The whole world seems agog with protests against a tiny nation with a population of 7-8 million whose navy commandos stormed an unarmed ship carrying humanitarian and medical supplies to the Palestinians in Gaza while sailing through international water. Some 9-16 (?) peace activists on board were killed while dozens of others from many countries were roughened up at gun point, injured and taken into custody.
Israel maintained that they had the right to search the ship and everyone on board to ensure that no weapons were being brought in to the people in the Gaza.
Curses, condemnations and fiery words of anger echoed through the media from the mUslim world with a population of more than 1.5 billion.Israel's flag was burned and protesters crowded the streets shouting insults and seeking vengeance. BUT NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE ISRAELIS. US and UK kept silent on the issue. The Israelis are probably laughing at the war drums and war dances being staged for they know that no one dares attack them, except BY firING some rockets into Jerusalem that could not cause much damage.
Why is the world so helpless against the little bully? Because US and UK are always on their side? Because they are so well armed and they have the most powerful military power on earth on their side? North Korea shot a S. Korean warship and US makes a lot of noise. Iraq was suspected of having WMD ( weapons of mass destruction) and was immediately destroyed. Iran is suspected of developing warheads and the US and UN Security Council is i hopping mad about it. India and Pakistan do have nuclear weapons but the US is again silent about it. It's terribly worried that Muammar Gaddafi might get it. Israel had been slowly but surely taking away the lands of the Palestinians, and still nobody can do anything about it.
The world, especially the Muslim world, should face the fact that God had endowed the early Israelis more than any other human race ( Al-Quran, 2-122). Even the Nazi could not get rid of them though millions were exterminated. They are astute businessmen and they formed some of the wealthiest people in the US, UK and elsewhere. They invented the most powerful guns and automatic weapons. They made machines that could make sea water drinkable. Their scientists are behind some of the most amazing inventions in the world.
What about the Muslims? They rose to prominence, power and righteousness under the guidance of prophet Muhammad SAW
(pbuh) and the Caliphah ar-Rasyidiin, After that they quarrelled among themselves, were split up into little enclaves or nations and began to decline in importance or prominence. And now they wailed and cried over their lost prestige and can't even join forces to fight off the ignominy and shame brought on them by the non-Muslims, even by those living amongst them. They are so patient, forgiving, willing to execute their own kind to show how fair the Islamic teachings are, and they continue to quarrel among themselves over matters affecting their akidah and the threat of the afterlife. Even boys and girls showing affection for each other in the public can be fined or put in jail. Let alone indulging in secret love affairs.
I am a Muslim, hopefully one acceptable by Allah. But I can't help laughing at some of the innocous reactions of the Muslims and the Muslim world. They will qoute copiously from the Quran and Hadith to show how things are wrong or being done against the true teachings of Islam. But except for imposing penulties to their own kind, nothing much is done. All problems, they say, can be resolved by referring to the al-Quran and Hadith. But every Muslim nation including Malaysia have tons of problems that remain unsolved.
No, Islam is the religion accepted by Allah, the fairest human treatise and guidelines as proven by the Prophet Muhammad SAW and the Caliphah ar-Rashidin. I'm trying my best to live according to all the teachings and divine instructions. But I can't help being frustrated by the all-words-and-no-action attitude of the Muslim world. I only wish and hope that some capable leader can lead the Muslims back to the road of prominence and glory, insyallah, The problem is they all look uo to the political leaders for leadership or to the imams with the biggest turban, not to the ordinary looking boy in the village or small town
for ideas and tricks that could confuse the Israelis. If they cannot be defeated by the use of modern weapons, perhaps there are other ways of getting at their weaker spots. If diplomatic negotiations for umpteen yeas cannot work there could be other subterfuges that would.
OIC and the Arab League with its 22 members including Saudi Arabia, do not seem to be able to do anything except call on the Security Council to ask Israel to lift its siege on the Gaza. Even President Obama's lukewarm request before the recent attack on the Mavi Marmara for Israel to stop new construction in the Gaza area, was ignored. 7-8 million people defying more than 2 to 3 billion people of the world does not make any sense. Either they are a real superior human (or inhuman) race or the 2-3 billion people of the world are under some kind of mass hypnosis. Including US and UK.
Let the Muslims of the world think about it.