A Muslim comments on Muslim double standards

1977

Syrian Women

On the one hand Allah tells us Muslims in the Quran that we are “the best of peoples, evolved for mankind”, but then showers us with leaders who bring out the worst in the human soul.

If the murderous spree some of my fellow Muslims have embraced is not enough, their hypocrisy of playing the victim card makes the rest of the world cringe in anger, if not outrage.

As I write, Muslims around the world have taken to the streets and social media to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, that has resulted in the deaths of nearly 200 Palestinians.

Undoubtedly the death of 200 Arabs, many of them civilian women and children, is tragic and worthy of condemnation.

However, just next door to Israel almost 200,000 Arabs have been killed by fellow Arabs in Syria, but that tragedy has triggered no public demonstrations of anger in Islamic capitals, let alone in Toronto.

Let us examine two military operations by two countries against what they describe as Islamic terrorists belonging to radical jihadi movements.

While Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is making the lead story around the world, few are aware of Pakistan’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb (Strike of Prophet Muhammad’s Sword) underway against the Taliban inside Pakistan.

Israel’s military operations have killed about 200 and displaced about 17,000 Palestinians from their homes in Gaza.

Pakistan’s military operations, on the other hand, have killed over 400 and made over 900,000 Pashtun Pakistanis homeless and destitute in their own country.

While the 17,000 Palestinians are finding shelter in United Nations Relief and Works Agency structures, nearly one million Pakistanis are facing a catastrophe that has triggered neither media coverage, nor international aid or protest.

On Monday, a day after an Israeli missile killed 18 family members of the Hamas police chief in Gaza, Iraqi men in Baghdad slaughtered 28 Iraqi women.

There was plenty of fury over the dead family, almost none for the women, for they were alleged to be residents of a brothel, as if that mattered.

Allah’s “best of peoples, evolved for mankind”, clearly live by a double standard, the one that triggers mammoth support for Palestinians but absolutely none for Pashtuns.

Here’s why. It is not the race or religion of the victim that counts, but the identity of their tormentor.

As long as it’s an Arab army annihilating fellow Arabs or a Muslim military murdering fellow Muslims, too many Muslims simply shrug away our responsibility and say, “leave it to Allah” as the Qur’an supposedly commands.

However, if the Muslim falls victim to the “kuffar” — meaning the Jew, Christian or Hindu — then many of our clerics take to the pulpit and deliver fiery, end-of-times lectures, using the tragedy as a reason to ignite hatred against the other, in most cases “The Jew”.

“And a time is about to come when Allah would bestow such a success on Islam that there would not be a single Jew left on the face of the earth. … And when the last Jew will be killed from this world, then peace would be established in the world …”

by Tarek Fatah

28 COMMENTS

  1. i do agree people are just talking about the palestinian genocide because it is the jews killing the muslims noone is concerned about the sitiuation in iraq ,syria and what happened in egypt just because it was muslims killing muslims,recently some people killed ahmedis and murdered them and then celebrated IS THIS HUMANITY TRUE AHMEDIS ARE NOT MUSLIMS BUT DOES THAT MEAN YOU MURDER THEM?NOBODY IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE ALSO ENGAGED IN WAR ON TERROR AND THAT THE BLOOD OF AFGHANIS IS IN OUR HAND !EVERYBODY LOVES BASHING THE ARAB SHEIKHS FOR BEING OM ISRAELS SIDE BUT LUK AT OUR VERY OWN STATE !BUT I FIND THE COMPARISON OF IDPS AND ZARBEAZB QUITE IRREVALENT

  2. Dear writer you really need to get your facts straight before writing such articles that are viewed and read by such a large audience. I guess many people have corrected you in basically almost everything you wrote so i don’t need to repeat it again but please it is your duty as a person on a platfrom from ehich you can educate millions to refrane from such baseless articles which nit only compares to COMPLETELY different situations but also has no positive message for the readers. I would have agreed with you if you articlevwas about fighting the evil within ourselves but saying that what the Pak Army is doing is the same kind of persecution that the people of Gaza are facing due to Israel makes my heart bleed as you fail to understand how your article can cause people who are uneducated to hold a grude against the army and may cause many other blunders. Please think and try to get your facts straight before you try to “educate” the people again!!

