By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
“There were two places where Alexander ‘The Great faced fierce resistance in the whole world. It was Palestine and Pakistan (Multan fort in Pakistan), where he was actually injured by (Pakistani soldiers) and subsequently killed”, says famous British historian Michael Wood in his documentary “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” on BBC. That is little history lesson for the Indian sexed up rulers of the Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Iran. Your business with India is more important than lives of men, women and Children of Indian occupied Kashmir facing Genocide by 900000 Indian occupying soldiers.
The recent events both in Palestine and Indian occupied Kashmir have the same Nazi and Fascist ideological script. The UAE medal Awarding of fascist killer Indian Prime Minister Narandra Modi is yet another addition of the Arab betrayals of Kashmiris under Indian occupation, Palestinians and Ottomans. Kashmiris, Palestinians and all other occupied people have legal right to resist by using all available means including armed resistance under the UN charter. By revoking the article 370 Indians have opened the gates of hell for them which we will see in coming days and that will lead to the further break up of India.
It is very important that present and future leaders of Pakistan must understand that Pakistan’s commitment to Palestine was a principled one and it predate Pakistan itself. It’s support for the just causes of the Muslim world is organically related to its own national vocation.
I asked a senior British Jewish journalist while travelling to Kazakhstan for the presidential elections on 9 June 2019, ‘How many Nazis were convicted at ‘Nuremberg Trial’? Well only 26 Nazis were convicted at the Nuremberg’. He said: ‘we know largest number of Nazis went to the USA and played major role in US defense industry’. Which proves the point that US involvement in all the wars and genocides since 1945 has Nazi footprints from Latin America, Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Middle East not to mention the twice nuclear bombings of Japan. The ‘hot potato’ given to the Zionists – Jews by the so-called victors in Palestine was/is actually a trap and continuation of Nazi program against Jews and non-Arian races. If the victors of WWII were sincere with the Jewish sufferings, they wouldn’t have given you a disputed land owned the Ottoman empire and Palestinians? The Europeans could have given you some space in Europe as Stalin gave to the Russian Jews in Birobidzhan?
Birobidzhan is a town and the administrative center of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Russia, located on the Trans-Siberian Railway, near the China-Russia border. As of the 2010 Census, its population is 75,413, and the national language is Yiddish.
Pakistan as state will never accept illegal occupation of Kashmir by India and Zionist occupation of Palestine as stated by the father of the nation Mohmmad Ali Jinnah. So those liberals in PTI and rest who are going to start new campaign in Pakistan to recognize Israel must ‘shut up’.
As in October 1947, soon after emergence of Pakistan, MA Jinnah aka (Quaid-i-Azam) warned that the partition of Palestine would entail, “the gravest danger and unprecedented conflict and that the entire Muslim world will revolt against such a decision which cannot be supported historically, politically and morally”. Soon afterwards, Pakistan said at the United Nations that: ‘all the Holy Land was being nailed and stretched on the cross. All these words are still timely.
In 1950 (May-June) Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan visited the United States and American leaders of trade and industry met him. At the meeting they promised all possible military and economic assistance in case Pakistan recognized Israel. The American industrialists also underlined the importance of such a package for the new state of Pakistan. Liaquat Ali Khan in his known gentle tone replied, ‘Gentlemen! Our soul is not for sale.’
Zulifqar Ali Bhutto (1928- 1979), Prime Minister said in his keynote address to Second Summit Conference of the Islamic Heads of States held in Lahore, 18-22 February 1974, to serve as a reminder that, “Pakistan’s stand (on Palestine) was neither emotional nor ephemeral, it was based on sound principles in history, law and international legality. The stand can be betrayed. It can never be faulted”.
The Pakistan resolution passed in 1940 that inaugurated the glorious freedom struggle of the Muslims of the South Asian subcontinent under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (d.1948). It is a fact of no small significance that the same session of the, [All India] Muslim League which adopted the Pakistan resolution also adopted unanimously a resolution on Palestine.
The resolution recorded that, “the considered opinion, in clear and unequivocal language, that no arrangements of a piecemeal character should be made in Palestine which are contrary in spirit and opposed to the pledges given to the Muslim world’. The resolution further warned against the danger of using force in the Holy Land to overawe the Arabs … into submission”.
Pakistan’s support for the just causes of the Muslim world is organically related to its own national vocation. It has never suffered a severance between national impulse and the urges of the Muslim emancipation. When the partition of Palestine was decided, a demonstration was held here in Lahore at which [the great Islamic poet] Iqbal [d.1938] was present. On that occasion, he emphasized the problem of Palestine, and I quote his words, `does not concern Palestine alone but will have wide repercussions in the entire Muslim world’.
Before 1947 there was no Palestine problem; there was only a country named Palestine. Only the right arrogated to itself by western colonialism enabled one western nation to promise to a section of another people, namely Jews, the country of a third, the Arabs. It needs to be reiterated that it is this fundamental injustice, this uprooting of a people from their homeland and planting alien population on it that evokes the resentment of the entire Muslim world.
‘They called me Benazir Bhutto’s Jew’ said to me Professor Mark Siegel at the Eurasian Media Forum 22 – 24 May 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They killed my friend (Benazir Bhutto) and I could see pain and wetness in his eyes. I told him that: ‘they killed my brother too’. Prof Mark Siegel is currently head of New York University’s Centre for Global Affairs, in the USA.
I asked him about the Benazir’s will of succession and he said: ‘she gave me a copy’ for keeping. I have great respect for him as a senior academic and he asked me, ‘why do you think she (Benazir) gave me the will’. I said may be ‘she wanted to have ‘Jewish lobby’s support’ and you are not the only Jew with close relations to the Bhuttos.
I said to him, ‘as Muslims and Pakistanis we don’t have any problems with the Jews and historically Muslims always protected their minorities, ‘anti-Jewish or anti-Semitism’ is very European thing’. The only issue is the Palestine and that is not with the Jews but with the Zionists.
Mark Siegel said, ‘it is in Bible that Jews lived in Palestine’. I told him that: ‘Bible cannot be used as a claim to land registry and Zionists don’t believe in God. How come the book is authentic for Zionists when they don’t believe in the author (God). That’s where liberalism and atheism meet. It was nice meeting with the Professor Mark Siegel, whom Benazir Bhutto trusted more than 220 million Pakistanis by handing him her Will of succession. A mutual friend from CNN was also present in the conversation with professor Mark Siegel in the tea break of session.
Pakistan was about to fire a long range Shaheen-III missile (with speed of 18 times the speed of sound) to Israel on 27th February 2019, in retaliation to the arrest of the Israeli Air Force pilot flying an Indian fighter jet and capturing of a complete set of Israeli spice missile on its territory. One-week later US gave Thud missile defense system to Israel. Pakistani pilots have already shot down 10 Israeli Air force jets in 1967 and 1973 Wars, so the score is 10 – 0, plus Pakistan has an Israeli pilot in custody as reported.
Finally, both Indian occupation of Kashmir and Zionist occupation of Palestine are illegal, immoral and unethical under UN Resolutions. That status will never change no matter how many years gone by as it is not a land dispute but humanitarian matter for Kashmiri and Palestinian people. The occupation is going to end sooner or later.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international election observer for Azerbaijan April 2018, Kazakhstan 2015, 2016, 2019 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. At Government College Lahore he wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University. He is a visiting Professor at Hebe University in China.)
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