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How much Land does a Man Need? – What does a Man need to Live?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received permission from Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to send 1,000 tons of aid to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing slaughter, torture and rape by Myanmar authorities, savage Buddhist monks and civilians. The 1,000 tons of emergency aid packages containing rice, dried fish and clothing were delivered to the Social Services Ministry in Rakhine State at a handover ceremony. The aid will be distributed to conflict areas via military helicopters in coordination with the Rakhine State government. At the same time Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdoğan and a delegation including her son Bilal Erdoğan, the Turkish foreign minister, Minister of Family Affairs and heads of Turkish aid agencies arrived in Bangladesh to observe on-site conditions in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp near Cox’s Bazar city, distributing relief materials supplied by Turkish aid agencies. She and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also met with Prime Minister Hasina to discuss steps to be taken for providing help to Rohingya Muslims and for cooperation.

First of all, Emine Erdogan visited the Rohingya Muslims together with then-Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu previously in 2012. Pictures of Muslims resolved in tears, hugging Davutoglu and Erdogan can still be found on social media. When in 2012, the Turkish government handed out a remarkable part of the aid sent by the Muslim people of Turkey to the Myanmar authorities, a huge uproar sparked among the people. This act was justified with an “Islamic” attempt of softening the hearts of the Buddhists towards the Muslims.  The only thing which was softened was the attention of media towards the suffering of the Muslims for the coming few years, while the Myanmar government completely prohibited access to the Rakhine villages and refugee camps. Today, we see the actions of the Turkish government repeated, with almost the same faces, with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as Foreign Minister instead of Davutoğlu.

And this is maybe one of the most ridiculous scenes of the buffoonery staged by one of the most important Muslim governments in face of the whole Ummah, because today it has again delivered a part of the 1,000 tons of aid to Myanmar authorities, who have written a new black page in the history book of this earth in their savagery towards the Muslims of Rakhine.  And without doubt this act constitutes the highlight of the hypocritical stance of the Muslim rulers towards the slaughter, torture, rape, and displacement of the Rohingya Muslims. Additionally we get served the pictures of a Turkish First Lady delightfully holding hands with the tyrant Hasina. Either Mrs. Erdogan does not know of Hasina’s hitherto cruelty towards the Rohingya refugees – which is shameful enough for the First Lady of one of the so-called most power Muslim countries – or she acts the role assigned to her by the Turkish Republic as a first lady perfectly, which makes her accomplice in the betrayal of the Muslims of Rakhine and the whole Ummah. For a sincere Muslim woman, who is attributed with the feature of being the mother of the oppressed, she should know, that Hasina in person ordered her coast guards to push the boats full of hungry, thirsty, and sick Rohingya refugees back to the sea… That it was Hasina, who replaced the Muslim border guards with Buddhist ones, as the Muslims could not watch their fellow brothers and sisters suffering in the jungle and let them in… That Hasina ratified the inhumane policies of her government of neglecting these refugees who sought sanctuary in Bangladesh. And Emine Erdogan is not any Muslim woman! She is THE Muslim woman, who is in the position of being the wife of one of the world’s most influential men, as it is claimed day-in, day out.

However, the hypocrisy of the other Muslim lands is not less… The hypocrisy of Saudi Arabia, who claims, to stand “by the side of the Rohingya Muslims for 70 years at the international level, and by providing assistance and donations…”, and that it “has exerted all possible efforts to help Myanmar’s Muslims in this human tragedy…”, and that it “also made a donation of $50 million for the Muslim minority, through health rehabilitation and educational programs, and started receiving refugees in 1948.” What a generous donation, when considering its arms deal with the USA in May this year, which is worth $350 billion over 10 years and $110 billion that will take effect immediately… Maybe to mention, that these weapons are used to slaughter innocent children and their families in Yemen… Also, for the case the Kingdom forgot how it was ridiculed by the whole world for the million-dollar parties with Western stars like Kim Kardashian, or the 20 million dollar graduation party of Prince Fahd, or the 8 million dollar private island party of Prince Mohammad bin Salman… Enough???

What about Qatar and UAE? Qatar promised to donate 30 million dollars to the USA due to the hurricane Irma, right after the UAE promised 10 million dollars!!! And no ability to excuse has Pakistan when it sold J-17 fighters to Myanmar, which are used to eradicate whole Muslim villages now.

All of these acts, of each of these regimes, are nothing more than serving their Western masters instead of Allah the Almighty, who should be their ONLY and ONE LORD. This Muslim Ummah has witnessed for almost 100 years all kinds of treachery, torment, suffering and neglecting. And we all repeatedly made the painful experience that money is not the solution for the problems of this Ummah. It was never in Palestine, never in Kashmir, or Africa, or Yemen… Nor did the donations of this Ummah contribute to save the Muslims of Aleppo… They did not save the Muslims in Myanmar in 2012, and they will not do it now!

What these persecuted oppressed people need in first place is not food, or makeshift barracks in refugee camps. They do not need any medicine in the first place. BUT they need the united, truthful, sincere protection and power of the entire Muslim world. For the puppet rulers have damaged enough of the hopes, and efforts of this Muslim Ummah. They have contributed with all their means to prevent the resurgence of the true irrepressible power in this world which carries its blessings to the whole of mankind to every corner of this world. They have worked with all their power to keep this Ummah shattered and to prevent its resurrection as ONE powerful, mighty BODY that cannot be bent, nor be laid in shackles.  For its energy of life comes through its united Islamic Aqeedah. The blood in its veins are the rules and laws of Allah the Almighty, its heavy and mighty steps on the path of Rasulallah ﷺ make it fast and unreachable, active, quick and agile in reaching any of its goals.

So these puppet rulers upon us may act more and more ridiculous day by day. They may sooth their own conscience, and may maintain their seats for a while longer, until their Western masters decide to dispose them. Or until Allah’s will reaches them and packs them on their necks!!!

One is for sure: Neither the Muslims of Rakhine, nor of Syria, Palestine or elsewhere do not need the donations of helpless, forlorn puppets; they need the united armies of the Muslims!

There remains only one question that we as Muslims should ask these rulers with united voices:

Oh puppet rulers! How much land does a man need? Or: What does a man need to live??? The martyrs do not die! YOU however, YOU WILL…


Zehra Malik

Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

1 Comment

  1. Mohammad Jamal Uddin says

    For the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar there is the sobbing wife of Mr. Erdogan and excuses of limitations of borders but for the American plan to destroy the city of Aleppo in Syria they moved Tanks and Soldiers and no border considerations,what lies these treacherous rulers in the Muslim lands speaks to the Ummah of Rasool Allah (Saw) !

    “Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie”
    (Al-Kahf: 5)

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