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Wikileaks and Muslim Responses

We’ve all waited for something like to this to happen, although, most people probably thought that it was the stuff Hollywood is made of – a world superpower exposed and globally discredited by a small but seemingly growing army of journalists and military personnel. Wikileaks, a group and internet site dedicated to ‘seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers’[1] has been at the forefront of the media in the past year for the many exposés it has carried out, much to the infuriation of the US. The philosophy of the organization is indicated through the personal blog of Julian Assange, editor in chief of Wikileaks, who writes,

‘The more secretive or unjust an organization is, the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership and planning coterie…Hence in a world where leaking is easy, secretive or unjust systems are nonlinearly hit relative to open, just systems. Since unjust systems, by their nature induce opponents, and in many places barely have the upper hand, mass leaking leaves them exquisitely vulnerable to those who seek to replace them with more open forms of governance. Only revealed injustice can be answered; for man to do anything intelligent he has to know what’s actually going on.’[2]

Indeed, Wikileaks has become more of a threat to the US administration and its interests than any foreign power could dream to be (given that they’d probably be exposed in the process), whilst simultaneously demonstrating the power of the media – that they effectively control popular influence and perception, and much like multi-national corporations, they can prove a threat to States.

It is that threat that we are most interested in, for in analysing the role of Western Muslims in opposing western hegemony in foreign lands; it is more than evident that we should be at the forefront of supporting Wikileaks and their efforts to expose the truth about western wars in the Orient. This is undoubtedly a form of warfare against the tyranny of corrupt politicians and malicious self-serving governments.

It is such corruption and tyranny that has gone unchecked for quite some time, but with all those who consider themselves powerful, the fall is inevitable. God the Most High says,

‘For every nation there is a term appointed; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).”’[3]

Many Muslims and non-Muslims alike have prayed wishing that such a fall would come sooner rather than later, and indeed it has, albeit in an unexpected fashion.[4] Allah says,

“Or do they intend a plot? But those who disbelieve are themselves in a plot!”[5]

Some Muslims may have envisaged a global war with AK47 and RPG touting combatants engaged in guerilla warfare against US armed forces. Yet, these Muslims must keep an open mind that resistance is manifested in many forms, and should always be conducted with the intention to oppose or resist tyranny. In considering current events related to Wikileaks, we must keep in mind both the means of opposition and its aim, for many a time the means itself becomes the aim. In reference to rogue states that have continuously flouted international laws to which they claim to subscribe as well as disregarding any value that may be afforded to human life, it is the overt duty of all those who profess to believe in God and/or stand for justice to oppose the tyranny of Powers who act as being beyond reproach. Thus, the intended outcome or aim of such resistance is to oppose foreign occupation in a way in which US forces be expelled from occupied countries as well as American ability to support despotic regimes around the world. There are countless scenarios, both in the Prophetic life as well as in our own situation, where politics and policy take precedence to other forms of resistance, and arguably, Wikileaks has become the greatest (corporeal) weapon those who oppose Western hegemony hoped to acquire.

Evidently, the Americans are scared, and in a flurry of press conferences and releases, the US administration has claimed that Assange is guilty of theft and treason, yet the man was given the information and is not a US citizen to have committed treason. However, unproductively, Assange has opened himself to suspicion given his past sexual exploits that have come to tar his good work.[6] It is surprising that someone who undertakes such noble work manifest such open immorality. Furthermore, his alleged dealings with Israel leave many questioning his sincerity to wanting to expose all unjust governments.[7]

Ironically, the US administration felt no shame in exposing itself openly proclaiming that Assange’s leak of the cables threatened the ‘interests’ of America – as if we care for them. The mere fact that they had the audacity to articulate their supposed right to do as they wish without impediment (in the name of American ‘interests’) only serves to reinforce the fact that the American government has become an extremely malign force in the world to which the world must respond.

‘Are your disbelievers better than these (who have been destroyed)? Or have you immunity in the Divine Scriptures?Or do they say, “We are a great multitude, and we shall be victorious”?Their multitude will be put to flight, and they will show their backs.’[8]

As for western Muslims, the response is even more required as God the Most High has ennobled us with the upmost morals and values and commanded us to enjoin good and forbid evil[9] as well as providing us with various avenues to do so (and even more so than other Muslims around the world). Thus, Wikileaks should be supported in its work in exposing unjust governments by raising awareness of its exposés in addition to financially contributing to its work. Although it may be argued that Wikileaks has its own agenda (and not necessarily one always in favour of the Muslims), it seems about time that Western Muslims learn to communally strategize just as the world around us has been doing for quite some time.

