[R-G] [BillTottenWeblog] Faith Unity Against Debt Slavery
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by James Gibb Stuart
Prosperity (September 2002)
In the Coronation Oath there is a Latin phrase, Fidei Defensor, which has
customarily been rendered in English as Defender of the Faith. Prince
Charles has shown that the Latin is ambiguous when he chooses to translate
it as Defender of Faith.
That subtle shift in interpretation should be seen as highly significant
by the millions of Muslims who have chosen to remain as loyal citizens of
the Commonwealth within which they and their forebears were born.
It is faith that has been enshrined, not just the Christian faith of
Britain's heritage, but in a wider sense, the devotions, moral standards
and disciplined lifestyles of those other millions who look upwards and
outwards to a Supreme Being.
In an increasingly secular world, dominated by malign forces that defer
much less to God than to Mammon, believers of whatever creed or
denomination should feel impelled, as never before, to stretch out the
hand of friendship and fellowship across the oceans and the continents
towards peoples of diverse races and cultures with whom the only common
bond may indeed be faith itself.
Despite centuries of suspicion, strife, antagonisms and bloodshed
instigated by errant followers of both great religions, the Muslim and the
Christian faiths have in their more tolerant doctrines all the elements of
a benign co-existence.
Today there is a new urgency for relationships to be based upon mutual
appreciation and understanding, for the whole of modern society is
threatened by a greedy and hedonistic philosophy which exerts its power
through international capital markets, and bids to destroy governments and
peoples who try to stand in its way.
When Mahathir Mohammad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, spoke out indignantly
against the international speculators who had been attacking his country's
currency, threatening inflation and a collapse of living standards, he was
promptly assailed by George Soros, whose chief claim to celebrity status
was when he mounted a multi-million dollar speculation against the British
pound. See Prosperity, September 2001
The inference was clear - that governments and prime ministers are no
longer in charge of their national affairs where such issues clash with
the speculative aims and objectives of the IMM, the International Money
There is an answer to all this - and the Muslim World should not endure
its hurt and humiliation in resentful silence, for within the Christian
West there is growing opposition to the irresponsible power-play that was
turned against Malaysia, and is being turned against Islam, and with it
comes a perception that people of faith should stand together.
How often has a Muslim thinker told me that his co-religionists are
pathetically divided? How often, because of such divisions, have Western
multinational companies and financiers profited from their outrageous
schemes to control and manipulate Muslim resources? To what extent can it
be said that the critical factor which is currently holding the debt and
usury-driven finance system in place is the compliance - either through
fear or ignorance - of Arab and other Muslim-orientated governments?
For sure, a military threat exists. The terrible firepower which was
brought to bear against Iraq, and which is being threatened again, showed
that what has come to be known as the military-industrial power complex
will not readily be countered by military means alone.
Those who express their resentment by guerrilla tactics of urban terror,
by attacks upon Western installations and even upon civilian populations,
are pursuing courses which must in the end prove counter-productive,
making it easy for the propaganda machines to create fear and animosity
between nations and cultures, thus laying the groundwork, should the
global interests which are fast taking over the planet, decide the time is
ripe for another war.
I have argued before in my writings that after the rapprochement of the
main European powers within the proposed EU, followed by the collapse and
subsequent dismemberment of the Soviet Empire, the warmongers who profit
from international conflict may just be running short of traditional
An armed and largely disaffected Islam, smarting from its rebuffs and
humiliations at the hands of a technologically superior West, might just
be persuaded to create a situation in which it could be portrayed by
skilful and inflammatory propaganda as "the last enemy of civilisation".
This seems to be happening now.
If that sombre hypothesis is even a remote possibility, then Muslims must
talk to Christians with mutual respect and frankness, so that there can
never be a 21st century re-run of the mediaeval crusades.
Muslims and Christians Unite Against Debt Slavery
And the ground upon which they can unite their faiths and their principles
is an enlightened understanding of the finance-driven global power
structure which threatens to impose economic enslavement on Christian and
Its most potent weapon is debt, the creation of an international climate
in which it was once seen to be modern and progressive for the technically
backward nations to borrow heavily from Western bankers, allegedly to
provide finance for their infrastructures, develop their resources and
improve the living standards of their peoples.
Generally the results have been the opposite of what was intended. They
have left many of those developing economies crippled with the
requirements of the loan payments.
Governments have lost their freedom of action and sense of independence.
They have adjusted their policies so as to make the bankers' dues a first
charge upon their national revenues, and their peoples have suffered in
Even as observant Muslims, they have become the servants and dependants of
their lenders. The Holy Quran tells them it is wrong, yet for years they
have done it, and gone on doing it, because they felt there was no
alternative if they wanted to share the benefits of Western technology.
By now they should know better. Western technology is real. It has been
acquired and consolidated by two centuries of industrial and scientific
development. But it has been welded into an instrument of domination and
coercion by the very financial stratagem that both Christ and Muhammad
condemned, yet which so many of their errant followers have accepted as
the Holy Writ.
The illegitimate creation of almost all our new money as an
interest-bearing debt by the Western banking system! The virtual
enslavement of entire populations by the enactment of massive dollar
loans! The misery, poverty and degradation that has ensued!
These are matters of common concern to peoples of all races and cultures.
So let Christian and Muslim speak of them together. For there truly is an
answer - one of which both the Holy Prophets would mightily approve.
Napoleon and Islam (1999), translated from the original French by James
Gibb Stuart is available for GBP 12 payable to Ossian at 268 Bath Street,
Glasgow, G2 4JR.
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