Monday, September 29, 2008

Can We Call For Global Muslim Condemnation & Protest Against Taliban Brutal Killing of A Policewoman in Afghanistan?

I dare say without fear that less than ONE prominent international Muslim organization or Muslims in other parts of the world would step out to openly condemn and protest against Taliban brutal killing of a courageous policewoman in Afghanistan. I would join if there is one in Malaysia!
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Sept 28, 2008 (AFP) - - Taliban gunmen shot dead the most high-profile female police officer in Afghanistan and wounded her teenaged son as she left home to go to work Sunday, officials and the militia said.
Attackers waiting outside the home of Malalai Kakar, head of the city of Kandahar's department of crimes against women, opened fire on her car as she left, Kandahar government spokesman Zalmay Ayoobi told AFP.
"Today between 7 am and 8 am when she was (in her car) outside her house and going to her job, some gunmen attacked," Ayoobi said.
"Malalai Kakar died in front of her house. Her son was wounded."
A doctor in the city's main hospital said Kakar, in her late 40s, had been shot in the head.
"She died on the spot and her son was badly injured and is in a coma," he said on condition of anonymity.
Her son, aged 15, had been driving Kakar to work, police said. The boy later came out of the coma but was in a serious condition.
A spokesman for the extremist Taliban movement, which targets government officials as part of a growing deadly insurgency, said that the assassins were from his group.
"We killed Malalai Kakar," spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi told AFP. "She was our target, and we successfully eliminated our target."
President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, saying in a statement that it was an "act of cowardice" by the "enemies of the peace and welfare and reconstruction of Afghanistan."
The European Mission branch in Afghanistan said Kakar had been an "example" in her country and her murder was "particularly abhorrent."
The interior ministry praised her as a "brave hero and loyal to her profession."
Kakar, a mother of six, was regularly profiled in international media and was known for her courage in one of Afghanistan's most conservative provinces.
A captain in the police force and the most senior policewoman in Kandahar, she headed a team of about 10 women police officers and had reportedly received numerous death threats.
Kandahar is the birthplace of the extremist Taliban, who are mounting a growing insurgency that targets government officials.
During their 1996-2001 hold on power, the Taliban stopped women from working outside the home and even leaving home without a male relative and an all-covering burqa.
Kakar was the first woman to enrol in the Kandahar police force after the 2001 ouster of the Taliban and had been involved in investigating crimes against women and children, and conducting house searches.
The head of Kandahar province's women's affairs department was killed in a similar way two years ago.
And in June gunmen shot dead a female police officer in the western province of Herat in what was believed to be the first assassination of a female police officer in the war-torn country.
Bibi Hoor, 26, was on her way home when two armed men on motorbikes opened fire, killing her instantly. It was not clear who killed her or why.
Afghanistan's police force was destroyed by the time the Taliban were removed and is being rebuilt with international assistance. It numbers about 80,000 people, including a few hundred women.
About 750 policemen have been killed in the past six months, mostly in insurgency-linked violence sweeping the country.
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Some noteworthy global Muslim protests:
1. In Feb 1989:
--A mob of thousands of enraged Muslims tried to enter and destroy the American cultural center in Islamabad, Pakistan, because Mr. Rushdie's book was being published in the United States. The attack left five people dead and more than 100 people wounded; three people died in similar disturbances in India.
--Hundred of thousand of protesters gathered together in Tehran Iran chanting slogan to send Rushdie to hell!
--Iranian Spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged all Muslims to kill the author, he said: "'The author of the book is against Islam, the Prophet and the Koran, and all those involved in its publication who were aware of its content, are sentenced to death, if someone knows them but is unable to kill them, he should hand them over to the people for punishment.''
--Muslims in Syria, Jordan and other Middle-east countries Muslims who don't understand English and have not read the book also jumped into the bandwagon to protest against the book.
Let's examine the book and the author:
Mr. Rushdie was quoted as saying. ''It is not true this book is a blasphemy against Islam. I doubt very much Khomeini or anyone else in Iran has read the book or anything more than selected extracts taken out of context.''
Mr. Rushdie, was born into a Kashmiri Muslim family in Bombay, he authored a book titled "The Satanic Verses", which begins with a plane crash over the English Channel in which two men survive to be ''born again,'' one with a halo, the other with slowly developing horns and hoofs. It is not clear, despite their appearance, which of them is good and which is evil. They become involved with characters named Alleluia Cone and Mahound, the latter a businessman turned prophet who lives in the imaginary city of Jahilla. Because of Khomeini international "promotion" of destroying the author and the book, I borrowed this book from a friend of mine nearly 14 years ago and read it twice, my conclusion is that the book could be "deemed" offensive to Islam, but I couldn't find any parts of the book "insulting" Islam. Rushdie is a Muslim who used to work for a time in television in Pakistan after graduating from Cambridge University in 1968.
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2. In Feb 2006:
Since the publication of Prophet Mohamed cartoon, Denmark have become the focus of the ire of the Muslim world. Muslim demonstrators around the world have burned Danish flags, Saudi Arabia and Libya have withdrawn their ambassadors to Denmark, and Danish goods are being boycotted across the Middle East. About 28 Muslims died while "violently" protesting against the danish cartoon.
Danish journalist Karsten Kjaer has made a documentary where he travels around the Middle East, interviewing all the muftis and imams who were behind the protests and riots. It turns out - surprise - that none of them had ever seen the cartoon.
I personally saw the cartoon and the man resembles an Indian Shiks.
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I am totally against any publication of books, cartoons or any reading materials which can potentially be deemed as insulting Muslims or Islamic faith! We must ban it because it will surely induce riots and violent protests.
I will appreciate and be deeply grateful to all Muslims around the world if they "violently" protest against the brutal killing of this outstanding and courageous policewoman in Afghanistan. I will surely be one of the "violent" protesters!
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Benjamin Loi
30 September 2008 4:28am
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Article by Raja Petra Kamarudin
Excerpt:
Malays' Attitude on Islam and the Sedition Act
It was interesting to note that 300 or so Malays demonstrated outside the Bar Council office on Saturday to protest a forum on "Conversion to Islam" being organised there.Two days later, on Monday, the Bar Council organised another forum, but this time about the Sedition Act. There were NO noisy Malays screaming and wailing outside the Bar Council office on Monday, acting as if they were possessed by the DEVIL. In fact, there were hardly any Malays even in the hall. Malays were visibly absent from the forum (on the Sedition Act).Malays did NOT care a damn about that Monday’s Sedition Act forum at the Bar Council office.In fact, Malays have NO problems even if there are laws like the Sedition Act, Internal Security Act, and many more such laws. 51% of the Malays voted for the government that upholds such laws. More than three million Malays are members of Umno, the political party that upholds such laws.
Okay, you may argue that:
-Islam is against these laws.
-These laws are un-Islamic.
-Islam forbids injustice, inequality, discrimination, racism, persecution, transgressions and corruption.
-Islam makes it mandatory for all Muslims to oppose injustice, inequality, discrimination, racism, persecution, transgressions and corruption.
-God Himself has decreed that all Muslims must oppose injustice, inequality, discrimination, racism, persecution, transgressions and corruption.

