Sami Jamil Jadallah
On the happy occasion of Eid El-Fitr Al-Seed, and the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan want to wish all of you a Happy and Blessed Eid. The month of Ramadan is a month of fasting, a month of worship and reading of the Holy Quran. A month were people come closer to God/Allah seeking forgiveness for past sins and seeking guidance for the future.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is also a month were feuds and trespasses are forgiven and were people of good will reach out to and embrace each others.
Too bad the criminals and terrorists of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq turned this Holy Month of Ramadan to a month of cold blooded murder, committing acts of terrors against innocent people in mosques, in markets, in public squares.
I never know what kind of a Muslim is someone who strap an explosive belt around his waist, goes to the mosque and detonate himself killing himself and others?
I never know what kind of Muslims are those who recruit such persons bumped them with hate, anger, misguided believes and send them to kill themselves and others?
I never know what kind of people are these who commit acts of cold-blooded murder in the name of Allah and in the name of Islam? While not one qualified to say who is a “believer” or not, however if “Heaven” is full of these people, then I am sure hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world including this one, will be willing to forfeit their rights and hope in this “Heaven” full of cold blooded murderers and criminals.
Jihadists and Alqaeda any where they are never served Islam and in Afghanistan they served American imperialism that recruited them, trained them, funded them and once the invading Soviets were defeated sent them to the home countries to engage in acts of terrorism killing more Muslims on the way to “Heaven”.
Let us keep in mind, modern day Jihad was invented by non others than the American Jewish Zionists and Christian Evangelicals NeoCons of the Reagan Administration and these Jihadists are the true partners with the enemy of Islam and Muslims, and true partners with Jewish Zionists and Evangelical Christians serving the same purpose and mission.
Let us not fool ourselves with the rhetoric of these “Salafis and Jihadists” they are the one serving the enemy of God/Allah and mankind. We saw what these regimes did in Iraq, in Nasser’s Egypt, in Algeria, in Syria, in Yemen. Certainly we know what the regimes who claimed Sharia as there guiding principles did in Sudan, in Iran and in Pakistan. More than ever the New Arab world needs a civil society, were equality, rule of law and the people are the source of power and legistlation, without giving up the core value of the true faith be it Islam or Christianity.
As we all celebrate the fall and demise of clepto-dicatators, the fall of regimes like those of Bin Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Muamar Gaddafi we continue to hope and pray for the quick demise and fall of criminal regimes in Syria, in Yemen, not to mention the PLO regime of Ramallah and more to come.
We want to extend our congratulations to the people of Tunisia, to the people of Egypt and the brave and determined people of Libya who paid such a high price for their liberation and freedom.
The true test of people and nations is not only in how they achieved their freedom, the true test is how they manage their new found freedom and how they build a new nation and institutions were social justice, equality, civil rights and basic freedoms of worship, believe, assembly and speech are guaranteed and were the governments becomes the servant of the people not its master?
We hope the people of Tunisia, of Egypt and of Libya set the stage for a new parameters of freedoms, of liberty, accountability and transparency in the Arab world, and we hope they can build their own state with basis of equality and responsibility and move away from the empty rhetoric of “Arab nationalists” and hollow rhetoric’s of “Islamists” who claim “Islam is the Solution”.
Sami Jamil Jadallah is an international legal and business consultant and is the founder and director of Palestine Agency and Palestine Documentation Center www.palestineagency.com and founder and owner of several business in technology and services. Sami also runs an online website (Jefferson Corner). His articles are also featured on PalestineNote and Veterans Today.
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