UMNO NEEDS TO CONVERT THE MODERN UMNOZIONISTISM
Posted by muslimmalaysia786 on February 13, 2012 · Leave a Comment
It’s another case of media blowing out of proportions an issue that the country’s constitutional framework is well capable of dealing with. Here’s a case where the Election Commission (EC) – a constitutional body – has all the powers in its hands to decide whatever has to be done in the process of ensuring a fair election. It doesn’t need anyone’s help – least of all media’s.
Anwar Ibrahim’s meeting with two prominent and controversial figures in Islamic movements, Yusuf al-Qardawi and Khalid Mish’al in Doha, Qatar.
Qardawi is an Islamic scholar and prominent figure in Islamic Brotherhood or Ikhwanul Muslimin, while Khalid Mish’al is the leader of Hamas, an organization that is labeled as ‘terrorist’ by USA and Israel.
Prior to this meeting, Anwar met many Islamic leaders and scholars from various organizations, as well as world leaders, such as Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his cabinet members, Dr Ahmad Muhammad Ali, Islamic Development Bank Chief, Sheikh Abdul Qadir, a Saudi and Palestine supporter, Sheikh Kabbali, Imam of the Holy Mosque in Mecca, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Secretary General of the OIC, and many others.
What do these meetings tell us? One, this can refute the Malaysian government’s accusation that Anwar is a friend and ally of Israel. Two, these meetings are telling Malaysian people that Anwar is still an Islamic leader committed to the Palestinian cause and other Islamic movements throughout the worlds. With the Arab Spring success in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and also Islamic movements’ successes in Turkey, Morocco and Jordan, one can conclude that even though Anwar is a ‘liberal’ and leader of a party not considered as an Islamic party, to Muslims, Anwar can be relied on as their leader to reach their aspiration: a country governed with at least Islamic values and principles such as rule of law, justice, transparency and accountability.
Malaysian people also should not be worried as these values are global values that all communities throughout the worlds are fighting for. They transcend races, ethnic background and gender. And for Malaysian Muslims who have doubts about Anwar, they should be reminded that this is the trend of the Islamic movements throughout the worlds nowadays – promotion of human rights and justice. They should not bogged down with the erroneous view that Islam is Malay and Malay is Islam.
Mahatir and Najib is Intellectually bankrupt! All they have is their own malaise to inflict the creator. This is the simple Law of Nature ,as they touch they die the same way from the inside. The root of it all is the magic word—MONEY!!These characteristics have become part and parcel of the new generation that walk the streets at all levels .One example is Saiful’s own father taking his son to take an oath in a mosque immaculately dressed like it was a a graduation ceremony at an Ivy League College. What a pitiful facade for the young of the NationYou are looking at a different pot with the same taste of poisonous soup. Anything that has linkage to KERALA SNAKE cannot be good for the Rakyat. The proofs are all written on the wall by the unrepentant,evil and recalcitrant characters of the old MAHATHIR KUTTY racist dictatorship. You don’t have to listen to what he said, you can even smell the evilness of his every move, just to protect his smelly skeletons filled closet.
Dr Mahathir was not, at least not in the realm of the abovementioned gallery of villainy, but a benevolent autocrat he certainly was, marshalling and goading the Malaysian masses into great self-confidence and self-pride to take on the world while whipping everyone at home – the rogues, the whiners, the desperados, the beggars, the backstabbers, the recalcitrants, and the ingratiaters – into fighting shape. Without Dr Mahathir’s prying, Malaysian politics would have degenerated into back-alley catfights of political tribalism dominated by ego-driven overlords and self-styled warlords. He still did not full succeed. If because of these aspects that deemed Dr Mahathir as a dictator, he’d probably take it with a wholesome chuckle.
