Leave Mus­lims be

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

UN­TIL THE DEMISE of the colo­nial era, ev­ery­thing from Africa or au­then­tic African was treated with scorn.

Not any more: now ev­ery­thing from Africa or African is swathed in the most pro­found wis­dom, with Africans pro­moted as the salt of the earth, the found­ing fathers of mod­ern civ­i­liza­tion, medicine, agri­cul­ture and sci­ence – you name it. The same trans­for­ma­tion has seen Jews to­day be­ing pro­moted as the world’s found­ing fathers of ev­ery­thing hu­mans do, wear, eat, wor­ship and ad­mire. Why the change? Pub­lic re­la­tions. Of course Mus­lims envy Jews. Who wouldn’t for their abil­ity to amass wealth by any means, fair and foul (the transat­lantic slave trade, usury, ex­tor­tion by suck­ing Ger­many dry in the name of repa­ra­tions, the to­tal takeover of the world’s most pow­er­ful and wealthy na­tion, the United States), the foist­ing of Jews in ev­ery po­si­tion of power, be it in the United Na­tions and its many de­part­ments, the World Bank, the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund, world trade or­gan­i­sa­tions, NGOs, West­ern gov­ern­ments – you name it – and get away with it, as Is­rael and the Jews have done with the theft of Pales­tine, Pales­tinian prop­er­ties, re­sources and lives.

As for the piti­ful sight of the Mus­lim world sad­dled with the planet’s poor­est, ig­no­rant, il­lit­er­ate, cor­rupt and un­pro­duc­tive masses, does the blame not lie with the Chris­tian West’s re­fusal to leave Mus­lims be – to be the mas­ters of their own des­tiny in­stead of con­tin­u­ally want­ing and at­tempt­ing to civilise (read: West­ern­ise) the lo­cals and se­cur­ing a share of Mus­lim wealth, and es­pe­cially oil? UZAIR MOHSIN


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