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January 3, 2007

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On the first day of Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarak, 1.5 billions of moderate Muslims have been insulted in their Islamic faith, insulted in their human dignity, and insulted because of their identification with Muslim traditions and culture. For millions of secular Muslims, who do not practice the religion but who nonetheless live their lives according to culture and traditions rooted in the Islamic faith, their way of life has equally been deeply disrespected by the execution of Saddam Hussein on the first day of Eid Al-Adha.

If the criterion is Crimes against Humanity, when will he hang ???

The big sacrilege was in the choice of the date of Saddam s execution. The criminal governments of USA and Israel made the illegal choice of the date of Saddam s execution, so much is clear. Moreover, the disgusting government of Iraq made up of the gang of hirelings and traitors around Mr. ‘Darkness Al-Maliki’ (his actual name, 'Nur', means light in Arabic) implemented this decision, which would never have been taken by real Iraqi government. The astonishing depravity of this vile sacrilege could only have been thought out by those high priests of misery who live all over the West Bank and go by self-adjudicated, respect-conferring titles like “Rabbi” (teacher) or “Tzaddik” (pious one). Only they have at the same time the necessary knowledge of religious traditions, the unmitigated hate of anything Islamic and a poisonous psyche permeated by that trait typical of the behavior of psychopaths and which has been elevated by these zionist Jews to a cultural institution under the name of chutzpah, while they themselves arguably live in apostasy to everything Judaism stands for. This and the hairsplitting around the legality of the execution or whether “before dawn” of this special day qualified as beginning of the Eid, it all points to these moral degenerates and their political zionist brethren in high positions in the US and other western regimes as the intellectual perpetrators, and the Americans and their Iraqi hirelings as the willing executors of this incredible sacrilege.

The president of the filthy and evil Iraqi “government” has violated the most elemental sacredness of the holy day of Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarak. On this day, the Islamic faith forbids torturing, killing or humiliating another person. It is a holy festivity, just like the Easter festivities are holy for Christians. There is a big possibility that Mr. Al-Maliki received some millions $ from the USA and Israel for his dirty mission.

In order to understand what they did and why it is a sacrilege, which goes beyond the purely religious dimension, here is the pertinent quotation from the book of Genesis, Chapter 22, which is the basis to Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim Hajj, and which is basis for religious teachings of Christianity:

Genesis 22 - The Sacrifice of Isaac (click for original)

22:1 some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” Abraham replied.
22:2 God said “Take your son – your only son, whom you love, Isaac– and go to the land of Moriah! Offer him up there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will indicate to you.”
22:3 early in the morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants with him, along with his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he started out for the place God had spoken to him about.
22:4 on the third day Abraham caught sight of the place in the distance.
22:5 so he said to his servants, “You two stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go up there. We will worship and then return to you.”
22:6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together.
22:7 Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father?” “What is it, my son?” he replied. “Here are the fire and the wood,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
22:8 “God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham replied. The two of them continued together.
22:9 when they came to the place God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood on it. Next, he tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.
22:10 Then Abraham reached out his hand, took the knife, and prepared to slaughter his son.
22:11 But the Lord’s angel called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am!” he answered.
22:12 “Do not harm the boy!” the angel said. “Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me.”
22:13 Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. Therefore, he went over and got the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son.
22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place “The Lord provides.” It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.”

The basis of Eid Al-Adha and the Hajj in Islamic scripture is in the Sura of As-Saaffat, verses 102 through 107, quoted below:

Sura of As-Saaffat, verses 102 through 107 (click for original)

YUSUFALI: Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practicing Patience and Constancy!"
PICKTHAL: And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thickest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast.
SHAKIR: And when he attained to working with him, he said: O my son! Surely, I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see. He said: O my father! Do what you are commanded; if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.

YUSUFALI: So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
PICKTHAL: Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung him down upon his face,
SHAKIR: So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon his forehead,

YUSUFALI: We called out to him "O Abraham!
PICKTHAL: We called unto him: O Abraham!
SHAKIR: And we called out to him saying: O Abraham!

YUSUFALI: "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - Thus indeed do we reward those who do right?
PICKTHAL: Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! Thus, do we reward the good?
SHAKIR: You have indeed shown the truth of the vision; surely thus do we reward the doers of good:

YUSUFALI: For this was obviously a trial-
PICKTHAL: Lo! That verily was a clear test.
SHAKIR: Most surely, this is a manifest trial.

