimes against the Chechen Muslims. And, like any other member state of the UN Security Council, Putin also enjoys full impunity for his war crimes. On the other hand, the Chechen Muslims are labeled as terrorists for demanding freedom from the Russian occupation. To suppress their aspiration and liberation movement, in the year of 2000, the whole Chechen city of Grozny was bombed to the ground. Thousands were killed and many more were put in torture cells. And the Russian brutality still continues. In the Soviet era, the Russians did the same in Afghanistan in the eighties. Although the Russians were badly defeated in Afghanistan in 1989, but they didn’t stop their anti-Muslim campaigns. Now they are dropping bombs in Syria; and trying to expand the same state terrorism to Libya and the Central Republic of Africa.

China is committing the same brutality against the Uighur Muslims. In the name of cultural education, the Chinese government is carrying out a massive social engineering project of de-Islamisation. About a million Muslims are being kept in prisons and are being brainwashed to take them away from Islam. They are not allowed to enjoy the basic human rights -like the right to practise their own religion. Even they were prevented to keep fasting and wearing their traditional dress. The religious education has also been strictly restricted.

The case of India is no less brutal against the Muslims either. Muslims constitute about 15% of the Indian population; but they are not give even 5% of the government jobs. Socio-economically, they are kept inferior to so-called untouchables. The Indian Army is on a long killing mission in the Muslim majority state of Kashmir. About a hundred thousand Kashmiri Muslims have already been killed and thousands of Kashmiri women are raped. In the Indian vocabulary, such state-run crimes are not called terrorism either. Rather, those who are standing for freedom from Indian occupation and wand basic human rights are labeled as terrorists. 


The crime of the Israeli terrorists

The case of Israel is a classic example of a state that could be established solely through terrorism and could survive through terrorism. It is the old practice of ethnic cleansing of the original people and colonisation by the foreign people in modern age. The Jewish people came from all over the world to Palestine to grab lands from the Palestinians. The Palestinians are either killed or forced to live in refugee camps for more than 70 years. On the illegally seized lands, hundreds of thousands of luxurious flats are built for those who were not born in Palestine. The same old policy of eviction, the same policy of land grabbing and the same scheme of settling the foreign Jews in the Arab land that started 70 years ago still continue. Apartheid practice has died in South Africa, but now thrives in the occupied Palestine. The old western colonial powers not only support such illegal Israeli occupation of the Muslim lands politically but also sponsor it economically and militarily. So, the crime of brutal occupation and killing continues unabated. And, such state-run crimes are not called terrorism either.

There is no doubt that the Jews have suffered a lot under the fascist regime in the west. Millions of them faced brutal death there. But, instead of learning compassion and humanity, they have learned a lot of brutal skills and inhumanities. These are now being deployed against the Muslims in Palestine. This is why, the atrocities against the occupied people of Palestine could attain such a scale of brutality. They have even lost all morality and civility to call the on-going brutality against the Palestinians as a cruel act, let alone calling it terrorism. Hatred against the Muslims has been so deeply embedded in the mind of Israeli rulers that they even feel highly content to embrace Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India as the friend of Israel. Whereas Narendra Modi is an Indian version of Adolph Hitler for the Indian Muslims. In 2002, he engineered the killing of more than two thousands innocent Muslim men, women and children in Gujrat while he was the Chief Minister of the province. He also instigated his followers to raze the historic Babri Mosque to the ground. Recognising his robust criminality, even the US government imposed a ban on his entrance to the US –although later on withdrawn in order to promote the American business interest with India.




The case of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Army is already known for genocidal war crimes against the Tamils. Such crimes have already been documented by the international human rights organizations. But the failure of the international bodies like the UN and the International Criminal Court has emboldened them to continue the similar crimes against other people. Now their guns are turned against the Muslims. The extrajudicial killing has started with the new strategy to target the Muslims in their living quarters. To cover up the killing, they are telling the world that the Muslim women and children are blowing up themselves. Last year, the Sri Lankan Muslims didn’t explode any bomb anywhere; but the Buddhists hooligans led by the monks went on killing spree. They looted, vandalized and burnt down the Muslim houses and businesses. Such anti-Muslim rampage went on for many days, but the Sri Lankan Army and the police did very little to protect the Muslims’ life and properties. The judiciary too showed its inaction to bring the criminals to justice. Moreover, such mob killings and arsons didn’t find any place in their vocabulary to be called as terrorism or Buddhist extremism.


Boiling up the Muslim blood

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Hence, every crime has a consequence. The Muslims are terribly suffering from all sorts of barbarity in almost every part of the world. The people of no other faith suffer in such an awful way. The cases of Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Kashmir, Uighur, Rohingya are only a few to mention. In the west, Muslim women are tormented only for wearing a headscarf. President Donal Trump has put a ban on the Muslims coming to the USA. The Indian Muslims are being lynched to death only for keeping or eating beef. Many East European countries have put a wall of barbed wire to keep away the Muslim refugee out of their country. The Muslim countries ruled by the brutal dictators are embedded with thousands of Guantanamo Bay-like torture cells. The USA and its cronies like it.

The US, the French, the British, and the Italian Air Force have shown their ever readiness to bomb any people in any part of the world who want to go back to original Islam -as has been practised by the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) about 15 hundred years ago. They have their own prescription for the Muslims. It is far away from the Qur’anic prescription. Hence, the Islamic basics like Islamic state, sharia, hudud, pan-Islamic brotherhood, khilafa, shura, jihad against enemy occupation have no place in it. They have no problem with the Saudi mass execution, the Emirati tribal barbarity, the Bangladeshi mockery of democracy by Shaikh Hasina and the brutal tyranny of Egypt’s Abul Fatah Sissi. They appreciate their Islam as true and moderate Islam. By any decent standard, these are not any innocent act; rather, highly heinous crime against Prophet’s Islam, the innocent Muslims and the humanity.


Because of the hostile policy of the imperialists and their servile cronies, there exists not even a single space on earth for the full practice of true Islam –as was practised in Islam’s golden age! Thus, Muslims are prohibited to be a full Muslim. Hostility towards Islam and the Muslims must have a limit. One must not forget that 1.6 billion Muslims are not a collection of dead bodies. They have souls, emotions, faith, and intellect. They also share the same globe with others. The ongoing crimes against Islam and the Muslims are explosive enough to boil up their blood. The boiled-up blood can turn them to live bombs. And it is not unusual that the bombs fail to differentiate the innocents from the criminals. Islam doesn’t allow suicide but doesn’t prohibit to be a war appliance. So, it seems, the planet is turning rapidly to be an unsafe place for everyone. 01.05.2019




The Indian Election: The Hindu Supremacists Got the Mandate

Moral darkness exposed

The real mind of the people speaks loudly in the general election of a country. So, the recent election in India gives an explicit expression of the Hindu supremacist agenda of its people. It has indeed nakedly exposed the moral darkness and the hateful sick minds of the Indian voters. The voters have given the ongoing persecution of the minorities in India –especially the Muslims, a massive approval. The secular parties like Indian National Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Vahujan Samaj Party (VSP) of Uttar Pradesh and Trinumal Congress of West Bengal that plead for peaceful co-existence of all religious communities got badly decimated. Through ballots, the Hindu majority shows their utter intention to bulldoze the right of the minorities. 

The Indian Muslims have been labelled as termites by the BJP President Mr Amit Shah – Modi’s right hand man. Such a narrative tells a lot about the political objectives of the party. How such people in BJP’s top position with so intense anti-Muslim hatred can allow the Muslims to get fair access to the Indian parliament? They can only think of quick extinction of them. Such a mind-set cause ethnic cleansing in many parts of the world in the past. India has 195 million Muslims -about 16% of the Indian population. In the last parliament, the Muslims had only 24 seats -only 4% of total 543 seats. About 48 million Muslims of Uttar Pradesh didn’t have a single MP in the previous parliament. This time the total number of the Muslim MPs will be fewer. Therefore, what could be the worst travesty of democracy? Democracy must not work a tool of exclusion of any section of the citizens; rather ensure the proper representation of citizens of different race, religion and geographical identities. Otherwise, democracy fails.


Turning to be an apartheid state

BJP President Mr Amit Shah and his party comrades in BJP and RSS never hide their Hindu supremacist agenda. They show worst displeasure to see 195 million Muslims –labelled as termites, in their midst. So, they are in desperate mood to find ways to exterminate them. Amidst such a toxic milieu, morality, humanity, equal opportunity and other higher values stand irrelevant. Hence, the Indian Muslims can’t think of even their safe survival, let alone enjoying the civil rights. The apartheid state of South Africa has ceased to exist. Now, India is quickly taking its place; but with a difference. In apartheid state of South Africa, the black people were never classified as termite. Nor they were inflicted with the organised killing episodes –as happened to the Muslims. Moreover, in apartheid South Africa, a cow never received more security and respect than a human. But in India, it is otherwise. Muslims get lynched in public; but thousands of vigilantes are deployed to ensure security to cows.

