Fortune favours the bold says an old idiom that is as true today as it was centuries ago. I was reminded of this when I read the interview with British MP George Galloway, aired on Al-Jazeera TV on August 8, 2006. Aside from Galloway’s florid style of delivery his statements contain glaring facts about our Arab rulers, princes and other rich Muslims.
During the interview Mr. Galloway said, “Two of the Arab world’s beautiful daughters, Jerusalem and Baghdad, are in the hands of these foreigners, these occupiers, and nothing can be done by the Arab rulers, because they are in bed, fornicating with the foreigners, who are occupying and using these beautiful Arab daughters as they will.”
He added further, “You know, I don’t want to embarrass any particular Arab ruler, but once I spoke to a prince. I told him there were three British newspapers on sale for 100 million pounds – The Daily Express, The Sunday Express, and The Daily Star. Three important newspapers. “Why don’t you buy them,” I said. “You could make a foothold for a decent point of view on the Arab world, if you were to buy these newspapers.” He could have bought them, but he didn’t have the courage to buy them. He’d rather spend the money on other things. You know, in London, there is enough money thrown onto the roulette tables of London’s casinos by Arabs, which could buy media in America and Britain, and transform the landscape. But I tell you, the good news is this: In the desert, just a few drops of water can transform the landscape. All we need is a few drops of water, because the American and British people have no faith, no trust, in their leaders. They know that the policy of their leaders is leading them to disaster. We need to intelligently apply the resources that we have, and people can contact me, to my e-mail, through my website, georgegalloway.com. I have many ideas on how we can do this. I just don’t have any money.”
Dear brothers and sisters, every one of us Muslims must strive to revive our Muslim Ummah by all means available to us even if others in superior positions than us do not. Allah Subahanahu-wa-tha’ala has made the world in such a way that success in many areas of life comes out of discipline and hard work. Getting your body in shape, having good relationships, succeeding at study etc. all take some level of commitment and work. So if we want to see a glorious and stronger Muslim Ummah we need to be willing to do things we’ve never done before. This sometimes means leaving one’s comfort zone and knuckling down for some hard work.