Letter4u2: Another Dose of Truth
There is nothing wrong in emphasizing the importance and value of human life; the objection comes when one’s life is considered more valuable than the life of another. What is worse is when the life of another human being is not given any value at all. This is an area in which the Zionist controlled media in the West has been immensely successful. Western media has consistently and pointedly ignored the atrocities being committed on peoples of the world seen as unimportant, such as the lives of Muslims and anyone who’s black. The media intentionally hides the cruelties and indignities inflicted upon them because the perpetrators of these crimes are Western countries and their allies. The Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Sayyid Ali Khamenei, in his second letter to Western youth emphasized the importance of life. He expressed his deep sorrow over the unnecessary loss of lives in the world, but he did not do so by valuing one life over another.
“Anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity,” he said, “is affected and disturbed by witnessing these scenes- whether it occurs in France or in Palestine or Iraq or Lebanon or Syria.”
For the conscientious citizens of the world, the shameless duplicity of Zionist–American (or, as I like to call it, the Zionerican) media has been nothing less than infuriating. Compared to what is happening in the Muslim world, the Paris attacks, as appalling as they were, were exaggerated. More evil than the attacks themselves is that they were used by the French government as a pretext to violate Syrian sovereignty by sending warplanes into its airspace to bomb the country’s already devastated infrastructure. More evil still was that when the French government began launching airstrikes in Syria, effectively breaking international law, the media was silent and complicit. There have been many instances in the world where far more innocent blood was spilt, but no voice was ever raised by the mainstream media. The media refused to condemn, for instance, the massacre in the Nigerian city of Zaria, which was committed by the Zionerican backed Nigerian army and resulted in the shooting and arrest of a peaceful political activist, Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and the deaths of more than 1000 innocent people, including a number of his sons. Similarly, the media didn’t say a word when unarmed Palestinian women were mercilessly killed in a cowardly act by Zionist settlers. The list goes on, ad nauseam, but just these two examples are enough to highlight Western selectivity when it comes to the question of which human lives to value and which ones not to. The biggest reason for this selectivity is that the culprits of these heinous acts are Western allies or Western countries themselves.
The tragic events of September 11th in the United States, July 7th in Britain, and the two attacks in France were presented in a manner that focused the blame on Islam and Muslims, portraying them as enemies of humanity. In his letter, the Leader addressed this issue by drawing attention to the fact that Muslims have in fact suffered far more tragedy because of terrorism than any other community.
“The Islamic world,” he wrote, “has been the victim of terror and brutality to a larger extent territorially, to a greater amount quantitatively and for a longer period in terms of time…unfortunately this violence has been supported by certain great powers through various methods and effective means.”
Muslims countries have been plagued with Zionerican terrorism for decades. It was American forces who have dropped bombs on civilian weddings in Afghanistan. It is American forces who are responsible for the deaths of over 200 children and close to 1,000 civilians in Pakistan because of the drone strikes; those are only the figures for 2015. It was American forces’ airstrikes on the civilian hospital on the Afghani city of Kunduz, killing at least 22 innocent people. It was the fighter jets of the illegitimate Zionist entity that slaughters Palestinian school children in Gaza by razing their schools to the ground, crushing them beneath the rubble. The list goes on. To date, there has been no serious media or international reaction to these massacres, just flowery condemnations. World leaders did not join hands and gather in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan or Palestine like they did in Paris. One cannot help but conclude that the only reason these leaders haven’t shown a similar reaction to these atrocities like they did in France is because they simply don’t care. In their eyes, not all human lives are equally valuable. The death and destruction in Iraq today is a trail left by the unjust American invasion thirteen years ago that left over a million people dead. Muslim nations have suffered a lot more.
The hardships the West is facing today because of terrorism can – so far – not even be compared to a fraction of what the Muslim world has faced, and continues to face. The Leader, in his second letter, directed the attention of Western youth to the main culprits of this chaos: the so-called super powers, especially the United States of America. When we look at the conflicts and crises all over the world, we see that the perpetrators are either these Western countries or their allies. The war in Yemen was initiated by the Saudi “royal” family occupying the Hijaz, which is a strong American ally. The war in Yemen has so far claimed the lives of over 6,000 Yemeni men, women, and children. The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were conducted by the United States. The war in Syria was instigated by European countries, the United States, and Gulf States, who hired mercenaries to do their dirty work for them. The inhumane siege in Gaza is enforced by the United States’ top ally, israel. In the 21st century alone, over 2 million people – most of them Muslims – have been slaughtered as a result of the Western world’s aggressive quest for regional and global hegemony.