Friday, August 15, 2003
By: Tashbih Sayyed
Two more American sons died in Iraq, two more mothers lost their
sons in Israel to Palestinian terrorism. 53 more Muslims were slaughtered
by Wahhabis in a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan. Maher Hawash, an Intel
software engineer whose detention in Oregon, USA, prompted high-profile
protests about civil rights abuse, pleaded guilty to a federal
charge of conspiring to help the Taliban in Afghanistan. And taking
advantage of our democratic traditions, religious radicals, disguised
as Islamic advocacy groups have launched a campaign of intimidation
to stop President George W. Bush from going ahead with his appointment
of foremost Islamic scholar Dr. Daniel Pipes on the board of United
States Institute of Peace. They claim that Daniel Pipes's appointment
will confirm the Islamist assertion that US war on terror is in
fact a new phase of crusades. Is there a connection between these
seemingly separate and unconnected events? Yes there is!
Those who are following the bloody Islamist trail all over the
world will have no difficulty in connecting the dots of these events.
Behind all these murderous activities, there is only one mind -
radical Islam's determination to overwhelm the open societies.
They are the different heads of the same Wahhabi Hydra.
When President George W. Bush, echoing the pain and hurt of the
civilized world, in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, declared
a war on terrorism, he neither forgot the American ideals nor ignored
the fact that's ours is a nation that is neither racist nor an
exclusivist - we are to our very core, humanists. That's why Bush
took pains to discourage those who might have taken advantage of
the tragedy by acting in revenge against American Muslim. He emphasized
that Islam is a peaceful faith and our war is not against Islam.
Since Islamists have always perpetrated their crimes against humanity
in the name of Islam, they are using President Bush's declaration
of American faith as a tool to demoralize Americans from taking
steps to protects their values. The world is a witness and the
history will chronicle it that Islamism is not Islam and the neo-Nazi
ideology being spread in the Muslim communities has nothing to
do with the message of peace.
It is time for us to recognize the threat to our way of life that
has set up its bases in our midst. The civilized world has come
a long way from the dark days of holocaust. And we cannot permit
the same mind to take root in our lands now. The post renaissance
West has suffered many a tragedies, just because, it failed to
act in time in thwarting the rising threats of totalitarian ideologies
- Fascism, Nazism and Communism. Western governments, compelled
by their cold war needs and post cold war commercial dependencies
have allowed an ideology, radical Islam - that has potential to
be much more lethal - to assume a size and stature that is, now,
not so easy to restrain.
The problem is that we are the prisoners of our own civic faith.
We accord the same rights to the enemies of civilization which
are meant for the civilized people. We do not realize that our
misdirected sense of compassion for underdeveloped and primitive
minds empowers those who have no appreciation for our values. In
fact they consider our compassion for human beings as our weakness.
They have been indoctrinated into believing that our faith in human
greatness is a ploy to colonize their natural resources and corrupt
their "righteous" way of life. They look at our Operation
Iraqi freedom as an operation Iraqi Occupation. If we have to survive
as civilized people, we will have to correct misdirected sense
In his history of World War II, Winston Churchill wrote that the
war's moral was that the Western democracies, because of their
reluctance to fight, had allowed the wicked to rearm themselves.
Showing compassion to those who seek to hurt you isn't compassion
at all. It's stupidity. Islamists in the US are taking advantage
of our compassion's - the US constitution. Daniel Pipes and people
like him, many of them in the Islamic world, have taken upon themselves
the unpleasant responsibility of warning the civilized world against
ignoring the threat of radical Islam and indulging in misdirected
It is obvious to the most dumb that the Islamist organizations
who are actively engaged in activities aimed at destroying our
freedoms, know that Daniel Pipes is a threat to their long term
agenda of bringing down this great bastion of freedoms from within.
The conduct and activities of these so called advocacy groups is
aimed at only one thing, to convince the Muslims that the US is
against them. They have already achieved a remarkable success in
this direction. A majority of American Muslims do believe that
their lives, properties and civil rights are not safe in the US.
Such a vast scared section of American nation cannot bring harmony
and homogeneity to the principal of "One nation under One
The campaign against Daniel Pipes is another front of the same
war against the free world that is killing our sons in Iraq, Israelis
in Israel, Muslims in Pakistan, Indonesia, Christians in Sudan
and Philippines, moderates in Iran, Bangladesh, Algeria, Morocco
and Turkey. American Muslims before lining up behind the Wahhabi
pied pipers, must understand one thing. Is the US an anti - Islam
power? Are the decisions of the US government aimed at hurting
Muslims? I am sure that any one who is not a devout follower of
Wahhabi ideology, will find that the US is the only place on this
earth where Muslims, irrespective of their sect, school of thought
and national origin find the freedom of worship.
Wahhabis want to change all this. They want to impose Saudi Shriah
(religious laws) that consider all the non Wahhabi Muslims an infidel.
Daniel Pipes is nominated by the US government which is not faith
based. It is government of the American people and Muslims are
an important segment of this equation. Daniel Pipes by virtue of
his nomination by the US government is the nominee of all of us.
If Daniel Pipes's voice is muzzled by those who have been influenced
by Wahhabi Money, those who, being too kind, feel obliged by fund-raisers
for Congressmen and Senators with an objective to win support for
radical Islam in the US and those who are misguided by the rhetoric's
of civil liberties, racial profiling and civil rights, another
holocaust will be not very far. Only this time, the victims will
not be just Jews.