The powerful western countries like the USA, the UK always remain busy boasting of guiding other nations. They like to interfere in every internal affair of Asian and African countries. Though they do not have minimum ethics and mortality about their issues, they start concerted efforts to oust the government that does not follow their instructions. Western morals start to embarrass the country with some popular sayings about protecting democracy and human rights issue. But the opposite stance is found with the other country that follows their instructions and fulfills their interests. Bangladesh is a victim of their double standard too.
The UK has shown its colonial attitude once again about cancelling the citizenship of British citizen Shamima Begum. It is their internal matter, and Bangladesh does not have a minimum connection with it. But they are trying to involve Bangladesh with it — which is a racist behaviour of the western countries with us.
The fact is that Shamima Begum fled from Britain to join ISIS in Syria in 2015 when she was 15. Later, she realized her mistake and appealed to go back to her own country. But Britain revoked her citizenship. According to British law, citizenship can be revoked on public interest ground, but a person cannot be made stateless. It means there should have an alternative place for his/her shelter. But Britain has not cared about the rules and regulations. Rather they ruled that revoking Shamima’s citizenship is legal as she is a citizen of Bangladesh by the birth of her mother in the South Asian country.
But the reality is Shamima was born in Britain, and she grew up there. She even has neither visited Bangladesh nor appealed for citizenship to Bangladesh. So, though her mother was born in Bangladesh, Shamima has no connection with Bangladesh. That is why Bangladesh had to protest the whimsical explanation of British lawyers about the issue. The Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh, in a statement in 2019, said it is a matter of grave concern that Shamima Begum is being regarded as Bangladeshi though she is a UK citizen. It is an example of how the westerns try to fall into Bangladesh in the trap.
Western countries have a long history of conflict and allergy regarding Bangladesh. They turned the Shonar Bangla (Golden Bangla) into to crematorium by looting the wealth and resources from the Bengal. However, Bangladesh again fought back and raised its head high in the world. But the west cannot accept it. They feel ‘superiority complex’ about the development and sovereignty of Bangladesh. They always try to treat us as inferior to them as they once ruled and exploited this region. They have a serious issue of white supremacy in their minds and attitude because they tend to think only white people are the greatest and nobody other than them can be the same as them. That is why they uphold a commanding mentality about us.
They have problems with us in every matter. They do not have any headache of genocide, aggression and rape of Rohingya people by our neighbouring country Myanmar’s military. They even have not uttered any word against Myanmar leader Aung Sun Su Kyi after the influx of seven lakh Rohingya from Rakhine to Cox’s Bazar. But when Bangladesh Prime Minister showed her humanity by sheltering them, the western countries now come to find the flaws and drawbacks of the Bangladesh government. Also, they do not issue any statement about protecting democracy and humanity in Myanmar despite their military regime years after years. But when Bangladesh started relocating the Rohingya to Bhasan Char by expending thousands of crore money, the west found several problems there.
However, the USA and the UK have close ties with the monarchy of the Saudi Arab. They can purchase oil from Arab at a low price and sell arms at a high price there. It is a matter of trillions of dollar business. The racist westerns think they should not talk about the humanitarian situation there. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally killed, and his body vanished inside Turkey embassy in 2018. Saudi prince Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) indirectly claimed the responsibility of the killing later. But the US intelligence documents show that the Saudi prince himself ordered the murder. Later, to protect the Saudi prince, they removed his name from the suspect list. In a terror style, the killers flew to Turkey and committed the murder. Then they returned to Saudi Arab again. The video footage made things clear to the whole world. But it does not mean anything to the Western countries, and their connections with Saudi Arab have not affected a little in the incident. Even former US President Donald Trump went to Saudi and joined in dancing with the autocratic government members.
Western democracy has a deep connection with monarchy and business with autocratic rulers. Even you can commit murder or abuse power if you can satisfy them. But if you prioritize and ensures the interests of your own country and its people, you may be the victim of western propaganda.
They made African and Asian people slave for hundreds of years, and their greedy attitude has not changed yet. Due to the geographically significant location of Bangladesh in Asian politics, they always keep their eyes on us. Amid such western conspiracies, Bangladesh has built one of the largest bridges in the world called the Padma Bridge. The government has been successfully facing the coronavirus pandemic with the minimum impact. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, with her visionary leadership, has commenced the journey towards giving a prosperous lifestyle for all. The summary is that today’s dignity of the once ‘illiterate Bengali’ and its parallel steps in development activities has been the cause of tension for the western countries.