When it comes to Israel, advice is never in short supply. It’s doled out steadily by diplomats, scholars, editorial writers, columnists, you name it. The onset of the so-called Arab Spring — in actuality, it more closely approximates an Islamic Winter — has unleashed another tidal wave of counsel and critique. They are summed up along the following lines: “[T]he Arab Spring holds out a historic opportunity to complete the peace process in the Middle East” (French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé); “The Arab Spring is an Opportunity for Israel” (Natalia Simanovsky, The Journal of Turkish Weekly); “Netanyahu’s prescription is to do nothing” (New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman); “There is a need [for Israel] to look over the horizon” (Salman Shaikh, director of the Brookings Doha Center). It’s as if some observers, wanting desperately to wax optimistic about the moment, fail to take note of another reality, one far more sobering for Israel. Since the upheaval began in Tunisia, Israel’s immediate security environment has become more, not less, challenging. The chances for peace, already remote, seem still more distant. I say this with profound regret. As a long-time supporter of a two-state agreement, I wish for nothing more than the day that enduring peace will come for Israelis and Palestinians alike — and a more comprehensive settlement with the Arab world as well. But wishful thinking has its limitations, especially in this rough-and-tumble neighborhood. Consider the stark reality that Jerusalem faces today: Let’s begin with Lebanon, long under Syria’s iron grip and now increasingly in the hands of Syria’s — and Iran’s — dependable ally, Hezbollah. Named a terrorist group by the U.S., Hezbollah operates a state within a state. It has a well-trained militia and stockpiles of missiles and rockets estimated in the tens of thousands. The group’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, boasts that his weaponry can reach every part of Israel, a nation that, in his view, has no right to exist. Then there’s Syria. Yes, the very same Syria that’s in the news every day for the savagery of its regime. Should President Bashar al-Assad be ousted, could Israel then rest peacefully? Hardly. Who would replace him? Most probably, Sunni Islamists. Al Qaeda has already endorsed the opposition forces. And who would control Syria’s stockpile of advanced weapons, courtesy of Russia and Iran? And if Assad somehow manages to hang on, with help from Tehran and Moscow, Israel now has an even better idea of the unbridled brutality of its northern neighbor. To the east looms Iran. Here is a nation that flouts UN Security Council resolutions and International Atomic Energy Agency strictures, while developing nuclear-weapons capability and calling for Israel’s elimination. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on January 29th that Iran could get the bomb within a year. Closer to the east lies Jordan, which has had quietly convergent interests with Israel for decades — largely driven by common fear of Palestinian radicalism — but may yet be touched by street protests and surging Islamist political muscle. To the south is Gaza, the Hamas stronghold.
Want to understand Hamas? Read its charter, which sets forth its worldview in chilling detail. There is no place for Israel and not much love of Jews, either. Listen to the words of Gaza’s prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, who was just in Iran, where he declared for the umpteenth time that his group “will never recognize Israel.” And consider the thousands of deadly missiles and rockets in Gaza, supplemented regularly by the smuggling of weapons across the lawless Sinai and through the tunnels. Then there’s Egypt. We all pray that, whoever ultimately gains power in Cairo, the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, will hold. But with two-thirds of Egyptian voters choosing the Muslim Brotherhood or even more extreme Salafists, who today can be optimistic about the direction of Egyptian-Israeli ties? And take note that, in the past year alone, there have been 12 separate terrorist attacks on the Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel (and Jordan). Then there is the West Bank and the ruling Palestinian Authority. President Mahmoud Abbas has been billed as Israel’s best hope for an accord. Maybe, but then again, maybe not. Abbas, missing in action for most of the last three years, has had an odd way of demonstrating his commitment to the peace process. And his PA keeps undercutting the spinmeisters by glorifying Palestinian terrorists who have murdered innocent Israelis, and by teaching incitement to children. To make matters still worse, Abbas has now embraced Hamas, the very group that ousted his forces from Gaza in a bloody coup nearly five years ago. I don’t know how long that marriage will last, but even if it turns out to be short-lived, what message does it send to Israel and the world? The PA is ready to join forces with a group openly calling for Israel’s destruction, and whose leader in Gaza travels to Iran to embrace its rulers. And yet Israel is supposed to see in all this an “historic opportunity”? Oh, and by the way, one of Hamas’s demands for tying the knot was dropping Salam Fayyad as prime minister. There goes the one Palestinian leader who, more than any other, invited hope for a better future. And in this tour d’horizon, a word about Turkey. Once a close regional partner of Israel, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken the country in a different direction. He hasembraced Hamas, pandered to the Arab street, and lambasted Israel every chance he gets, including in the recent dust-up with American author Paul Auster. New chances for Israel thanks to the “Arab Spring”? Much as I’d love to see them, where exactly are they? So, to the advice givers, at least the well-intentioned among them, here are my two cents: Please show more restraint and greater understanding of Israel’s difficult regional situation today. Maybe in speeches, editorials, and columns there are easy answers. In Israel’s real world, alas, there are not.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat, led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, has challenged Prime Minister Najib Razak to state clearly “once and for all” if his government supports a two-state solution for the long-standing Palestinian-Israel conflict.