‘…and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in God, for certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). If God helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allah let believers put their trust.’[10]

 

 

Notes:
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[1] http://213.251.145.96/about.html Accessed 10th December 2010.
[2] http://web.archive.org/web/20071020051936/http://iq.org/
[3] Surah Yunus 10:49
[4] We pray that other western States be exposed in a similar fashion
[5] Surah al-Tur 52:42
[6] See: http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE6B522Z20101207
[7] See: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-struck-a-deal-with-israel-over-cable-leaks/
[8] Surah al-Qamar 54:43-45
[9] Surah Aali Imran 3:110
[10] Surah Aali Imran 3:159-160

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24 comments

  1. IS HE OR IS HE NOT AN ZIONIST POISON ??????????
    Is Assange one of the plot of Zionist lobbies including the infested mother America….

  2. Reality
    regardless of what’s been shown by wikileaks, its clear that all the rulers in the muslim world are slaves of the west and they are tyrants who jail and torture our brothers and sisters, whilst accomodating Israel to exist peacefully!!
    Muslims need to wake up and start thinking about how to have self reliance on the basis shown by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and not by any other means!!
    Pragmatism wont get you anywhere!!

  3. nice article mashallah

  4. You have been fooled!!!!!!!!!!
    The writer is silly to say the least. Are Muslims so stupid?

    Wikileaks has issued a virtual declaration of war against Iran, part of the Mossad’s “war by deception” of which Wikileaks is a proven component. Blog after blog followed suit, spreading the same “poison,” Wikileaks again “leaks” false information citing Iran for having a nuclear weapons program long proven not to exist.

  5. LETS HAVE TEA
    LETS ALL JUST HAVE SOME TEA AND RELAX

  6. Oscar Whiskey

    written by x, December 13, 2010

    “If you so called muslims dislike the western world soo much then why do you follow their actions, lifestyles and then critisize them. You make yourselves seem hypocritical. Focus on your own religion and leave the western world alone.”

    Most Muslims criticize the Western worlds use of force, just like most Westerns criticize it. Remember 11 million mostly Westerners protested the War Against Iraq, surely you aren’t telling them they are hypocritical.

    Secondly most of the Criticism is against israel, which is not a Western Country even though it likes to advertise itself as that.

  7. Can’t read or won’t read?
    Just some points to make on the comments, Muslims need to get a grip!!

    “…especially nothing about Israel, so we reject them as they are totally false.” wow, talk about extremism! The author claerly states that not everything Wikileaks does is in our best interets, but WE need to learn where to do things that aid us, and where we need to stay away – its called [u]strategizing [/u]duh!

    “Lets wake up and return to Allah All-Mighty. With Him alone does victory exist and He shall grant it to His righteous servants.” And the author said otherwise??

    “THE BIG BLACK TENT”??!! (I don’t think that even requires a comment!)

    I think the coments themselves are probably the clearest indication as to why Muslim are in the lowly position they’ve put themselves – they really don’t know how to use their heads, and boy, the colonial powers really worked on them well!

    It’s funny how no one has provided evidence for their claims, oh yeah, except for YOUTUBE! (lol)

  8. False leaks of Zio-Leaks
    Wiki-Leaks is totally in alignment with he Pentagon and US Government, there were no “secrets” leaked, especially nothing about Israel, so we reject them as they are totally false.

  9. ASSALAMU ALAIKKUM, HI

  10. concise!
    Really good and to the point!!

  11. Fake WikiLeaks Julian Assange CIA Mossad Mi6 Asset Working for Zionist Israel Criminal Elite
    Salaamu Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,

    Stolen or donated documents can be manipulated; just look at his views on 9/11. Anyways anyone with a high IQ or internet connection should know that 9/11 didn’t happen the way the world was informed about it. This person (Assange) is covering up the truth about 9/11 as well.

    Please people do not be fooled about wikileak its a set up for their greater agendas. Tahir is correct, Assange was secretly working for Mossad and the CIA.

    This is all a huge media circus, the fact is wikileaks is just a side show to whats inside the BIG BLACK TENT!

    A side show to make you think you are seeing a glimmer of the truth but do not be fooled. The men and women who do the bidding of their main media masters are the biggest threats of all. Unless they stop covering it up, the truth may not be the only thing to go up in flames.

    Whats more shocking is how wikileaks propaganda makes people totally blinded. Its a set up for their greater agendas – the NWO and its a tool for the zionist regime. While at the same time promoting support for the war against Iran.

    Watch below this short clip for an insight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2g_a0PUaFY

    Brothers and sisters you need to be cautious, these are times when falsehood will seem like truth and truth will seem like falsehood.

    Lets wake up and return to Allah All-Mighty. With Him alone does victory exist and He shall grant it to His righteous servants.

