Political Observation - Outline of the Region’s Current Events

Political Observation - Outline of the Region’s Current Events

Political events in our region as a whole reflect two unmistakable realities:

1 – The West is in unanimous agreement on keeping the region shackled, unable to achieve liberation and revival and on preventing the return of Islam to power. This is conspicuously reflected in Western support for the secular and liberal movement, the cultural orientation, the media and the education curricula. Distorting the memory and awareness, supporting religious and ethnic minorities, inciting regional and nationalist strife, impoverishing the masses and engrossing them in cheap struggle are also reflective of this Western tendency. 

2 – Colonialist powers jostle for the riches of the region with all possible means but they share the responsibility of confronting, oppressing and humiliating the people of the region, irrespective of their differences over their colonialist interests. 

As for the proxy wars, their actors are but puppets in matches organised by the major powers with the aim of favouring those who present themselves as agents to the West rather than those presenting themselves as collaborators or partners, just like their favouring of al-Sisi over the Muslim Brotherhood who disgraced their religion and collaborated with the agents of the US. And in case the rivals were agents, the West sides with the ones who are most loyal to their interests, most oppressive towards their people, most belligerent towards Islam and Muslims and the most daring in violating religious sanctities, secularising society culturally and behaviourally, such as bin Salman, bin Zayed and Beji Caid Essebsi, and normalising ties with the usurping entity, such as the king of Bahrain and Abdul Fattah Burhan. America and the West tend to back the treacherous agent as long as he does not fail in his mission or their interests make it inexpedient to back him, thus necessitating his removal once he has become a spent force, such as Gaddafi and Zain al-Abideen, or once he has become disobedient and rebellious, or turned into an obstacle in the face of their projects, such as Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, Abul Aziz Bouteflika, Bashar Assad and Erdoğan; they may also side with the rival of the treacherous agent if it were more beneficial and more productive, as was the case with Khalifah Haftar, Omar al-Bashir and Abdullah Saleh, or if the new project and the phases of its execution necessitated sacrificing the agent, just like they did with Mubarak and Zain El Abideen. America and the West may in some cases resort to siding with groups such as al-Nahda and the Muslim Brotherhood in order to contain and neutralise mainstream public opinion, reproduce the regimes and recycle their wastes, and prove the failure of the “Islamists” in power within the Greater Middle East Initiative. The continuance of the ruler in power may pose a threat to the interests of the superpower, as was the case with the Indonesian president Suharto who resigned after two hours following a telephone call from the US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, in the wake of the widespread student protests in the streets of Jakarta in 1998. 

This is in a nutshell the political reality and the current events of the region. The only solution to this calamity is the work towards generating political awareness and rebuilding the political milieu which has been relishing lowliness and treason. Building a sincere political milieu can only be brought about through the work of the sincere children of the Ummah to transform her viewpoint towards the interests by transforming her viewpoint towards life on the basis of Islam, and help her achieve her ultimate objective, namely resuming the Islamic way of life. 

25 Shawwal 1441
17 June 2020