Category Archives: Muslim World News

Egypt’s dictator against Saudi war with Iran or Hizbullah

On Wednesday, Egypt’s pro-Israel military dictator Gen. al-Sisi in a news briefing in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh said that he was against Saudi Arabia’s war hysteria against Iran and Hizbullah. He suggested that Saudi ‘royals’ should use dialogue to sort-out their grievances with Iran and Lebanese Islamic Resistance Hizbullah to avoid regional turmoil.

Our point of view when it comes to new troubles with either Iran or Hizbullah or any other issue is that we have to deal with great care so as not to add to the challenges and troubles of the region,” he said.

However, al-Sisi did support Riyadh on its crackdown on royal family members, former cabinet minister and businessmen – saying it’s country’s internal issue.

The new tension in the region is the result of the failure of Israel’s proxy war in Syria – thanks to Iranian, Hizbullah and Russian support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Determination to roll back Iranian power unites the unlikely triumvirate: Benjamin Netanyahu, Crown Prince Salman and Donald Trump,” reported Jewish Bloomberg on November 10.

On Friday, Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in a televised speech from Beirut said that he was shocked by the resignation of prime minister Sa’ad Hariri which represented unprecedented Saudi intervention into Lebanese internal affairs and a declaration of war on Lebanon and Hizbullah.

I want to tell Saudi Arabia and its followers that they will lose in their interventions in the affairs of Arab countries. Hariri is a prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and cannot return to his own country. Saudi Arabia is trying to impose its will on Lebanese government. It’s trying to sow the seed discord among various political factions here and pit them against each other,” said Nasrallah.

Nasrallah also accused Saudi ‘royals’ of working with the Zionist regime to attack the organization which has its members in Hariri’s cabinet and country’s parliament. He accused the ‘royals’ for funding Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 2006, which resulted in a crushed defeat for the Jewish army.

Lebanese Christian president Gen. Michel Aoun in a statement said that Sa’ad Hariri must return to Lebanon to resign his post.

On November 4, Iran’s foreign ministry rejected Sa’ad Hariri’s accusation of Iran’s meddling in Lebanese internal affairs. Interestingly, in September 2017, Sa’ad Hariri in a statement had accused the Zionist entity of faking lies about Iran.

Pakistan-Turkey celebrate 70 years of friendship

On November 9, Pakistan and Turkey held several events to celebrate 70 years of their alliance and friendship. Islamabad and Ankara jointly issued a postal stamp to commemorate the event.

The joint stamp depicts two great poets and political thinkers – who left deep imprint on the hearts and minds of Muslims and Hindus of British occupied India and Turkish people – Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), the national poet of Pakistan and Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873-1936), the writer of Turkey’s national anthem.

November 9, 2017 happens to be Allama Iqbal’s 140th birthday.

Both Iqbal and Ersoy were devoted Muslims – thus hated by Hindu fascists and anti-Islam Kemalists. Being a pro-Ottoman Khilfat, Ersoy was labeled as traitor by the Young Turks – mostly Crypto Jews.

Iqbal’s poetry was based on Islam and Islamic civilization. It has been translated more than 20 different languages. Allama Iqbal received his Doctoral degree from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich in 1908.

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, has translated some of Iqbal’s poetry from Urdu to Persian language.

Muslims who ruled Indian subcontinent for over 1,000 years, have always felt love for the Khilafat in Istanbul. During WWI, they sent aid to Ottoman Turkey and held protest rallies against British invasion. After Gen. Mustafa Kemal (died 1938) abolished Ottoman Khilafat and banned Arabic language, Islamic studies and call of prayer in public – many Muslim leaders distanced themselves from supporting the so-called “modern Turkey”.

Pakistan and Turkey along with Iraq and UK were members of United States led CENTO military pact against USSR during the Cold War – but in fact it’s to protect Israeli interests in the region. It’s dissolved in 1955.

Saudi King detains 11 princes and 38 ministers

On November 4, the Saudi ‘royal guards’ rounded up 11 princes and 38  former ‘royal ministers’ and businessmen in a bid to remove any resistance to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s accession to the throne expected in the near future. All princes are detained in 5-star hotels.

The dismissals and detentions suggest that Prince Mohammed rather than forging alliances is extending his iron grip to the ruling family, the military, and the national guard to counter what appears to be more widespread opposition within the family as well as the military to his reforms and the Yemen war,” says Gerald Michael Feierstein (Jew), senior director at US-based Middle East Institute, an Israel advocacy group, and former US ambassador to Yemen.

One of the detained princes include billionaire prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a former business partner of Donald Trump. Currently he is a business partner of Jewish media Mughal Rupert Murdoch. He is a fan of Michael Jackson and spends his vacations in UK, Monte Carlo and Maldives.

In 2015, prince Alwaleed slammed Trump over his proposed ban on Muslim visitors to United States – reminding Trump how he bailed him out twice in the past. Prince bought Trump’s yacht and a stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel in the 1990s.

My spat came with Trump when he attacked my religion – Islam. Now he is taking a conciliatory note and wants to be more inclusive, so that’s welcomed by me, the Arab and Islamic world,” Alwaleed tweeted (listen to an interview with Alwaleed below).

Prince Alwaleed is the owner of Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding Company and is considered US$19 billion worth.

The other major Saudi business hit by Prince Muhammad was Riyadh-based Saudi Oger Construction Co. owned by Lebanese prime minister Sa’ad Hariri who resigned last week and currently living in exile in Abu Dhabi.

The US-Israel have been expressing their displeasure with the cohabitation that Hariri and other West-leaning parties in Lebanon have accepted with Hizbullah and its ally President Michel Aoun. They fear this gives Hizbullah political cover that only serves anti-Israel interests.

Yosi Melman, Israel’s prize wining journalist at the Jerusalem Post claimed on November 6 that Hariri’s resignation and Saudi-Iran tension had created a new political turmoil in Lebanon which is good for Israel as it would stop Hizbullag attacking Israel in the near future.