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|Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/14/02 at 14:54:41|
The following is an articel by Mr.Roedad Khan in the DAWN newspaper of 13th January 2002. Mr.Khan was the former civil servant in the Government of Pakistan.
One cannot just understand how low Pervaiz Mushrraf has gone down in his appeasement of U.S. What excuse would he give to the Creator? That Pakistan comes first and then the rest? Astagfarullah.
The tragedy of Ambassador Zaeef By Roedad Khan
Islamabad can be quite boring and unexciting if you are not fond of the outdoors. Today is like yesterday, and tomorrow will be like today. Winter in Islamabad has never been lovelier. The skies are cloudless. There has been no rain for weeks. You can see people sunning themselves on their terraces. Crowds flocked this morning to an art exhibition. How carefree and light-hearted everyone in this beautiful capital seems to be. How far are we from the brink of war? Is war unavoidable? How can it be averted? What price we are required to pay to escape the war? Will the slowly-gathered, long pent-up fury of the storm break upon us? These are some of the questions agitating the minds of the people in this city. Nobody knows the answers. I always enjoy a mind-cleansing early morning walk seven days a week in the Margalla Hill. At the crack of dawn, when residents of the posh E-7 Sector are fast asleep, I encounter an old Afghan known here as "garbage man". His work begins early morning, on a bicycle, collecting garbage rejected by the wild boars. He sifts through it, selects bits of plastic, cloth and other items suitable for recycling. He is deaf and dumb, but he has character and he holds his head high. He salutes but does not cringe. When I see these old Afghans, I love the geography of their faces. They have faces that look like mountains and I love these mountains being free. They may be conquered by a superior force, but they will not capitulate. My first direct exposure to the tragedy of Afghanistan was after the Soviet withdrawal on January 20, 1988. Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the veteran 'Red Shirt' leader and freedom-fighter had died after a protracted illness. In accordance with his wishes, his body was to be buried in Jalalabad. Along with thousands of his admirers, I joined the cortege at Peshawar. On arrival at Jalalabad, all hell broke loose when a series of bomb explosions occurred all around us and in the parking lot near the burial site. I was thrown off my feet on to the ground but luckily escaped unhurt. When I looked around, I saw dead bodies scattered all over the fields. Scores of injured persons, bleeding profusely, their limbs blown off, were crying for help. In a state of shock, I ran across the fields to the burial site and contacted the Afghan authorities. Doctor Najeebullah, the Afghan President, was delivering the funeral oration. I suddenly realized that my compatriots had left for Peshawar, leaving me alone with the dead and the injured. I spent the night at a hotel as a guest of the Afghan government. Next morning, we left for Peshawar in a convoy of vehicles carrying the dead and the injured. As we approached the Pak-Afghan border, nothing gave me greater pleasure than to see the Pakistan flag flattering in the breeze atop our check-post at Torkham. This was my closest brush with death and also my closest encounter with the traumatic events in Afghanistan. The Soviet Union is dead and gone but Afghans continue to suffer. They are now being subjected to cluster, penetration and carpet bombing by the United States, their erstwhile friend and ally, resulting in the killing of thousands of innocent civilians. Once America was a haven of refuge for all the tired, all the poor, all the huddled masses of the world. This is no longer the case. America has lost its past glory along with all its core values that made it great - the spirit of Appomattox (where Lee surrendered) - when enemies were not hanged, they were saluted; they were not jailed, they were honoured - it set American history apart from most other nations, where the wounds of strife did not heal for decades. Today, it has a president who has American troops on foreign soil; who is facing an enemy he doesn't even know; who wants to be re-elected; who is not an expert on foreign affairs and is dependent on his advisors; who finds it easy to send America's finest young men and women into battle in a totally unjustified war against poor, hungry, starving, defenceless Afghans, none of whom were involved in the Sept 11 tragedy. They are killed like chakors. And the human wreckage left behind in Kabul, Kandahar, Jalalabad and across Afghanistan - young and old, little children, men and women, without legs, or arms or faces or hopes. It does not take any courage at all for an American president, a congressman or a senator to wrap himself in the flag and say they will continue to bomb Afghanistan and kill people, guilty or not, because we will it so and because it is not their blood that is being shed. The need for decisive victory in Afghanistan and the capture of Osama bin Laden haunts President Bush as the king's ghost of Elsinore haunted Hamlet. At some future time, there might be someone capable of writing about the suffering of the Afghans without his hand shaking uncontrollably or his notepaper becoming wet with tears. But that person will not be me. Today, we are a coalition partner with America in the war against terrorism, whatever that means. Under pressure from Washington, we helped America topple the Taliban government and are assisting them with intelligence to capture Osama. Americans have been allowed the use of our bases for military operations in Afghanistan. What are its implications and what do we hope to get out of it? George Washington highlighted the dangers inherent in an unequal relationship