Real target is Nuclear Pakistan, not Osama

America is not a victim: It has showered tons of gunpowder on innocent people in the world

Prof. Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

In the past, Pakistan has been a supporter of freedom movements and all the people in general and oppressed Muslims in particular used to look toward it for its political and moral help to their cause. When Poland was under communist rule, Polish citizens used to say that had Pakistan been in their neighborhood, they could have achieved liberty like Afghanistan. But the present government's decision of cooperating with the United States and offering its airspace and military installations besides intelligence network to it for attack on Afghanistan has perturbed the Muslims across the world. The most disturbing fact is that the government seemed unaware of the ill-effects of its decision on the geo-political situation in the region. It is not apprehending that the decision, which was taken under duress as was admitted by one of its ministers at a ceremony in Lahore, would put nuclear installations of the country at risk, though the government has claimed that the decision was taken to protect these installations. One is at loss to understand that when the government was feeling it difficult to protect its nuclear plants from the US armed forces deployed in the waters of the Arabian Sea, how it could be able to save them from American air attacks when these aircrafts would be placed just one hundred miles away in Peshawar.

The government must understand that America wants to occupy Pakistan under the cover of an operation against Osama bin Laden, and Pakistan should not allow such a move. By permitting America to use our airspace and land, Pakistan would lose its sovereignty and honour. The nation should unite at this juncture and stop the rulers from taking such a suicidal decision.

Moreover, it is absolutely incorrect to consider the US as a victim of terrorism. America itself is a terrorist state. It had rained tons of gunpowder in different parts of the world unjustifiably recently. It was America which had attacked two cities of Japan with atomic bombs, killing hundreds of thousands of people in one go. Who can forget the massacre of millions of Iraqis by US-led forces? Can it be taken as an innocent nation? It is high time for the US too to review its policies. America should give up its designs of establishing its supremacy over the world, abandon its policy of pressurizing and exploiting small nations.

We believe that the real issue before the US was not Osama. It actually wanted to crush Jihad in this region. The Zionists and the Hindus were perturbed over the resurgence of Islam through Jihad and considered it a great threat for themselves. America actually wanted to check Jihad through its present moves. It had previously occupied the Gulf on the pretext of containing Saddam and now it aimed at capturing Pakistan through false propaganda against Osama and the Taliban.

  The Hindu-Zionist lobby has convinced America that if it fails to check the nuclear Pakistan, it will soon be leading the entire Muslim world. The US is, therefore, out to occupy Pakistan on the pretext of having been a victim of terrorism. The Pakistani nation to rise to the occasion, demonstrate unity on this issue and stop the rulers from taking a decision contrary to the national sovereignty and solidarity which was gravely threatened at present. There was no logic in the argument that the US be allowed the use of our land and air space to safeguard our solidarity. National sovereignty could not be protected in this way. Such a decision was against the Islamic interest.  And with this, we would lose both our independence and honour, while our nuclear installations would also be insecure. The entry of American forces would facilitate Israeli and Indian attacks on our soil. Pakistan should keep off from the Osama issue. The sole responsibility of the Pakistan government was to defend not only this country but Muslims all over the world as well. As Pakistan came into being in the name of Allah.

We also urge upon the Muslim world to unite and realize that the target of the enemy was not any particular area or country, their real worry was the spirit of Jihad among the Muslims. Islamism and the Islamic strength were being painted as terrorism.

Iran's silence in the present turbulent situation was also very disturbing. It was not comprehending that America was pursuing a policy of grabbing Muslim states one by one and instead of falling prey to the US designs, the Ummah should be prepared to face the challenge. However, we are confident that the US would not succeed in realizing this goal. Even if America attempts to check the resurgence of Islam in this region, it would be counter productive. If the US imposed a war, the Muslims would be victorious.

We warn the United States that it should also refrain from attacking Afghanistan as it would trigger another world war. The US should not play in the hands of the Zionists who want a bloody confrontation between the Christians and the Muslims in South East Asia to weaken the world's two major religions. The Muslims did not want war. If, however, the US unleashed the war, the situation would go out of its hand. The US which was presently mourning the devastation of the World Trade Centre, would have to mourn much bigger losses.

The guideline given by Allah to the Muslims in such situations is enshrined in the verse given below:

 

O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors; they are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

Those in whose hearts is a disease, thou seest how eagerly they run about amongst them, saying: "We do fear lest a change of fortune bring us disaster." Ah! Perhaps Allah will give (thee) victory, or a decision according to His Will. Then will they repent of the thoughts which they secretly harboured in their hearts.

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