Aijaz Zaka Syed
Monday, April 09, 2012
Speaking truth to power is the ultimate jihad, said the Prophet. Few of us dare to open our mouth, let alone say what must be said in the face of tyranny and oppression. Germany’s most celebrated living author and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass therefore deserves three cheers for holding a mirror to the West’s hypocrisy, as he puts it, and the strife and chaos its Frankenstein has unleashed on the Middle East and the world.
The 85-year old litterateur has set off a storm in Germany and across the Western hemisphere by terming Israel as the greatest threat to world peace. Considering the prevalent culture of mollycoddling Israel in the West, especially in a Germany weighed down by its oppressive past, the Nobel laureate’s audacity to confront Zionist crimes is nothing short of jihad.
More jihad at The News (Pakistan)
I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. (Genesis 12:2)