Salaam Alaikum/Peace be with you,
Tomorrow, March 26th marks the 4th year of the Saudi led, US supported aggression and war in YEMEN. The UN has said it is the worst man-made humanitarian crisis the world has ever witnessed!!! It is really hard to wrap my head around it. It is also really hard to wrap my head around how little in the grand scheme of things Muslims have done about it and are doing about it. Many of these Muslims are your leaders and mine. Many of these Muslims are your community members and mine. Many of these Muslims are your associates and mine. Many of these Muslims are your friends and mine. Yet, I don't want to go into their mosques. Yet, I don't want to partake in or assist with any of their organizational activities. Yet, I don't have a desire to go into their homes, that is, unless and until they actively and consistently and openly support the oppressed, the Mustazzafin.
As far as I am concerned, the directors of many Muslim/Islamic organizations are CRIMINALS. As far as I'm concerned, many of these Imams are CRIMINALS. As far as I am concerned, many of these leaders are CRIMINALS. As far I am concerned many of the board members of these so called Muslim/Islamic organizations are CRIMINALS. As far as I am concerned, many of the Muslim community members who say nothing to these leaders, who do not speak up to these leaders, who do not tell them that they are doing wrong are CRIMINALS.
Something is seriously wrong with many Muslims today. I think many Muslims are psychologically and spiritually sick. Really seriously sick. As far as I am concerned, one of the major symptoms of their illness is that they care little to nothing about the oppressed (their actions say so), that is, unless it is popular to do so or unless mainstream media is covering particular tragic stories and many others are lamenting. In others words, only then do they jump on the band wagon and make a public show of things. These people are CRIMINALS! These Muslim types are CRIMINALS and we have many among us. Many are located in our own backyards. BEWARE of them and BEWARE of their actions!
Perhaps these Muslims are your own selves. Perhaps these Muslims are your own family members. Perhaps these Muslims are my own family members. Let us not be CRIMINALS and OPPRESSORS. Let us instead stand up, speak up, and roll up our sleeves to get the necessary work done. It does not have to be a lot if we are all doing a little. A small amount on the part of many can go a long way towards aiding our oppressed brothers and oppressed sisters. If we have not started yet, let us start tomorrow. Tomorrow is a good day to begin so that this time next year will not mark the 5th year of the anniversary of the catastrophic and unfathomable war in YEMEN. Instead we will be celebrating our brothers' and our sisters' freedom and celebrating the fact that we played a role in a small way in helping them by ALLAH Subhanna and because of our sincerity and desire to see that what we want and have for ourselves, we want and have for our brothers.
In peace, Najwa