« Pourquoi  en tant que Pakistanais musulman, j’ai rejoint le mouvement sioniste » / « Why I as a Pakistani Muslim joined the Zionist Movement » (text in french and in english) (Noor Dahri)


Pourquoi  en tant que Pakistanais musulman, j’ai rejoint le Mouvement Sioniste

L’écrivain pakistanais Noor Dahri explique pourquoi, en tant que Musulman du Pakistan, il a décidé de rejoindre la Fédération Sioniste de Grande-Bretagne et pourquoi les autres Musulmans devraient suivre son exemple.

(Article de Noor Dahri publié le 12 avril 2016 sur le site de Jerusalem On Line et traduit par ‘Ami Artsi le 16 juin 2017 pour Israëlia)

 

 

Le 30 mars 2016, j’ai été invité par la Fédération Sioniste de Grande-Bretagne et ce jour-là, j’ai reçu le titre de membre de la Fédération Sioniste. J’ai reçu des réponses mitigées en provenance de de différents cercles sociaux et des écoles de pensées, particulièrement de la communauté sud-asiatique. Ma propre communauté pakistanaise était surprise et humiliée lorsque j’ai déclaré mon adhésion au Sionisme. J’ai reçu divers textes et messages sur les réseaux sociaux de communautés musulmanes à travers le monde. La plupart d’entre eux a pris acte de mon brave et courageux pas pour comprendre la vérité et certains m’ont posé des questions bizarres au sujet de tous les éléments anti-religieux dans le sionisme surtout concernant l’islam.

Pour répondre à leurs questions d’opposition, j’ai adopté la manière suivante de discourir :

 

1) Pourquoi ai-je rejoint le mouvement sioniste alors que je suis Musulman ?

Tout d’abord, avant d’apporter une réponse à la question ci-dessus, j’ai besoin de poser une question très exclusive : Qu’est-ce que le Sionisme ?

En réalité, le Sionisme est un mouvement de régénération politique visant à instaurer un Etat spécifique, sûr et inviolable pour la communauté juive mondiale en Palestine. Ce mouvement était extrêmement crucial pour le peuple juif, pouvoir s’installer dans un endroit protégé des pires persécutions perpétrées par les peuples européens et moyen-orientaux. Avant le Mouvement Sioniste, le peuple juif subissait encore dans le monde entier les persécutions, les pogroms, le génocide et le nettoyage ethnique.

Avant la mise en place du Mouvement Sioniste, la communauté juive était abandonnée et impuissante et le Mouvement Sioniste lui a donné une inspiration, lui a fournit une plateforme politique pour porter sa voix légitime  et un soutien social.

Le Mouvement Sioniste était le mouvement de libération nationale du peuple juif et son objectif principal était le retour des Juifs en Erets Israël (en terre d’Israël). L’histoire mondiale nous montre la persécution religieuse, culturelle et sociale énorme subie par le peuple juif avant la création du Mouvement Sioniste en 1896 par Theodor Herzl.

Le Mouvement Sioniste est l’authentique mouvement national du peuple juif dans le monde.

Beaucoup de gens de différentes religions ont rejoint une branche du Sionisme en solidarité avec le peuple Juif et en soutien à Israël. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr était une énorme figure de l’Histoire qui était pro-Israël et pro-Sionisme, parce qu’il a vu l’importante persécution de la communauté noire aux Etats-Unis et à travers le monde. Il a expérimenté le racisme en première main. Toutes les personnes qui ont souffert racialement et religieusement doit comprendre mieux quels sont les objectifs du Sionisme. Le Mouvement Sioniste est un mouvement de libération, comme l’est le Mouvement des Droits Civiques afro-américains mené par Martin Luther King Jr et le Mouvement Révolutionnaire Anti-Apartheid de Nelson Mandela, et comme beaucoup d’autres mouvements révolutionnaires et des mouvements salutaires pour leur nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a toujours soutenu Israël et le sionisme tout au long de sa vie : « Quand quelqu’un critique « les Sionistes », il veut dire « les Juifs »; on est en train de parler d’antisémitisme ».

Je ne suis pas le seul Musulman à avoir rejoint le Mouvement Sioniste. Nombreux sont les Musulmans dans l’Histoire à avoir, eux aussi, rejoint ce mouvement en consensus avec la communauté juive et en soutien à Israël. J’ai rejoint la Fédération Sioniste de Grande-Bretagne parce que je crois que la communauté juive a besoin de plus de soutien pour sa cause, elle a besoin de quelqu’un  qui fasse campagne pour la paix entre les Musulmans et la communauté juive, quelqu’un qui peut avoir une influence sur la communauté pakistanaise et qui puisse l’informer sur la réalité d’Israël et du peuple juif. C’est à ce moment-là que j’ai décidé de faire partie de Fédération Sioniste, ce qui est pour moi un grand honneur.