India hardly looks a civilised state. Giving equal rights to all of its citizens –irrespective of creed, cast and religion, is not the norm. The Hindu supremacists reiterated that implementing the absolute Hindu agenda is their core objective. The key agenda of Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) and its parent organisation Rashtria Shevak Sangha (RSS) is to make India a Hindu state –where the Hindu majority will have its brute and exclusive supremacy. They also coined a new definition of a Hindu. Hinduism is given a narrative as a way of life for all those who live in India. Hence implied that whoever lives in India must call himself or herself a Hindu. So, they demand that a Muslim too, should take the Hindu identity. They call it “ghar wapsy”-meaning returning back of a Muslim to his or her own home. And the home is none but the Hindu world view; and worshiping cows is its indispensable part.

Such a Hindu supremacist agenda has its worst political, ideological, cultural and social ramifications. Because of the communal agenda, the Muslims’ survival needs along with their educational, religious, cultural, economic and political needs are not compatible to Hindu agenda; hence never to be addressed by the ruling clique. Rather, it will do exactly the opposite –as it is evidenced by the Indian government’s plan for evicting 4 million residents from Assam on alleged allegation that they are infiltrators from Bangladesh. Such a plan has been hatched only to pursue an extremist Hindu agenda. Bangladesh came into being in 1971; but these ethnic Bengalis were living there since the British era. In those days, migration was a part of human life all over India; there was no political border to hinder it. Moreover, Assam was the part of the Bengal Province for a long period of time; the British government encouraged migration of Bengali peasants to promote agricultural growth in Brahmaputra valley. Muslims constitute 36 percent of the Assam’s population –second only to Kashmir. The Hindu supremacists can’t swallow this harsh reality. So, the issue of evicting the Muslims from Assam has been manufactured only to cut down the size of the Muslims in this strategic North-Eastern part of India. In the meantime, millions of the Assamese Muslims have already been deprived of the citizenship to restrict their political power. For the same reason and on the same pretext, the BJP leaders have reiterated that they will deport millions of the Bengali Muslims from the West Bengal to reduce its Muslim population that constitute about 28 percent.

With the similar mind-set, the fascists of Hitler’s Germany manufactured the much needed pretext to exterminate the Jewish population. So, they had to deploy massive gas chambers to do the job in an industrial scale. With the similar objective, Mr Modi, Mr Shah and others in the murderous BJP and RSS gangs needed to exacerbate the anti-Muslim hatred to the current hype. As a result, lynching the helpless Muslims to death in daylight on the Indian streets for allegedly eating beef gets a celebration proportion. In such a murderous milieu, the Muslim mothers in Uttar Pradesh ask their children not to wear a cap – a religious symbol of Muslim attire in public. Such a Muslim identity invites persecution and even death in the hands of the Hindu extremists –as recently stated by the Muslim Mayor of Kolkata.


Savagery gets rewarded

Amidst such an anti-Muslim hatred, whoever shows his or her toxic venom against the Muslims get higher prize and honour in the ruling Hindu supremacist club. Mr Modi could quickly climb up the ladder to the highest position of power only for such a high grade vitriolic venom. Another hateful preacher named Pragya Thakur of Madhya Pradesh also receives a high prize for her toxic venom against the Muslims. She is facing a judicial prosecution for her alleged involvement in a terror attack in Bhopal in 2008 that killed 6 Muslims and wounded 100 in a Muslim neighbourhood. She was given the BJP nomination for a MP seat in Bhopal. She even praised Nathuram Godse, a RSS terrorist who killed the topmost Indian icon Ghandi in 1948 as a patriot. Pragya Thakur has won her seat with the full party patronage. She now becomes a Hindu supremacist icon. Now, Narendra Modi and his government would hardly feel any appetite to prosecute such a party stalwart. Thus the people who run the show of the BJP-led Indian government show their real colour.  


Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi is known for his anti-Muslim venom all along his political career. Modi’s wicked skills in mobilising the Hindu mob in the demolition of historic Babri Mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992 brought him to the limelight of Indian politics.  As the Chief Minister of Gujrat, he engineered the killing of more than two thousands Muslims and massive rape of Muslim women in Gujrat in 2002.  Thousands of Muslim men, women and children were burnt alive to death in their own houses and shops. Modi-led state government let loose the Hindu supremacists to commit the carnage in daylight in Muslim residential areas and his police hardly did anything to stop it. The criminals seldom face any prosecution; in the name of post-massacre enquiry, the government only added some eyewash. Later on, he also shut down the Muslim rescue shelters in Gujrat on the plea that these shelters are working as Muslim baby boom centres. Such brutality against Muslims pushed him further up to become the Prime Minister of India. His crime was so ugly and robust that even the US government had to put a ban on his entry to the country. Modi has made him an Indian version of Adolf Hitler. He only lacks Hitler’s military hardware and the much needed economic edge. Such an exposed Modi is now honoured with a landslide victory to promote further his evil agenda against the minorities.

Pure fascism is the policy

Democracy is being used by the Hindu supremacists only as a convenient political tool for capturing power; but their actual policy cum modus operandi is pure fascism –as was the case of Adolf Hitler. Israel is decimating the Arab Muslims to make Israel an exclusive Jewish state. Mr Narendra Modi and his Hindu supremacist comrades have taken the same route. So they could cement their bondage with the hard-core Israeli radicals as the closest ideological cousins on earth. This is why, the man who was very quick to congratulate the victory of Modi was none else but the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. With Modi back in power, President Donald Trump –an American white supremacist, also gets a close partner in his war crimes against Islam and the Muslims. The vote-robber fascist Hasina of Bangladesh too, gets a strong supporter for her murderous autocratic rule. And the thuggish regime in Myanmar gets an admirer for the atrocities against the Rohingya Muslims. And thus, South Asia under the leadership of the Indian Hindu supremacists gets a strong epicentre of a looming humanitarian disaster which may spill over to the neighbouring countries.


The Indian Muslims & the earned calamity

Now there remains little doubt that India turns terribly unsafe for the Muslims. President Donald Trump of the USA and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will strengthen Narendra Modi to pursue his anti-Muslim bigotry. So the anti-Muslim coalition of the evil forces will get stronger. So, more Muslim countries will be occupied and more Muslim cities will be reduced to rubbles. But the Muslims -both in India and in other parts of the world, have taken the other route. They have taken no lesson from the unity of the enemies; rather preferred to stay divided and keep on infighting. So, the situation is quite alarming. India looks to be ruled by the brute Hindu majority -where the 195 million Muslims will stay irrelevant. They will have no other option but to suffer. In no segment of human history such a huge number of people had such an awful fate.


Only 5.3 million Jews live in the USA. But the USA has to take seriously the views and the security interest of such a small population. Because, the Jews has the huge potential to cause collapse of the USA at any time. They occupy the nerve centre of the USA’s deep state. The Jews have learned from their disastrous weakness in the Germany. So they have enhanced their leverage in US politics by solid internal unity, huge economic power, powerful media, high educational success and the art of political manoeuvring. Therefore, every USA government –whether democratic or republican, has to donate not only billions of dollar annually to the Israeli economy, but also the most sophisticated weapons to the Israeli Army to appease the American Jews. The USA is compelled to take Israel’s security interest as their own.


None on earth appeases or respects the powerless. They are supposed to survive only as slaves. That is exactly the case of the Indian Muslims. The awful powerlessness of 195 million Indian Muslims owes to their lack of leadership, illiteracy, disunity, absence of strong media, paralysed political might and cowardice. Such powerlessness has made them a huge sitting duck; and has encouraged the Hindu supremacists to get an easy takeover. They are yet to realise that casting vote for one party or another is not going to change their fate. They have to change themselves. Whereas in Islam, staying educated, united and strong is not an option, it as a religious obligation. Engaging and investing in politics is the greatest Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). In fact, the highest investment of the early Muslims were not in building mosques or madrasas, but in changing the political landscape. More than 70 percent of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) even sacrificed their own life to bring change in the political map of the huge part of the globe. Because of their sacrifice, the whole Arab World, Iran, North Africa and Central Asia got a new political and ideological map and identity. The Prophet (peace be upon him) showed the importance of politics by making himself the head of the state. The rightly guided Caliphs also followed his great Sunnah by engaging in politics. But what is the take of 195 million Indian Muslims from the life of Prophet and the early Muslims? They can’t blame others for their own failure. Nobody is there to spoon feed them to make them stronger.   

