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[5] Zionism – Conferences and Seminars

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Freedom House Conference (Global Persecution of Christians):

On January 23, 1996, Christian Zionists in America launched a campaign to save Christians around the world from “persecution,” as they said. The campaign was launched by a Jewish man named “Michael Horevitz” in a Wall Street Journal article titled “The new fanaticism between the cross and the crescent” on July 5, 1995, drawing attention to the “growing and increasing persecution of Christian missionaries,” he said, and urging the American Christian Community to face this challenge. Then he wrote a letter to 150 leaders of boards of directors of Protestant organisations and churches, beginning his message by saying, “As an American Jew, I am very grateful for the Christian community’s brotherhood in the face of opposing anti-Semitic movements.” As a result, evangelical fundamentalists founded the “Freedom House” organisation for this purpose, as requested by that Jew. The “Freedom House” organisation then organised a conference named “Global Persecution of Christians” to defend and protect Christians. At this conference, the “Freedom House organisation” distributed a statement titled “A Statement to Arouse Conscience,” in which they stated that the “National Association of Evangelicals” is responsible for “Freedom House,” and that it includes 42,500 American evangelical groups. The following are the most important points from the conference statement:

[I] Introduction, demonstrating the interest of American evangelicals in the religious freedom of Christians, and demanding that the government take action to curb religious persecution of Christians around the world.

[II] The facts: The statement examines the conditions of Christians and how authorities in various nations subject them to persecution and terrorism.

[III] Principles: It is a set of fundamental ideas and ground rules for defending the rights of Christians around the world.

[IV] The call to action, which specifies the policies that the government of the United States of America may adopt to protect the rights of Christians, and among those policies advocated were:

– Informing the international community about governmental and terrorist persecution of Christians.

-A new anti-persecution law

– Issue directives to ambassadors to hold periodic meetings with church movements in countries where there is persecution.

-Appoint a Special Advisor to the President on Religious Freedom, whose job it will be to prepare a report and provide policy recommendations on religious persecution by taking firm action.

-Linking international trade and negotiations to situations of religious persecution.

-Providing diplomatic assistance and asylum to persecuted people

-Release documented reports on religious persecution by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Human Rights Office and other government entities.

-Develop the role of embassies with regard to pursuing religious freedom.

-Distinction between various Christian groups in periodic reports, as well as the state of religious freedom for each of them.

-Establish rules for processing pleas from those fleeing persecution.

-Setting a deadline for the cessation of aid to countries that fail to take decisive measures to end the persecution, and the return of aid is not permitted unless the American President makes a written pledge that this country or countries have begun to take Practical steps to end the persecution.

Conclusion: The statement ended with the assertion that religious freedom is a gift from God to humanity and that it is “a basic pillar that distinguishes trait our audience and our people are known for. [1] [Footnote a] [End of quote]


Footnote a: First, this declaration of theirs needs to be revised and sent to France, where Muslims are subjected to persecution, demonization, and insults to the Prophet in the name of freedom.

We remind them, secondly, that millions of Africans, in particular, were compelled to convert to Christianity, and that they were the ones who began the practice of religious persecution through slavery. Listen here by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allah preserve him] regarding how slaves were treated by the forefathers of these deceivers.

Third, there is no question that if Christians ever face persecution in any Muslim country for reasons other than their professed religion, it will be owing to the lack of implementation of what the Sunnah has legislated with regard to protection for religious minorities. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “Whoever wrongs a person (non-Muslim) protected by a covenant, violates his rights, burdens him with more work than he can do, or takes something from him without his consent, I will argue on his behalf on the Day of Resurrection”. [Sunan Abu Dawud 3052]

Regarding trying to use aid to subjugate nations, this is an old practice of the Neo-colonialists and globalists regardless of whether the nation in question has a history of oppressing minorities.

Lastly, all allegations of persecution need to be thoroughly investigated lest it’s a scheme to infiltrate the lands of the Muslims and corrupt their beliefs, as Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allah preserve him] stated, “So it is not permissible for the Ulamaa to remain heedless of their plans (i.e. the enemies of Islaam), their actions, their publications, their missionary activities and their various calls (to the Muslims). And also the various poisons they are infusing – which are in opposition to the Qur’an and the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sunnah. And nor of what plans they have for (the destruction of) the beliefs and methodologies of Islaam. It is not permissible either, to remain heedless of their concentrated efforts to Christianize or secularize the Muslim youth. And along with that, the Muslim youth and the students are not able to oppose this plan and strategy. Rather it is necessary that the distinguished Ulamaa – those who are experienced and shrewd – it is for such people, in all the places to undertake this duty. So it is obligatory for some of the intelligent and ingenious people from the field of Aqeedah to be mobilised for opposing these plans. And likewise it is a must that the intelligent and distinguished from amongst the specialists in the Sunnah – that they be mobilised for the refutation of these and similarly the eminent and distinguished from amongst those in the fields of Orientalism for the refutation of the plans of the Orientalists.” [2]

The Shaikh also stated: “I myself believe that it is a benefit – rather it is of necessity – that we know what the enemies are planning for us, and that it is necessary for us to prepare (ourselves in strength) to destroy their plans. However, I do not exaggerate in this matter, rather my view is the view of our Ulamaa and they have all agreed upon this – that amongst the obligatory matters, there are some that are Fard Ain and others that are Fard Kifaayah – and even if knowing the state of the enemies is harmful – it is still necessary for us to know it – but it is treated as Fard Kifaayah. When some attend to it, then the harm is removed from the rest” up until he said: “So I consider that there is no criticism for the Ulamaa and the students of knowledge who take great concern for preserving the Sharee’ah of Allaah – in terms of the Book, the Sunnah, and its understanding – for this is one of the duties of the Kifaayah actions. And I believe that these people are more superior, noble, truthful and of more benefit to Islaam than those who are weak in their knowledge of the religion of Allaah or those who have no share in acquainting themselves with it.” [3]

[1] An Excerpt from “As-Sahyuniyyah An-Nasraaniyyah, Diraasah Fee Daw’i Al-Aqeedah Al-islaamiyyah”. pages 340-342

[2] Ahl ul-Hadeeth, p.102

[3] An excerpt from an article at titled: The Salafis and Looking into the Affairs of the Ummah