OPINION / VIEWPOINT
Feud with Islamic world is long-term national security challenge for US
Published: May 17, 2021 06:49 PM
Palestinian women check the damage inside an apartment in a heavily damaged building in Gaza City early on Wednesday, following continued Israeli airstrikes on the Palestinian territory overnight. Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip have hit the homes of high-ranking members of the Hamas militant group, the military said Wednesday, with the territory's police headquarters also targeted. Photo: AFP

Palestinian women check the damage inside an apartment in a heavily damaged building in Gaza City early on Wednesday, following continued Israeli airstrikes on the Palestinian territory overnight. Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip have hit the homes of high-ranking members of the Hamas militant group, the military said Wednesday, with the territory's police headquarters also targeted. Photo: AFP

The Middle East is where the Muslims in the world started a feud with the US, and Palestine is the focal point. One of the strategic goals of the US and the West's endless hype of the Xinjiang-related issue is to shift at least part of the hatred of Muslims toward them to China, and to divert pressure caused by their discrimination and oppression of Muslims. Chinese people must be aware of this and never let them succeed.

It is the big picture that China must maintain a generally good relation with the Islamic world. The US has been trying to draw Islamic countries to join the siege of China's Xinjiang governance, but it was in vain. This demonstrates that China's diplomacy has managed well on the strategic level. Our society needs to actively cooperate with this diplomatic path of the country.

Some people say that many Arab countries have very good relations with the US and have become Washington's allies. But I have to tell that is the expediency of those countries, and choice of the senior leaders. The US has fomented internal fight in the Islamic world, causing maneuvers among various political groups in Middle Eastern countries. But societies in the Islamic world as a whole resent the US, and this is a long-term national security challenge for the US.

The author is editor-in-chief of the Global Times. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn


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