 

2) Le Sionisme est contre l’islam et les Musulmans !

Il y a beaucoup de conspirations contre le Sionisme et les Sionistes dans le monde. Beaucoup de gens reprochent au Sionisme chaque mauvaise chose qui se produit dans le monde et l’une de leurs accusations est que le Sionisme est contre l’islam et les Musulmans. Ces accusations sont absolument sans fondement et fragiles parce que ceux qui accusent le Sionisme ne connaissent rien du Sionisme et de son Histoire. L’histoire du Sionisme commence en 1896* et se concentre principalement sur la création d’une patrie pour le peuple juif*. Il n’y a rien son projet contre quelque religion que ce soit, et rien en particulier contre l’islam ou les Musulmans. La Fédération Sioniste n’a jamais fourni le moindre abri pour les religieux haineux et n’a jamais soutenu quelque mouvement anti-religieux que ce soit.

20% de la population israélienne est composée de non-Juifs, et la majorité d’entre eux est Arabe musulmane. Les Musulmans vivent en paix et en harmonie sous la législation israélienne et il y a environ 400 mosquées en Israël, elles sont protégées par l’Etat juif. C’est la beauté du Sionisme.  Le Sionisme n’a jamais encouragé la violence religieuse. Il n’existe aucun exemple selon lequel la Fédération Sioniste fournit une plateforme contre l’islam ou contre les Musulmans. La Fédération Sioniste a toujours dénoncé le terrorisme, qu’il s’agisse d’un terrorisme politique ou religieux.

Il y a la liberté d’expression et la liberté de religion pour les Musulmans dans l’Etat d’Israël. Les Musulmans vivent dans le seul pays démocratique du Moyen-Orient. Une des bases du Sionisme est d’établir en place le pays d’Israël en tant qu’expression du Sionisme pratique. De très célèbres figures politiques musulmanes ne soutiennent pas seulement Israël mais aident aussi à la reconnaissance de l’Etat juif d’Israël.

 

3) L’islam et le Coran sont contre le Sionisme !

L’une des choses essentielles que les gens ont besoin de comprendre, c’est que le Sionisme est le dernier mouvement politique nationaliste du peuple Juif et qu’il n’a rien à voir avec l’islam, le Saint Coran ou les Musulmans. Il était un mouvement politique pour la création d’Israël* était en appui au peuple juif. Après avoir établi l’Etat juif d’Israël, il est devenu un mouvement de défense d’Israël et du peuple juif. Si des gens veulent lier ce phénomène à Israël et au Coran, ou aux Juifs et à l’islam, je peux alors donner de nombreux exemples démontrant qu’Israël appartient au peuple juif et que les Juifs appartiennent à Israël uniquement. En outre, le Coran lui-même défend les Juifs et leur terre d’Israël.

Selon l’imam britannique, Muhammad Al-Hussaini, les commentateurs traditionnels du 8è et du 9è siècles ont unanimement considéré le Coran disait explicitement que la terre d’Israël a été donnée par Dieu au peuple juif en tant qu’alliance perpétuelle. Hussaini base son argument sur le Coran dans lequel Moïse déclare « Ô mon peuple, entre dans la Terre Sainte que Dieu t’a prescrite, et ne reviens pas sur tes pas, ou tu repartiras perdant » (Coran 5:21)

C’est la preuve concrète que ce pays n’a jamais été une terre historique pour les Musulmans SEULEMENT et que la communauté juive a un droit divin sur cette terre sacrée selon le Saint Coran.. J’adhère complètement avec la déclaration du Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, un élève du Grand Mufti du Caire, qui a dit « Le Coran lui-même octroie la totalité de la terre d’Israël aux Juifs, et donc toute opposition à l’Etat juif est une offense à l’encontre d’Allah« .

