Foreign Ideologues Hide Behind “Opinion Pieces” Whilst Speaking About National Security In Muslim Lands

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allaah [The Most High] said:

لَا تَحۡسَبَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَفۡرَحُونَ بِمَآ أَتَواْ وَّيُحِبُّونَ أَن يُحۡمَدُواْ بِمَا لَمۡ يَفۡعَلُواْ فَلَا تَحۡسَبَنَّہُم بِمَفَازَةٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡعَذَابِ‌ۖ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬

Think not that those who rejoice in what they have done (or brought about), and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think not you that they are rescued from the torment, and for them is a painful torment. [Surah Aal Imraan 188]

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “They want to be praised for what they have not done and (some) truth they have not uttered, so they combine evil doing and its statement, and rejoice in that. And they love to be praised for some good they have not done. (1)

When some of the foreign ideologues, demagogues and rabble-rousers are exposed, they claim that the robust criticisms direct at them is only uttered by those who abhor freedom of speech. However, when one carefully examines the views of these people, he or she realizes what they write under “opinion columns” can only be written by the hidden proponents of embedded journalism, which is facilitated in the interest of a global liberalism status quo because they constantly seek to discredit Muslim rulers, especially those Muslim rulers who firmly resist interference in the internal affairs of their countries. The agenda of many of these people who disguised as journalists is nothing but ideology and there is ample evidence to show the manner in which disinformation is disseminated and people being fed false information about Muslim rulers, which then used to fight on behalf of political ideology and destabilize Muslim countries. The people who shoulder this blameworthy responsibility – sometimes- have standing columns which clearly show that they are Ideologues disguised as journalists, but they are quick to accuse people of bigotry and dictatorship when exposed for what they are.

So, they hide behind “opinion pieces” under the guise of freedom of expression, even though it is absolutely manifest that as soon as they voice an opinion regarding such and such Muslim ruler or that he should be removed, or incite the rabble to come to the streets, then indeed this voice of theirs is clearly a political viewpoint. So, why do these people not expect to be criticized and exposed?! They hide behind “opinion pieces” to voice political agendas and certain policies, so why should others not expose them, even though they seek to portray themselves as unbiased and independent. They are not simply writers who voice opinions that people merely consider to be that of someone who wants to be heard, rather many of these people are editors- people who decide on the narrative, the shape, the size, the content and the time in which their articles are released.

And the most dangerous affair regarding these people is that they can influence the way people see reality, distort the way in which full comprehension can be attained, make them understand something in a way contrary to its true reality, perceive something in a way despite the presence of something that should make them realize that they are incorrect, understand something in a way, yet being unaware that there is something contrary to what they think has the same possibility of being the truth or comprehend something in a way despite the presence of something which is contrary to it, but is less likely to be true.

These people have adopted the path of king Louis IX “who was captured whilst on a crusade against the Muslims of Egypt. He was imprisoned and later released after paying a large ransom. However, whilst in prison he utilized his time to think about ways in which to plot against Islaam and the Muslims, so shaytaan inspired him with the following plots- first, the war in the battlefield between the Christians of the west and the Muslims should be replaced with a war based on ideas and cultural supremacy. Second, prepare the West to corrupt the creed of the Muslims and distort the image of Islaam in the world”. (2)

And what about the likes of Zimmer – a head of Christian Missionaries – who sent Christian missionaries to the various regions of the Arab-Islamic Countries?! Al-Allaamah Abdullaah Bin Humaid [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Zimmer gathered them before dispersing them and said, ‘Inform me of what you will be doing in the Muslim countries?’ One of them said, ‘I will convert five to Christianity’. Another said, ‘I will convert two to Christianity, give them the blessings of Christianity and make them thankful’. He said, ‘You have not understood our desired objective! It is not possible to convert the Muslims to Christianity. It is not possible for the Muslims to reject their religion, except if you teach them. The most important thing is that you teach the Muslim children by sowing doubts in their souls about their religion and rejection in their souls against their countries. And eventually when one of them sets up a centre in his country, he will give no importance to anything else except his desires. And when he gathers wealth, he will do so according to his desires. Therefore, he ends up having no religion and no connection with his Creator. Therefore, cultivate the lands of Muhammad [i.e. the Muslim lands] upon this'”. And he (Zimmer) said in another speech of his, “Indeed, Islaam is like a tree, therefore cut off its branches. Its branches are the children of the Muslims, therefore teach them so that they can aid you to cut off the tree of Islaam in their countries. You will not be able to cut it off yourselves, rather teach their children to aid you in uprooting it in their countries”. (3)

