Saturday, December 30, 2006

A legalised Murder

It's Eid-Ul-Adha in UK. Eid Mubarak to all my friends and family in UK and the Arab world.

Woke up with the news of the death of Saddam Hussein. While I fully understand that Saddam Hussein deserved the punishment, I can't but stop thinking about the western leaders who had been backing him throughout his brutal rule in Iraq. They have escaped without even their names being mentioned in the court proceedings. Saddam got the punishment he deserved, but I don't think the court proceedings were fair enough. Anyway, it's not my call. I am waiting to see how the Iraqi people react to this execution.

What really surprises me is that, how Saddam kept the integrity of Iraq. The Shia, Sunni and Kurdish people all lived more or less harmoniously under his regime. Now the US led Iraqi government is failing to stabilize the country. Another thing is, most of Saddam's alleged crimes were done when Saddam was a friend of the West. Why didn't they say anything then? They only started speaking against Saddam when he started talking against the West.

One more thing I am really annoyed about is the timing of execution. US led Iraqi government hanged Saddam on the night of Eid, which is a really holy night for Muslims. The Arab and the whole Muslim world might think this as slap on their face. It's a norm not to execute anyone on the Eid day. Moreover, prisoners are served special meal on the Eid day throughout the Muslim world. I hope the Muslim world will wake up and at least speak against the trial procedure of Saddam.

Now I hope that the other western war criminals will be brought to justice for killing muslims all over the world.

2 comments:

insomniac said...

Eid Mubarak!

O Allah! Break free the shackles of our prisoners and the prisoners of the Muslims.
O Allah! Break free the shackles of our prisoners and the prisoners of the Muslims.
O Allah! Break free the shackles of our prisoners and the prisoners of the Muslims, and return them safely to their families.

Ameen

Tanvir I Kamal said...

That;s a shame..no doubt. That's a slap no doubt...But still Nothing will change..No Doubt!