By Dr Shahid Qureshi:-
The failed coup attempt of 15th July 2016 in Turkey by Fataullah Gulen and his network raised many questions as how the whole thing cooked up and no body new about it? Fatahullah Gulen is an exiled Turk sitting in the USA supported by wealthy businessmen and chain of schools and other institutions. He obviously attracted lot of educated young people in Turkey with his speeches. Although the coup was toppled by the people of Turkey but there is a chance of another attempt at some point. A security analyst said: “April 2017 is very important for Turkey and coup plotters as there is always a plan B and C”.
Gulen Network of Turkey has lot of similarities with Qadiyani Network run by the British and (Tahirul) Qadri Network jointly run by the Canadians and others. AS all three of them has religious signatures and penetrated among lower middle classes. In any country, it is the middle class that run the country as most middle managers and middle ranking officers come from that class. In All the three above cases, foreign sponsored assets ran clandestine spying networks.
- These networks penetrated among the middle classes
- Middle classes are ambitious and would do anything to be accepted in the upper classes who are mostly corrupt.
- Assets are groomed in various ways by providing preferential treatment in jobs and promotions
- In case of Gullen Network in Turkey – they ran a whole scam of fraudulent activities from tempering in exams results to cheating in exams as well as promoting their people and by passing the system.
- This preferential treatment and promotion opportunities might have attracted people to join the Gulen Network rather than religious views.
- To attract people, they use the names of the personalities who are specially placed and groomed to say look, such an important person is our member’. That is to create credibility of the group. Obviously, there is no shortage of con artists and corrupt people who could do anything for money and position.
- Gulen Network like Qadiyani Network and Qadri Network (Pakistan) has full support of psychological warfare experts and strategists to develop a popular narrative. But the ultimate objective is to control the governments of the targeted countries.
“Qadianis were created as a strategic weapon during the British Rule in India as part of the ‘Psychological Warfare’. It happened when invading or occupying powers need local collaborators to do their dirty jobs for example similar kind of group was created in Vietnam by the US but not on religious lines, a minority group was also patronized by the Israelis in South Lebanon, which was later abandoned. US also patronized a group in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Here is what British Intelligence (Punjab Office Version) reported in 1919: “The Growth and Development of The Ahmadya Movement (1919)”:
“They (Qadianis) took NO part in the Muhammadan agitation over the Turkish question beyond expressing the opinion that consideration should be paid to the feelings of the Muhammadan world, and admitted frankly that they owned no spiritual allegiance to the Sultan (of Turkey), but recognized as their temporal sovereign the Power (British) under whose rule they lived. They were opposed to the ‘hijrat’ movement, maintaining that Islamic conditions governing the necessity for ‘hijrat’ had not been fulfilled.
The Khilfat and non-cooperation movements found them to be firmly on the side of (British) Government (in India). The Qadiani section published pamphlets on the “Turkish Peace and “Non-cooperation and Islam”, in which non-cooperation, ‘hijrat (migration)’ and ‘Jihad’ were un-qualifying condemned. Throughout the Punjab disturbances of 1919, they (Qadianis) remained loyal to the (British Government).”
Why Qadianis declared traitors to Islam and Indian Sub-continent by Allama Muhammad Iqbal apart from all his liberal views? Muslim empires flourished due to their non-discriminatory and non-religious policies based on talent and merit that is why Christians, Jews, Muslims and rest reached at the highest levels in Baghdad, Spain and Delhi.
In 1935 Sir Mohammad Iqbal, a lawyer, poet and philosopher asked the British Government to declare the Qadiyanis as separate community just as they done with the Sikhs. Sir Iqbal said, ‘the Qadiyanis while pursuing a policy of separation in religion and social matters ‘, however, anxious to remain politically with the fold. The Qadiyanis will never take initiative for separation’, argued Sir Iqbal because their small number (56,000) according to 1931 census would not entitle them ‘even to a single seat in any legislature. The Qadiyanis asked the British Government that, ‘our rights too should be recognised like those of Parsees and Christians reported (Al Fadhi 13th November 1946).
No one can deny the special links of the community with the British Government as Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (1838-1908), the shadowy prophet declared himself that Islam consisted of two parts: one, obedience to God and two, obedience to the British government. He admitted he could ‘pursue his mission neither in Makkah, nor Madinah; neither in Syria, nor Iran or Kabul save under this Government for whose good fortune we pray’. On 24th February 1898, Mirza sent a fawning petition to the British Lt-Governor of the province, he referred to his loyal services to the government of Britain and reminded him that he was their ‘their own plant’ (khud sakhtah pauda) and, then went on to request that his followers be given special consideration by officials.
Mirza’s ‘khalifah’ and son, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, wrote proudly in the cult’s paper Al-Fazal dated 1st November 1934, that: ‘The whole world considers us to be the agents of the British. That is why a German minister who attended the opening of an Ahmadiya building in Germany was asked to explain as to why he went to the function of a community, which was the agent of the British’.
Qadiyani links with Israel: “It was common knowledge that Jalaluddin Qamar, the Ahmedyah Missionary of Rabwah had been serving in Israel since 1956 when Ch. Muhammad Sharif was called back to Pakistan from Israel. All Qadiyani missionaries who had been formerly posted in Israel since 1928 namely J.D Shams, Allah Dita Jalundhari, Rashid Ahmed Chaughtai, Noor Ahmad and Ch. Sharif lived in Rabwah after serving in Israel. Their families had mysterious contact channels when they were in Israel”, wrote Bashir Ahmad in ‘Ahmadiyah Movement: British Jewish Connection.
As far as Jewish help and support is concerned, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, grandson of the Qadiyani prophet has himself acknowledged in his book ‘OUR FOREIGN MISSIONS’, PP. 79-80 in the following words: “The Ahmadiyya mission in Israel is situated in Haifa at Mount Karmal. We have a mosque there, a mission house, a library, a book depot and a school”.
More Qadiyanis serve in the Israeli Armed Forces than Pakistan according to a book, ‘Israel: A Profile’, by a respected Jewish Professor I.T Naomi. He stated: ‘… and the Ahmadi sect of some 600 people from Pakistan can also serve in the (Israeli) army…’ To many analysts Qadiaynis are a political issue and have always been a security problem?
(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 Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University)
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