Sectarianism of sword or sword of sectarianism [Archives:2007/1095/Opinion]

October 18 2007

Najeeb Al-Mansouri
No doubt that in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, there is an absolute sectarian regime and since its inception, the sword got associated with the sect in a way making it difficult for one to differentiate between the sword and the sect. His Highness 'the sword' searched for a sect to be his scabbard while His Majesty 'the sect' looked for a sword to promote him even in a swamp of Muslims' blood. Mohammed Bin Saoud was the Imam's Sword and Mohammed Bin Abdulwahab was his sect and both behaved under the cover of the noble Sunna of Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him), claiming that the Othmani Caliphate follows from Prophet Mohammed's Sunna.

Both worked on abolishing the Sunna and backing its enemies including the European invaders who waged severe wars on Muslims while the Sunna and its followers never got engaged in a war against the invaders. Rather, they were created altogether to support Britain and the United States of America in their wars against Muslims. The invaders have found their lost victim in this political sect to divide the unity of Muslims. The foreign invaders discovered that this sect is playing a key role in the fragmentation of Muslims due to its foolish fanaticism and extremism.

Followers of the Wahabi sect don't feel ashamed to eliminate their political and ideological opponents and antagonists. And, regretfully, these opponents are the people of monotheism while those belonging to the Wahabi sect kill people and label any individuals who violate their instructions as blasphemous, fabricators, polytheists and criminals. Those refusing to obey the Wahabi clerics are given two options, either to abide by the sect principles or to be killed in order for the Wahabis to establish their state, which they gave the name 'State of Monotheism'. Those who refute to follow rituals of the Wahabi sect had been labeled as violators and blasphemous until this made the great Saudi historian say: “We badmouthed certain people,” however, badmouthing applies only for polytheists, and they call the massacres they commit on Muslims conquests as if they are conquests led by the Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him) and his loyal followers, who sacrificed everything they had for the sake of spreading Islam via conquests.

The influence of Wahabis expanded, thereby enabling them to plunder lands belonging to Oman, Yemen, Qatar and Jordan under the pretext that owners of these lands are either blasphemous, polytheists, Hashmis or Sofis. These people are the main enemies of Wahabis.

The Imam Mohammed Bin Abdulwahab began to blaspheme the Othmani Caliphate, thus causing fall of the last fort that had been used to protect Muslims from invaders. Anyone going through the Wahabi books is bound to find abundant polytheism-related Fatwas although the Sunni scholars and clerics responded to the Imam Mohammed Bin Abdulwahab in a relatively similar mood. This made Abdulwahab's brother Sulaiman, one of Najd clerics, respond to his brother in a book entitled 'The Divine Thunderbolts in Response to Wahabis'. Sulaiman advised his brother Mohammed not to blaspheme any people who uttered the Shahaditin 'Witnesses that Allah is the only God and Mohammed is His Messenger”. I have a copy of this book and it is ever available for those who like to learn more about the Wahabi sect. Mohammed's father Abdulwahab dreamt during his sleep that a fire broke out in his house illuminating the east part of the world. The fire was interpreted by clerics as sedition. The father, who was one of the reliable scholars in the region, used to say that he expects evil when he runs into or sees his son Mohammed.

Alas, the rulers of Saudi Arabia claim to belong to the Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal in order to cover the crimes they had committed, as well as to mislead people. Now, we needn't be engaged in ideological or jurisprudence debates.

Do the Saudi elites including Prince Sultan belong to the Hanbali or the Sunni sect while this prince and other Saudi officials warmly welcomed the Zionist Ehud Elmort several times, the last of which was in Jordan? Is it true that the Sheikh of Saudis Abdulaziz Bin Baz Hanbali or Sunni, however, he issued Fatwa permitting conciliation with Jews and Zionists in Palestine? The Islamic prominent sheikh Yousef Al-Qardawi reacted to Bin Baz's fatwa, providing evidence from the Holy Book of Quran that prohibited all the types of forms of conciliation with Jews who are occupying the Arab land.

We urge the religious scholars and clerics of Najd and Hijaz to say the right thing and support the right, as well as to issue their Fatwas in a neutral and objective manner. It is enough for us to be misled by the Saudi elites and rulers, who never feel ashamed for their behaviors that seem to serve and be in favor of Jews and Zionists more than Muslims.

Source: Al-Wasat Political Weekly