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Remembering the 9/11 and its implication on Muslim world

Saturday, September 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the largest terrorist attack in history. In this regard, Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan recounts the horrors of the aftermath of 9/11 and the crusade that the Muslim world faced due to this incident. He further highlights the US humiliating defeat in Afghanistan and the new era of Taliban governance.

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There are many reports on the incident of “9/11”, with different narrations, various logics, and reasons. But all of them conclude that it was a well-planned false flag operation. The objectives and goals were pre-determined and a comprehensive strategy was chalked out to be implemented.

Instantly, the crusade against the Muslim world was announced and the pre-scripted plan was implemented. Attack on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Arab spring, and interference in African Muslim countries was witnessed. Millions of Muslims were killed, injured, arrested, tortured, and made homeless. Mosques were attacked, hospitals were destroyed, schools were damaged, and Infrastructure was damaged. The domestic economy was damaged by destroying businesses, agriculture, and industry. People were pushed to stone ages in most of the Muslim countries.

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The media became merciless to Muslims 

Unholy media was used as a tool to the Western world, and greedy media, keeping all ethics and consciousness, was over engaged in spreading fake news, fabricated stories, and making distorted narratives on Muslims. Muslims were projected as inhuman, uncivilized, terrorists, criminal, backward, barbaric, and cruel. Paid media was using all unethical means and ways to spread hate against Muslims. Highly-Bias media was used as a tool to achieve the political objectives of some Western countries.

The apparent beneficiary was the US, as they looted the wealth of the oil-rich Muslim world and natural resources. They have stolen the wealth of Saddam Hussain and Qaddafi. They excavated Afghan mines and minerals and depleted some of the precious metals and rare earth metals. They sold weapons to some of the Gulf states by threatening them with Iran-phobia. They made a huge amount of money. The net materialistic gains were numerous.

Yet, the US faced a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan, lost its grip on this region, and reputation. The anti-US sentiments in the whole Muslim world are on a sharp rise. Although few dictators, in the Muslim world, are standing with the US, the public at large is totally anti-America.

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The humiliation and losing face in the Afghan debacle has left behind the Saigon debacle. The impact of the Afghan debacle is much more than Saigon and will be long-lasting. The US left Afghanistan, leaving weapons and equipment worth billions of dollars, Although, before the final evacuation, the US has damaged and destroyed most of the equipment, war machines, and Kabul airport, yet, the net loss to the US is huge.

Why the world is disappointed by the US?

Europe is annoyed with the US over the Afghan issue and complins of betrayal. Some of the European countries are openly criticizing the US and especially, the closest blind ally, UK has declared that the US is no longer a Superpower. Many other European leaders were humiliated by President Trump, and the Afghan debacle has given a chance to differ from US strategy. Even, some European nations are thinking on the lines to raise their own armies as NATO is no longer dependable. In recognition of Taliban rule, Europe is polarized and may not stand with the US.

The US is completely out from this region and may not fulfill its desires to keep eyes on Iran, Pakistan, Central Asia, Russia, and China while sitting in Afghanistan. India is not a dependable partner at all, and the US may have lost its influence in this part of the world.

At home, American Taxpayers are demanding accountability of their tax money and the Afghan debacle. President Joe is under immense pressure and demand for his recognition is growing sharply. He is an old man, his health conditions, may not allow him to face such huge pressure.

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Whereas, Taliban after recapturing Afghanistan after two decades are moving gradually, wisely, and smartly. The peaceful recapture of Kabul is a presence in history as it was so smooth and peaceful that no single life was lost. Taliban granted a general amnesty and ensured the safety of each individual, either Afghan national or foreigner. They have been appointing key personnel in the new Taliban regime one after another with a gap of few days. It is a mature approach to see the international response. In fact, they are also over-engaged in political and diplomatic activities and coordinating with the rest of the world.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday announced 33 members of the “acting” government, saying that it will be led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund while the group’s co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy Afghan leader.

The beginning of a new era is on the horizon 

Key figures in the interim govt include Prime Minister, Mohammad Hasan Akhund. Deputy Prime Minister, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Interior Minister, SirjauddinHaqqani. Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi. Deputy Foreign Minister, Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai. Defence Minister, Mullah Yaqoob. Army Chief, FasihuddinBadakhshani.

Finance Minister, Mullah Hidayatullah. Information Minister, ZabihullahMujahid. Taliban’s deputy leader SirajuddinHaqqani will be the acting interior minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi will be the acting foreign minister, political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will be the acting deputy foreign minister and Mullah Yaqoob will be the acting defense minister, he announced during a press conference in Kabul.

Mujahid himself will be the information minister, Fasihuddin Badakhshani will be the army chief, and Mullah Hidayatullah will be the finance minister.

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The heads of various other ministries will be appointed soon, Mujahid added.

“All groups have been represented in the cabinet,” he said. The Taliban spokesperson said Afghanistan had “gained freedom”, stressing that “only the will of Afghans” will be applicable in the country. “After today, no one will be able to interfere in Afghanistan,” he emphasized. Mujahid said that the Taliban had been in contact with various countries and their envoys had visited Afghanistan. In response to a question, the spokesperson said the country will now be called the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

The new government has included all ethnic groups, religious factions, and representatives from all over the country. Of course, US-planted President Hamid Karzai, Ashraf Ghani, or USSR-backed Dr. Najeeb, BabrakKarmal, Hafizullah Ameen, or Noor Muhammad Turkey, and their remnants were traitors, foreign agents, and can not be considered for any political role in Taliban rule. It is expected that the Taliban will announce the new government formally on 11 of September 2021, marking the twentieth anniversary of “9/11”

Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. He can be reached at awanzamir@yahoo.com. The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.

 

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