Mohamed Khodr’s Column
“O believers! Do not make your protecting friends those, from among the people who were given the Book before you and the unbelievers, who have made your religion a mockery or pastime, fear Allah if you are true believers.”
For decades Hollywood has portrayed Arabs in the most vile manner and for decades Arabs have complained of such unfair and biased stereotype. Given the Arab world’s impotence and total silence in the face of genocide in Palestine and Iraq, given their total submission to American interests not Arab interests, given their greed and bribery by the American dollar, given their incompetence as leaders in need of massive oppression and several security forces to remain in power, given their hypocritical public pronouncements toward Islamic principles and protection of Arab life and land while privately extending all help and comfort to Israel and American bombers, given their obsession to rule autocratically through any means necessary, including murder and violence upon their own people, given their squandering of enormous wealth for decades on immoral behaviors, given their total ownership of—May God Protect Our Leader-media, given their back stabbing of each other while kissing mutual cheeks, given their enormous ego and need to plaster every inch of cement in the capital with their portraits, and given the utter surrender, ignorance, and total stupidity of the Arab masses who fill the streets with cries of: “With our souls, our blood, we sacrifice ourselves to you (fill in the blank), given, given, givenéééééé
Were Hollywood and the western media wrong all this time in characterizing Arabs as ignorant, backward, unproductive, prone to violence, greedy, and submissive to their masters?
YOU BE THE JUDGE:
The title of this article: “The splendid and unspeakable joy of killing Arabs” comes from the movie “The Lost Patrol” (1934), based on Philip MacDonald’s “Patrol”.
One would think that such a title would only apply to Israel, to American Jewish and Christian Zionists, or to hate groups. Tragically, given the modern history of Arab governments killing their own people in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco and other Arab nations it can just as easily apply to most of the “leaders” of the “Arab League of Impotence and Incompetence.”; an organization this writer has previously called upon to dissolve. It is obvious that the true “Axis of Evil” is conquering the Arab “Assess of Evil.”
Perhaps no better Hollywood movie captured the true essence of the “modern” Arab as opposed to the “Muslim Arab” of old than the movie: “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Here’s a truthful prophetic statement from the “English” Lawrence of Arabia:
Sherif Ali: …You are angry, English. He was nothing. The well is everything.The Hasimi may not drink at our wells. He knew that. Sa’lam.
Lawrence: Sherif Ali. So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.
“a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel”. Such characterizations were very true during the Pre-Islamic time of “Al-Jahiliyah” (time of ignorance), however, with the advent of Islam that destroyed all “tribalism” and taught allegiance to the One True Allah (SWT), God, through education, hard work, faith, and unity, Arabs lit the candle and cradle of civilization throughout the world. Today that candle is burning in Tel Aviv, London, and Washington D.C. with the oil, blood, sweat, and tears of the very Arabs who taught the new world what they knew not by the Grace of Allah (SWT).
Today the “enlightenment” of these capitals is premised on the total re-colonization and occupation of the Arab world beginning with the defenseless impoverished Iraq. Today, President Bush, following his marching orders from Sharon through his American Zionist cabals in government: Wolfowitz, Perle, Abrams, Libby,
Wurmser, Feith, Fleischer, Haas and their Christian Fundamentalist implementers of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and the newly baptized crusader Powell. John Bolton, a State Department official, in Israel (of course where else is American foreign policy formulated and approved) announced that Iraq’s destruction will be followed by Iran, Syria, Sudan.
Naturally, the Arab world will not take this lying down. Or will they.
What is the outrage and response of the Arab “leaders? The answer can be found in one of America’s premier Zionist papers (the other being the New York Times) in an article accurately entitled:
“Arabs Ponder Iraq AFTER War: With conflict seen as imminent, many nations are preparing for its AFTERMATH.” (Washington Post: Feb. 21, 2003)
Such easy and immediate surrender by leaders of 300 million Arabs is a historical cowardly outrage worthy of the lowliest species. Simply saying “NO” was not even an option given to the Arab masses.
Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist attack on 9/11 was an opportunity squandered by the Arab and Muslim world to galvanize its masses to the total eradication of internal and external threats, the most important being Israel’s occupation and daily murder of Palestinians. Instead of a proactive forceful approach to unify the world in the eradication of the root causes of “terrorism” against the West which is primarily the American supported terrorism of Israel in total violation of the United Nations and world peace, instead of coming to the grieved American people and educating them as to why terrorism finally hit their shores, the Arab leaders cowered and withdrew even further as doormats to Bush, Israel and company. They stumbled over themselves in asking for forgiveness and promised Bush to help in rooting out the “evil doers” since such doers are themselves enemies of the “Muslim Dictators”, perhaps the greatest tragic example of an oxymoron.
Bush, like Caesar, seized the moment putting the world on notice. America will unleash its power to “reorder” the world into its own fuel and resource rich playground. Anyone not with America is against America. The governments of the world fell into a fearful seizure like dominoes in a gym.
Advertising executives know that, for all the power of greed and aspiration, FEAR is the most effective sales weapon of all. Every colonial power throughout history has utilized FEAR and threats to is security to export military colonialism and righteous genocide upon the weak and poor in the world. No nation does it better than Sharon’s Israel. Now Bush has learned the Sharonic lessons well.
“NEXT STOP, BAGHDAD” screamed the Israeli paper The Jerusalem Post on October 16, 2001, barely a month after 9/11.
Now it’s simply a matter of time until Bush/Blair Bombs fall on innocent Iraqi civilians, victims of their geography, oil wealth, and a sadistic leader.
START DIGGING THE GRAVES.
Bush, the Compassionate Conservative Born Again Christian, is on a CRUSADE.
Gullible Arabs trust that their leaders won’t allow such an easy genocide to occur on an Arab nation already annihilated, devastated, and economically suffocated for the past 12 years. How many Iraqi’s must die beyond the 1.5 million already dead, beyond the deadly toll of 150 children a day, beyond an infrastructure once the jewel of the Arab world now bombed into the stone age? Obviously according to the Zionist Dictionary in the White House such deaths don’t reach the threshold of a Holocaust or Genocide, thus more deaths can be accommodated.
Arab leaders feeling the pressure of the masses called for an “emergency summit” of their Foreign Ministers, not the leaders, to begin, notice–to begin–to discuss an agenda for a possible Arab Summit on March 1, 2003. The hapless ministers met in Cairo on February 16, 2003.
Keeping with tradition, the Arab Foreign Ministers accomplished nothing but did spend a good time at the expense of the Arab masses.
Sorry, they did say one thing in their final communiqué (Let’s pray it is their FINAL one).
They asserted without any shame or embarrassment that they ALL REJECT using any Arab nation as grounds for an attack.
Are they in such denial, in such ignorance, or simply and fearfully stupid? Let’s see.
Qatar: hosts the American Military Headquarters for an Iraqi attack. This while the plump Emir of Qatar, being the head of the non-existent “Islamic Organization of Conferences”, is calling for a Muslim Summit to “discuss the situation in Iraq”. Indeed, let’s discuss Iraq, but please do it “after the bombing” and save the Muslim world more embarrassment.
Bahrain: the headquarters for the largest American Naval base in the Gulf.
Kuwait: Two thirds of Kuwait is already impounded by the US military and is off limits to Kuwaiti’s.
Saudi Arabia: the land of the “Two Holy Mosques” and favorite Prince Sultan Base for the US Air force.
Egypt: the recipient of over $2 Billion of American bribes to use the Suez Canal, protect Israel, help murder Egyptian Islamist opposition. The land where its forbidden to even protest against American attacks outside of College Campuses. Recently, only 600 Egyptian students protested against the war on Iraq, in campus, surrounded by 3,000 Soldiers.
Jordan: the Anglo-American King too inexperienced and fearful to challenge Israel or America. Jordan already has several American battalions and special operation forces that already entered Iraq. Silence bought by a few hundred million dollars. The King also shoots his civilian protestors.
Oman and the United Arab Emirates: as part of the Gulf Cowardly Council (GCC) already are serving as bases for British and American forces.
