For his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama went on and on about change. The world was looking forward to having the first black American President, which would indicate that black people have been truly accepted into society. He has even won a Nobel Peace Prize, for doing nothing whatsoever.
Back to the subject of change, his recent speech regarding the Middle East was a huge shock to the likes on Benjamin Netanyahu. The fact that he so much as recognised the 1967 borders would most likely make Netanyahu burn inside, which is interesting as he is due to speak to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). Sadly but unsurprisingly, he refused to allow Palestine its own post within the United Nations as mentioned here. The fact that he has so much as recognised Palestine somewhat is a huge step for a nation who has watertight relations with Israel.
Funnily enough, he has finally commented on the Arab spring, though failing to mention what exactly he will do to stop civilians dying. Of course, Syria does not have oil so there is no need for military intervention there. What is also interesting is how he is now openly siding with the people protesting, albeit via words only. What his speech should have been, has been eloquently put by Robert Fisk and can be read here.
Lastly, the University of London Union (ULU) have voted to boycott Israel via the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). God willing, this shall have a huge affect on the many institutions of higher learning, which shall be positive for the Palestinians.
All of this has been while thousands of Palestinians marked the 63rd anniversary of Al Nakbah (The Catastrophe), when the Zionist terrorists forcibly removed around 700,000 Palestinians from their homes. All they did was simply march back into Palestine and indeed, many have become martyrs for justice. The Zionists have all this amazing technology and weaponry, yet they fear the powerless beast when he is awake. For all those who say political action, protesting and lobbying is not productive, ingrain these events into your mind, for today you are mistaken. By God’s will, it is only a matter of time when the injustice upon these people is removed. We must be persistent in our struggle to remove injustice, as was our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Change does not come overnight, but can take years: Our Prophet (peace be upon him) took 23 years in which to cause a total change from the darkness of oppression into the light of justice. It may not be for us to see the change but at least we can plant the seeds of change for a better tomorrow and see the plant of revolution in the afterlife. Indeed, Allah says in the Quran 16:90-
“Verily, Allah enjoins, justice and goodness, and giving (help) to kith and kin and forbids indecencies, all that is prohibited and all kinds of oppression. He admonishes you, that you may take heed.”
(www.mpacuk.org/story / 22.05.2011)