Shakeel Mohammed, AlJazeera.com
At long last they have done it. Done away with the President of Iraq, hanged before dawn on Eid. While one may or may not consider the death sentence as appropriate to Mr. Hussein, the question is do the people behind this act have any moral right for that? When I mention the people behind this act I do not mean the puppet regime but the Czar of all evils, Mr. Bush and his cohorts. If he had been tried before an independent court under a sovereign regime then it would have been different. But the trial carried out in this case was nothing but a shameless farce.
The reason given was the atrocities committed by Mr. Saddam Hussein during his rule over
Picture: Saddam Hussein moments before being hanged in
Remember Sabra and Shatila massacres? Will the
have the spine to prosecute the Israeli leaders behind these horrible acts? Almost all Israeli Prime Ministers would have to face the death sentence as since the inception of the Zionist rule the murder of occupied population has been a daily occurrence. U.S.
Now let's have a look at the
history. Was Truman ever tried for dropping atomic bombs over U.S. Hiroshimaand ? What about the massacres of the Red Indians for the very establishment of white rule in Nagasaki ? Was anyone ever punished for the kidnappings, torture, killings and enslavement of blacks by the early settlers? Americas
In the recent history: the Vietnam War, Korean War, Attack on Libya, Iraqi Occupation, Afghanistan invasion and numerous other violent acts by the U.S. have gone unquestioned. How come nobody is asking for the head of those responsible for all these horrendous acts?
Another question we need to ask is, wasn't
an ally of Saddam Hussein when he was said to be doing all these terrorist acts? On who's side was America Americawhen Saddam attacked ? Will Iran ever publish the details of weapons and other materials of violence they have supplied Saddam? Answer is anybody's guess. This is a nation which has adopted intimidation, violence and hypocrisy as policies of state. America
Saddam was hanged for the death of 145 Shias. He may have been responsible for the death of few more thousands. But what about Mr. Bush? His invasion of
The day of Eid was intentionally selected to provoke and humiliate Muslims, to show to the rest of the world that they can do almost anything and get away with it. But the sad fact is that this very act will cost Americans dearly. Without doubt the extremist elements are going to enjoy a great harvest. This in turn will result in increased violence against Americans and other westerners.
We all need to realize that the present American ruling establishment is not an enemy of Muslims alone but of the whole civilized world. Its moronic and pompous acts will lead the entire world to its doom. The leaders of the world and the American public should not ignore the writing on the wall anymore. If you do so, then you are digging your own grave.