Du point de vue islamique, cette terre appartient au peuple d’Israël (Bani Israîl) et les Musulmans doivent suivre l’enseignement du Coran en acceptant la vérité et en embrassant la communauté juive, et spécialement les Juifs d’Israël. Les gens doivent faire une recherche exhaustive concernant l’accord Faisal-Weizmann, dans lequel l’Emir Faisal, qui est devenu plus tard le roi de Syrie puis de l’Irak,a soutenu l’Etat juif. Le roi Faisal a fait un accord le 13 janvier 1919 avec Chaim Weizmann, le président de l’Organisation Sioniste Mondiale, dans lequel il a déclaré :

« Nous, Arabes, regardons le mouvement Sioniste avec la plus profonde sympathie. Notre délégation, ici, à Paris, est pleinement informée des propositions soumises hier par l’Organisation Sioniste à la Conférence de la Paix, et nous les considérons comme modérées et appropriées. Nous ferons de notre mieux, dans la mesure où nous sommes concernés, pour les aider; nous souhaiterons aux Juifs notre plus chaleureuse bienvenue à la maison… Je regarde en avant, et mon peuple regarde en avant, vers un futur dans lequel nous vous aiderons et vous nous aiderez, afin que les pays qui nous intéressent mutuellement puisse une fois encore prendre leurs places dans la communauté des personnes civilisées du monde ».

L’Emir Faisal, un fils du Roi de Hejaz, a conditionnellement accepté la Déclaration de Balfour basée sur l’accomplissement des promesses britanniques en période de guerre, au sujet du développement d’une patrie juive en Palestine. La Fédération Sioniste n’est pas une société secrète ou une organisation cachée mais une plateforme ouverte défendant le peuple juif et la terre juive d’Israël. La mission de la Fédération Sioniste, ses objectifs et ses projets sont ouverts et brillants pour le monde. La Fédération Sioniste est une organisation politique qui informe les peuples du monde au sujet du mode de vie du peuple juif, qui n’est pas différente du reste du monde et qui soutient ceux qui ont été frappés par le terrorisme.

 

Conclusion :

Mon principal objectif dans mon adhésion à la Fédération Sioniste est de soutenir inconditionnellement mes frères et soeurs juifs. A travers cette plateforme politique et de soutien, j’appellerai ma communauté musulmane, et particulièrement pakistanaise, à défendre fermement la communauté juive qui a souffert pendant des milliers d’années. J’ai besoin de mettre en sensibiliser ma communauté sur le fait que ce qu’elle apprend par les médias occidentaux ou arabes n’est pas exact et qu’elle doit effectuer des recherches dans le but de découvrir la réalité qui est cachée sous la politique arabe contre la communauté juive.

Nous devons élever notre voix en solidarité avec les Israéliens qui sont la nation la plus pacifique et intelligente du monde. Ils ont de très grandes compétences dans le domaine de la connaissance, et spécialement dans la science et les dernières technologies. Nous, Pakistanais, souffrons du terrorisme et de l’extrémisme violent depuis des décennies, et la seule option pour vaincre cette monstrueuse idéologie est d’établir de solides liens et relations avec ceux que l’on considère comme nos ennemis. Israël n’est jamais resté notre ennemi et a toujours cherché à avoir de bonnes relations avec le Pakistan. Chaque Pakistanais qui a visité Israël a changé d’avis au sujet d’Israël. Il n’est pas contre notre religion ou notre culture de soutenir nos cousins juifs et nous devons ouvrir nos bras pour embrasser nos cousins et la nation du Prophète Moïse (Que la paix soit sur lui).

(* Le sionisme existe en réalité depuis plus de 3 000 ans, depuis notre premier exil. Il ne prône donc pas à proprement parler de « création » mais de « renaissance », de retour sur notre terre.

‘Ami Artsi עמי ארצי )

 

 

 


Why I as a Pakistani Muslim joined the Zionist Movement

Pakistani writer Noor Dahri explains why as a Muslim from Pakistan he has decided to join the Zionist Federation of the UK and why other Muslims should follow in his footsteps.

Apr 12, 2016, 10:00AMNoor Dahri

It was 30th of March, 2016, when I was invited by the Zionist Federation of UK and it was the day when I acquired honorary membership in the Zionist Federation. I received mixed responses from different social circles and schools of thought, especially from the South Asian community. My own Pakistani community was surprised and mortified when I proclaimed my adherence to Zionism. I received various texts and social media messages from Muslim communities across the globe. Most of them welcomed my brave and courageous step to grasp the truth and some people asked queer questions regarding any anti-religious elements in Zionism especially for the religion of Islam. In response to their contrasting questions, I adopted the following way of discourse:

1) Why did I join the Zionist Movement being a Muslim?

First of all, I need to ask a very exclusive question before an answer to the above question, which is what is Zionism? In fact, Zionism is a political reclamation movement to establish a separate, safe and inviolable state for the world Jewish community in Palestine. This movement was extremely crucial for the Jewish people, to settle them down in a secure place from the worst persecution of the European and the Middle Eastern peoples. Before the Zionist Movement, there was still persecutions, pogroms, genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Jewish people all around the world. Before the establishing of the Zionist Movement, the Jewish community was abandoned and helpless and the Zionist Movement gave them an aspiration, provided them a political platform to increment their lawful voice and a social support. The Zionist Movement was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people and its main goal was to the return the Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel). The world history shows us the huge religious, cultural and social persecution of the Jewish people before the creation of the Zionist Movement in 1896 by Theodor Herzl.