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “They seek to conquer the intellects of the Muslim children and nurture their hearts upon their views, either by making them feel that their ways are superior in every affair-be it in affairs of creed and religion, or that which they speak with by way of languages, or what they consider to be civilized manners, customs etc.. They seek to nurture a great number of Muslims in the Muslim lands until they are intoxicated with their views and return them to their lands. Then they start praising and promoting them until they become the figureheads in their countries. So they spread their ideas through these people…etc They encourage the Muslims in the Muslim lands to learn their languages at the expense of the Arabic language, which is the language of the Qur’aan- the language by way of which the Muslims perform their acts of worship. They also establish many studies that are intended to cause nuisance and glorify what they call popular literature and national heritage…..etc They prepare a large number of people amongst their people to study Islam and the Arabic language and write books, and take up teaching positions in universities- orientalists….etc They also spread propaganda that Muslim women in the Muslim lands are oppressed in order to take them out of their homes and place them where they want. But Allaah (The Most High) said:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُلْ لِأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلابِيبِهِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى أَنْ يُعْرَفْنَ فَلا يُؤْذَيْنَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا

O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” They set up radio programmes designed to mislead gullible young Muslims who do not understand Islam and do not have sufficient knowledge, especially in Africa…. However if the Muslims exercise patience these plots will not harm them. Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَإِنْ تَصْبِرُوا وَتَتَّقُوا لا يَضُرُّكُمْ كَيْدُهُمْ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِمَا يَعْمَلُونَ مُحِيطٌ – But if you remain patient and become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2), not the least harm will their cunning do to you. Surely, Allah surrounds all that they do]”. (4)

Many of them utilise this strategy when voicing their opinions under their “opinion pieces”, but they are quick to accuse others of bigotry when exposed. There is no doubt that they cause a lot of harm, especially to the rabble and naive in the Muslim countries. Therefore, they are to be criticized and exposed, otherwise they should refrain from deception, exaggeration, misrepresenting and mixing truth with falsehood. They are happy when Muslims condemn the Khawaarij (terrorists – ISIS and their Ilk), but they do not want to be criticized and expose when they seek to corrupt the morals of the Muslims or destabilize Muslim lands in the name of freedom of speech, because they desire leadership and control at all cost. Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The seeker of leadership- even through falsehood- becomes pleased with a statement that contains an exaltation of him, even if it is falsehood. He becomes angered by a statement that contains a rebuke against him, even if it is truth. The believer [i.e. the one with strong Eemaan and fear of Allaah] is pleased with a statement of truth whether it is for or against him. And he is angered by a statement of falsehood whether it is for or against him. That is because Allaah [The Most High] loves truth, truthfulness and justice, and He hates lies and oppression”. (5)

Imaam Barbahaaree on the Manhaj of Dealing With the Rulers- By Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah preserve him] and Shaikh Abu Talhah [may Allaah have mercy upon him and his wife]

Believer’s Bahaviour Towards Muslim Rulers -[Advise Given In Private, Supplicate For Them And Refrain From Rebellion]; So Beware of Spiteful Foreign Instigators and Some Dangerous Social Media Networks That Promote Digital Mob Rule!

Believer’s Bahaviour Towards Muslim Rulers -[Advise Given In Private, Supplicate For Them And Refrain From Rebellion]; So Beware of Spiteful Foreign Instigators and Some Dangerous Social Media Networks That Promote Digital Mob Rule!

[Ref 1: Tafseer As-Sadi]

[Ref 2: خطة لويس التاسع – page 6]

[Ref 3: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjid Al-Haraam’. pages: 938-944. slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 4: مجلة البحوث الإسلامية العدد 8 ص 286 293 أجراها مع سماحته قسم التحرير – مجموع فتاوى ومقالات متنوعة الجزء الثالث. ]

[Ref 5: Majmoo Al-Fataawaa: 10/600]

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