Muslim Secularists: Greatest Obstacle to Islamic Revival
Fig 1. A glimpse of it’s reality was seen in the victory of 1979 Islamic revolution of Iran, 1992 victory of political Islam in Algeria, 2012 Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt and Bangladesh’s draconian mass murder of popular Jamaat Islam leaders and activists.
“I do not recognize an Islam which reduces everything Islamic to mere rituals and charitable personality while the Muslim world burns.”
Islamic empowerment in Muslim countries have been impeded for a long period of time. In many instances such can be attributed to namesake Muslim rulers and many can be attributed to directly colonialism and neocolonialism. Islamic empowerment is possible by revolution and evolution through an Islamic human capital and those who are sympathetic to Islamic rule. Revolution is a drastic change brought about in the country’s political landscape affecting economy, culture, society and research such as that happened in Islamic revolution of Iran. Where as evolution takes place under a long steady process of governance and such governance may pass through a dictator for decades or through allegedly democratic governments of Muslim countries, such as that happened in case of Algeria in 1992 and Morsi Egypt. This latter is being impeded by psyops.
Muslim countries have had both and continue to. Most of these Muslim rulers and political powerhouses have impeded Islamic empowerment for many reasons: a) lack of knowledge of Islam and deliberate ignorance inflicted by themselves on themselves and on their subjects and followers. This ignorance has in turn left them to under appreciate Islam and over appreciate western governments b) Fear of losing their power and finance at the hands of Islamic political establishment c) As a consequence emboldening Islam’s adversary psychologically, financially, politically and logistically who also add to momentum against Islam in Muslim countries.
I will demonstrate how Muslim rulers, powerful politicians and political parties have caused the demise of Islam in Muslim countries and continue to do so due to the reasons cited. I will choose those entities of Muslim political landscape who have been in power and control of an economically and/or militarily and /or strategically powerful Muslim country. I will Also start my discussion from the time period when Ottoman caliphate have disappeared effectively which was in 1908. I chose this because Muslims had a duty to restore the caliphate to protect Islamic interests and rule of Islam (government of Quran) throughout the Muslim demography.
My discussion will center around a) Kamal Ataturk b) House of Saud c) House of Nahyan and Maktoum d) The Naser/Sadat gang e) National liberation front Algeria f) Shah of Iran g) Mahathir/Anwar gang h) The Assad family
Before discussing these self-proclaimed Muslim establishments and entities it is noteworthy to mention how western imperialism (Russia and West) have carefully orchestrated for nationalist secularist anti-Islamic political landscape for the Muslim demography since the time of colonialism when Ottomans were the greatest threat to British and other western colonial powers. It did not matter where these nationalists took the Muslims to but as long as Ottoman threat was eliminated and as long as these puppet Muslim rulers benefitted European and Russian political establishments, the western imperialism was happy about it. Apart from pro-European nationalist secularists, the Muslim world had also pro-communist nationalist secularists. Both of these anti-Islam political entities have created a problem for the success of political Islam which for example Imam Khomeini solved for Iran by his famous slogan “la sharqiyya wa la gharbiyya jamhuriyya Islamiyya” (neither east nor west, only Islamic republic). Both of these anti-Islam political entities are legacies of western colonialism whether European or Russian. As west was not colonized but the colonizer it was easy for west to help all these despots in colonised Muslim countries. These namesake Muslim rulers found an opportunity in colonialism for their own selves. Since the fall of Caliphate, the greatest Islamic movements that came into existence were Muslim brotherhood and the Khomeinists. While these Islamic movements genuinely wanted self-determination of Muslims and freedom from both European and Russian colonialism other namesake Muslim entities wanted a financial and political successes for themselves and their close supporters as proven by their corrupt lifestyles and atrocities against their subjects, by siding with either Europeans or Russians both of whom hated Islam and Muslims. These namesake Muslims did not and do not tolerate the life of spirituality, discipline, sacrifice, justice, humility and charity that Islam wanted from its rulers.
Political Islam is a political, economic, cultural, financial and military threat to western colonialism and neocolonialism also. Political Islam envisions an independent Islamic ummah who is free to decide on it’s matters without foreign pressure and intervention. Most of the Muslim world is in suffering and they look at political Islam as the savior. Neither colonialism, democracy (corporatocracy in truth) or communism have been able to give Muslims a life they deserve, even in the most basic of rights. That is why most Muslims in the world support political Islam because Muslims know that it is the caliphate that gave Muslims an identity, prosperity, voice and dignity in human history.
