The War on Islam and The UN Secretary General
have to accomplish this mission of dialogue to present the civilized
image of Islam and confrontation of the anti-Islamic discrimination;
whoever backs away might be committing another crime against Islam
that might not be less than the distortion crime committed by the
in his weekly seminar the following question: How do you view the last position of the UN Secretary General, Kofi
Anan, that rejects discrimination against Islam?
Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
It might naïve to consider September 11, 2001
as the date in which enmity against Islam began… We believe
that hostility towards Islam was actually initiated by the
conservative and colonial schools of thought whose hostility was
evident long before 9/11. Furthermore, we have to point out to
the long history of hostile actions, against Muslims in the
colonial era and by means of indirect hegemony later on.
Yet the events of 9/11 which were used as a
pretext to execute preset plans, contributed in the emergence of
a new stage in the war against Islam, whether by abusing Muslims
in the Western countries or the Media wars that targeted Islam
as a religion, the Islamic concepts as a doctrine and the Islam
as a way of life.
Such actions lead us to the only logical
conclusion that the hostility towards Islam is part of
pre-redesigned project that aims at providing a ready made enemy
to the Westerners after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Thus, many of these practices enjoy the support
of the governments they are committed in, or implicitly
encouraged or not duly punished so as to suggest that they can
be repeated. We have seen how religious, along with certain
generals and other civilians, officials have attacked Islam and
its prophet without any condemnation for such aggression or
discouragement of stereotypes and prejudices against Islam …
Meanwhile, the American President was issuing an executive
memorandum ordering to follow up and document any action against
Jews even if it were only criticism, to the extent that any
objection to the brutal Israeli actions against the Palestinians
is considered as anti-Semitic.
We call upon the Vatican that felt that the
so-called war on terrorism has a negative effect on the
Christians, to assume a strong position that joins the Muslims
in their confrontation of the arrogant powers… We also like to
express our appreciation of the call of the UN Secretary General
to devise a strategy to confront anti-Islamic and discriminating
It is a courageous stand being the only one
issued by such an official of an international status, and
because it indicates that the anti-Islamism actions in the West
have reached an unprecedented level in its persecution and
aggression, and demands consequently, an international response
to protect the Muslim and his beliefs.
But, at the same time we call, along with the
Secretary General, to uphold the law and take all the measures
that would stop these crimes from going on, so that the issue
will not remain in the sphere of verbal condemnation.
We warn against this on going effort to
influence the Western citizens and brainwash their minds so that
they will endorse the direct targeting of Arab and Muslim
countries and resources.
They are doing so by concentrating on that the
problem lies in Islam, and they ignore the fact that these
crises are a direct result of the Western project and the
Western and American support of the Israeli project… We want
the Muslims to turn their backs to their sectarian setback and
become aware of the magnitude of the war waged against them and
against the very presence of Islam.
That is a dire need for an Arab and Islamic
campaign on all political cultural and media fronts to support
the Secretary General's initiative.
An all out effort should be embarked to present
Islam to the entire world, focusing on its civilized image in
the face of those who are trying to distort it both from the
inside and the outside. We should also start an open and
civilized dialogue especially with the West, since the problem
might lie in the ignorance of the other or our own ignorance of
the modern ways that are accepted by both the other and Islam.
We have to accomplish this mission and whoever
backs away might be committing another crime against Islam that
might not be less than the distortion crime committed by the