YUSUFALI: And we ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
PICKTHAL: Then we ransomed him with a tremendous victim.
SHAKIR: And we ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice.

The interested reader may also want to read Here (.PDF) an article on the origin and significance of the Hajj published by the American Islamic Institute.

If the criterion is Crimes against Humanity, when will he hang ???

Eid Al-Adha is the festivity or ceremony of the sacrifice, during which Muslims celebrate the sacrifice made by Abraham to save his Son Ismael. The symbolism of this is paramount, as Martyrdom is conceived as a sacrifice to save the Nation and its freedom.
This festivity originates in the writings of the Holy Koran and the Holy Bible. It is the story (quoted above from the Genesis in the Old Testament) of Abraham, the father of the Prophets, and his son Ismael. While there is contention between the Islamic and Christian religions as to whether the son mentioned in the story is Ismael or Isaac, the symbolic teachings of the episode are clear for both the Muslim and the Christian faiths.

On this day Muslims must remember the story of the father of the prophets and Master Abraham, who dreamt of slaughtering his son Ismael as a sacrifice to God, but his hand was stopped by Gods Angel when he readied to slaughter his son on the pire. God sent him a ram to be slaughtered instead of his son. The symbolic teaching of this holy story is very clear: It is forbidden by God to slaughter human beings. Eid Al-Adha, the festivity of the sacrifice, is meant for all Muslims to remember the divine prohibition against human sacrifice. It is also an occasion during which pardons are customarily granted to criminals and forgiveness is plasticized in personal matters. To remember the expiatory ram sent by God to Abraham, sheep and goats aged over one year are slaughtered and their meat is shared among relatives and with the poor.

Whatever Saddam Hussein was, what ever he did in Iraq, it did not give justify violating the fundamental sacredness of the holy day of Eid Al-Adha. Saddam was slaughtered on a holy day on which killing humans is forbidden. Symbolically, killing Saddam on this day was the equivalent of a re-introduction of human sacrifice against Gods will, and, since in the Muslim tradition during this festivity only animals to be eaten can be slaughtered, killing Saddam on this day is also the equivalent of slandering all Muslims, religious or not, as cannibals. In the language of symbols, Saddam was killed in place of the expiatory ram of the religious scriptures.

Imagine, if you will, that the Chilean government had decided to execute former dictator Augusto Pinochet on Holy Saturday, just before the Pope started the Easter Vigil in Vatican City. How would a Christian describe their feeling after that ?

From here, all Muslims felt insulted in their faith and cultural identity by the execution of Saddam Hussein.

What I want to say is that the timing of Saddam Hussein execution was chosen to coincide with a holy moment for all the Muslims in world, which is commemorated by Muslims with the same respect and veneration as Christians observe the Easter festivities. Everybody, Christian or Muslim, should respect Easter and Eid Al-Adha as sacrosanct. Killings and executions are forbidden on these occasions. Saddam symbolically became the sheep of Eid Al-Adha, which the criminal extremists of the U.S and Israel decide to slaughter. This is the real face of the US occupation. Saddam Hussein was executed in this way because he had frightened the criminals of the U.S and Israel. He frightened them when he was a leader and when he was in jail. They thought that his execution would perhaps take away from their worries, clean the shame of the defeat which they have brought upon themselves.
We have understood the insult conveyed to us by the execution of Saddam. However, what neither the U.S nor Israel do understand is that the Arab nations will never say yes to the American and to the Israeli occupations, even if all the Arab “leaders” become dogs at the farm of George Bush (what they certainly are, figuratively speaking).

If the criterion is Crimes against Humanity, when will he hang ???

The root of the zionist subversion of western politics are the same reprobate poseurs who terrorize the Palestinian population day after day in the West Bank and Gaza. The common ideology and the lines of influence can be traced from specific illegal settlements and yeshivas in the West Bank, from specific persons residing illegally in the West Bank often enough known by name and address, to influence circles in Tel Aviv, London, Washington, New York, Canberra and many other places, and directly into the boards of many of the corporations well known for their economic depredations around the world, as well as to persons very active in the international economic and political spheres but who are less well known to the public, if at all as “philanthropists” or “oligarchs”.

