Emergence of an expanded BRICS has been hailed as a major challenge to the west-centric global order. Major players in BRICS, however, are not part of the Axis of Resistance and continue to seek a place in the old order.
South Africa has approached the ICC to investigate Israeli rulers for war crimes in Gaza. The ICC, however, is an imperialist outfit which was not set up to deliver justice. Besides, South African government policy also raises serious questions about its seriousness.
The question of land ownership lies at the root of most conflicts in the world. In North America, the European settler colonialists were highly successful in decimating the indigenous population. In South Africa, Black racism is driving its policies disregarding the rights of other people.
Most Muslims in South Africa and around the world have a positive view of the African National Congress-led government. The reality is very different. It is time to have a more realistic assessment of the ANC and see its Black African nationalism for what it is: racism.
Is BRICS really an alternative to the US-imposed global order or merely an appendix to it? The analysis presented in this article sheds light on other hitherto neglected dimensions of what BRICS really stands for.
A Monthly Newsmagazine from Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT)
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