But the Indian Muslims are known for their own invention. They have invented Tabligh Jamat -the Indian brand of Islam to serve the Muslim ummah. Their practice hardly shows any relevance to Prophet’s Islam which had Islamic state, practice of sharia, hudud, jihad and border-less Muslim unity. Millions of people who take part in Tabligh Jamat have little or no interest in political, educational or intellectual engagement. In fact, the political investment of the people of Tabligh Jamaat is almost zero. The can only make some dowa for wishful changes for themselves and for the ummah. Whereas Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has made it clear in the Holy Qur’an that He never changes the fate of a people unless they themselves change their own state. Education, unity, hard work, political engagement, sacrifices of money and blood are key to such change. Dowa works only after such investment. Hence, whatever agonies torment the Indian Muslims today are not the works of the enemies alone; they have earned themselves the most of it by utter neglect of their own obligation. 26.05.19        

The Imperialists’ War Coalition & the Calamity of Moral Death

The coalition in crime            

The Muslims now face one of the most critical crisis in the history. Deaths and destruction abound everywhere. Alavi Shia regime of President Bashar al Assad in Syria and the pro-Iran Shia regime in Iraq are relentlessly engaged in killing the Sunni Muslims and destruction of Islam’s historic heart land. They have forged coalition with the known external enemies of Islam. The majority Sunni Muslims of Iran had the same fate of persecution and genocidal cleansing with Shia occupation of that country by the Safavi Shia rulers in the early sixteenth century. They were give two option: either to convert to Shia belief or die. The predominant Sunni Iran was then forcefully converted to a Shia Iran; and a wall of complete separation was built against Muslim World on a sectarian line. Since then, Shia Iran worked as a close partner of the European imperialists to restrict or truncate the Osmania khilafa –the citadel of Muslim power in those days. Today, Iran has returned back exactly to the same old role. They trust and make partnership with the non-Muslims than the Muslims. Imam Khomeini –the father of Iranian revolution in 1979, used to call the US as great Shaitan, but now Iran has embraced the US to foil any attempt of emerging the Muslims as a great civilizational power.  

Razing cities after cities to the ground, killing people and evicting them as destitute into a foreign land is not the job of a country’s government; these are the agenda of the enemy. Israel is doing that to the Palestinians since its creation. The US did the same in Iraq and Afghanistan. But both the Syrian and Iraqi Shia regimes are doing the same to the native Muslims. Such acts could only please the enemy of Islam and invite more military and monetary help to cause more death and destruction. In fact, to add more brutality to the destruction, the old and established enemies of Islam have already joined the Shia mission. The US and its partners are providing the high tech destructive weapons to Iraq to do the job with more ferocity. The US usually gives such weapons of mass destruction to Israel to keep its brutal occupation in Palestine. But now the US has many Israel in the area to do its job and crush any possible Islamic resurgence. The Syrian regime too, receives similar weapons from its Russia to do the same job. Along with the Americans, thousands of Iranian revolutionary guard fighters and Iranian Army personnel have joined the war to cleanse Iraq of its Sunni population. In Syria, along with the Russians, thousands of Shia fighters from Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan have joined the Syrian regime in its war against the Sunni majority. As a result, the whole Muslim heartland is quickly becoming a complete war zone. The flame of war that was ignited by the US and its coalition partners in Afghanistan and Iraq, now receives explosive fuel.  

Neither the US, nor Russia rely on the local clients to promote their agenda. Hence they have themselves entered into the war. Thus they show, it is their own war. The Russian Air Forces now run an intense bombing campaign in Syria. The US Air Force is doing the same in Iraq. Most parts of historic cities like Aleppo, Homes, Hama, Idlib, Zabadani, Daraya, Kobani in Syria and Ramadi, Tikrit, Hadisa and Fallujah in Iraq are already reduced to heaps of rubbles. During the US occupation, the cities like Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul –the citadel of resistance against the occupation, were destroyed several times; now face the combined assault of the US, Iraq and Iran. Thousands of the US Army personnel are now fighting alongside the Iraqi and the Kurdish fighters. Likewise, hundreds of Russians are fighting alongside the Syrian regime. The Sunni men, women and children are being bombed only to force them to a full surrender. In both Syria and Iraq, since there is little sign of collapse of the resistance, killings and destructions are not going to end either.


The crime of silence

In the corridor of crimes, keeping silence has an immoral implication. Such silence is itself a crime of appeasing a criminal. Those who can stop crime, their silence and inaction is a major sin in Islam. “Enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong” is the Qur’anic assignment for every believing man and women. Hence, silence is incompatible with the Islamic way of life. It may be pursued by morally sick people not to distract, disturb or resist the criminals from wrongdoings. But such silence indeed prevails all over the world. Even in World Wars, none of the warring countries was so heavily bombed and had half of the population evicted from homes. The UN could stop the war; it is its official duty to do so. But the member states couldn’t pass even a single resolution to condemn such genocidal war crimes. No amount of barrel bombs, chemical bombs, cluster bombs could break the passionate inaction of this world body. So, the ugly war crime continues. The UN thus becomes accomplice to crime.

There is a discernible reason for such failures of the UN. The UN’s governing body –the Security Council, stands fully occupied by a club of established war criminals. It is a post-World War II creation; hence work of a psyche loaded with pathological greed for global hegemony. The warring parties of two World Wars showed their teeth of barbarity by killing more than 75 million people. The US –the most powerful member of the club set a new high of cruelty by dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that instantly killed about 140, 000 people. The organisation came into being only to sustain the newly gained supremacy of the winning parties in the war. As members of the same club, the US, the Soviet Union, the UK, France and China secured the veto-owning permanent status in the Security Council; the majority of the world population were thus kept out of this most powerful UN body. There is proof that the UN aims at freeing the world from further wars. Instead, the veto-owning countries proved to be the key promoter of war across world. How the UN can think of stopping any war while most of the bombs and missiles are still being are made and dropped by the five permanent members of the Security Council. The UN stands hostage to their domineering interest of the big powers; as a result, it can’t condemn even the most grotesque war crimes of the client state –as happened repeatedly in the case of Israel. Such strangulation by the warmongering stakeholders only could lead to its moral death. In fact, the moral death of the UN is so much pronounced that it couldn’t find any ethical problem in giving recognition to illegal creation of Israel on the occupied land of the local Arabs. Nor did it find any immorality to give prompt legality to the US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, instead of stopping or condemning the massive death and destruction in Iraq and Syria, the UN ratifies such barbarity of the US and Russia and their partners. Now, not only people of Iraq and Syria, but also the whole world stands hostage to the brutal immorality of the killer big powers.

Even after colossal deaths and destruction in two World Wars, the warring countries like US, the UK, Russia, France and China didn’t exhaust their appetite to commit more crimes in their own backyard or in their occupied lands. The post-World War genocides in Palestine, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya, Xinxiang, Algeria and many other countries give convincing testimony to that. While the UN itself stands captive of their veto power; how can such an organisation help others get free from their captivity? So the UN couldn’t do anything for the people under occupation in Palestine, Kashmir, Arakan (Rakhayan state in Myanmar), Chechnya, Xinxiang and many other parts of the world. In fact, the UN had its moral death on the first day of its birth; and due to the corruptive immorality of the stakeholders, the moral death has turned global. As a result, the coalition’s brutality in Iraq and Syria gets support from almost all western countries. Due to the same moral death, they didn’t bother to support the illegal creation of Israeli on the occupied land of Palestine and the massive destruction and massacre in Gaza. The US’s perversion is so huge that its army personnel embraced the Kurdish YPG terrorists in Syria as the partners of war, though they are known as terrorist even by the US administration for years. To demonstrate their comradeship with YPG, the US army personnel also wore their Marxist-Leninist emblem. Due to their anti-Islamic obsession, they are ready to embrace any anti-Islamic thugs like the killer Abdul Fattah Sisi of Egypt, YPG terrorists and Bashar al-Assad of Syria.    


The culture of immorality

Immorality or moral death is no less epidemic than the most epidemic form of physical illnesses. Moral death of Pharaoh thus affected the Egyptian too. Hence, they become a party to brutal crimes against the Bani Israel. Hitler’s moral death thus affected the Germans too, they became feeders of the gas chambers against the Jews. Likewise, in modern days, the moral death is not confined with the imperialist circles; the leaders of the Muslim countries are also infected with the same disease. Hence they stand silent –as if they have no role to stop the ongoing barbarity.    

