by Waseem Shehzad (News & Analysis, Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 6, Shawwal, 1437)
The Najdi Bedouins have gone berserk in their hostility to the Islamic Republic of Iran. They are now openly courting terrorists.
While there is a long history to the Najdi Bedouins’ hostility toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, in recent months, it has turned extreme. This has forced Bani Saud into indulging in behavior that borders on the scandalous. Take the most recent example of the Najdi Bedouins’ open embrace of the terrorist group, the Mujahideen-e Khalq Organization (MKO) better known as the munafiqeen.
The former Saudi intelligence chief, Turki al-Faisal attended a conference organized in Paris by the terrorist group MKO on July 9 and 10. Faisal joined such other terrorist supporters and sympathizers as Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives. Gingrich is a nasty character whom even many American right-wingers do not want to touch with a ten foot pole. Faisal was in right company.
Al-Faisal not only supported the terrorist group but also called for the overthrow of the Islamic government in Iran. “Your legitimate [sic] struggle against the [Iranian] regime will achieve its goal, sooner or later,” he said in his speech. “I, too, want the fall of the regime [sic],” he added. The Saudi media gave extensive coverage to al-Faisal’s Paris speech. It was also carried in full by the Washington Times (July 13), a rightwing rag published in the American capital. It is almost certain that the Saudi embassy paid a hefty fee to have al-Faisal’s anti-Iran diatribe printed. This was an open declaration of war against the Islamic Republic.
The Najdi Bedouins have been supporting an assortment of terrorist groups in the region including the Da‘ish takfiris (aka ISIS/ISIL). The takfiris receive funding, weapons as well as “religious” justification for crimes against humanity from Bani Saud and their court preachers. The takfiris are a bunch of mass murderers that have no regard for human life. The latest example of their “shining behavior” was the beheading of a 12-year-old boy in the back of a pick-up truck near Aleppo. The wounded boy, with a drip attached to his arm, was accused of being an informant for the Syrian government. Despite pleas of innocence, the US-Saudi-backed murderers showed no mercy. They slit the poor boy’s throat as he screamed and writhed in pain until the blood was drained out of his emaciated body. This makes the Najdi Bedouins accomplices to crimes against humanity.
The munafiqeen that al-Faisal embraced in Paris have made no secret of their plans to overthrow the legally established Islamic government in Iran. The group has used terrorism as the main instrument of its modus operandi killing hundreds of senior Iranian officials in bombings and other terrorist acts since the success of the Islamic Revolution in early-1979.
“The Saudis are resorting to well-known terrorists… as they have also done in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria. This shows that they use terrorism and terrorists to further their aims against regional Islamic countries,” an Iranian Foreign Ministry source was quoted by Iran’s state news agency IRNA as saying. This may be an understatement; the Bani Saud are Bedouins from the backwaters of Najd. They not only lack manners but also any traces of iman.
The noble Qur’an testifies to this fact. At the time of preparation for the Tabuk expedition in 9ah, the noble Messenger (pbuh) had called upon the people to mobilize and donate whatever of their possessions they could for this most serious challenge against the heavily armed Romans. In addition to the munafiqeen of which there were still many in Madinah led by the well known munafiq, ‘Abdullah ibn Ubayy ibn Salul, there were also the Bedouins. They too made excuses not to join the campaign. Allah (swt) shines light on their true nature in Surah al-Fath of the noble Qur’an,
Those of the Bedouins who stayed behind will say to you [O Prophet], “[The need to take care of our] chattels and our families kept us busy: do, then, [O Prophet] ask Allah to forgive us!” [Thus], they will utter with their tongues something that is not in their hearts (48:11).
In the next surah (al-Hujarat), the Almighty Lord again exposes them by challenging their claim to having iman. The ayah reveals,
The Bedouins say, “We are securely committed [to Allah].” Say [unto them, O Prophet], “You have not [yet] made a faith commitment; you should [rather] say, ‘We have [only] aquiesced’ — for [true] faith has not yet entered your hearts…” (49:14).
There can be no doubt about the dubious nature of the Bedouins and their allies, the munafiqeen, after these piercing words of the noble Qur’an that exposes their treacherous nature. History, it is said, repeats itself. If the Bedouins and the munafiqeen were allied against the noble Messenger (pbuh) 1,400 years ago, why would they not oppose the committed Muslims today?
