An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Mr. President, we care about what you think, say and do. You proclaim to be the “Custodian of humanity” and “Harbinger of democracy.” We are with you to stop terrorism but each bomb you drop creates new terrorists. Please tell us how to stop them!

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An Open Letter to Mr. President, Donald Trump

“We will ‘eradicate’ ‘radicle Islamic terrorism’’ from the face of the earth’: Donald Trump.

Mr. President, I am Mohammed and I am a Muslim. Your above statement tempted me to write this letter to you. Visibly, the United States of America (U.S.A.) proclaims to be the “Custodian of humanity” and “Harbinger of democracy”. I want to draw mirror reflections of the statements you make for you and for the rest of the world.

Mr. President, it would have been more appropriate if you had said “Terrorism” only in place of “Islamic Terrorism” like your predecessor Obama did.

Now coming to the point, it is heartening to know that you wish to eradicate terrorism, (avoiding your demonizing phrase) from the face of the earth, but who will guarantee to eradicate the terrorism which comes from F-117 Bomber, Barrel and cluster bombs? And who will guarantee the life of millions of Afghans and Iraqis, Syrians who became the victims of superpower’s arrogance? Just because they belong to the Third World, it doesn’t make them sub-human, or their life less valuable than yours. They too have a life, children and family like anyone else has.

Mr. President, Blood is thicker than water. But for imperialist powers, Oil is thicker than blood, isn’t it?

Mr. President, few terrorists are enough to demonize the entire faith of 1.5 billion people (referring to your phrase “radical Islamic terrorism). Thousands of eminent scholars throughout the globe issue “fatwas” against terrorism, condemn terrorist attacks every time. We Muslims, mourn every year for the victims of 9/11 in millions. Why can’t your world or the most liberal world see it?

I have a simple question to ask, did your “great” nation ever apologize for millions of innocent deaths in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria? We haven’t heard about this. Still you are the legitimate custodian of humanity, equality, and liberty. With a huge deposit of nuclear Arsenal, which could destroy the entire earth more than 10 times, you are the saviour of “civilized world order”. An Ironical anecdote. Isn’t it, Mr. President?

You are blunt and every step taken by your country is peculiar. And you are talking about the construction of walls. Imperialist powers like the US have always adopted Machiavellian tactics to humiliate political foes, and during the process created Frankenstein-like monsters including Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and many more. They are now unleashing a reign of terror, haunting the East and West alike. But Alas! Islam is to be blamed keeping a blind eye towards your Machiavellian tactics and geopolitics of the region.

We have also heard you when you said, “And by the way, we’ve spent almost $5 trillion over the years on trying to nation building in the Middle East…”

Mr President, nations are not built by ‘bombing them to the stone age’ as America did in the Middle East. You lost dollars, but they lost millions of lives. Innocent civilians were punished to death for the crime they never committed. Scourge of death and destruction engulfed them, and dismembered the entire nation.

In the mantle of “harbinger of democracy,” you were not better than the army of Halaghu khan, who once burnt Baghdad to ashes in 1258 AD. Euphrates and Tigris were turned red and black, with the blood of slaughtered civilians and burnt libraries. The US invasion too inflicted horrendous brutality and killed about million people in Iraq, toxicated Euphrates and Tigris with depleted Uranium, as a result, over 100 thousand children died from polluted drinking water and cancer caused by depleted uranium.

If we juxtapose both Gruesome and horrific chapters of Iraq’s history, it seems that the US invasion was mere modern iteration of that medieval macabre past, with the only difference of horses and F-117 bombers and of Swords and cluster bombs. That time attackers were barbarians, and victims represented the most developed civilization of that era, that’s why Mongols declared themselves “scourge of God”. And this time, it is the US with media giants like CNN and IBN, to indoctrinate the masses with unsubstantiated fear of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by declaring yourselves “liberator” and “harbinger of democracy” of the world.

Year after year, Kabul, Baghdad, Tripoli, succumbed to imperial arrogance and greed. Every spring was converted into worst nightmare by superpower’s intervention. You continued to turn vibrant cities into a land of charred corpses. Unheard grievances festered inside their mind, leading to radicalisation of the entire generation. Youth became vulnerable to extremist blandishment which further strengthened the grip of extremists. Consequently the Middle East ushered into the worst era of violent conflagration.

All these left woefully deep scars on the collective psyche of the Third World Nations

You successfully tried to hide your greedy face in the mantle of “torch bearer of democracy” but failed to find any WMD (weapon of mass destruction). Attempt to topple elected government, duplicitous policies, multiple times transpired your truth but it was too late.

Sometimes conscience of masses subliminally became the victim of extensive propaganda or other time dazzling dollars, fascinating scientific development (plinth on which western power thrives) greatly helps to normalise crime of superpower against humanity. The world crumbles at the feet of leviathan’s military might. Consequently, truth and justice cease to survive. On the other hand, media constructed and indoctrinated myth triumph at the world stage.

This is how imperial power had been whitewashing their unprecedented violence and justifying their acts, under various veils and mantles throughout history. And the imperialist power of modern era is no exception. Under the Flag of establishing democracy, they are continuing to act as a global dictator. But every empire is destined to be corroded. Ruins of magnificent towns and palaces, which were once an epitome of power and glory, tells this naked truth. And it’s a well-known aphorism “History repeats itself”

History would be unbiased and fair for the oppressed of the third world nation. And we are optimistic that historians would rise among the lions, to tell their side of sufferings rather than glorifying the act of the hunter.