 In all ages, it has been the culture of evil forces to rejoice deaths and destruction in their occupied lands. Such enemy practices are not new in the Muslim lands. In recent time, the people of Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq have seen the dancing perpetrators of such crimes on their streets. In the medieval era, it was crusade – a genocidal war of the European Christian coalition in land of Palestine. The infidels of Makkah or the Christians of Jerusalem didn’t feel even the slightest horror of war when the cities were taken over by the Muslims. Not a single man was killed while Jerusalem came under the Muslim rule. But the Muslims of Jerusalem had a full blood bath when it was taken by the Crusaders. That happened too, to the Muslims of Spain by the Christian conquerors: it was a total cleansing of Muslims and Islam there. The same horror visited the Muslim World and many Asian and African countries in the 18th and 19th century with the colonisation by the European imperialists. In 20th century it was the joint invasion of the Osmania khilafa, mutilation of the Muslim Middle East into more than 20 pieces and the creation of the illegal state of Israel in their midst by forceful eviction of  its original inhabitants. And now it is the 21st century crusade with a new high of barbarity. Thousands of bombs and missiles are being dropped on their head, such barbarity never happened with any other people on earth.

Every disease has its own causes, pathology and symptoms. Therefore, the current brutality against the Muslims has its own causes and pathological backdrop, too. The anti-Muslim hatred of the early Crusaders never died out from the European psyche. It has in fact re-emerged in 21st century’s Western imperialism with more virulence. It has only taken a new form. The individual western country no more works like lone predators in the Muslim World; now they don’t have such power to do that either. Hence, they need to form a global coalition. Therefore, in the occupation and destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, the US was not alone. More than 40 countries joined its crusade. While starting the invasion, President George Bush used the narrative of crusade in TV speech with the full understanding of its historical motive and perspective. And now, more than 60 countries contribute to the US crusade in Iraq and Syria –as claimed by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State. Now, both the Western and the Eastern brands of the Christian imperialists are concurrently committing their atrocities in a coordinated manner. The declared aim of the joint campaign is not to harm Basher al-Assad of Syria or sectarian Shia regime in Iraq, but to resist any attempt of Islamic resurgence.

So the world enters into a new stage. Such a huge and joint enterprise in killing never happened before; not even in the World Wars. Death, destruction and eviction and other brutality that started in Palestine about 70 years ago, are now taking place with more intensity in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine and many other Muslim countries. The men, women and children who never left their home before, are now forced to leave their country. The poor and innocent people of Afghanistan tasted 24 years of American and Russian atrocities; 1l years (1979-89) by the hand of Russians and 13 years (2001-14) by the Americans. They forced more than 5 million Afghans to leave the country and killed more than one and half million. Although, the US announced the withdrawal of its troop in 2014, but it wasn’t a full pull-out. Hence the occupation hasn’t truly ended; therefore, Afghanistan still stays occupied and the killing still continues. The same occupation continues in Iraq.


The new high in barbarity

The USA, Russia and other imperialists have their own agenda in the occupation in Syria, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries. The natural resources and the strategic importance of the region have attracted more enemies than friends; therefore, added more deaths and destruction to the people. An enemy state like Israel was established in the heart of Muslim Middle East to make such suffering a permanent feature of the Muslim life. The imperialist countries find their security interest in every oil field, gas field, cotton field, water way and most importantly even in the Islamic belief of the Muslims. In order to protect such self-declared security interest they claim they have the right to declare any war or pre-emptive war against any country in the world. On such self-manufactured pretext the US invaded and destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq. The mission of destruction hasn’t stopped yet, Syria, Libya, Mali, Yemen and many more countries are added to the list. Any resistance to such imposed war of aggression is called terrorism.  Any Islamic resurgence to go back to the prophetic Islam of sharia, hudud, khilafa and jihad is conceived as a threat to their security interest. So Muslims are being bombed to restrict their Islamic practice to the US prescription. Both the US and Russian are bombing people to force them surrendering to their hegemony -as Israel is doing since its illegal creation.


The status quo of failure

The leaders of the imperialist camps have no quarrel with the brutal killers in the regions like General Abdul Fattah al Sisi of Egypt, the Saudi King or other autocrats. Although they dropped thousands of bombs on the innocent civilians, but never used a single word against them. On the contrary, they have forged a close coalition with these killer regimes to pursue a common agenda. The common agenda entails the status quo of autocratic rule, keeping intact the divisive walls and non-implementation of Islamic obligations like sharia, khilafa, jihad, hudud and the Muslim unity. Such status quo is indeed the infrastructure to keep the Muslim ummah weak and defeated. It has shown its full efficiency in preventing the resurgence of Islam as a global power. This is why the anti-Islamic global coalition is very keen to do everything to give sustenance to this status quo; any attempt to dismantle any element of it is considered a threat to their so-called security interest. They call it a threat of global stability. So the concurrent wars of the various imperialists has become a global war on Islam and the Muslims. It is also the war of their own survival as the world’s dominant power.

It is a common strategy of the imperialists to put some humanitarian façades to hide the real intention. But how a humanitarian cause could be served by dropping bombs and missiles on civilian population? They have already displayed their intention by flattening cities, killing men, women and children and igniting the ethnic feuds. They have poisoned even the innocent environment of the occupied land. The US Air Force dropped depleted uranium and other toxic chemicals on Iraqi cities and villages. Thus they have polluted the soils and water so badly that it will take generations to produce healthy foods and vegetables –as reported by many international experts. As an outcome of such US crime, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children are born with birth defects or cancer. The intensity of destruction is unparalleled in the whole human history; no other country received so many bombs and missiles in the past –not even during the World Wars. In Iraq and Syria, human deaths have been almost 7 times higher than the deaths by nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thus, the US barbarity has indeed attained an unprecedented new high. And the killing still continues. This way, the US reveals its moral death. And only with such moral death, the people in the White House, in the US Congress and in the media could celebrate such colossal barbarity in Iraq and Afghanistan as “mission accomplished”. However, in the Muslim countries, they could also find people with the same moral death. They readily forged coalition with them; therefore while US bomber drops bombs on his own could get the excuse to call it a coalition bombing. It is no surprise that even a brutal killer gets plenty of love from his domestic pets. In the Muslim countries, the imperialists invested heavily to raise such pets with no moral entity. The British did it successfully during their colonial era through its mind-manipulating education system. Hence when the British Army occupied Iraq and Palestine in 1917, most of its soldiers were such pets grown up in its colonies. In most of the Muslim countries, such mind corruptive system still continues. So in the Muslim lands, there is no shortage of such peoples who love fighting shoulder to shoulder with the foreign occupiers and kill their own people. Hence, thousands of such people in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and many other Muslim countries have already joined the US-led war.


The new power equation

The Russia and the US were known for mutual enmity for ages. In the post-World War era, they couldn’t stay on the same side of any war. They were the enemies in the Korean and the Vietnam wars. They were engaged in the Cold War for about half a century. But now they stand together against the Muslims. To truncate the body of Muslim Ummah, the Russian and the Americans work together as the two cutting blades of the same scissors. The US and its partners have a lot of anguish against Russia’s role in Ukraine, Crimea, Georgia and many other countries; and have imposed economic embargo on Moscow. But they are quite happy on its role in Syria since it is killing the Muslims and destroying the Syrian cities. Such Russian role exactly fit into the strategic frame of the US led crusade. As a consequence, the US and its partners have even developed close partnership with Russia to encounter any Islamic resurgence in the Muslim World. They have mutually divided the field of operation in the Muslim land to kill their common targets. Hence when the Russian Army raged the Chechen city of Grozny to the ground and committed a massacre there, Vladimir Putin got enthusiastic support from the US and other western capitals. Now the Russian Air Force is bombing Syrian part; and the USA is doing the same in Iraq. Each of them enjoys the support of the other. They are destroying the cities, villages, roads, houses, roads and high ways indiscriminately; and show no restraint in bombing even the hospitals, mosques, schools and market places. Most parts of the cities like Ramadi, Tikrit, Kobani, Homs, and Hama are razed to the ground. The Russian jets are dropping massive bombs on historical cities like Idlib, Aleppo, Raqqa, Palmyra and many others. The United States and its ally are carrying out the same mission in Falluja, Mosul and other parts of Iraq. Such anti-Muslim global unity of the imperialists is a new phenomenon in so-called Clash of Civilisation –as was postulated by Professor Huntington in his book. Islamic resurgence in any form and in any part of the world is perceived as a threat to the western civilisation. In such a war against Islam, only the Muslims stands divided.