The Zionist Movement is an authentic national movement of the Jewish people in the world. There are many people of various religions who joined a political branch of Zionism in solidarity with the Jewish people and in support of Israel. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was an enormous figure from the history who was pro-Israel and pro-Zionism because he has seen great persecution against the black community in the US and all around the world. He experienced racism first hand. Every person who suffered racially and religiously would understand better what the objectives of Zionism are. The Zionist Movement is as a supportive liberation movement such as Martin Luther’s African-American civil rights movement and Nelson Mandela’s Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary Movement and like many other revolutionary or solvation movements for their nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr always supported Israel and Zionism throughout his life: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews; you are talking anti-Semitism.”

I was not the sole Muslim who joined this the Zionist Movement; there are numerous Muslims in history that also joined this movement in consensus with the Jewish community and in support of Israel. I joined the Zionist Federation in the UK because I believe that the Jewish community needs more support for their cause, they need someone, who campaigns for peace between the Muslim and the Jewish community, someone who can descant with the Pakistani community for them and someone who can educate their people about the reality of Israel and Jewish people. I then decided to become a part of the Zionist Federation, which is a great honour for me.

2) Zionism is against Islam and Muslims!

There are many conspiracies against Zionism and Zionists in the world. So many people blame Zionism for every wrong that happens in the world and one of their claims is that Zionism is against Islam and the Muslims. These accusations are totally baseless and flimsy because those who accused Zionism are heedless of Zionism and its history. The history of Zionism started from 1896 and it was principally focused on the creation of a homeland for the Jewish people. There is no such agenda in Zionism against any religion, particularly Islam or Muslims. The Zionist Federation has never provided any shelter for religious haters or supported any anti-religion movement.

20% of the Israeli population consists of non-Jews and most of them are Arab Muslims. Muslims are living in peace and harmony under Israeli law and there are about 400 Mosques in Israel, which are protected by the Jewish state. This is the beauty of Zionism. Zionism has never encouraged religious violence. There is no any example of the Zionist Federation providing a platform against Islam or Muslims. The Zionist Federation always denounced terrorism, whether it is a political or a religious terrorism.

There is freedom of speech and freedom of religion for Muslims in the state of Israel. Muslims live in the only democratic country in the Middle East without fear and persecution. We cannot find any religious discrimination against Arab Israelis in the Jewish state. Muslims have more rights than any other Islamic country in the Middle East. One of the foundations of Zionism is, settling the country of Israel as an expression of practical Zionism. Very well-known Muslim political figures not only supported Israel but provided assistance in recognition of the Jewish state of Israel.

3) Islam and the Quran is against Zionism!

One very essential thing people need to understand is that Zionism is the latest political nationalist movement of the Jewish people and it has nothing to do with Islam, the Holy Quran or Muslims. It was a political movement for the creation of Israel and in support of the Jewish people. After establishing the Jewish state of Israel, it became an advocacy movement for Israel and for the Jewish people. If people are refereeing this phenomenon to Israel and the Quran or Jews and Islam, then I can give you many examples that Israel belongs to the Jewish people and Jews belong to Israel only. Furthermore, the Quran itself defended Jews and their land of Israel.

According to British-based Imam Muhammad Al-Hussaini, traditional commentators from the 8th and 9th century onwards have uniformly interpreted the Qur’an to say explicitly that the Land of Israel has been given by God to the Jewish people as a perpetual covenant. Hussaini bases his argument upon the Qur’an in which Moses declares: « O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has prescribed for you, and turn not back in your traces, to turn about losers. » Quran 5:21

This is a concrete proof that this land was never been a historical land for Muslims ONLY and the Jewish community has a divine right on this consecrated land according to the Holy Qur’an. I fully concede with the statement of Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, a pupil of the Grand Mufti of Cairo, in which he stated: “The Qur’an itself grants the whole Land of Israel to the Jews, so that any opposition to the Jewish state is an offense against Allah.”

According to the Islamic point of view, this land belonged to the people of Israel (Bani Isarel) and Muslims must follow the Qur’anic teaching by accepting the truth and embracing the Jewish community especially the Jews of Israel. People must do a comprehensive research about the Faisal–Weizmann Agreement, in which Emir Faisal, who later became the king of Syria and then Iraq supported the Jewish state. King Faisal made an agreement on the 13th of January, 1919 with Chaim Weizmann, the Chairman of the World Zionist Organisation in which he stated:

“We Arabs… look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our delegation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organisation to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through; we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home… I look forward, and my people with me look forward, to a future in which we will help you and you will help us, so that the countries in which we are mutually interested may once again take their places in the community of the civilised peoples of the world.”