Yemen: After terrorist attacks on American interests and citizens, the President is a strong American ally on its war on terrorism. He needs America’s support to stay in power and keep the American oil companies in Yemen supplying him with needed currency.
Algeria: a new found ally of the US and its war on terrorism–meaning giving aid and protection to the brutal Algerian military to commit further massacres upon its population.
Same is true of Morocco and Tunis.
Syria: one only needs to know that Syria voted for UN Resolution 1441 in the Security Council in support of the U.S. Did Syria get any assurances that Israel won’t topple the government if the US is supported in toppling Saddam Hussein?
Mauritania: this Muslim nation was at least honest with itself. It sold itself to Israel long before this upcoming war at a time Sharon was massacring Palestinian Muslims at Haram Al-Sharif.
After the historical Arab incompetence in the face of decades of Israeli aggression upon the helpless, defenseless Palestinians, no one is surprised that a Summit of Arab leaders may not even take place or if it does, it won’t be of all leaders. Mubarak of Egypt has already stated that the Arabs can’t do a thing to prevent the coming war-then please spare us the humiliation of another failed summit.
BUT, THANK GOD, FOR THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN WESTERNERS WHO FILLED THE STREETS OF THEIR NATIONS DEFENDING THE IRAQI PEOPLE FROM BUSH/BLAIR/SHARON’S UNJUSTIFIED MAD, MAD WAR.
More than 10 million people demonstrated between Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 in 603 cities worldwide against the WAR on IRAQ.
The largest numbers of demonstrators were in the following cities:
* Rome: 2.5 million
* Madrid: 2 million
* London: 1.5 million
* Barcelona: 1 million
* Paris: 800,000
* New York City: 500,000
* Berlin: 500,000
* Seville: 250,000
* Melbourne: 200,000
* Athens: 200,000
* Oviedo, Spain: 200,000
* Montreal: 150,000
* Dublin: 100,000
* Los Angeles: 100,000
* Brussels: 100,000
* Lisbon: 100,000
* Las Palmas, Spain: 100,000
* Cadiz, Spain: 100,000
* Amsterdam: 80,000
* Toronto: 80,000
* Stockholm: 80,000
What’s missing from this hopeful, joyous, and reassuring list is ONE SINGLE ARAB OR MUSLIMS CITY. God, my shame, embarrassment, anger, frustration, and utter despair that Muslims are SILENT WHEN MUSLIMS DIE. Even in the free society of the United States not ONE SINGLE MUSLIM ORGANIZATION has called for a mass demonstration in defense of Iraq or Palestine. American Muslims are barely involved in protecting their “brethren” Muslims around the world.
Ironically and to their strong credit, thousands of Israeli’s, yes, Israeli’s demonstrated against Bush’s war on Iraq. In fact in a recent poll in Israel, more than twenty percent of Israeli’s are totally opposed to Bush’s war on Iraq.
AS USUAL, THE ARAB STREETS ARE SILENT TO THEIR ETERNAL SHAME.
But while the Arab Streets are SILENT, the elderly American citizens of a nursing home in California shown below, all in their eighties and nineties on canes and wheelchairs were passionate in their protest to protect Iraqi children from Bush’s bombs. In the front of the photo is Mabre Krueger, 88 years old. God bless you, Ms. Krueger and thank you for caring about Arab children more than the Arabs care.
It did not escape the world’s notice that Arabs and Muslims are in cognito whenever their world is threatened. For Centuries the Muslim Ummah has cowered in its ignorance and it’s poverty of faith and squandered wealth. Muslims have turned their wrath against each other to Please their Western Masters. Even today, Muslims worldwide inexplicably prefer and trust non-Muslims to their own faithful brethren. Lost in the Muslim mind, soul, body, and psyche is the very divine light that gave them guidance, salvation, peace, and hope: THE TWO PILLARS OF LIFE AND DEATH: THE HOLY QUR’AN AND THE PROPHET’S SUNNAH.
The Qur’an has been shelved as was predicted and written in the Qur’an itself. How shameful that Muslims have come to believe that their own faith, Islam, is the main reason for their demoralized, defeatist, and ignorant state.
