The prominent historian Dr. Ali Muhammad al-Sallabi has written an open letter addressed to the US leadership — including the Department of State, the White House, as well as the Pentagon — and its international partners concerning the ongoing crimes against humanity being orchestrated by the Israeli regime against Palestine. 
The 5,400-word statement, available here, poses a number of critical points and questions including, but not limited to the following:
- What does Israel truly want in Palestine?
- The clear double standards being deployed by Western states
- Allegations regarding “Solomon’s Temple and the Promised Land”
- US leadership and partners being complicit in the Palestinian genocide
- Islamic motto of “peace, rejection of injustice, and repelling aggressors”
- “Violation and distortion” of international frameworks in regards to Israel’s crimes.
Israeli occupation of Palestine will suffer same fate as others
The senior scholar condemns the Zionist occupation of Palestine and predicts that its end will be identical to that of the disastrous French occupation of Algeria and the British rule of multiple parts of the world.
As the letter notes,
“Western leaders, who are experienced in colonialism, must take into account that the Israeli occupation of Palestine is destined to disappear, just as the British occupation of many countries, led by America, and the fate of the French occupation of other countries, led by Algeria.
“The identity and culture of the Algerian Arab and Islamic society and the transformation of Algeria into a French territory, [was] but to no avail in any case, because the Algerian people are a people of faith, and they strongly adhere to their Islamic faith, their Qur’ān, and their Arabic language…
“And thanks to that firm faith and stubborn resistance, they have stood firm like solid mountains, and thwarted all of France’s criminal attempts to penetrate them and separate them from their religion, language, and cultural affiliation to their nation.” 
World hypocrisy in regards to Ukraine and Israel
In another section, the esteemed historian warns the US and all of its supporters,
“History will write that the president of the largest country, Joe Biden, and Western and Eastern leaders bragged so much about protecting democracy, promoting human beings, and supporting global peace and stability, and they ran to save Ukraine, considering that it had been subjected to brutal and unjust aggression from Russia.
“Today, we see them leaving civilians in Gaza, including children and elderly people, cut off from the means of life, under the flames of the Israeli killing machine.” 
Leaders must embrace Islamic qualities of justice, peace, and self-determination
In a fitting end to the open letter, the scholar highlights the Islamic nature of encouraging peace and self-determination, as well as characteristics around forgiveness, kindness, and working together to avoid the harm of any people, be they in Palestine of elsewhere.
As the author states,
“We are a nation whose religion commands peace based on justice, and we seek coexistence.
“We have an ancient civilisation that establishes the human concept, the right of peoples to self-determination, forgiveness, pardon, benevolence, and peace and peaceful coexistence with others.
“What we need is for Western leaders to possess these qualities, to return to the teachings of their religion and their civilisational values, and not to join the occupiers in chaos, destruction, and aggression against children, women, and civilians, and to be advocates of goodness and peace in Palestine and other regions of the world.” 
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Shaykh Dr. Ali Muhammad al-Sallabi has written numerous books on Islamic history, including detailed biographies of key figures in Islamic history such as our beloved Prophet ﷺ, Umar ibn al-Khattab, Ali ibn Abi Tālib, and Salāh al-Dīn al-Ayyūbī, among others.
His works often take a finer look into historical contexts, making them an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Islamic history.
In addition, his books have been translated into various languages, and he is recognised for his scholarly approach to the subjects he covers.