Mutual respect is required
I have said it many times before and I will say it again. Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes.
However, when a person or community or society or nation continues to engage in the same crime then it cannot be held as an error of judgement or lapse of conscious but rather as a behavior trait.
Example, since World War 2 there has been 72 military interventions by the USA and its allies. This includes Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, British Guyana, Cambodia, Congo, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Uruguay, Seychelles, Somalia, Surinam, Syria, Yemen, Zaire. The list of murderous crimes and atrocities goes on and on.
Those who believe that the USA and its allies embody human dignity must study history. The USA’s treatment of its indigenous people was worse than how South African Whites treated Blacks.
It was the “West” who transported people to create the world we live in today. There were no Africans in America until free labor on the plantations was needed. Africans may have lagged behind in technology, but was in necessary to enslave millions, so that a few people could live in luxury?
The “West” racial issue are a direct result of destroying African progress to enrich western progress.
Some western nations that exist in opulence, claim their success is achieved by their secular values.
This is false, “Western” success was built on slavery and stealing the wealth of others. The Belgians turned the Congo into “hell on earth” and maintain a presence in the Congo at the expense of the subjugated blacks. The CIA killed Patricia Lumumba and installed the dictator Mobutu. Lumumba wanted a free and thriving Africa, but the USA and its western allies do not want a successful Africa.
The relentless “interventions” by the so-called secular “West” in the name of human rights and freedom is a “fake front” to kill, rape, plunder and subjugate. The “West” has always operated with racism where people are judged by skin color and the law of the jungle takes priority.
We need to expose the “West” for its hypocrisy. There is nothing Christian about the overall actions of the “West”. There is no way on earth that Jesus Christ would endorse the actions of the “West”.
What is required is for each individual to ask themselves, how would Moses the friend of the Creator, Jesus the Messiah and Muhammad the Emissary, respond to our current global situation.
Cllr Yagyah Adams
Cape Muslim Congress