between a very strong nation and a weak nation and the folly of a weak nation succumbing to the belief that "real favours would flow to it from the strong partner: it is folly in a weak nation to look for disinterested favours from a stronger nation...it must pay with a portion of its independence and its sovereignty for whatever it may accept under that arrangement." No truer words have been spoken on the subject. This is exactly what is happening in Pakistan today. Zaeef, the last Taliban Ambassador in Pakistan, who had applied for asylum before being taken into custody by our secret services, was picked up from his residence in Islamabad and forcefully repatriated to Kandahar in a US C-130 aircraft from Peshawar. I met Ambassador Zaeef twice at his spartan residence to deliver a truckload of blankets, warm clothing and a consignment of medicines for onward dispatch to Afghanistan. The bespectacled 34-year old, soft-spoken Pakhtoon ambassador offered me green tea. He became famous as the Taliban's principle voice to the outside world. This was his only crime for which he may have to pay the ultimate price. I say it with a heavy heart and deep anguish that the day we arrested him and handed him over to his enemies will go down in our history as a day of infamy. The world will never see or hear from Ambassador Zaeef again. All self-respecting Pakistanis must hang their heads in shame for our role in this shameful act, unprecedented in the history of diplomacy and international relations. This, of course, is not the end of our humiliation - only the beginning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us in the days to come. Better far that the last of the Pakistanis should fall fighting and finis be written to our history than to be a colony once again and linger on as vassals. God help us and have mercy on us! Last night I wept in my dreams. This morning, I awoke with my eyes overflowing with tears. I go for long walks with Wordsworthian enthusiasm, wander about the Margalla Hill, enjoying nature's richness and its luxurious fecundity. In solitude among nature's works and away from the selfishness of man, I seek communion with nature and a place to lose myself - a curious compulsion to narcotize myself. All these years, I had gone the way of the commissar. I need a yogi as an alter-ego.
|Re: Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/14/02 at 15:05:39|
<All self-respecting Pakistanis must hang their heads in shame for our role in this shameful act, unprecedented in the history of diplomacy and international relations. This, of course, is not the end of our humiliation - only the beginning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us in the days to come.>
This bit is awesome.
|Re: Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/14/02 at 16:25:58|
Brothers from the UK, how credible is the organization Al-Muhajiroun? Below is the text of a recent e-mail:
"MUSHARRAF’S SPEECH OR BUSH FOOTNOTES?
Pervez Musharraf’s speech comes as no surprise for Muslims and Islamic Movements worldwide. We are already familiar with this traitor’s acts of apostasy through his cowardly compliance in the massacre of thousands of innocent Muslim men, women and children in neighbouring Afghanistan. Musharraf’s fresh attack of the Mujahideen defending the sanctity of Muslim life, honour and property being violated in Kashmir, is therefore just another chapter in his war against Allah and his Messenger as are his attempts to complete the political, cultural and economic dream of globalisation for the US led capitalist camp.
The comments of Musharraf will not dampen the resolve of the Mujahideen, for Muslims believe that the liberation of Kashmir, Chechnya, Palestine and Afghanistan by Jihaad is a divine duty and inevitable, if not in our generation then in the generation of our children, and any amount of rhetoric from Musharraf will not alter this. However, Allah (SWT) informs us about how oppressors, such as Musharraf, will bear witness against themselves in this life and in the next:
“…They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." It was the life of this world that deceived them. So against themselves will they bear witness that they rejected faith…” [EMQ 6:130]
And: “…Is he then to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring so that he looks upon it as good (equal to one who is rightly guided)? For Allah leaves to stray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. So let not thy soul go out in (vainly) sighing after them: for Allah knows well all that they do!” [EMQ 35:8]
Muslims have witnessed their mosques being run by illiterate Imaams for a long time. However they have always balanced this through the Islamic movements culturing the Masses through their non-governmental schools and by delivering sermons from their pulpits. Musharraf’s call for reformation of religious schools and Imaams is designed to halt even this avenue for the Muslims in order to complete their secularism by forcing upon the Muslims Imaams educated with profane Western culture. Already law in the US, UK, France and in Britain, the latest crusade against Islam is being fought over control of the houses of Allah to ensure that neither the puppets in Muslim countries nor their governments are attacked in the mosques. Verily for the project of capitalist globalisation to succeed economically, politically and culturally there must be economic, political, and cultural development in the Muslim world. Hence, previously witnessed in Egypt and in Syria, we now find that Bahrain, the Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Pakistan have been openly requested by the US to reform their own national curriculum, even Mr Musharraf’s speech was in English (despite the majority of people in Pakistan being non-English speakers), we wonder whether he had have enough time to translate Bush’s speech into urdu?!
