by Daniel Mabsout
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Twice I have been shocked lately, first by the Sheikh Ra’ed Salah; the Sheikh of al Aqsa -as he likes to be called- and second by a person called Laura, a new convert to Islam. In both cases the problem that I faced was none other than sectarian Islam and NGO. The notorious Sheikh Raed Salah had succeeded for many years in deceiving us by projecting the image of a committed person, a religious reference defending fiercely al Aqsa and rallying people for this cause all over the world; the image of a passenger on the Mavi Marmara who exposed his life and was about to get killed, of a prisoner incarcerated constantly by Israelis.
I feared for Sheikh Raed Salah, I feared for his life and for his freedom and considered him a symbol of the Resistance in the occupied Palestinian territory. Never the idea would have occurred to me that the Sheikh was a hired NGO, a person promoting –above all-his own self in order to sell his stands in the Turkish and Qatari markets at a the highest price. He had fallen even lower than Azmi Beshara, who had also defected from Palestine to Qatar to join the prince of Qatar and Sheikha Moza in their “dubious ” endeavors ; what an end for the leftist intellectual that he posed for!
As for the sheikh Raed Salah he reserved us a special surprise when he started -from Palestine and Turkey- rallying against Syria and calling for liberating Damascus as if Palestine had already been liberated. The Sheikh was just playing the sectarian card, the winning card that Qaradawi had played before him , calling – like Qaradawi -for division and for civil war in Syria, siding with NATO and the western establishment and Israel, waging enmity to the country that hosts half a million of refugees, the country that hosted for years the leaders of HAMAS where they were welcomed and honored and catered to.
Shame on such a Sheikh who forgot Palestine and forgot Israel that has usurped his country and village, to call for war on Syria under the pretext that Assad is a dictator depriving Sunnis from the rule! Where is Palestine from all this and where are Palestinians and where is the Resistance and where is the struggle and where is religion? There is nothing in here except utter sectarianism that serves best the world order and Israel.
As for Laura the new convert to Islam, her story is the saddest of stories for -while she thought she had converted to Islam- she had actually converted to sectarianism which meant that she would never know what true Islam is. The converted lady that seems a respectable person –-wants -like Sheikh Raed Salah – the Sunnis to rule Syria, it does not matter who are the Sunnis who would rule- whether they are good or bad-as long as they get to rule, and for this there is need to overthrow Assad and create all this havoc.
Long live the Sunnis! This is what the new convert understands by Islam which is a total misconception of religion and a total misunderstanding of Islam. Sectarianism is not Islam, it is Islam as conceived by the Intelligence Services of the western establishment, it is Islam as conceived by the enemies of Islam, by the enemies of Arabs and Palestinians. Sectarianism is the Islam prepared especially to the taste of NGOs whose goal is to distort the religion and everything that relates to it and to replace it by its fake projection so as to get an Islam that compromises and normalizes with the state of Israel.
This Islam waged by Secret Services and NGOs is neither Sunni nor Shi’a because Sunni and Shi’s are not exclusive of one another but complement each other in every respect. This is nothing but sectarian Islam that seeks the destruction of religion to make it co exist with Israel for which true committed Islam represents a real threat. Sectarianism is nothing but the liquidation of the Palestinian and Arab cause at the hands of Zionists and their clientele all over the world.
He who does not recognize Islam as the religion of unity and solidarity and commitment that transgresses all differences will never know what Islam is, for Islam is something that will never-under any circumstance- coexist with something called Israel. Let this be known to all sectarians- like Sheikh Raed Salah and the new convert Laura -who want to undermine the Resistance seeking a compromise with Israel at the expense of religion.