The decision of the Myanmar Government must be applauded and supported by the entire Asian continent inclusive of the Muslim populace. Following colonial rule territories that belonged to indigenous people were taken over, plundered and divided and rechristened as ‘nations’ by the white Christian West. Now using slogans of ‘humanitarian’ ‘righteous’ democracy they are redrawing those nations to create another new set of borders benefitting their ability to plunder again. Anyone used and trained in terror has no ethnic, no religious allegiance and all Asians must keep this in mind at all times and not empathize with them. All of the jihadists currently being used to create chaos in the Middle East & now steadily in Asia too are Islamic militants who are destroying valuable ancient Islamic/Muslim structures too. This is why jihadi terrorists need to be rejected by all of Asia as they are presently being unleashed to destroy Asia too.
Those watching the chaos in the Middle East are wise to take stock of some ground realities and the players involved. The UN is being used as a neo-colonial tool to roll out the necessary framework. The use of sepoy officers as UN investigators with prepared dossiers that facilitate western intervention is nothing new to be surprised about. Their role in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Africa, Yugoslavia, Kosovo, South Sudan are excellent examples that Asia must prepare in advance and identify the enemies.
It is in this context we must applaud the brave stand taken by Myanmar in refusing to allow sepoy UN investigators to come prying into the internal affairs of Myanmar knowing their task and objectives is nothing what they claim it to be.
The chaos is part of a project to create a New Middle East and now the West is pivoting to Asia to create a New Asia.
MAP OF THE NEW MIDDLE EAST
Let us not forget that sectarian divisions, ethnic tensions, internal violence have either been created or exploited by the West in all parts of the globe for their geopolitical advantage and all fall in line with the Anglo-American never-failing strategy and policy of ‘divide & rule & conquer’.
The same is likely to be rolled out in Asia too.
GlobalResearch editor says 6 out of these 7 countries (with the exception of Lebanon) identified by General Wesley Clark “to be taken out” are now the object of President Trump’s ban on Muslims’ entry to the US: Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Iran and Yemen.
That the US is arming Al Qaeda & ISIS groups has already been clearly established. In November 2015, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in the House Armed Services Committee led a bipartisan bill H.R. 4108 to stop the abuse of American taxpayer money in the CIA’s illegal arming and funding of al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria.
Look at what ISIS/ISIL/Al Qaeda groups have destroyed
- 28 historical religious buildings in Libya
- In June 2014, ISIL bulldozed the shrine of Fathi al-Ka’en
- 26 February 2015 ISIL blew up the 12th century Khudr Mosque in central Mosul (Iraq)
- 24 July 2014, the tomb and mosque of the prophet Jonah was destroyed with explosives
- March 2015, ISIL reportedly bulldozed to the ground the Hamou al-Qadu Mosque in Mosul, dating back to 1880
- ISIL also destroyed Sufi shrines near Tripoli, Libya
- In 2017, ISIL destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret.
Its not just Islamic sites but Christian sites too
- The Virgin Mary Church was destroyed with several improvised explosive devices in July 2014
- The Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir ez-Zor, Syria was blown up by ISIL militants on 21 September 2014.
- May 2014, ISIL members smashed a 3,000-year-old neo-Assyrian statue from Tel Ajaja and artefacts looted
- 5 April 2015, ISIL destroyed the Assyrian Christian Virgin Mary Church on Easter Sunday in the Syrian town of Tel Nasri.
- ISIL has burned or stolen collections of books and papers from various locations, including the Central Library of Mosul (which they rigged with explosives and burned down),
From the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha, to the many destructions of Buddhist artefacts, Buddhist temples across Asia, the jihadi damage is nothing that all of Asia should take lightly.
ISIS is the enemy of Judaism, Christianity, Yazidism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, atheism and all others who oppose its evil and barbaric agenda. ISIS killed far more Muslims than non-Muslims
Asia as a continent has a population of over 4.4 billion accounting for 56% of the world population. The combined population of both China and India are estimated to be over 2.6 billion people. Almost 62% of the world’s Muslim population live in the Asia/Pacific region, compared with only 20% in the Middle East and North Africa. Islam adherents in Asia are said to be 1billion. Hindus are said to number 1.1billion while with China officially endorsing Buddhism the number of Buddhists in Asia has reached 1.6billion with Christian denominations accounting for 287million.
Asian population in 1870 was 744m and became 1.4billion in 1950 and is expected to be 4.7billion by 2020.