  3. Just wonder how much they would have payed to this so called Muslim writer for his poor attempt to justify the ruthless killing of Palestinians by Israel.Mr. Writer you are trying to mislead people about pakistan army.few days back a child born in the camp of IDPs has named after Operation Zarbe Azb, azb khan by his parents . I think that’s enough to clarify the situation of pakistan army Pakistani people.. Secondly Muslim don’t kill Muslims but it’s the terrorist organisations supported, created and launched by USA. Who was usama bin Laden? Who trained him?….open your eyes, don’t you see that how suddenly organisations like al.quaida and ISIS will come out from nowhere, where American interest lie….

  4. I think u want to create misunderstanding between Pakistan army and pushtoons. Our army is fighting not only for Pakistan but also for pushtoons. Our brave army is also providing them food etc … don’t try to build wrong concept… don’t behave like traitor Hamid mir….I hope u understand Thai

  5. The only better understanding we need to have is to have the understanding of islam in essence and the life of nabi e aakhir sallallaho alaihiwasallam.
    I would like to remind you about the Jew woman who used to throw garbage while he was on his way for prayers and did she not convert to islam in the end?? Did he protest about her actions? According to modern day so called muslims an AK-47 might have been in order for that woman. But wait! what actually he did. He visited a Jew when she was ill. Thats it!!

    And therefore I reject Miss haya, the above writer is right to quote that we are above all accountable for our actions first and foremost! This is not the first time. In the entire history of Islam, Whenever mass Muslim bloodshed happened you will find Muslims behind it. history is a witness that Muslims were killed by Muslims more than non Muslims.
    As far as Israel is concerned, I should let you and everybody know that only a strong faith of one man alone is enough to end what’s happening in that land when my lord Allah the almighty wants it, it will indeed happen!!! Call it my confidence, Allah is indeed Qadir to have the entire israeli jews converted to Islam.

    What my point of concern is though how will we show our faces to rabbe kainat with the kind of sins we have in our pocket, leave Israel leave america. Have we fulfilled our obligations towards Allah.

    Have we thanked Allah! the way Allah should be thanked. I am definitely sure no one even knows what I just said here, but anyways keep arguing and waste time. because the time is close when you will have to answer for hiding the truth or seeing the other way.

    The world knows what Saudi Arabia does to protect its two cent crown. How they fund and close their eyes towards Palestinians. Ohhh I must say, Jews are not in Israel.
    Chao!

  6. Aslaam.i am Pakistani guy born in Norway.i must appreciate the way it s been discribed in this rapport.Its so big true that we muslims are just slaughtring ourself by our own evils.its true that it is Zionist or yazeedi soches everywhere right now but we have to really think who is doing and if its ur own or others,make a hell of them.have to get them & ofcourse we have to take our own devil out of us.Its just crazy how the innoceent people, especially muslims are being killed in whole world.And most of the its own people, who are murdering eachother and others just keep silent and looking.i hope that we may soon have to began to follow our quran and follow principles of Prophet (saw),who gives us just a lesson of love and peace.Following his and Allah’s commands no muslim can just kill any innocent and nobody can say kafir to his own fellows, who calls themselves muslims.We really have to be careful to call eachother this fitna because this can get urself into a position of kuffar.
    i really hope and make dua that may be Allah(swt) show us right path and help be consist on his commands.He is only got a power to do anything…!

  7. Muslims world is bunch of hypocrites. They are rioting in France, UK & shedding dog tears while killing millions of their own species in arab, pakistan!

    • there is nothing but hatred in your heart slumdog. guess when you have been our bitches for over a thousand years its kind of hard to let go, but dont worry you will be our bitches again.

    • excuse me mr kumar u have no rights to insult any country like this ….if u do so it describes how is your country so please stop saying the things u dont know..i hope u understand.!!!

  8. I agree with other comments as Pakistan is the only country who shot down Israel Fighter planes in 1967 and 1973 Arab Israel war. Nowadays Pakistanis are fighting war against Munafiqeen of TTP, not against Pashtuns ….please set your record atraight

    • You read from madrassa.

      Pakistan will get belted by Israel with in few hours!
      They make everything from car to missile to radars!

      Pakistan cant even make its own bike & cars!

      stealing URENCO nuke design and proliferating it is all Pakis can do

      • And you, Kumar, are obviously a trouble-monger, idiot, and pot-stirring moron; with poor vocabulary, grammar, and syntax…and a penchant for brown-nosing Israel. If India – from where you seem to hail – despite its size – has been unable to “belt” Pakistan (remember, we carved Pakistan out of the very viscera of “Akhand Bharat”?), please harbour no illusions that Israel has any hope of doing so. In fact, given that India and Israel have had a beef with Pakistan for a very long time now, your combined efforts will absolutely not amount to much, at all. Now, why don’t you wander off and express childish outrage over Maria Sharapova not knowing about Sachin Tendulkar? Shoo, little boy.