    Fi-amaana-Allah

  12. The more that is leaked the better: ‘The Truth Shall Set You Free’.
    But why do people think the Western Media print the ‘leaks’? Is it because they want the truth to come out? Hardly. The Western Media is just another arm of the Ruling Elite.
    They gleefully print all the Government clap-trap of Muslim ‘bomb plots’, but don’t allow debate as to what REALLY happened on 9/11, 7/7, Bali, Spanish train bombings, etc.
    Anyone who bothers to seek info on the internet, or in a library, will find more than ample evidence that 9/11 was an ‘Inside Job’, a classic ‘False Flag’ operation. Dear Julian shies away from any discussion on 9/11, as do the hierarchy of Stop the War and other so-called ‘Left’ groups. The best way to stop the wars, is to learn, then publicise the facts, that the Twin Towers and Building 7 were brought down with controlled demolition, using state-of-the-art high-tech nanothermite, of which unreacted specimens have been found in the dust; that no plane hit the Pentagon (Pilot’s for 911 Truth site) and that planes and fires could not have brought down the Twins (architects and engineers for 9/11 truth: (over 1,300 of them!!). And there is lots more.
    So wise up, get you fingers out, learn the truth and spread it.
    God Bless you all.

  13. Greg Bolter - USA

    The Western Axis and its respective military should be kept within its own borders, not metastasized the world over.

  14. Oh,
    By the way, a very nice article – may Allah increase you shaikhi;)

  15. To Khondakar Golam Mowla
    To scream Khilafah at every problem shows your immaturity of thought – if a khilafah is soo strong and will protect the ummah, how on earth was it dismantled so easily!!

    The problem with these khilafah boys and girls (probably HT!) is that they like to put the blame on someone else. The problems we face is not because a caliph doesnt exist but because Muslims have become corrupt, murderous, unjust, trecherous – in essence they have gone from being Muslims to Munafiqs. The only thing that will establish the khilafah and rectify the ummah is correct belief and righteous action as Allah states in surah Nur, verse 50

  16. To Macmood
    See: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-struck-a-deal-with-israel-over-cable-leaks/

    The author’s 7th footnote – he takes it into consideration to provide a holistic for the maslaha of the ummah, unlike German’s reading skills!

  17. To German
    Before Nizami does his homework, maybe you need to learn how to read?

    You say that “You do realize that Wikileaks and his founder praise Israel? And you are telling Muslims to support them?” which shows your ignorance given that Nizami not only informs you about it by saying: “Furthermore, his alleged dealings with Israel leave many questioning his sincerity to wanting to expose all unjust governments”, but also posits that “Although it may be argued that Wikileaks has its own agenda (and not necessarily one always in favour of the Muslims), it seems about time that Western Muslims learn to communally strategize just as the world around us has been doing for quite some time.”

    Furthermore, your claims are as baseless as your reading, and your interpretive measures are ridiculuous! How does encouraging people to take avenues to expose US hegemony somehow mean that you are inciting people to ally with Israel?!

  18. crazy
    If you so called muslims dislike the western world soo much then why do you follow their actions, lifestyles and then critisize them. You make yourselves seem hypocritical. Focus on your own religion and leave the western world alone

  19. Wait and See
    Good analysis. However, it seems to be too early to conclude if it is also one of ‘their’ plots (as the indicated Israeli connections and benefits) or it can help dislodge the imperialists forces and slow down their march to the full-spectrum global dominance.

  20. Khondakar Golam Mowla

    Khilafah is the solution replacing present client States
    This leak on present Arab subcontractors of Arab client States is not new. History will repeat again soon and present Arab rulers will vanish as Iran did to Ummayad. We know how these Saudis, Kuwaitis, Sharif Husain’s descendant got power of little client States after destruction of 1300 years Caliphate/Khilafah. Al Saud was paid monthly fee of &5000.00 by Great Britain, First Kuwaiti ruler, Mubarak was paid Indian Rupees15,000.00 and Sharif Husain was promised to be Khalifa/Caliph and those were done to destroy unity i.e. Khilafah/Caliphate. How long they will fool Muslims using the word Muslim? India is becoming member of Security Council permanent member with veto power soon as a matter of right. On the other hand Muslims or Caliphate has no veto power or permanent membership as this was created after destruction of 1300 years Caliphate with first invasion of Iraq in 1914. There is no Muslim or scholars to write or speak the truth. We have been weeping for last around 100 years and we will continue to weep for generation if Khilafah/Caliphate is not established.

    Rest fact is in as challenge to all including Islamic scholars

    Best regards,

  21. To seek knowledge is incumbent upon all Muslims
    And clearly the person writing this didn’t do his homework. You do realize that Wikileaks and his founder praise Israel? And you are telling Muslims to support them?

    You do realize that if Wikileaks had been a threat to US national security, it would have been censored down as many other initiatives have been censored before even surfacing and Assange would have never been paraded by the same mainstream media outlets that took us Westerners to war with Islam?

  22. who did it
    the Turkish gov says that the person who leaked the cables to Wikileaks was working for mossad. basicly to keep the world attention on America and away from Isreal and to keep the Americans pre-occupied so that Isreal can keep the settlements going without pressure

  23. Assange’s alleged Israeli dealings
    as-salamu’alaykum

    Could you elaborate on that or point to where further info on this can be found?
    Jazakallah Khayr

  24. Brililliant Article
    Mashallah, very good article – nice to see someone address the issue of Wikileaks

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