First, let's look at a brief history of Palestine. It is a place where many of the Prophets were born or died, including Ibrahim, Lut, Dawud, Sulayman, Musa and `Isa (peace be upon them). Also, we musn't forget that Baitul-Maqdis was the site of Prophet Muhammad's (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) Isra' and Mi'raj.
Palestine was brought under Islamic rule during the time of Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The new laws were welcomed not only by Muslims, but by the Christians and Jews as well. Prior to Islamic rule, the Palestinians had been living under the tyrannical Byzantines. In fact, after witnessing the humbleness of Umar (r.a) and the Muslims, Sophronius, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem gave him the keys to the city. There was also another famous incident where Umar was invited to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and when prayer time arrived he was given permission to pray inside the church by the Patriarch of Alexandria, Eutychius. However, Umar declined the offer and prayed outside the church instead, citing that if he prayed inside the church, he feared that future generations of Muslims may take it as an excuse to forcefully convert the church to a mosque. In addition to this, Jews were able to live in Jerusalem and practice their religion freely for the first time since they were banished 500 years prior to that. According to Encyclopaedia Judaica, 70 Jewish families took up residence in the city.
- 1099 A.C. Palestine was invaded by the European Crusaders and subsequently occupied for nearly a century. During the occupation massacres and great injustices were committed against the Muslim, Jewish and native Christian residents of the area. The only law applied in the holy land blessed by Allah was the law of force and persecution.
- 1187 A.C. Palestine was liberated by the Muslims under the leadership of Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi (Saladin the Magnificent) who brought back Islamic law to the area.
- 1917 the British government issued the Balfour Declaration which declared Palestine to be a homeland for Jews. At the time Jews made up approximately 8% of the population of Palestine and owned approximately 2.5% of the land.
- 1918 the British and their Arab nationalist allies defeated the Ottomans. The British dismembered the Ottoman Empire and occupied Palestine. The British immediately began a campaign of immigrating European Jews to Palestine.
- 1948 the Jews claimed the establishment of a state for themselves over the land of Palestine and called it Israel. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims were forced out of Palestine under the military pressure of Jewish terrorist groups such as the Irgun, Levi, and Haganot which were financed and armed by the British army.
- 1967 Israel attacked Egypt, Jordan and Syria and occupied more land including, for the first time, Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa. Since that time Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa has been the target of several attempts by the Jews to destroy or burn it, including several attempts to bring about its collapse through underground excavations. The Jews know that Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa is symbolic of the Islamic nature of the land and want to remove any trace of Islamic civilization from Palestine.
When we look at all these facts, one thing becomes crystal clear; it is only Islamic rule that will bring peace and prosperity to a country. For Islamic rule to be implemented, two factors must be considered;
1. Muslims should make up the majority of the population. The Zionists have been attempting to make people believe that creating two states, i.e. Palestine and Israel alongside each other, will help the citizens of both states to prosper. This will not work, and in any case, their main objective is to drive out the Muslims from the area.
2. The heads of the Palestinian state should consist of Muslims with sufficient knowledge of their religion, and enough thaqwa to act upon what they've learnt. Appointing pro-democrats will only contribute, yet again, to the downfall of the nation.
It must also be noted that anti-Zionism have been mentioned in the same breath as Antisemitism by Western media sources, so much so that many appear to believe that the two ideologies are the same thing. For an example, there was a meeting held by the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and several anti-Zionist Rabbis to conduct discussions about the evils of Zionism. CNN covered this rather extensively it must be said, with the headline "DENYING THE HOLOCAUST", with Bush and his cronies appearing randomly to criticize the meeting, calling it antisemitic. In fact, one of the invitees of the meeting clearly mentioned just as the meeting began that it had nothing to do with the Holocaust, they weren't discussing anything about it. The only time that they mentioned the Holocaust was when they agreed upon the fact that Zionists were using in as an excuse to drive Palestinians out of their homeland. This brings us to a few words uttered by the Finnish Foreign Minister Errki Tuomioja back during 2001:
"I am shocked that Israel's policy is to humiliate, to hurt, and to impoverish the Palestinians. What could be the result of this except eternal hatred? Israel's actions are especially difficult to accept because the Jews, more than anyone else should know how horrible it is for a whole nation to be persecuted. It is very troubling that the policies of the Israelis against the Palestinians are similar to those which victimized them in the 1930s."
Predictably, he was much criticized after this. In this age of globalization, we're not allowed to look deep into the heinous acts of crime committed by the so-called saviors of the human race, i.e. USA, UK, and the rest of the G8. I was watched coverage of the Gaza massacre on several Western news channels like the Australia Network, Fox News etc and was not surprised to see that their correspondents were strategically placed in Israel where the "Israelis were living in constant fear." I call it shambolic journalism.
* "The Torah] forbids us to strive for the reunion or possession of the land by any but spiritual means."
Rabbi S. R. Hirsch
* "Not via our desire did we leave the land of Israel, and not via our power will we come back to the land of Israel."
Rabbi S.D. Schneerson
* "[Zionists] want a state in order to make Jews into heretics."
Rabbi C. Soloveichik
* "The Zionists have attacked the center point of Judaism."
Rabbi V. Soloveichik
Zionists are aware that their ideology utterly is baseless. Recently I watched a video of an interview with Yusuf al-Khattab, a Jewish convert to Islam. He came in contact with an Arab Muslim and started to learn about some of the teachings of Islam. He mentioned that he often repeated the questions he asked the Arab guy in front of Zionist Rabbis (he was living in Israel at the time) just to see what kind of answers they gave him. On one such occasion, he asked the question, "Do you think it is better if we live under the Islamic Sharia, where women are dressed modestly and such, or if we continue to live like the way we're doing right now?"
The Rabbi looked around, raised a finger to his lips and said, "Shh!"
"It was then that I realized what garbage people they were," said Yusuf, "they don't even stand up to what they believe."
Illegal Jewish settlers attempt to burn down a house containing a family of 20 Palestinians, who've climbed the roof of the house while Jews try to egg them from above. One of the many incidents that received little to no coverage by Western media sources.
But, amongst all the confusion created by the tyrants, lone voices of truth are speaking out. As Martin Luther King said, "The tragedy is not the brutality of evil but the silence of good people." In this age of mass media, we should feel obliged to deliver the truth to many who've been kept in the dark for too long. Like this Jewish Rabbi:
I also find it very saddening to see that many people of my age pay little to no attention to this. Many of them say, "There's nothing we can do" and that is it. But there is a lot we can do! We can pray to Allah to ease the suffering of the Gazans, to give them strength during these perilous times, to keep their faith in Allah strong, and insha Allah the state of Palestine will be ours again!
Fight those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not the transgressors. [The Holy Quran, 2:190]
And fight them on until there is no more tumult and oppression, and there prevail Justice and Faith in Allah. [The Holy Quran, 2:193]
And Slacken not in Following up on the Enemy: If you are suffering hardships, they are suffering similar hardships: But you have hope from God while they have none. God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom. [The Holy Quran 4: 104]