As the Middle East seems engulfed in a never-ending cycle of violence, with further reports of bloodshed coming from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Bahrain, Iran continues to warn against Israel’s plot to fragment and divide the region to better assert its own hegemonic power and claim victory over its nemesis, Islam.
While politicians, experts and analysts continue to look at the Middle East through political lenses, speaking of territorial hegemony and a race for control over natural resources, Iran remains clear-headed in its assessment – while Western powers are looking indeed to control the Middle East’s incommensurable wealth, it is Islam that Israel seeks to destroy under its boots.
More dangerous in Israel’s eyes than any political faction could ever be, Islam’s very power, its ability to unite and rally under one flag foreign nations, communities and creeds, is what truly poses a threat to the Israeli regime.
Should the Islamic world ever set aside its differences and stand united under one leadership; strong with several billions of men and women, Islam would pose a challenge far too great to any entity or alliance of entities that threaten it.
Who then could prevent Palestinians from reclaiming the lands of their forefathers? Who would then dare oppose the calls for justice of a nation whose power and numbers far outweigh any others? Just as Muslims are the world’s over-repressed and -oppressed, stigmatized and branded “terrorists” for daring express their faith, unity would bring salvation for a broken and divided people.
A lost island amid the Islamic world, Israel is sowing discord far and wide across the region for its survival depends on it.
One has only to look at the war raging against political Islam in the Arab world to understand what really is at stake.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, the last bastion of the independent Islamic world, the only nation that to this day continues to defy the United States of America and its master puppet the the Israeli regime has been branded “the axis of evil.”
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, which too attempted to defy America by extending a friendly hand to the Hamas – Palestinian faction – saw its leaders imprisoned over fabricated charges of treason, their followers accused of colluding with terrorists.
The Hezbollah in Lebanon – a political faction led by Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah – which warned early in 2011 against a crisis in Syria, stressing that foreign hands were at work serving dark terrorist purposes in the region, was scorned by the media for defending and standing shoulder to shoulder with President Bashar al-Assad.
Every time an Islamic faction, might it be Shiite or Sunni, has risen against the tide set in motion by Israel, its ideology and message have been systematically torn apart by the propaganda machine, their words twisted and their characters criminalized.
Time and time again, the groups and political factions that choose to hold Islam at the base of their ideology have been associated to “terrorism.” It is this association that Israel wants to see endure. It is this trend, which the Tel Aviv regime wants Western psyches to understand as a universal truth.
Ali Larijani, an Iranian philosopher, politician and the current chairman of the Parliament of Iran, warned earlier this month against such a ploy on the part of Israel. He stressed, “Muslims should not allow the occupying regime [of Israel] and other enemies of Islam to create discord and rifts in the Muslim world to serve their own interests.”
His remark came last Thursday following a car explosion in a Shia-populated district of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, where a reported 21 people died and over 200 were injured. The attack was meant as a warning to Hezbollah to disengage from Syria where it fighting against foreign-sponsored terrorists.
Former Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi also came out on Thursday to decry the Zionist plot, condemning in the strongest terms possible the “wicked” intervention of Israel in the Levant and its desire to see divided the Muslim Ummah.
“The resilient Lebanese people, particularly the Islamic resistance, will definitely thwart the wicked plot by the Zionists and their allies to destabilize Lebanon and provoke divisions among its ethnic groups,” he declared in a statement to the press.
In his regional assessment of the situation, Larijani as well saw in the attack against the Muslim Brotherhood the shadowy hand of Israel. He said, “The massacre of [the Egyptian] people has inflicted irreparable damage on Egypt, which has a high position in the Muslim world, and this has fueled concerns about the Egyptian people and the country.”
He added, “The global hegemony does not seek to resolve the Egyptian problem, and negotiations are the only solution to the problems that have emerged in this important country.”
Since Wednesday, thousands of Egyptians have been slaughtered by the security forces. Unarmed civilians have been seen cornered by the army in mosques and makeshift hospitals, mercilessly executed by the secular anti-Morsi political coalition that Egypt has come to know as the interim government.
When reporters uttered the words “religious witch-hunt” and “political cleansing” the government was quick to justify its move by declaring “it will stand fast before the threat of terrorism;” it soon added that the Muslim Brotherhood would be declared an outlaw organization.
The Middle East in a state of utter disarray, Israel continues to carry out its nefarious plans for the region.
Syria which posed the greatest military threat to Israel has been weakened by two years of war, Egypt, the region’s powerhouse is tittering on the edge of oblivion, staring civil war in the face, and Iraq is battling terrorism.
Racked by internal conflicts, no countries in the Middle East can claim to oppose the Zionist hegemony, save Iran, the last bulwark against imperialism.
By Press TV
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