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News right Now: Too Early to Celebrate
Assalamu alaikum wa rahamtullahi wa barakatuhu. Welcome to News Right Now - Too Early to Celebrate
Millions in Algeria held weekly protests, in response to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to extend his 20-year rule by seeking a fifth term. Students were demanding that Bouteflika, 81, drop his intention to seek re-election in the April 18 presidential vote. Bouteflika suffered a stroke in 2013, has been seen in public only a few times since and has given no known speeches in years.
After immense pressure, Bouteflika succumbed to protesters demands and resigned from the presidency. But even that has not quenched the public’s thirst for change, with protestors demanding an overhaul of all of the country’s leadership.
It's truly beautiful and inspiring to see the Muslims of Algeria rising up against the government, just like Muslims in other countries have since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring nearly 10 years ago - governments that were imposed upon them by the colonialists and their agents.
However, as the Muslims in Algeria saw in the 1990's, and as the Muslims in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan have witnessed recently, real change can never come by replacing ministers, presidents, and rulers while the underlying system that they govern remains intact. Real change comes when we uproot the entire secular systems that have been imposed upon us... systems that have been imposed by the colonial powers in the West and maintained by their agents.
The colonial powers in the West are happy with their agents and pawns stepping down, as long as the secular, nationalistic government structure remain in place. For all the talk of the West about freedom, democracy, and human rights, if there’s any real threat of the system collapsing, they will willingly allow the corrupt Muslim rulers to murder their own people like in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Algeria in the 1990’s.
Just like in Tunisia, and Egypt, and Yemen, and Syria, the noble Muslims of Algeria should reflect on their achievements and recognize their own strength. They must not see their strength as Algerians, but as Muslims, part of an Ummah of 1.5 billion that spans across the globe and that rejects the corrupt nation-states that divide them and replaces them on the method of the Prophet (s), and be re-united under the shade of the Khilafah.
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