According to the recent study of the Pew Research Centre, there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world who are spread over different parts of the earth. And a very large majority of them (85 to 100 per cent) are united on the fundamental beliefs of Islam like Tauheed (Monotheism), Risalat (Prophethood) of Muhammad and fasting in the month of Ramadhan. However, there are differences in the interpretation and explanation of Islamic teachings on other matters. The Centre started this study in 39 countries belonging to all the continents in 2008, the report of which was released in the second week of August (The Asian Age, 10th August). Sixty-seven per cent of world Muslim population has been covered. Thirty-eight thousand people of different countries were questioned in 80 languages. At some places more religiosity was found among 40-plus people than among the new generation while in some other countries new generation was found more religious and enthusiastic. In some areas religion has fundamental place in the life of 8 out of 10 persons while in other areas religion is of much importance for 7 out of 10 persons.
Plan to subjugate the world
This Pew Centre is an important study centre of America. It studies the followers of different religions as well as their cultures and trends so that the American administration might be aware of them and chalk out its policies in its light. Its main target is Islam and the Muslim Ummah. It has published its reports in this regard earlier also. It is all probable that some sensitive and delicate parts of these reports are brought to the notice of American administration only; and also recommendations to tackle the situation must have been presented. Whatever the methodology, this work of an American centre cannot be purposeless and without any interest. A great planning lies behind it. Ever since the United States of America has attained the status of super power and has come under the grip of Zionist Jews, it is busy overpowering the peoples of the world. Then whatever community or country or way of life it found as its rival, it declared them as its enemy and started devising conspiracies against them.
The feeling of toughness of the present “enemy”
America did three experiments during the last century. First it targeted the Germans and their government; then it campaigned against Japan and the Japanese; and then it fought against the Soviet Union and its communist economic system; and now it is against Islam and the Muslim Ummah. However America, with the help of Pew Centre, Rand Corporation and other such centres, has realised perfectly well that this enemy (way of life) is quite different from earlier enemies; it is not weak and hollow like them; and as such facing it would require ever newer methods and strategies, which can be used all at a time and also one by one. Hence the range of its strategies runs right from enticing Muslim public, intellectuals as well as Ulema to attacking the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques. – The recent report of Pew Centre is telling the American policymakers that Faith in Monotheism and Prophethood is the strongest and most consolidated basis and the unifying force of the people of this Ummah belonging to the various regions, languages, colours and tribes having different food habits. Now it is to be seen what changes America makes in its strategies.
07/ 09/12 khabar-O-Nazar by Parwaaz Rahmani, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by: Abu Yusuf