Praise be to Allah; bless and peace be upon you, his kinsfolk, companions and those who followed their suit.
International Organization for Muslim Scholars " IOMS"(an affiliate of the Muslim World League) based in the Holy city of Makkah , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, strongly denounce the bloody massacres and the repeated incidents which the Syrian Regime has perpetrated in suppressing the Syrian people for more than two years. IOMS felt great pain regarding the killing and torture of the inhabitants of Al-Qaseer city, Homs Province, which are taking place these days, as violent air shelling is continued on this peaceful city.
The Muslim World League (MWL) expressed the agony and condemnation of Muslims all over the world against the grisly campaigns of violence and oppression against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and denounced the expansion of such campaigns as they have encompassed Muslims living in other regions including Meiktila and Arakan.
The statement issued by the MWL explained that it is closely following the tragedies suffered by Muslims in Myanmar where hundreds have been killed, thousands have been imprisoned and more than a hundred thousand have been displaced.
The title of this paper, which RABITA asked me to prepare, suggests a struggle between Muslims and the systems that embrace Secularism and Western Civilization. In fact the current global prejudice against Muslims, in the secular states and Western countries, confirms the existence of that struggle.
I dare say that for as long as Muslims remain disunited and without a central leadership, which upholds the fundamental principles of Islam, they will always face the effects of this conflict.
Traditionally, the region described as East Africa was composed of three countries – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. However, the broader definition includes other countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique. Politically, today the East African Community is composed of five countries: - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In this paper, when we refer to the region called East Africa, we shall be restricted to three countries – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. However it should be noted that we shall say about Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will in many ways be applicable to the other countries of the bigger Eastern African region with the exception of Somalia.