Early on Friday morning brother Younus was arrested by Moroccan authorities, his currently being held and is awaiting extradition to the United States. His arrest comes in the long line of Muslims who have been imprisoned for speaking out against the United States. It is part and parcel of the US war on Islam. It is a war, being waged on two interlink fronts.
One front is the military front, where the US uses its ‘hard power’ it dominate, and coerce the Muslim world into conforming to its interest. We see this taking place in many of our lands, from Iraq to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and many other places.
The other front is the ideological front where the US tries to change the beliefs and perceptions of Muslims, indeed to change Islam itself. To this end the US attempts to snuffle out voices of dissent, voices of truth. Whilst at the same time promoting those voices of compromise, who for whatever reason are willing to cooperate in the distortion of the truth of Islam. All this amounts to nothing more than a programme of intimidation, a systematic attempt to silence Muslim dissent, but we will not be silenced.
As for Younus when I last spoke to him I found him to be content with what Allah (swt) had decreed for him, pointing out that in Imam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab ‘3 Fundamental principles’ we are obligated to learn four matters. One is to acquire knowledge of the religion, the second is to implement the knowledge in our lives, the third is to call the people to the deen and the four to be patient in the face adversity and difficulty. So we pray that Allah (swt) pour upon him patience in this difficult and trying time and hasten his release.