Emir Faisal, a son of the King of Hejaz, conditionally accepted the Balfour Declaration based on the fulfilment of British wartime promises of development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Zionist Federation is not a secret society or a hidden organisation but an open advocacy platform for the Jewish people and the Jewish land of Israel. The Zionist Federation’s mission, objectives and projects are open and bright for the world. The Zionist Federation is a political organisation that educates people of the world about the lifestyle of the Jewish people, which is no different from the rest of the world and they support those who have affected by the wave of terror.

Conclusion:

My main objective in joining the Zionist Federation is to unconditionally support my Jewish brothers and sisters. Through this political and advocacy platform, I will educate my Muslim, particularly my Pakistani community to stand firm with the Jewish community who have endured for thousands of years. I need to raise awareness within my community for what they examine through western or Arab media is not accurate and they must research in order to find out the actuality which is hidden under Arab politics against the Jewish community.

We must raise our voice in solidarity with Israelis who are the most peaceful and intelligent nation in the world. They have very great skills in every educational field especially in science and the latest technology. We Pakistanis are suffering from terrorism and from violent extremism for decades and the only option to defeat this monstrous ideology is to make good ties and relations with those whom we considered our enemy. Israel has never remained our enemy and always seeks good relations with Pakistan. Every Pakistani who visited Israel changed his/her view about Israel. It is not against our religion or culture to support our Jewish cousins and we must open our arms to embrace our cousins and the nation of the Prophet Moses (PBUH).

http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/world-news/the-israeli-connection/op-ed-why-i-as-a-muslim-joined-the-zionist-movement-20415


Why I as a Pakistani Muslim joined the Zionist Movement
Pakistani writer Noor Dahri explains why as a Muslim from Pakistan he has decided to join the Zionist Federation of the UK and why other Muslims should follow in his footsteps.
Apr 12, 2016, 10:00AMNoor Dahri

It was 30th of March, 2016, when I was invited by the Zionist Federation of UK and it was the day when I acquired honorary membership in the Zionist Federation. I received mixed responses from different social circles and schools of thought, especially from the South Asian community. My own Pakistani community was surprised and mortified when I proclaimed my adherence to Zionism. I received various texts and social media messages from Muslim communities across the globe. Most of them welcomed my brave and courageous step to grasp the truth and some people asked queer questions regarding any anti-religious elements in Zionism especially for the religion of Islam. In response to their contrasting questions, I adopted the following way of discourse:

1) Why did I join the Zionist Movement being a Muslim?

First of all, I need to ask a very exclusive question before an answer to the above question, which is what is Zionism? In fact, Zionism is a political reclamation movement to establish a separate, safe and inviolable state for the world Jewish community in Palestine. This movement was extremely crucial for the Jewish people, to settle them down in a secure place from the worst persecution of the European and the Middle Eastern peoples. Before the Zionist Movement, there was still persecutions, pogroms, genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Jewish people all around the world. Before the establishing of the Zionist Movement, the Jewish community was abandoned and helpless and the Zionist Movement gave them an aspiration, provided them a political platform to increment their lawful voice and a social support. The Zionist Movement was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people and its main goal was to the return the Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel). The world history shows us the huge religious, cultural and social persecution of the Jewish people before the creation of the Zionist Movement in 1896 by Theodor Herzl.

The Zionist Movement is an authentic national movement of the Jewish people in the world. There are many people of various religions who joined a political branch of Zionism in solidarity with the Jewish people and in support of Israel. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was an enormous figure from the history who was pro-Israel and pro-Zionism because he has seen great persecution against the black community in the US and all around the world. He experienced racism first hand. Every person who suffered racially and religiously would understand better what the objectives of Zionism are. The Zionist Movement is as a supportive liberation movement such as Martin Luther’s African-American civil rights movement and Nelson Mandela’s Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary Movement and like many other revolutionary or solvation movements for their nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr always supported Israel and Zionism throughout his life: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews; you are talking anti-Semitism.”

I was not the sole Muslim who joined this the Zionist Movement; there are numerous Muslims in history that also joined this movement in consensus with the Jewish community and in support of Israel. I joined the Zionist Federation in the UK because I believe that the Jewish community needs more support for their cause, they need someone, who campaigns for peace between the Muslim and the Jewish community, someone who can descant with the Pakistani community for them and someone who can educate their people about the reality of Israel and Jewish people. I then decided to become a part of the Zionist Federation, which is a great honour for me.

