Friday, January 9, 2009
GAZA FACT FINDING MISSION
A PROPOSAL TO LAUNCH AN INTERNATIONAL FACT FINDING MISSION IN GAZA STRIP AS PRACTICAL EXTENSION OF THIS CONFERENCE IN THE LIGHT OF THE THEME
REDIRECTING DA’WAH TOWARDS ADDRESSING CONTEMPORARY
CONCERNS OF THE MUSLIMS
By Aleem Aboali J. Cali – President, Ulama League of the Philippines
For submission to the Third International Conference of Muslim Leaders in Makati, Manila
January 6, 2009
The Israeli assault of the Gaza Strip is an arrogant abuse of the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Protocol of War. To say the least, this hapless bloodbath displaying unrestrained high-handedness is a deliberate insult to the International diplomatic community. The Muslim World must put an end to its exhaustive tolerance of the Zionist offensive. The Organization of Islamic Conference should immediately intervene, but any decisive action should be guided of the Islamic Prophesies reflective of the endless vendetta of the “wandering Jews.” The Qur’an and Hadith have shed light to what the future brings to the Ummah in this regard. But the bottomline is for the individual Muslim to perform its vicegerent accountability and to gain or lose success in this world and the hereafter.
For the Ulama and the leaders of the Muslim World, we are confronted by the obligations incumbent to us. Even from the secular point of view, the case of Palestine is too much to endure. Let, rational senses prevail and the world will gain from addressing the conflict.
First, the OIC should intervene by sending its International Fact Finding Mission to the Gaza right after preparation from this conference. The Mission can be short-lived, say a three-day exposure in the actual scene should serve a temporal secession of hostilities. Findings should empower further intervention of the international diplomatic community. Besides, overkill in the Gaza should worry the governments of the world for a terroristic spill-over out of their inaction. Again, the Ulama and the leaders of the Muslim World will be confronted by the problems of anti-Muslim hysteria and subsequent social constriction…
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