        • 1. Jihadi, Porki! I have no reason to write with proper vocabulary, sytax & semantics while conversing with madrassa infected wahabi islamic zealot!
          2. India have beaten your back, broken Porkistan into piece(1971) & dampened your economy ; forcing your inefficient, beggar republic into arms race.
          Islamic beggar republic have no money to pay its external debt’s interests

          3. You lost all 4 wars with India. Survive on American aid & kill your own people to justify more future aid!

          4. Why don’t you join into the recent anarchist dharna sponsored by Taliban jahil khan & ulema council for bringing PigInqilab in Porkistan

        • 1. Jihadi, Porki! I have no reason to write with proper vocabulary, syntax & semantics while conversing with madrassa infected wahabi islamic zealot!

          2. India have beaten your back, broken Porkistan into piece(1971) & dampened your economy ; forcing your inefficient, beggar republic into arms race.

          Islamic beggar republic have no money to pay its external debt’s interests

          3. You lost all 4 wars with India. Survive on American aid & killing your own people as contract killers justify more future aid!

          4. Why don’t you join into the recent anarchist dharna sponsored by Taliban jahil khan & ulema council for bringing P*g- Inqilab in Porkistan.

          5. Israel will beat the h*ll out of beggar porki country if you even dream about hurting them. Entire group pf 50 Izlamic p*gs countries can’t fight Israel.

        • 1. Jihadi, Porki! I have no reason to write with proper vocabulary, syntax & semantics while conversing with madrassa infected wahabi islamic zealot!

          2. India have beaten your back, broken Porkistan into piece(1971) & dampened your economy ; forcing your inefficient, beggar republic into arms race.

          Islamic beggar republic have no money to pay its external debt’s interests

          3. You lost all 4 wars with India. Survive on American aid & killing your own people as contract killers justify more future aid!

          4. Why don’t you join into the recent anarchist dharna sponsored by Taliban jahil khan & ulema council for bringing Pig- Inqilab in Porkistan.

          5. Israel will beat the hell out of beggar porki country if you even dream about hurting them. Entire group pf 50 Izlamic p*gs countries can’t fight Israel.

        • India had nuclear scientists in 1920. Coupe of them got Nobel prize.
          Do you know about Homi bhabha. He was world’s top 5 Nuclear scientist in 1950-1960!

          Who is talking about Indian muslim here?
          Abdul Qalam was not a nuclear scientist. He was our Missile Man!

  9. The Evil is not only outside but also within. Zionists are attacking Muslims directly in Ghaza and indirectly in Syria and Pakistan through emotional greedy idiots… TTP is made by Zionists who killed thousands of innocent women and children in Pakistan therefore Pakistan Army is eliminating them on one hand and providing shelter to over 900 thousand people on the other hand… please try to understand the zionist evil moves and correct your concepts.

  10. Dear writer,
    Seems like you have absolutely no clue between Palestine and Pakistan situation. You really need to educate yourself about these two issues.

  11. you are trying to relate 2 different things in the same situation even without knowing the background of the story but i agree at that point of killing Muslims in world weather its in Palestine or its in Pakistan whereever they are they have the right to live like the other living in the rest of countries.

  12. By just simply relating sequence of events in Palestine n Pakistan, u can not analyze situations in the two countries. Hamas is protecting Palestinians and fighting for freedom since decades. On the other hand, taliban (for whom the operation zarb e azab) is taking place are killing the people of Pakistan irrational of any race, class and creed.. they have killed people praying in mosques, in the markets, outside and inside the army settlements and so on. you need to get a better understanding on the issues around the world before writing about it. Yes I agree the killing spree in Syria could not get attention from the Muslim world, I agree the leaders of all the Muslim states have failed to deliver courage to speak about the on going matters circling Muslim ummah. Create positive change by uniting people and not creating a choas out of it. Thank you.

  13. Well get your facts and figures correct mate. Pakistan army isn’t butchering civilian like Israeli militarists.
    Pakistan army started zarb e AZB to eliminate Ttp who have killed almost 100 thousand Pakistanis.
    The pashtuns there in pak voluntarily came out and are being taken care generously unlike In Gaza where they don’t have anything.the

    The situation in Syria is not only due to Arabs

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