“We demand that Najib states his own position and that of his government clearly to all Malaysians and the rest of the world – does his Umno-BN administration support a two-state solution or not? If a two-state solution is the position of his government, then why is he criticizing Anwar for his comments – is he not being two-faced?” PKR vice president Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle in an email reply on Tuesday.
“We have to be very careful with Najib. This is an international issue is watched very closely by world powers. Unlike Anwar who is respected for his consistency, Najib says one thing abroad and another at home. We fully expect Najib to ignore our challenge and to keep to a deafening silence but that itself will be enough to show the world his and Umno’s duplicity. We also fully expect him to get his aides to call up and assure the US and Israel that what he says to his home audience is not the official stand, but just ‘politicking’. But the time has come for the world to stand up to such nonsense and punish first-class international liars such as Najib and his colleague Mahathir Mohamad.”
Leveraging on PAS’ fundamentalism
In a political move, emboldened by the Islamist PAS party’s call to Anwar to clarify his comments on Israel, Najib rushed to declared his backing for Palestine, hoping that the Muslim community in the country would forget that this has been Anwar’s stand for the past few decades.
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Najib is hoping to create a media drama over the issue in a bid to whittle down Anwar’s credibility with the Malay Muslims – who form the largest electorate in the country .
Calling Anwar “two-faced”, Najib said Malaysia rejects the Opposition Leader’s statement and continues to support the Palestinian cause. But pundits pointed out that Najib had slyly evaded mention of a two-state solution, which is at the heart of the matter.
The two-state solution refers to the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict currently under discussion, which calls for “two states for two peoples.” The two-state solution envisages the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel.
“Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organisation know this is not our stand. They know that Malaysia is very supportive of the Palestinian cause,” the mainstream media reported Najib as saying.
Yet backing for the Palestinian state has always been Anwar’s pet insistence even when he was the deputy prime minister and the Umno No. 2 back in the 1990s. This support for Palestine is now a cornerstone of his PKR party’s foreign policy.
“PKR reiterates that the full sovereignty for an independent Palestinian nation must be immediately established. This stand is and has never been negotiable and remain uncompromisable,” said Tian.
Najib and Umno go international with their brand of religious bigotry and racial politicking
The issue came about last month when Anwar was interviewed by the foreign media across the globe after his acquittal from sodomy charges trumped up by the Najib administration. In an interview with the Wall Street journal, this is what Anwar said:
Desperate to chop down to size a resurgent Anwar, Najib and Umno seized on the WSJ comments to insinuate to the Muslims in the country that Anwar held the security and safety of Israel above that of Palestine.
This is not true and Anwar has taken pains to explain it. Sad to say, it has not stopped Najib and Umno from going after him.
However, the Islamist PAS – a member of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition – holds the view that it is wrong for any Muslim to recognize that Israel has any rights. It is categorically against a two-state solution.
To PAS, Israel is an illegal state and its ulamak or council of clerics has demanded that Anwar retract his remarks or sue the Wall Street Journal for misquoting him.
“As friends, it is our duty to correct each other, and if see something not right with our friends, then we should tell them so and vice versa. This what Islam teaches us. So I have done my part as a friend and as PAS spiritual leader in asking him to retract his statement on Israel,” PAS Spiritual Leader Nik Aziz said.
However, while Anwar is due to meet the 79-year-old PAS leader soon, the 3 parties within the Pakatan Rakyat – PKR, PAS and DAP – are equal partners. They are bound by a common platform that spells out precisely the extent of their commitment on a particular point and issue. Whatever else that is not detailed in their Common Policy Framework, they are not obliged to adhere to and are free to hold their own opinion and stand.
“The recent hoo-ha over the Islamic state and hudud law that BN used to pressure PAS and DAP is a good example. Did PAS bend on their insistence for an Islamic state or did DAP bend on its refusal to ever allow an Islamic state, let alone hudud law exist in Malaysia? So the same applies for the 2-state solution. But to change Umno’s existing two-state policy towards Israel and Palestine, Najib does not even need to debate it in Parliament. He would never dare to. So if Najib is not two-faced and playing cheap politics, then Umno-led Malaysian government should immediately retract its support for a two-state policy,” Tian challenged.
“The same goes for Valentine’s Day and Najib’s Thaipusam visit. Everyone knows PAS wants to ban both because it deems them as against Islam. What about Umno? Why is it so quiet there? Is Najib’s voice of moderation for show only and once the international participants at the Global Movement for Moderates go home, he immediately transforms into an extremist of the most dangerous kind – intentionally deceitful and bankrupt of morals.”