Western colonialism and neocolonialism have tried and trying hard to change the Muslim mindset and reduce Islam to like that of Christianity today, however they are failing (fig 1). They have been doing unlimited propaganda. They overlook the atrocities of their puppet Muslim rulers and governments while highlighting the alleged atrocities carried out by Islamic activists and resistance fighters. They have funded terrorism against Islam and Islamic activists with ISIS as the latest project. One of their biggest neocolonial propaganda is to portray Islam as a threat to non-Muslims. CIA has produced countless numbers of Jihadi propaganda videos to convince the world of such a fake reality.
The adversaries of Islam are trying hard to make Muslims accept a slavish existence as normal just as they have done to most of the non-Muslim Africans and non-Muslim Asians who think for example getting a job as a labor for cheap wage and receiving ill treatment are the successes of this live. They want Muslims to submit to their neocolonial corporatocracy and immoral ways of life. They just want Muslims to be suppliers of resources as an exploitable demography. I will begin now discussing the evils of Muslim rulers against Islam either directly or through causative effects of apparently harmless decisions.
Kamal Ataturk Kamal Ataturk and his nationalist mongrels were the real perpetrators of Armenian genocide. It was not the Islamic caliphate in power which did so as Caliph was effectively removed in 1908 and officially the title and office dismantled in 1924. Ataturk began an aggressive anti-Islam culturization of Turkey. He was the sole cause of Islam’s demise in Turkey. He made Turkey a slavish nation because still today after decades of Ataturk’s hostilities against Islam and slavery to Europe, Turkey is still not part of European Union! You see political Islam prevents such slavish minds from being formed among Muslims. The Turkish people accepted such anti-Islamic reforms as the banning of the fez and turban, compulsory wearing of Western clothing, the Latin alphabet, the Christian calendar and Sunday as a legal holiday, only at a dagger’s point. Thousands of ulema and those who sympathized with them sacrificed their lives rather than submit to the destruction of all they held sacred. Nothing can be further from the truth than the delusion that the Turkish people wanted any of this. The intensity of resistance can be imagined from the fact that Ataturk imposed martial law nine times. So despised is this Dictator by millions of Turks, particularly in the villages and small towns, that the mere mention of his name is cursed. Ataturk promoted nationalism and ancient pagan Turkish traditions in his new state, at the expense of Islam.
House of Saud Let us first speak of common facts. Destruction of Yemen and Syria, destruction of Islamic history from Hejaz, opposition of Palestinian cause are some of the grand examples of Saud’s treachery against Islamic empowerment, and Muslim and Islamic empowerment are joint. Saud and other gulf royalty think Islam is just building some mosques and schools for Muslim countries or feeding some poor people or doing some minor charity to them in comparison to the billions and billions of dollars they spend in western arms industries, casinos and entertainment industries. These are all known facts! House of Saud also betrayed their own unified Arab cause with the British and backstabbed Palestine in favor of the Zionists. In it’s entire existence House of Saud have mostly sided with Islam’s adversaries whether it be British empire, American imperialism or Israel. House of Saud literally opposed political Islam out of greed for power, women and gold! House of Saud funded Al-Qaeda terrorism to further American geopolitical interests as well.
