“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
No just cause has been so unclaimed by humanity than the cause of Palestine.
No just cause for the freedom of a subjugated people has been the blind spot of humanity for so long than the cause of Palestine.
No just cause has generated more words and less action than the cause of Palestine.
World history can be divided into eras of ideas; ideas that have elevated humanity to the summit of greatness and justice or plummet it to the depths of an abyss, an inferno of injustice and cruelty.
Our modern era is acutely and tragically defined by dumb politicians, smart bombs, and an apathetic world detached from the machinations of corrupt, greedy, selfish and cruel elites who view the world as their playground for power and the entitled theft of nations and their resources.
In pursuit of their wealth they have callously and without any semblance of conscience committed holocausts and genocides that in the 20th Century alone have killed over 170 Million people1, ethnically cleansed mass populations across the globe, and committed untold war crimes and crimes against humanity. They believe that innocent populations living in their own lands are simply expendable to be exterminated and removed from their very earth to seize their homeland and its resources.
The powerful elite not only admit their craven bloodthirsty disregard for human life but are supremely proud of their deadly evil deeds.
“We belong to the superior race and civilization… The basic justification of conquest over native peoples is the conviction of our superiority – not just economic and military but also moral…That quality underlies our right to direct the rest of humanity”
– Jules Harmand, French Colonialist, 1910
“We in the rich world live in comparative comfort only because of the inordinate power our governments wield and the inordinate wealth which flows from that power…Global democracy means ensuring that the world is run for our benefit”‘
– George Orwell, 1932
No greater sense of narcissistic and paranoid entitlement topped with a heaped sense of superiority and supremacy exists in today’s world than in Israel and its shadow political and economic elites in western capitols.
Due to such inordinate Zionist power Khazarian Jews, mainly from Russia and Eastern Europe, were gifted a land they neither owned nor had any legitimate claim to as a homeland to solve the Anti-Jewish problem of Europe. Palestine was stolen by force, its people ethnically cleansed, massacred by Jewish terrorism, and now enduring the longest most brutal occupation of all aspects of their lives for decades.
This tragic oppression and dispossession was publicly supported by the governments of the United States and Europe. Is it possible that such free democratic societies were complicit and supportive of Israel’s Apartheid Fascist existence and rule over an entire population, the Palestinians? It can’t be, after all, they are the beacon of hope, liberty, freedom, self determination, equality and justice for all, and the spreaders of democratic human rights values around the world by peaceful means.
God allows these murderous oppressors time to either repent or hang themselves by their own weapons.
Thus divine time cures all injustices against all His creations. The end times for these “democratic” oppressive empires is fast approaching.
Prophet Muhammad taught:
“God has no mercy on one who has no mercy for others”
As a Muslim and a human being I am commanded by God to fight oppression anywhere against anyone who attacks and subjugates an innocent people, a people created free by God to live in peace and harmony with one another. (To comfort the doubters I have repeatedly called upon Muslim peoples to fight and exterminate Muslim terrorism)
“O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in God’s sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All Aware” (Qur’an: 49:13)
Hence my overwhelming passion to fight for the rights of the oppressed people of Palestine until their dream of freedom from Israel, a western colony that ironically is the master of the west, is realized.
Yet, I must admit my failure to have made an iota of difference in the life of Palestinian children who simply want to sleep, if for one night, in peace and quiet in their hope and prayers to live to see another day with their entire family still alive, none killed, or imprisoned.
My sole contribution to the freedom of Palestine is my keyboard and my weapon of mouse distribution of emails to others of like mind and heart.
I send out words in the hope they will touch someone, anyone; that they will move someone, anyone; that they will impact someone, anyone; that they may generate a mass gathering, a march, a rallying cry; anything that ends the inhumane suffering of the children of Gaza, Jenin, and East Jerusalem that they may see the light and warmth of freedom and awaken from their nightmare to live in a free independent Palestine.
Alas, my own dismal struggle for the Palestinian cause is limited to a Jihad by Email; a cyber struggle, words sent out with a click of a mouse and not with a thump of my feet banging across pavements that lead to our occupied centers of power.
There are many honorable men and women around the world of all faiths and races who like me toil against the Apartheid occupation of Palestine with their own Jihad by Email, their own struggle to enlighten the world that gross injustice exists under the very feet of the western invention of a “democratic Jewish only State” called Israel.