Collaboration with the killers

Promoting peace has never been the aim of these neo-imperialists. They are interested only to prolong their hegemony. They can achieve that only through collaboration of the local clients. Hence they forge close partnership with autocratic killers and work keep enmity against any people’s revolution. So to kill democratic rights of people, the US gives billions of dollar to General Sisi, and Russia supplies arms to Bashar al Assad.  President Bashar al Assad has killed more than 300 thousands people in Syrian, and driven out 3 million out of Syria with full Russian help. But still couldn’t have any control over the country. The end of Basher regime in Syria means end of Russia’s hegemony in the Middle East. So Russia has joined Assad to kill more Syrians and destroy more Syrian cities and villages to protect his oppressive regime. The USA is doing the same in Iraq. End of Shia regime means the end of US hegemony in Iraq. With such collapse, several trillion dollars of its military investment in the war of occupation will go in vain.  The US is not ready to tolerate such a loss. Therefore to keep the status quo intact, the US is supplying the sophisticated killer machines to the Shia militia to kill more Sunni Iraqis. Through the US assistance, the Shia regime that has already evicted millions of Sunni Iraqis from their ancestral homes. But the Shia regime still couldn’t fully crash the Sunni resistance, hence the US needed to directly enter into the field. The US Air Force has already dropped thousands of bombs on Sunni cities and villages.


The epidemic of moral death

The Muslim Ummah is now in a tragic turmoil. The deaths and destruction are only the symptoms; the real disease lies much deeper. The most catastrophic problem is indeed the moral death of the Muslim Ummah. The physical death has its own distinctive signs; the dead people can’t move and response. But the morally dead people have other symptoms. They can move and response; but they can’t see even the worst crime as crime. Even the ugliest brutality doesn’t touch their heart. With such moral death, the Arab infidels could bury their daughter alive. What could be the ugliest terrorism on earth than launching a man-slaughtering war against an innocent weak people? The US led invasion in Afghanistan and Iraq was exactly the same. The Russian bomber planes are committing the same crime in Syria. In the Muslim World, the ruling clique, the political leaders, the intellectuals and the media elites have mostly died a moral death long before. Hence, they can’t see any crime in such war of invasion.  Therefore, the largest or the second largest or the third largest anti-war rallies against the US invasion in Iraq didn’t take place in Jakarta, Karachi, Dhaka, Istanbul or Cairo. It was in London, Rome and Paris. The morally dead people can’t even appreciate the Greatness of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la; nor do they see the beauty of His revealed Truth. They even fail to find their own heroes. They fail to recognise the self-sacrificing Muslims heroes who fight the infidel foreign occupiers. Due to such moral death, the people like Nimrod, Pharaoh, Abu Jehel, Abu Lahab couldn’t see even the best attributes of their contemporary great prophets.

Men and women get their highest height as human not for physical health, but for moral highness. And one can’t build up his or her moral health by eating and drinking most heathy food staff. For that, it is indispensable to acquire the Divine knowledge – revealed only to the prophets. The Holy Qur’an still exist as the final and the most accurate source of such knowledge. About 14 hundred years ago, the Arab people showed how the summit of perfect moral health could be quickly reached by acquiring Qur’anic knowledge; as a result of such moral achievement, they could build the best people on earth in the whole human history. Their moral boost was so high that the ruler of the largest country of the contemporary world could ask his servant to ride on the camel by turn and he himself would pull the rope on foot in a more than 5 hundred mile long journey to Jerusalem. And in the middle of the nights, he would carry food to the poor putting it on his own shoulder. Not a single ruler in any episode of time in the whole human history could display such a high moral health.

But such health of morality has cataclysmically collapsed in the Muslim world. And it owes to long rule of colonial infidels and the home-grown brutal autocrats. They didn’t have any love or any interest to ensure the supply of Divine food of knowledge for the human souls. Rather, they stood against the Quranic knowledge; and allowed people to take Qur’an only as a book of mere recitation, but not for understanding what Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has commanded to them. Like today, they considered the Islamist people with sound Qur’anic knowledge as the staunch enemy. Satan doesn’t fail to identify its enemy. The colonialist, the secularists and the autocrats didn’t fail either. They realised that the Qur’anic knowledge and the prophetic tradition make people incompatible with their un-Islamic colonial or autocratic rule. They found it extremely difficult to win over the hard core Islamists of high moral heights. Hence they opened road for a moral collapse. That was through secularisation of education. Today’s Muslims are following the same road. As a result, the moral deaths have been so massive and so epidemic in the Muslim world that it has turned more than one and half a billion Muslims spineless silent watchers of the worst crime against Islam and the Muslims. Worst of all, millions of these Muslims have turned armed collaborators in the imperialists’ war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and many other countries.

The people with moral death even fail to recognise that war of aggression is not a simple crime; rather the ugliest criminal act on earth. Such crime is beyond the imagination of an ordinary murderer. Those who could drop nuclear bombs, raze cities to the ground and could kill more than a million in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries can only unleash the spiral of such crime –as started with their invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. They are now putting more fuel to keep the flame of war alive and to give it a global dimension. Only the people with moral death can approve such a genocidal war and rejoice its bombing campaign. But such moral death has become so pervasive and epidemic that launching and sponsoring such genocidal wars is not only a White House or Kremlin affair. Now it has global sponsors and supporters. Instead of condemning such war crimes, most of the world leaders support it. In Islam, doing everything to eradicate crime is not mere politics, it is a religious obligation. In a Muslim’s life, enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong is a lifelong mission (a’maru bil ma’ruf wa nehi anil mukar) –as has been assigned by Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la in the holy Qur’an. But those who embrace and co-operate with the non-Muslim invaders in their countries are not the known infidels; rather the people with Muslim names. Here it reveals the extent of moral death of today’s Muslims.


The calamity of moral death

Physical death puts an end to man’s all abilities. But moral death opens the door to do crimes on a cataclysmic scale. All the catastrophic wars, World Wars, ethnic cleansing, and genocides are the works of the people with moral death. With such a death, men and women even with sound physical health eulogize the most criminal act of warmongering leaders. These are the people who have eyes but can’t see the brutalities. They have ears but can’t hear the agonies of atrocities. They have tongue, but don’t speak out against the cruelties. They have soul too, but loves falsehood and can’t understand the Truth. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala –the Creator, labels these people as the vilest animal on earth. It is revealed, “Surely, the vilest of animal in Allah’s sight are the deaf, the dumb who do not understand.”–(Sura Anfal, verse 22). Amidst abundance of such moral death, even a killer autocrat can raise a huge genocidal army and enjoy popular support. So, Hitler could raise huge army; and also could run many gas chambers. And Joseph Stalin could run thousands of concentration camps. Due to same moral collapse, the US didn’t need any animals to drop the nuclear bombs. Since the people with moral health deter war crimes; and hinder recruitment to feed war need, the war criminals and the brutal despots never like them. Instead, they like moral annihilation. They realise that the people with moral health do not submit to their lies; hence they restrict the spread of Truth and Islamic upbringing. So, they restrict Qur’anic teaching. In all ages, such war criminals and despots stood as the worst enemy of the prophets. Now they stand against Islam and the tradition of the prophet. To ensure such moral collapse of men and women, they need to spread poisonous beliefs and lies that kill moral conscience. The modern propaganda machinery does the job very effectively. Hence, Hitler and many others could easily raise a huge army of collaborators. Due to the same reason, the US President George Bush and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair could get elected for the second term after launching a genocidal war in Iraq on false pretext.

The morally dead people never come to the street to protest or raise any concern against any brutality. They didn’t respond when the people were taken to the gas chambers or killed with nuclear bombs. The war criminals and the man slaughtering autocrats are very happy with these morally dead people. They call them law-abiding good citizens. In fact, such absence of protest in the street is an indicator of intensity of moral death of people. Their own body becomes the coffin of their dead souls.  Such people keep tongue-tied silence when thousands of bombs are being dropped on defenceless people of Iraq and Syria by the US and Russia. The situation has gone so worse that the worst war crimes are being endorsed as collateral damage or rightful war activities –especially if committed by the winning war criminals. Hence, the nuclear bombers or the killers in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are not put in any war tribunal. The US and Russian bombers in Syria and Syria also go unpunished.

