Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Muslim Nations:Are They Ready To Take On The West?

Hantu Laut

I share former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad's sentiment on the OIC here.

It is probably one of the most dysfunctional groupings.There is no cohesiveness and very little cooperation and solidarity to bridge the gap between the West, Muslim countries and Islam. Not a single treaty had been adopted by members on how to bring those fanatical Muslims to their senses, to bring them to the negotiating tables and to end their stupid war of attrition, killing more of their own kin than their intended enemies giving the Western powers justification to attack Muslim nations deemed to be harbouring terrorists.

When I first started blogging I wrote the article below on how laggard Muslim nations have been since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.None have risen from the ashes to become a strong economic or military power.

Germany and Japan, war belligerents, completely vanquished in World War II have risen back from the ashes to become one of the world's greatest economic powers.

China, politically and economically ravaged by the Cultural Revolution and closed its doors for decades under communism is now a fast rising economic and military giant and expected to surpass and overtake the US economy in the next decade or two.

One may ask, where are the Muslim nations heading to? 

Many ordinary Muslims share this sentiment but are powerless to do anything. Only those in power can change the fates of Muslims and sad as it is, those in power are only interested in money, power and self-preservation.

Many Arab nations still maintained the absolute monarchy system, which gave the monarch absolute control over the nation's wealth.Many Arab oil producing countries are rich but under the layer of profound wealth lies tons of debt.The recent financial fiasco in Dubai shows the over-stretched imagination of these Muslim leaders about how money should be spent.

According to its charter, the OIC aims to preserve Islamic social and economic values, promote solidarity amongst member states, increase cooperation in social, economic, cultural, scientific, and political areas, uphold international peace and security, and advance education, particularly in the fields of science and technology.

Has the grouping successfully accomplished any of those objectives?

It is probably one of the most useless organisations one can think of.Every members have their own selfish agenda.Their conferences are more on rhetoric and nothing on substance.There is no unity and no common ground.

Every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost is the common stand.

Thursday, May 31, 2007


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your topic is too broad for your ambition.
You said that bad financial management, religious ambitions, reluctance to change, etc are reasons for this Muslim plight. But some or all of these practices are common to all non-Muslims or infidels if you like to use that word, and many seem to be able to get on quite well.
I really don't agree with you on some of your comments about Muslims' fixation on religion. They are following the orders of their imams who ought to be knowledgeable about Islam. Are you saying that they are not good Muslims? Or are you saying that by being a good Muslim they are putting themselves in danger of being dominated by non-Muslim forces?
I'm shocked that you'd think that the oil producing countries especially the Muslim nations should use their black money to force the others to get on their knees and not being able to do so even just conceptually is shameful. Perhaps the Arabs, Turks, Persians and countless other middle eastern tribal chiefs do not wish to use unwarranted force on anyone. They have sense.