It is no secret that the former British foreign secretary and prime ministerial pretender Boris Johnson, looks down upon Muslims and Islam. He has previously revealed his racism and hatred for Islam and, quite frankly, anyone who does not share his misty-eyed misreading of Britain’s colonial past and present. So it comes as no surprise that he and the British Media are once again attacking Islamic values, in an obvious attempt to appeal to the increasingly right-leaning electorate.
In Europe today, politicians and secular bigots see the Muslim woman as an easy target. They imagine that the Muslim women’s dress is imposed upon them by men, as they cannot fathom why so many Muslim women voluntarily choose to reject Western liberalism and its “liberation” of women. What they refuse to comprehend is that Islam liberated the minds of men and women to escape from enslavement to the promoters of the secular liberal culture, to genuinely choose to obey the Creator alone. This disregard that Muslims have for the whims and desires of other created beings is truly an anathema for the secular elite, who desperately desire for Westernised “liberated” men and women to remain enslaved to them and them alone, both here and overseas.
When you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it’s very convenient to shift the position of the mirror. Boris and other politicians do exactly that – they can’t stomach the mess they have created, be it Brexit, the economy, and the continuous division and hatred caused due to their own shortcomings – Boris is an establishment man through and through, loyal only to the interests of the capitalist elite that run Britain. As a true-blue conservative, he was not about to be caught at the helm of Theresa May’s sinking ship, hence his recent departure from the government, as the Brexit debacle continues. Now we see him re-inventing himself again as the defender of Britishness, desperately hoping to increase his popularity among a British public that has been fed a diet of xenophobic nationalism by the government and media over the past two decades.
Boris and others may well continue to cowardly throw cheap shots at the Muslim women to boost their own popularity, but in truth, they only expose the fallacy of their secular liberal ideology. They cannot meet a thought with a thought, debating the correctness of the Islamic values which are based on the Islamic creed, against the liberal values which are based on the secular creed. In this debate they have no leg to stand on, hence their feeble attempts to attack the honour of Muslim women, verbally and physically, hoping to cover their own inadequacies and those of their secular way of life.
The US president’s populist ramblings aim to make him the champion of the nationalist xenophobes in America and, after meeting with Trump’s ideologue Steve Bannon, Boris appears to be following the same script. The American electorate had grown weary of the intellectual bankruptcy of their politicians, as have a number of European populations, and the recent wave of populist candidate victories have exposed the ease with which elections can be won on the basis of blaming others. Yet, although the people imagine that the newly-elected finger pointer is about to bring some much-needed change, they are sorely disappointed when they realise that nothing has actually changed at all.
The secular capitalist system is failing humanity on a daily basis. Its cheerleaders and politicians have no solutions to the endless problems and misery that they have created for the world. Islam on the other hand, has demonstrated its ability to bring humankind together and solve our collective problems with humanity and justice in a way that agrees with our human nature.
In the face of such abuse from politicians and media in the West, Muslim men and women have to expose the horrendous secular ideology that the world’s ordinary people currently endure, demanding to know why this set of values should be imposed upon humanity? It has no intellectual basis and was not chosen, rather was forced upon the people and then sold to them with the lie that it’s the best that we have. Muslims have a superior intellectual belief and systems for life that can satisfy human beings, bringing justice to people while denying the corrupt any chance to oppress. This is the truth that the Borises of this world seek to cover up, and which the Muslims are obliged to expose for all to hear.
وَلاَ تَهِنُوا وَلاَ تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنتُمُ الأَعْلَوْنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
“Do not, then, be faint of heart, nor grieve, for you are always the superior side, if you are (true) believers.” [Aal-Imran : 139]
Media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain,
7th August 2018