How can peace be achieved in the world in abundance of such grotesque killers? The world has turned a perfect lawless jungle; here the powerful aggressor enjoys full impunity for its worst crimes. And the weaker receives all deadly punches and death. Is there any doubt that if the US drops dozens of nuclear bombs on the Muslim cities, still will be enjoying the full impunity –as enjoyed previously? The deaths and destruction that the US has already committed to Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian people are equivalent to lethal brutality of half a dozen nuclear bombs of the size dropped on Hiroshima. The Hiroshima bomb killed about 90, 000 people; but the US invasion in Afghanistan and Iraq is responsible for the death of more than a million. But the US still stands innocent! They do not have any remorse for that. This is why they couldn’t see any crime in massive Israeli bombardment on innocent civilians of Gaza. With such a dead soul and an image of brutality, how the US can be compatible with the civilised soul of the moral human? Such people have enough reason to be paranoid of others, hence the US develops huge defence force and global monitoring to ensure their security. Here lies the real problem of the US. With such a problem of dead morality, the US can only bomb and aggravate the problems. Since the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, they have given enough testimony to that. 20/062016







Terrorism of the Secularist Fascists & the Unending War

The cradle of holocausts

The West –especially Europe has proven to be the fertile breeding ground of evil ideologies that brought holocausts to millions of people. Adolf Hitler was not the only European to cause holocaust; he had many more European predecessors to cause scores of catastrophic holocausts all over the world -especially on the land of Americas, Australia, New Zealand. The West has never been the cradle of any Divine religion or any benevolent civilisation; rather has given birth to colonialism, imperialism, racism, capitalism, nationalism, fascism, Nazism and many other toxic ideologies that caused bloody civil wars, occupational wars, World Wars, Cold Wars and ethnic or ideological cleansing. More awfully, the West could add a new level of carnage in the history by dropping nuclear bombs. The quest for acquiring most devastating weapons of mass destruction still continues. Recently, the remotely controlled drones has enormously enhanced the USA’s terrorising power; anybody in any part of the world can be easily targeted by its war machine.  

The main target of Hitler’s holocaust were the Jews. But he couldn’t fully execute his criminal intention due to heavy distraction by a World War. But his European forerunners had enough time and opportunities to cause much more deaths. They caused almost total annihilation of the millions of the Red Indians in America, the Aborigines in Australia, the Maoris in New Zealand and many more millions in other colonised and occupied parts of the world -who appeared dissimilar to their creed, culture, skin colour and values. Such western legacy still continues. The USA now appear as the new champion in the field. Hitler’s gas chamber now looks very obsolete to the US standard. The nuclear ordeal on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and blasting of cities like Tikrit, Fallujah, Ramadi, Kobani looks much modern and sophisticated.  During the whole period of World War II, Hitler couldn’t drop 2 million ton bombs on all of his enemy countries including England, France, Russia and the USA. But the USA could drop 2 Million ton bombs only on a single country like Laos –as confessed by President Barak Obama in his recent visit to that country on 6th September, 20016. A total of 270 Million Cluster bombs were dropped; 80 Million bombs still remain unexploded. The bombing stopped in 1973, but the killing still continues: 20,000 were killed afterward and many more are maimed. –(Al Jazeera English, 06. 09.16). This is the nature of US crime. The killing field of the modern holocaust is no more confined to few gas chambers, rather encompass the whole world –especially the Muslim World.

The neo-fascists & the global terrorism

Literally, terrorism is the violent craft of terrorising people. When it becomes the part of the state craft, it can cause unimaginable havoc. In order to terrorise the political enemies, using the whole state infrastructure –especially the army, the judiciary and the security apparatus, is indeed the common strategy of the fascists –as practised by Mussolini, Hitler and other notorious dictators. It was the strategy of Pharaoh, too. In such occupation, strengthening of the state means strengthening of the fascists. And, who on earth has the superior power of terrorising people than the US-led coalition? They possess not only enough weapons for terrorising the whole world, but also have the necessary passion to use these for coercive purpose. They never had any hesitance to deploy those massive destructive tools; didn’t hesitate even using the nuclear bombs. The terrorising power of a nuclear bomb is so high that the US emerged as the undisputed topmost super power after Hiroshima and Nagasaki carnage. This way they proved: they are ready to kill even hundreds of thousands of people to protect their supremacy on the world stage. Lecturing on global peace and security is only a camouflage. The naval ships, fleets and submarine of the US, Russia and other big powers roam all over the international waters only with a singular purpose: that is to terrorise others. They raise false targets and talk about false threats only to scare people. The tyrant Pharaoh labelled the great prophet Musa (peace be upon him) as an enemy of Egyptian people. It was his scaremongering strategy to hide his evil intention to prevail over the people. The imperialists too work with the same strategy. They label Islam and the resurging Islamists as a threat to global peace only to protect their own hegemony.

War itself is the worst terrorism; and a global war is the ugliest form of global terrorism. The terrorism of World Wars, Cold War, regional wars and ethnic cleansing has ended. But now the world faces a new form of terrorism: it is the terrorism of the secularist fascists. They have also declared their own target; and it is Islam. They show toxic intolerance to any affiliation to Islam –the most authentic Divine faith on earth. With the death of Adolf Hitler, fascism didn’t die in Europe. Rather, it survives with a reinforced lethal virulence; and now appears on a global stage. Hitler’s gas chamber has an ethnically demarcated client population. The Jewish ethnicity -irrespective of their faith, culture and values was criminalised. Even the deep integration with the German culture and society over many centuries couldn’t save the Jews from Hitler’s gas chambers. Besides ethnicity, the secularist neo-fascists have different parameters: the whole Islamic faith is now criminalised. The Western arrogance now has a trans-ethnic global dimension; so it doesn’t make any difference between Afghani, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chechen, Arab, Somali or Indonesian Muslims. Any affiliation to the fundamentals of Islam like sharia, shura, hudud, khilafa, jihad –the most indispensable parts of prophet’s Islam, is taken as the distinctive marker of terrorism; hence target for persecution and even physical annihilation. Even the peaceful democratic mean of the Islamists is not tolerated. Hence the election victory of the moderate Islamists in Algeria, Palestine, Egypt was aborted by extreme violent means that caused huge blood baths. The aftermath of such bloody intervention in those countries still continues. 

Hitler was an established racist. He wanted the supremacy of the German race over the whole Europe. As a result, the people of other race and ethnicities were denied any space in his political domain. But the neo-fascists have different goal: they want exclusive supremacy of the Western secular belief, culture and values on each and every corner of the so-called global village. Here the ethnic element of Western supremacy runs through the Western belief, values and ideologies. This is indeed neo-imperialism with the new form of ideological, cultural and political packaging. After the collapse of Soviet Union and the ideological meltdown of China, such Western arrogance has gone sky high. The Islamists stood up as the sole challenger to such Western dream; hence, considered the sole enemy. Because of such conceptual bigotry, these neo-imperialists deny the Islamists any space to practise their faith with the Qur’anic guidance and the prophet’s tradition –even in overwhelmingly Muslim counties. They search enemies not only the street of London, New York, Paris or Berlin, rather in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and many other Muslim countries. This is why, they launch brutal war to dismantle any effort of Islamisation in any part of the world. The call it civilizational war. They are asking other non-Muslims to join their anti-Muslim war –as suggested by Professor Huntington in his book “Clash of Civilisation.”

The un-winnable war

After the fall of Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the German Foreign Minister spoke to the press in Kabul that sharia will not be allowed to come back to Afghanistan. But, who is he to dictate the Afghans about the law for their own country? Is it not an extreme arrogance of a non-Muslim to interfere in the domestic matter of a Muslim country? How can an Afghan with little sense of dignity swallow such belittling command of a foreigner? Moreover, such an arrogant view ignores one of the obligatory Qur’anic commands. How a Muslim can be a true Muslim without respecting and practising sharia –the law prescribed by none but by Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la? Should a Muslim surrender to borrowed un-Islamic law? Such proposition of a non-Muslim ignores a fact that such practice can only make him instantly kafir (infidel); the holy Qur’an is very explicit on it.–(Sura Maida, verse 44, 45 & 47). Those who are not fully de-Islamised yet and fear accountability in the hereafter find it extremely difficult to align with such Western agenda and turn disrespectful towards sharia. Such an ill-informed or uninformed arrogance of the West can only manufacture an unending war between the Islamists and the secularist fascists that has already been started both at home and abroad. In fact, here lies the real pathology of the US-led wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world. The on-going wars are nothing but the symptoms of the inner disease. As long as such pathology survives in the Western psyche, all efforts to end the on-going war are destined to fail –as has already been proven in Afghanistan. For a peaceful co-existence of different faiths and ethnicities, the Western fascists must treat their own disease. Otherwise, they will move from one war to another war and meet their fate like German fascists.   

