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Wahhabism: The heart of darkness
By Omar Khattab
It is not the first time that the Shias of Bahrain have been subjected to untold miseries. However, it is for the first time that it appears that the ruling royal family of Bahrain, cheered and supported by the Wahhabi House of Saud of Saudi Arabia, is serious about launching a Shia holocaust in Bahrain where the Shias are in majority.
The West led by the United States has condemned human rights violations in Libya. Hillary Clinton is upset with the killing of a hundred of so Libyans, but the uncounted corpses of Shia protestors have evoked no response from the White House or the State Department. But I do not blame the United States. It operates on the principle of self-interest and the security of Israel. What is worth noting is the attitude of non-Shia Muslims all over the world. From Indonesia from one end of the world to Morocco to the other, there is no condemnation of the Shia genocide in Bahrain. The only fault of the Shias is that they are demanding their human and natural rights. They are more than 70 percent of the population of Bahrain and yet have no say in the affairs of the government. They have been reduced to the status of third-class citizens in their own country.
The overwhelming number of Bahraini soldiers and policemen are outsiders. They are comprised of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and African mercenaries who have been given Bahraini citizenship in order to reduce the Shia majority and kill those Shias who dare demand their rights. These mercenaries on their part are the kind of people who will be willing to commit any inhuman act for money.
It is not money, however, which is the main motive behind these mercenaries killing unarmed Shia men, women, and children. There is something else going on here. If you look at the politicians, human rights campaigners, journalists, and anchor persons in the Muslim world, you will find that they are either completely indifferent to the Shias of Bahrain (and elsewhere), or supporting their killers and tormentors by suppressing the facts about their plight. Why is this so? The answer is: Wahabi money. The Wahhabi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has corrupted these people through money and anti-Shia hate materials (money is involved here too). In a country like Pakistan where one Palestinian or Kashmiri killed results in mad clamoring for jihad, not a single, yes a single, voice has been raised for the Shias of Bahrain. Pakistanis in general cry hoarse claiming that Islam is the religion of peace and yet are complicit in every unimaginable and unspeakable crime. Their reaction to Salman Taseer’s assassination (and martyrdom) at the hands of an Islamofascist is one instance. The Wahabi petro-dollars have crushed Islam and now what we have is Wahabism which stands for all that is evil and vile in human nature and societal functioning.
Before his martyrdom, Imam Hussain (AS) asked: “Is there anyone on my side [i.e., on the side of truth]? Today, the Shias blood in Bahrain is asking the same question to the Sunnis of Pakistan and elsewhere. Will they show character by standing up for them?