Muslims in Asia increased from 18% in 1870 to 23% in 1950 and likely to be 31% by 2020. (more than 1% per decade) Since 1970s the Muslim growth is about 15% to 30% higher than the continents growth and explains the 1% point increase each decade.
The issues lie in the reciprocity factor and is the core reason why there is growing antagonism against Muslims by non-Muslims which is much food for thought for Muslims.
None of the Majority-Muslim countries which openly and clearly demarcate their nations as being Islamic and allowing only Islamic rules to prevail, offer no freedoms and rights to non-Islamic religions. They offer no reciprocity.No Muslims in non-Muslim countries even make any representations to these majority Muslim countries to reciprocate by offering to non-Muslims what Muslims enjoy in non-Muslim countries.
However, in non-Muslim countries the Muslim populace demand rights virtually on par with or equal to the culture on which those countries have been built & nurtured. This is the case facing Myanmar and across Asia of late as well as in Europe. The sentiments felt by non-Majority Muslim nations across Asia is exactly the same that white Europeans are now feeling in Europe which have led to the rise in issues. Non-Muslims are now questioning why Muslims should be given every demand when non-Muslims demands are not even entertained in Muslim-majority countries.
The instances where issues emerge is when unfair demands are made for mosques in sacred sites of these countries, madrassas, Muslim labelling of food & beverages in public places, right to create Muslim ghetto areas, Azan that disturbs other religions & the threat of Muslim population expansion and likely outcome from demographic change. This is a factor Myanmar & other non-Muslim majority countries are now having to take measures against.
This is the crux of the issue.
Though non-Muslims are aware that the West is using hired Islamic militant groups who are ruining the lives of Muslims in the Middle East and African continent, the fact that Muslims are making disproportionate demands in non-Muslim majority countries using the internationally popular intervention dogmas like ‘freedoms’ ‘rights’ etc is a major reason for issues against Muslims.
The other factor is the general perception among most that Muslims tend to side with Muslims because they are Muslim. This has enabled groups that have radicalized Muslims to covertly use Muslims as buffer for their agendas. The Rohingya issue is a good example where the Muslim world are reluctant to accept that Rohingyas belong to Bangladesh and instead claim the Myanmar Government are compelled to give into the demands of the Rohingyas who are now being used as west’s proxy to enter Myanmar. Rohingyas are being trained in armed warfare giving Myanmar government every right to defend its state from militancy. Using the Western slogan of rights, Muslims are making demands to build mosques all over Myanmar which the West is also encouraging given that they are using radical Islamic groups to make these demands that help them get a foothold into Myanmar using Muslim radicalism.
In terms of extremism in a world of 7billion where 1.9billion make up Muslims/Islam. 5% Radicals or extremists among this 1.9billion will make 95million (95,000,000) This is no small number. These are the pockets of armed militants better known as Al Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, Boko Haram and many other with branches across all the continents who are causing mayhem in these countries. If 25% of the 1.9billion Muslims support Jihadists this makes it 475million supporting jihadism.
Empathizing with Muslims as victims of Western aggression is one thing and people of Asia are deeply saddened by the manner is dropping chemical bombs, sending drones, destroying ancient artefacts and totally ruining the infrastructure and livelihoods of these innocent Muslims while unleashing armed militants who are fighting each other and destabilizing the entire region in order to facilitate the West to ‘solve’ the issue by redrawing the lines to West’s advantage.
However the predicament that must worry Asia and why Asia needs to support Myanmar is that radical Islam is part of a political Islam weapon used by the West who have men supplied by their Muslim satellite states, who are trained and sent to cause mayhem in countries and Muslims in these countries who have to submit to the ‘word’ of their founder have no choice but to silently accept the status quo and be used as pawns. This is how madrassas, insistence on increasing mosques, food labelling together with encouraging population growth is made to purposely antagonize non-Muslims so that the antagonize opens a path for the West to enter as ‘conflict-resolutionists’ while also supply arms to both parties if a full scale conflict erupts. Mitigation and delaying is done using the UN and NGOs.
We should by now know the framework of how things operate and who are being used, how they are used and when they are used.
Given that we do not want Asia to turn out like Middle East/Africa & Europe, Asia needs to now ensure radical Islam and Western agendas do not penetrate into our individual nations. For this, Muslims in Asia play a crucial and important role.
Shenali D Waduge