Abdullah's anti-Israel posturing
Manjit Bhatia, Jan 6, 09 1:22pm
It’s not surprising that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has called on the United Nations to convene an emergency meeting of the general assembly to discuss
Israel’s so-called invasion of the Hamas-controlled strip. He says the UN has a “moral duty” to end the violence. It’s also not surprising that Abdullah wants to take the matter to the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Conference. Abdullah thinks that since the UN security council has failed in finding a resolution to end the conflict between Gaza Israeland the Hamas, the self-confessed Islamic freedom fighters, that the general assembly, and the OIC can reverse the prospect and in the process hold the moral high ground. NAM
’s worst and weakest premier. If his tenure as foreign minister was a joke, his reign as prime minister has been purely farcical. With his legacy in tatters, Abdullah’s posture on the diplomatic front is nothing more than a ghastly ingenious attempt to leave something behind for Malaysians, especially the Malays, who dominate Malaysia ’s multi-racial populace, with something to behold. Malaysia
Abdullah fools nobody. Like his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah’s anti-Israel stance is clear as Mahathir’s longstanding anti-Semitism. Neither did the hundred hired anti-Israel protestors, apparently organised by the opposition Islamic party PAS, at the
USembassy in last week surprise anyone. Umno, too, brings busloads of hired demonstrators, whom it pays with money, food and accommodation, when it suits its political agenda. Kuala Lumpur
There’s nothing new about anything that the ruling Malay-dominated Umno regime does, nor PAS, when it comes to the
Middle East. Even Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul who aspires to become premier in March, showed his objectivity, when he declared that his government would do whatever it could to help minority Malays in other countries. That kind of racism historically forms the core of Umno’s and PAS’ so-called principled political philosophy, which then goes into framing policies, but according to their immediate political agenda and opportunism.
How can Umno, and PAS for that matter, boast to be purveyors of moralism internationally when what they practice, and advocate, at home and abroad, are malevolent forms of racism.
Abdullah cannot be serious
Sure Abdullah cannot be serious in thinking that convening a general assembly emergency meeting to end Israel’s ‘atrocities’ against the Palestinians will bring material fruition - a definitive ceasefire, let alone an end, to the conflict. The UN - Ban Ki Moon is looking as decidedly useless as Kofi Annan had been in that chair - has been an ongoing extraordinarily incompetent organisation when it comes to resolving international conflict, as it has also vis-à-vis the Third World’s post-colonial economic development woes.
. Just how many people still recall NAM or its significance in resolving conflict and other issues within its member states? What role did NAM NAMplay in ending Indonesia’s militarist occupation and human rights violations in East Timor? Or the violence in ? Or in the Rwanda ? Or in Congo Zimbabweunder Robert Mugabe, who happens to be ’s good friend? Malaysia
And the Organisation of Islamic Conference? Who is the OIC, and exactly what does the OIC stand for? Nobody really knows for sure. It’s run by the rich Arabs, mostly those who control the world’s oil cartel, Opec, and who disperse funds to Muslim countries or to Muslim populations in the name of promoting the virtues of Islam when its members practice brutal forms of repression against its own political dissidents and its women.
