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Suicide Bombings! Logical Frustration? Maybe!, Islamically Justifiable? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

15 July, 2005

By Ahmer Muzammil


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Lets get one thing very clear, there is no authentic school of thought in Islam that even try to justify this inconsiderate and indiscriminate killings of innocent civilians, specially in a country that hasnt been captured by non-Muslims, militarily. The mistake that most of the Islam bashers make, is that we dont look at these incidents, like the one in London from a psychological and common sense perspective rather we look at it with our religious goggles. Some make this mistake out of the bigotry and intense hatred within, some make it because of ignorance, nevertheless we are unable to understand the phenomenon, henceforth to this day not able to nip it in the bud.

The truth is that behind all crime no matter how small it is, the root cause is usually injustice. Does this injustice make the crime justifiable? Off course not! But the powerful & the influentials of the world has to come to this realization that till the day they deliver justice, peace & prosperity to the majority oppressed, brutalized and persecuted masses, their glass houses shall always remain vulnerable. Thats just a fact of life, sooner we reach this apprehension better it will be for all of us.

What happened in London or on 9/11 is deplorable, and I as an individual and any truly learned Islamic Scholar would condemn it in the strongest terms possible. In the Islamic jurisprudence there is no room for this haphazard struggle and specially surprise attacks in which the target is unarmed civilians. Although my religious knowledge is very limited but I categorically claim that Islamic rules of war categorically forbids killing of unarmed civilians especially on a land that has always been occupied by non-Muslims. Islam also make it mandatory for all Muslims to obey the law of the land, so for all Muslims residing in western countries such as USA and England, it is their religious duty to follow the law of the land. If an individual feels that a particular law of his resident country is a hindrance or some how against the teachings of Islam, than he is instructed by Islam to mig rate from that particular country, armed revolution from within in this scenario is not even an option as far as Islam is concerned.

I am appalled by this inhumanity, the ironic reality is that both these extremes whether its the religious misguided (I refuse to call them fundamentalist, its a positive word, I am not an English professor by any stretch of imagination but it annoys me to misuse words just for the sake of complacency) in Islam or the neo-con hawks in Washington, there rhetoric and justification is the same. I swear to you sometimes the statements that exudes from Rush Limbaughs and the Laura Ingrims of the worlds can be totally mistaken for the English translations of the statements coming from Osama Bin Ladens and the Zarqawais, yes they are that identical. On both sides the same old tribalistic jargon My religion is better than yours, my civilization is more civil than yours it is so dumb that it amazes me that it still rallies masses even in a supposed educated society of America.

It is utterly inexplicable that in an open and informed society like America, to this day majority of the Americans dont realize this simple fact that the same people that advocate war and confrontation and are the champions of American patriotism, not one of them not a single one of them has the moral courage to send their own family members to go fight that war in person. Am I the only one who sees this hypocrisy? Does no one else realize that these vultures who live in lavish houses all across USA, all these senators, congress-persons, filthy rich bigoted talk show hosts, all of them are banking on the emotions of the masses? While the soldiers that are lucky enough to return alive and in one piece come back to torn up families, ruined careers, and quickly vanishing benefits! All these warmongers have to give back to these soldiers are empty emotional rhetoric, while they and thei r families live it up in their mansions. What a shame!

To this day 1800 American boys have lost their lives in Iraq? I ask anyone who can answer me, for what? To save the American way of life? For our freedom? For WMDs? To give democracy to the people of Iraq? If democracy is really what we wish for everyone, then why not start the invasion from Saudi Arabia, 2nd should be Egypt, next in line should be Jordan, or how about Pakistan? The favorite of American establishment, one Mr. Musharaf, is he a democratically elected ruler? Why not invade all these countries and hold elections, true fair elections, do you think Americans would like the results of these fair elections, did we like it in Algeria? Does anyone really buy that dung? How was Iraq threatening the American way of life? Have we found any WMDs in Iraq? Was Osama Bin laden, the real threat to Americans, was he operating out of Iraq? Or did we go in Iraq out of the go odness of our hearts so we could deliver democracy to the people of Iraq? Which one is it, someone please tell me, because we owe it to the families of those 1800 Americans who died, thousand more who are wounded both physically and emotionally for the rest of their lives. Forget about the more than 100,000 iraqis who have been killed, they can be collateral damage, for sure their lives are not as important or precious as the Caucasian ones, but for the love of God tell us, was it worth it? 61% of Americans dont think so anymore Mr. Bush, I stand corrected.

Hate George Galloway all you want, call him a NAZI like one ignorant biggot & and a degenerate opportunist Michael Savage does, if you must. But it doesnt change the fact that he is an elected representative of British people and after the bombings of London when he said that people of London paid the price of Blairs decisions on Iraq, he has a point. Please know that neither George Galloway nor I are dumb enough to suggest that this was justifiable. Any act that indiscriminately take innocent civilian lives, whether its American rampage in Iraq & Afghanistan or these barbaric attacks in London and everywhere else are nothing but evil. The terrorist should be apprehended, Allah SWT says in Quran

When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are reformers only.  Indeed, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realize (it) not. This holds true for both sides.

The truth is that behind all crime no matter how small it is, the root cause is usually injustice. Does this injustice make the crime justifiable? Off course not! But the powerful & the influentials of the world has to come to this realization that till the day they deliver justice, peace & prosperity to the majority oppressed, brutalized and persecuted masses, their glass houses shall always remain vulnerable. Thats just a fact of life, sooner we reach this apprehension better it will be for all of us.

 

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