2) Zionism is against Islam and Muslims!

There are many conspiracies against Zionism and Zionists in the world. So many people blame Zionism for every wrong that happens in the world and one of their claims is that Zionism is against Islam and the Muslims. These accusations are totally baseless and flimsy because those who accused Zionism are heedless of Zionism and its history. The history of Zionism started from 1896 and it was principally focused on the creation of a homeland for the Jewish people. There is no such agenda in Zionism against any religion, particularly Islam or Muslims. The Zionist Federation has never provided any shelter for religious haters or supported any anti-religion movement.

20% of the Israeli population consists of non-Jews and most of them are Arab Muslims. Muslims are living in peace and harmony under Israeli law and there are about 400 Mosques in Israel, which are protected by the Jewish state. This is the beauty of Zionism. Zionism has never encouraged religious violence. There is no any example of the Zionist Federation providing a platform against Islam or Muslims. The Zionist Federation always denounced terrorism, whether it is a political or a religious terrorism.

There is freedom of speech and freedom of religion for Muslims in the state of Israel. Muslims live in the only democratic country in the Middle East without fear and persecution. We cannot find any religious discrimination against Arab Israelis in the Jewish state. Muslims have more rights than any other Islamic country in the Middle East. One of the foundations of Zionism is, settling the country of Israel as an expression of practical Zionism. Very well-known Muslim political figures not only supported Israel but provided assistance in recognition of the Jewish state of Israel.

3) Islam and the Quran is against Zionism!

One very essential thing people need to understand is that Zionism is the latest political nationalist movement of the Jewish people and it has nothing to do with Islam, the Holy Quran or Muslims. It was a political movement for the creation of Israel and in support of the Jewish people. After establishing the Jewish state of Israel, it became an advocacy movement for Israel and for the Jewish people. If people are refereeing this phenomenon to Israel and the Quran or Jews and Islam, then I can give you many examples that Israel belongs to the Jewish people and Jews belong to Israel only. Furthermore, the Quran itself defended Jews and their land of Israel.

According to British-based Imam Muhammad Al-Hussaini, traditional commentators from the 8th and 9th century onwards have uniformly interpreted the Qur’an to say explicitly that the Land of Israel has been given by God to the Jewish people as a perpetual covenant. Hussaini bases his argument upon the Qur’an in which Moses declares: « O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has prescribed for you, and turn not back in your traces, to turn about losers. » Quran 5:21

This is a concrete proof that this land was never been a historical land for Muslims ONLY and the Jewish community has a divine right on this consecrated land according to the Holy Qur’an. I fully concede with the statement of Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, a pupil of the Grand Mufti of Cairo, in which he stated: “The Qur’an itself grants the whole Land of Israel to the Jews, so that any opposition to the Jewish state is an offense against Allah.”

According to the Islamic point of view, this land belonged to the people of Israel (Bani Isarel) and Muslims must follow the Qur’anic teaching by accepting the truth and embracing the Jewish community especially the Jews of Israel. People must do a comprehensive research about the Faisal–Weizmann Agreement, in which Emir Faisal, who later became the king of Syria and then Iraq supported the Jewish state. King Faisal made an agreement on the 13th of January, 1919 with Chaim Weizmann, the Chairman of the World Zionist Organisation in which he stated:

“We Arabs… look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our delegation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organisation to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through; we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home… I look forward, and my people with me look forward, to a future in which we will help you and you will help us, so that the countries in which we are mutually interested may once again take their places in the community of the civilised peoples of the world.”

Emir Faisal, a son of the King of Hejaz, conditionally accepted the Balfour Declaration based on the fulfilment of British wartime promises of development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Zionist Federation is not a secret society or a hidden organisation but an open advocacy platform for the Jewish people and the Jewish land of Israel. The Zionist Federation’s mission, objectives and projects are open and bright for the world. The Zionist Federation is a political organisation that educates people of the world about the lifestyle of the Jewish people, which is no different from the rest of the world and they support those who have affected by the wave of terror.

Conclusion:

My main objective in joining the Zionist Federation is to unconditionally support my Jewish brothers and sisters. Through this political and advocacy platform, I will educate my Muslim, particularly my Pakistani community to stand firm with the Jewish community who have endured for thousands of years. I need to raise awareness within my community for what they examine through western or Arab media is not accurate and they must research in order to find out the actuality which is hidden under Arab politics against the Jewish community.

