The Egyptian regime’s decision to build a sophisticated underground steel wall along the Gaza-Sinai border is a cardinal crime bordering on attempted genocide. Other similar epithets are used to describe this wall of shame built by an Arab state for the purpose of starving and killing an Arab people, already facing a virtual genocide at the hands of the Zio=Nazi state of ‘Israel’.
The description “attempted genocide” is quite adequate because cutting off food from the virtually imprisoned people of Gaza means one thing: killing them by starving them to death.
In Islam, murder is the greatest crime against God after idolatry.
The Quran states that in Suratul Ma’aida (the Table) Verse-32, that “We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”
The Mu-Barak regime argues that, as a sovereign nation, Egypt has the right to protect its national security by whatever means necessary.
However, while this argument is true at face value, it is clearly designed to serve goals that are both immoral and criminal. We all know that the wall is simply designed to kill Gazans venturing to smuggle food and other vital consumer products across the border. Hence, the ultimate message the despotic government of Egypt is communicating to more than 1.5 million Gazans, already tormented by three years of a hermetic blockade from land, air and sea, is that “we will starve you to death rather quietly and if you try to smuggle food, even a small bottle of milk for your babies, you shall be killed.
The “sovereignty” and “national security” argument is really mendacious to say the least. It is no more than a smoke screen behind which the Mu-Barak regime is hiding its scandalous subservience to the U.S. and Zionism. In truth Gaza never constituted or posed a security threat to Egypt. And it never will. The real threats to Egyptian security come from the Judeo-Nazi regime which doesn’t stop trying to undermine and weaken Egypt.
Second, we all know that Egyptian sovereignty over the Sinai Peninsula is very limited and only symbolic in nature thanks to the Camp David treaty of 1978. According to that shameful treaty, Egypt can’t deploy its armed forces into the bulk of the desert nor can it fly its warplanes over it. This means that Zionist could always take over Sinai in a matter of hours.
Hence, it is safe to say that a strong and viable Gaza Strip could, at least partially, serve as an Egyptian security asset that should be constantly enhanced. Some Egyptian spokespersons keep parroting the meaningless claim that Gaza tragedy is not an Egyptian responsibility.
Well, the Palestinian plight, including the Gaza tragedy, is an Egyptian responsibility. It is an Arab, Muslim and human responsibility of the highest order.
From the Islamic religious view point, it is the duty of every Muslim under the sun to hasten to help and defend fellow Muslims (and non-Muslims) facing a stressful situation. Egypt has a population of more than 80 million people whereas the population of Gaza doesn’t exceed 1.5 million. And Egypt is the strongest nation in the Arab world and it could do much to help the tormented and starved Gazans.
But, alas, instead of helping Gazans withstand and repulse the Zio=Nazi holocaust, we see that the Egyptian regime is effectively conspiring with Zionism in order to tighten the blockade of Gaza for the purpose of enabling Zionist to impose its will on its people and its democratically-elected government.
This means that the Israeli goal of killing Gazans, either by raining death on them, as was the case a year ago, or by starving them and narrowing their horizons, is being carried out by an Arab state that claims to represent the conscience of the Arab nation. I really wonder why the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar is keeping his mouth shut in the face of this great perfidy and betrayal.
Is he oblivious to the hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) that “A Muslim is the brother of every other Muslim” and that “a Muslim must not betray or oppress another Muslim” and that “whoever delivers a Muslim from a distressful situation in this world, God will deliver him from a distressful situation on the Day of Judgment.”
Why is he silent? Why doesn’t he utter loudly the Islamic judgment concerning the perpetrator of this blasphemy? Is he worried about losing his job or upsetting the regime? Well, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar should know that pleasing the tyrannical regime by disobeying the Almighty will not endear him to the King of Kings, the Owner of the Day of Judgment. Life is short and shame belongs to the cowards.
By building this wall of shame, which is also a wall of death, Mu-Barak regime is proving itself to be another Zionist regime. After all, the taste of death is the same, irrespective of whether it happens at the hands of the Zionist enemy or at the hands of the supposed Arab brother.
It is really sad that Egypt has reached this bleak phase of its long history whereby it has been transformed from an asset for the Palestinian cause to a real liability.
But in the end, all the Shawars and traitors will go down the dustbin of history. This is their natural place, and it doesn’t make any difference whether the traitor serves a Crusader king or a modern evil entity such as Zionist regime.
Tantawi and Leading Egypt Clerics Back Gaza Tunnel Barrier
01/01/2010 A council of leading Muslim clerics has supported the Egyptian government’s construction of an underground barrier along the border with Gaza to impede tunneling by smugglers, a report said on Friday. The Islamic Research Council of Al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning, said that the tunnels were used to smuggle drugs and threatened Egypt’s security, the Al-Masri Al-Yawm newspaper reported.
“It is one of Egypt’s legitimate rights to place a barrier that prevents the harm from the tunnels under Rafah, which are used to smuggle drugs and other (contraband) that threaten Egypt’s stability,” the paper quoted the clerics as saying.
“Those who oppose building this wall are violating the commands of Islamic law,” they added, after a meeting attended by Egypt’s top cleric Sheikh Mohammed Said Tantawi, who is a government appointee.
Hamdi Hassan, an Islamic member of the Egyptian parliament, has filed a lawsuit against President Hosni Mubarak demanding a halt to construction of the barrier, the newspaper reported. Earlier this week, the chairman of the International Union for Muslim Scholars Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi slammed the barrier as an “unjustified crime” and as such was banned by Islam.
Sheikh Qaradawi said, in a statement, that the barrier Egypt had begun constructing was meant to “pressure the Palestinians in Gaza to surrender to Zionism.”
“What Egypt is building these days on its border with Gaza is a prohibited act from the Islamic perspective,” the prominent Islamic scholar said. “It aims to close off Gaza and tighten the siege imposed on it people so that they give in to the Israeli demands,” Sheikh Qaradawi added.
Sheikh Qaradawi also called on the Egyptian government to open its Rafah border crossing point with Gaza, noting that opening the border point was a “religious and legal duty” of Egypt toward the Gazan people. “Rafah is the only lifeline for the people of Gaza. Egypt should open it rather than suffocating the Palestinians and collaborating with others to kill them.”
The scholar also appealed to both the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to pressure Egypt to stop the construction of the Wall. “The Wall is one hundred percent against the Palestinians and playing into the hands of the Israeli enemy one hundred percent,” he concluded.