The on-going war turns not only non-stoppable, but also unwinnable. The US-led troops have no chance to return home from Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria as winner. After 15 years of war in Afghanistan, the US troops are still fighting the same war with no visible end in sight. The Islamists do not show any sign of wean-off, rather getting replenished with fresh blood. The wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia do not show a different picture either. The US need to maintain constant bombing campaign to help survive the puppet regimes in Kabul and Baghdad. But how long to continue such air support? The US could easily start the war; but now finds it extremely difficult to stop it. The US-led coalition has done catastrophic damages in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now in Syria, Libya and Yemen. They have already killed millions of people and flattened hundreds of cities and villages in those countries. The destruction still continues. Amidst all these devastating negatives, one outcome has been very positive for the Islamists. The US bombing has revived the forgotten jihad in the Muslim heart land. Thus, they have created their formidable enemies. Who is going to fight these jihadists? The US bombs have turned thousands of them into human bombs exploding not only in the war zones, but also in distant parts of the world. This is a new phenomenon and a significant consequence of the US-led war. The Soviet Union did the same in Afghanistan. They couldn’t finish the Islamists, rather the Soviet Union itself got finished from the world map after a long war of 11 years from 1979 to 1989. After 15 years of war, the US still couldn’t achieve any success. President Barrack Obama has been badly humbled to beg President Vladimir Putin for the Russian help. President Putin is extending his help by flattening more Syrian cities by massive aerial bombardment –as he did on Chechen capital of Grozny in year 2000. Such involvement of Putin –a war criminal of Chechnya, will only increase further recruitment of the jihadists.  

Adolf Hitler didn’t have any converts from other race. Racism can’t do that. But these neo-fascists could find huge number of ideological converts in the Muslim countries. Thousands of Hamid Karzai, Nur Maliki, Prevez Musharraf, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi or Shaikh Hasina are fighting the same war shoulder to shoulder with the US-led coalition against the Islamists. So, the Islamists get blood bath also in Cairo, Dhaka, Islamabad and other Muslim cities. The Jews –the former victims of fascism, have already joined the new project of the Western fascists. In fact, they are now working as their close partner. As a result, what the German fascists did to the Jews, Israel is doing the same against the Muslims in occupied Palestine.

The cultural fascism

In fascism, there exists no political space for the people with ethnic, ideological or cultural dissimilarities. In such context, the neo-fascists do not differ from the old Nazi fascists. Therefore, the Muslims in the Western countries face exclusion and marginalisation. Any form of affiliation with Islam, Islamic culture or dress is taken as a mark of incompatibility with the West; hence viewed as a great threat against their own political and cultural entity. It is indeed the exact expression of cultural fascism. Such fascism never exist in any part of the Muslims World: be it the Ottoman Empire, the Muslim rule in Spain or the Muslim rule in India. Having been heavily intoxicated with such Islamophobia, Donald Trump – the Republican candidate for the US presidency, want harsh ideological scrutiny of any Muslim man or woman entering the USA. Nicholas Sarkozy –the former President of France, suggested a total ban on Muslim women’s dress that cover the whole body. He argues that such dress is against France’s secular culture and values. As if, a piece of cloth of a Muslim woman stands as a cemented wall in French societies and obstructs the path of secularism! How such a corrosive notion against Muslims’ attire could be helpful to bring any inter-communal peace or harmony?

The mind of these secularist fascists has been so much intoxicated against Islam that they rather prefer nudity to modest dress of a Muslim woman! Such a vile notion against the modesty of Muslim women has been openly expressed by the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. On 29th August, 2016, Mr Valls told in a rousing public speech that the naked breast of a woman represent France, and not the headscarf. He hailed bare breast of Marianne a national symbol of France Republic. What can be the worst slander than this against the modesty of a woman? The question arises, if such public display of nudity of a woman is projected as the national symbol, how a modest Muslim women can expect esteem, honour and recognition from these vulgar secularists?

On 25th August 2016, Mr Manuel Valls told a TV channel that burkini – a full body covering swimming attire, represent the enslavement of women. As if, a woman is an insignificant powerless little creature. She can be easily caged with a piece of cloth. As if, her cloth makes her unable to move and interact in societies. What can be more humiliating portrayal of the woman than adding such denigrating narrative? Some secularists call such full garment a sign of radicalism. One can easily argue, if such all-body-covering cloth of a woman is an expression of radicalism, why the Christian nuns are not treated as radicals? In such a premise of deep moral deprivation, it is not surprising that the people will ban and forcefully snatch women’s garment to defend secularism. Exactly, that is happening in France. Not only the Qur’anic concepts of sharia, hudud, khelafa and ummah are being condemned, but also the dresses of the Muslims women are being criminalised. It has been reported in the press with a picture that the French police forcefully removed burkini –the whole body covering dress from the Muslim women at a sea beach. Those women were also penalised for wearing that garment. Nearly 1,400 women were fined 245, 000 Euro for wearing burkini. Is it not terrorism to scare people by using such force –only for wearing a modest dress? Is it not the selective attack only against the practising Muslims? What can be the worst symptom of cultural fascism than this? The Christian nuns also wear all body-covering dress. Do they get fined for that?

The Islamic sharia does not allow the Muslim women to take bath in public –especially in a sea beach crowded by men. But many Muslim women ignore such fundamental teaching of Islam and join the Western compatriots in the sea beaches to swim with them in an obscene milieu. It reveals much de-Islamisation of these women. Even such liberal Muslim women faces huge hostility for a piece of cloth that cover their body. Hence the message is clear; mere de-Islamisation of faith, practices and politics is not enough to satisfy these secularist fascists. They want more. They want to take away even the modest attire of the women’s body. They wish that the Muslim women must embrace nudity as the emblem of secularism –as proclaimed by French Prime Minister. This reveals, how strongly the secularist fascists dislike even the slightest affiliation of the Muslim men and women with Islam. As if, the Muslims must live without Islam. They want, the Muslims must melt down fully in the Western melting pot without an iota of Islamic affiliation.

The coercive de-Islamisation

The spell of fascism is not a French or European phenomenon, almost the whole West is under its grip. Now it has engulfed Muslims countries like Bangladesh, Egypt, Uzbekistan and many others. The intolerance is not only against the headscarf, nikab, jilbab and other whole body covering attire of the women, but also against anything that show affiliation with Islam. Huge amount of money is being invested to raise and sustain hatred against anything that shows affiliation with Islam. In the USA alone, the report released on 20th June 2016 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Centre for Race and Gender at University of California, Berkeley reveals: 33 Islamophobic groups were given at least 205 million US dollar between 2008-2013 to spread lie and hatred against Islam and the Muslims. In 2015, there were 78 recorded incidents in which mosques were targeted. In the months of November and December in 2015, there were 17 mosque incidents reported during each of these two months. The number of such attacks is almost equivalent to incidents that took place in an entire year in the previous two years. Islamophobia has attained so high that the people do not hesitate to declare “Muslim-free” businesses in public and openly carry fire arms in anti-Islam demonstrations. Two such recent incidents have been mentioned in the same report. The report also documents the negative impact of Islamophobia in the US politics and judiciary -as revealed through anti-Islam bills becoming law in 10 states. In France, burkini has been banned in 24 beaches. Such banning is not only a sign of anti-Islamic hatred; rather forceful cultural engineering to take the Muslims away from Islamic obligation. They do not pay any heed to a very crucial point that how a Muslim can stay as a full Muslim without submitting to Islam’s dress code? And how such a state-run legal compulsion can be labelled as neutrality vis-à-vis religion? Is it secularism? Is it about the separation of religion from politics? Truly, it is far from that. It is indeed the most flagrant political interference in the private affairs of Muslim men and women to promote further de-Islamisation of the Muslims. It is indeed the demolition of the basic human rights of an individual by state-run coercive apparatus. Fascism can’t survive without such organised bullying. Some of these extreme fascists, especially in Denmark, now openly demand to close mosques and ban Qur’an. Thus, the anti-Islamic war of the fascists is now entering into their domestic space. 6/9/2016




Crime against the Rohingya Muslims & the Moral Incompetence of the UN

The UN report: Who to execute? 

Investigators found patterns of gross human rights violations and abuses committed in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states that “undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law”, Monday’s report said. They include murder, torture, sexual slavery, extermination and forced deportation – meaning ethnic cleansing.

Thieves, rapists, arsonists, killers & other criminals never like impartial inquiry, nor do they like execution of fair justice. They only want unfettered license to commit more crimes. This is true for the thugs in Myanmar. Moreover, in the case of Myanmar, the criminals have Nobel laureate like Aung San Suu Kyi and big powers like China, India and Russia on their side to call them innocent. So the Myanmar government didn’t like the UN report on their genocidal crimes against the Rohingya Muslims. Recently, Aung San Suu Kyi blamed the terrorists in Rakhnine state -the Rohingya Muslims for the whole problem.

The UN could identify the criminals at last after a full one. But who is going to punish the criminals. Can the UN go further? The UN has its own enemies inside to nullify any attempt to punish the criminals. Due to UN’s failure, the criminals who are committing the genocide in Palestine, Syria, Kashmir still stay unpunished. So, millions of Palestinians, Afghans and Syrians suffer terribly in the refugee camps for decades.

The same fate is waiting for the Rohingya Muslims. The UN is nothing more than a debating club and charity shop. So the UN can at best give some charity to the Rohingya Muslims and offer venue for long lectures on its premise.