(The Malays) are NOT in the least concerned with what God said or what God has decreed in the Quran.The 51% of the Malays who voted for Umno and the more than three million Malays who are members of Umno, are ONLY concerned that Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has proposed that 10% of places in UITM be given to the Chinese and Indians.(Khalid's proposal) is blasphemy as far as the Malays are concerned. Khalid can articulate to the best of his ability that government aid must be based on eligibility and merit and not based on the colour of one’s skin.Hey, this is NOT what the New Economic Policy is all about! The NEP is a race-based policy and not about helping the poor, oppressed and downtrodden.Sheesh, where has Khalid been all this while? And he claims to have come from the corporate world. You could have fooled me.Try insulting Islam -- even if they only perceive with their very narrow minds that are insulting Islam -- and see what happens. Try defiling the Quran by stepping on it or by flushing it down the toilet and see what happens.There will be 300 screaming and wailing Malays demonstrating on the streets, acting as if they were possessed by the devil.Okay, so these 300 screaming and wailing Malays, acting as if they were possessed by the devil, do not really uphold the spirit of Islam or adhere to the message of the Quran or comply with God’s decree. That is SUBSTANCE. That is NOT what counts.What does (count) is FORM, the impression that one is upholding Islam, even though it is VOID of the spirit of Islam. And that was why not many Malays were interested in Monday’s forum on the Sedition Act at the Bar Council’s office.

Malays and the Muslim Label
-Malays go berserk when you talk about conversions either into or out of Islam.
-Malays are only concerned about getting as many kafirs as possible to convert to Islam while ensuring that no one tries to leave Islam.
-They don’t really care what you believe in or what you do after you become a Muslim.
-What is important is that you wear this label that identifies you as a Muslim.
-Never mind if it is just a label worn externally. Never mind that beneath this label, in your heart, you don’t care a damn about Islam. What is in your HEART is NOT crucial. That label that you wear EXTERNALLY is.

Prophet Muhammad Subjected to similar "Sedition Act"
(About)1,400 or so years ago, Prophet Muhammad too was subjected to the Sedition Act, even though, then, it was not yet called the Sedition Act -- although the spirit of what they tried to do to Prophet Muhammad remains the same.
The powers-that-be tried to silence Prophet Muhammad in an attempt to get him to stop speaking out against the government and against the official religion of Mekah at that time.
They intimidated Prophet Muhammad with insults, abuse and ridicule -- and finally, when they failed to silence him, they tried to bribe him with offers of power and money.
When everything they tried to do to stop Prophet Muhammad from talking failed, they plotted to kill him.
God commanded Prophet Muhammad to leave Mekah and to seek refuge in Medina where he would be free to speak and there would be no Sedition Act to prevent him from speaking.
Prophet Muhammad’s migration from Mekah is called the Hijrah and is very significant in Islam. The migration of Prophet Muhammad to escape the Sedition Act is so important that the first day of Hijrah is the first day of the Islamic calendar -- also called the Hijrah Calendar.

The True Muslims at the Bar Council's Sedition Forum But hardly any Malays who claim that they are true Muslims were at the Bar Council’s forum on Monday to discuss the Sedition Act because there was no screaming and wailing and acting as if one was possessed by the devil.Most of the people who were there were kafirs who demonstrated MORE Islamic qualities than Muslims themselves. And this is because even though these kafirs do not demonstrate the form of Islam, they do, however, possess the spirit of Islam and they do uphold the values of Islam.The true Muslims that Monday at the Bar Council forum were, unfortunately, the kafirs.But they did NOT scream and wail and act like they were possessed by the devil. They were CIVILISED and discussed matters with DECORUM in
the manner that Islam prescribes.

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Khairy, you want to stand up for Palestinians? Please explain how you got 8 million Riggit to buy shares and I challenge you to donate ONLY half of your filthy money to the cause of Palestinians, to prove your sincerity and sympathy for the plight of Palestinians, or else keep your mouth shut! Don't use the Palestinian struggle to gain political mileage. Only brainless Muslims will trust and follow you...

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