America is violating democratic principles in relation to the Muslim world. Even if it is contrary to the will of the people, the United State props up secular autocratic governments on the basis that they are relatively more progressive. America seeks to promote the liberal forces and to undermine the Islamist forces. More importantly, Western powers have gained extraordinary military might which is influencing and dominating the Muslim world as a result it accommodates the secular autocrats. It is infused in the US policies to support Israel and to make it mini super power in the Middle East. In 1990’s, as President Bush waged a war of words with Saddam Hussain and demonized him, he termed his efforts as an attempt to establish a NEW WORLD ORDER. Initially, it was welcomed by all eastern European countries but slowly and gradually it was revealed that the main objective behind the New World Order was to re-establish hegemony in the region and promote conditions of “what we say goes “in the Gulf.
During the transition phase, democracy becomes hard, time-consuming, and even risky which increases the chances of instability in the country. The difficulties of democratization are particularly well dramatized in Afghanistan, where four elections in last ten years have not contributed in its stability. Question arises whether security and stability are more important than the democratization in Middle East. The challenges faced by the Libyans are internal security and stability/prosperity for which they have approached the US. The think tank of US has intelligently cashed the situation in their favor by promoting democratic Govt which was the sole aim.
Syrian civil war is a result of American policies and their secretively support to anti Govt elements and not by the Syrian Govt itself. Moreover, NO heat has been given to the Russian proposals of inter-Syrian dialog. Syria, the “heart of the Arab world”, is under political turmoil and unrest. Moreover, the prevailing situation in Syria can influence in destabilization of other Arab countries. Syria’s importance is directly linked with Israel, so he crafted a spoiler’s foreign policy in part by nurturing both Hezbollah and Hamas although Israeli missteps had much to do with the emergence of both and employed them to fashion a “rejection bloc” that included Iran. A strong and secure Israel is in the national security interest of the United States simply because they share strategic interests and United States wants Israel to use against Muslim world, while, on the other hand, Israel wants its protection and security with this co-operation. America is trying to destabilize Syria with the help of Israel. On January 30th, 2013 Israeli war planes bombed Syrian military research center. The US supported this Israeli raid as Israel’s alleged “right to protect itself”. Israel’s latest attack on Syria could serve as the beginning of a far wider war which could include Iran also.
The ideological force of Islam, with its potential to become a politico-economic force, is the only remaining obstacle in the way of the Zionist Jewry. That is why the Muslim People and the Muslim Countries are its main targets. And the Christian Zionists believe that the states of Israel must be protected at all costs as that is the place where the final war with the Anti-Christ, Armageddon, will take place.
In “present oppressive world order”, powers’ ambitions and goals are pursued either through deceits or force. Iran is under threat of military action from ‘Zionists’, such techniques are used to force nations for their submission. A campaign is now launched to obtain a worldwide boycott of its oil exports. The option of an outright military strike against Iran and Syria has been frenziedly promoted by Israel, itself a nuclear power, though undeclared. Israel is the world’s largest exporter of drones and drone technology. Moreover, the ongoing US drone attacks under the banner of the “Global War on Terrorism” are part of that great game.
Why have I kept silent, silent for too long
over what is openly played out
in war games at the end of which we
the survivors are at best footnotes.
Israel’s intention is to prevent Pakistan military forces from providing the assistance of Arab Muslim countries if Israel attacks or tries to change the geography of the Muslim world. Moreover, Indians have joined hands with Israel in the evil game against Pakistan.
Pakistan is the fifth largest nuclear arsenal in the world due to which US has great interest in the South Asian region. Pakistan has cordial relations with the central Asian Islamic Countries and also provides them the nearest sea route at Gwadar which has been developed to provide transit facilities to other land locked countries. Besides this, Gwadar has a strategic importance as it is on the mouth of Straits of Hormuz where 30 % of the world’s daily oil supply moves by ship or pipeline. It is difficult for the Americans to digest the strategic importance of Gwadar sea port and China’s intervention in it. In the future, Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean areas will be in the eyes of US policy makers and their end will be the Gwadar Port.
Due to ongoing war in Afghanistan, US’ interest in Pakistan has largely increased which has brought both the countries closer to each other temporarily. It is pertinent to see that for how long this friendship lasts. Pakistan’s problems of gas, electricity, trade etc and Kashmir issue has not been addressed by US despite being the front line ally in the war against terrorism. On the other hand, America is playing dual role in the south Asia having inclination towards India.
To achieve their goals, Americans are propagating a false image of Pakistan as a failed and corrupt nation by ensuring that it is edging towards civil war. The sole aim behind this propaganda is to politically destabilize Pakistan and to create an atmosphere of unrest and anarchy. And ultimate aim is to cape Pakistan’s nuclear weapon program with the view to prevent these weapons falling into the hands of Taliban. Now the presence of US in the region is threatening Iran’s nuclear program and China which has all the qualities to change the world into bipolar again.
Today the challenge is greater as more wars are coming in the Muslim lands and its leadership is under threat. Though there is need for new Muslim order which should be fair and equality be prevailed in the eyes of the law; but it is not digestible to anti-Muslim sentiments states.
There is dire need to form a united Islamic security block which should have coherence in the policies for the defense of their honor, glory and existence. The countries of OIC should take a responsible approach to counter threats which is not just for one nation but to the entire Ummah.
Muslims need Islamization on modern lines which should follow noble teachings of the holy Qur’an and the Islamic Sharia (law).
Foreign invasion becomes easy in those countries where ideology and moral values become weak. Awareness is important among the people to differentiate between right and wrong and to prevent them from being seduced by the foreign invasion.
By: Mrs. Aisha Noor. She is Columnist and English language teacher. Currently she is living in Quetta, Baluchistan.