The UN couldn’t do anything to stop illegal creation of Israel on occupied land. It also couldn’t do anything to stop genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda. So, failure would be the ultimate outcome to solve the Rohingya crisis.

So, it will be total foolishness to rely on the UN. So, it is obligatory on every Muslim to help the fellow Muslims in the dire need. They must build up their own strategy to face the genocidal Myanmar government. Inaction will bring punishment for them not only here, but also in the Akhira.

The army’s claim to be fighting a large terrorist insurgency was effectively dismissed. “Military necessity would never justify killing indiscriminately, gang raping women, assaulting children, and burning entire villages. The Tatmadaw’s [army’s] tactics are consistently and grossly disproportionate to actual security threats, especially in Rakhine state, but also in northern Myanmar,” the report said.

After the genocides in Rwanda and Srebrenica, the words “never again” were uttered like a mantra by many in the international community. Yet a year ago in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, “never again” happened all over again.

On 25 August 2017, the army unleashed a military offensive that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee their villages into neighbouring Bangladesh. It is believed that thousands were killed. Human rights organisations have reported mass rape and eyewitness accounts describe babies and children snatched from their parents’ arms and thrown into burning homes or drowned in rivers.

“It is simply not credible for the British government to claim it supports justice and accountability and then refuse to support referring Burma to the ICC, which was specifically set up for cases like this,” said Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK. “It doesn’t get worse than genocide.”

Aung San Suu Kyi has not used her de facto position as Head of Government, nor her moral authority, to stem or prevent the unfolding events, or seek alternative avenues to meet a responsibility to protect the civilian population. On the contrary, the civilian authorities have spread false narratives; denied the  Tatmadaw’s wrongdoing; blocked independent investigations, including of the Fact-Finding Mission; and overseen destruction of evidence. Through their acts and omissions, the civilian authorities have contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes.”

The European Union, the US and Canada have imposed visa bans on a few military and security personnel, which is a welcome step, and Washington has recently strengthened some sanctions against some individuals, although not yet the man ultimately responsible, the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. But there is no global arms embargo, no targeted sanctions against military-owned enterprises and no action to end impunity by referring the perpetrators of crimes against humanity to the international criminal court.

The US Crime and the Politics of Hegemony

Here is a list of 10 chemical weapons attacks carried out by the U.S. government or its allies against civilians.


  1. The U.S. Military Dumped 20 Million Gallons of Chemicals on Vietnam from 1962 – 1971

Via: AP

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed 20 million gallons of chemicals, including the very toxic Agent Orange, on the forests and farmlands of Vietnam and neighboring countries, deliberately destroying food supplies, shattering the jungle ecology, and ravaging the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Vietnam estimates that as a result of the decade-long chemical attack, 400,000 people were killed or maimed, 500,000 babies have been born with birth defects, and 2 million have suffered from cancer or other illnesses. In 2012, the Red Cross estimated that one million people in Vietnam have disabilities or health problems related to Agent Orange.


  1. Israel Attacked Palestinian Civilians with White Phosphorus in 2008 – 2009

Via: AP

White phosphorus is a horrific incendiary chemical weapon that melts human flesh right down to the bone. In 2009, multiple human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and International Red Cross reported that the Israeli government was attacking civilians in their own country with chemical weapons. An Amnesty International team claimed to find “indisputable evidence of the widespread use of white phosphorus” as a weapon in densely-populated civilian areas. The Israeli military denied the allegations at first, but eventually admitted they were true.

After the string of allegations by these NGOs, the Israeli military even hit a UN headquarters(!) in Gazawith a chemical attack. How do you think all this evidence compares to the case against Syria? Why didn’t Obama try to bomb Israel?


  1. Washington Attacked Iraqi Civilians with White Phosphorus in 2004

Via: AP

In 2004, journalists embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq began reporting the use of white phosphorus in Fallujah against Iraqi insurgents. First the military lied and said that it was only using white phosphorus to create smokescreens or illuminate targets. Then it admitted to using the volatile chemical as an incendiary weapon. At the time, Italian television broadcaster RAI aired a documentary entitled, “Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre,” including grim video footage and photographs, as well as eyewitness interviews with Fallujah residents and U.S. soldiers revealing how the U.S. government indiscriminately rained white chemical fire down on the Iraqi city and melted women and children to death.


  1. The CIA Helped Saddam Hussein Massacre Iranians and Kurds with Chemical Weapons in 1988

CIA records now prove that Washington knew Saddam Hussein was using chemical weapons (including sarin, nerve gas, and mustard gas) in the Iran-Iraq War, yet continued to pour intelligence into the hands of the Iraqi military, informing Hussein of Iranian troop movements while knowing that he would be using the information to launch chemical attacks. At one point in early 1988, Washington warned Hussein of an Iranian troop movement that would have ended the war in a decisive defeat for the Iraqi government. By March an emboldened Hussein with new friends in Washington struck a Kurdish village occupied by Iranian troops with multiple chemical agents, killing as many as 5,000 people and injuring as many as 10,000 more, most of them civilians. Thousands more died in the following years from complications, diseases, and birth defects.


  1. The Army Tested Chemicals on Residents of Poor, Black St. Louis Neighborhoods in The 1950s

In the early 1950s, the Army set up motorized blowers on top of residential high-rises in low-income, mostly black St. Louis neighborhoods, including areas where as much as 70% of the residents were children under 12. The government told residents that it was experimenting with a smokescreen to protect the city from Russian attacks, but it was actually pumping the air full of hundreds of pounds of finely powdered zinc cadmium sulfide. The government admits that there was a second ingredient in the chemical powder, but whether or not that ingredient was radioactive remains classified. Of course it does. Since the tests, an alarming number of the area’s residents have developed cancer. In 1955, Doris Spates was born in one of the buildings the Army used to fill the air with chemicals from 1953 – 1954. Her father died inexplicably that same year, she has seen four siblings die from cancer, and Doris herself is a survivor of cervical cancer.


  1. Police Fired Tear Gas at Occupy Protesters in 2011

The savage violence of the police against Occupy protesters in 2011 was well documented, and included the use of tear gas and other chemical irritants. Tear gas is prohibited for use against enemy soldiers in battle by the Chemical Weapons Convention. Can’t police give civilian protesters in Oakland, California the same courtesy and protection that international law requires for enemy soldiers on a battlefield?


  1. The FBI Attacked Men, Women, and Children With Tear Gas in Waco in 1993

At the infamous Waco siege of a peaceful community of Seventh Day Adventists, the FBI pumped tear gas into buildings knowing that women, children, and babies were inside. The tear gas was highly flammable and ignited, engulfing the buildings in flames and killing 49 men and women, and 27 children, including babies and toddlers. Remember, attacking an armed enemy soldier on a battlefield with tear gas is a war crime. What kind of crime is attacking a baby with tear gas?


  1. The U.S. Military Littered Iraq with Toxic Depleted Uranium in 2003

Via: AP

In Iraq, the U.S. military has littered the environment with thousands of tons of munitions made from depleted uranium, a toxic and radioactive nuclear waste product. As a result, more than half of babies born in Fallujah from 2007 – 2010 were born with birth defects. Some of these defects have never been seen before outside of textbooks with photos of babies born near nuclear tests in the Pacific. Cancer and infant mortality have also seen a dramatic rise in Iraq. According to Christopher Busby, the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, “These are weapons which have absolutely destroyed the genetic integrity of the population of Iraq.” After authoring two of four reports published in 2012 on the health crisis in Iraq, Busby described Fallujah as having, “the highest rate of genetic damage in any population ever studied.”


  1. The U.S. Military Killed Hundreds of Thousands of Japanese Civilians with Napalm from 1944 – 1945

Napalm is a sticky and highly flammable gel which has been used as a weapon of terror by the U.S. military. In 1980, the UN declared the use of napalm on swaths of civilian population a war crime. That’sexactly what the U.S. military did in World War II, dropping enough napalm in one bombing raid on Tokyo to burn 100,000 people to death, injure a million more, and leave a million without homes in the single deadliest air raid of World War II.


  1. The U.S. Government Dropped Nuclear Bombs on Two Japanese Cities in 1945

Although nuclear bombs may not be considered chemical weapons, I believe we can agree they belong to the same category. They certainly disperse an awful lot of deadly radioactive chemicals. They are every bit as horrifying as chemical weapons if not more, and by their very nature, suitable for only one purpose: wiping out an entire city full of civilians. It seems odd that the only regime to ever use one of these weapons of terror on other human beings has busied itself with the pretense of keeping the world safe from dangerous weapons in the hands of dangerous governments.