With their 11-hour savage grilling on Thursday, October 24, the Republicans may have just handed the American presidency 2016 to Hillary Clinton – without a single vote being cast.

I am no Republican or Democrat. Nor am I supporting one side or the other. And I certainly have issues with Hillary Clinton – all kinds of issues.

I cast my vote based strictly on who I think at any given time, and in any given race, may be the best candidate for the post. […]

When God wants something to happen, he just says “Be!” and it happens.

That is the ultimate Rule by Decree.

It is Rule by Royal Fiat.

That is because God is King.

And that is because God is the Owner and the Master and the Maker of all things and beings.

But People must rule not through fiat or dictate or edict, but through consent.

They must rule by the Consent of the People.

People must run their affairs, from family and friendship networks, to government and society and business, using nothing but mutual consultation, debate, deliberation and discussion.

That is Islam.

In Islam, the only acceptable form of government is Government of the People by the People.

The current turmoil in the Middle East is not about jobs and bread. It is about the fight of the people of the Middle East for their basic humanity, liberty and dignity.

And Middle East will be free from its Colonial masters and their native stooges and proxies, when the people of the “Middle East” will rise up, as they are doing now, and will get rid of all their tyrants, military or hereditary or civil.

The Middle East will be free when its people are able to start their life over in a transparent, tranquil, peaceful and fair and democratic political structure with freedom, justice, equal rights and dignity for all.

And when, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, every Middle Eastern man, woman and child will reclaim their basic and “inalienable rights,” with which each and every single one of them is “endowed by their creator.”

But when we make ourselves blind to injustice and deaf to truth, and play dumb when we must speak out, then the world catches up with us and God’s justice takes its own course.

As someone said:

First they came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me
but then there was no one left to speak out for me.

We saw 80 million men, women and children of Egypt hurting under the heel of Tyranny for 30 long years. We did not speak out, even though our speech was given by God the power to change the world.

We heard their screams of pain under 30 years of military, emergency and police dictatorship of the most brutal kind, and we did not speak out, even though our speaking out would have put an end to the suffering of these forgotten millions.

Or at least made a dent in it.

We knew of the torture chambers of Egypt, and Tunisia, and Morocco, and Algeria – and a whole range of other places – and we decided no one will notice.

And we went to our churches and mosques and synagogues and temples and tried to pull wool over God’s eyes through mumbo jumbo we thought were our prayers.

Congratulations, Egypt!

Men and women of Egypt!

Innocent tiny little tots of Egypt!

Young and old youth of Egypt!

Muslims and Christians of Egypt!

Congratulations to you all!

And may God shower you all with his love and grace!

And he has done so already, indeed. For, you are the blessed of our time!

And what you have done will bless our world.

For, you laid your lives on the line, so the world can breathe a whiff of liberty and sip a taste of justice in these perverse times dominated by Injustice and marked by Tyranny.

There is a saying – and some say it could be a Hadith – that could be interpreted as meaning: Leadership is generally a reflection of the people, place, time and culture it purports to lead. Want to hear the original words? Here they are to the best of my recollection: Kaifamaa takoonoo yuwallaa ‘alaikum.” (Dr. Pasha)

“Many of us tend to blame many of the perversities of our political culture on Machiavelli.

But what many of us may not understand is that through his doctrine of ever bigger lies and ever more blatant deception and manipulation, Machiavelli may only have been tapping into a rich vein of moral and political darkness that may have pre-existed in many of our political, social, religious and business elites and influentials.

Is this what insurance companies call a “Pre-existing Condition”?” (Dr. Pasha)

“It is not a question of being Republican or Democrat. It is about doing what is absolutely, positively the best for America with regard to everything – above personal interest and beyond party politics. Now, that comes pretty close to how a real Muslim would think. Except that a real Muslim may go even further and think in terms of the wellbeing of the entire human race.” (Dr. Pasha)