House of Nahyan and Maktoum These two royalties are the mouthpieces and hands of western neocolonialism and are ardent enemies of Islamic revival and political Islam. These royalties are cruel, thuggish and darwinian. They do not even spare their own children from their wrath as happened in the case of some of the royalties who went against their fathers and uncles. In Zayed Military City, in a training camp in a desert area of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a secret army had been made. This secret army of mercenaries, which is slated to be used not only in the Emirates but throughout the Middle East and North Africa, was created by Erik Prince, a former member of Navy SEALS who in 1997 founded Blackwater, the largest private military company on contract to the Pentagon in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones. The company, which in 2009 was renamed Xe Services (also in order to escape legal action for the massacres of civilians in Iraq), owns a large training camp in the United States, where more than fifty thousand “specialists of war and repression” have been trained. And Xe is in the process of opening other training camps. In Abu Dhabi, Erick Prince, without appearing in person but through the joint-venture Reflex Responses, signed a first contract of $529 million (the deal was signed on July 13, 2010, according to the New York Times). In several countries including South Africa and Colombia, they started recruiting mercenaries to form an initial battalion of 800 men. They are trained in the UAE by U.S., British, French and German military professionals, with a background in special forces and the secret services. The trainers are paid 200-300 thousand dollars a year, while the recruits receive about $150 a day. Abu Dhabi will fund with billions of dollars a whole brigade of several thousand mercenaries. It is expected to set up a large training camp in the UAE, similar to that operating in the United States. The main supporter of the project is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was trained in the British military academy Sandhurst. Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed is a trusted Pentagon associate. He also supports military intervention directed against Iran. The crown prince and his friend Erick Prince, however, are the executors of the project, which was decided in Washington. Its purpose was revealed in documents quoted by the New York Times: “[the secret army trained in the UAE will conduct] special operations missions to put down internal revolts, like those sweeping the Arab world this year”. The secret army of mercenaries will therefore be used to suppress the people’s struggles (Political islam one of them) in the Gulf countries, with interventions similar to those last March in Bahrain involving troops from the Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These troops brutally crushed the people’s demands for democracy. These Emirati royalties have been involved also in destabilizing Libya, Syria and pushing for a war against Iran. The Naser/Sadat gang The Egyptian leadership since this Nasser era has always been against political Islam. They are the major reason why Muslim brotherhood has been unable to take control of Egypt. I call this leadership the Egyptian Pharaohs. They have suppressed the Egyptians for decades and even suppressed their democracy through Morsi coup. Their supporters are few elites from the top Egyptian classes from the military, businesses, film industry and other anti-Islam activists. Their foreign supporters are Israel, Britain and United states.
National Liberation Front Algeria From the start this pro-independence Algerian political party used Islam to garner support against French colonialism. It has used Islam as it saw for political gains even though it never fully implemented it in spirit and with faith. As is usual with nationalists and secularists abuse of religion whether Islam or not is a common phenomenon among them. This abuse of Islam and that Islam is only a mere tool to them was revealed when they denied victory to political Islamic party of Algeria in 1992. The deep state consisting of hardline secularists of Algerian government did not tolerate an understanding between the political Islamic group and the ruling FLN. They created the Islamic armed group GIA and perpetrated gross violence and massacre against Muslims of Algeria to sway support away from the Islamists. That is they used Islamic garb to commit un-Islamic acts to further secular agenda. They have destroyed political Islam’s hope for 1992. Shah of Iran Shah is like today’s Emirati royalty. He was a fetch dog for Anglo-American and Zionist imperialism. He was nurtured by America and supported by Israel. He violently persecuted Muslims and Islamic interests. He was against the religion of Islam itself. He was a militant secularist. Like Ataturk too he revived old Persian paganism in public ceremonies. He used Savak to hunt down opponents. Power was shared among the elites few from government and private sectors as well as opportunities to rise in life. Mahathir Malaysia has a strong Chinese human capital which has built Malaysia economically through UMNO vision. This Chinese strength goes back to colonialism when Muslims were put at the bottom of social class and all opportunities were given to the imported immigrants from China and India. This was colonial plan to stifle Islamic power from Islamic Malaya. In fact this social engineering against Malays worked well and Malay became unreactive and unresponsive when they lost the Islamic identity of Malaya during the creation of Malaysia as Islam became obsolete. This separation of Islam from new Malaysia even further paralyzed Malay conscience as they became more distant from the Islamic concepts of self-determination and holy struggle for Islamic empowerment and justice. Even Mahathir in his book The Malay Dilemma observes the meekness of Malays. Since the independence of Malaysia Chinese has been the forerunners of economic growth. This upper hand of Chinese backed by Chinese political establishment had caused civil riots in Malaysia during the 1969. Chinese already had economic power and now they wanted political power emboldened by their election gains then. This hostility from Chinese political establishment was due to the political influence of Lee Kuan Yew on DAP, a communist siding politician and Islam hater. Lee hates Islam but this hate translates in to demanding Muslims change the way they follow Islam. To Lee Islamic adherence must not contradict with secularism. So such Chinese politicians have dictated Muslims in historic Islamic Malaya on how to live their religion rather than Shariah law dictating immigrants and foreigners on how to live in historic Islamic Malaya. How does Mahathir come in all this? Well Mahathir had been the dictator of Malaysia for decades and he had the power to return Malaysia to its glorious Islamic history. He had even opportunity for that when the Islamic revolution of Iran swept through the Muslim world like a revivalist spirit. In fact, Mahathir has thwarted Islamic revival. Mahathir only responded to the Malay Muslims’ increasing love for Islam specially during the 1970s and 1980s in fear of losing Malays to PAS and Islamic revolution of Iran. Mahathir’s greatest sin was to persecute Kelantan instead of helping it become an Islamic success. Why? Because Mahathir did not agree with their Islam. This came from Mahathir’s ignorance about Islam and his ego. Mahathir could have helped Kelantan become a political and economic powerhouse serving Islam and Muslim interests in Malaysia against the hostile evangelical DAP. Anwar is the ideological proponent against political Islam. Now that his party has come to power by alliance with Islamophobic DAP Anwar has more flexibility to maneuverer against political Islam. The Assad Family The secularists Assad family have been a staunch enemy of political Islam. Their support for Palestinian resistance and Islamic republic of Iran is for convenience. Neither the IRGC nor the Syrian secularist military top brass have mutual admiration for each other. This is something which has been revealed when IRGC sent commanders to Syria to train resistance against ISIS. This is due to the fact that Assad regime is militant secularist and has a hatred for all that is political Islam which Iran stands for. The 1982 Hama massacre was directed against Muslim brotherhood and political Islam as well. Even Morsi’s removal was cheered by Assad.
