Caliphate to Counter US Imperialism
By Sharique Naeem
June 17, 2011
In the last three decades, we have witnessed a consistent trend in US foreign policy towards Muslim world, which involves interference, pressuring, intimidating, and outright wars. Sometimes there is a tendency to belittle this trend by linking it to only few America presidents. However the reality is, that this trend has continued in the tenure of both the Democrats, as well as Republicans.
The question arises here – Why does the US subjugate and colonize the Muslim world? The answer lies in the fact that America as a state, has built itself firmly by embracing the secular doctrine, which separates between “church and state”. Laws governing public affairs are legislated based on the whims and desires of human beings. Consequently, the secular doctrine will motivate the individuals who adhere to this way of life (i.e. Capitalism) to seek material benefits at any cost.
The Capitalists do not limit themselves to spreading secularism, but work to dominate other nations as it is in their benefit to do so. For example, between the 16th and 19th century, Italy, England, France, and other European nations embarked on campaigns to colonise the Muslim world to force the Ummah to adopt their way of life and to steal our resources. Since America upholds the same secular doctrine as these other nations, it now also seeks to colonise and subjugate the Muslim world – as is clear from its actions in Iraq, its support for Israel and, most importantly, its support and imposition of ruthless tyrants, like Karimov, Zardari, and Karzai, across the Muslim world.
The objective to dominate the Muslim world was expressed in the “Carter Doctrine” in 1980 when then US President Jimmy Carter stated in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan: “An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.” Carter established the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF) and gave it the responsibility for combat operations in the Gulf. Three years later, Ronald Reagan elevated the RDJTF, naming it Central Command (CENTCOM). CENTCOM has been the main American presence in many military operations, including the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
With this understanding, it is clear that the objectives of American foreign policy run counter to those of the Muslim Ummah.The reason for US imperialism in particular against the Muslim world, is more than just natural resources. Islam poses a potential ideological challenge to the secular doctrine. As Samuel P. Huntington said in his book ‘Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of the World Order’ – “Islam is the only civilization which has put the survival of the west in doubt”.
The states which have embodied the secular doctrine, fear a possible revival of a Khilafah state, which embodies the Islamic doctrine. This is a major concern for the Capitalists, because the Islamic doctrine has laws, visions and strategic objectives coming from a distinct source, i.e Islam. In a Khilafah state all public affairs, including economics, politics, the social system, the educational system and the judiciary are all governed by the commands and prohibitions of Islam. The manifestation of these systems into one entity – the Khilafah State – has the potential to outpace the Capitalist system by leaps and bounds. As it happened before, the Khilafah State will compete as a superpower.
This is something that does not benefit the Capitalists and as a result they are trying to prevent the Muslim Ummah from working towards political unification. Consequently, the Capitalists will work day and night to ensure that the Muslim Ummah remains subjugated Political experts in the west; have already begun pointing to the possible emergence of this Khilafah state. Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University, in an interview to ‘The Telegraph’(14th March) warned, that there is “a tiny possibility we get western-style democracies in the Middle East”, and he warned, by stating it is “More alarming to think about a restored caliphate”.
Today, the uprisings in the Muslim world, referred to as Arab spring are resulting in the fall of one dictator after another. Interestingly, a political expert, Patrick J. Buchananm, who has been a senior advisor to three American presidents wrote: “If Islamic rule is an idea taking hold among the Islamic masses, how does even the best army on earth stop it?”As the west, in particular the US, seeks to answer this by further aggressive use of force in the Muslim world, and by bribing new faces that replace toppled dictators. The paradox here is: the intelligentsia, in particular the generals in the armies of the Muslim world having to decide between repressing their own people or resisting US imperialism, are only natural to be predisposed to the idea, of a Khilafah state. email@example.com
Source: the frontierpost.com