Some of these member states - Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Libya - are also sponsors of Islamic terrorist organisations such as the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Hizbollah and Hamas. And they sponsor madrassas, or Islamic schools, in places like
Pakistanand , which have been turning out today’s Islamic terrorists. Afghanistan
Everybody knows Hamas is a terrorist organisation whose sole validation is based on the annihilation of the state of
and nothing less. This directly contrasts with Fatah, the political arm of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation formed by the late Yasser Arafat, who was backed no less by the OIC member states. Israel
What about the violence against
? Israel never once condemned the PLO’s violence against innocent Israeli citizens - men, women and children. Nor has Malaysia condemned Hamas or Hizbollah. Somehow Malaysia Malaysiadoes not see Hamas’ and Hizbollah’s brand of violence as murderous as the guns and rockets they use to kill innocent Israelis, or Hizbollah’s assassination of Christian leaders in . Lebanon
Hamas has been launching its attacks from within Palestinian territory against Israeli targets, mostly civilian centers, in what most sensible people understand has been a longstanding attempt of provocation of Israeli action. It even refused to renew the six-month ceasefire with
. Instead it chose to increase its attacks on Israel Israelat a time when the is in its presidency transition phase and the lack of clarity from either the incompetent Bush administration, lame-ducked, nor the incoming Obama whose policies and cabinet nominations already look in disarray. US
Israelhas taken action (as it did against Hizbollah in Lebanonin 2005), Malaysiacondemns ’s ‘aggression’. It’s not untypical. It’s entirely predictable. After all Israel Malaysianever condemned Indonesiawhen it invaded and occupied East Timorin 1975. It didn’t even dare condemn the Burmese military thugs who rule , whose justice is meted out in the Stalinist/Maoist standard of the end of gun’s barrel. Burma
What is most interesting of
Malaysia’s and Abdullah’s hubris and hypocrisy is that few, if any, of the OIC members have directly condemned , much less Hamas. In fact none of these Islamic moralisers have lifted a finger to lend Hamas a hand, or seek UN intervention in the conflict. Israel
The exception may be
Iran, under president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who backs the shi’ites with arms and money against the sunnis, and who, in his infinite wisdom, declared last September at the UN spring general assembly that the USfinancial crisis was rooted in part in military intervention abroad. US
Indeed, where is Fatah and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmood Abbas, in this latest conflict? He’s not hiding. He’s still president, whilst Hamas’ Ismael Haniyeh is prime minister, and both distrust and hate each other with venom and vengeance. Odds on that Abbas is quietly glad that
is attacking Hamas with vengeance. He would be hoping that Israel will wipe out the Hamas once and for all. Israel
This won’t be easy but it’s not impossible either.
has every right and the determination to kill by whatever means the entire Hamas leadership, including its so-called spiritual leaders who promote terrorism and murder in the name of their so-called jihad. Israel
The problem is Hamas hides amongst innocent Palestinians in their towns and villages, in their homes and mosques and hospitals. Such, then, is Hamas’ bravery.
is defending itself and defend itself it must and will. Israel is acting in a way not different to any other sovereign state would justifiably defend its territory under extreme provocation. Fatah and Abbas know this full well. Perhaps even the OIC does. Israel
Rabu, 7 Januari 2009
Maruah kita dirobek!
Inilah artikel hasutan dan fintah durjana yang disiarkan oleh saluran media alternatif yang menjuarai "kebebasan bersuara" ala Barat iaitu Malaysiakini. Anda perlu baca dulu artikel ini dan nilai sendiri betapa jijiknya si penulis ini mengutuk UMNO dan PAS yang memperjuangkan isu Palestin.
Malaysiakini mencari nahas dengan umat Islam di Malaysia. Mereka pasti tahu akan sentimen kita terhadap krisis di Gaza tetapi atas dasar kebebasan bersuara, semua perkara yang melangkaui batas terhadap sentimen umat Islam dilontarkan kepada masyarakat.
Kita lihat makin lama makin naik minyak golongan yang liberal dan menjuarai hak asasi manusia ini merobek-robek maruah umat Islam dalam diam. Apakah kita akan berdiam diri melihat pemimpin kita, bangsa kita, agama kita diperkotak katikkan oleh kuffar?
Fitnah yang cukup jijik!
Dan artikel ini, adalah yang sangat jijik lagi durjana sifatnya kerana memfitnah kita umat Islam di Malaysia sebegitu rupa. Disebabkan Malaysiakini ini perlu dilanggan maka tidak ramai dapat mengakses kepada beritanya.
Walaubagaimanapun, salah tetap salah maruah umat Islam di Gaza dan Malaysia harus dipertahankan! Esok Persatuan Ulama' Malaysia akan buat laporan polis di Balai Polis Brickfields jam 2 ptg. Ada press conference juga. Harap dapat nyatakan sokongan anda. Kecam Malaysiakini agar mereka faham isu agama ISLAM jangan cuba dipermainkan!