by Muhammad H. al-'Asi (Special Reports, Crescent International Vol. 27, No. 7, Sha'ban, 1437)
The Israeli zionists have convinced themselves that their presence in Palestine is permanent. They have even managed to deceive world public opinion into believing this myth. The brainwashing that has gone into this effort is phenomenal.
There are even some fatigued Muslims who have bought into Israel as a permanent fixture of the Middle East. They parade themselves with fancy titles and impressive credentials. The media flash their images around the world and they do not tire of trying to convince any late- comer to 'the real world' with its 'shrewd pragmatists' that there is no use and nothing to be gained from opposing the zionist Israeli fait accompli. These Israelis in Muslim skin are packaged as journalists, news commentators, diplomats, professors, area specialists, researchers, politicians, and of course religious scholars and ulama.
They look at Israel from a military point of view and find it has the latest military technology and is working on developing new military programmes and objectives, and they conclude for the Muslim public that Israel is invincible. Then they turn around with another set of data and statistics and they find out for us that the Israelis are advanced in agriculture, industry, tourism, and business. Israel has penetrated the European and the American markets, they argue. Therefore, Israel is economically moneyed and thriving.
Then they come with yet another list of 'facts' about the coherence and the monolith of the Jewish people. They tell us that these Israeli Jews have worked for thousands of years to return to Zion. And if they disagree on one or the other issue, they will never disagree on their right to live, forever, in the land of Israel. And for good measure they throw in the Jewish peoples' resolve to have Jerusalem (al-Quds) as the united and 'eternal' capital of Israel.
To bolster their argument they tell us indefatigably that the Jews are politically as strong as ever because they are in virtual command and control of the American and Russian administrations; not to mention their political and foreign policy clout in the European continent. It is enough to have the Jews running the only superpower in the world, the US, to know that Israel is shielded, guarded, and protected from all political angles. All of this and much more is heard ad nauseam from local and international opinion moulders.
Little do these mouthpieces realize that they are contributing to an Islamic build-up and groundswell that will eventually erupt in a total and all-out liberation movement that will pluck this zionist forgery out of its historical gimmicks, its contemporary follies, and its future entrapments. Muslims expect this Israeli menace to become a contemporary Goliath. Listen to how the Qur'an brings down the pro-Israeli arguments above while, in essence, stating the very notion that are supposed to have us scared into recognizing Israel's illegal and unlawful existence:
'And We decreed through revelation to the children of Israel: ôTwice, indeed, will you spread corruption on earth and will indeed become grossly overbearing.ö Hence, when the prediction of the first of those two (period of iniquity) came true, We sent against you some of Our bondsmen of terrible prowess in war, and they wrought havoc throughout the land: and so the prediction was fulfilled.
And after a time We allowed you to prevail against them once again, and aided you with wealth and manpower, and made you more mobile (than ever). (And We said:) ôIf you persevere in doing good, you will but be doing good to yourselves; and if you do evil, it will be (done) to yourselves.ö And so, when the prediction of the second (period of your transgression) came true, (We raised new enemies against you, and allowed them) to disgrace you utterly, and to enter the Temple as (their predecessors) had entered it once before, and to destroy with utter destruction all that they had conquered.' (Qur'an - 17: 3-7)
The first 'eye-popper' in this ayat is the magnitude of Israeli corruption; they shall wreak havoc on a global scale. The trouble-making of the zionist political agenda is not confined to the Middle East. Israel is not a regional threat; it is not a local danger; it is a global risk that breeds instability because of its Jewish partisans around the world. The Qur'an speaks of two times in history when the children of Israel shall have this trans-continental potential and effects of destabilization and mischief.
Our reading of history - even though there are other opinions about this initial Israeli havoc-wreaking thrust - is the Israeli interest that extended in the inter-prophetic years from the time they seemingly managed to 'frame' Jesus, upon whom be peace, in a legal setup with the Roman authorities by which they intended to have him killed, crucified, or otherwise eliminated and the time they mobilized to turn back the tide of Muhammadi wave that flowed out of the Arabian Peninsula. In a casual and establishmentarian reading of history they 'succeeded' on both accounts.
They were instrumental in the Roman condemnation of Jesus to death and they were instrumental in the subversion of the universal Islamic political system that turned into a usurpation of power instead of a representative power. It took them nearly 2,000 years to tie in their first success (the anti-Christ agitation in Roman Palestine) and some 1,300 years after their twin effort of bringing down the Islamic system, to concoct their thief's State on the usurped land of Palestine.
This has ushered the children of Israel into their second worldwide role of corruption and instability. The Qur'an describes the status of the children of Israel in today's world with accuracy and precision: 'and you will indeed become grossly and incomparably unsurpassed.'
Who in the world can argue with these Qur'anic words and description? There is a convergence here between what the Qur'an is telling us and what the pundits and politicians are saying: the Jews, the Israelis, and the zionists have an unprecedented clout, control, and capacity. But the script does not end here. These children of Israel are setting themselves up with this disproportionate swing of power. This new-found power by the elders of zion after many centuries of ghettoes and slums in the diaspora is the reason why the Israelis have institutionalized a self-destructive course of aggression, ineptitude, and warfare.
The combined power of the worldwide zionist interest is causing the children of Israel to lose their hitherto common sense in their relationships with Muslims and Christians alike. The children of Israel who are currently intoxicated with military, political, and economic power privileges and prerogatives are no longer sober enough to know that their forceful presence in Palestine has throughout the years worked to militarize Palestinians; their physical occupation of surrounding Arab lands is working to militarize the adjacent Arab peoples; and their arrogant disregard for world public opinion is working to militarize the Muslims of the world for an eventful and prophesied combatant clash of the inevitable with these high and mighty Israelis.
No Muslim should be arguing about the physical strength of the Israeli military establishment. No Muslim should be quarreling with the Israeli clout around the world. No Muslim should be contesting the fact that the Israelis have secured a worldwide base of support on almost all levels from the Hollywood script to Holy word Scripture for the illegitimate, illegal, and unlawful State of zionist Israel. This is a fact predicted by the Qur'an and evidenced by the data and information so clear in the Yahudi stranglehold on the world when it comes to Israel.
And this is exactly where things should be: when Muslims do eventually lock horns with this Israeli atrocity, they will do so to prove that it is the intangible power of Allah that will destroy their tangible and much-celebrated power of their demonic state of mind and politics.
Little do they know but the Jewish worshippers of Israel who are publicly celebrating 50 years of a historical aberration are, by all the forces of history and divine decree, celebrating the coming of a day when they will have to come to terms with Islamic self-determination in the Holy Land area and beyond that into the expanses of Africa and Asia. The prophet of Allah, upon whom be peace, summed it up when he said: 'The final hour shall not commence until the Muslims engage Yahud in warfare. And the Muslims will deal the deathblow to Yahud. These Yahud will hide behind timber and boulder that will call out on Muslims: 'O Muslim there is a Yahudi in disguise, come and annihilate him.'
The writer is Imam, Washington Mosque, USA.