What does the world say about Muslim Silence and Impotence?
2. Ha’aretz: February 21, 2003 “As Joha’s donkey dithers” By Zvi Bar’el
“It doesn’t make sense that everyone will work against the war while the Arabs are keeping mum,” wrote Salameh in Al Ahram, “especially as the aim of the war is to draw a new map in the Middle East. Not a single Arab voice has come out in support of the French-German position. The Arabs have made do with disagreement among themselves as to whether a regular summit meeting should be held in March, or a special conference. They are like the donkey that belonged to Joha [a character in Arab folklore – Ed.], who died of hunger because he couldn’t decide whether to eat the barley or the sorghum.”
3. Source: MPAC “Muslim ‘Brothers’ Desert Iraq” By Eric Margolis Feb 20, 2003
4. Boston Globe: February 19, 2003 “Middle East Nations Aid US War Plan:”
5. Independent/UK: By Robert Fisk, February 18, 2003 “A million march in London but, faced with disaster, the Arabs are like MICE”
6. The Guardian: By Chris McGreal, February 11, 2003
“Food running out in Gaza as aid appeal fails”
UN warns that warehouses feeding a million Palestinians will be bare in weeks because donations have dried up (Ed. Note: Where is the Muslim Zakat and Charity?)
Food has also been running out in Iraq for its children for the last 12 years. Given that Arab and Muslim wealth is considered the “personal” wealth of its corrupt leaders, not one Arab or Muslim leader has offered food aid to Iraq’s children, why? because they like Bush detest one person-Saddam Hussein.
The war is inevitable as the Saudis, the protectors of the Two Holy Mosques, are informing their “brethren” in the Arab League. “Regime Change” in the Muslim world is the adopted American policy, at least under the Bush Crusader. Thus, they say, let’s save ourselves and prepare for what comes after Saddam.
Maybe an Iraqi Genocide is just what is needed for the Muslim world. Perhaps that’s exactly the awakening the Muslim world needs to implement its own “REGIME CHANGE”: within each Muslim to reclaim Islam, reclaim Muslim land and resources, and to reclaim just rulers who’s priority will be the health, wealth, and welfare of the “Ummah”. God help us if that’s what’s needed to raise our voices in Muslim streets around the world to stop another Muslim genocide.
REGIME CHANGE BEGINS AT HOME. WHAT ARE YOU, MY MUSLIM FRIEND, DOING TO STOP THIS GENOCIDE? DO YOU THINK THAT AS AN AMERICAN MUSLIM YOU’LL EXERCISE YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND YOUR CONGRESSMEN ON FEBRUARY 26, 2003 AND DEMAND A HALT TO THIS INSANE WAR? I BEG YOU TO JOIN THE REST OF AMERICA ON THAT DAY TO PROTEST THIS UNJUST WAR UPON A DEFENSELESS MUSLIM NATION.
Only when Muslims change what is within themselves and within their power to truly follow God’s and His Prophet’s Sunnah, will ALLAH (SWT) bless us with His mercy, guidance, and a bright future of peace and prosperity. Islam is and has always been a faith of peace despite what fanatical Muslims inflict upon humanity, including other Muslims. The children of Abraham, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have and can live in peace on this small planet, but only if we follow God’s guidance and not the guidance of a fanatical Israel and its American Zionist friends in government, the media, Wall Street, and Hollywood who have hijacked America’s foreign policy to “FIGHT ISLAM TO THE LAST AMERICAN”.
ISRAEL IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE WEDGE AND CATALYST FOR CONFLICT BETWEEN ISLAM AND THE WEST.
IT’S ISRAEL, AMERICA, AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE ISRAEL UNTIL YOU SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH AND FIND THE COURAGE TO SPEAK. PERHAPS SUCH ADVICE SHOULD BEGIN WITH AMERICAN MUSLIMS WHO ARE A.W.O.L.: “Absent With Out Leadership”.
Mr. Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim physician and a native from the Middle East. He has worked in Academic Medicine and Public health with national and international health experience. He is a freelance writer who often writes columns on the Palestinian cause, Islam and on America’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East.