Praise be to Allah (SWT), who has exposed this oppressor before our very eyes! Musharraf is clearly another in a long line of tyrant leaders in Pakistan who has no intention of implementing the Shari’ah, who has sold out the Muslims of Kashmir and who has submitted to the wishes of his Western masters. A loathsome Prime Minister not willing to lift a finger to defend Muslim women being gang raped by Hindu soldiers in Kashmir. An incompetent, going to the sadistic US and UN with his begging bowl, in order to enter more prohibited usurious transactions and cripple the economy of Pakistan further. A Pharaoh of this new Millennium.
Musharraf supposedly took power in Pakistan in order to eradicate the corruption and treachery of his predecessor Nawaz Shareef, but he has himself betrayed the Muslims. The Messenger Muhammad (saw) fought the enemies of the Muslims in his time even though he was heavily outnumbered and lacked the sophistication of the enemies’ weaponry. In contrast Pakistan has the seventh largest army in the world and is one of a handful of countries with nuclear capabilities. The only thing preventing Musharraf from defending Muslims is therefore his total lack of Imaan (belief) and Tawakkul (reliance) in Allah (SWT).
O Muslims, Musharraf has renounced Allah (SWT), his Messenger Muhammad (saw) and the Muslims through his apostasy. It is now the responsibility of the Ummah to remove him from power and to implement capital punishment upon him for his crimes. How many more acts of treason must we suffer from the Murtad Musharraf before we act? How many more innocent Muslims must suffer before we declare full scale Jihaad for the sake of Allah (SWT)?
O Muslim armies, Be the protectors of the faithful and raise the banner of Jihaad to stop the slaughter of Muslim men, women and children once and for all. We call upon you to fulfil the role of the Ansaar, who orchestrated a coup in Yathrib to establish the first Islamic State. Be the ones to fulfil the prophecy of the Messenger Muhammad (saw) and establish the Khilafah again.
We all know the ruling on declaring takfir without clear evidence, and since none of us is a scholar we should refrain from doing so. However, it is safe to say that Musharraf is a secular nationalist concerned only with what is good for Pakistan and obeying his masters Bush, Powell, and Rumsfeld. He will be responsible before Allah for whatever calamity befalls Pakistan in his condition as ruler.
|Re: Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/15/02 at 03:23:52|
I dont see what was wrong with that email from Al-muhaajiroon. Most of what they said was true.
|Re: Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/15/02 at 18:48:12|
Al-Muhajiroun aside, is this accurate?
[quote]We call upon you to fulfil the role of the Ansaar, who orchestrated a coup in Yathrib to establish the first Islamic State. [/quote]
|Re: Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/15/02 at 22:19:54|
It might not be accurate in the modern sense of the word "coup" (to overthrow one existing government or leader and replace it with another). But if we look at the jahiliyya system of government, it was based on the will of the strongest tribe. Along came the Prophet [saw] and he established a government based on justice and equality. So I don't think the Ansaar orchestrated a "coup" and overthrew the tribal system, rather the people of Madina submitted to the rule of the Prophet [saw] and Allah knows best.
|Re: Treachery of Pakistan|
|01/16/02 at 04:41:29|
I re-read this part of the seerah last night, and in no way did it sound like a coup. It began during the Hajj season when 8 Madinites too the shahadah at the hands of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. They then went back and gave da'wa, returning with around 80 people the next year. After the pledges of Aqabah they assured him that if he came to Medina they would accept him as their leader and protect him - and remember these included people from both (tribes) Aws & Khazraj.
The acceptance of the Prophet Muhammad as the leader pre-empted the electing of Abdullah ibn Ubai ibn Salul as the leader of all of Madina (in an attempt to bring peace between the two tribes who were constantly at odds with each other).. but to describe this process as a coup is incorrect.
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