Who desecrated shrine of Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz and his wife in Syria?
For that, one must compare this with destruction of Muslim shrines which Saudi King Ibn Saud and his Wahhabi allies did in Madinah and Makkah (Saudi Arabia).
Who desecrated shrine of Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz
Pakistan and Iraq also witnessed bombing of shrines of Muslim saints. Saudi monarchy and their co-sect Wahhabi-Salafi groups and allied Deobandi takfiris perpetrate such sort of heinous crimes.
These two sects detest shrines of Islamic saints around the world. In the modern history, British imperialism backed House of Saud who occupied Makkah and Medina (Madinah) in Hejaz.
Demolition of shrines in Jannatul Baqi Madinah
Wahhabis/House of Saud destroyed the Islamic shrines in Jannatul Baqi graveyard in 1920s. Since then Saudi monarchy has razed many early Islamic archaeological sites, including shrines.
The demolition of shrines in Jannatul Baqi Madinah graveyard triggered worldwide Muslim reaction from Sunni and Shia Muslims alike.
Pakistani Sunni cleric Mufti Abdul Qayyoom Qadri authored History of Najd and Hejaz (Tareekh-e-Najd-wa-Hejaz). Its foreword mentioned the date 11th Shaaban 1398 A.H. as per Islamic lunar calendar.
He completed the book History of Nejd and Hijaz in 1978. Sunni Muslims can refer to that history of their own and information remains verifiable even to date.
He gathered facts regarding ideology of Mohammad Bin Abdul Wahhab al Nejdi and his crimes against Islamic creed, including destruction of holy shrines of Sahaba (companion) of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).
Ibn Saud deceived Muslims. In written, he had assured the Caliphate Committee that he would retain position of Islamic shrines.
Sunni cleric Mufti Abdul Qayyoom mentioned in the book citing old history books that Ibn Saud also had assured ambassador of Iran that he would allow if Muslims want to reconstruct the demolished shrines in Makkah.
But Ibn Saud violated all those assurances and razed shrines in Makkah and Madinah. They destroyed shrines of wives of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), shrines of Ahl-e-Bayt and of Sahhaba (companions).
House of Saud remained ally of British colonial power throughout the history and also remains ally of United States for more than 7 decades.
Destruction of shrines
These three recruited fighters in Afghanistan’s proxy war against ex-USSR’s allies in that country. Saudi monarchy and other GCC countries, U.S. and U.K. named the Mujahideen. Al-Qaida came into being during that so-called Afghan jihad.
“Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.”
Similarly, Saudi Crown Prince MBS also admitted this fact during his visit to Washington in March, 2018:
“Asked about the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism, the austere faith that is dominant in the kingdom and that some have accused of being a source of global terrorism, Mohammed said that investments in mosques and madrassas overseas were rooted in the Cold War, when allies asked Saudi Arabia to use its resources to prevent inroads in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.” (Washington Post March 23, 2018).
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also admitted how U.S. and its Arab and non-Nato allies meddled into internal affairs of Syria and backed militias.(Chapter 19 Syria a Wicked Problem in Hillary’s memoir Hard Choices).
Following the King Ibn Saud,
Saudi-backed Afghan Taliban government hosted OBL and his Al-Qaida. These groups or their offshoots, factions, successors and allies destroyed shrines following the King Ibn Saud, House of Saud and their Wahhabism.
In Pakistan, Iraq and Syria, they destroyed both Sunni and Shia Islamic shrines. They also exploded shrine of Imam Reza in Iran.
Muslims around the world knows Wahhabism crimes and complicity of the West in Saudi Wahhabis crimes.
Since the Muslims observe Jannatul Baqi demolition anniversary of 8th Shawwal every year, Saudi monarchy, allied West and their funded activists tried to divert attention from Jannatul Baqi demolition.
They used an old photo of shrine Omar Bin Abdul Aziz in Idlib (Syria) when the area had remained under Nusra Front’s control. Factually speaking, world knows well that Nusra Front, the Syria branch of Al-Qaida had occupied that area of Idlib.
During their illegal control, they desecrated the graves of Omar bin Abdul Aziz and his wife. When Syrian regime liberated that neighbourhood in January late 2020, the Syrian official news agency released images of that area.That shows terrorist’s crime but pro-terrorists forces are maligning the regime in a bid to hide terrorist crimes.
Now, the West’s digital diplomacy together with Saudi-funded social media activists are using that four-month-old image to malign the liberator in what appeared to defend remnants of al-Qaida.
Who desecrated shrine of Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz
U.S.-allied and the West-backed Saudi monarchy cannot deceive the vast majority of Muslims and non-Muslims on this issue. Nato-member Turkey is also making joint patrol wit Russia in Idlib.
During British Colonial era, present Nato members such as U.K. and France dismembered Ottoman Empire and present-day Turkey is just a small part of that.
And Saudi monarchy and Wahhabis snatched the control of Makkah and Madinah from Ottoman empire. So, it is Wahhabis versus Sunnis in modern geo-political history which the world witness nowadays.
Wahhabis also hijacked Deobandis and turned them into takfiris such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi/Sipah Sahaba (ASWJ), Taliban, etc. All this done during Afghan proxy-war or so-called Afghan jihad.
Since then, the West also make Westerners fool in the name of war against terrorism. Factually speaking, U.S.-led West and allied Saudi monarchy and others are defending their assets of Afghan jihad even to date.
They are exporting these terrorists to scare the world people. They are using these terrorists to destroy the countries who don’t obey their anti-humanity orders.
Corporatocracy is making money through use of these terrorists and extremists to occupy land and natural resources of other nations.
American and European nations must dig out facts from Robin Cook’s to MBS admission. Muslims must peruse who bombed Muslim saints’ shrines in Pakistan.
Non-Muslims must study who destroyed their sacred places in Iraq and Syria. Christians must know who bombed churches in Pakistan.
M.S. Mehdi for Shiite News Exclusive