The Media War on Islam and the
believe that Bush's America is not considering any serious plan for
reform or liberties in the Arab and Islamic worlds. That is why, we
ought to be aware of all the dangers and threats of the coming stage.
Asked in his weekly seminar
the following question: How
do you view the talk about the need for reform and freedom in the Arab and
Muslim Worlds and its relation with the talk about a solution for the
Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
Political and intellectual freedoms as well as
the reform in the Arab and Muslim worlds do not constitute a
priority for the current or previous Bush administrations.
The talk about them is but a passport for the
American project that aims to dominate the region, usurp its
resources and force Israelís will and its conditions regarding
the "peaceful" settlement.
Thus, the studies prepared by American strategic
research centers that call for supporting "moderate
Muslims" against the "radicals" seek to incite
internal strife. They actually aim at presenting a free service
for the American Israeli project. And make the temple fall on
all of us.
We are witnessing a new phase in the war against
Islam that turns the Arab into pawns in the American grand plan
Some might feel that America might act as a
savior to their Arab or Muslim group to the detriment of the
others. But they will all discover when it would be too late,
that they have all been used as political tools to serve the
American project in the region.
The new offensive on Islam has reached the
extent that the research centers are trying to draw the Islamic
future through an ideological project that takes into
consideration the vital interests of the American Administration
that wants to involve some Muslims in what it calls the war of
"ideas" and "inducing a democratic changeĒ. But
they ought to understand that the Administrationís goal is
purely political, as we have seen how it has hindered since last
October the publishing of the human development report, just
because it discloses the dangers and the goals of the American
invasion of Iraq as well as the practices of the Israeli
occupation in occupied Palestine.
Therefore, we believe that Bush's America is not
considering any serious plan for reform or liberties in the Arab
and Islamic worlds. In addition to its use for these issues to
promote its plan for domination, it is giving Israel a free hand
to kill more Palestinians, while talking about a solution for
the Palestinian problem. It is also making additional threats
for Syria and Iran to ensure that they will not oppose the next
phase of the American project in Palestine and Iraq.
Thus, the war against the Arab and Muslim media,
especially the Manar TV station is but a prelude to the greater
political offensive that is in the making and that includes
additional pressures and possibly stronger military actions.
That is why we are concerned with what is going
to happen on the Palestinian front now more than ever before,
since the focus nowadays is on distorting the Palestinian
political steadfastness to enable the establishment of an entity
that has none of the basis of a state. They want the
Palestinians to accept all of Sharon's conditions, which have
already been approved by Bush, including forgetting about the
withdrawal to 1967 borders, the right of return and the
dismantling of the settlements. In short a full surrender.
Therefore, we, as a nation, ought to be aware of
all the dangers and threats of the coming stage and know that we
cannot counter or fail them if we do not adhere to our internal
unity in which all the sectarian and partisan divisions give way
for, since we are threatened in our very existence.