Ecuador may be a puny country but in its decision to grant asylum to an otherwise insignificant person such as Julian Assange has taken a giant step to establish the principal that a nation’s self-respect and dignity lies in asserting its sovereignty that the Muslim countries so shamelessly have thrown away. This, for the sake of few crumps and protection that their foreign master(s) provide for their own vested national interests. It seems it is a waste of time to equate with Ecuadorian Eagles, these flightless nations that have made ‘halal’ for themselves the carrions left over by other hunters:-
اے طأءرے لاہوتی اس رزق سے موت اچھی
جس رزق سے آتی ہے پرواز ميں کوتاہی
[Oh! You the bird with limitless flight capacity,
Prefer death to the sustenance that limits your flight.]
An appropriate message perhaps of another momentous historic event for nations that are celebrating—albeit on different days--the occasion of Eid and the memory of the struggle of defence of their dignity and independence of the 17th Ramadhan some fourteen centuries ago. Happy Eid to them all.