In the past week, Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet leader and Sir Alex Younger, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service for the UK (MI6) have both warned of critical global tensions that can spur into an international disaster.
Mikhail Gorbachev, in an interview with the BBC, described the relationship between nations as putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the risk of nuclear weapons. The former general secretary for the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) called for all countries to push for the destruction of nuclear arsenal, noting, “As long as weapons of mass destruction exist, primarily nuclear weapons, the danger is colossal.” To destroy all weapons is “to save ourselves and our planet”, he expressed.
Another word of warning was given during the first ever recorded interview by a serving chief of MI6. Sir Alex Younger warned that the world is as fragile as “at least since the end of the Cold War” and that global tensions were making the world less safe. He said that it “does feel like we’re at some sort of high point.” He further said, “I think that there is a lot of brinkmanship going on”.
These alarms have recently been raised, within the past week. However, the concern of nuclear warfare and the dangers of wrestling politics across the world has been an ongoing, tireless and relentless message by the leader of Islam Ahmadiyyat, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, may Allah be his Helper. Those who have been following his messages, which he delivers across the world in parliaments and institutions, will, in fact, not perceive Gorbachev’s or the chief’s warnings as novel or as new revelations.
Three years ago, at a peace symposium in Calgary, Canada, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa warned of the direction the world was heading, saying that the “storm clouds forewarning of a Third World War are getting heavier by the day.”
He has constantly been warning about the imminent threat of WWIII and its implications on the generations to come, due to nuclear radiation.
However, the stark difference between warnings of political leaders, experts and academics and that of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa is in the solutions they present. Huzooraa has drawn a multifaceted approach towards solutions for the critical situation.
In 2015, at the National Peace Symposium UK, Huzooraa said, “Whilst some are saying that another World War is now unavoidable, I believe that even now there is time for the world to wake up to the stark reality it faces and to arrest this threat. To do so, all people and their leaders will need to stop looking only in one direction and caring only for their own interests. Instead, they must seek to fulfil the requirements of justice, fairness and honesty at all levels of society.”
Destroying all nuclear weapons, as Gorbachev recommended, will never cut the root of the problem, rather the holistic solution presented by Huzooraa is needed – the exercise of absolute justice and arresting vested interests.
Another solution Huzooraa has continuously presented is for the world to “recognise its Creator”. Addressing non-Muslim guests in Germany in August 2017, Huzooraa said:
“We, Ahmadi Muslims, believe that there is only one path leading towards lasting peace and that is the path of God Almighty … As long as the world continues to prioritise material wealth and power, we will not see true peace in the world.”
Alarms will continue to be raised by experts as the world passes through these uncertain and precarious conditions, however the solution needs to be acted upon, quickly! For the world to diverge from the road to destruction, the words and solutions offered by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa must be heeded, otherwise the cries and alarms will come to nought.