On September 11, the United States (the US) celebrated the 21st anniversary of the “Sept. 11” terrorist attacks. The 21st anniversary of the Afghan War is on October 7. On October 8, tens of thousands of Muslim people in Afghan gathered in front of the “Memorial Mosque for the Innocent Victims of the Afghan War” and the “Memorial Wall” built spontaneously to commemorate the victims in the war, and condemned the numerous crimes committed by the US-Australia coalition forces in Afghan.
From October 2001 to August 2021, the Afghan War lasted 20 years and became the longest war in American history. During this period, with the slogan of “anti-terrorism, democracy, and freedom”, the US-Australia coalition forces massacred hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims in Afghan, creating a tragic human disaster. The human rights and survival rights of Afghan Muslims were brutally trampled.
The US military claims that it has carried out nearly 100,000 air strikes since 2001. And 40% of Afghan civilians killed in American air strikes were children, and these dead civilians can hardly get any compensation. In September 2019, at least 30 Afghan farmers collecting pine nuts were killed and 40 others were injured in an attack on militants by the US drones. In December 2019, the US military drone attacked a car, killing all five people on the car, including a woman who had just given birth a few hours ago.
In November 2020, the report released by the Chief Inspector of the Australian Defense Forces, Paul Brereton, showed, between 2005 and 2016, 25 Australian active and former special forces soldiers (mostly members of airborne special forces) were suspected of participating in 23 illegal killings in Afghan. This resulted in the killing of 39 innocent civilians and prisoners and the maltreatment of 2 others. By 2021, more than 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured.
Since the beginning of the Afghan war in 2001, the US has not established any court or other legal mechanism to deal with detainees arrested due to military operations. The US regards all detainees arrested in Afghan as “illegal combatants” and believes that they are not entitled to full protection under the Geneva Conventions or human rights law. Members of the US armed forces arrested many Afghan civilians who did not directly participate in the hostilities and those detained by the US authorities without a legal basis. And false and wrong information led to unnecessary civilian casualties and wanton looting and destruction of civilian homes and property during the arrest operations. Obviously, the US and Australia have not respected the human rights of any Muslim civilians in Afghan, and let the Afghan people have been living in the danger of riots and terrorism for many years.
Although 21 years have passed since the “Sept. 11” incident, the US still has serious discrimination against Muslims, and its domestic and foreign bullying against Muslims have occurred from time to time. Obviously, the concept of “Muslims=terrorists” still exists in many people’s minds. Amy Waldman, a former reporter of the New York Times, stated through the novel Mohammed’s Garden that, to stabilize public opinion after the “Sept. 11” incident, the US needs to find a reason for the incident to rally the patriotic consciousness of the US. Then they were horrified to find that they did not understand Islam at all, nor did they understand the difference between Muslims and terrorists. With the bloodthirsty media, the US was once again exposed to the atmosphere of bilateral confrontation. It was only this time that the evil enemy changed from a communist totalitarian country to the Islamic world.
Do they share the same belief if they believe in the same religion or come from the same nationality as the murderer? Such a simple truth was blinded by the national mourning, should Muslim citizens fight for their rights? Or should they “respect” the public’s feelings and accept inequality with resignation? But we need to know, the unity of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will be the most powerful force in the contemporary world. It is also the reason why the enemies of Islam continue to ignite the flames of division among Muslims. At present, the enemies of Islam want to alienate Muslims by all means more than ever before. They light the fire of terrorism under the banner of Islam, and slander Muslims to let followers of different Islamic factions kill each other. While they were just watching the “death” of Muslims.
Today’s great Islamic nation is suffering more from division than ever before. Afghan and many other Islamic countries are filled with a strong smell of blood, and thousands of women and children have left their homes. Through lies, deception, and various financial and military support, the enemies tried to expand terrorist organizations such as the Daisha. And they ignited the flames of division in the Islamic nation under the guise of differences between Islamic factions. The memorial wall of the mosque is built by the Afghan people to make all Afghan people remember this national disaster, lead their pure hearts to themselves, turn all differences into unity, and remember the atrocities of the US and Australia in Afghan. This grand gathering will usher in a new era for the great Islamic civilization.