The ideology espoused by these circles is old-testamentary, racist and brutal: hate the ‘other’ as you love their material possessions, denigrate and insult the social religious and moral values of the ‘other’, provoke and kill your political opponents whenever possible. The zionist circles who live this ideology draw the religious justification for their behavior not from the lessons of forgiveness in the religious scriptures, but from the bloodiest passages of the biblical old testament in which Yahweh commands his people to kill, rape and plunder their way across the land. Understanding their ideologic background explains why Augusto Pinochet died of old age while Saddam and his sons were hounded to death: Pinochet never opposed the designs of the zionists and he even facilitated the sellout of his country to interests aligned with them, but Saddam was an obstacle to their pipe dreams of “Greater Israel”.

In Islamic history we have never heard that a prisoner was executed or killed by his own government on the day of Eid Al-Adha. We always heard that prisoners were released and that pardons were dispensed to people guilty of crimes and offenses some days before the ceremonies of this Eid started. On this day, Muslims are allowed to slaughter goats and send the meat to neighbors and the poor people. How could we not understand the terror message sent to us by way of the sacrifice of Saddam by the USA and their Israeli and Iraqi allies ?

Saddam was the last courageous Arab leader who did not buckle under to Israel and the USA. He was the only leader who twice sent his military to fight the criminal terrorists of Israel. Whatever Saddam Hussein did, he was a leader and a war prisoner. The USA and their CIA supported him for a long time, ultimately he had to die because he knew many of the disgusting secrets of these people. Saddam said no to Israel and USA. His country was rich of oil. This was the reason behind the occupation of Iraq and his execution. Despite all the propaganda and outright lies of the expensively clothed commentators of all the corporate media, the people in West know that the agenda being executed “in their name” in Iraq has nothing to do with “democracy” or “terror”. Most people know exactly that what is happening there is motivated by exactly two factors: the irrational greed of the American oil transnationals, and much more prominently the influence of the criminal zionist elements which have subverted the American and Israeli political landscapes.

The choice of religious celebration clearly shows which is their world vision when compared with the other prevailing religions:  Christianity celebrates Easter as a symbolic reminder of the death and resurrection of Jesus symbolizing hope; the world of Islam celebrates Eid Al-Adha to remember the already mentioned story from the scriptures symbolizing forgiveness; Judaism celebrates
Pessach to commemorate the escape from slavery under the Egyptian Pharaoh. But zionist jews celebrate the mass murder of 75.000 of their political opponents (women, children and old men included) as related in chapter 9 of the book of Esther.

These two terrorists countries perpetrated many crimes against humanity, the daily killings in Iraq and Palestine continue. Every week the USA kills in Iraq more people than Saddam Hussein killed during all of his leadership in Iraq. According to known to lie US sources, in 2006 over 14.300 people were killed in Iraq. According to more reliable sources, the number of dead
because of Bush and his accomplices in December of 2006 alone must be over 18.000 persons.
Saddam was convicted for the killing of 148 Shias after a failed assassination attempt in 1982. Former Chilean military leader Augusto Pinochet died last month from the complications of a heart attack. Pinochet was involved in killing more than 3,000 people during his repressive 17-year rule, and he tortured thousands. Pinochet and his family also stole millions from the Chilean people, embezzled public funds and failed to declare taxes, but he was supported to the end by the USA. 

But Saddam Hussein sent his military twice to fight against Israel, that was the real reason behind destroying Iraq and killing thousands of Iraqis, and at last executing him.
Everybody understands and sees the disgusting terrorist face of the USA except the corrupt “leaders” of many western nations. The people of these nations are not stupid, despite the corruption of these politicians. Bush’s rant that “Saddam’s execution was an important milestone on the country's path to democracy” is a clear lie. If he is right in his saying, then he should be executed for killing thousands of Iraqis. He should be executed for the deteriorated situation which his “democracy” brought to Iraq. The same goes for all those self-anointed "leaders" who babble about "bringing democracy" or "pacifying" this or that country which had no problems before they sent their armies.

The Israeli war criminals should also be executed for the uncounted massacres they perpetrated in Lebanon and Palestine. The execution of the Israeli war criminals is very important for achieving justice and peace. Israel is a big threat for peace and justice in the world, not only in Palestine and the Middle East.

If the criterion is Crimes against Humanity, when will he hang ???

The victims of the Israeli and the American occupations will never give up, they will request the execution of these criminals, if not today, then tomorrow. Perhaps the face of this black history will change and real justice will replace the false American democracy. Hopefully, we will see Mr. Bush and the Israeli leaders executed for the next celebration of Purim.

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