We must raise our voice in solidarity with Israelis who are the most peaceful and intelligent nation in the world. They have very great skills in every educational field especially in science and the latest technology. We Pakistanis are suffering from terrorism and from violent extremism for decades and the only option to defeat this monstrous ideology is to make good ties and relations with those whom we considered our enemy. Israel has never remained our enemy and always seeks good relations with Pakistan. Every Pakistani who visited Israel changed his/her view about Israel. It is not against our religion or culture to support our Jewish cousins and we must open our arms to embrace our cousins and the nation of the Prophet Moses (PBUH).

http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/world-news/the-israeli-connection/op-ed-why-i-as-a-muslim-joined-the-zionist-movement-20415


Op-Ed: Why I as a Pakistani Muslim joined the Zionist Movement
Pakistani writer Noor Dahri explains why as a Muslim from Pakistan he has decided to join the Zionist Federation of the UK and why other Muslims should follow in his footsteps.
Apr 12, 2016, 10:00AMNoor Dahri

It was 30th of March, 2016, when I was invited by the Zionist Federation of UK and it was the day when I acquired honorary membership in the Zionist Federation. I received mixed responses from different social circles and schools of thought, especially from the South Asian community. My own Pakistani community was surprised and mortified when I proclaimed my adherence to Zionism. I received various texts and social media messages from Muslim communities across the globe. Most of them welcomed my brave and courageous step to grasp the truth and some people asked queer questions regarding any anti-religious elements in Zionism especially for the religion of Islam. In response to their contrasting questions, I adopted the following way of discourse:

1) Why did I join the Zionist Movement being a Muslim?

First of all, I need to ask a very exclusive question before an answer to the above question, which is what is Zionism? In fact, Zionism is a political reclamation movement to establish a separate, safe and inviolable state for the world Jewish community in Palestine. This movement was extremely crucial for the Jewish people, to settle them down in a secure place from the worst persecution of the European and the Middle Eastern peoples. Before the Zionist Movement, there was still persecutions, pogroms, genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Jewish people all around the world. Before the establishing of the Zionist Movement, the Jewish community was abandoned and helpless and the Zionist Movement gave them an aspiration, provided them a political platform to increment their lawful voice and a social support. The Zionist Movement was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people and its main goal was to the return the Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel). The world history shows us the huge religious, cultural and social persecution of the Jewish people before the creation of the Zionist Movement in 1896 by Theodor Herzl.

The Zionist Movement is an authentic national movement of the Jewish people in the world. There are many people of various religions who joined a political branch of Zionism in solidarity with the Jewish people and in support of Israel. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was an enormous figure from the history who was pro-Israel and pro-Zionism because he has seen great persecution against the black community in the US and all around the world. He experienced racism first hand. Every person who suffered racially and religiously would understand better what the objectives of Zionism are. The Zionist Movement is as a supportive liberation movement such as Martin Luther’s African-American civil rights movement and Nelson Mandela’s Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary Movement and like many other revolutionary or solvation movements for their nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr always supported Israel and Zionism throughout his life: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews; you are talking anti-Semitism.”

I was not the sole Muslim who joined this the Zionist Movement; there are numerous Muslims in history that also joined this movement in consensus with the Jewish community and in support of Israel. I joined the Zionist Federation in the UK because I believe that the Jewish community needs more support for their cause, they need someone, who campaigns for peace between the Muslim and the Jewish community, someone who can descant with the Pakistani community for them and someone who can educate their people about the reality of Israel and Jewish people. I then decided to become a part of the Zionist Federation, which is a great honour for me.

2) Zionism is against Islam and Muslims!

There are many conspiracies against Zionism and Zionists in the world. So many people blame Zionism for every wrong that happens in the world and one of their claims is that Zionism is against Islam and the Muslims. These accusations are totally baseless and flimsy because those who accused Zionism are heedless of Zionism and its history. The history of Zionism started from 1896 and it was principally focused on the creation of a homeland for the Jewish people. There is no such agenda in Zionism against any religion, particularly Islam or Muslims. The Zionist Federation has never provided any shelter for religious haters or supported any anti-religion movement.

20% of the Israeli population consists of non-Jews and most of them are Arab Muslims. Muslims are living in peace and harmony under Israeli law and there are about 400 Mosques in Israel, which are protected by the Jewish state. This is the beauty of Zionism. Zionism has never encouraged religious violence. There is no any example of the Zionist Federation providing a platform against Islam or Muslims. The Zionist Federation always denounced terrorism, whether it is a political or a religious terrorism.

There is freedom of speech and freedom of religion for Muslims in the state of Israel. Muslims live in the only democratic country in the Middle East without fear and persecution. We cannot find any religious discrimination against Arab Israelis in the Jewish state. Muslims have more rights than any other Islamic country in the Middle East. One of the foundations of Zionism is, settling the country of Israel as an expression of practical Zionism. Very well-known Muslim political figures not only supported Israel but provided assistance in recognition of the Jewish state of Israel.

