For many decades due to interventionist policies of USA administrations Muslim societies are facing so called Jihadism, Islamism, and Political Islam and which have become now Takfiri-Fascism-a worst and most exclusionist version of Salafi-Deobandi Islam. This was US interventionist policy which forced American state to support fully Saudi-Wahhabization not only in Middle East, North Africa and South Asia but in American and Europe also. Not only Republicans but Democrats also continued this interventionist and so called nation building policies which destroyed Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But after success of Donald Trump in US Presidential Election 2016 things are changing.
Newly elected President of USA Donald Trump had given such indications during its election campaign that he would end US interventionist policy and end project of so called ‘Nation Building’ project if he becomes President of USA. Donald Trump, President of USA now had cleared that meaning of fighting in Syria is to fight against #ISIS and AlQaeda and other Salafist-Deobandi groups.
After becoming president again Donald Trump repeated his views on interventionist policies of former US administrations and his future strategy.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal he repeated a position he took often during his campaign: that the United States should focus on defeating the Islamic State, and find common ground with the Syrians and their Russian backers.
“I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria,” Mr. Trump told The Journal. “My attitude was you’re fighting Syria, Syria is fighting ISIS, and you have to get rid of ISIS. Russia is now totally aligned with Syria, and now you have Iran, which is becoming powerful, because of us, is aligned with Syria.”
Trump in fact giving such indication that after taking charge he will end the CIA backed interventionist project in Syria which is supporting so called Syrian rebellion moderates allied with Nusra fronts and other Salafists-Deobandi Terrorists groups.
The C.I.A. covert program is by far the largest conduit of support, providing antitank missiles to so called rebels fighting the government. That is the program that Mr. Trump seems most intent on ending. If the United States pursues that line, “We end up fighting Russia, fighting Syria,” Mr. Trump told The Journal.
Donald Trump was the first person in Republicans and Democrates who said in Public, “The biggest evil in Syria is not Asad but ISIS and such other networks. And he adopted logic of enemy of enemy is friend while indicating of possible cooperation between Russia and USA against Islamist terrorist network in Syria.
Many analysts says that to implement noninterventionist policy USA President needs a very strong State Secretary. One person reportedly “under serious consideration” to fill the position is United States Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who made headlines in February when she resigned as vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in order to endorse Bernie Sanders for President.
Rep. Gabbard embodies the very essence of the President-Elect’s ideological departure from the interventionist policies that have plagued American public for the past two decades. One need look no further than her June 17 interview with Wolf Blitzer for evidence of her commitment to breaking with the current orthodoxy.
“ BLITZER: I know you have strong views on this, but I want to hear them again in the aftermath of what the president said earlier in the week. What different would it make if he used the phrase radical Islamic terrorism or extremism?
GABBARD: Look, this is something that I have disagreed with the president on, because I think it’s important that you identify your enemy, you know who they are, you call them by their name, and you understand the ideology that’s driving them.
You know, I understand and appreciate the president’s concern, which is, he doesn’t want all Muslims to be cast with the same targeting or the same look as this handful of radical jihadists, and I agree with that. No one wants that to happen.
But that’s why I think it is important that we make the distinction between the vast majority of Muslims who are practicing their spiritual path, who appreciate and support a pluralistic society and government that’s free vs. this small handful of people who basic — like ISIS and al Qaeda, who believe that unless you abide by their caliphate and their theocracy, you should be killed. And, obviously, that’s something that we need to be able to identifyin order to defeat this threat.”
Here we can see that Tulsi Gabbard wants to distinguish between majority peaceful Muslim community and those who are terrorists, sympathizers of terrorists and apologists for Salafi-Deobandi Terrorists. She stresses to identify them properly:
“ISIS and groups like ISIS are continuing to launch attacks, we have got to look at not just what’s happening in Syria and Iraq, but, unfortunately, we can see what happened in places like Orlando just earlier this week.
I have introduced legislation in the House that would take away all funding for this counterproductive regime change war in Syria that we are waging, urging my colleagues to support this, because this is the only way that we can prevent Syria from really getting into a place that is far much worse and from getting our country again into a direct conflict with Russia.”
These are views are same which we have heard from newly elected President Donald Trump.
Gabbard is not one to play politics. On Monday, the President-Elect invited her to Trump Tower to discuss the United States’ Syria policies and approaches to fighting terrorism. Rep. Gabbard did not let her differences with the President-Elect dictate whether she accepted his invitation.
After their meeting, the Congresswoman put out a statement describing the substance of the meeting, and declared, “Let me be clear, I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance.”
Rep. Gabbard stands on principle, not politics, and that makes her an impeccable choice for Secretary of State.
Mr.Ali Abbas Taj,Editor of a progressive, liberal blog LUBP recently wrote a article in support of Tulsi Gabbard in that article he seconds Tulsi Gabbard while saying,
“Tulsi Gabbard will always stand on principle. She is not like other politicians who run after money and sell out to Saudis. She will have the interest of the oppressed Sunni Sufi Shia Hindu Christian Yazidi and others at heart.
She will reject the exclusionist Takfiri Deobandi and Salafi ideologies. She will create a discourse that rejects neocons and their false binary peddling commercial neoliberal Clintonian elites.”
Tulsi Gabbard is that American Congresswoman who understans what is Takfirism and its links with Deobandism and Salafism. She is not Petro-dollar seeker and oppose Saudization.
All those persons in Muslim community who want to end the era of US backed Saudization and the end of Takfirism in Muslim world should stand behind Tulsi Gabbard and support her for State Secretary of USA.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Why Overthrowing Assad Would Escalate Crisis in Syria– 6/17/16