Isn’t this strange that a world, which worships Democracy, has its highest body run by an oligarchy of 5 countries? And this is continuing for more than 75 years. This is high time, the countries of the world demanded equal rights in all matters, whether related to security or development. If Muslim nations have any sense of respect, they must immediately start this campaign of mass exit from the UN. Otherwise, they should remain ready for recurrent destructions at the hands of the Big Five or their stooges.
The whole world was watching the humanity crying in Gaza. But none had the guts and the courage to interfere. Men and women, old, young and children were being massacred, yet the peak body of the world was in no position to act.
The United Nations is hardly an organisation of the nations of the world. It is just an organisation of the 5 Big, without whose united support, nothing can happen even if the rest of the members are unanimous on an issue. The Big Five, holding veto powers, can do anything in the world, can kill any number of people or can protect any nation involved in genocide, if it suits the global designs of even a single one of them.
What was happening in Gaza was sheer massacre of innocent people. But the UN could not even call for a ceasefire because one of the five was not interested. It is determined to protect its interests by safeguarding a terrorist state which is killing people in the name of self defense.
Biden who had earned massive liking all over the world during his election campaign has proved that an American President is an American President first, and anything else second. Be it Bush or Obama, be it Trump or Biden, when it comes to the Israel- Palestine question or the larger issues of the Muslim World, they all tend to behave similarly.
Biden can see the “Right to Defence” of Israel but not that of Palestinians. He can see the “threat” posed by Palestinian rockets, which have killed just ten Israelis and have caused a little if any damage, but he cannot see the threat by Israel which has killed more than 220 Palestinians, more than 50 of whom children, and has destroyed dozens of buildings.
What to speak of punishment to Israel, which is forcibly occupying Palestinian territories for more than 70 years, UN cannot even pass a resolution asking for ceasefire. Why should then the non-Veto nations remain members of this toothless organization? Why should they not quit it without delay? Why should Muslim nations not take the lead in this regard? They must combine with the like-minded countries to have a mass exodus unless the United Nations removes the Veto power of the 5 Big Nations.
Dr Javed Jamil, currently Chair in Yenepoya University Mangalore, is a thinker and writer with over twenty books including his latest, A Systematic Study of the Hoily Quran”. His other books include “Justice Imprisoned”. “Economics First or Health First?”, “Muslim Vision of Secular India: Destination & Road-map”, “Qur’anic Paradigms of Sciences & Society” (First Vol: Health), “Muslims Most Civilised, Yet Not Enough”, “The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism”, “The Killer Sex”, “Islam means Peace” and “Rediscovering the Universe”. His email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.