3) Islam and the Quran is against Zionism!

One very essential thing people need to understand is that Zionism is the latest political nationalist movement of the Jewish people and it has nothing to do with Islam, the Holy Quran or Muslims. It was a political movement for the creation of Israel and in support of the Jewish people. After establishing the Jewish state of Israel, it became an advocacy movement for Israel and for the Jewish people. If people are refereeing this phenomenon to Israel and the Quran or Jews and Islam, then I can give you many examples that Israel belongs to the Jewish people and Jews belong to Israel only. Furthermore, the Quran itself defended Jews and their land of Israel.

According to British-based Imam Muhammad Al-Hussaini, traditional commentators from the 8th and 9th century onwards have uniformly interpreted the Qur’an to say explicitly that the Land of Israel has been given by God to the Jewish people as a perpetual covenant. Hussaini bases his argument upon the Qur’an in which Moses declares: « O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has prescribed for you, and turn not back in your traces, to turn about losers. » Quran 5:21

This is a concrete proof that this land was never been a historical land for Muslims ONLY and the Jewish community has a divine right on this consecrated land according to the Holy Qur’an. I fully concede with the statement of Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, a pupil of the Grand Mufti of Cairo, in which he stated: “The Qur’an itself grants the whole Land of Israel to the Jews, so that any opposition to the Jewish state is an offense against Allah.”

According to the Islamic point of view, this land belonged to the people of Israel (Bani Isarel) and Muslims must follow the Qur’anic teaching by accepting the truth and embracing the Jewish community especially the Jews of Israel. People must do a comprehensive research about the Faisal–Weizmann Agreement, in which Emir Faisal, who later became the king of Syria and then Iraq supported the Jewish state. King Faisal made an agreement on the 13th of January, 1919 with Chaim Weizmann, the Chairman of the World Zionist Organisation in which he stated:

“We Arabs… look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our delegation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organisation to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through; we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home… I look forward, and my people with me look forward, to a future in which we will help you and you will help us, so that the countries in which we are mutually interested may once again take their places in the community of the civilised peoples of the world.”

Emir Faisal, a son of the King of Hejaz, conditionally accepted the Balfour Declaration based on the fulfilment of British wartime promises of development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Zionist Federation is not a secret society or a hidden organisation but an open advocacy platform for the Jewish people and the Jewish land of Israel. The Zionist Federation’s mission, objectives and projects are open and bright for the world. The Zionist Federation is a political organisation that educates people of the world about the lifestyle of the Jewish people, which is no different from the rest of the world and they support those who have affected by the wave of terror.

Conclusion:

My main objective in joining the Zionist Federation is to unconditionally support my Jewish brothers and sisters. Through this political and advocacy platform, I will educate my Muslim, particularly my Pakistani community to stand firm with the Jewish community who have endured for thousands of years. I need to raise awareness within my community for what they examine through western or Arab media is not accurate and they must research in order to find out the actuality which is hidden under Arab politics against the Jewish community.

We must raise our voice in solidarity with Israelis who are the most peaceful and intelligent nation in the world. They have very great skills in every educational field especially in science and the latest technology. We Pakistanis are suffering from terrorism and from violent extremism for decades and the only option to defeat this monstrous ideology is to make good ties and relations with those whom we considered our enemy. Israel has never remained our enemy and always seeks good relations with Pakistan. Every Pakistani who visited Israel changed his/her view about Israel. It is not against our religion or culture to support our Jewish cousins and we must open our arms to embrace our cousins and the nation of the Prophet Moses (PBUH).

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2 thoughts on “« Pourquoi  en tant que Pakistanais musulman, j’ai rejoint le mouvement sioniste » / « Why I as a Pakistani Muslim joined the Zionist Movement » (text in french and in english) (Noor Dahri)

  1. Beau texte.
    J’espère que cet homme courageux prend toutes les précautions nécessaires. A la fin de l’an dernier, un épicier Pakistanais a souhaité un joyeux Noël à ses frères chrétiens d’Angleterre. Il n’en a pas fallu davantage pour qu’une raclure islamiste fasse des centaines de km en voiture et aille assassiner cet homme paisible dans sa boutique.

    J'aime

    1. Oui, je suis tout-à-fait d’accord avec toi. J’espère aussi qu’il a pris tout les précautions nécessaires. J’espère ça pour tous les Arabes et/ou Musulmans qui prennent notre défense ouvertement. Ils sont menacés, c’est indéniable.

      J'aime

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