An Open Letter to Governments and People of Muslim Countries

An Open Letter to Governments and People of

Muslim Countries

 

Brigadier (Retd.) Dr. Ahsan ur Rahman Khan

(India’s HindutvaRSS/BJP government’s state sponsored anti-Muslim Genocide. Hindu Terrorists beating an Indian Muslim Mohammad Zubair in the street in Indian capital Delhi with sticks and metal rods. Blood flowing from his head spattering his clothes. Photo courtesy Reuters, published by Gulf News dated 27 February 2020 https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/mob-attack-on-muslim-man-in-indias-capital-captured-in-dramatic-photograph-1.1582808095107?slide=1).  

 

I am an officer of Pakistan Army; post graduate of Army; war veteran; retired in 1995 due heart ailment; post-retirement PhD; Post-retirement visiting teaching (social sciences) faculty of universities; keen student of history and current affairs; and a research-analyst.

I am writing to you to fulfill my obligation ordained in Quran and Sunnah, to draw your attention to the saddening apathy of most of the Muslim countries in remaining silent about the extreme oppression and genocide of Muslims around the world for so many decades now.

You all know what degree of widespread and extremely brutal anti-Muslim human and material devastation has been/still being wreaked by US since it became the sole global super power and its allied European powers, on the false pretexts like war on terror, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq again, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, etc. That war devastation, according well-acknowledged facts, has cost the Muslims over a million deaths, tens of millions wounded and maimed. Besides that, 21 million refugees of these Muslim countries have been displaced due to these wars. And, those of such refugees who migrated to Europe are now being targeted by the Christian Terrorists (White Supremacists, Far Right, Neo Nazi, etc.). In all this anti-Muslim devastation, US governments (Democrats and Republican alike) have taken the lead role.

And most of the Muslim countries remained silent spectators.

You all also know about the continuing extremely inhuman brutalities of the successive Israeli governments against the Palestinian Muslims. Those Israeli brutalities include keeping the Palestinians under siege denying them all civic facilities, forcefully occupying their lands for new Jewish settlements thus changing the demography, killing them at will, using pallet guns to blind even the children, and even such horrendous acts like shooting a Muslim Palestinian dead and then carrying his dead body hanging with the blade of a bulldozer in view of other Palestinians, as shown in the photo below:-

(https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk01R8X0jhDXF0MhWWn1sy8Ird2W-eA:1582922285657&q=Outrage+over+Israeli+Army+Video+-+Photo&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjxt6yEjfXnAhXtyYUKHTBdDuwQ420oCnoECAkQGA&biw=1280&bih=881)

In this case again the US governments (Democrats and Republican alike) along with allied European powers have been the strong supporters of Israeli governments. And the current US President Donald Trump has turned out to be the most ardent supporter of Israeli government’s anti-Palestinian-Muslims’ devastation. In fact by now Donald Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu are well-acknowledged to be the closest partners in the anti-Muslim brutal scheming.

Most of the Muslim countries again remain silent spectators.

As if that was not enough the Indian PM Narendara Modi the anti-Muslim pal of Trump and Netanyahu also joined in; thus forming the anti-Muslim trio of Modi-Trump-Netanyahu. In RSS/BJP government Modi is a life member of India’s extremist racist party RSS which has since its inception been the torchbearer of the Hindu extremist and militant religious-racial philosophy Hindutva, which was based upon the extremist and militant religious-racial philosophy of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party. It is also obvious without a shade of doubt that Modi had beforehand sought the tacit approval of US and its close European allied powers for his action of militarily annexing the Muslim majority disputed state of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in stark disobedience of the existing resolutions of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Besides that media reports have also indicated that Netanyahu’s Israeli government has also assisted Modi in executing Modi’s action of militarily annexing IOK; no wonder therefore that most of the aforementioned Israeli techniques of brutalising the Palestinian Muslims to force them into subjugation are also part of Modi government’s system of brutalising the besieged IOK Muslims.

In the case of IOK Muslims, it is now almost seven months that Modi’s RSS/BJP government has kept IOK Muslims completely locked out under continuous curfew and complete blockade of all means of communication; as also meting out extreme inhuman brutalities to the majority Muslim population of IOK through extra-judicial killings, blinding even children with pallet guns, night raids in their houses to torture/arrest thousands of boys and men, and raping women, also denying them access to medical and food facilities, etc.

