Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,
Only Allāh knows what the future holds for the Muslim lands, but from the present, it isn't looking too bright, wa Allāh ulMusta'an (Allāh's help is sought). Perhaps many were thinking that once the Bush administration finally comes to an end, inshā'Allāh, we will see a dramatic change in US foreign policy… after all, even many of the Republican candidates are speaking about the mistakes of the current administration in order to boost their campaign. Almost certainly, there will be some change in foreign policy once there is a new administration in the presidential office, but not necessarily the type we Muslims are looking for.
This news article says it all. To make a long story short, presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama, said that since, in his opinion, Pakistani President Musharraf (or Busharraf, to quote Br. Amad) is not doing enough to combat terrorism in Pakistan, then “he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists.”
Just a few comments on my part. First of all: WHAT?! Mr. Busharraf has done MORE THAN ENOUGH to “fight terrorists” in his country. After the Lal masjid massacre (see previous posts here , here, and here), where Busharraf destroyed one of the houses of Allāh and murdered the men, women, and children inside (and we all thought the masjid was supposed to be a place of refuge!), he has certainly gone far beyond the limits of “fighting terrorism” and indeed has ventured into ruthless savagery.
And now, Mr. Obama, says that what Busharraf is doing is not enough. May Allāh protect us all! I do not even want to think about what Obama has in mind for our beloved brothers and sisters in Pakistan, if he describes Busharraf's actions as inadequate. If the Muslims thought that Obama was the candidate to stand behind, I think we certainly now stand corrected. Sure, he claims he wants to remove US troops from Iraq (by the way, I don't believe him, or any of the other candidates in this claim), but he has even more disastrous plans for the Ummah.
I really don't know what is the right action to take with this kind of insanity being spoken of publicly… all I can say is make du‘ā’, my dear brothers and sisters, just make du‘ā’ for the Ummah. May Allāh protect us all. And may Allāh put a swift end to the oppressors. Āmīn.