The Najdi Bedouins and their court preachers lay more emphasis on the hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) than the teachings of the Qur’an. Though this is a clear deviation from Qur’anic principles as well as Prophetic Sunnah, it would help to narrate a hadith of the noble Messenger (pbuh) about what he said regarding the people of Najd. Narrated by ‘Abdullah ibn Umar (ra), it is recorded by al-Bukhari,
The Prophet (pbuh) mentioned the following, ‘O Allah! Bless for us our Sham [geographical Syria/ Levant]; O Allah! Bless for us our Yemen.’ They [the Muslims in attendance] said, ‘And our Najd?’ He said, ‘O Allah! Bless for us our Sham; O Allah! Bless for us our Yemen.’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! And our Najd?’ and as if the third time around he said, ‘There in Najd will occur tremors, sedition, and with it shall arise the generation of Satan.’”
Many scholars have noted that despite being asked repeatedly, the noble Messenger (pbuh) did not pray for or bless Najd. Instead, he prophesied that the region would be the epicenter of a great fitnah. Despite their great emphasis on hadith, the Najdi Bedouins and their court preachers simply ignore this hadith and if it is mentioned in their books, it is greatly distorted mangling its meaning beyond recognition. Their court preachers and paid agents distort it to mean that the Prophet (pbuh) was referring to the emergence of Shaytan from there. What greater Shaytan could there be than the fitnah of Wahhabism that has emerged from there and caused such havoc in the Ummah?
And it is worth recalling that the two places the noble Messenger (pbuh) specifically blessed — al-Sham (Syria/Levant) and Yemen — are today facing the most heinous crimes emanating from the distorted minds of the Najdi Bedouins. Can there be any greater proof of their enmity to Allah (swt) and His Prophet (pbuh)? It should, therefore, not surprise us that Bani Saud would target and attack committed Muslims today.
From the first day of the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, the Najdi-led regime in the Arabian Peninsula (aka “Saudi” Arabia) has been on a warpath against the Islamic Republic. Initially, their hatred was expressed in hypocritical tones and doublespeak; now it is openly belligerent. But their actions expose them more than the harm they can cause to Islamic Iran.
At one level, the Najdi Bedouins’ fears are justified: their fraudulent claim to being leaders of the Muslim world was exposed once Imam Khomeini established the Islamic Republic in Iran. Further, the government in Iran is not only based on the principles of Islam but also enjoys the support of the masses. This also exposes Bani Saud as medieval obscurantists that have no regard or respect for the wishes of the people.
The Najdis’ hostility to Islamic Iran, however, has become extreme. It reflects paranoia of the highest order. There is great fear — and loathing — of Islamic Iran among the alcohol- and flesh-loving Saudi royals. While claiming to be custodians of the Two Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, the Najdi Bedouins are far more comfortable in the company of the Zionists in Tel Aviv and the prostitutes of Paris and Rome. Their control of the Haramayn (Makkah and Madinah) is an open challenge to Islamic values and principles and an insult to all Muslims.
The Najdi Bedouins’ open embrace of the Zionists in Occupied Palestine and the munafiqeen (MKO) is not surprising. It should awaken Muslims from their deep slumber to the true nature of these barbarians. Allah (swt) commands His beloved Prophet (pbuh) in the noble Qur’an in the following words,
O Prophet! Strive hard against the deniers of Allah’s power presence [in human affiars], and the munafiqeen [dual-loyalists], and be unrelenting toward them. Their destiny shall be Hell — and how vile a journey’s end” (9:73).
And a few ayat later in the same surah, the Bedouins are condemned in even more harsh terms,
The Bedouins are more rigid in [their] refusal to acknowledge Allah’s power presence and in [their] nifaq [than the settled people] and more liable to ignore the ordinances that Allah has bestowed from on high upon His Apostle but Allah is all-knowing, wise” (9:97).
Can anything be clearer than the divine words of Allah (swt) about the deviant nature of the Najdi Bedouins and their fellow travelers, the munafiqeen? Both are surely destined to hellfire as Allah (swt) has ordained.