Foreign troops must leave the Middle East

2015-11-19 06:00

THE carnage that hit Paris on Friday­ is viewed with abhorrence as innocent individuals were targeted­.

As a member of the Islamic faith I strongly condemn whoever is responsible for this dastardly act.

If, as reported, that ISIL is responsible we distance ourselves from this form of action as Islam forbids violence of this nature. However, one has to have an honest and hard look at what has unfolded in the Middle East not only now, but 25 years ago.

The mass exodus of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Libya currently into Europe was wholly by the misguided folly of the United State on the false premise that Iraq had “weapons of destruction”, thereby opening a can of worms that George Bush senior, in the early nineties, and under the under performance of George W. Bush with the complicit of Dick Cheyney, caused havoc that changed the face of the Middle East.

The rest is history - over 25 years of strife and sectarian feuds fielded by successive American presidents. The weak-kneed leaders of Middle East countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others, kowtow to their European masters to ensure their tenuous leadership.

In conclusion, refugees into Europe en-mass should be pointed to the original failed false incursion into Iraq and Afghanistan, which is the current resultant of the infighting in the Middle East.

Let all foreign troops and forces leave the Middle East and let its own people map out their own destiny or, in reality, are they there to protect Israel and the black gold?

May Allah help us all toward the truth.

Yussuf M. Desai

Oslo Beach

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