In this case Pakistani PM Imran Khan assisted by the military leadership of Pakistan took the initiative through politico-military diplomacy to internationalise the dormant Kashmir Dispute issue and succeeded. In that effort Pakistan was assisted a great deal by China and two Muslim countries Turkey and Malaysia. UNSC session was thus held after about 50 years to discuss the issue. Due to the efforts of Pakistan, China, Turkey and Malaysia, international media also paid attention to Indian extremely inhuman anti-Muslim brutalities. However as expected the reaction of US and its allied European powers, who virtually dictate UNO/UNSC decisions, remained limited only to showing concern, or issuing statements (like the one Trump gave in India very obviously for public consumption only); thereby tacitly giving a signal to Modi to go ahead. And surely Modi’s fascist government is showing all intentions to continue with its Muslim genocide in IOK, happily riding the wave ofthe support of these powers in the international arena.  

It is worth mentioning that out of the Muslim Countries the actually meaningfulstrong support to Pakistan against Indian action in IOK was given only by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey and PM Mahathir Mohammad of Malaysia; that is why people of Pakistan and IOK hold them and the people of Turkey and Malaysia in such high esteem, besides President Xi Jinping and people of China.

But most of the other Muslim countries are still showing saddeningly apathetic response to these grave anti-Muslim brutalities by India at the most, merely issuing a statement of concern’. The only probable reason for that attitude of theirs is their unwillingness to stand against India. Obviously, many of those Muslim countries, which have some weightage in international arena, prefer to save their interest in India including such interests like their strategic partnership, major trade relations, FDI interests etc.

And by now the thus emboldened Modi’s government has gone a step further by commencing Muslim genocide in India itself through state-sponsored anti-Muslim riots, employing RSS Hindu Terrorists under police protection for killing Indian Muslims, looting and burning their houses and shops, desecrating their mosques and holy places and even forcing them to convert to Hindu religion (the title photo of this letter shows just one of those acts).  

Again, out of the Muslim countries, only President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey and PM Mahathir Mohammad of Malaysia are prepared to assist Pakistan in any action that Pakistan takes to help IOK and Indian Muslims in getting rid of the Modi government’s atrocities.

As for those Muslim countries which are still apathetically silent on these Indian anti-Muslim atrocities and genocide, I wish to remind the governments and people of those countries certain injunctions of Quran.  

I wish to draw the attention of the governments and people of such countries to the fact that when Muslim men, women and children in IOK and India are being so inhumanly oppressed, tortured, dishonoured and subjected to genocide, then by not standing against the oppressor is a flagrant disobedience of the clear commandment of Allah (SWT) as given in the following Ayah 75, Surah Nisa of Quran:-

(Translation: And why should you not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who being weak are ill-treated (and oppressed) – men, women and children whose cry is: Our Rabb (Lord) rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help). (https://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/quran/00410.htm)

In this context it may be apt to clarify that it is up to the Ulma-e-Deen (highest statured scholars of Quran and Sunnah) with Hikmah(wisdom) to decide as to in what mode this fight to relieve the oppressed IOK and Indian Muslims be undertaken keeping in view the current ground realities in the mode of military fight, economic fight, some other strong measures causing unbearable damage to the oppressor (Modi government), etc.

However, in any case it is binding on the Muslim countries to unite for forceful action against the Oppressor Modi government to get the IOK and Indian Muslims relieved from the current oppression. Those of the Muslim countries who have such interests with India like their strategic partnership, major trade relations, FDI interest, etc have to cut such relations immediately. Those of the Muslim countries which do not so unite and act should refer to the consequential commandment of Allah (SWT) as given in the following Ayah 113, Surah Hūd in Quran:-

(Translation: And incline not to those who do zulm(wrong), or the Fire will seize you; and you have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall you be helped). (https://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/quran/01110.htm)

Brigadier (Retd.) Dr. Ahsan ur Rahman

Brigadier (Retd.) Dr. Ahsan ur Rahman Khan is a retired officer of Pakistan Army; a graduate of Command & Staff College and a post-graduate of National Defence College; with Command, General Staff, and rich battlefields experience of war; had to retire due to heart ailment; a post-retirement PhD from University of Peshawar, with the thesis relating to Afghanistan; a published free-lance research/analyst; chose to be a post-retirement teacher; lectured in Social Sciences in the universities of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi for about 11 years; and now house-bound due to health reason, retaining his passion for research/analysis.

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