Wahhabism has taken the world by storm through their religious plan and dreams of world domination; they are carrying out terrorist activities in many different countries. Their belief system and radical doctrine evidently and obviously depict their intention of promoting the geopolitical side of the religion in which their target is land and power.
Is the purpose of a religion to acquire land or gain power? When we talk about a religion, the first thing that will come to your mind is men becoming obedient to God, men submitting themselves to God and men becoming worshippers of God.
World communities need to understand that these terrorists are not practising or believing the religion of Islam. This is a geopolitical game [to gain] land and power.
Democracy is a system whereby all individuals have a voice; it is a government by the public and ruled by public choice. For example, if it is being decided whether the United Kingdom should be part of European Union, whatever the majority will say will be the decision in democracy. Governments do what people want to do. No one single individual can dictate and impose his decision on people.
In a dictatorship, the government doesn’t ask people what they want. They impose their decisions on people.
A dictatorship normally comes through armed forces. The UK, USA and European countries are well-established democratic countries, so you will never hear of any military coup. However, in Pakistan and Bangladesh, we have such problems. Oftentimes, the public representatives such as the Prime Minister or the President are dismissed by the army because they think the government is involved in corruption. In a dictatorship, it is one man who imposes his decisions.
Theocracy is a system of government in which religious laws are imposed, like in Saudi Arabia. In democracy, the law is legislated by people; the government is run by people and decisions are made by people.
In theocracy, literally no human being has any participation in the legislation of the law or making decisions. In theocracy, you live by the law of your religion.
Since my childhood, I have been hearing slogans of imposing Sharia Law in Pakistan. A Muslim political organisation headed by Shah Ahmed Noorani (of the Barelvi school of thought) had majority in Karachi and started a campaign to convince politicians and the army to replace the secular system with Sharia Law. One of the clergymen of this party was called Abdul Sattar Niazi, who promised to God and to himself that he would not marry until Sharia Law is imposed in Pakistan. Since the birth of Pakistan, people have been demanding from politicians and government to make Islamic Sharia the law of the land.
According to the Constitution of Pakistan, the Quran and Sunnah (Customs of Prophet Mohammad) are above any law in Pakistan. So Pakistan is a country which, according to the constitution, should be theocratic - meaning religious law should be the law of the land. Even a political-cum-religious party like Jamat-e-Islami talks about democracy! What do you want to name it: ignorance or hypocrisy? Maybe they are not aware of the Constitution of Pakistan. Even Imran Khan said, ‘I want to bring the same Islamic ideology in Pakistan which was at the time of Abu Bakr Siddiq.’ He wants to drag Pakistan back to the Stone Age. They are also part of the democratic system. They call democracy infidelity and at the same time, they are sitting in the provincial and national assemblies through a democratic system.
The Race to Become the Superpower
What Taliban/ISIS/Saudi Arabia are doing is more or less the same thing that China or Russia is doing.
China, Russia and India want to beat the United States of America and become the superpower. Very discreetly, Saudi Arabia is doing the same thing.
China’s weaponry is their export. Economically speaking, China is everywhere. Wherever in the world I went, if I bought a toy, it was made in China. The world economy very seriously depends on China today. There was a time when the world wealth was controlled by the Jewish community, but now it is controlled and manipulated by China. Russia also wants to be the superpower; they want world domination.
Saudi Arabia does not produce anything for except camels, sheep and cows; they have no industry. Their export is 1%, because they have dates and all Muslim countries buy dates from them. If 1 kg of dates is worth £1, Muslim countries buy it for £10 because they are ‘holy dates’.
Saudi Arabia has no industry, but Islam is their industry. So they started to export Islam.
Obviously people who go there for religious reasons, stay a couple of weeks and then come back, may not have any awareness of whether or not Saudi Arabia has any industry or export. They make washing powder and some soaps and this is because these companies like Lever Brothers and Palmolive have factories in Saudi Arabia.
Apple used to give their orders of iPhones and laptops to an American company in California, but then China offered them a very cheap price. Labour in China is very cheap. There are so many factors involved; if you want a factory in a country, you have to see the business laws and whether things like gas and electricity are available. China is very ultramodern in terms of providing all the necessary facilities to businessmen. Russia doesn’t have any remarkable export. You don’t become a superpower just because of the economy. There are many factors involved.
Saudi Arabia wants to rule the world and they have double standards. Although Saudi Arabia is a country where rule of the land is theocracy, the Sharia Law does not apply to the royal family or Wahhabi scholars.
Sheikhs in Saudi Arabia have maids in their homes from Sri Lanka, India, Philippines who they have sex and - consequently - children with; Sharia doesn’t apply to them. They only apply Sharia to Muslims who are non-Wahhabis, especially non-Saudis. The leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, rapes women. Is there any Prophetic Tradition that allows any Muslim leader to have sex with women without marriage? No! First they recite the Quran, worship and after raping, they say, ‘God, you are gracious. You have provided us with a lustful meal.’ This is their religion.
What we have in the United Kingdom of Great Britain is true democracy. In simple words, there are only a few countries in the world who practise pure democracy.
Saudi Arabia is theocracy and dictatorship. You cannot call it a pure theocratic country.
In a pure theocratic country, all follow the religious law whether you are a king or you are a servant. The law applies to everybody. Saudi Arabia is half theocracy and half dictatorship. How will you apply your Sharia on other Muslims who do not follow your school of thought? How could Sharia have any law for Shiites, Sunnis or Wahhabis when Islamic Sharia was established by Prophet Mohammad - and at that time, there were no Shiites, Sunnis [or Wahhabis]? They want to impose Sharia law, but where there are no Muslims. There are mosques and thousands of copies of the Quran; there is Mecca and Medina, but there are no Muslims. They are Wahhabis, Shiites or Sunnis; they are not Muslims.
Islam exists in a virtual world only, not in this phenomenal world.
Democracy gives rights to all individuals: freedom of choice and freedom of speech are all part and parcel of democracy. People speak against the Queen in the United Kingdom, but no policeman will come after them and arrest them. You cannot do that in the UAE or Morocco. If you speak against the king, you will be put behind bars. In Pakistan, people are making efforts to abolish blasphemy laws, which means that if you speak against Prophet Mohammad, the religion of Islam or the Quran, you should be punished. However in Saudi Arabia, if you speak against the king, you will be killed - forget about Prophet Mohammad.
The world leaders should wake up. Even if China becomes the superpower, the world will not be destroyed. Lives of people will still be safe. China becoming a superpower will only mean that they have control over all wealth of the world. But Saudi Arabia is daydreaming of becoming the world superpower. They openly have been saying it for the past many decades. They want to rule the world. Even if Islam were to rule the world, humanity would still be safe; Islam doesn’t allow bloodshed or violence.
The dogs of hellfire, Saudis, the hypocrites, ISIS, and Taliban are the same thing; they want power and they want land. It has nothing to do with Islam.