So few have the courage and motivation to physically stand up and protest around the western capitols raising their voices to free Palestine on behalf of the voiceless faceless Palestinians.
Despite their small numbers they are shining light on the Palestinian struggle to end their occupation and gain their freedom.
But why are their numbers small? Where is the rest of humanity that believes in justice, freedom, equality, and human rights? Are they afraid of Israel, its Mossad, AIPAC, and Anti Defamation League’s attacks, threats to their lives, and media smears? Are they afraid of being harassed by the FBI, CIA, NSA, and every other soup alphabet? Are they afraid for their safety and loss of jobs?
If yes, than that’s all the more reason to unite and oppose these forces by protesting around the country and in other western capitols that the powers of our government are meant to serve us not oppress us.
We have the most powerful weapon every invented by man: the VOTE. No amount of special interest money can overcome our votes, our voices, our demands.
They must hear this loudly: SERVE THE PEOPLE or YOU’RE FIRED.
Jihad by Email has given each of us some semblance of comfort that we’re participating in a just struggle for Palestinian freedom but only massive peaceful protests and marches will bring about the revolution of change in our nation’s subservient slavish surrender to Israel and its Zionists.
We must launch a rebellion of peaceful protests to reclaim our government and nation from the elite that enriches itself at the expense of the American people and sends our youth to die for corporate greed and Israel.
It is time to instill the fear of God in them, our government and Israel’s lobbies, such as AIPAC.
It is time for them to be afraid, really afraid.
As Friedrich Nietzsche said:
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
History has always changed due to heavenly revelations, individual ideas and principles whether in the arena of politics, economics, science and technology, social, cultural norms and traditions. Such change has come by either violent revolutions or peaceful civil disobedience. We the people of conscience will reclaim our nation in a totally peaceful manner, via protesting and voting.
History is a journey of ideas; some meant for progress of humanity others meant to hinder and destroy humanity, hence the clash of man’s free will for good or evil.
This time in history is our time. The time when humanity finally declares In unison-no more injustice, no more wars for oil and Israel, no more oppression of man’s free will, no more enslavement or subjugation of peoples, especially women and children, around the world; no more corporate welfare, no more monopoly and accumulation of wealth by only 2% of the world’s population, no more freedom to pollute our earth, no more hunger in an rich world, no more deaths due to lack of vaccines and drugs, and most importantly an END TO ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE AND WASHINGTON D.C.
Ideas alone can only succeed when voices are heard above the lies and propaganda of the elite, and when feet march to the beat of a drum crying for freedom.
Thus I call upon myself and all who dare to march to unite in Washington D.C. and New York City this September to demand freedom for Palestine and its recognition as a free and independent State; an end to the Zionist occupation of our corrupt bribed and frightened Congress that funds Israel’s occupation, illegal settlements, and atrocities, while cutting funding for lunch programs in schools for America’s poor children
Only a strong coordinated effort by people and organizations across this country can bring this protest into fruition. The question is who will lead this effort and who among us will respond physically and financially to secure the dream of a free Palestine, a free Washington D.C., and a free world?
Israel has succeeded in intimidating, frightening, and wearing down our minds and energies. But as Martin Luther King said, no one can ride your back unless your back is bent. Palestine fatigue has begun to set in precisely because of Israel’s power and dominance of our government and media. We are fatigued because of their successful decade’s long refusal to abide by international law frustrating a world paralyzed by fear of America’s wrath against those who dare to oppose Israel. In private Americans detest Israel and its chokehold on this nation but publicly dare not speak. .
A superpower afraid to speak against a small nation it created, funds, supports, and protects. That’s an American tragedy.
But with God’s help Goliath will be crushed by a stone thrown by a Palestinian child.
Failure is a good probability for this effort but I’d rather try and fail then die a failed man with no legacy of any contribution to my fellow man.
“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just”
It is easy and tempting to surrender and walk away, but if we do, did we really have the passion and commitment in the first place to any just cause?
Enough “Jihad by Email”- Time to March
After all the very existence and purpose of all life is to struggle for truth and justice.
Can we overcome our inertia? I strongly believe we can, but only time will be the judge of this moment, this era, and our brief inhabitance of this world.
* Mohamed Khodr is a political activist who frequently writes on the plight of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Islam, and Arab politics.