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Trump: Saudi king wouldn’t last ‘two weeks’ without US Support

US President Donald Trump said close ally Saudi Arabia and its king would not last “for two weeks” without US military support at a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday.

“We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they’re rich? And I love the king, King Salman. But I said ‘King – we’re protecting you – you might not be there for two weeks without us – you have to pay for your military,'” the president said to cheers at the rally.

Trump did not say when he made those remarks to the Saudi monarch, but they come amid increasing oil prices in the US. Saudi Arabia is the world’s top oil exporter and the de facto leader of the oil-producing bloc, OPEC, which has been criticised by Trump for high oil prices.


Sometimes, even the liar cannot help themselves. Even the Kuffar are openly stating that these treacherous rulers survive only because they are being propped up by the US. Saudi, UAE and Bahrain are not only beholden to the US, they are actually allies of the Jewish entity. The Iranian rulers are no better, they support the Butcher of Syria in his massacre of the Muslims. And for all that time Iran had been calling the US the ‘great satan’, yet behind the Ummah’s eyes, they have had a 60 year old treaty of friendship with the US. It only came to light today when the US threw it back in their faces by annulling it.

Why is it that our so-called rulers are slaves of western powers and not to Allah (swt)?

They do not heed the warning of Allah (swt),

 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِم بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَقَدْ كَفَرُوا بِمَا جَاءَكُم مِّنَ الْحَقِّ يُخْرِجُونَ الرَّسُولَ وَإِيَّاكُمْ أَن تُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ رَبِّكُمْ

You who have iman! do not take My enemy and your enemy as friends, showing love for them when they have rejected the truth that has come to you, driving out the Messenger and yourselves simply because you have iman in Allah your Lord.

[Al-Mumtahana, 60:1]

This betrayal is compounded by the fact that Western economies feeds on the wars in our lands, through the purchase of weapons by our corrupt leaders. At the same time, dividing and weakening us, enabling them to secure our wealth, still further, for their benefit. Their long-term economic plans, include the hydrocarbon deposits of the Hijaz, Sahel and Sahara, the wealth in Africa, all the way to Indonesia. Do the economic plans of the Ummah include the exploitation of western resources? Furthermore, they build their military bases on our lands not to protect us, but to protect their interest. Colonialism has not gone away, it transformed and now works by proxy, but it is still slavery.

How are we to stop the calamities that befall our lands? How are we to rid ourselves of the western puppets who rule over us? What will beat back the wolves at our door? Secularism and capitalism have not safeguarded the Ummah. Instead, playing by ‘Western rules’ seems to have only benefitted the West.

Only the system of Islam united us and safeguarded our lands, and gave us rulers who looked after our affairs and not that of those who hate and harm us. We must reestablish and reimplement Islam as the system of life. If we fail to do so, our suffering will only ever worsen. Allah (swt) has warned us,

إِن يَثْقَفُوكُمْ يَكُونُوا لَكُمْ أَعْدَاءً وَيَبْسُطُوا إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ وَأَلْسِنَتَهُم بِالسُّوءِ وَوَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ

If they come upon you, they will be your enemies and stretch out their hands and tongues against you with evil intent, and they would dearly love you to become kafir.

[Al-Mumtahana, 60:2]

We must answer the Call of Allah (swt) and His Messenger ﷺ, the Ummah and the world requires it too.


Hamzah Muhammad