Divide in the Muslim world (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

Today, any Arab Muslim country with the potential to develop its human resources is a victim of engineered internal strife, divided across sectarian or tribal lines. Iraq, Libya and Syria ruled by comparatively moderate regimes with hopes and ambitions of Arab solidarity stand destroyed through intrigue with only one objective in mind, which is to strengthen the Zionist hold over the Middle East. The vacuum created has been filled by the Islamic State.
enjamin Netanyahu, while addressing the US Congress, has very clearly stated that the “friend of our enemy is also our enemy”. This should awaken Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, etc. to the bitter fate that awaits them. This is no time for the Muslim world to be divided on sectarian grounds, but to be united on common grounds and long-term national interests. Every country has the right to exist within defined borders. Is it a coincidence that Israel and the Saudi monarchy have both embarked on an offensive to isolate Iran economically and militarily, and deprive it of the right to develop its nuclear capability for peaceful use, when Israel alone in the Middle East possesses a huge stockpile of nuclear weapons and missile technology to deliver them, with unmatched conventional weapons superiority in both quantity and also in terms of quantity. No religion, including the Jewish faith, justifies annihilation of unarmed civilians in Gaza, or the occupation of Arab land through pre-emptive attacks justifying them as anticipatory self-defence. But it is the Zionist mindset of Israel’s rulers like Moshe Dayan and Netanyahu, who aspire to adopt a Nazi role with the mission of expanding borders.
Malik Tariq Ali
Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2015.
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