Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Blaming the resistance or the occupation?
This explains the whole conflict really well. Short,concise and straight to the point. The crux of who is to be blamed. And no surprise there as to who's the blameworthy one!
"Really, it is saddening to see some people confuse and mix the facts. According to all laws, divine and man-made, it is the right, and even the duty, of people to defend and protect lives, land, and honor against aggression and oppression. In Gaza, it is the occupation forces and those who assist it who bear the responsibility for the ongoing massacre that Israel is committing there.
In his response to your question, Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, Director of the Islamic Center of South Plains, Lubbock, Texas , states:
The oppression of the Palestinian people did not start today; it started six decades ago. If we suppose that the resistance stops now, the oppression will still continue in the form of an ugly occupation and a siege that starves innocent people.
What the world does not know, because of Zionist propaganda, is that 70% of the Gazan people are refugees from other parts of Palestine that were swallowed up by the Zionist state. These people have been living in desperate circumstances for decades. Moreover, the indigenous Gazans themselves have been under occupation since 1967.
Therefore, what is needed today is to stop the oppression, not to stop the resistance.
Moreover, Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Azharite scholar, adds:
The Islamic resistance in Gaza is doing their sacred duty in defending their land against the oppressive occupation.
According to all laws, divine or man-made, people have the right to defend their land against occupation.
Given the above, the Islamic residence in Gaza is carrying out their duty in defending their land and their honor. Those who criticize and condemn them should support the truth and fear Almighty Allah. The responsibility for what is happening in Gaza falls on the oppressive occupation, not on those who defend their land."