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Hedonism In Dubai, Starvation At Refugee Camp: The Arabs And The Muslim Umma

14 January 2014

By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine

Macabre news keeps arriving from the calamity-stricken refugee camp of al-Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus.

People in the dozens are dying of starvation as murderers and cutthroats from "Hizbullah", Iraqi Shiite and Alawite forces impose a hermetic blockade on the camp, reportedly forcing refugees to eat cats and dogs. It is a thousand times harsher than Israel's enduring blockade of the Gaza Strip. There, at the very least no one has died of hunger and no one has been forced to eat cats and dogs.

Some relief workers who have been able to access the camp give hair-raising accounts of the real catastrophe engulfing the camp. One of these workers told this writer via cellular phone that they "are killing us with religious fervor."

The Palestinians are Sunni Muslims. Hence, the targeting of their camp by the sectarian thugs allied with the despicable Fuehrer of Damascus, who has destroyed his country and murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people in order to keep his family and sect in power a few more years.

Interestingly, Bashar El-Assad, May God's curses fall on his head, has been murdering his people with absolute backing and acquiescence from the bulk of the international community, including Russia, China, EU and the United States.

The Americans and NATO had threatened to punish Assad for using chemical weapons against Sunni towns and villages. However, the Americans cowered at the last moment, contenting themselves with a promise from the tyrant that he would see to it that Syrians are exterminated only with conventional weapons.

As to the Palestinians themselves, it is really ironic that while Palestinian refugees are being murdered or starved to death in Syria, the Syrian regime and its criminal allies are justifying the anti-Sunni genocide by invoking the Palestine mantra. They say they are doing what they are doing for the sake of the liberation of Palestine and in order to foil the conspiracies of Zionism and American imperialism!!

Yes they are trying to foil Zionist and American designs by starving refugees to death and by exterminating Syrian children with chemical gases and by dropping on them barrels laden with explosives!

So far, we are told that as many as 2000 Palestinian refugees have been killed at the hands of the murderous regime of Bashar El-Assad. This is more than the number of refugees slaughtered at the hands of Israeli-backed Phallangests at the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps outside Beirut in 1982.

Then the PLO and the Arab world made a big outcry in condemnation of the massacres. Now, however, these Palestinians are being murdered quietly and largely unwept by the soldiers of Arab treachery and sectarianism.

What is even more scandalous is that there still are many Palestinians, especially within the leftist and nationalist circles, who continue to shamelessly embrace the nefarious regime of Damascus. Needless to say these people must have sold their souls to the devil. They just have lost every pretension of honesty, morality and even humanity. These depraved thugs ought to be treated as scum, vermin and dirty animals that ought to be wiped out off the face of earth.

I believe the same thing applies to these filthy-rich hedonists in some Arab states especially in the Gulf regions, who are drowning in their lusts, lewdnesses, and promiscuities while their fellow brothers in faith are starving to death.

It was reported recently that the Emirate of Dubai squandered large sums of money on fireworks while celebrating New Year. Needless to say the least that can be said about these corrupt people is that they are "sufaha" (plural of Safih) which means idiots or deranged individuals lacking the mental power to conduct their lives properly especially managing money and wealth.

Indeed, according to Islam these people shouldn't be allowed to be in the possession of such large amounts of wealth especially when the money belongs to the Muslim Umma. They are too irresponsible to handle such a wealth.
In Sura al-Nisa V. 5, the Almighty say

وَلاَ تُؤْتُواْ السُّفَهَاء أَمْوَالَكُمُ الَّتِي جَعَلَ اللّهُ لَكُمْ قِيَاماً وَارْزُقُوهُمْ فِيهَا وَاكْسُوهُمْ وَقُولُواْ لَهُمْ قَوْلاً مَّعْرُوفاً

The translation: "And give not unto the foolish your property which Allah has made a means of support for you, but feed and clothe them therewith, and speak to them words of kindness and justice."

In fact, the Dubai-al-Yatrmouk equation can be viewed as a metaphor caricaturing the entire Arab world. It is an Arab world that drowns in a sort of Jahilliya (the term Jahiliya denotes the pre-Islamic period. It generally implies ignorance and moral darkness) that is far more wicked and ignominious than the Jahiliya of Abu Lahab and Abu Jahl.

One would really wonder how Arabs of this caliber can really fit for the description given by Allah to the Muslim Umma.

كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ .

"You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (all that is good and virtuous) and forbid Al-Munkar (all that is vice and immoral) and believe in Allah.

They simply don't. That is why an Umma as such doesn't deserve Allah's protection mercy and care. Quite the opposite, it deserves to be obliterated and replaced with a new Umma that meets the Quranic description.

Khalid Amayreh is an American-educated journalist living in the Hebron region of the West Bank.

 

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