During my forty years of working in the International Financial Markets, my work necessitated extensive travel to many Arab and non-Arab Islamic countries. I had a senior management role working for a Gulf-funded, Pakistani-managed global banking institution where I established longstanding, professional, social, and personal relationships which later became the foundations of my client base in the Securities trading world.
Islamic Banks based in the major financial trading centers, Arab Central Banks, and Arab consortium Banks assisted me in carving out a decent career which I thoroughly enjoyed. I worked in Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia and I was always open to my clients about my Judaism and support for Israel. I can say with honesty I never encountered antisemitism. On the contrary, my Muslim clients were always willing to listen to and treat with respect my passionate views on Zionism and Israel.
I had Muslim friends and colleagues attend the bar mitzvahs of my sons and still retain exceptional relationships with those contacts who have been very supportive of my political articles in Blitz and other publications. They understand totally the irony of a pro-Israel activist writing for a journal published from Bangladesh.
I am relaying this to my readers to ensure they understand the background from which I have come and to set aside any doubts they may have about my relationship with the world of Islam. My Muslim friends and contacts have educated me over the years and I have retained and used much of that knowledge to assist me in my current role as a political researcher. And my knowledge of Islam has raised some questions that many religious Muslims may find too unpalatable to oppose.
All of us have been following the horrific natural disasters affecting Pakistan. The loss of life, the injuries, the devastation to infrastructure, the ruin of agricultural produce, the security issues and the probability of disease and famine which may hinder Pakistan’s recovery for decades.
Now let us not kid ourselves that Pakistan’s recent, political and military strategies have caused concern for some of her neighbors and it would be a lie to suggest that despite the human tragedy Pakistan is encountering, there is a silent pleasure from her enemies of her current misfortune. This is the dark side of human nature.
Mainstream media with unceasing reports have been indoctrinating all of us that climate change and only climate change is responsible for Pakistan’s woes. She is desperately in need of financial and food aid and throughout Europe efforts are being made to provide such aid. Here in the UK, Charities and Muslim organizations are heeding the call. The UK Government is also providing financial and logistical support independently and via the United Nations. There is nothing wrong with this though many will suggest that Pakistan should have spent far less on nuclear arms and far more on domestic infrastructure. There is something wrong however with the media blackout and the silence of Islamic religious and political leaders to offer alternative reasons for the Pakistan catastrophe.
Muslim leaders, political and religious normally so desiring of publicity when the Pakistani community is on the defense. We see this when lone wolves of the far right attack the Muslim community; when a high-profile commentator or someone in the public eye makes a comment supporting Rushdie; or when the Israel-Palestinian issue flares up and Pakistani Muslims riot through our streets chanting death to Jews. Rest assured the BBC will always find an aggressive, militant Imam or politician to interview supporting the morally indecent. So why the silence of other views from Islamic leaders on this recent natural disaster? I believe it is for the same reasons the BBC refuses to report on the thousands, yes thousands of gross atrocities committed by Pakistani Muslim pedophiles and rapists on white working-class children in the northern cities of England over the last decade. Yes, the two issues ensuring a media blackout and silence from Muslim religious leaders are certainly connected.
The mainstream UK media, Islamic politicians, and religious leaders together with their ‘progressive’ support base will do everything possible to detract from issues that the UK Pakistani demographic may find an embarrassment. The rape and pedophile issue noted above is one such example and so is the Quran. For as I have noted in previous articles, the Quran is quite specific in the support it gives for the geography we call Israel, the Holy Land, to belong to the Jewish people and the Jewish people alone. Not the Palestinians and not Muslims but to the Children of Israel, the Yehudis, the Hebrews, the Children of Abraham – the Jews.
In numerous Suras, the land is bequeathed, bestowed, and promised to the Jewish people. Space does not permit me to cite all of the Suras. Below are a few such examples with some of the translations.
Al Baqara 2.47
“O Children of Israel call to mind the special favor which I , Allah bestowed upon you and that I preferred you above the whole world”
Al Baqara 2.122
Al Maida 5.21
“O my people enter the Holy Land which Allah hath assigned unto you and turn not back …”
Al Aaraf 7.137
“And We, Allah made a people considered weak, inheritors of lands in both East and West whereon We sent our blessings and the promise of the Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel”
Al Aaraf 7.138
Al Israa 17.2
Al Israa 17.104
“And We, Allah said to the Children of Israel, Dwell securely in the land of promise”
Ta Ha 20.80
Al Mu’min 40.53
Al Dukhan 44.32
Al Jathiyah 45.16
“We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Torah …and We favoured them above all nations”
The Quran could not be more explicit nor clearer in the intentions of Allah and Mohammed and as if to reconfirm and endorse the Suras, neither the term Palestinian nor Jerusalem are ever mentioned within the Quran. Thus, such support from Muslims today for the Palestinian land claims and the Palestinian cause is to mock the Quran, Allah and Mohammed. Those religious leaders within Islam espousing these facts are subject to threats and cancellation from the Palestinians and their support base.
The latest disaster in Pakistan is just one of many that have beset the world of Islam. Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Libya are other examples. Has the wrath of Allah been lighted and will other disasters continue to befall Islam until the world of Islam listens to and heeds the Quranic Suras which as unpalatable as they may appear are undoubtedly supportive of Zionism?
The movement believing that the Jewish race is allowed self-determination in their indigenous homeland are Quranic commands repeated over and over again as described.
Until Islam recognizes this truth and logically stops supporting the false Palestinian narrative and claims to any of the geography, Muslims may continue to suffer.