Let the believers be informed that the dastardly and shameful CAAM episode will cease being called the “Farrakhan Fitnah“, for that would mark this tragic milestone in our Islamic development with the name of this repugnant heretic. Rather, we must attach to it a designation which more accurately expresses the magnitude of wrong that took place on that second day of September, 2010, which will henceforth and forever to be known as “The Great Betrayal”.
This is no hyperbole or exaggeration, for the treachery displayed that day by the so-called leaders of Ahl Sunna wa Jamaat was both shocking and unprecedented in all the annals of Muslim history! Even in the darkest days of factional wars and schisms, dynastic struggles, and theological controversies did the Muslims ever turn for help or openly embrace the spokesman of a false prophet, one who brazenly preached that Allah is a man no less (Allah forbid)! Just let that sink in for a moment. The betrayal was a “great betrayal” inasmuch as the acceptance and legitimization of so obnoxious a figure was not the act of the common believers who are presumably not as well-educated in religion, but rather by the leading lights of the Muslim community who have decades of Islamic learning under their belts. All of them, with the exception of one, have studied Islam overseas under the “scholars” and are at least proficient if not completely fluent in the Arabic language. This colossal failure then was not due to any deficiency in knowledge, but rather a deficiency in the heart.
By branding this affair “The Great Betrayal”, searing it into history for all posterity, the Ummah will send a powerful message to any future betrayers that they too will meet the same disgrace if they even think about trying this again.
Later today we hope to derive some lessons for moving forward when we take a hard look at MANA’s “Report to the Ummah”. The people get the point and want to know what comes next. I’m done with The Great Betrayal …for now anyway.