by Zafar Bangash (Editorials, Crescent International Vol. 44, No. 3, Rajab, 1436)
The real axis of evil comprises the trio the US, Bani Saud and Bani Isra’il. In this caste pyramid, the Bani Isra’il sit on top, the US in the middle while the Bani Saud, as slaves, are at the bottom.
It is a season of axes. The “axis of resistance” confronts the “axis of aggression.” The axis of resistance is led by the Islamic Republic of Iran and confronts the US-Zionist-led axis. While allegations are hurled against countries/groups that oppose US-Zionist aggression and hegemony to undermine them, the real axis of evil is the one that comprises the US, Bani Saud and Bani Isra’il that is causing havoc in the Muslim East (aka the Middle East), and the world at large.
The Bani Saud-led regime in the Arabian Peninsula (named “Saudi” Arabia in violation of the Prophetic Sunnah) does not have formal diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime established by Bani Isra’il in the other Holy Land stolen from its original inhabitants — the Palestinians. That, however, is no bar to close relations between the two illegitimate entities. These relations even extend to personal and family ties. For instance, when Arial Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister died in January 2014 after remaining in a coma for nearly eight years, then Saudi King Abdullah sent a personal message of condolence to his family and the Israeli people. Sharon was a war criminal and won notoriety for killing tens of thousands of Palestinian men, women and children during his long torturous tenure as general as well as prime minister. Would anyone ever consider sending a message of condolence on the death of Adolf Hitler? And is there any record of Abdullah sending any condolence message to the hundreds of thousands of victims of Zionist or American aggression worldwide?
Beyond personal relations, their policies, that are closely coordinated, have caused havoc in the Muslim East. Throughout the 1980s (1980–1988) the US, Bani Saud and Bani Isra’il aided, abetted and financed the war unleashed by the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The US provided the Iraqi tyrant intelligence information, material to make chemical and biological weapons as well as political and diplomatic support. Bani Saud financed the war against Islamic Iran to the tune of $100 billion. The net result was the destruction of much of Iran’s infrastructure as well as the death of millions of people in both countries.
Two decades later, Bani Saud joined their American-Zionist masters in destroying Iraq and hoped to do the same in Syria, Lebanon and a host of other countries including the Islamic Republic of Iran. Even after unleashing the monstrous al-Qaeda and ISIS (the takfiris) terrorists, Bani Saud has not had much success. They and their imperialist and Zionist masters take great pleasure in killing innocent Muslims. Their latest assault on Yemen has only resulted in the killing of innocent civilians and the destruction of much of the infrastructure of the Arab world’s poorest country.
One is constrained to ask: how many planes, tanks or guns has Bani Saud provided to the oppressed Palestinians to shake off the evil occupation of Bani Isra’il that they are so keen to use against the dirt-poor Yemenis or the people of Iraq and Syria? There has never been any support that Bani Saud has extended to oppressed people anywhere. Their record of treachery against and betrayal of Muslims is ingrained in their psyche and runs in their blood. They were the product of British intrigue to serve colonial interests and they have continued to perform this function ever since. Pity the poor Muslims that fall for the vile propaganda that Bani Saud are “Custodians of the Two Holy Masjids.” They have done everything in their power to destroy Islamic heritage sites and replace them with Western-style monstrosities of concrete and steel.
It is important to understand the relationship between Bani Saud, the US and Bani Isra’il. It is not a relationship of equals; it can never be. Bani Saud are slaves; they do what their American and Zionist masters tell them. Their enormous oil wealth, estimated at more than $1 trillion is placed at the disposal of the US and Bani Isra’il. In fact, for Bani Saud it is like an insurance policy to keep the warmongers in Washington and Tel Aviv happy so that they would not throw the kings of Arabia out of power. Bani Saud deposit the country’s oil wealth into US banks; the US uses this to manufacture weapons and develop its own society while the vast majority of people in the Arabian Peninsula continue to suffer poverty and lack of employment opportunities. Bani Isra’il also rake in billions of dollars from the US to continue to enrich themselves as well as get weapons to keep the Palestinians under bondage. Thus, the hierarchy in this relationship is as follows: Bani Isra’il sits on top, the US in the middle while Bani Saud dredges the bottom of this pyramid of evil.
Can there be any doubt that Bani Saud are the enemies of Islam and Muslims?