This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
The world understands that this aggression is not to oust a dictator and install a democracy; rather it is an effort by the West to control Libya’s oil. Notwithstanding the severe criticism around the world, the US neither changes its policy nor rethinks on its acts. Washington finds it in its national interest to ignore such criticism and move ahead with its plans. Interestingly, majority of Muslim countries can be seen supporting the US in achievement of its objectives. Thus, the warning of ‘American danger’ on Islam by a few Muslim leaders automatically becomes superfluous.
In case of Libya too, the proposal for establishing a ‘no-fly zone’ was actively endorsed by the nations of the Arab League. Arab countries themselves paved the way for bombing of Libya by the foreign forces. And now, the UAE is hand-in-gloves with the coalition forces in occupation of Libya. Where is Clash of Civilisation, Islam Vs Christianity in this scene? The problem with despots like Saddam and Qadhafi is that suffering with the hangover of power, they forget Islam while crossing all limits of insanity. When they kill and suppress their own people, they don’t find it against Islam. At that time, they are symbolizing the cruel Yazid. But when confronted with impending fall in the form of the UN, America, UNSC or NATO, they find it convenient to invoke Islam, Jihad and Clash of Civilisation.
What should the Muslim nations do in order to overcome such pathetic situation? Firstly, all of them should honestly read the writing on the wall which is evident from the people’s rebellion against the despots in these nations. Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have been destroyed by the negative and destructive policies of Mullah Omar, Saddam and Qadhafi. The Muslim world should understand this truth. The Raison d’être for any foreign occupation of a country has always been its ruler. Oppression of own citizens, remaining stuck to power for the whole life and then transferring it to the son in a shameful show of nepotism, are all traits of the Yazidi rule. Such despots become victims of the West, esp. the US, when they fail to maintain cordial relations with Washington. After gauging the public mood, it becomes easier for the West to interfere in countries like Iraq and Libya. And as the last resort, these autocrats start crying foul.
Obama, in his address to the Muslim nations in Cairo, tried to put a full stop on the misconception of ‘Clash of Civilisation’ by starting his speech with Assalam Waleykum. But no visible progress has been made since. Though rebellions, revolutions and uprisings have been witnessed, the only reason being the dictators who are either cruel or indifferent to the people’s aspirations, either busy in consolidating their wealth or worried about transferring the power to their sons. In such circumstances, people’s anger is bound to erupt and it’s natural that foreign powers will lose no chance to exploit this anger.
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