Fadlullah: The continuous silence of the Arab and Muslim elites
undermine the Nationís future.
Asked in his weekly seminar about
the state of the Arab and Muslim nation, especially if the American
invasion to the region occurred, the Religions Authority H.E. Sayyed
Muhammad Hussein Fudlullah said:
None of the observers doubts that
there are long tern objectives to the American invasion. Moreover,
these objectives go beyond the political and geographical borders of
the region to reach the international level; they aim at preventing
the emergence of another international pole. Thus, we can say that
Unified Europe is the real long-tern target.
Nonetheless, it is the Arab and
Muslim region that will pay the price right away, from its security
economy, wealth and future. Hence it is obviously the party which will
incur the biggest strategic loss.
And this is the greatest problem:
The Arabs and Muslims whose economies were destroyed and whose
political future experienced a major set back as a result of the first
Gulf war and the invasion of Kuwait are oblivious now towards the
major catastrophe they will fall in if the war takes place and they
While the whole world whose peoples
feel that they are going to pay certain economic prices demonstrates,
we in the Arab and Muslim region which America impoverished two
decades ago, and which will pay yet a heavier price if the war occurs,
remain silent. The coming war might not only change some of the
features of the region but its future as a whole, for it will be the
most dangerous development since the birth of Israel.
On the other hand, knowing that the
Iraqi regime could not be respected by any of the peoples of the
region, being an American tool that paved the ground for executing its
plots, will not prevent us from being aware that what is coming is the
most dangerous earthquake that will hit the modern history of our
Consequently, to remain silent or
even slow to react will encourage even more dangerous events that
might have, as the enemy says, a heavy historic impact.
The Question about where the Arab
and Muslims are in these historic moments is quite obvious, but we are
not asking about the governments and regimes whose only concern, at
least most of them, is to secure its continuity in the post-war
period, but about the cultural and political elites, as well as the
students and the youth. If these elites remain silent while the
Palestinians are being slaughtered and the entire nation is about to
fall prey to the most barbaric beast in history, they will have beg
America to secure their future. Nevertheless ,they ought to know that
America cares only about its own interests which surely do not
intersect with those of the national elites.