These so-called Muslim rulers continue to suppress Islamic revival in Muslim minds and continue to support Muslim self-humiliation. They do not want Muslim diaspora and Muslim suffering to be part of their country's education system. They do not want Muslim mind to rise up for Islam. They want the Muslim looks and Muslim identity to be marginalized and portrayed as village people. They want subjects who will live to serve the system like a street dog without question. They don't want Quranic morality and philosophy to be center of Muslim society and Muslim demographic identity. These are truly the hypocrites of our time.
These Muslim rulers believe that secularism is an objective morality of humanity, but this thought comes to them due to colonial mentality. Secularism is the idea and belief system originated from western anti-Christian and pro science philosophers. One of the first to propose secularism was Luther the reformist who conceded Christian political defeat to the savage world of royalties. Luther retreated with religion as a private act with God and let the world go to hell. Other reasons for rise of secularism in west was corruption of church and continued war between Catholic and Protestant. This made the European philosophers propose the idea that segregation of religion from government was above all things necessary for the creation of a peaceful society. While Muslim people mostly lived in peace, prosperity and dignity under Islamic caliphates, Europeans suffered under the Catholic Church, but today Muslim people are persecuted, humiliated, suffering and disadvantaged under secularism while Europeans thrive under it. Thanks to colonialism and neocolonialism and puppet Muslim rulers who sold the Muslim Ummah for resources and exploitation of secularist western political establishment. In fact, secularism started with loot and violence and continue to exist by violence and loot.
During the French Revolution, one of the first acts of the new National Assembly on November 2, 1789, was to confiscate all Church property to pay off the national debt, so that secularization began with dispossession, humiliation and marginalization. This segued into outright violence during the September Massacres of 1792, when the mob fell upon the goals of Paris and slaughtered between two and three thousand prisoners, many of them Christian priests. The glory of secularism comes not from its benevolence but from its empowerment of human ego. Free from the divine the human made himself his god defining his own path and purpose of life. Fundamentalism has always existed in a symbiotic relationship with a secularization that is experienced as cruel, violent and invasive as the history of secularism shows.
God will not want to bring about a victory of Islam by Sunni secularists as two are contradictory but perhaps God wants this honor to go to the Shia theocrats as has been established in 1979! The Sunni theocrats (political Islamic activists) thus should ally with the Shias and start taking guidance from Qom, Tehran and Muslim brotherhood as well for revival of political Islam in Sunni countries against Muslim despotic secularists. Let not Sahabas or Imamate divide us! They would have wanted unity against enemies of God and Prophet.
Also, Sunni Islamic activists and individual Muslims who believe in political Islam and sovereignty of shariah must take responsibility on their shoulders to revive political Islam by following an awareness campaign:
Discuss and propagate Muslim diaspora and Muslim suffering
Discuss to Muslims about Islamic glory under the caliphates and Islamic Republic of Iran as a role model
Expose Muslim rulers and politicians thwarting Islamic revival
Raise family on political Islam and ideal of Imam Hussein
Expose the dark history of colonialism and secularism
Discuss the harm of secularism to mind, morality, body, society and environment
Use your finance and professional life to promote and empower political Islam and resistance against the oppressors and tyrants