It is indubitable that the US election captures global attention. This has been contributed by her position as the World’s super power having a great influence on the international situation. The recent election was between Incumbent President Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden – who emerged victorious with 270 votes in the US Electoral College against Trump’s 214. Those who keenly follow US election can be categorized into three categories. Before we start identifying these groups, it is worthy for us Muslim to note that we are mandated to follow up the global political events and actions the fact its effect upon us is undeniable. Consequently, it is extremely wrong to turn blind the unfolding world’s political events particularly that of the US. It is a matter of mental decline to hold a view that that American affairs do not concern us!
Here is our illustrations on the three groups watching the US Election and its outcome:
First, those who perpetually look at America as their political guardian and mentor. They do not care the winning party not the candidate. The current Muslim rulers in Islamic Lands are best example of this kind of group as they have been serving the US vicious agendas. The group also comprises those whose main focus is on the winning party as well as the winning candidate. Both of them are American agents as they receive her orders and guidelines from Washington, no matter they bring mayhem and havoc in their own citizens. So we found them expeditiously sending their congratulatory statements to the winning candidate. Here is Iraqi’s Prime Minister Mustafa Kamal Al-Kadhimy congratulating Joe Biden:
“I extend my sincere congratulations to US President-elect Joe Biden, and Vice President-elect Ms. Kamala Harris in the hope and I look forward to working with you on strengthening the strategic ties that bind Iraq and the United States, building on common values between our nations to overcome challenges together and achieve better future.”
And Turkey’s president praised Biden, saying:
I congratulate you on your election success and express my sincere wishes for the peace and prosperity of the people of the United States of America.” He went further saying; “I reiterate our determination to work closely with the US Administration in this direction in the upcoming period as it is today. “I believe that the strong cooperation and alliance between our countries will continue to contribute to world peace in the future as it has been until today,”
In short, the congratulatory greetings from Muslim rulers continued to trickle in to Biden. It is clear that these leaders are not only puppets to United States but also the perpetrators of US heinous plots against the Muslim Ummah which has made her to live in a nightmare of enslavement and humiliation. It is a great debase to hear the Iraqi’s Administration congratulating US leadership while its own citizens are still grappling with serious wounds where thousands of lives were lost in the US led Desert Storm operation.
The second group of observers of the US election results is those who always have fear for America’s hegemony regardless the winning party or the winning president. They show some enmity with United States not based on difference of ideologies but as racing for World’s riches. A good example is those leaders from countries such as China and North Korea. Although these nations embrace Capitalism as US does, they too pursue their economic interests. Hence they watch US elections and exploit its weaknesses in order to become economically viable. These are often hesitant in congratulating any US-elected president or party.
The third group is that does not confide in United States or having fear for her. These are the one that watch and follow closely the US election as the political event to determine the flaw of Democracy and the American oppressive policies and comprehend its point of weakness. Thereafter, understanding that it is political suicide to inclining to the plans of enemy states such as the US. Islam has termed the act of inclining to the Kuffar as a betray to Allah, His Messenger and the Believers. These are the intellectuals who are not influenced by Trump or Biden’s rhetoric rather they comprehend the dangers and the hostile image it carries. They have pondered the meaning of the noble verse in Suratul Hud where Allah says:
وَلَا تَرْكَنُوا إِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ وَمَا لَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاءَ ثُمَّ لَا تُنصَرُونَ
And do not be inclined to the wrongdoers, or you will be touched by the Fire. For then you will not have protectors other than nor will you be helped.
US dominance over the world is not a fate and in the current economic downturn, having racist policies has clearly exposed its flawed system of Capitalism. This corrupt system has resulted to the world’s political, economic and social turmoil’s. Therefore, Biden winning the Election will not radically change the terrible situation since the US policies are destructive and whose leaders roam the World spreading mischief and destroy crops and cattle.
The group observe US politics including its election as part of knowing the reality of this imperial policies, and its plans and tactics. They are pursuing all of these in order to have a real understanding of the United States while working to change the world to be governed by the Islamic system instead of the capitalist system that the United States leads and consolidates around the world.
Finally, the recent US elections have further exposed the shame of Democracy as it is dominated by racist leaders inciting and spreading hatred against their own citizens. As for racist remarks, Trump is pupourlary known for his abusive immigration policies towards American Muslims. As for Biden, it is clear that when he was a member of the senate committee of judiciary committee where he pushed for the adoption of violent laws against black Americans known as the Violent Crime control and Law Act. Apart from this, the old man will be remembered for his contribution to the Darfur’s genocide when serving as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. So apparently his coming to power is just a continuation of US imperialist policies
Media Representative Hizb ut-Tahrir Kenya.