Muslim fanatics murder innocents in Afghanistan
Lee Jay Walker
Modern Tokyo Times
Afghanistan is beset with so many problems and this applies to a major Islamic insurgency which desires to rule by fear and keep women in chains. The Taliban supports killing apostates, denying equality of education for women, killing homosexuals, persecuting Shia Muslims, stoning people to death for adultery, and other draconian ways and they base all of this on Islamic Sharia law.
The recent Muslim rampage against innocents in Afghanistan was distanced by the Taliban and this may be factual because this massacre did not have their hallmark. This in itself compounds the problem and shows that hatred is embedded within elements of the “Sunni Muslim mindset” in Afghanistan.
The United Nations have helped to develop the infrastructure of Afghanistan and alongside other humanitarian agencies and national governments, trillions of dollars have been spent in order to create a better health care system, foster an education system which includes females, water sanitation projects, and countless other positive measures.
At no time does the United Nations or other agencies discriminate on the grounds of religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and so forth. Instead, nations and international agencies are trying to help Afghanistan but alas it appears to be a dead end because they are deemed to be infidels or collective infidels.
Therefore, when an unimportant individual decides to burn a Koran in America it is an excuse for “the followers of hate” to do what they are good at; therefore, they killed innocents and like usual several people were beheaded and the fear and hatred of this event can only be imagined.
The American Christian pastor who burnt the Koran is also a coward and a person of ignorance because converts to Christianity face the death penalty in Afghanistan and for Christians on the frontline in Pakistan then this will create more flames and hatred.
He fully understood the outcome of what he did but he felt brave from “thousands of miles away.” Therefore, Reverend Wayne Sapp who burnt the Koran alongside Reverend Terry Jones who started the ball rolling last year despite not burning the Koran himself; are no friends of Christians on the frontline.
Apparently they believe that the words of the Christian New Testament are not good enough therefore they turn to the lowest common denominator and this applies to burning a religious book.
Despite their actions it is clear that the “hatred in their hearts” is a million times below that of the Sunni Muslim fanatics who beheaded and killed in the name of Allah.
Reverend Wayne Sapp and Reverend Terry Jones belong to a small and unimportant Christian church but burning a book can’t be compared with killing people and beheading innocents.
They started the excuse but it is factual that the Sunni Muslim extremists were waiting for the spark in order to demonstrate their power and to strike fear into the hearts of moderate Muslims and secularists in Afghanistan.
It is strange that the same Sunni Muslim religious leaders who desire to rule by fear do virtually nothing to stop the rampant heroin trade in Afghanistan and of course when did they support religious equality, freedom for women, and so forth?
After all, all vestiges of Buddhism were destroyed by the Taliban and like the beheadings and brutal murders which just took place; both events witnessed the usual shouts of joy of “Allah Akbar” during the destruction of a culture and the murder of innocents.
Indeed, it is not just Sunni Islamic radicals in Afghanistan which desire to rule by fear because the government of Afghanistan supports killing apostates from Islam and this is the problem.
You have Sunni Islamic extremists who want to indoctrinate and keep women downtrodden and at the same time you have institutional discrimination and hatred within the laws of Afghanistan which support killing apostates.
Progressive Muslims, women, secularists, and non-Muslims in Afghanistan, face enormous obstacles and this applies to Sunni Islamic religious zealots, the government of Afghanistan which supports draconian laws and at the same time you have major cronyism and heroin is an ongoing nightmare.
Farhad Peikar who is based in Kabul wrote an article called UN officials beheaded in rampage over Koran building and he comments that “Eight United Nation workers have been killed, and as many as 13 other people are feared dead after a violent rampage in northern Afghanistan by demonstrators protesting over the burning of a Koran at a church in Florida in the US.”
Farhad Peikar continues by stating that “The victims of the worst-ever attack on UN personnel in Afghanistan– two of whom were beheaded — included four guards from Nepal, and civilian staff from Norway, Sweden and Romania. It was also confirmed that five residents were killed.”
In the article it highlights that Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, described the burning of the Koran as a “crime against religion.” This comment by Hamid Karzai is galling because Muslims who convert to Christianity face the death penalty in Afghanistan and they are put in prison and intimidated and persecuted.
The crime against religion was done by the killers and President Obama stated “The desecration of any holy text, including the Koran, is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry,” he said. “However, to attack and kill innocent people in response is outrageous, and an affront to human decency and dignity.”
“No religion tolerates the slaughter and beheading of innocent people, and there is no justification for such a dishonorable and deplorable act.”
I agree with most of what President Obama stated but it is factual that converts from Islam in nations like Saudi Arabia face the death penalty and this is based on Islamic Sharia law – therefore, religious freedom and killing is often sanctioned by some mainly Muslim nations and this reality needs to be tackled and recognized to be a clear violation of all notions of human rights.
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