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The ‘Council on Foreign Relations’ think tank published a report stating that in the year 2015, the United States of America dropped 23144 bombs on Muslim majority countries namely Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. If for the sake of argument we do accept that these bombings are in fact justified, just imagine the destruction these bombs would have brought upon the stated countries and how many innocent people would have been killed in its wake?.
Despite the repeated bombings, raids and invasions by infidel Christian powers of Muslim lands over the course of the past few centuries, if the Muslims are still of the belief that all these atrocities are in fact due to oil and other natural reserves, one must beg to question what do you understand to be a crusade?
Or do the Muslims believe that no, in fact this is a war against terrorism or terrorist entities – then why doesn’t a very simple question pop in their minds – if this was in fact war on terrorism then why don’t the world powers also target the terrorist organizations that are found all around the globe, from Russia to Europe, from Korea to Africa and in both the north and south America continents? And why do these same world powers arm and directly support one set of internationally recognized terrorist outfits against not only other another set but against national revolutions? How come the media has left these other terror organizations in the shadows and why aren’t these outfits also being pursued by world powers with the same ferocity and bombings???
The statistics highlighted above are only the bombs which were dropped from the sky by the United States on cities and villages. If these statistics along with the destruction caused in the Muslims countries has not yet amazed you, just delve for a moment over the fact that these statistics have not even mentioned the number of bombs dropped by the coalition partners, Russia and our own so called Islamic regimes!
Even though statistics can never portray the full picture of death and destruction rained upon the believing Muslims by the mantle holders of human rights however if we ponder over yet another fact and then add this tally to the above statistics than perhaps we will wake up from our deep slumber. Just imagine the number of airstrikes, artillery rounds, chemical weapons, small arm rounds and other weaponry which would have been used by invading infidel forces and their lackey auxiliaries for the slaughtering of innocent Muslims in the year 2015? Then take these statistics and multiply them by the decades since the fall of the Ottomon Empire; maybe then you would come to the realization as to why the Muslim world is stuck in the situation that it is and has failed to wrangle itself free from these calamities.
30 Year War
In 2001 when George Bush Junior declared a crusade, he also stated that this war is going to take a while however no one including the United States thought at the time that it would take as long as it has due to the unbreakable resolve of the Mujahidin and heroics displayed by the Muslim Nation.
In this series the former US Defense Secretary and CIA chief, Leon Panetta, stated during an interview with USA Today on 14th October 2014 that the USA should prepare itself for a 30-year war against terrorism. And this statement was something which has now become an important part of the American foreign policy which has currently been dubbed by the officials as the policy of ‘Lasting Defeat’.
If you were to currently ask any American politician about war on terrorism he will conveniently answer you with the ‘Lasting Defeat’ mantra and on 15th of the current month VOA published a report about war on terrorism and the current US policy in which the former deputy director of CIA Michael Morrell remarked that the United States will continue to be substantially involved in the Middle East for the next 10, 15 to 20 years.
And what does ‘Lasting Defeat’ mean? It means that under the terrorizing titles of democracy and human rights, the USA shall reserve the right to continue to attack Islam, the Muslim masses and any group wanting Shariah until they have been permanently defeated! Hence to achieve ‘Lasting Defeat’ the USA shall require ‘Lasting Presence’ and that is the reason why the United States has kept all its propped up regimes under-equipped so that for the upcoming 30 years, none shall summon the courage to demand the US forces leave their countries.
What can the Muslim Ummah do?
So what can the Muslim masses living at crossroads of such a historic battle do to defend their Shariah, basic rights, honor, lives and their upcoming generations from facing the same brutal fate as the Muslims of Burma and Central African Republic?
First and foremost, they must understand with full conviction and accept as a fact that they are living at a juncture in history where a critical battle between Islam and Kufr (Truth and Falsehood) is taking place and which shall be a witness of a very drawn out battle. Therefore the Muslims must shun all defeatist attitude and ask the Lord Almighty for perseverance.
Secondly they must realize that America is not the same power that existed some 15 years earlier. It does not have the same appetite for war, neither the public support nor the same economy, power, prestige or military might. It is currently trying to find local axillary forces in the Islamic world to wage war on behalf of the US against Islamic Revival forces.
If the Muslims seek a guarantee of their existence and way of living then they must roll up their sleeves and begin supporting their Mujahidin brothers so as to discharge their individual Islamic duty, foil anti-Islamic plans of the enemy and shield their future generations from unimaginable horrors.
And most importantly they must arm their kids and relatives with an ideology such that their bowls of patience can never be filled no matter how much strain they are put under; just as Allah Almighty says in his book:
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوفْ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمَوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ (۱۵۵) الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُواْ إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ (۱۵۶) سورة البقرة
And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones) (155) Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.” (156) Surah Al-Baqarah
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.